Just a reminder that I’ll be hosting the World Famous Ultimate Twang Radio Show, today, at 4p ET on AshevilleFM. If you’ve never listened, I invite you to join me for 3 hours of great classic country music, commercial-free! If you are in Asheville, you can listen on the radio at 103.3FM, or anywhere else in the world by going to the AshevilleFM website or by going and searching Asheville Free Media at ITunes or on the TuneIn app. And if you are unable to listen live, you can catch the archived version on our AshevilleFM page, beginning Friday morning. What a great way to get your fill of great country music the way it used to be!
July 24, 2013, “Teach Me To Cheat” by The Kendalls would be the final Ultimate Twang Single of The Day……..UNTIL NOW! That’s right! I’m back with an all-new Single of The Day, a forgotten 1964 release from Ralph Emery.
Ralph, of course, is best known for his work in radio and television, formerly hosting the overnight show on WSM-AM in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as hosting numerous country music-themed television shows, most notably the late 1970’s syndicated Pop Goes The Country and later, TNN’s Nashville Now.
But like many DJ’s and TV hosts, over the years, Ralph also tried his hand at recording, and he even scored a top 5 hit in the Fall of 1961 with the song “Hello Fool”, an answer to Faron Young’s massively popular “Hello Walls”. That would turn out to be his only hit, in fact, his only chart single.
Today’s Single Of The Day was an early Fall, 1964, release, “I Cry At Ball Games”, released on the Mercury label. Written by Bill Anderson, the song’s subject so brokenhearted that he cries even at happy events like ball games (Reds fans like me, excluded, as they usually cry at games, too!) and picnics.
No one will ever mistake Ralph’s singing for someone like Eddy Arnold or Ray Price, but let’s give some credit, here; he does a pretty good vocal job, here. Ralph was a competent vocalist, who frankly, sang better than many performers who have had prolonged success in the music business.
If you ever run across a copy of this, pick it up. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
Join me for the World Famous Ultimate Twang Radio Show, every Thursday, 4p ET, on WSFM-LP/AshevilleFM. In Asheville, it’s at 103.3FM, and worldwide, you can hear it on the AFM website or via AFM on ITunes and the TuneIn app (just search Asheville Free Media).
On this week’s Ultimate Twang, we’ll pay tribute to one of the top female vocalists of the 1970’s, Lynn Anderson, who passed away last week at the age of 67. Also, on this week’s show, all songs never played before. I have been hosting this show since it’s inception in September, 2011, and as amazing as it may seem, there are still songs we have yet to hear on the show. Soooooo….this week, we’ll reduce that number as all songs (with the exception of Lynn’s) will be first time plays! Still gold, still old, still classic, but now just getting their first spins on the World Famous Ultimate Twang. Ultimate Twang is heard every Thursday at 4p ET on WSFM/Asheville Free Media. It’s at 103.3 FM, here in Asheville, or worldwide at the Asheville Free Media website. Just click on the link, and look for the player in the upper right hand corner. And if you can’t listen live, then you can go to the Ultimate Twang page, there, starting Friday morning, and listen anytime, over the next week.
After a week away, (hopefully you enjoyed the look back at a previous show), I am back and ready to roll with a crate packed full of classic country music. The records and CD’s are loaded and ready to go for your weekly trip into history. This week, the music is especially wide ranging from vintage 1930’s-era Jimmie Davis, all the way to one of Brad Paisley’s earliest hits. Lots of stops in between, as well. Should be a great show, this week. Join me at 4p ET, today, on WSFM-LP/AshevilleFM. It’s 103.3FM, here in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, or online at the AshevilleFM website.
And beginning Friday morning, you can hear the program in it’s entirety on our AshevilleFM page.
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