Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off It Is The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

During the mid-to-late 1970’s, Austin, Texas was blessed to have two country and Texas swing bands led by fiddle player extraordinaire Johnny Gimble…..The Bosque Bandits and The Texas Swing Pioneers….. who not only performed on Austin City Limits…..but also played often at live music venues around the World Live Music Capitol….as both bands were highly regarded due…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Sentimental Attitude – Performed Live On ACL

Johnny Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician associated with Western swing…..who was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre….as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. In 1968, after repeated encouragement from his…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Right Or Wrong – Sung By J R Chatwell

“Right or Wrong” is a jazz ballad from 1921…..which was composed by Arthur Sizemore and Paul Biese…. with words by Haven Gillespie….which is described by the original sheet music as “a beautiful fox-trot ballad.” The lyrics tell of the loss of a paramour….as the title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Right or wrong, I’ll always love you…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers With Zeke Campbell – Muskrat Ramble

“Muskrat Ramble“ is a jazz composition written by Kid Ory in 1926…..which was first recorded on February 26, 1926, by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five….and became the group’s most frequently recorded piece.  It was a prominent part of the Dixieland revival repertoire in the 1930’s and 1940’s….and was recorded by Bob Crosby, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Muggsy Spanier, Chet Atkins, Lu Watters, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, and Al Hirt et…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – The Pretty Palomino – Live On Stage At ACL

Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk and country music…..as “Old time fiddle tunes” derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called “fiddle tunes”. The genre traces from the colonization of North…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Steel Guitar Rag – Performed Live At ACL

There is a famous country song that says If You’re Gonna Play In Texas You Got To Have A Fiddler In The Band…..and one of Texas’ all time favorite fiddlers was a guy named Johnny Gimble…..who played in and around Austin, Texas…which is known as the Live Music Capital Of The World….as Gimble is was beloved in…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off Its The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

Remembering Johnny Gimble is an easy thing to do if you’re from the area known as Central Texas….especially if you happen to love what is call “Texas swing music” in the Hill Country where ImaSportsphile was spawned….cuz Johnny was without a doubt the best fiddler in those hills….plus, he was a genuinely nice guy….who always seemed to…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Performing Live At Austin City Limits

Johnny Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician associated with Western swing….who was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre…..and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Band…..while being posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in…

Music – 1978 – Merle Haggard & The Strangers – Old Fashion Love In My Heart – Sung Live On ACL

In 1978, Austin City Limits featuring Merle Haggard & The Strangers for an awesome night of music with The Hag….as he and The Strangers played many great songs…..like the Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys famous swing song Got That Old Fashion Love In My Heart….as seen in this video herewith. Merle Ronald Haggard (April 6, 1937 – April…