Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Listen To The Music – Performed Live At Their Farewell Concert

“Listen to the Music“ is a song recorded by The Doobie Brothers on their second album Toulouse Street….which was the Doobies first big hit in 1972…..and was written by band member rhythm guitarist Tom Johnston…..who described the motivation for the song as a call for world peace when he said….  “The chord structure of it made me think of something…

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Music – 1983 – Roger Miller – You Cant Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd + Chug A Lug – Live At ACL

Although Roger Miller is usually grouped with country music singers….his unique style defies easy classification…..cuz many of his recordings were humorous novelty songs with whimsical lyrics….which was coupled with scat singing or vocalese riffs filled with nonsense syllables…..while others were sincere ballads which caught the public’s fancy….as with his signature song, “King of the Road”….when the biographical book Ain’t Got…

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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Long Train Running – Performed Live In Concert

“Long Train Running” is a song recorded by The Doobie Brothers….after being written by band member Tom Johnston…..which was included on the band’s 1973 album The Captain and Me….and released as a single….while becoming a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at # 8. It was covered by Italian band Traks in 1982….and then by English girl group Bananarama in 1991…..then  In…

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Music – 1983 – Michael Murphy & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Once Youre A Drifter

After having posted more than a couple of Michael Martin Murphey videos here at ImaSportsphile….it comes to no surprise to me that I really like this man’s music…..since Murphey spent time in West Texas….and Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, was raised in God’s Country….there is already a kindred spirit going on….and I remember BD talking about “the…

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Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Wife Mary – Husbands And Wives – Performed Live At Austin City Limits

“Husbands and Wives” is a single written and recorded by American country music singer Roger Miller,  from his album Words and Music….which was released in February 1966….and was a crossover hit for him….while reaching the Top Ten on the U.S. country and Adult Contemporary charts….as well as Top 40 on the pop charts. Since the release of Miller’s original, the song has been…

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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) – Performed Live At Farewell Concert

“Take Me in Your Arms (Rock Me a Little While)“ is a song written by the premier Motown songwriting /production team of Bryan Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland in the 1960’s….as Eddie Holland  made the original recording of the song in 1964….which was followed by Kim Weston’s recording in 1965….which It peaked at # 4 on the R&B chart in Billboard….and at…

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Music – 1981 – Michael Murphey & The Great American Honky Tonk Band – Still Taking Chances – Live On ACL

“Still Taking Chances” is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Michael Martin Murphey….which was released in November 1981….as the third single from the album Michael Martin Murphey….when the song peaked at # 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles in early 1983….as well as at # 76 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Michael Martin Murphey is an American singer-songwriter….who is best…

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Music – 1983 – Roger Miller + Willie Nelson Duet – Old Friends – With Willie Playing Electric Guitar

Roger Miller continued to record for different record labels….and charted a few songs….but stopped writing in 1978….after feeling that his more “artistic” works were not appreciated….as he disappeared from the entertainment business following the release of “Old Friends” in 1981….but returned after receiving an offer to write a Broadway score for a musical based upon Mark Twain’s Adventures…

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Music – 1983 – The Doobie Brothers – Takin’ It To The Streets – Performed At Live Farewell Concert

“Takin’ It to the Streets“ is a song by the American rock band The Doobie Brothers from the album of the same name…..which was their first single with Michael McDonald on vocals….who had written the song…. which peaked at # 13 in the US….and # 7 in Canada.  By late 1974, touring was beginning to take its toll on the band, especially leader Tom…

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