L E’s Stories – Ranch Barons….Wildcatters And Baseball Breeds Success Out In West Texas

Before I get started on today’s story….I want to remind our folks that follow my stories here a L E’s Stories that throughout each story, I will post some of my favorite videos from our current collection of 5500 videos postes in June 2020….as I always hope that folks enjoy my tastes.       …

Music – 1985 – The Showband Of The Southwest – Thanksgiving Day Texas Vs Texas A&M Game Halftime

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, has often said regarding the vast subject of sports rivalries…..that there was none quite like the annual “Thanksgiving Day Battle” in the 96 Year War (1915 – 2011)….which  took place on banks of the Brazos River and the Guadalupe River every Thanksgiving day in Central Texas….when the football squads of…

Music – 1986 – Iowa Hawkeyes Marching Band – At Halftime Of The Rose Bowl – Iowa Vs UCLA

The Hawkeye Marching Band is the marching band for the University of Iowa…..which performs at all home Hawkeye football games at Kinnick Stadium….as it is the largest and most visible musical ensemble at the university….which was awarded the Louis Sudler Intercollegiate Marching Band Trophy in 1990. The band was founded in 1881 as a military band….while giving membership to both music students and members of…

Music – 1985 – The Goin’ Band From Raiderland – Texas Tech Band Halftime At Tx Tech Vs Texas SWC Game

The Goin’ Band from Raiderland is a 450-member marching band of Texas Tech University…..which was originally known as The Matador Band….and is nearly as old as Texas Tech University itself. Under the direction of W. Waghorne, it performed at the opening football game in October 1925….while fielding between 21 and 25 members.  American humorist Will Rogers once aided in financing a trip to Fort Worth, Texas so the band could…

Music – 1985 – US Air Force Academy Drum + Bugle Corp – Halftime At The Bluebonnet Bowl

Military band instruments such as fife, drum, and bugle were historically used to communicate orders to soldiers in battle.…as the use of drums and gongs has been documented as far back as 2,500 years ago, in The Art of War by Sun Tzu.  Instruments during the 18th century included fifes, drums, the oboe (hautbois), French horn, clarinet and bassoon.…

Music – 1985 – Texas Sesquicentennial Anniversary Marching Band Performs Halftime Of Bluebonnet Bowl

Texas today celebrated the 150th anniversary of the 18-minute battle that secured its independence from Mexico….with music, fireworks, speeches and a hearty dose of Texas chauvinism. The festivities, held at the site of the 570-foot-tall San Jacinto Monument, commemorated the victory of the Texas army under Gen. Sam Houston over the Mexican army of Gen. Antonio…

Music – 1985 – Texas A & M War Hymn – Featuring The Texas A & M Corp of Cadets Marching Band

Without a doubt…..there is no better military marching band in the world than the Texas A & M Fighting Aggie Band….comprised completely of the Corp of Cadets at the University of Texas A & M….for this 400 member band can perform more intricate marching moves chocked full of “right and left oblique march”  and “to the rear…

Music – 1987 – John Davidson – Star Spangled Banner – Rose Bowl Classic – Michigan Vs Arizona State

John Davidson is an American actor, singer and game-show host known for hosting That’s Incredible!, Time Machine and Hollywood Squares in the 1980’s….and a revival of The $100,000 Pyramid in 1991…..as he went on to work in various television roles including sitcoms, game shows, variety shows, and talk shows. In the 1960’s and 1970’s, Davidson was a successful recording artist….who recorded 12 albums for Columbia Records….where he enjoyed his…

Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams – My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is) – Halftime 54th Orange Bowl Canes Vs Sooners

Whether it’s “My Kind of Town“ or “My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)” doesn’t really matter….cuz it’s a very popular song by both names….which was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen….with lyrics by Sammy Cahn….as the song was originally part of the musical score from the 1964 movie Robin and the 7 Hoods staring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy…