Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – The Man That Turned My Mama On – Live On ACL

“The Man That Turned My Mama On“ is a song written by Ed Bruce….and recorded by American country music artist Tanya Tucker….which was released in June 1974 as the second single from the album “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)”….as the song reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  The song speaks of…

Music – 1983 – 14 Karat Gold – I Wish That We Were Married – Sung A-Cappella Live On Stage In New York City

14 Karat Soul is an a cappella group from East Orange, N.J….who were active making music in the 1980’s…..as they were originally a strictly doo-wop group…. but later branched out into other genres…and were featured in the 1980 Mabou Mines short film Sister Suzie Cinema….which was a 20-minute doo-wop opera by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer. The discography of 14 Karat Soul includes several albums and compilations on Pony Canyon Records for the Japanese…

Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Cosmic Cowboy – Live At ACL

“Coca-Cola Cowboy“ is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain….and recorded originally by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..which was released in June 1979….as the first single from the album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the film, Every Which Way but Loose, starring Clint Eastwood….and in the film Bandit Goes Country….in which Tillis also…

Music – 1981 – Debbie Harry & Blondie – Rapture – As Seen On USA Network Night Flight Program

“Rapture“ is a song by the American pop/rock band Blondie with Debbie Harry….which was from their fifth studio album, Autoamerican in 1980…..when in January 1981, “Rapture” was released as the second and final single from the album…..as the song became their fourth and last single to reach # 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart….where it stayed for two weeks…..plus it was the first # 1 song…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – Girls Women And Ladies – Live On Stage At ACL

“Girl, Women and Ladies“ is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce. It was released in November 1980 as the third single from the album Ed Bruce….as the song reached # 14 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.  Bruce wrote the song with his wife Patsy and Ron Peterson. In 1980, Ed Bruce signed with MCA…

Music – 1983 – Aretha Franklin – Some Day You Will Find Love – Performed At Mr. Lucky’s Nightclub

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist…..who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan….where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular-music career as a recording artist for Columbia Records….while Franklin’s career did not immediately flourish….as…

Music – 1983 – Fascination – As Steve Martin + Gilda Radner Perform A Spontaneous Dance Routine

“Fascination“ is a popular waltz song with music written in 1904 by Fermo Dante Marchetti….with lyrics written in 1905 by Maurice de Féraudy….which was first published in Hamburg (Anton J. Benjamin)….and Paris (Édition F. D. Marchetti) in 1904 in a version for piano solo (‘Valse Tzigane’)….when as a song with de Féraudy’s words….it was first performed by the French music-hall singer Paulette…

Music – 1981 – Ed Bruce & The Tennessee Cowboy Band – Texas (When I Die) – Live At Austin City Limit

“Texas (When I Die)“ is a song co-written and originally recorded by American country music artist Ed Bruce….as his version peaked at # 52 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in 1977…..while the song was covered by American country music artist Tanya Tucker….which was initially as the B-side of another cover with Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away”….which was released in November 1978 as…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – A Whiter Shade Of Pale – Sung Live In Concert

In 1982 Joe Cocker recorded the duet “Up Where We Belong” with Jennifer Warnes for the soundtrack of the film An Officer and a Gentleman…..as the song became an international hit….while reaching # 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart….and winning a Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo….plus, the duet also won an Academy Award for Best Original Song….and…