Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959…..which was released as a single the following month….and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….while reaching # 1 in both at the start of 1960…..and won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961….which remains as Robbins’…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Busted – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Busted” is a song that was written by Harlan Howard in 1962…..and was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash with the Carter Family for his 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears.…. however, the first recording was by Burl Ives in 1962. It has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists, including Ray Charles (also in 1963) and Patty Loveless (2009)…..as the song is about a dirt-poor farmer struggling…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughn – Ive Got It Bad And That Aint Good – From Kennedy Center Salute To Duke

I Got It Bad And That Ain’t Good was written and recorded in 1941 by Duke Ellington…..along with another great song during that year….as Take The A Train gave Duke two smash hits in that year….and then in 1980, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts put on a very special night billed as Salute to the Duke ….which featured…

Music – 1978 – Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Old Fashion Love In My Heart – Sung Live On ACL

In 1978, Austin City Limits featuring Merle Haggard & The Strangers for an awesome night of music with The Hag….as he and The Strangers played many great songs…..like the Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys famous swing song Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart….as seen in this video herewith. Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – I Will Stand By You – Performed Live In Concert

Quarterflash released their second album, Take Another Picture, in 1983. It reached # 34 in Billboard…. and scored the single “Take Me to Heart”….which reached #14. The group released their final album, Back Into Blue, in 1985…..which peaked at # 150 in Billboard. The group later disbanded after getting dropped from Geffen Records.  In 1990, Quarterflash reunited, hiring session musicians, including…

Music – 1980 – Floyd Tillman – Slippin Around – Sung Live At Austin City Limits Songwriters Special

“Slippin’ Around“ is a song written and recorded by Floyd Tillman in 1949. The most popular recording was a cover version by Margaret Whiting and Jimmy Wakely….which reached # 1 on the Retail Folk (Country) Best Sellers chart…..and is a song about a person cheating on his/her spouse. Tillman wrote a follow-up song, the same year, with essentially the same melody, called “I’ll…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Give Me The Right Kind Of Love – Performed Live In Concert

The group Quarterflash was formed by merging two popular Oregon bands….Seafood Mama and Pilot….  and while continuing under the name Seafood Mama….the band originally released a picture-sleeved single of “Harden My Heart” on a local private label, Whitefire Records, in the spring of 1980…..which was a big hit on Portland radio stations and got the…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Constitution Hall In Concert

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..which was first recorded that year…..as the song has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road.  It has been asserted that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the song about his sister, Georgia…..but Carmichael…

Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Performed Live Austin City Limits

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died“ is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song…..which was Hall’s 2nd # 1 song on the country chart…..and it stayed at # 1 for two weeks…. while spending a total of…