Music – 1986 – Simon Estes + Clamma Dale – Bess You Is My Woman Now – Song From Porgy + Bess Musical

Clamma Dale is an American operatic soprano…..who is best known for portraying “Bess” in the highly successful 1976 Houston Grand Opera production of Porgy and Bess…..resulting in the show being transferred from Houston to Broadway…..whereby Dale was awarded a Drama Desk Award….in addition to receiving a Tony Award nomination.   Simon Estes is an operatic bass-baritone….who had a major international opera career beginning in the 1960’s….as he has…

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Music – 1986 – Steven Frumholz – Explore Texas – Ad Campaign For Visiting Texas As A Tourist

Austin, Tx has had the reputation of being a “Laid Back” kinda place since back when Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile went to school at The University of Texas….and became a “burnt Orange” in his blood kinda person….for as BD puts it….the University of Texas campus already had lots “hippies” around town and around campus….when he got there in 1965…..and “hippies” loved…

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Music – 1987 – Frank Sinatra – Start All Over Again – Put To Highlights Of The 1987 World Series

Frank Sinatra’s musical career began in the swing era in 1935….which continued on well into the 1990’s….as Ole Blue Eyes style represented a strong departure from the “crooning” style of his idol, Bing Crosby. Sinatra’s generation represented the first generation of children that had grown up in the era of the microphone and amplifiers….as the amplification of sound enabled singers to…

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Music – 1986 – Randy Newman – Short People – Put To Highlights Of Boxer Frankie Warren

Singer / songwriter Randy Newman has written and sung many famous songs over the years to include “I Love L A”, “You’ve Got A Friend In Me”, “Mama Told Me Not To Come”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On”…. plus a truckload of scores for such animated movies as the entire series of “Toy Story”, “Monsters Inc”, “Cars”….along with other…

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Music – 1953 – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Caravan – Playing Live At The Apollo Theater

“Caravan“ is an American jazz standard that was composed by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington….and first performed by Ellington in 1936….whereas Irving Mills wrote lyrics, but they are rarely sung. The exotic sound of “Caravan” interested exotica musicians such as Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman and Gordon Jenkins….of whom all covered it. Woody Allen used the song in two of his films, Alice and Sweet and Lowdown….whereas, Steven Soderbergh used the Lyman version in his 2001…

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TV Ads – 1986 – WTBS Promo For The NBA – With NBA Highlights Put To Music Let’s Go To The Hoops

The Superstation Network, WTBS, was a major carrier of NBA games throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s with sportscasters Marv Albert and Hubie Brown behind the mikes…..so, the network would always come up with really good promotions for their NBA package of products….and the promo seen in this video herewith is one of our favorites here…

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Music – 1986 – Stephen Foster Singers – My Old Kentucky Home – At The 112th Running Kentucky Derby

Folks in America who grow up South of the Mason- Dixon line…..actually grow up being well-exposed to the music of Stephen Foster….who is known as “the father of American music”….and was an American songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music….as he wrote more than 200 songs including “Oh! Susanna”, “Hard Times Come Again No More”,…

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Music – 1986 – US Fort Knox Army Band – Star Spangled Banner – Performed At 112th Kentucky Derby

While our Bone Daddy was at the University of Texas from 1965 – 1970…..he was a member of The ROTC Brigade….which was reserve officer training for the US Army…..whereby he would become an “officer and a gentleman” in the US Army….and because he graduated as the Viet Nam War was winding down….not over….but winding down….so, he was…

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Music – 1986 – Coast Guard Academy Glee Club – Star Spangled Banner – At The 38th NHL All Star Game

The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the service academy of the United States Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut….which was founded in 1876….and is the second smallest of the five U.S. service academies….as it provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study. Unlike the other service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a congressional nomination…

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