Classic Album Review: Roger Miller “The Third Time Around” 1965 Roger Miller Shows Great Versatiltiy, on This Album.

Today, we look back at a Roger Miller classic release. In the mid-1960’s, Roger was one of the hottest acts in music, finding success in country music, as well as the pop field.  The Third Time Around was Roger’s third album of original material for Mercury’s Smash subsidiary.  Released in June, … Continue reading

Indianapolis, Indiana, What A Concert You Had! Who Wouldn't Want To Be At This Concert!

During the Summer of 2015, a good friend of mine, John, sent me this photo of a 1957 concert ad from Indianapolis, Indiana. And what makes this ad even more fascinating, are the two side stories on the page. One is about a new local group, and the other is the top … Continue reading

Ultimate Twang Radio Show for December 29, 2016-Last Show Of The Year!!

Hard to believe we are nearly through the year, already! And what a year it has been, both good and not so good. On today’s Ultimate Twang, we’ll be looking back at the country music greats we lost during 2016, plus have our UT Time Machine, Vintage Farm Report, lots … Continue reading

Christmas Music: The secret chord that makes Christmas music sound so Christmassy – YouTube

An interesting video that points out similarities in the Mariah Carey Christmas standard “All I Want For Christmas Is You” and Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” and Darlene Love’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”. If you want to write a successful Christmas song, maybe this is how you do it.

Christmas Music: Firestone, Goodyear, and Other’s Christmas Collections

The albums you see in the photo at left, are some of the most recognizable long plays ever released, especially as far as Christmas music is concerned. These are the legendary series of albums that were sold through Firestone tire outlets between 1962 and 1968. These albums could be found … Continue reading