Lynn Anderson “The Christmas Album”, 1971, Classic Album Review

Lynn Anderson “The Christmas Album”, 1971, Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where the great sounds of Christmas are always on the turntable. Today’s Classic Album Review remembers another vintage Country Christmas album of year’s past, Lynn Anderson The Christmas Album. Released in November 1971, Lynn recorded nine of the eleven tracks the previous summer. Lynn recorded the other … Continue reading

Christmas 1967, was “Christmas With Hank Snow”. Classic Album Review Hank Snow's only Christmas album came out in 1967.

Christmas 1967, was “Christmas With Hank Snow”. Classic Album Review Hank Snow's only Christmas album came out in 1967.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. So many Christmas albums have been released, over the years, it is inevitable that some get forgotten about, over time. They fade into obscurity as newer releases take their place on the airwaves and in store shelves. Today’s … Continue reading

Uncle Dave Macon “Laugh Your Blues Away”, 1979 – Classic Album Review Uncle Dave Macon is one of Country Music's most important early stars.

Uncle Dave Macon “Laugh Your Blues Away”, 1979 – Classic Album Review Uncle Dave Macon is one of Country Music's most important early stars.

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music is always on the turntable. Our Classic Album Review, today, remembers a compilation from Uncle Dave Macon. Uncle Dave was one of country music’s most important stars in its infancy. Yet, for many years, Uncle Dave’s work was woefully underrepresented on record. In … Continue reading

Jerry Reed “Lord Mr. Ford” from 1973, Classic Album Review One of the big hits of 1973.

Greetings from Asheville. Today’s Classic Album Review takes us back a few years in two ways. Jerry Reed and Lord Mr. Ford. When I first wrote this post, around 2010 or 2011; I noted at the time that it was our first Classic Album Review request. It came from one … Continue reading

Faron Young “Now I’ve Got Precious Memories” Classic Album Review Faron Young's 12th Album For Mercury Records

Faron Young “Now I’ve Got Precious Memories” Classic Album Review Faron Young's 12th Album For Mercury Records

Greetings from Asheville. Today, we look back fifty years, remembering a somewhat forgotten release from Faron Young. Louisiana native Faron Young was in his sixteenth year of hit-making in 1969. That spring, he released the album Now I’ve Got Precious Memories. Released in April, the album didn’t perform as well … Continue reading

Bill Monroe “Bluegrass Special” Classic Album Review 1963 The Bluegrass Legend's Sixth Album Release

Bill Monroe “Bluegrass Special” Classic Album Review 1963 The Bluegrass Legend's Sixth Album Release

Bill Monroe never made a bad album. Some were better than others, but even the weakest Bill Monroe album is still a good listen. Often, better than other artists’ best work (like most of today’s acts, for instance). So, it is with today’s Classic Album Review, Bluegrass Special. It’s not … Continue reading

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