Music – 1979 – Paul Anka – Put Your Head On My Shoulder + My Way – With Johnny Dark + Bob Anderson

Johnny Dark is an American comedian and comic actor….who has been active on television since the 1970’s…..and is most recently known for his recurring appearances on Late Show with David Letterman.  In addition to his Late Show appearances….as his appearances as a comedian include Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Donny and Marie, and The Alan Hamel Show.  He has also done stand-up comedy in Atlantic…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Dino Santini Sings Turn Me Loose – Live In Concert

We find a music video every now and then that the words of the song being sung on the video tell the story of the song better than any research information can divulge….as is the case with this version of the song “Turn Me Loose” does…..which is sung by Alan Paul of Manhattan Transfer in their live concert…

Music – 1979 – Impressionist Johnny Dark Does Johnny Mathis + Bobby Vinton + Anthony Dooley Et Al

Johnny Dark is an American comedian and comic actor….who has been active on television since the 1970’s…..with his most recent notoriety coming from his recurring appearances on Late Show with David Letterman….along with appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson….Donny and Marie TV Series….and The Alan Hamel Show…..as he has also done stand-up comedy in Atlantic City….plus, as an actor who appeared in several films. However, Johnny Dark…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Eldorado Cadillac Sings Diddlie Diddlie Diddlie Wamp

The Manhattan Transfer is a Grammy award-winning jazz vocal group founded in 1969 that performed a cappella, vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm and blues, and pop music throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s with wide popularity. There have been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer, with Tim Hauser….who is Eldorado Cadillac in this video herewith….as the only person…

Music – 1979 – Judy Garland – Battle Hymn Of The Republic + Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Sung By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Rich Little is a Canadian-American impressionist and voice actor…..who has been nicknamed “The Man of a Thousand Voices”…..and was extremely popular in the 1970’s and 1980’s…..during which time he hosted many hour long television specials….as well as special events covered by the networks….where Little would showcase many of the best impressionists and impersonators that were around at the time….. which…

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

Hoyt Axton (March 25, 1938 – October 26, 1999) was an American folk music singer-songwriter, guitarist and a film / television actor….who became prominent in the early 1960’s….while establishing himself on the West Coast as a folk singer with an earthy style and powerful voice.  As he matured, some of his songwriting became well known throughout…

Music – 1979 – Frank Sinatra – I Have Got You Under My Skin – With Voice Impersonator Bob Anderson

“I’ve Got You Under My Skin“ is a song written by Cole Porter in 1936…..which was introduced that year in the Eleanor Powell musical film Born to Dance….in which it was performed by Virginia Bruce…..and it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song also that year….as it became a signature song for Frank Sinatra…..and,in 1966, the song became a top 10 hit for the…

Music – 1979 – Dean Martin – Release Me Let Me Go – With Impersonators Rich Little + Bob Anderson

“Release Me“….which is sometimes rendered as “Release Me (and Let Me Love Again)” is a popular  song written by Eddie “Piano” Miller and Robert Yount in 1949. Four years later it was recorded by Jimmy Heap & the Melody Masters in 1953….and with even better success by Patti Page in 1954….Ray Price in  1954….and Kitty Wells in 1954….which was subsequently recorded by Jivin’ Gene [Bourgeois] & the Jokers in 1960….and that…

Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Short People – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

“Short People“ is a song by Randy Newman from his 1977 album, Little Criminals….as the verses and chorus are lyrically constructed as a prejudiced attack on short people…..all the while in contrast….the bridge states that “short people are just the same as you and I”….but Newman interprets the song to be about prejudice, as was widely thought, but added, “The guy…