Buddy Holly “Peggy Sue” Classic 45 A Rock and Roll Classic That Crossed Over To Country

Buddy Holly “Peggy Sue” Classic 45 A Rock and Roll Classic That Crossed Over To Country

This past Sunday was the 60th anniversary of “The Day The Music Died”. On that day, February 3rd, 1959, Buddy Holly perished, along with fellow performers Richie Valens and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, when their plane crashed, shortly after takeoff in Clear Lake, Iowa. I thought it appropriate … Continue reading

Marty Robbins “Ain’t I The Lucky One” – Ultimate Twang Classic 45 One of Marty's Collaborations With Mitch Miller

Marty Robbins “Ain’t I The Lucky One” – Ultimate Twang Classic 45 One of Marty's Collaborations With Mitch Miller

Of all the singers not named Elvis in the late 1950’s, it’s hard to find one who was hotter than Marty Robbins. Not only was Marty one of country music’s top acts, but he was also enjoying success on the pop side. This success, in part, was due to Marty’s … Continue reading

It’s Webb Wednesday! What is Webb Wednesday? Read On.

It’s Webb Wednesday! What is Webb Wednesday? Read On.

In the Ultimate Twang world, Wednesday has been dubbed “Webb Wednesday”. Every week on our Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook pages, I post a photo of a Webb Pierce record, sometimes two. It’s all in fun, but also salutes one of my all-time favorites and a true country music icon. So, … 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

Kitty Wells – “I’ll Repossess My Heart” Single Of The Day One Of Kitty Well's Big Hits From 1965.

Kitty Wells – “I’ll Repossess My Heart” Single Of The Day One Of Kitty Well's Big Hits From 1965.

Kitty Wells has our first Single Of The Day for 2019. We look back at one of her 35 Billboard top ten hits. Kitty’s story is well known. She recorded in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s, with little success, before finding gold with “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky … Continue reading

Benny Barnes – “Poor Man’s Riches” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day for November 27, 2018

Benny Barnes – “Poor Man’s Riches” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day for November 27, 2018

Today, we look back at the only major hit for Beaumont, Texas singer Benny Barnes. His 1956 hit “Poor Man’s Riches” is our Single Of The Day. First, a bit about Benny. Benny Barnes was born in Beaumont, Texas on January 1st, 1936. He started adulthood as an oilfield worker, but … Continue reading

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