Barbara Mandrell “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Right” Classic 45 1979 Smash For Barbara Mandrell Brought Crossover Success

Barbara Mandrell “(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Right” Classic 45 1979 Smash For Barbara Mandrell Brought Crossover Success

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Today’s Classic 45 is slick, sultry sound that Barbara Mandrell released, forty-one years ago in 1979. Barbara Mandrell had been charting singles since 1970, and had enjoyed some success, with several top ten hits, including a number one on … Continue reading

Roy Drusky “In A New Dimension” Classic Album Review Roy Dropped This Album In 1966

Roy Drusky “In A New Dimension” Classic Album Review Roy Dropped This Album In 1966

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Our first Classic Album Review of 2020 takes us back to the Summer of 1966. We are remembering singer/songwriter Roy Drusky and his album In A New Dimension. In A New Dimension was the thirteenth album release in Roy … Continue reading

Patty Loveless “When Fallen Angels Fly” Classic Album Review One of the top vocalists of the 1990's.

Patty Loveless “When Fallen Angels Fly” Classic Album Review One of the top vocalists of the 1990's.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. We are going back to 1994 for today’s Classic Album Review.  We are looking at Patty Loveless’ When Fallen Angels Fly. Patty is one of my favorite female vocalists of all-time, possessing what I think is an incredible voice.  … Continue reading

Jim Reeves “Moonlight And Roses” Classic Album Review Jim Reeves' last album before his untimely death in 1964.

Jim Reeves “Moonlight And Roses” Classic Album Review Jim Reeves' last album before his untimely death in 1964.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. We are digging into the stacks, today, to pull out today’s classic album, a 1964 release from the legendary Jim Reeves.  Quite possibly country music’s greatest crooner, Jim possessed a rich, warm, relaxed style that was perfect for the … 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

Hank Snow “Souvenirs” – Classic Album Review An album of Hank Snow hits remade for stereo.

Hank Snow “Souvenirs” – Classic Album Review An album of Hank Snow hits remade for stereo.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Today’s Classic Album Review looks back at a 1961 Hank Snow release, Souvenirs. One of the big leaps forward in recording technology, were stereo recordings. The technology was patented in 1931. But stereo recordings were not on the market … Continue reading

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