Music – 1978 – Father Guido Saraduci – Sings A Medley Of Beatles Songs – Live From London

Father Guido Sarducci is a fictional character created by the American comedian Don Novello….as Sarducci is a chain-smoking priest with tinted glasses….who works in the United States as gossip columnist and rock critic for the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano….which is sometimes mentioned as The Vatican Enquirer, a take-off of the National Enquirer tabloid.  Novello created the character in 1973, after he purchased the outfit….which consisted…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – America The Beautiful – Sang Just Before Sugar Ray Leonard Beats Duran

As seen in this video herewith….our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile may have the “Very Best GOAT” rendition of this awesome truly American tune….”America The Beautiful“….which we feel describes the incredible blessing that we have to be American better than any other song written….and it is being sung by the genius of Ray Charles….while…

Music – 1980 – Drummer Max Roach & Billy Taylor All Star Orchestra – What Am I Here For

Max Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and composer….who was a bebop pioneer….as he worked in many other styles of music….and is widely considered to be one of the most important drummers in history….while having worked with many famous jazz musicians to include Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Abbey Lincoln, Dinah Washington, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Eric…

Music – 1980 – Ray Benson + Willie Nelson – After Youve Gone – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“After You’ve Gone“ is a 1918 popular song composed by Turner Layton….with lyrics by Henry Creamer .… and was recorded by Marion Harris and released by Victor Records in the same year. The chorus adheres to a standard ABAC pattern….but is only 20 measures long…while there are four 4-bar phrases…. which are followed by a 4 measure tag….as the song is harmonically active….with chord…

Music – 1979 – NIGHT – Hot Summer Nights

Night was a rock band formed in 1978 in Los Angeles, California….whose personnel were veteran British-based session musicians…..with vocalists Stevie Vann (aka Stevie Lange) and Chris Thompson….who  had met when Vann had provided backing vocals for the 1978 album Watch by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band….which was then fronted by Thompson. Soon afterwards Thompson invited Vann to join him in a new group known as Bones….after having recently disbanded and…

Music – 1980 – Don Williams – Amanda – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Amanda“ is a 1973 song written by Bob McDill….while being recorded by both Don Williams in 1973 and Waylon Jennings in 1974….which was Waylon Jennings’s eighth solo # 1 on the country chart. The single stayed at # 1 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. As recorded by Jennings, “Amanda” had been a track on his 1974 album The Ramblin’ Man….but…

Music – 1976 – Joe Cocker + John Belushi – Feelin’ Alright – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

“Feelin’ Alright“ is a song written by Dave Mason of the English rock band Traffic for their eponymous 1968 album Traffic….which was also released as a single….while reaching # 123 on the US charts….but failed to chart in the UK….after which Joe Cocker performed a more popular rendition of the song….as both Traffic’s and Cocker’s versions appear in the 2012 movie Flight. The song had…

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

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

Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me – Kennedy Center For Duke Ellington

“Do Nothing till You Hear from Me“ is a song with music by Duke Ellington….and lyrics by Bob Russell…. which was originated as a 1940 instrumental….“Concerto for Cootie”….that was designed to highlight the playing of Ellington’s lead trumpeter, Cootie Williams….whereas Russell’s words were added later.  In 1944, Ellington’s own recording of the song was a # 1 hit on the R&B chart for eight…