Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Performed Live On Stage At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins….while first being released on his Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs album in September 1959….and was released as a single the following month….as it became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….after  reaching # 1 in both at the start of 1960….plus, It won the Grammy Award for Best Country &…

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

“New San Antonio Rose“ was originally and often referred to as just “San Antonio Rose” was the signature song of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys…..as “San Antonio Rose” was an instrumental song written by Bob Wills….who first recorded it with the Playboys on November 28, 1938…..that is when band members added lyrics….and it was re-titled “New San Antonio Rose”….and…

Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash + Hank Williams Jr – Kaw Liga – Sung On Tribute To Hank Williams TV Show

“Kaw-Liga“ is a country music song written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose…..which is one of just a handful of songs that Williams wrote with Fred Rose….who produced his records….and published his songs through his company Acuff-Rose…..as Rose often “doctored” the songs Hank composed….while making suggestions and revisions….with biographer Roger M. Williams noting that Rose’s contribution to Hank’s songs was probably craftsmanship….whereas Williams’…

Music – 1979 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Performed Live On Stage

In 1968, after repeated encouragement from his peers, Johnny Gimble moved his family to Nashville, Tennessee…..and from then on, his steady work as a session musician included sessions with Merle Haggard and The Strangers on their Bob Wills tribute album….A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (or, My Salute to Bob Wills)…..along with Conway Twitty, Connie Smith, Loretta Lynn, Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price, Willie…

Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Rider In The Rain – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Randy Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer and pianist….who is known for his distinctive voice….his mordant (nd often satirical pop songs….and his film scores. Since the 1980’s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer….in which his film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Pleasantville, Marriage Story, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey and…

Music – 1978 – Webb Pierce – Teenage Boogie On A Saturday Night – sung Live On The Grand Ole Opry

Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921 – February 24, 1991) was an American honk#y tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950’s….while being one of the most popular country and western performers after charting more No. 1 hits than any other country artist during the decade….with his biggest hit was “In the Jailhouse Now”….which charted for 37 weeks in 1955…..with 21 of them…

Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Get Off Its The End Of The Line – Live At ACL

Remembering Johnny Gimble is an easy thing to do if you’re from the area known as Central Texas….especially if you happen to love what is call “Texas swing music” in the Hill Country where ImaSportsphile was spawned….cuz Johnny was without a doubt the best fiddler in those hills….plus, he was a genuinely nice guy….who always seemed to…

Music – 1978 – Frankie Lane – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling + Cool Water – Live At Coconut Grove

Frankie Laine (born Francesco Paolo LoVecchio; March 30, 1913 – February 6, 2007) was an American singer, songwriter and actor….whose career spanned nearly 75 years….from his first concerts in 1930 with a marathon dance company to his final performance of “That’s My Desire” in 2005. Often billed as “America’s # 1 Song Stylist”….with other nicknames including “Mr. Rhythm”,…

Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959…..which was released as a single the following month….and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….while reaching # 1 in both at the start of 1960…..and won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961….which remains as Robbins’…