Greetings from Asheville, where good music is a weekly occurance on the World Famous Ultimate Twang Show. Here is this week’s playlist, as we prepare for the Memorial Day holiday. If you weren’t able to join me live, you can still catch the show in it’s entirety, beginning Friday morning on our Asheville Free Media page, where it’s available through Thursday night. Simply go to the page, scroll down, and click the gray play button. Simple as that.
Link to our Asheville Free Media page, click here.
Kathy Mattea – 18 Wheels And A Dozen Roses
Loretta Lynn – They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore
Tommy Overstreet – I’m A Believer
Jimmy Wakely – One Has My Name (The Other Has My Heart)
Kyle Petty – O King Richard
David Ball – Riding With Private Malone
Buck Owens – I’ll Still Be Waiting For You
Jessi Colter – I’m Not Lisa
Johnny Cash – I Got Shoes
Statler Brothers – Do You Know You Are My Sunshine
Ricky Skaggs – Uncle Pen
Ronnie Milsap – Here In Love
George Strait – The Best Day
Barbara Mandrell – Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson – Just To Satisfy You
Kin Vassy – Likin’ Him And Lovin’ You
Harry Weger – The Ballad Of Jimmy Bryan
Delmore Brothers – Blues Stay Away From Me
Freddy Weller – The Promised Land
Gary Stewart – Out Of Hand
Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt – To Know Him Is To Love Him
Bobby Mack – The Ballad Of Jimmy Clark
Ty Herndon – What Mattered Most
Joe Stampley – There’s Another Woman
Patsy Cline – Crazy
Chet Atkins – Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Del Reeves – Be Quiet Mind
Dottie West – Country Sunshine
Porter Wagoner – Ya’ll Come
Trace Adkins – Arlington
Tammy Wynette – The Ways To Love A Man
Eddy Arnold – Just A Little Lovin’ (Will Go A Long Way)
John Denver – Like A Sad Song
Dave Dudley – Fireball Rolled A Seven
Webb Pierce – You’ll Come Back
The Springfields – Silver Threads And Golden Needles
Shania Twain – Love Gets Me Everytime
Gene Watson – Paper Rosie
Collin Raye – I Think About You
Randy Travis – It’s Just A Matter Of Time
Patty Loveless – Can’t Get Enough
Marty Robbins – Just Married
Marty Robbins – Twentieth Century Drifter
Marie Osmond – Paper Roses
Jimmy Dean – I Am Thine O Lord
T. G. Sheppard – I Feel Like Loving You Again
Stuart Hamblen – This Old House
Joe Maphis & Rose Lee Maphis – Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music
Merle Haggard – Soldier’s Last Letter
Rosanne Cash – The Way We Make A Broken Heart
Mickey Gilley – Talk To Me
Ronnie McDowell – This Is A Hold Up
Jim Nesbitt – Mother In Law
Larry Robards – The Ballad Of A. J. Foyt
If you’ve been wondering as to our whereabouts on this blog, the past couple of weeks, not to worry, I haven’t gone anywhere, just dealing with some computer issues that are slowly getting fixed. Hopefully, will be back up very soon.
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, and on today’s Ultimate Twang Show, we’ll get the celebration started early! Of course, the weekend (and specifcally the day) is a time when we remember and honor those whose lives were sacrificed so that we are free in this wonderful country. We’ll be playing some music to honor those great Americans, courtesy of Trace Adkins, David Ball, and Merle Haggard.
Of course, the other big deal of the weekend is racing. This weekend is a racing junkie’s dream with the Grand Prix of Monaco, the Coca Cola 600, and of course, the granddaddy of them all, The Indianapolis 500. We’ll pay tribute to Fireball, The Flying Scotsman, Super Tex, and The King on today’s show, as well.
In addition, all the great hits of days gone by that you expect, each week, on the World Famous Ultimate Twang. The green flag drops at 4p EST, today!
To listen to Ultimate Twang, simply go to the Asheville Free Media website, and click play in the upper right hand side of the page.
Greetings from Asheville, where the good music is always flowing. If you missed the latest edition of The Ultimate Twang Radio Show, you have a week to catch the archived version, beginning Friday morning on our Asheville Free Media page. Simply click on the link, scroll down and click the gray play button for the show in it’s entirety. While your humble host’s voice wasn’t in the best of conditions, the music certainly was! Here’s what made this week’s show so great.
|Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius
||Look Who’s Blue
||Pitty Pitty Patter
||They Don’t Make Love They Used To
|Tanya Tucker & T. Graham Brown
||Don’t Go Out
|Sons Of The Pioneers
||Power In The Blood
||Chains Of Love
||Blue Suede Shoes
||I Wonder What She’ll Think About Me Leaving
||The D. J. Cried
||Sleeping Single In A Double Bed
||Baby Don’t Get Hooked On Me
||Wish You Were Here
||Forget About Me
||Should I Come (Or Should I Go Crazy)
||Right Or Wrong
||Long Long Texas Road
||A Thing Called Love
||I O U
||Believe Me Baby (I Lied)
||Try A Little Kindness
||Honeymoon On A Rocket Ship
||Do I Have To Draw A Picture
||I’m Gonna Change Everything
||I’d Rather Be Sorry
||Arms Full Of Empty
||When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
||Pins And Needles
||Cafe On The Corner
||Real Good Feel Good Song
||Everyday I Have To Cry Some
||It Took A Lot Of Drinking (To Get That Woman Over Me)
||Too Late To Worry, Too Blue To Cry
||Too Many Lovers
|Jimmy C. Newman
||D. J. For A Day
|Johnnie & Jack
||Lonely Island Pearl
|Amazing Rhythm Aces
||Third Rate Romance
||Don’t Look Back
||Long Black Train
||Let Forgiveness In
||Heart Over Mind
||He’s A Heartache
|Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
||Love Is Just A Game
|Charlie Daniels Band
||I Don’t Wanna Talk It Over Anymore
||The Most Wanted Woman In Town
Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable, or on the Ultimate Twang Show. Today’s Single Of The Day gave The Charlie Daniels Band their first Country 40 appearance, albeit a brief one.
The band had already enjoyed success in the Pop and Rock fields, thanks to hit like “Uneasy Rider”, “Long Haired Country Boy”, and “The South’s Gonna Do It Again”, but “Texas” would the their first single to receive significant Country airplay. Released on the Kama Sutra label in early 1976, the single made it’s Country 40 debut in March. The single only peaked at thirty-six, but it would be the first of fourteen (fifteen, if a guest appearance on Bobby Bare’s “Willy Jones” is included) appearances on the Country 40 for Charlie Daniels, through 2001.
Saving vinyl, one record at a time.
Greetings From Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable, or in the CD player. Today’s Single Of The Day takes you back nearly fifty years for one of the twelve top ten hits enjoyed by Jimmy “C” Newman. Jimmy, who has always said the C stands for Cajun in honor of his Louisiana roots, made his first Country40 appearance in 1954, when “Cry Cry Darling” became a top five hit. He would go on to score thirty more Country 40 hits between 1954 and 1969, the biggest being his 1957 classic “A Fallen Star”.
Jimmy’s first seven chart hits came during his tenure with Dot Records, where he resided through the end of 1957. 1958 saw him move to MGM Records, where he enjoyed a couple of top ten hits, before moving on to Decca Records in 1961.
“D. J. For A Day” was his first top ten hit on the Decca imprint, making it’s debut in December, 1963. The single would peak at nine on the charts, but enjoyed an extended run of nineteen weeks on the Country 40, a longevity not often seen on a single that just makes it inside the top ten.
One other item worth noting about this single, is that the song was also one of the early songwriting successes for an up and coming songwriter and future hall of famer, Tom T. Hall.
Saving vinyl, one record at a time.