Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Operator Get Me Jesus On The Line – Performed Live In Concert

Every now and then, as I sit at my desk today….while hard at work posting more videos onto my site here at ImaSportsphile….and as is typical when posting, I have music playing while I am working….and today’s music actually moved me to write this copyy as a Happy Birthday note to me….as I turn 73…

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Music – 1979 – Gail Davies – The Fox Hunting Song + Song For Grandma – Sung At Austin City Limits

“Grandma’s Song” is a song written and recorded by American country artist Gail Davies….which was recorded for Davies’ self-titled 1978 debut album….and a re-recorded version from her 1981 album I’ll Be There was released as the album’s third single in July 1981. The song was written by Gail Davies as a tribute to her grandmother, Frances Marion Whitten. Davies features her…

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Music – 1979 – Johnny Cash – Men With Borken Hearts – Live On A Tribute To Hank Williams TV Show

“Men with Broken Hearts“ is a song written and recorded by Hank Williams….which was under the pseudonym “Luke the Drifter”….and was released on MGM Records in 1951.  “Men with Broken Hearts” was a song of which Williams was extremely proud….for in the liner notes to the 2001 Mercury album  Hank Williams as Luke the Drifter: Beyond the Sunset….he is quoted asking…

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Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Tell Me How Long Will This Rain Last – Performed Live In Concert

Like other videos that have crossed my desk to be prepared for posting…..and then, posted on our site here at ImaSportsphile….which often times leave me with the decision to actually put a title with the song that is performed….which I try to ascertain after watching the video more than a few times….thus, convincing me in…

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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…

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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’…

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Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Jazz Medley Tribute To Eddie Jefferson – Sung Live In Concert

In this video seen herewith…..Manhattan Transfer does a whole piece that includes a medley of Eddie Jefferson songs….as they review old performances by the great jazz lyricist….while practicing the “vocalese licks” that he made famous.  Eddie Jefferson (August 3, 1918 – May 9, 1979) was a jazz vocalist and lyricist….who is credited as an innovator of “vocalese”….as a musical style in…

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Music – 1980 – Billy Taylor & His Orchestra – C Jam Blues – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

“C Jam Blues”“ is a jazz standard composed in 1942 by Duke Ellington….and performed by countless other musicians such as Dave Grusin, Django Reinhardt, Oscar Peterson, and Charles Mingus….and as the title suggests….the piece follows a twelve-bar blues form in the key of C major….as the tune is well known for being extremely easy to play….with the entire melody featuring only two notes….G and C. A performance typically…

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Music – 1979 – Manhattan Transfer – Four Brothers – Performed Live In Concert

Four Brothers is a jazz standard written by Jimmy Giuffre in 1947….which was based on the chord changes of ‘Jeepers Creepers’…..as the song was written for the “Four Brothers” saxophone section of Woody Herman’s second band….and has since been covered by many groups. Woody Herman recorded it on December 27, 1947 for Columbia records….with his second Herd….which had been…

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