Music – 1981 – Jazz Trio – Tal Farlow Guitar + Keith Jarrett Piano + Red Mitchell

In this rare piece of video…..ImaSportsphile features three incredible jazz musicians…..Guitarist Tal Farlow…..Pianist Keith Jarrett…..and Bassist Red Mitchell…..as we are “absolutely tickled pink” to have this piece in our vintage music library.   Tal Farlow (June 7, 1921 – July 25, 1998) was an American jazz guitarist….who was nicknamed “Octopus” because of how his large and quick his hands spread over…

Music – 1982 – Terri Gibbs – Busy Busy Busy + Somebody Is Knocking

Terri Gibbs (born June 15, 1954) is a blind American country music artist….who between 1980 and 2017 recorded eleven studio albums….including four for MCA Records and one for Warner Bros. Records. She also charted 13 singles on the Billboard country singles charts in that time span….which includes her debut single “Somebody’s Knocking”…..as performed in this video herewith….which reached # 8 on the country charts….#…

Music – 1980 – Rush – There Is Trouble In The Forrest

Rush was a Canadian rock band made up of Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars), and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics)….which was formed in 1968….as the band went through several configurations until arriving at its longest and most popular line-up when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974…which was two weeks before the group’s first tour of the United States. Rush…

Music – 1979 – Paul McCartney + Wings – Coming Up

“Coming Up“ is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney….which is the opening track on his 1980 solo album McCartney II…..and like other songs on the album…..it has   a minimalist synthesised sound, featuring sped-up vocals created by using a vari-speed tape machine. McCartney played all instruments and shared vocal harmonies with wife Linda McCartney. The single was a major…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr Duet – Kaw-Liga

“Kaw-Liga” is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose.  The song tells the story of a wooden Indian, Kaw-Liga, who falls in love with an “Indian maid over in the antique store” but does not tell her so, being, as the lyrics say: Too stubborn to ever show a sign, Because his heart was made of knotty pine. The…

Music – 1978 – Sergio Mendez + Brazil 66 – Fool On A Hill + The Look Of Love + Going Out Of My Head

Sérgio Mendes (born February 11, 1941) is a Brazilian musician…..who has over 55 releases in albums and singles…..while playing bossa nova heavily crossed with jazz and funk.  He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song in 2012 as co-writer of the song “Real in Rio” from the animated film Rio. Mendes is a unique example of a Brazilian musician primarily known in the United States,…

Music – 1979 – Steven Fromholz – Everybody Is Going On The Road + Dear Darcie – Live At ACL

Steven John Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer and singer-songwriter….who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007. Steven Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas and attended the University of North Texas….where he was president of the Folk Music Club.  Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960’s. After leaving…

Music – 1978 – The Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do + My Girl + Just My Imagination

The Temptations is an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960’s and 1970’s. The group’s work with producer Norman Whitfield, beginning with the Top 10 hit single “Cloud Nine” in October 1968….which pioneered psychedelic soul, and was significant in the evolution of R&B and soul music.  The band members are known for their choreography, distinct…

Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio – M T A + Greenback Dollar – Live At The Coconut Grove

The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950’s to late 1960’s. The group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act with an original lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane, and Nick Reynolds. It rose to international popularity….which was fueled by unprecedented sales of LP records….as their music helped alter the direction of popular…