Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Sentimental Attitude – Performed Live On ACL

Johnny Gimble (May 30, 1926 – May 9, 2015) was an American country musician associated with Western swing…..who was considered one of the most important fiddlers in the genre….as he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 in the early influences category as a member of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. In 1968, after repeated encouragement from his…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Right Or Wrong – Sung By J R Chatwell

“Right or Wrong” is a jazz ballad from 1921…..which was composed by Arthur Sizemore and Paul Biese…. with words by Haven Gillespie….which is described by the original sheet music as “a beautiful fox-trot ballad.” The lyrics tell of the loss of a paramour….as the title comes from a refrain in the chorus: Right or wrong, I’ll always love you…

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Music – 1979 – Barry White – Big And Tall Thats All – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Barry White was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer and composer….who was a two time Grammy Award winner….while being known for his distinctive bass-baritone voice….along with his romantic image….as he was able to create his greatest success in the 1970´s as a solo singer….plus  with The Love Unlimited Orchestra…. crafting many enduring soul, funk, and disco songs….such as his two biggest hits “You’re the…

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Music – 1979 – Brenda Lee – Jambalaya – Sung Live At Tribute To Hank Williams Television Special

“Jambalaya (On the Bayou)“ is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Hank Williams that was first released in July 1952…..which was named for a Creole and Cajun rice based dish, jambalaya….which spawned numerous cover versions….and has since achieved popularity in several different music genres.  With a melody based on the Cajun song “Grand Texas”….it has been said by some sources to claim that the…

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Music – 1979 – Bette Midler – You Gotta Have Friends + Bugle Boy Company B – By Female Impersonator

“Friends“ also titled “You Got to Have Friends“ is a 1973 hit single by Bette Midler….which was written by Buzzy Linhart and Mark “Moogy” Klingman….when in the United States….the song reached # 9 on the Adult Contemporary chart….and reached # 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A version of “Friends” was recorded by one of the song’s co-writers, Buzzy Linhart…..which was more of a rock sound…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers With Zeke Campbell – Muskrat Ramble

“Muskrat Ramble“ is a jazz composition written by Kid Ory in 1926…..which was first recorded on February 26, 1926, by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five….and became the group’s most frequently recorded piece.  It was a prominent part of the Dixieland revival repertoire in the 1930’s and 1940’s….and was recorded by Bob Crosby, Roy Eldridge, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Muggsy Spanier, Chet Atkins, Lu Watters, the Andrews Sisters, Harry James, and Al Hirt et…

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Music – 1979 – Rich Little – Hello Dolly – Impersonating Carol Channing + Popeye + Louie Armstrong

“Hello, Dolly!” is the title song of the popular 1964 musical of the same name….while Louis Armstrong’s version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001…..as the music and lyrics were written by Jerry Herman….who also wrote the scores for many other popular musicals….including Mame and La Cage aux Folles. “Hello, Dolly!” was first sung by Carol Channing….who starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi…

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Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – The Pretty Palomino – Live On Stage At ACL

Old time fiddle is a genre of American folk and country music…..as “Old time fiddle tunes” derived from European folk dance tunes such as Jig, Reel, Breakdown, Schottische, Waltz, Two Step and Polka. The fiddle may be accompanied by banjo or other instruments but are nevertheless called “fiddle tunes”. The genre traces from the colonization of North…

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Music – 1978 – Paul Simon – Slip Sliding Away – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

Paul Simon is an American musician, singer, songwriter and actor…..whose musical career has spanned seven decades. He reached fame and commercial success as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel….which  was formed in 1956 with Art Garfunkel….as the duo was originally known as Tom & Jerry. Simon was responsible for writing nearly all of the pair’s songs….which included three that…

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