Carl Smith “I Want To Live And Love” Classic Album Review 1965 Carl Smith Release Featuring Several Covers

Carl Smith “I Want To Live And Love” Classic Album Review 1965 Carl Smith Release Featuring Several Covers

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music can still be found on the turntable.  For this Classic Album Review, I’ve brought from the vault, the fourteenth album, released by the legendary Carl Smith.  The Columbia-issued I Want to Live and Love was his first release for 1965, entering the market … Continue reading

Norma Jean “Heaven Help The Working Girl” Classic Album Review 1968 The Relatively Rare Occurrence Of New Material Released On RCA's Camden Label

Norma Jean “Heaven Help The Working Girl” Classic Album Review 1968 The Relatively Rare Occurrence Of New Material Released On RCA's Camden Label

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable, in the CD player, or in the MP3 player.  Today’s Classic Album Review is a February 1968 release from Norma Jean.  Heaven Help The Working Girl is an interesting release, because, though it contained  original material (all, except … Continue reading

Johnny Paycheck “I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)” Classic 45 – 1977 Hit Single That Helped Johnny Paycheck Develop The "Outlaw Image"

Johnny Paycheck “I’m The Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)” Classic 45 – 1977 Hit Single That Helped Johnny Paycheck Develop The "Outlaw Image"

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is on the turntable.  This Classic 45 is a 1977 release that helped enhance the Johnny Paycheck image as an outlaw.  Johnny Paycheck had been scoring hits since the mid 1960’s, and many of those were in the smoother veins of the Nashville Sound, under … Continue reading

Eddy Arnold “I’m Throwing Rice & Other Favorites” 1965 Classic Album Review The Second Eddy Arnold Album I Ever Heard

Eddy Arnold “I’m Throwing Rice & Other Favorites” 1965 Classic Album Review The Second Eddy Arnold Album I Ever Heard

Greetings from Asheville, where good music on the turntable. This Classic Album Review takes you back to June 1965, Eddy Arnold and I’m Throwing Rice (At the Girl That I Love) And Other Favorites. This was a release on RCA’s Camden label which was their budget line. Camden albums were … Continue reading

Marty Robbins “All Around Cowboy” Classic 45 This Marty Robbins Record Takes Me Back To Radio Listening in 1979.

Marty Robbins “All Around Cowboy” Classic 45 This Marty Robbins Record Takes Me Back To Radio Listening in 1979.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable, and today that good music is courtesy of the late, great Marty Robbins. We’re going Classic 45, today, with Marty’s 1979 hit, “All Around Cowboy”. “All Around Cowboy” was a country radio staple during the summer. Marty’s second single … Continue reading

Barbara Mandrell “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Right” Classic 45 1979 Smash For Barbara Mandrell Brought Crossover Success

Barbara Mandrell “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Right” Classic 45 1979 Smash For Barbara Mandrell Brought Crossover Success

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Today’s Classic 45 is slick, sultry sound that Barbara Mandrell released, forty-one years ago in 1979. Barbara Mandrell had been charting singles since 1970, and had enjoyed some success, with several top ten hits, including a number one on … Continue reading

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