Saturday, January 15, 2022

Musical Interlude: The Gambler (1981)

 With news that former Kentucky coach Joe B. Hall has passed away, I was reminded of a duet he recorded with former Marquette coach-turned-NBC color analyst Al McGuire, covering Kenny Rogers' 1978 hit, "The Gambler".

The guys are in the studio recording the track for an album Hall released. It falls somewhere between Rogers (due to the backing chorus) and, oh, I don't know, Lorne Greene teaming with William Shatner, maybe, since it's spoken word?

First shown the day after Christmas in 1981, with an intro & commentary by McGuire and Marv Albert.

Dedicated to the memory of Hall.

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