Various Artists “Welcome To Music City U. S. A.” Tracks from top CBS artists of the day, complete with fake audience sounds mixed in.

Various Artists “Welcome To Music City U. S. A.” Tracks from top CBS artists of the day, complete with fake audience sounds mixed in.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. This Classic Album Review remembers a various artist collection from 1966. Columbia’s Welcome To Music City U. S. A.  features fourteen tracks from most of Columbia’s roster of the day. Included are superstars like Johnny Cash, Ray Price, … Continue reading

Johnny Cash “Blood, Sweat, And Tears” Classic Album Review Johnny Cash in vintage form for this release

Johnny Cash “Blood, Sweat, And Tears” Classic Album Review Johnny Cash in vintage form for this release

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. It used to be a popular misconception that the Beatles made the first concept album. In all actuality, concept albums, where all songs are related in some way, were being made before anyone even knew of the Fab Four. … Continue reading

Jimmy Martin “Big And Country Instrumentals” Classic Album Review Great Instrumental Sounds From Bluegrass Legend Jimmy Martin.

Jimmy Martin “Big And Country Instrumentals” Classic Album Review Great Instrumental Sounds From Bluegrass Legend Jimmy Martin.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today, we dive into some Bluegrass, looking back at a release from one of the legends of that genre, Jimmy Martin.  Jimmy’s name may not be as well known in mainstream Country circles as Bill Monroe or Flatt … Continue reading

Anne Murray “New Kind Of Feeling” Classic Album Review 1979 Anne Murray Classic

Anne Murray “New Kind Of Feeling” Classic Album Review 1979 Anne Murray Classic

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Today’s Classic Album Review remembers one of the immensely popular albums from Canadian legend Anne Murray.  Anne was a regular visitor to both the country and pop charts during her run in the 1970’s and 1980’s, with forty-one Country … Continue reading

The Chuck Wagon Gang “Sacred Songs” Classic Album Review Their First Full Album

The Chuck Wagon Gang “Sacred Songs” Classic Album Review Their First Full Album

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Today’s Classic Album Review looks back at an early LP release from Country Music’s “other” Carter Family, better known as The Chuck Wagon Gang. Formed in Lubbock, Texas in 1935, the original lineup was a family affair. D. P. … Continue reading

Jessi Colter “I’m Jessi Colter” – Classic Album Review The album that kicked Jessi Colter's career into high gear

Jessi Colter “I’m Jessi Colter” – Classic Album Review The album that kicked Jessi Colter's career into high gear

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. This Classic Album Review dates to 1975 for a January release from Jessi Colter. I’m Jessi Colter is the album that brought Jessi to the masses. Prior to this album, her name was somewhat known in Country music, mainly … Continue reading

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