L E’s Stories – “From The New Bethel Baptist Church To The Queen Of Soul” – Tribute To Aretha Franklin

Growing up in West Texas, our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, not only was a member of the “sex, drugs and rock n roll generation”…..but was also a member of the “soul generation” …..while listening and dancing to music from the “kings of soul music”, James Brown and Ray Charles…..plus the “queen of soul music” , Aretha Franklin.  The…

L E’s Stories – “The Day The Music Died” – The Story Of Buddy Holly

Our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was born a member of the Baby Boomer Generation…..which had a generational moniker of “Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll”…..while growing up in West Texas during the decades of the 1950’s and 1960’s….which just happened to be one of the major epicenters of the “school of rock / country rock” featuring such artists…

L E’s Stories – “Sock Hop Dancing With The Fat Man” – Salute To Fats Domino

It was a Friday night in October of 1962, when as a freshman, Bone Daddy went to his first ever Midland High School “Sock Hop”….where the band playing that night was Fats Domino & His Orchestra….who was a well known, and loved, rock n role and rhythm + blues piano player already famous for such songs …

L E’s Stories – “Thursday Nights At Austin’s Rome Inn Meant The Vaughan Brothers Stevie + Jimmie

From 1976 to 1988, Bone Daddy’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin, Texas was just a block away from the best blues club in the Southwest, Antoine’s Nightclub….which was the place that BD would escape The Garden….. which was open 7 days a week from 11am to…

L E’s Stories – “Bone Daddy’s 1st Crush” – Our Tribute To The Gal With The Golden Pipes, Linda Ronstadt

Bone Daddy grew up in West Texas with many Latin American friends whose families were originally from Mexico….so, he had an early introduction to Mexican music….which he fell in love with when he was young….but the day that his friend Ramon introduced him to a Mexican American singer named Linda Ronstadt….who was absolutely beautiful….with a…

Music – 1986 – Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight – Set To Holmes Vs Spinks II Prefight Highlights

 “In the Air Tonight“ is the debut solo single by the English drummer and singer-songwriter Phil Collins….which was released as the lead single from Collins’ debut solo album, Face Value, in January 1981.  Collins co-produced the single with Hugh Padgham….who became a frequent collaborator in the following years. The song was an instant hit….while quickly climbing to #…

Music – 1986 – Bob Seger – Like A Rock – With Highlights 1986 MLB Season – With Hosts Chris Berman + George Grande

Bob Seger is an American singer, songwriter and musician…..who as a locally successful Detroit-area artist performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960’s….while breaking through with his first album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man….which contained his first national hit of the same name in 1968.  In 1973, he put together the Silver Bullet Band with a group of Detroit-area…

TV Ads – 1986 – WTBS Promo For The NBA – With NBA Highlights Put To Music Let’s Go To The Hoops

The Superstation Network, WTBS, was a major carrier of NBA games throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s with sportscasters Marv Albert and Hubie Brown behind the mikes…..so, the network would always come up with really good promotions for their NBA package of products….and the promo seen in this video herewith is one of our favorites here…

Music – 1986 – The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Wrap It Up – Put To Highlights Of MLB ALCS + NLCS Champs

The Fabulous Thunderbirds are an American blues rock band formed in Austin, Texas in 1974…..when after performing for several years in the Austin blues scene, the band won a recording contract with  Takoma/Chrysalis Records….and later signed with Epic Records…..as their first two albums were released in 1979 and 1980….with Kim Wilson‘s lead vocals and harmonica, Jimmie Vaughan as lead guitarist, and Keith Ferguson on bass guitar…..while Mike Buck was…