Music – 1981 – Tal Farrow + Red Mitchel + Cedar Walton – Jazz Trio Medley Of Songs

Tal Farlow (June 7, 1921 – July 25, 1998) was an American jazz guitarist….who was nicknamed “Octopus” because of how his large, quick hands spread over the fretboard….as Steve Rochinski notes, “Of all the guitarists to emerge in the first generation after Charlie Christian, Tal Farlow, more than any other, has been able to move beyond the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Somewhere Over The Rainbow – With Credits For ACL

In this 1981 Austin City Limits performance by Willie Nelson & The Family Band singing “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”….while the ACL credits scroll by as they showcase the many folks who had a hand in bringing one of the best weekly music programs on television for the past 50+ years….cuz they deserve our salute, since we have posted…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family – Blues Skies – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Blue Skies“ is a popular song, written by Irving Berlin in 1926…..as a last-minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical Betsy…..and although the show ran for only 39 performances….“Blue Skies” was an instant success….with audiences on opening night demanding 24 encores of the piece from star Belle Baker…..when during the final repetition….Ms. Baker forgot her lyrics….which prompted Berlin to sing them from…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Night Life – Performed Live On Stage At ACL

“Night Life“ is a song written by country music singer-songwriter Willie Nelson….after being inspired to write the song during one of his trips from his home in Pasadena, Texas, to his work while singing at the Esquire Ballroom in Houston, Texas.  Due to financial issues, Nelson sold the song to guitar instructor Paul Buskirk for $150. The recording of the song was…

Music – 1982 – Dave Mason – We Just Disagree – Put To Highlights Of MLB Mgrs + Umpires Conversations

There are many sidebars to the game of baseball…..with none quite as notorious as the classic manager vs umpire confrontation…..which is an event that permeates throughout the entire cast of fans at any given game where one of these “We Just Disagree” moments comes into play…..for having been a lifetime baseball fan myself….I can vividly remember…

Music – 1981 – Willie Nelson & The Family Band – Blues Eyes Crying In The Rain – Live On ACL Stage

“Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain“ is a song written by songwriter Fred Rose….while being originally performed by Roy Acuff….as the song has been covered by many artists including Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Russell, and Charley Pride….and most notably, the song was recorded by Willie Nelson as part of his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger….when both the song and album became iconic in country…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Cruisin With The Deuce – Live In Concert

Quarterflash is an American rock group formed in 1980 in Portland, Oregon….as the band was originally made up of the two current members, Orinda Sue “Rindy” Ross (lead vocals and saxophone) and her husband Marv Ross (guitars), along with Jack Charles (guitars), Rick DiGiallonardo (keyboards), Rich Gooch (electric bass) and Brian David Willis (drums and percussion). Having a lead singer…

Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Find Another Fool – Live In Concert

Quarterflash is the debut album of American rock band Quarterflash….which was released in 1981 on Geffen Records…. and features the single, “Harden My Heart”….which reached # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100….while also reaching # 1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart…..as the follow-up single from the album was “Find Another Fool”….which reached # 16 on the Hot 100….and is seen in…

1982 – Music – Paul Simon – American Tune – Performed Live In Concert

“American Tune“ is a song by the American singer-songwriter Paul Simon….which was the third single  from his third studio album, There Goes Rhymin’ Simon in 1973….and released on Columbia Records. The song, a meditation on the American experience, is based on the melody of the hymn “O Sacred Head, Now Wounded”….as the song reached # 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. “The…