Christmas Favorites: The Living Voices “Little Drummer Boy” The voices Of Anita Kerr's Singers from Nashville, Tennessee

Christmas Favorites: The Living Voices “Little Drummer Boy” The voices Of Anita Kerr's Singers from Nashville, Tennessee

Here’s one of my favorite Christmas albums. The Living Voices The Little Drummer Boy. First released in 1963, this is a late 60’s copy, as RCA switched to that label style in ’68. This is another of those “family tradition” albums that has been played every Christmas as long as … Continue reading

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

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

Ray Price “Night Life” – Classic Album Review Ultimate Twang remembers one of country music's greatest albums, this 1963 release.

Ray Price “Night Life” – Classic Album Review Ultimate Twang remembers one of country music's greatest albums, this 1963 release.

I’m excited to talk about this Ray Price album. It’s a classic, and arguably one of the greatest albums ever made in country music. “Night Life” deserves classic status, boasting twelve powerful performances from a true stylist. Listening to these tracks, the listener is reminded, why Ray is one of … Continue reading

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