Boxing Special – Tribute To The Brown Bomber – Joe Louis

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…


Bob Hope Road To Hollywood – Martha Hyer & Janice Page & Thanks For The Memories


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.

Bob Hope – Stand-up Routine & 1965 Christmas Tours With Carol Baker & Jack Jones

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…


Bob Hope’s Christmas Tours – Final Narration and Tribute to the American Soldier

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…


Bob Hope Road To Hollywood – Edward G Robinson & James Cagney & Jimmy Durante

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…


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…


Leon Redbone Live – The One Rose In My Heart & Way Out on the Wind Swept Desert

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…


Linda Ronstadt Live – Just One Look & Look Out For My Love & Mad Mad Love

DOG ASIDE: The discography of Linda Ronstadt….an American rock, pop, and country artist….consists of 28 studio albums….numerous compilation albums….and 63 singles. After recording three albums with her folk rock band, The Stone Poneys, Ronstadt debuted on Capitol Records as a solo artist with 1969’s Hand Sown … Home Grown.  To celebrate her Mexican American heritage….Ronstadt…