Music – 1988 – Leslie Uggams – My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is) – Halftime 54th Orange Bowl Canes Vs Sooners

Whether it’s “My Kind of Town“ or “My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)” doesn’t really matter….cuz it’s a very popular song by both names….which was composed by Jimmy Van Heusen….with lyrics by Sammy Cahn….as the song was originally part of the musical score from the 1964 movie Robin and the 7 Hoods staring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peter Lawford and Sammy…

Music – 1988 – Trumpeter Herb Albert – Start Spangled Banner – Super Bowl XXII – Redskins Vs Brocos

Herb Alpert is an American trumpet jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Brass or TJB….who is also a recording industry executive….while being the “A” of A&M Records….which is a recording label he and business partner  Jerry Moss founded….and eventually sold to PolyGram.  Alpert also has created abstract expressionist   paintings and sculpture over two decades,…

Music – 1988 – Lee Roy Reams + Leslie Uggams – The Lullaby Of Broadway + New York New York

“Lullaby of Broadway“ is a popular song with music written by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin…. which was published in 1935…..as the lyrics salute the night life of Broadway and its denizens….who “don’t sleep tight until the dawn”….while the song was introduced by Wini Shaw in the musical film Gold Diggers of 1935….and, in an unusual move, it was used as background music in a sequence in…

Music – 1988 – Blues Brothers Imitators – I Need You – During Timeout At The 38th NBA All Star Game

We don’t know about you….but just between you and the fence post….we much prefer a timeout at an NBA game like the one seen in this video herewith…..where Blues Brothers imitators perform the song “I Need You”….since we have a goodly number of Blues Brothers music videos already posted in our library….we can honestly say that these guys are pretty…

Music – 1988 – Meet Me In St Louie, Louie – Performed At Halftime Of The 54th Orange Bowl

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer….which divided into a series of seasonal vignettes….while starting the Summer of 1903….as it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis…..after leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition….which was more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair in the spring…

Music – 1988 – So Hot Together – The NBA It Is FANtastic!!! – TV Ad To Promote The NBA

One of the wonderful aspects of ImaSportsphile is the fact that our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, took “hours on end” to breakdown his entire 2300 hours of vintage videos to there smallest common denominator….which in the case of this video seen herewith was 30 seconds…..and we are glad that he did….cuz we end up…

Music – 1978 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + Respectable + Shattered + Brown Sugar – Live On SNL

“Beast of Burden“ is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones….which was featured on the 1978 album Some Girls….when in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song # 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”….and # 433 on the “500 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of All Time.” A “beast of burden” is an animal, usually domesticated, that labors…

Music – 1987 – The Four Tops – Star Spangled Banner – Sung Live At The 1987 MLB All Star Game

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan….who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s…..as the group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes…..which were founded as the Four Aims….comprising of lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton….who remained together for over four decades….while performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel. The Four Tops were…

Music – July 4th 1986 – Johnny Cash – Battle Hymn Of The Republic – Live At Lady Liberty Concert

The “Battle Hymn of the Republic“…..which is also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory“ outside of the United States….is a lyric by the abolitionist writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song “John Brown’s Body”…..as Howe’s famous lyrics were written in November 1861….and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862.  The song links the…