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

Remembering Bonnie Guitar and Whitey Shafer. This weekend has seen the passing of two icons of music history.

Remembering Bonnie Guitar and Whitey Shafer. This weekend has seen the passing of two icons of music history.

Bonnie Guitar and Sanger D. “Whitey” Shafer. If you are a big fan of classic country music (what we call real country music), you no doubt are familiar with both. If you’re a more casual follower, perhaps you aren’t familiar with them, but you have very likely been touched by their contributions. This … 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

Classic Album Review – Christmas Time With The Judds A look back at a refreshing interpretation of Christmas favorites from 1987

Classic Album Review – Christmas Time With The Judds A look back at a refreshing interpretation of Christmas favorites from 1987

Today, we take a look back at The Judds‘ 1987 release, “Christmas Time With The Judds”. This release featured refreshing takes on eight Christmas classics, plus one newer track. Released in October, the album has been available every Christmas, since. I hadn’t listened to this album in it’s entirety for quite … Continue reading

Hugh X. Lewis “Everything I Love” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day A largely forgotten, low-charting single that is worth remembering.

Hugh X. Lewis “Everything I Love” Ultimate Twang Single Of The Day A largely forgotten, low-charting single that is worth remembering.

Hugh X. Lewis. Remember the name? Maybe not, unless you were a serious listener of country music during the 1960’s. And that’s unfortunate, because here was a guy who sang well. He charted five singles on the country top 40 during the late 1960’s, but never was able to find … Continue reading

Ultimate Twang Christmas Single Of The Day; Skip Ewing “Christmas Carol” Was labeled the B side (with Steve Wariner as the A side), but became a country Christmas classic

Ultimate Twang Christmas Single Of The Day; Skip Ewing “Christmas Carol” Was labeled the B side (with Steve Wariner as the A side), but became a country Christmas classic

One of the things I always looked forward to, both as a country music listener, and later, as a radio air personality was the Christmas music. And part of that included the anticipation of the new releases that came, each year. Sometimes, artists released whole albums, and often, those that … Continue reading

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