Music – 1979 – Bob Dylan – When You Gonna Wake Up – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for more than fifty years…..with much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960’s….when songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” (1963) and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” (1964) became anthems for the civil rights movement and anti-war movement. His lyrics…

Music – 1979 – Carol Channing – Hello Dolly – Performed By Female Impersonator Craig Russell

Carol Channing came to national prominence as the star of Jerry Herman’s Broadway musical Hello, Dolly! in 1964….as her performance as Dolly Levi won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical…. while she recalled that playwright Thornton Wilder so loved the musical….which was based on his play, The Matchmaker, that he came once a week. He also planned to rewrite…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Sentimental Attitude – Performed Live On ACL

Johnny Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician associated with Western swing…..who was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre….as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. In 1968, after repeated encouragement from his…

Music – 1979 – Barry White – Big And Tall Thats All – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Barry White was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer….who was a two time Grammy Award winner….while being known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice….along with his romantic image….as he was able to create his greatest success in the 1970´s as a solo singer….plus  with The Love Unlimited Orchestra…. crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs….such as his two biggest hits “You’re the…

Music – 1979 – Brenda Lee – Jambalaya – Sung Live At Tribute To Hank Williams Television Special

“Jambalaya (On the Bayou)“ is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952…..which was named for a Creole and Cajun rice based dish, jambalaya….which spawned numerous cover versions….and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres.  With a melody based on the Cajun song “Grand Texas”….it has been said by some sources to claim that the…

Music – 1979 – Bette Midler – You Gotta Have Friends + Bugle Boy Company B – By Female Impersonator

“Friends“ also titled “You Got to Have Friends“ is a 1973 hit single by Bette Midler….which was written by Buzzy Linhart and Mark “Moogy” Klingman….when in the United States….the song reached # 9 on the Adult Contemporary chart….and reached # 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A version of “Friends” was recorded by one of the song’s co-writers, Buzzy Linhart…..which was more of a rock sound…

Music – 1978 – Paul Simon – Slip Sliding Away – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor…..whose musical career has spanned seven decades. He reached fame and commercial success as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel….which  was formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel….as the duo was originally known as Tom & Jerry. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs….which included three that…

Music – 1978 – Martin Mull – I Will Hate Myself In The Morning If I Have To Love Myself Tonight

You know…..there are some comedians that just really “tickle your funny bone”….and Martin Mull is one of those folks that just makes us laugh here at ImaSportsphile….cuz there is something about him that virtually no matter what he says….it makes us laugh….and when it comes to Mull’s music….it just takes us overboard….as his song “I Will Hate…

Music – 1977 – Leo Sayer – You Make Me Feel Like Dancing – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing“ is a song credited to British singer Leo Sayer….which was taken from his 1976 album Endless Flight….as the song reached # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart….thus  making it his first # 1 single in the United States…..while reaching # 2 on the UK Singles Chart….while  Billboard  ranked it as the # 13 song of…