Music – 1978 – Steve Martin + The Dirt Band – White Russian – Performed Live On Stage In NYC

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country rock band…..as the group has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California, in 1966…..while the band’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years….including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band…..as seen in this video herewith…..when…

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Music – 1978 – Martin Mull – I Have Played Some Sh- -tholes Boy But This One Takes The Cake

Martin Mull is the funniest comedic songwriter/musician that we have in our incredible vintage music library that we have here at ImaSportsphile….as the fact remains that Mull has true  “comedic genius” in his very make-up…..and when you throw in an excessive amount of musical talent….which Mull has…..and you get some of the funniest music material ever…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Jesse Polka – Featuring Cliff Bruner

Cliff Bruner (April 25, 1915 – August 25, 2000) was a fiddler and bandleader of the Western Swing era of the 1930’s and 1940’s…..whose music combined elements of traditional string band music, improvisation, blues, folk and popular melodies of the times. Bruner was born in Texas City, Texas….who learned to play fiddle….and traveled with medicine shows to begin his musical career.  Milton Brown’s Musical Brownies drafted Bruner in 1935….as he…

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Music – 1978 – The Kingston Trio – M T A + Greenback Dollar – Performed Live At The Coconut Grove

The Kingston Trio is an American folk and pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950’s to late 1960’s…..as the group started as a San Francisco Bay Area nightclub act with an original lineup of Dave Guard, Bob Shane and Nick Reynolds….which rose to international popularity….which was fueled by unprecedented sales of LP records….and helped alter the direction of popular music in the U.S. …

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Music – 1979 – Andy Williams – The Days Of Wine And Roses – By Impersonator Bob Anderson

“Days of Wine and Roses“ is a popular song from the 1962 movie of the same name…..which was written by Henry Mancini….with lyrics by Johnny Mercer….as they received the Academy Award for Best Original Song for their work….as well as the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Song of the Year.  In 2004 the song finished at # 39 in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in…

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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…

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Music – 1979 – Stephen Frumholtz – Everybody Goin’ On The Road + Dear Darcie – Live On Austin City Limits

Steven Fromholz (June 8, 1945 – January 19, 2014) was an American entertainer, singer-songwriter ….who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007…..as Fromholz was born in Temple, Texas….and attended the University of North Texas….where he was president of the Folk Music Club. Fromholz began performing while he was serving in the United States Navy during the 1960’s….which after leaving, he…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Truck Drivers Blues – Played Live At ACL

Truck-driving Country is a subgenre of country and western music….which is characterised by lyrical content about trucks and truck drivers (truckers)….i.e. commercial vehicles, not pick-up trucks….and the trucking industry experience….which would include, for example, references to truck stops, CB (Citizens Band) radio, geography, drugs, teamsters, roads, weather, fuel, law enforcement, loads, traffic, ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission), contraband, DOT (Department of Transportation) and accidents,…

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Music – 1979 – Art Garfunkel – Crying In My Sleep Sung Live On Stage In New York City

“Crying in My Sleep“ was the second single released from Squeeze‘s ninth album, Play….while in the U.S….it was released only as a single-track, promotional CD….which reached # 14 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.  Squeeze are a British rock band that came to prominence in the United Kingdom during the new wave period of the late 1970’s….who continued recording in the 1980’s and 1990’s. In the…

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