Music – 1979 – Impressionist Johnny Dark Does Johnny Mathis + Bobby Vinton + Anthony Dooley Et Al

Johnny Dark is an American comedian and comic actor….who has been active on television since the 1970’s…..with his most recent notoriety coming from his recurring appearances on Late Show with David Letterman….along with appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson….Donny and Marie TV Series….and The Alan Hamel Show…..as he has also done stand-up comedy in Atlantic City….plus, as an actor who appeared in several films. However, Johnny Dark…

Music – 1980 – Billy Taylor & His Orchestra – C Jam Blues – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

“C Jam Blues”“ is a jazz standard composed in 1942 by Duke Ellington….and performed by countless other musicians such as Dave Grusin, Django Reinhardt, Oscar Peterson, and Charles Mingus….and as the title suggests….the piece follows a twelve-bar blues form in the key of C major….as the tune is well known for being extremely easy to play….with the entire melody featuring only two notes….G and C. A performance typically…

Music – 1979 – George Benson – Breezin – Put To Highlights Of Yatching At The Pan American Games

“Breezin’” is an instrumental song composed by American singer and musician Bobby Womack….which was originally recorded in December 1970 by the influential Hungarian jazz guitarist Gábor Szabó….while  in partnership with Womack himself…..as the song was originally released in 1971 on the Szabó’s album High Contrast….and was released as a single in April 1971 in the United States and in 1972 in…

Music – 1979 – Hank Williams Jr – Hey Good Lookin – Sung On TV Special Tribute To Hank Williams

“Hey, Good Lookin’“ is a 1951 song written and recorded by Hank Williams….which although covered by many singers, his version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001….and since its original 1951 recording, it has been covered by a variety of artists to includeTennessee Ernie Ford, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin, Del…

Music – 1979 – Frank Sinatra – A Foggy Day In London Town – Put To Hilites Of Muhammad Ali In London

So, I ask this of all of our viewers who watch this video seen herewith as simple question….Does it get any better than this”…..I specifically mean….Ole Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra singing about “A Foggy Day In London Town”  ….while being accompanied by highlights of The Greatest Muhammad Ali during his training for his 1966 heavyweight title fight with…

Music – 1979 – Frank Sinatra – I Have Got You Under My Skin – With Voice Impersonator Bob Anderson

“I’ve Got You Under My Skin“ is a song written by Cole Porter in 1936…..which was introduced that year in the Eleanor Powell musical film Born to Dance….in which it was performed by Virginia Bruce…..and it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song also that year….as it became a signature song for Frank Sinatra…..and,in 1966, the song became a top 10 hit for the…

Music – 1979 – Dean Martin – Release Me Let Me Go – With Impersonators Rich Little + Bob Anderson

“Release Me“….which is sometimes rendered as “Release Me (and Let Me Love Again)” is a popular  song written by Eddie “Piano” Miller and Robert Yount in 1949. Four years later it was recorded by Jimmy Heap & the Melody Masters in 1953….and with even better success by Patti Page in 1954….Ray Price in  1954….and Kitty Wells in 1954….which was subsequently recorded by Jivin’ Gene [Bourgeois] & the Jokers in 1960….and that…

Music – 1978 – Ray Charles – Jazz Piece With His Original 1950s Band – With Brother Ray On Saxophone

In June 1952, Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles’s contract for $2,500 (US $24,070 in 2019 dollars)….when in his first recording session for Atlantic….songs like “The Midnight Hour”and “Roll with My Baby” took place in September 1952….although his last Swing Time release of “Misery in My Heart”/”The Snow Is Falling” wouldn’t appear until February 1953. In 1953, “Mess…

Music – 1979 – Andy Williams – The Days Of Wine And Roses – By Impersonator Bob Anderson

“Days of Wine and Roses“ is a popular song from the 1962 movie of the same name…..which was written by Henry Mancini….with lyrics by Johnny Mercer….as they received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for their work….as well as the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Song of the Year.  In 2004 the song finished at # 39 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in…