Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959…..which was released as a single the following month….and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….while reaching # 1 in both at the start of 1960…..and won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961….which remains as Robbins’…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Busted – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“Busted” is a song that was written by Harlan Howard in 1962…..and was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash with the Carter Family for his 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears.…. however, the first recording was by Burl Ives in 1962. It has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists, including Ray Charles (also in 1963) and Patty Loveless (2009)…..as the song is about a dirt-poor farmer struggling…

Music – 1978 – Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Old Fashion Love In My Heart – Sung Live On ACL

In 1978, Austin City Limits featuring Merle Haggard & The Strangers for an awesome night of music with The Hag….as he and The Strangers played many great songs…..like the Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys famous swing song Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart….as seen in this video herewith. Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April…

Music – 1953 – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – Youve Got Class – Excerpt Of Movie Here Come The Girls

Here Come the Girls (1953) is a musical comedy film directed by Claude Binyon….which was filmed in Technicolor….while being produced by Bob Hope’s company Hope Productions Inc…..and released by Paramount Pictures.  Along with Hope, the cast includes Rosemary Clooney, Tony Martin and Arlene Dahl. Here Come the Girls takes place at the turn of the century….when after having spent nearly 20 years trying to make it in show business…..Stanley Snodgrass is…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Give Me The Right Kind Of Love – Performed Live In Concert

The group Quarterflash was formed by merging two popular Oregon bands….Seafood Mama and Pilot….  and while continuing under the name Seafood Mama….the band originally released a picture-sleeved single of “Harden My Heart” on a local private label, Whitefire Records, in the spring of 1980…..which was a big hit on Portland radio stations and got the…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Constitution Hall In Concert

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..which was first recorded that year…..as the song has often been associated with Ray Charles, a native of the U.S. state of Georgia, who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road.  It has been asserted that Hoagy Carmichael wrote the song about his sister, Georgia…..but Carmichael…

Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Performed Live Austin City Limits

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died“ is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song…..which was Hall’s 2nd # 1 song on the country chart…..and it stayed at # 1 for two weeks…. while spending a total of…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan – I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart – Sung At Salute To Duke Ellington

As seen in this video herewith….legendary jazz singer Sarah Vaughan sings a Duke Ellington classic “I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart“ in 1980 live at the Kennedy Center’s tribute to Duke Ellingtonis….for this  1938 composition by Duke Ellington….with lyrics added by Irving Mills, Henry Nemo and John Redmond ….became a # 1 hit for Ellington that year…..while…

Music – 1982 – Eddie Money – Shakin

“Shakin’“ is a song by American rock singer Eddie Money….which is from his Platinum-certified album No Control, released in 1982…..as it was co-written by Eddie Money, Elizabeth Myers and Ralph Carter….and released as a single, while reaching # 63 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart….and # 9 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks. The video for the single featured actress/model Patricia Kotero….who is better known as …