Music – 1934 – Bob Hope + Leah Ray – You’re As Sweet As Molasses – Sung In 1934 Film Going Spanish

Leah Ray (February 16, 1915 – May 27, 1999) was an American singer and actress….who performed in the Big Band era….while singing and acting in more than a dozen motion pictures.  Soon after Ray moved to California, her uncle introduced her to Phil Harris and arranged for a tryout…..and as a result, she was singing for the Harris Orchestra at…

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Music – 1978 – The Staple Singers – The Weight – Performed Live At The Band Last Waltz Concert

“The Weight“ is an original song by the Canadian-American group The Band that was released as a Capitol Records single in 1968….and on the group’s debut album Music from Big Pink…..as the song was written by Band member Robbie Robertson….which is about a visitor’s experiences in a town mentioned in the lyric’s first line as Nazareth….which later inspired the name of the…

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Music – 1985 – Halftme Show – NCAAF Texas Vs OU – The Show Band Of The Southwest – UT Marching Band

Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile, speaks often about how much he enjoyed watching the halftime shows of The Showband of the Southwest…..known as the Texas Longhorn Marching Band….while attending the University of Texas from 1965 to 1970…..as this video seen herewith….goes a long way to explain why he enjoyed getting to the UT home games early…

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Music – 1938 – Bob Hope + Shirley Ross – Thanks For The Memories – From Movie Big Broadcast Of 1938

“Thanks for the Memory“ is a popular song composed by Ralph Rainger with lyrics by Leo Robin. Which   was introduced in the 1938 film The Big Broadcast of 1938 ….while being sung by Bob Hope and Shirley Ross…..and recorded by Shep Fields and His Orchestra….which featured John Serry Sr. on accordion in the film….and vocals by Bob Goday on Bluebird Records from 1938.  Dorothy Lamour’s solo recording of the song was also very…

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Music – 1950 – Hank Williams – Why Don’t You Love Me – From The TV Special Tribute To Hank Williams

“Why Don’t You Love Me“ is a song by American singer / songwriter Hank Williams….as the song reached # 1 on the U.S. Country & Western chart….which was released as a single in 1950 with the B-side being “A House Without Love”. Like his previous hits “You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)” and “I Just Don’t…

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Music – 1947 – Bing Crosby + Bob Hope – Harmony – Song & Dance Routine In Movie Variety Girl

Back when Bone Daddy was growing up in West Texas…..there were many movie musicals with scores of popular songs…..as many of the were what we call “song and dance” music…..and Bob Hope and Bing Crosby did their fair share of “song and dance” music in the many movies that they made from the late 1930’s throughout the mid-1950’s…..as we…

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Music – 1933 To 1951 – Austin City Limits Special – Tribute To Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer….who is regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century.….and was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe….and remains the most significant….who with violinist Stéphane Grappelli, formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the…

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Music – 1930 – Josephine Baker – Je Suis Deux Amours – Two Loves Have I – Live At Folies Bergere Paris

Je Suis Deux Amours / I Have Two Loves is a song performed in 1930 by Joséphine Baker….with lyrics by Géo Koger and Henri Varna….for music by Vincent Scotto for Josephine Baker….as I Have Two Loves  played both on her exotic status as a foreigner…..and on her deep attachment to her adopted city of Paris. It was…

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Music – 1950 – Chuck and Bob Loomis – Stan The Man – Put To Highlights Of Cardinals 1B Stan Musial

Stan Musial began the 1950’s by posting a .350 batting average before participating in the 1950 All-Star Game….where in fan balloting he was the National League’s # 2 choice…..as he had the longest hitting streak of his career during the 1950 season….with a 30-game stretch that ended on July 27.  With the Cardinals falling 14 games…

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