DOG ASIDE: Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer….who won world titles at light heavyweight and cruiserweight. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2004. He went 1-1-1 in his first three pro fights….but then reeled off 14 straight victories to move into the…Details
DOG ASIDE: Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981)….best known as Joe Louis….was an American professional boxer. He held the world heavyweight championship from 1937 to 1949….and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweights of all time. Nicknamed the “Brown Bomber”….Louis helped elevate boxing from a decline in popularity in…Details
In this video piece from Bob Hope’s Road to Hollywood….he showcases movies with Martha Hyer and Janice Page….but my favorite part was the clip from the movie “Big Broadcast of 1936” where Bob sings “Thanks for the Memories” for the first time.
DOG ASIDE: Bob Hope starts off this video with a classic Hope stand-up routine….with one liners and rapid pace punch lines…then the video morphs into his 1965 Christmas Tour of the American soldier around the world. When you watch this video, you begin to understand how much the star of the whole tour admired and…Details
There are simply some pieces of video that need no introduction….and certainly don’t need any dialog or prose….and this little piece of comedy by Bob Hope and his little girl co-star…..is certainly one of those pieces….so just enjoy.
DOG ASIDE: In Bob Hope’s 57th and final Christmas Tour for the American soldiers stationed all over the world….the old master of one liners delivers a tribute of the highest level….both elegant and eloquent….as he bears his heart and soul about having had the privilege of serving America’s finest for the past half-century. In this…Details
DOG ASIDE: Leslie Townes “Bob” Hope (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)….was an American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years….Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts….including a series of “Road” movies also starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards…Details
Doug Sahm & Sir Doug Quintet Live – Who’ll Be Next In Line & Down On The Border & Who Were You Thinking Of When We Was Loving
DOG ASIDE: Douglas Wayne Sahm (November 6, 1941 – November 18, 1999) was an American musician from Texas. Born in San Antonio, Texas…he was a child prodigy in country music but became a significant figure in roots rock and other genres. Sahm is considered one of the most important figures in what is identified as Tex-Mex…Details
DOG ASIDE: Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian, August 26, 1949) is a Canadian/American singer-songwriter and guitarist specializing in interpretations of early 20th-century music, including jazz and blues standards and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized for his trademark Panama hat, dark sunglasses, and black tie….Redbone first appeared on stage in Toronto, Canada in the mid-1970’s. Redbone has…Details