Music – 1983 – Aretha Franklin – Search On – Sung Live At Mr Lucky’s Nightclub

Aretha Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist….who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan….where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular musical career as a recording artist for Columbia Records…..and although her career did not immediately flourish….she found…

Music – 1978 – Roy Clark + Gatemouth Brown – One O’Clock Jump – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas….who was known for his work as a blues musician….as well as other styles of music…..while he spent his career fighting purism by synthesizing old blues, country, jazz, Cajun music and R&B styles….which also includes rock and roll, rock music, folk music, electric blues, and Texas blues. He was an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist….who played an array of musical instruments including the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, viola, harmonica and drums….when…

Music – 1979 – Hoyt Axton – Joy To The World – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Joy to the World“ is a song written by Hoyt Axton….and made famous by the band Three Dog Night….so, this is obviously not the Christmas Hymn Joy To The World….as this song is also popularly known by its opening lyric, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog.“  Three Dog Night originally released the song on their fourth studio album, Naturally, in November 1970….and subsequently…

Music – 1978 – Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart – Live On ACL

Merle Haggard was an American country singer, songwriter, guitarist, and fiddler…..who was born in the Great Depression….when after the death of his father had a troubled childhood…and was incarcerated several times in his youth….but after being released from San Quentin State Prison in 1960….he managed to turn his life around….when he launched a successful country music career….after which he gained popularity with his…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Constitution Hall In Washington D C

I mean….could you ask for more!?!….than Ray Charles performing Georgia On My Mind in a live concert at Constitution Hall…..cuz this rendition is nothing less than ALL TIME  great…..just listen to this video and tell me that Brother Ray wasn’t an ALL TIME master…..and what delivery!  To tell the truth…..like Georgia On My Mind just has a way…

Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Sung Live On Austin City Limits

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died“ is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song…..which was Hall’s second # 1 on the country chart….while the single stayed at # 1 for two weeks….and spent a total of eighteen…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Harden My Heart – Performed Live In Concert

“Harden My Heart“ is a song by the rock group Quarterflash….which was written by their guitarist Marv Ross…..and was a million-selling Gold-certified single….after which it was featured on the band’s  band’s Platinum-selling Quarterflash album that was released in 1981. The song was originally released as a single in early 1980 by Seafood Mama….which was Quarterflash’s predecessor band…..as It featured more sparse instrumentation but…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles & The Raelettes – I Cant Stop Loving You – Sung Live At Constitution Hall

“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….when it was released in 1958 as the B-side of “Oh, Lonesome Me”….thus becoming a double-sided country hit single. At the time of Gibson’s death in 2003….the song had been recorded by more than 700 artists.…

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

Max Roach was an American jazz drummer and composer….who was a pioneer of bebop….along with his work in many other styles of music…. and is generally considered alongside the most important drummers in history…..after having worked with many famous jazz musicians…..including Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric Dolphy,  Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Booker Little, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington. Roach also led…