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

Christmas Music: 10 Albums That Must Play Yearly

Christmas music. For some, it’s the bane of the Christmas season; overplayed music that begins, in some cases, before Thanksgiving. To others, it’s the warm sounds of the season that bring joy to the heart and wonderful memories to the mind of Christmas’ past. If you belong to the first … Continue reading

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

Lost Singles: 3 Hit Singles You Should Hear

From time to time on this blog, I like to talk about single records; i.e.: 45 rpm’s and 78 rpm’s, and yes, on occasion, even a rare 33 1/3 rpm single, too. Now if you go out and look for old records in thrift shops, used record stores, record shows, … Continue reading