Music – 1979 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Rose Of San Antonio – Live At Austin City Limits

“Rose of San Antonio“ was the signature song of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys….which was originally an instrumental song written by Bob Wills….who first recorded it with the Playboys on November 28, 1938….as band members added lyrics and it was retitled “New San Antonio Rose”.  A fresh recording was made on April 16, 1940 with vocals by band member Tommy Duncan.…

Music – 1979 – Sammy Davis Jr – Why Cant I Fall In Love – With Impersonator Bob Anderson

In this video seen herewith….impersonator / impressionist extraordinaire Bob Anderson does Sammy Davis Jr. singing ‘Why Can’t I Fall In Love” on Rich Little’s HBO television special in 1979….for without a doubt….Anderson is probably one of the very best musical impersonators / impressionists of all time….as this video provides evidence to that fact….cuz he nails Sammy…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Stay A Little Longer – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Stay a Little Longer” is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan….as 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 – 1979 – Rich Little – It Is Fun To Walk Talk Sing Dance And Act Like Celebrities

One of Rich Little’s best-known impressions is of US President Richard Nixon….while providing the voice of Tricky Dick reprising in 1991 the role of Nixon as ideal sperm donor in Gina’s fantasies on the soap opera Santa Barbara….as during the 1970’s, Little made many television appearances portraying Nixon. He was also a regular guest on The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts in…

Music – 1979 – Martin Mull – Last Night I Took You Home And We Began To Hmmmm – Sung Live In Concert

Truly one of our favorites here at ImaSportsphile….comedian / musician Martin Mull provides us with another monumental piece of comedic songwriting genius…..as Mull performs his own song “Last Night I Took You Home And We Began To Hmmmm”…..which is down-right hilarious….and truly another “pure diamond” albeit is “in the rough”.  We challenge anyone to watch this video…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Ruby Dont Take Your Love To Town – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

After leaving the Air Force in 1955….Mel Tillis returned to Florida where he worked a number of odd jobs….and eventually finding employment with the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in Tampa, Florida….when he used his railroad pass to visit Nashville….and eventually met and auditioned for Wesley Rose of the famous Nashville publishing house Acuff-Rose Music….where Hank Williams resided whilte writing and…

Music – 1980 – Ella Fitzgerald + Billy Taylor & All Star Orchestra – Take The A Train

“Take the ‘A’ Train“ is a jazz standard by Billy Strayhorn….which was the signature tune of the Duke Ellington orchestra….as the use of the Strayhorn composition as the signature tune was made necessary by a ruling in 1940 by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)….when ASCAP raised its licensing fees for broadcast use….after which many ASCAP members…. including Ellington….could no…

Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – You Know You Can Count On Me – Performed Live In Concert

The Manhattan Transfer is a Grammy award-winning jazz vocal group founded in 1969….who sang and recorded in vocalese, swing, standards, Brazilian jazz, rhythm & blues, pop music and a cappella….as there have been two editions of the Manhattan Transfer….with Tim Hauser as the only person to be part of both. The first group consisted of Hauser, Erin Dickins, Marty Nelson,…

Music – 1979 – Tom T Hall – The Year That Clayton Delaney Died – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“The Year That Clayton Delaney Died“ is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Tom T. Hall…..which was released in July 1971….as the only single from the album, In Search of a Song….as it was Hall’s second # 1 hit on the country chart….which stayed at # 1 for two weeks….while spending a total of eighteen…