Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Just Because You Think You Are So Pretty

“Just Because (You Think You’re So Pretty)” is a song written by Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin and Bob Shelton…..which was originally recorded by Nelstone’s Hawaiians (Hubert Nelson and James D. Touchstone) in 1929….and later recorded by The Shelton Brothers in 1933…..as the song has since been recorded numerous times by various artists including Elvis Presley….who included it on his very first album titled “Elvis…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson’s & The Over The Rainbow Band – In My Mothers Eyes – Sung Live At ACL

Willie Nelson and The Over The Rainbow Band featuring the likes of Johnny Gimble on fiddle, Freddy Powers on rhythm guitar and Dean Buskirk on lead guitar play the song “In My Mother’s Eyes” live at Austin City Limits in 1981…..as the words of this song pretty well sums up the feelings of every person on Earth about their…

Music – 1986 – John Denver – America, The Dream Goes On – John Williams Composition Sung At Lady Liberty July 4th Concert In NYC Harbor

Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as John Denver, was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist and humanitarian….whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer….for Denver began his music career with folk music groups during the late 1960’s…..then starting in the 1970’s, he became one of the most popular acoustic artists…

Music – 1986 – John Williams & The Boston Pops – USA Composers Salute – Foster + Kern + Berlin + Ellington + Rodgers + Hammerstein

Every so often, we get a video that is so good that we just have to watch it….and this one is definitely one of those….cuz the truth be known, we watched it twice…..but first of all you have to understand we at ImaSportsphile are “red-blooded Americans”….who just love our country….for there is no place else…

Music – 1986 – Melissa Manchester – Rhapsody In Blue + The Man I Love + Ive Got Rhythm + Summer Time

Melissa Manchester is an American singer-songwriter and actress…. whose songs have been carried by adult contemporary radio stations since the 1970’s….that’s dang near 50 years folks….plus, she has appeared on television, in films, and on stage.  Melissa studied songwriting at New York University with Paul Simon…. and played the Manhattan club scene….where she was discovered by Barry Manilow….who introduced her to Bette Midler….and…

Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Rocking Down The Highway – Performed At Their Farewell Concert

The Doobie Brothers are an American rock band from San Jose, California…..who have been active for five decades….with their greatest success coming in the 1970’s….as the group’s current lineup consists of founding members Tom Johnston (guitars, vocals) and Patrick Simmons (guitars, vocals), veteran member Michael McDonald (keyboards, vocals), longtime member John McFee (guitars, pedal steel, violin, backing vocals) and touring musicians including John Cowan (bass, vocals), Bill Payne  (keyboards), Marc Russo…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey + The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Hard Country – Sung Live At ACL

Hard Country is the ninth album by American singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey….which was his first soundtrack album….as the album came about when Murphey wrote and produced the six different songs for the 1981 movie Hard Country starring Jan-Michael Vincent and Kim Basinger….and the song “Hard Country” came from the movie’s soundtrack.  We really like this song….cuz it takes us back to all of Bone Daddy’s stories…

Music – 1985 – Elton John – Can I Get A Witness – Live On Stage At Live Aid In London

Live Aid was a dual-venue benefit concert held on Saturday July 13, 1985……in coordination with an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative. The original event was organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine…..which was billed as the “global jukebox”  when the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England, United Kingdom and  was attended by about…

Music – 1976 – The Grateful Dead – Samson And Delilah – Performed Live In Concert

“Samson and Delilah“ is a traditional song based on the Biblical tale of Samson and his betrayal by Delilah….and its best known performer is perhaps the Grateful Dead….who first performed the song live in 1976….with guitarist Bob Weir singing lead vocals…..as it was frequently played live by the Dead…..while the 1977 album Terrapin Station featured a studio recording of the song. Although Weir…