Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – I Cant Stop Loving You – Performed Live On Stage AT Austin City Limits

“I Can’t Stop Loving You“ is a popular song written and composed by country singer, songwriter and musician Don Gibson….who first recorded it on December 30, 1957, for RCA Victor Records….which was released in 1958 as the B-side of “Oh, Lonesome Me”….and thus becoming a double-sided country hit  single….whereas aAt the time of Gibson’s death in 2003…..the song had been recorded by more than 700…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson & Friends – Swing 42 – Tribrute To Guitar Legend Django Reinhardt At ACL

Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 13, 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant…..whose  most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz….which include “Minor Swing”,  “Daphne”, “Belleville”, “Djangology”, “Nuages” and “Swing 42”….as played by Ray Benson & Alseep At The Wheel ….along with fiddle…

Music – 1980 – RUSH – There Is Trouble In The Forest

Rush was a Canadian rock band consisting of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyricist)….which was formed in 1968….as the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and classic line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group’s first tour of the United States. Rush is known for its…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Born To Lose – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Ted Daffan (September 21, 1912 – October 6, 1996) was an American country musician noted for composing the seminal “Truck Driver’s Blues”….along with two often covered country anthems of unrequited love, “Born to Lose” and “I’m a Fool to Care”….when in the 1930’s Western Swing bandleader  Milton Brown convinced Daffan to start performing….and soon there after he scored his first success as a…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson & Friends – Djangology Meledy – In A Tribute To Django Reinhardt On ACL

Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known by his stage name Django Reinhardt….as a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer…..who was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe….and remains the most significant still today in 2020. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934….as the group was among the first…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – What’d I Say – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“What’d I Say“ (or “What I Say“) is an American rhythm and blues song by Ray Charles….which was   released in 1959 as a single divided into two parts….as it was one of the first soul songs…..as the composition was improvised one evening late in 1958 when Charles, his orchestra, and backup singers had played their entire set list at a…

Music – 1978 – Sergio Mendez And Brazil ’66 – Fool On A Hill + The Look Of Love + Mas Que Nada +

Sérgio Mendes is a Brazilian musician….who has some 55 releases….and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk….while being nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio…..whereas Mendes is a unique example of a Brazilian musician primarily known in the United States….where his albums were recorded and where most of his touring took…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Asleep At The Wheel – I Found A New Baby – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“I Found a New Baby“ is a popular song written by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams….which was introduced by Clarence Williams’ Blue Five in 1926….with popular recorded versions in the same year by Ted Lewis and by Ethel Waters….and has since been recorded by many artists…. which has made it a popular jazz standard…as Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1945….and Bobby Darin included the song in his album Winners in 1960….while “I’ve…

Music – 1979 – Ray Charles – Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

After being born and raised in Texas….that makes us just a “tab bit” more fond of anything and all things doing with The Lone Star State….especially when the iconic song “Deep In The Heart Of Texas” is being performed…..especially when it is performed by the likes and genius of Ray Charles….the undisputed  king of blues, soul, r…