Music – 1980 – Don Williams – Amanda – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

Don Williams was an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame….who began his solo career in 1971 singing popular ballads and amassing 17 x # 1 country hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname of the “Gentle Giant” of country music In 1979, Waylon Jennings…

Music – 1978 – Master Guitarist Chet Atkins – Autumn Leaves – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Chet Atkins, known as “Mr. Guitar“ and “The Country Gentleman“….was an American musician, occasional vocalist, songwriter and record producer….who along with Owen Bradley and Bob Ferguson, among others, created the country music style that came to be known as the Nashville Sound….which expanded country music’s appeal to adult pop music fans. He was primarily known as a guitarist….but he also played the…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Give Me The Right Kind Of Love – Live In Concert

The group was formed by merging two popular Oregon bands, Seafood Mama and Pilot …. while continuing under the name Seafood Mama….the band originally released the single “Harden My Heart” on a local private label, Whitefire Records, in the spring of 1980….with the B-side track being “City of Roses”. “Harden My Heart” was a big hit on Portland radio stations…

Music – 1982 – The Comodores – We Won’t Stop Until We Tear This Muther Down – Sung Live In Concert

Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s…..when the members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in 1968….and signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye opening for the Jackson 5 while on tour. The group’s most successful period was when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer…..with…

Music – 1979 – ACL – Doug Sahm + Sir Douglas Quintet Who Is The Next In Line + Down On The Border

Doug Sahm was an American musician and singer-songwriter from Texas….who was born in San Antonio, Texas….and was a child prodigy in country music….but became a significant figure in roots rock and other genres.  Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex music….who was proficient on multiple instruments….and the founder and leader of the 1960’s + 1070’s rock and roll band,…

Music – 1979 – Delbert McClinton – Take It Easy Loving Me + Victim Of Life Circumstances – Live ACL

Delbert McClinton is an American blues rock and electric blues singer-songwriter, guitarist, harmonica player, and pianist.  From his first professional stage appearance in 1957 to his most recent national tour in 2018….he has recorded albums for several major record labels….and singles that have reached the Billboard Hot 100….Mainstream Rock Tracks….and Hot Country Songs charts His highest-charting single was “Tell Me About It”….which was a 1992…

Music – 1983 – Blues Pianist Robert Shaw – Piggly Wiggly + Do The Mess Around + Playing In The Grass

What a wonderful piece of old time blues piano this video presents….as longtime Austin blues musician Robert Shaw performs live on Austin City Limits.  These Robert Shaw originals of Piggly Wiggly ….along with Do The Mess Around…..plus Playing In The Grass are not only classic pieces of blues piano….but are also quite humorous. Robert Shaw was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….who was best known for his…

Music – 1980 – Beto Y Los Fairlanes – El Fabulosa – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

Beto y Los Fairlanes is a worldbeat, latin pop, jazz and salsa band from Austin, Texas….which was founded in the late 1970’s by Robert “Beto” Skiles…..as the band came out of the prolific 1970’s Austin music scene.  Early in their career, the band played at legendary Austin music venues such as the Armadillo World Headquarters, Liberty Lunch, and Soap Creek Saloon….who released their first album, Midnight Lunch in 1978.…