Music – 1981 – Red Skelton – The Time Has Come To Say Goodbye – Closing To His Live Concert

Red Skelton is by virtue of the number of folks that have viewed his videos here at ImaSportsphile…the most popular….with millions of views ahead of our 2nd place video with our Muhammad Ail category….out of our entire 5200 posts (currently….cuz we’ve got easily another 5200 still to post) video library….plus there is no question that…

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 – 1979 – Ray Charles – Deep In The Heart Of Texas – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

After being born and raised in Texas….that makes us just a “tab bit” more fond of anything and all things doing with The Lone Star State….especially when the iconic song “Deep In The Heart Of Texas” is being performed…..especially when it is performed by the likes and genius of Ray Charles….the undisputed  king of blues, soul, r…

Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan – I’ve Got It Bad & That Ain’t Good – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

“I Got It Bad (and That Ain’t Good)“ is a pop and jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Paul Francis Webster published in 1941….when it was introduced in the musical revue Jump for Joy by Ivie Anderson….who also provided the vocals for Duke Ellington and His Orchestra on the single Victor 27531.  The list of artists that have recorded this song goes well…

Music – 1977 – Tchaikovsky – Swan Lake – With Dance Interpretation By Modern Dancers + Ballerinas

Swan Lake is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–76…..which despite its initial failure, has now one of the most popular ballets of all time…..as the scenario, initially in two acts, was fashioned from Russian and German folk tales….and tells the story of Odette…..who was a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. The choreographer of…

Music – 1980 – Ray Benson + Willie Nelson – Believe Me Lil Darlin I Dont Mind – Live At ACL

We have posted literally hundreds and hundreds of Austin City Limits (ACL) videos here at ImaSportsphile…. and each and every one them are absolute “gems and jewels and nuggets of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories…..for ACL is definitely one of the all time great television programs….which appeared on PBS….and was the original core…

Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Georgia on My Mind“ is a 1930 song written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell…..while being first recorded that year….as It has often been associated with Ray Charles….who was a native of the state of Georgia in the USA….who recorded it for his 1960 album The Genius Hits the Road. In 1979, the State of Georgia designated it the official state song. It has…

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 Charles – Busted – Sung Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“Busted”is a song written by Harlan Howard in 1962….which was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash + the Carter Family for Cash’s 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears…..as the first recording was by Burl Ives in 1962….and was subsequently recorded by several notable artists such as Ray Charles (also in 1963) and Patty Loveless (2009). The song is about a dirt-poor farmer struggling to support his family,…