DOG ASIDE: What a wonderful upbeat jazz piece combining the beautiful harmony in “The Last Time I Saw Janine”….and the way they shift to Jersey Doo-Wop in “Tell Me How Long”. These folks had an incredible range of various types of music….evidenced by the love song “Gloria’s Not In Love With Me”….another Doo-Wop but a…Details
DOG ASIDE: When it comes to Martin Mull….his delivery of comedy is as uniquely his…..as any comedian who has ever graced a stage….however, it is difficult for me to not laugh when I use Martin Mull and graced a stage in the same sentence…..cuz grace is not his style….even though he looks the part. Anyway,…Details
As we turn the calendar to 2016….Rock n Roll Pop Star Eddie Money has been making music since 1974….that’s 44 years folks….which is quite a long time to continue to stay present in the music industry…..as this video is evidence of his popularity.
DOG ASIDE: Live Aid was a dual-venue concert held on 13 July 1985….and an ongoing music-based fundraising initiative….with the original event being organised by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing Ethiopian famine. Billed as the “global jukebox”….the event was held simultaneously at Wembley Stadium in London, England….attended by 72,000 people….and John F. Kennedy Stadium…Details
DOG ASIDE: Gail Davies is an American singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in the history of country music. She is the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson and the sister of songwriter Ron Davies…..as she established herself as a successful singer and songwriter during the 1970’s and 1980’s….scoring numerous Top 10 and Top 20 Billboard hits.…Details
In the decade from 1968 to 1978…..women’s gymnastics grew leaps and bounds in popularity in the US…..and along with this decade of growth….each of the four disciplines in women’s gymnastics….the vault, the floor exercise, the uneven bars and the balance beam….all got increasingly more difficult….as this video portrayed so well by Jim McKay.
DOG ASIDE: Disney Sing-Along Songs in the earlier days were a series of videos with musical moments from various Disney films, TV shows and attractions….with lyrics for the songs being displayed on-screen with the Mickey Mouse icon as a bouncing ball over the words to be sung.Professor Owl hosts some of the videos with Ludwig Von Drake….as in this…Details
DOG ASIDE: Nicolai Andrianov was a Soviet/Russian gymnast….who held the record for men for the most Olympic medals won at 15 (7 gold medals, 5 silver medals, 3 bronze medals) until Michael Phelps surpassed him at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. Nellie Kim was a Soviet gymnast who won three gold medals and a silver…Details
DOG ASIDE: Robert Shaw was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist….best known for his 1963 album….The Ma Grinder. He learned his barrel house style of playing from musicians in the Fourth Ward in Houston. In the 1920’s….Shaw was part of the “Santa Fe Circuit” named after touring musicians utilizing the Santa Fe freight trains. Although…Details