Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares For Me

Posted by Greg Chamberlain for MUSIC TELEVISION

This song was originally written in 1928 by Gus Kahn and Walter Donaldson for the musical film Whoopee! by Thornton Freeland, with Eddie Cantor and was released in the US in 1930. The song at that time was performed and danced by Ethel Shutta.

In the 1950's. it became part of Frank Sinatra;s repertoire. Finally, in 1959 the song had been included in first Nina's recording session because a "bright" up-tempo number was needed to finish her album.

Thirty years later, in 1987, "My Baby Just Cares for Me" was adopted as the theme for a British television advert for Chanel No 5 perfume, and reached the #5 position on the British music/pop charts.

We are still trying to figure out the origin of this video. If anyone knows, please drop a comment on the board.


Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

This Lynyrd Skynyrd performance of Free Bird was shot on the BBC show Old Grey Whistle Test which that lasted from 1971 through 1987 on BBC. OGWT, as it was also known, was an influential Music Television program for it's time. The studio was only 32x22 feet which left little room for a set once the cameras and band were in.

This particular recording of Free Bird was filmed and aired in 1975.

Fiona Apple - Criminal

Here is the official music video to the song titled Criminal by Fiona Apple.


Connect direct with Fiona Apple at Fiona-Apple.Com

Fiona Apple - Shadowboxer

Music Television presents Fiona Apple and the music video to her song titled Shadowboxer

The song titled Shadowboxer by the real life eccentric, Fiona Apple, is a forever cool song, and so is the music video.

The song was track #3 on her debut album titled Tidal, which earned three time platinum status in the United States. The song and the haunting voice of Fiona Apple still stops radio dials in their tracks.

Fiona Apple - Shadow Boxer

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Lyrics to Fiona Apple Shadowboxer
Once my lover
Now my friend
What a cruel thing
To pretend
What a cunning way
To condescend
Once my lover and
Now my friend
Oh, you creep up
Like the clouds
And you set my soul at ease
Then you let
Your love abound
And you bring me
To my knees
Oh, it's evil, babe
The way you let
Your grace enrapture me
When will you know
I'd be insane
To ever let that
Dirty game recapture me

This post was created on May 9, 2009 by Gregory J. Chamberlain with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

Ray Charles - Live at Montreux 1997

MusicTelevision.Com presents Ray Charles live at Montreux in 1997

Music Television is proud to present Ray Charles, a soul music pioneer.

Born in Georgia in 1930 he was one of the first performers to mix gospel, R&B and jazz to create a new form of black pop music that would come to be known as soul. His voice and delivery were strikingly different and instantly recognisable. He had his first hits in the early 1950's and was still hitting the charts into the 21st century. His death in June 2004 from liver disease was front page news around the world.

This concert was filmed at the Montreux Jazz Festival on July 19, 1997 and features Ray Charles and his orchestra, led by sax player Al Jackson, and of course The Raelettes.

Thank you to Eagle Rock Entertainment for making these videos available. Get the full concert at this link

Ray Charles - Song For You (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1997)

Ray Charles - Georgia On My Mind (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1997)

Ray Charles - Busted (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1997)

Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival 1997)

Connect direct with the official legacy website of Ray Charles at RayCharles.Com, Instagram.com/official.raycharles and at Facebook.com/RayCharles

James Brown - Live in Montreux 1981

Music Television presents James Brown, Live in Montreux in 1981

Waymon Tisdale - R.I.P. Brother - You are Loved

Here is a little story as told by Waymon Tisdale about his music career.


Sandhy Sondoro - Superstar

Music Television is proud to present Sandhy Sondoro and a live Indonesian TV performance of his song titled Superstar.



Connect direct with Sandhy Sondoro at SondoroMusic.com, Facebook.com/sondoromusic, Instagram.com/sandhysondoro_official, Twitter.com/sondoromusic

Sara Bareilles - Gravity

Sara Bareilles - Gravity

Connect direct with Sara Bareilles at SaraBMusic.Com

The Pixies - Hey

Here is a video that was created by two fans of The Pixies, Lital “Tasha” Mizel and Adi “Dishka” Frimmerman. In due time, since The Pixies never made an official video for the song, this clip below became the official  go to video by default.

The two girls in the clip went on to meet The Pixies and were invited to direct a music video in 2014 for The Pixies song titled Ring The Bell.

The Pixies - Hey

Connect direct with The Pixies at PixiesMusic.Com

This post was created by Gregory J. Chamberlain on May 14, 2009, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network

MusicTelevision.Com Favorite Pick - Ayo

This song featured in the music video below was written and performed by Ayo. The song is titled Life Is Real.

Forget the lame German editing job and just get into Ayo. Because the audio on this YouTube clip is weak, please turn up the volume on your sound system and fatten up the tone controls. A hotter dub of this video will be posted when available. Enjoy! GC

Ayo- Life Is Real

Connect direct with Ayo at AyoMusic.com, Facebook.com/AyoMusicOfficial, Instagram.com/AyoMusic and Twitter.com/AyoMusic

This post was created on May 13, 2009 by Gregory J. Chamberlain, with subsequent edits and updates by Mariana L. Villanueva for Indies Network.