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…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Good Woman Blues – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Good Woman Blues“ is a song written by Ken McDuffie…..and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis….which was released in September 1976….as the second single from the album Love Revival….as it became Mel Tillis’ second # 1 on the country chart…..which stayed at # 1 for two weeks…. while spending a total of twelve weeks on…

Music – 1979 – Tony Bennett – I Left My Heart In San Francisco – With Impersonator Bob Anderson

“I Left My Heart in San Francisco“ is a popular song….which was written in the fall of 1953 in Brooklyn, New York….with music by George Cory….and lyrics by Douglass Cross….which is best known as the signature song of Tony Bennett…..and seen in this video herewith…..when impersonator extraordinaire Bob Anderson does his impersonation of Tony Bennett singing it on the Rich Little television…

Music – 1979 – Martin Mull – I Woke Up With A Pig In A Blanket – Performed Live In Concert

Martin Mull is a talent of true comedic genius…..who can deliver laughs in a stand-up routine, a sit-down  “in your living room” music routine….as seen in this video herewith…..for where else except from the mind of Martin Mull could anyone come up with a song that tells the story of going out on the town…. while…

Music – 1979 – Take Me Out To The Ballgame – Put To Great Photos Of Fans At The Ballgames

“Take Me Out to the Ball Game“ is a 1908 Tin Pan Alley song by Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer….which has become the official anthem of baseball all over the world….although neither of its authors had attended a game prior to writing the song….as the song’s chorus is traditionally sung during the middle of the seventh inning of a baseball game….which is…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Orange Blossom Special – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

The fiddle tune “Orange Blossom Special” is about the passenger train of the same name….and was written by Ervin T. Rouse in 1938…..as the original recording was created by Ervin and Gordon Rouse in 1939…..and is often simply called The Special…..while being referred to as the fiddle player’s national anthem….with the lyrics of the first verse being very reminiscent of the Jimmie Rodgers song “Freight Whistle Blues”. Johnny…

Music – 1979 – Wayland Jennings + Hank Williams Jr – The Music & The Man – Tribute To Hank Williams

After finally wrestling creative control from RCA Victor….Waylon Jennings career turning point became his critically acclaimed albums Lonesome, On’ry and Mean and Honky Tonk Heroes….which was followed by his hit LP’s Dreaming My Dreams and Are You Ready for the Country.  During the 1970’s, Jennings was instrumental in the inception of outlaw country and with Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser, and Jessi Colter….which was happening in an around…

Music – 1979 – Mel Tillis – Coca Cola Cowboy – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Coca-Cola Cowboy“ is a song written by Steve Dorff, Sandy Pinkard, Sam Atchley and Bud Dain….and recorded by American country music artist Mel Tillis…..as seen performed live on stage at Austin City Limits in this video herewith….as it was released in June 1979 as the first single from Tillis’s album Mr. Entertainer. The song was featured in the…