TV Ads – 1980 – Singer Patti Caldwell For Her New Album Stretch Marks

Comedian Gilda Radner shows off her comedic genius in this television commercial portrayal of singer Patti Caldwell introducing her new album Stretch Marks…..with such outstanding songs cuts like  F*U*L*L*F*I*L*L*M*E*N*T…..as seen in this video herewith….for Radner was truly a funny lady…..who died from cancer at way too young of an age….while leaving a tremendous legacy of her…

TV Ads – 1979 – Singer Barry White For His Big And Tall That Is All Clothing Stores

NBA legend Bill Russell showed his funny side when he hosted Saturday Night Live in 1979…..as the man with eleven NBA championship rings….for whom the NBA’s Most Valuable Player Trophy is named after…. has a really good sense of humor he exhibited while being SNL’s Host…..as evidenced by this Barry White’s Big and Tall That’s All clothing stores at…

Music – 1947 – Bob Hope + Bing Crosby + Hollywood Stars – Good Ole Harmony – From Movie Variety Girl

In the 1947 movie Variety Girl….Bob Hope and Bing Crosby got together with a host of hollywood stars to include Dorothy Lamour, Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, William Holden, Barry Fitzgerrald, Diana Lynn, Cass Dailey and many more….as the film raised money for Variety Clubs nurseries, hospitals and schools…. which would eventually help well over 3 million orphan children…

Music – 1980 – Mel Tillis – I Got The Hoss – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“I Got the Hoss“ is a song written by Gerald House….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in August 1977 as the first single from the album Love’s Troubled Waters….when the song reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer…

Music – 1982 – Bill Murray – Medley Of Songs – With Proud Mary + Celebrate + Emotional Rescue

Bill Murray is a man of many talents…..who possess comedic genius threaded throughout the characters that he creates in his mind…..and one of our favorites here at ImaSportsphile is his “poor man’s nightclub act”…..with his distinctly “cheezy” and most always somewhat “sleezy” nightclub entertainer / singer / comedian persona…..as seen in this video herewith….when Nick Rivers hits the stage…

Music – 1952 – Bob Hope + Jane Russell + Roy Rodgers – Buttons And Bows – From Movie The Paleface

“Buttons and Bows” was a popular song published in 1947….with music written by Jay Livingston and lyrics by Ray Evans….which was written for and appeared in the Bob Hope and Jane Russell movie, The Paleface…. and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song   It was a vocal selection on many radio programs in late 1948…..which was reprised in the sequel, Son of Paleface, by Roy Rogers, Jane Russell…

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 – 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 – 1983 – American String Quarter – Bartok Concerto For Orchestra – Played On Steve Martin Show

The Concerto for Orchestra is a five-movement orchestral work composed by Béla Bartók in 1943….which is one of his best-known, most popular and most accessible works…..as we at ImaSportsphile are quite sure that Bartok never expected his music composition to ever be feature on a Steve Martin made for TV comedy show…..especially with the comedian accompanying the classical piece with…