Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Just Because You Think You Are So Pretty

“Just Because (You Think You’re So Pretty)” is a song written by Joe Shelton, Sydney Robin and Bob Shelton…..which was originally recorded by Nelstone’s Hawaiians (Hubert Nelson and James D. Touchstone) in 1929….and later recorded by The Shelton Brothers in 1933…..as the song has since been recorded numerous times by various artists including Elvis Presley….who included it on his very first album titled “Elvis…

Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – I Cant Go Home This Way – A Fiddle Swing Tune

Roger Miller (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and actor …..who was widely known for his honky-tonk-influenced novelty songs….along with his chart-topping  country and pop hits “King of the Road”, “Dang Me” and “England Swings”….all of which were conceived  from the mid-1960’s Nashville sound era. After growing up in Oklahoma and serving in the United States Army…..Miller began his musical…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Stay All Night (Stay A Little Longer) – Live At ACL

“Stay a Little Longer” is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Stay all night, stay a little longer, Dance all night, dance a little longer, Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner, Don’t see why you can’t stay a little longer. The…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Willie Nelson – After You’ve Gone Away – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

In 1981, legendary musicians Willie Nelson and Johnny Gimble join Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel on Austin City Limits for a musical tribute to legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhart….as they perform an all time favorite “After You’ve Gone Away”…..which is seen in this video herewith….for this video is truly a “rare jewel” in our ImaSportsphile treasure chest…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson & Friends – Swing 42 – Tribrute To Guitar Legend Django Reinhardt At ACL

Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 13, 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant…..whose  most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz….which include “Minor Swing”,  “Daphne”, “Belleville”, “Djangology”, “Nuages” and “Swing 42”….as played by Ray Benson & Alseep At The Wheel ….along with fiddle…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Asleep At The Wheel – I Found A New Baby – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“I Found a New Baby“ is a popular song written by Jack Palmer and Spencer Williams….which was introduced by Clarence Williams’ Blue Five in 1926….with popular recorded versions in the same year by Ted Lewis and by Ethel Waters….and has since been recorded by many artists…. which has made it a popular jazz standard…as Bing Crosby recorded the song in 1945….and Bobby Darin included the song in his album Winners in 1960….while “I’ve…

Music – 1980 – Ray Benson & Friends – Tribute To Django Reinhardt – With Willie Nelson + Johnny Gimble + John Mills

Ray Benson is the front man of the Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel….as well as an actor and voice actor….who formed Asleep at the Wheel with friends Lucky Oceans and Leroy Preston in 1970…. who relocated to Austin in 1973 after a suggestion from Willie Nelson….and since then, the group has released more than 20 albums and earned 9 Grammy awards….even though the…

Music – 1980 – Ray Benson + Willie Nelson – After Youve Gone – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“After You’ve Gone“ is a 1918 popular song composed by Turner Layton….with lyrics by Henry Creamer .… and was recorded by Marion Harris and released by Victor Records in the same year. The chorus adheres to a standard ABAC pattern….but is only 20 measures long…while there are four 4-bar phrases…. which are followed by a 4 measure tag….as the song is harmonically active….with chord…

Music – 1981 – Ray Benson + Asleep At The Wheel – Believe Me Lil Darlin’ I Dont Mind – With Willie Nelson

Asleep at the Wheel is an American country music group that was formed in Paw Paw, West Virginia…..  while being based in Austin, Texas…..as the band has won nine Grammy Awards since their 1970 inception….released over twenty albums….and has charted more than 21 singles on the Billboard country charts. Their highest-charting single, “The Letter That Johnny Walker Read”, peaked at # 10…