Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Those Who Are Lonely Too – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

As the Depression worsened….the recording industry was in crisis….while dropping over 90% of its artists by 1933….that is when Ivie Anderson was hired as the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s featured vocalist in 1931….as she is the vocalist on “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” in 1932….while Sonny Greer had been providing occasional vocals….and as…

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

We at ImaSportsphile are so fortunate to have such a wonderful collection of The Genius known as Ray Charles in our music section….for there has never been another person in the entire spectrum of music that was quite like Brother Ray….as God truly threw the mold away after bringing that musical genius to the world….for the pure enjoyment…

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

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

Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Do Nothing Til You Hear It From Me – From Salute To Duke Ellington

Joe Williams had a powerful voice with a smooth delivery that provide some of the best jazz vocals to ever grace the stage…..and after spending years on the road with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and the Count Bassie Orchestra….he join Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Roach and Billy Taylor + His All Star Orchestra to…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan + Joe Williams – It Dont Mean A Thing If It Aint Got That Swing

Joe Williams (December 12, 1918 – March 29, 1999) was an American jazz singer….who sang with big bands such as the Count Basie Orchestra….and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra….plus with his combos…. while singing in two films with the Basie orchestra….and sometimes he worked as an actor.  Williams worked as a singer and bouncer in Chicago in the late 1930’s and early 1940’s….when he began singing…

Music – 1982 – Country Music Hottest Bands – Orange Blossom Special – Live At Austin City Limits

Now folks…..there may not be another piece of video that embodies more great country music fiddlers that what you have here…..as there’s Mel Tillis with his triple fiddles band….with Charlie Daniels and his band….then there’s Earl Scruggs and his Review Band….when all of a sudden there’s the fiddling legend Johnny Gimble…..and when you top that…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughn – Ive Got It Bad And That Aint Good – Kennedy Cntr Salute Duke Ellington

“I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)“ is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster….which was published in 1941…..and was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy by Ivie Anderson….who also provided vocals for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on single Victor 27531.  The true measure of a great song is evidenced by the number…

Music – 1980 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“I Got the Hoss“ is a song written by Gerald House….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in August 1977 as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….when the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Busted – Performed Live At Constitution Hall

“Busted” is a song written by Harlan Howard in 1962….and was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash with the Carter Family for the 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears….with the first recording being by Burl Ives in 1962…..while It has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists including Ray Charles 1963…..which reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1963…..as this was from his…