Music – 1988 – Blues Brothers Imitators – I Need You – During Timeout At The 38th NBA All Star Game

We don’t know about you….but just between you and the fence post….we much prefer a timeout at an NBA game like the one seen in this video herewith…..where Blues Brothers imitators perform the song “I Need You”….since we have a goodly number of Blues Brothers music videos already posted in our library….we can honestly say that these guys are pretty…

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Music – 1988 – Meet Me In St Louie, Louie – Performed At Halftime Of The 54th Orange Bowl

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1944 American Technicolor musical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer….which divided into a series of seasonal vignettes….while starting the Summer of 1903….as it relates the story of a year in the life of the Smith family in St. Louis…..after leading up to the opening of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition….which was more commonly referred to as the World’s Fair in the spring…

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Music – 1988 – So Hot Together – The NBA It Is FANtastic!!! – TV Ad To Promote The NBA

One of the wonderful aspects of ImaSportsphile is the fact that our Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, took “hours on end” to breakdown his entire 2300 hours of vintage videos to there smallest common denominator….which in the case of this video seen herewith was 30 seconds…..and we are glad that he did….cuz we end up…

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Music – 1978 – The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden + Respectable + Shattered + Brown Sugar – Live On SNL

“Beast of Burden“ is a song by English rock band The Rolling Stones….which was featured on the 1978 album Some Girls….when in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song # 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”….and # 433 on the “500 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of All Time.” A “beast of burden” is an animal, usually domesticated, that labors…

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Music – 1987 – The Four Tops – Star Spangled Banner – Sung Live At The 1987 MLB All Star Game

The Four Tops are a vocal quartet from Detroit, Michigan….who helped to define the city’s Motown sound of the 1960’s…..as the group’s repertoire has included soul music, R&B, disco, adult contemporary, doo-wop, jazz, and show tunes…..which were founded as the Four Aims….comprising of lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul “Duke” Fakir, Renaldo “Obie” Benson and Lawrence Payton….who remained together for over four decades….while performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel. The Four Tops were…

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Music – July 4th 1986 – Johnny Cash – Battle Hymn Of The Republic – Live At Lady Liberty Concert

The “Battle Hymn of the Republic“…..which is also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory“ outside of the United States….is a lyric by the abolitionist writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song “John Brown’s Body”…..as Howe’s famous lyrics were written in November 1861….and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862.  The song links the…

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Music – July 4th 1986 – Barry Manilow – America The Beautiful + One Voice – Sung At Liberty Weekend

“One Voice” is the title song of Barry Manilow’s sixth studio album….which was released in 1979….while being recorded at United Western Studios and Allen Zentz Recording in Hollywood. The album was a signature of a minor decline in Manilow’s success…..cuz it reached 2x platinum, not 3x platinum, as his past six albums did…..and the album only contained…

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Music – 1974 – Bad Company – Good Loving Gone Bad – Performed Live On Stage In Concert

“Good Lovin’ Gone Bad“ was a 1974 Top 40, major trans-Atlantic hit for English rock band, Bad Company …..on a track that was written by the band’s guitarist Mick Ralphs….as the song first appeared on the album, Straight Shooter….and was later referenced in 38 Special’s 1981 hit “Hold On Loosely” Bad Company are an English hard rock super-group formed in Westminster, London, in 1973…

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Music – July 4th 1986 – America The Beautiful – John Williams & The Boston Pops At Liberty Weekend With John Denver + Barry Manilow + Melissa Manchester + Joel Grey + Whitney Houston Et Al

“America the Beautiful“ is a very popular American patriotic song…..with lyrics that were written by Katharine Lee Bates….while the music was composed by church organist and choirmaster Samuel A. Ward at Grace Episcopal Church in Newark, New Jersey…..and interestingly enough….the two never met….as Bates originally wrote the words as a poem, “Pikes Peak“….which was first published in the Fourth of July edition of the church…

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