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

Patty Loveless “When Fallen Angels Fly” Classic Album Review One of the top vocalists of the 1990's.

Patty Loveless “When Fallen Angels Fly” Classic Album Review One of the top vocalists of the 1990's.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. We are going back to 1994 for today’s Classic Album Review.  We are looking at Patty Loveless’ When Fallen Angels Fly. Patty is one of my favorite female vocalists of all-time, possessing what I think is an incredible voice.  … Continue reading

Jim Reeves “Moonlight And Roses” Classic Album Review Jim Reeves' last album before his untimely death in 1964.

Jim Reeves “Moonlight And Roses” Classic Album Review Jim Reeves' last album before his untimely death in 1964.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. We are digging into the stacks, today, to pull out today’s classic album, a 1964 release from the legendary Jim Reeves.  Quite possibly country music’s greatest crooner, Jim possessed a rich, warm, relaxed style that was perfect for the … Continue reading

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

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