Music – 1983 – Doobie Brothers – Minute By Minute – Featuring Michael McDonald – Live In Concert

“Minute by Minute” is a song written by Michael McDonald and Lester Abrams….which was originally released by the Doobie Brothers on their 1978 album Minute by Minute….as the single was released in April 1979….which debuted at # 67 and eventually reaching # 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart….and It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Song of the Year….but lost out to the Doobie Brothers’ own “What…

Music – 1983 – Joe Cocker – Feelin Alright + Dont Need Nobody To Sing My Song + Whiter Shade Of Pale

In early 1972, after nearly two years away from music, Cocker went on tour with a group that Chris Stainton had formed….when he opened with a performance in Madison Square Garden….which was attended by about 20,000 people…..and after touring the United States, he embarked on a European tour where he played to large audiences in Milan and Germany…..then…

Music – 1983 – 14 Karat Soul – I’ve Got A New Baby And This Time It’s For Real – Live On Stage In NYC

The a capella group 14 Karat Soul is a vocal pop group. They have appeared or been heard in several episodes of Sesame Street….as carolers in Elmo Saves Christmas….while singing “It’s Christmas Again”….and on Sesame Street albums…..as they have also contributed vocals to the Between the Lions videos “Silent E” and “Mighty Roar That Makes ‘Em Run”…..as well as singing these songs on various episodes including “ABCs…

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 – 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 – 1980 – Ray Charles & The Raelettes – Hit The Road Jack – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Hit the Road Jack” is a song written by the rhythm and blues artist Percy Mayfield….which was first recorded in 1960 as an a cappella demo sent to Art Rupe…..but became famous after it was recorded by the singer-songwriter-pianist Ray Charles with The Raelettes vocalist Margie Hendrix….after which it  eventually became one of Charles’ signature songs. Charles’s recording hit # 1 for two weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961…..while…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Lord Keep Me Singing – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

As we listen to Ray Charles sing “Lord Keep Me Singing” while in concert live at Austin City Limits in 1980….we realized how much we identify with the words of the song…..which causes us to chime in with the request in the title and the words of the song….cuz we agree, “Lord, let Brother Ray keep on singing”. …

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Born To Lose – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

Ted Daffan (September 21, 1912 – October 6, 1996) was an American country musician noted for composing the seminal “Truck Driver’s Blues”….along with two often covered country anthems of unrequited love, “Born to Lose” and “I’m a Fool to Care”….when in the 1930’s Western Swing bandleader  Milton Brown convinced Daffan to start performing….and soon there after he scored his first success as a…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..while being first recorded that year….as It has often been associated with Ray Charles….who was a native of the state of Georgia in the USA….who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road. In 1979, the State of Georgia designated it the official state song. It has…