It is indeed the show for lovers of music. Real music, Classic music, Country music the way it used to be. This week, it’s a great lineup of all time favorites that you’ll remember. This week, Elvis is on tap, also early Reba McEntire, some Eddy Arnold from his Tennessee Plowboy days, one of George Strait’s many number one hits, an early effort from Paulette Carlson (remember her?) from her pre-Highway 101 days, some hot licks from Chet Atkins’ galloping guitar, good slow dancing music from Anne Murray, some fun Johnny Cash, and a whole lot more. Sound good? Then be sure to tune in, this afternoon, 4p ET, for Ultimate Twang with me, Mike Your Country Musicologist. Here in Asheville, simply turn your radio on to 103.3FM. Worldwide, you can listen on the AshevilleFM website, via the TuneIn app on most smart devices, or the AshevilleFM app, on your Android device, free from the Google Play Store.
And, if you can’t join me for the live broadcast, you can listen to the archived version, beginning Friday morning on Ultimate Twang’s AshevilleFM page.
Categories: Artists, Music, & Radio Tags: Anne Murray, AshevilleFM, classic country, Country Music, Eddy Arnold, Elvis, George Strait, Highway 101, Paulette Carlson, Radio, Reba McEntire, Ultimate Twang
A look back at Roger Miller's 1965 release, "The 3rd Time Around".
Categories: Classic Album Reviews Tags: Big Harlan Taylor, Country Music, Eddy Arnold, Engine Engine #9, George Jones, It Happened That Way, Kansas City Star, One Dyin' And A Buryin', Roger Miller, Swing Low Swingin' Chariot, The 3rd Time Around, The Last Word In Lonesome Is Me
Webb Pierce, Sonny James, Brooks & Dunn, John Denver, Ray Price, The Judds, Billie Jo Spears, Bill Monroe, Rodney Crowell, Loretta Lynn, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Cash, Eddy Arnold, Garth Brooks. Oh, and that’s just a partial list of who to expect on today’s show. Make sure you join me, online, beginning at 4p ET at Asheville Freemedia’s website (click the name to go there). I promise you’re gonna love it!
Categories: Artists, Music, & Radio Tags: Asheville Free Media, Bill Monroe, Billie Jo Spears, Brooks & Dunn, Eddy Arnold, Garth Brooks, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Ray Price, Rodney Crowell, Ronnie Milsap, Sonny James, The Judds, Webb Pierce
Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable, spinning at 33 1/3, 45, or 78 revolutions per minute. Today’s Single Of The Day actually touches on a previous Single Of The Day from October, 2012. To date, no one has scored more top ten hits in country music, than Eddy Arnold. Between 1945 and 1980, Eddy had an incredible ninety-two top ten hits, including twenty-eight number one hits. Several of his top ten hits from the 1940’s and 1950’s, came as double-sided hits, meaning both sides of the single charted, as is the case, here.
In October, we looked at one of those hits, 1953’s “Free Home Demonstration”, a number four hit during the Summer. The flip side, “How’s The World Treating You”, did just as well. Debuting on the chart in July, one month after the flip-side, it would also peak at number four.
Unlike the flip-side, “How’s The World Treating You” is a slower ballad, the kind Eddy specialized in, even during his days of singing at a higher key with a traditional arrangement. Eddy was an outstanding vocalist, period. But it’s these kinds of songs where he was at his absolute best.
Saving vinyl, one record at a time.
Greetings from Asheville, where the good music is. Today’s Single Of The Day is the 1953 hit, “Free Home Demonstration” from Eddy Arnold. It, along with the flip side, “How’s The World Treating You”, was Eddy’s Summertime hit for that year. The RCA release became the 51st and 52nd chart entries for Eddy, not only that, but also his 51st and 52nd top ten singles.
“Free Home Demonstration” charted first, appearing in Mid-June, climbing as high as four. A high-octane piece, it’s in the lighter, more fun mode that Eddy would use, from time to time.
The flip-side, “How’s The World Treating You”, debuted almost a month later, and like the A-side, would also peak at four. It’s a slower, more serious ballad, the kind that Eddy specialized in.
The single was released on both 78 rpm and 45 rpm.
Saving vinyl, one record at a time.