Music – 1980 – Sarah Vaughan – I Let A Song Grow Out Of My Heart – Sung At Salute To Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1965….but no prize was ultimately awarded that year…..and being then 66 years old, he joked….”Fate is being kind to me. Fate doesn’t want me to be famous too young.”….and in 1999 he was posthumously awarded a special Pulitzer Prize “commemorating the centennial year of his birth, in recognition of…

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Music – 1982 – Quarterflash – Find Another Fool – Performed Live In Concert

It is rare to find a female who plays the saxophone really well….cuz here at ImaSportsphile….we have always thought of the sax as a male instrument….with the shape….and the sounds that come out of it…., they all just look and sound very male….I mean, just think about it….can you think of any great female sax…

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Music – 1953 – Bob Hope + Rosemary Clooney – You’ve Got Class – From Movie Here Come The Girls

Bob Hope and Rosemary Clooney starred in several movies together during the mid-1950’s…..including White Christmas in 1954…..which is still today an all time favorite holiday movie in 2019….and Here Come The Girls in 1955….so, they were song and dance partners from way back in the day.  In this video herewith….they sing a duet “You’ve Got Class” in a clip…

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Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Those Who Are Lonely Too – Kennedy Center Salute To Duke Ellington

As the Depression worsened….the recording industry was in crisis….while dropping over 90% of its artists by 1933….that is when Ivie Anderson was hired as the Duke Ellington Orchestra’s featured vocalist in 1931….as she is the vocalist on “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” in 1932….while Sonny Greer had been providing occasional vocals….and as…

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Music – 1980 – Ray Charles – Busted – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

We at ImaSportsphile are so fortunate to have such a wonderful collection of The Genius known as Ray Charles in our music section….for there has never been another person in the entire spectrum of music that was quite like Brother Ray….as God truly threw the mold away after bringing that musical genius to the world….for the pure enjoyment…

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Music – 1980 – Marty Robbins – El Paso – Sung Live At Austin City Limits

“El Paso“ is a country and western ballad….which was written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins….and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959…..then It was released as a single the following month….and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts….after reaching # 1 in both….at the start of 1960. …after which It won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western…

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Figure Skating – 1986 – World Championships – Mens Free Skate Finals – CZK Josef Sabovcik

Jozef (Jumping Joe) Sabovčík is a Slovak figure skater….who competed for Czechoslovakia….and is the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics bronze medalist….a two-time European champion in 1985 and 1986… and a six-time Czechoslovakian national champion…..whose quad toe loop at the 1986 European Championships was originally approved as the first quad jump landed in competition….but a few weeks later was deemed invalid due to a touchdown with his free foot. Despite a…

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Music – 1980 – Joe Williams – Do Nothing Til You Hear It From Me – From Salute To Duke Ellington

Joe Williams had a powerful voice with a smooth delivery that provide some of the best jazz vocals to ever grace the stage…..and after spending years on the road with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and the Count Bassie Orchestra….he join Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Max Roach and Billy Taylor + His All Star Orchestra to…

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Comedy – 1983 – Bob Hope + Martha Hyer Stand Up Routine + Clip From 1958 Movie Paris Holiday

Martha Hyer (August 10, 1924 – May 31, 2014) was an American actress….who is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running in 1958….for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She had supporting roles in the war story Battle Hymn with Rock Hudson in 1958….along with the drama Mister Cory with Tony Curtis in 1957….then she was…

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