Music – 1978 – Johnny Gimble + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Bells Of St Mary – With Smokey Montgomery

“The Bells of St. Mary’s“ is a 1917 popular song…..with the music being written by A. Emmett Adams…and the lyrics by Douglas Furber….after a visit to St. Mary’s Church, Southampton, England.  It was published by the London company Ascherberg, Hopwood & Crew…..as the song was revived in 1945 in the film of the same name….while being sung by Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. Due to the inclusion in the…

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Music – 1978 – Steve Martin – Ramblin On The Banjo + Happy Banjo Songs – Played Live On Stage In NYC

In this 1978 excerpt from Saturday Night Live seen in this video herewith….legendary comedian Steve Martin plays Ramblin’ On The Banjo and Happy Banjo Songs…..which goes a long way in showing how gifted Martin was on the banjo….in addition to his comedic genius and acting prowess.   Evidence of his banjo mastery came in May 2009….when the popular bluegrass band…

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Music – 1978 – Roy Clark + Gatemouth Brown – One OClock Jump – Performed Live On Austin City Limits

“One O’Clock Jump“ is a jazz standard, a 12-bar blues instrumental….which was written by Count Basie in 1937….as the melody derived from band members’ riffs….as Basie rarely wrote down musical ideas….so  Eddie Durham and Buster Smith helped him crystallize his ideas. The original 1937 recording of the tune by Basie and his band is noted for the saxophone work of Herschel Evans and Lester Young….with  trumpet by Buck…

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Music – 1978 – Paul Simon – You’re Kind – Sung Live On Stage In New York City

During his distinguished career….Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards….which includes 12 Grammy Awards….while three of which….“Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”….were albums of the year.  In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon…

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Music – 1979 – Austin City Limits – Johnny Gimble + The Bosque Bandits – Performed Live On Stage

In 1968, after repeated encouragement from his peers, Johnny Gimble moved his family to Nashville, Tennessee…..and from then on, his steady work as a session musician included sessions with Merle Haggard and The Strangers on their Bob Wills tribute album….A Tribute to the Best Damn Fiddle Player in the World (or, My Salute to Bob Wills)…..along with Conway Twitty, Connie Smith, Loretta Lynn, Lefty Frizzell, Ray Price, Willie…

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Music – 1978 – Randy Newman – Rider In The Rain – Performed Live On Stage In New York City

Randy Newman is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, composer and pianist….who is known for his distinctive voice….his mordant (nd often satirical pop songs….and his film scores. Since the 1980’s, Newman has worked mostly as a film composer….in which his film scores include Ragtime, Awakenings, The Natural, Leatherheads, Pleasantville, Marriage Story, Meet the Parents, Cold Turkey and…

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Music – 1978 – J R Chatwell + The Texas Swing Pioneers – Please Dont Talk About Me When I Am Gone

“Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone” is a song published in 1930….which was written by Sam H. Stept with lyrics by Sidney Clare….with the original publication also crediting singer Bee Palmer as co-composer.  The lyrics are an admonishment between parting lovers….where the singer asks the other to either speak nicely of her, or not at all.  Early hit versions in 1931…

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Music – 1978 – Steve Martin + The Dirt Band – White Russian – Performed Live On Stage In NYC

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is an American country rock band…..as the group has existed in various forms since its founding in Long Beach, California, in 1966…..while the band’s membership has had at least a dozen changes over the years….including a period from 1976 to 1981 when the band performed and recorded as The Dirt Band…..as seen in this video herewith…..when…

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Music – 1978 – Martin Mull – I Have Played Some Sh- -tholes Boy But This One Takes The Cake

Martin Mull is the funniest comedic songwriter/musician that we have in our incredible vintage music library that we have here at ImaSportsphile….as the fact remains that Mull has true  “comedic genius” in his very make-up…..and when you throw in an excessive amount of musical talent….which Mull has…..and you get some of the funniest music material ever…

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