Classic Album Review: Dwight Yoakam “Guitars, Cadillacs, etc., etc.” His 1986 Debut Helped Change Country Music Back To....Country!

Dwight Yoakam’s debut album Guitars, Cadillac, etc., etc. was refreshingly different, yet retro upon its 1986 release. The country music sound was still heavy on pop-country strains of “Morning Desire” or “Bop”, but this album and it’s loud, twangy sound, began changing that. Throughout the early 80’s, Dwight had been steadily building … Continue reading

Classic Album Review: Rosanne Cash “Somewhere In The Stars” Perhaps Her Best Album?

Have I got a great one for you here! In this Classic Album Review, it’s a look back at a vintage release from Rosanne Cash. “Somewhere in The Stars” was the follow-up to her smash hit album/single “Seven Year Ache”. Released in June, 1982, it didn’t do quite as well as its … Continue reading

Classic Album Review: Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler “Neck and Neck”

In 1990, guitar legend Chet Atkins teamed with fellow guitar legend Mark Knopfler for a combination instrumental/vocal project that would be released in September of that year, under the title, Neck and Neck. Released by Columbia, the album sold reasonably well, peaking at twenty-seven on the Billboard Country Album chart. … Continue reading

Classic Album Review: Eddy Arnold “My World” 1965

Today’s Classic Album Review remembers one of the classic albums of the 1960’s. It is also one of the first albums looked at on the old Ultimate Twang blog. The legendary Eddy Arnold recorded over 50 original albums during his long career (not including compilations and reissues), and arguably the … Continue reading

Classic Album Review: Glen Campbell “Wichita Lineman”

Sometimes, it’s hard to beat a good Glen Campbell album. And through the years, Glen’s had plenty of good ones, inlcluding this 1968 classic, Wichita Lineman. You know the title track. It’s one of the many iconic songs to come from the pen of Jimmy Webb. Jimmy also gave us golden melodies such as … Continue reading