Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – I Cant Go Home This Way – A Fiddle Swing Tune

Roger Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor …..who was widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs….along with his chart-topping  country and pop hits “King of the Road”, “Dang Me” and “England Swings”….all of which were conceived  from the mid-1960’s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army…..Miller began his musical…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphy – Good Whiskey Never Lets You Lose Your Place – Sung Live On ACL

Michael Murphey’s first big break came through his friend Michael Nesmith….who had become part of the popular television musical group, The Monkees…..when Nesmith asked Murphey to write them a song for the next Monkees album….and Murphey composed “What Am I Doing Hangin’ Round”….as the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. sold over five million copies for the Monkees.…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright + Dont Need Nobody To Sing My Song + Whiter Shade Of Pale

In early 1972, after nearly two years away from music, Cocker went on tour with a group that Chris Stainton had formed….when he opened with a performance in Madison Square Garden….which was attended by about 20,000 people…..and after touring the United States, he embarked on a European tour where he played to large audiences in Milan and Germany…..then…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboys – Mammas Dont Let You Children Grow Up To Be Cowboys

“Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys“ is a country music song first recorded by Ed Bruce….which was written by him and wife Patsy Bruce….as his version of the song appears on his 1976 self-titled album for United Artists Records…..which went to # 15 on the Hot Country Singles charts. This song was featured on Chris LeDoux’s album released in…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright – Sung Live In Concert

 “Feeling Alright“ is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic for their 1968 album by the same name of the band….which was originally released as a single….but it failed to chart in both the UK and the US….however, it did reach a position of # 123 on the Billboard Hot 100…..while Joe Cocker performed a more popular rendition…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – The Man That Turned My Mama On – Live On ACL

“The Man That Turned My Mama On“ is a song written by Ed Bruce….and recorded by American country music artist Tanya Tucker….which was released in June 1974 as the second single from the album “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)”….as the song reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  The song speaks of…

Music – 1981 – The Charlie Daniels Band – Southern Rock Instrumental – Played Live On Stage At ACL

Charles Daniels is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist….known for his contributions to Southern rock, country and bluegrass music…..as he is best remembered for his # 1 country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”…..for Daniels has been active as a singer and musician since the 1950’s….who was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame in 2002….the Grand Ole Opry in 2008…..the Musicians Hall…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Cosmic Cowboy – Live At ACL

“Coca-Cola Cowboy“ is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain….and recorded originally by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in June 1979….as the first single from the album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the film, Every Which Way but Loose, starring Clint Eastwood….and in the film Bandit Goes Country….in which Tillis also…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Dont Need No One To Sing My Song – Sung Live In Concert

Joe Cocker, was an English singer…..who was known for his gritty voice, spasmodic body movement in performance and distinctive renditions of popular songs of many different genres…..from rock n roll to blues to ballads to soul to pop et al…..as his recording of the Beatles’ “With a Little Help from My Friends” reached # 1 in the…