During the Summer of 2015, a good friend of mine, John, sent me this photo of a 1957 concert ad from Indianapolis, Indiana. And what makes this ad even more fascinating, are the two side stories on the page. One is about a new local group, and the other is the top … Continue reading →
Hard to believe we are nearly through the year, already! And what a year it has been, both good and not so good. On today’s Ultimate Twang, we’ll be looking back at the country music greats we lost during 2016, plus have our UT Time Machine, Vintage Farm Report, lots … Continue reading →
An interesting video that points out similarities in the Mariah Carey Christmas standard “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. If you want to write a successful Christmas song, maybe this is how you do it.
The albums you see in the photo at left, are some of the most recognizable long plays ever released, especially as far as Christmas music is concerned. These are the legendary series of albums that were sold through Firestone tire outlets between 1962 and 1968. These albums could be found … Continue reading →
Christmas music. For some, it’s the bane of the Christmas season; overplayed music that begins, in some cases, before Thanksgiving. To others, it’s the warm sounds of the season that bring joy to the heart and wonderful memories to the mind of Christmas’ past. If you belong to the first … Continue reading →
Dwight Yoakam’s debut album Guitars, Cadillac, etc., etc. was refreshingly different, yet retro upon its 1986 release. The country music sound was still heavy on pop-country strains of “Morning Desire” or “Bop”, but this album and it’s loud, twangy sound, began changing that. Throughout the early 80’s, Dwight had been steadily building … Continue reading →