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

Charley Pride “All I Have To Offer You (Is Me)” Classic 45 Charley's first Billboard number one hit.

Charley Pride “All I Have To Offer You (Is Me)” Classic 45 Charley's first Billboard number one hit.

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music is always on the turntable. Today’s Classic 45 takes us back to 1969 and gave country superstar Charley Pride his biggest hit to that point. The story of Sledge, Mississippi’s Charley Pride is well known. In fact, PBS recently aired a documentary on … Continue reading

Gary Stewart “In Some Room Above The Street” Classic 45 One of those "should've-been" top 10 hits.

Gary Stewart “In Some Room Above The Street” Classic 45 One of those "should've-been" top 10 hits.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable, including today’s Classic 45. As I type this, I am listening to that 45, Gary Stewart’s “In Some Room Above the Street”. Country music the WAY IT SHOULD BE. A superb Gary Stewart performance. To begin, I’m a big … Continue reading

Webb Pierce “Sweet Memories” Classic Album Review A 1965 album release for "The Wondering Boy"

Webb Pierce “Sweet Memories” Classic Album Review A 1965 album release for "The Wondering Boy"

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Webb Pierce. Of the most unique voices ever put to vinyl, tape, or CD. He possessed a nasally, somewhat twangy, higher pitched voice that admittedly, is not for everyone. But for those of us who are fans (that would … Continue reading

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