Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan – I’ve Got It Bad & That Ain’t Good – Kennedy Center Salute To 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 published in 1941….when it was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy by Ivie Anderson….who also provided the vocals for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on the single Victor 27531.  The list of artists that have recorded this song goes well…

Music – 1980 – Ray Benson + Willie Nelson – Believe Me Lil Darlin I Dont Mind – Live At ACL

We have posted literally hundreds and hundreds of Austin City Limits (ACL) videos here at ImaSportsphile…. and each and every one them are absolute “gems and jewels and nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories…..for ACL is definitely one of the all time great television programs….which appeared on PBS….and was the original core…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..while being first recorded that year….as It has often been associated with Ray Charles….who was a native of the state of Georgia in the USA….who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road. In 1979, the State of Georgia designated it the official state song. It has…

Music – 1980 – Ray Benson & Friends – Tribute To Django Reinhardt – With Willie Nelson + Johnny Gimble + John Mills

Ray Benson is the front man of the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel….as well as an actor and voice actor….who formed Asleep at the Wheel with friends Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston in 1970…. who relocated to Austin in 1973 after a suggestion from Willie Nelson….and since then, the group has released more than 20 albums and earned 9 Grammy awards….even though the…

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

“Busted”is a song written by Harlan Howard in 1962….which was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash + the Carter Family for Cash’s 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears…..as the first recording was by Burl Ives in 1962….and was subsequently recorded by several notable artists such as Ray Charles (also in 1963) and Patty Loveless (2009). The song is about a dirt-poor farmer struggling to support his family,…

Music – 1980 – Drummer Max Roach & Billy Taylor All Star Orchestra – What Am I Here For

Max Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and composer….who was a bebop pioneer….as he worked in many other styles of music….and is widely considered to be one of the most important drummers in history….while having worked with many famous jazz musicians to include Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric…

Music – 1980 – Ray Benson + Willie Nelson – After Youve Gone – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“After You’ve Gone“ is a 1918 popular song composed by Turner Layton….with lyrics by Henry Creamer .… and was recorded by Marion Harris and released by Victor Records in the same year. The chorus adheres to a standard ABAC pattern….but is only 20 measures long…while there are four 4-bar phrases…. which are followed by a 4 measure tag….as the song is harmonically active….with chord…

Music – 1979 – NIGHT – Hot Summer Nights

Night was a rock band formed in 1978 in Los Angeles, California….whose personnel were veteran British-based session musicians…..with vocalists Stevie Vann (aka Stevie Lange) and Chris Thompson….who  had met when Vann had provided backing vocals for the 1978 album Watch by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band….which was then fronted by Thompson. Soon afterwards Thompson invited Vann to join him in a new group known as Bones….after having recently disbanded and…

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

Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974) was an American composer, pianist and leader of a jazz orchestra….which he led from 1923 until his death over a career spanning more than six decades.  Ellington was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1965….but no prize was ultimately awarded that year…..when at 66 years old, he joked that…