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…

Music – 1980 – Don Williams – Amanda – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Amanda“ is a 1973 song written by Bob McDill….while being recorded by both Don Williams in 1973 and Waylon Jennings in 1974….which was Waylon Jennings’s eighth solo # 1 on the country chart. The single stayed at # 1 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. As recorded by Jennings, “Amanda” had been a track on his 1974 album The Ramblin’ Man….but…

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

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

Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me – Kennedy Center For Duke Ellington

“Do Nothing till You Hear from Me“ is a song with music by Duke Ellington….and lyrics by Bob Russell…. which was originated as a 1940 instrumental….“Concerto for Cootie”….that was designed to highlight the playing of Ellington’s lead trumpeter, Cootie Williams….whereas Russell’s words were added later.  In 1944, Ellington’s own recording of the song was a # 1 hit on the R&B chart for eight…

Music – 1982 Cheap Trick – Unknown Song – Live In Concert In Chicago

Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois….which was formed in 1973….with a classic lineup consisting of vocalist Robin Zander, guitarist Rick Nielsen, bassist Tom Petersson and drummer  Bun E. Carlos….who released their debut album in 1977….while first finding success in Japan with the release of its second album, In Color, later that year. The band would achieve mainstream popularity in the United States in…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Asleep At The Wheel – Believe Me Lil Darlin’ I Dont Mind – With Willie Nelson

Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia…..  while being based in Austin, Texas…..as the band has won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception….released over twenty albums….and has charted more than 21 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their highest-charting single, “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read”, peaked at # 10…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – My Heart Wont Let My Love For You Change + I Wanna Go Stateside

There comes a time while posting videos here at ImaSportsphile where I run out of reference material from which to write about….especially if the “star of the video” is someone who has a large number of videos posted in the library….and it turns out that singer / songwriter Mel Tillis is one of those folks.  So,…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“I Got the Hoss“ is a song written by Gerald House….which was recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..and was released in August 1977….as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….while the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  As seen in this video herewith….Mel Tillis sings “I Got the Hoss” with…