Ronnie Milsap “Inside” Classic Album Review

Ronnie Milsap “Inside” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today’s Classic Album Review looks back at a work from Ronnie Milsap. In an era when the Country-Pop sound was the dominant force, a significant portion of the music was good, but not special. There was nothing that … Continue reading

Jerry Wallace “Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome” Classic Album Review

Jerry Wallace “Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today, we look at the 1973 Jerry Wallace album Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome. You might remember Jerry for his Pop successes in the 1950’s and 1960’s, with songs such as “How The Time … Continue reading

Leroy Van Dyke “Movin’ Van Dyke” Classic Album Review

Leroy Van Dyke “Movin’ Van Dyke” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today, we look back at a 1962 release from Leroy Van Dyke. Leroy, still active as of this writing, has been a fixture in country music since his first hit in 1956 with “Auctioneer. His biggest hit came … Continue reading

Fred Foster, Hall Of Fame Producer, Record Label Owner, Had Died at 87. Gave Dolly Parton Her First Contract; Produced Roy Orbison's Biggest Hits.

Country Music Hall Of Fame member Fred Foster has died at the age of  87. A legend in the music world, he was known as a producer and record label owner, among other things. Fred founded the Monument label in 1956, and in 1958, his label scored it’s first major … Continue reading

Classic Single “Ballerina” or “Dance Ballerina Dance” One Of The Biggest Hits Of 1948, With 4 Versions Charting

Classic Single “Ballerina” or “Dance Ballerina Dance” One Of The Biggest Hits Of 1948, With 4 Versions Charting

This time around, we are going pop for this classic single. Also, it’s not a classic 45, but rather a classic 78. The song “Ballerina” was one of the top hits of 1948, with four versions becoming hits. Vaughn Monroe, Buddy Clark, Bing Crosby, and Jimmy Dorsey. Up through the … Continue reading

Here’s A Couple Of Racing Records for Classic 45’s From Marty Robbins and Dave Dudley Just In Time For This Weekend's Daytona 500

Here’s A Couple Of Racing Records for Classic 45’s From Marty Robbins and Dave Dudley Just In Time For This Weekend's Daytona 500

With the Daytona 500 this weekend, here’s a couple of classic country 45’s to help get you in the mood, from Dave Dudley and Marty Robbins. Stock car racing and country music have always had a close association, with both coming the rural areas of the South. Musicians and record … Continue reading

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