Carl Smith “Why, Why” Classic 45 Big Hit For Carl Smith In 1957.

Carl Smith “Why, Why” Classic 45 Big Hit For Carl Smith In 1957.

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music still lives on the turntable. Today’s Classic 45 is one of my favorites from 1950’s hit-maker Carl Smith. Tennessee native Carl Smith burst onto the scene in 1951, with his first hit, “Let’s Live A Little”. Soon, his records were regularly at, or … Continue reading

Clint Black “A Better Man” Classic 45 In 1989, Clint Black Became The First Artist In 13 Years To Hit #1 With A Debut Single.

Clint Black “A Better Man” Classic 45 In 1989, Clint Black Became The First Artist In 13 Years To Hit #1 With A Debut Single.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable.  Today’s Classic 45 is one of the records that contributed to the seismic shift in Country music, that occurred in the 1986-1990 era, where the sound rolled away from the Pop strains back to the traditional styling, courtesy … Continue reading

Jeanne Pruett “Temporarily Yours” Classic 45 One Of Jeanne Pruett's Biggest Hits, This One From 1980.

Jeanne Pruett “Temporarily Yours” Classic 45 One Of Jeanne Pruett's Biggest Hits, This One From 1980.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Today’s Classic 45 goes back 39 years, as of this writing, to 1980. That’s hard for me to believe, but it’s true. Today we remember Jeanne Pruett and her hit “Temporarily Yours”. Alabama native Jeanne Pruett had been making … Continue reading

Eddie Dean “I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven” Classic 78 Tex Ritter's version was bigger, but Eddie Dean had the original.

Eddie Dean “I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven” Classic 78 Tex Ritter's version was bigger, but Eddie Dean had the original.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. Today’s Classic 78 is a 1955 recording of a song you’ll remember, but the version you likely are familiar with is a later version. Singer/songwriter/actor Eddie Dean recorded today’s featured record. Eddie was a longtime part of country, and … Continue reading

Stonewall Jackson “Me and You and A Dog Named Boo” Classic 45

Stonewall Jackson “Me and You and A Dog Named Boo” Classic 45

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable.  Today’s Classic 45 became the last of eleven top ten hits and the last of thirty-five Country top 40 hits for Stonewall Jackson.  As the 1970’s were dawning, Stonewall’s career as a hit-maker was waning.  He had last … Continue reading

Tammy Wynette “He Loves Me All The Way” Classic 45

Tammy Wynette “He Loves Me All The Way” Classic 45

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music lives on the turntable. Today’s Classic 45 comes from the discography of one of country music’s all-time top vocalists, Tammy Wynette. By 1970, Tammy Wynette was already one of the genre’s top female vocalists; on the same level as Loretta Lynn. Tammy’s rise … Continue reading

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