Ray Price “Crazy Arms” Classic 45

Ray Price “Crazy Arms” Classic 45

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable.  This Classic 45 is an iconic piece of Country music, from an equally iconic vocalist. Ray Price is one of the greatest vocalists ever heard on vinyl. Few singers could successfully perform both hard country shuffle and lush … Continue reading

Waylon Jennings “Will The Wolf Survive” Classic 45

Waylon Jennings “Will The Wolf Survive” Classic 45

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable.  We are digging into the Waylon Jennings stax for today’s Classic 45, pulling out one of his later MCA hits.  Of course, Waylon’s greatest success had come during his time at RCA, with the string of big hits … Continue reading

Tex Ritter “Jealous Heart” b/w “We Live In Two Different Worlds” Classic 78

Tex Ritter “Jealous Heart” b/w “We Live In Two Different Worlds” Classic 78

Greetings from Asheville! Today’s Classic 45 is actually a classic 78. 1944 the year, Tex Ritter the artist. Tex is one of country music’s legendary western stars. He was a movie star, making 85 movies. But his forte’ was singing. Something he did extremely well. Tex made his first recordings … Continue reading

Classic Album Review – Kenny Roberts “Indian Love Call”

Classic Album Review – Kenny Roberts “Indian Love Call”

Greetings from Asheville, where there’s always good music on the turntable. This Classic Album Review looks at the 1965 release Indian Love Call from singer/yodeler Kenny Roberts. Kenny was one of Country Music’s great yodelers; one of the last successful singers to feature yodeling. Though his hit list was short, … Continue reading

Classic Album Review – Randy Travis “Old 8 X 10”

Classic Album Review – Randy Travis “Old 8 X 10”

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. By 1988, Randy Travis had established himself as the hottest act in country music. In his first two years, he’d scored eight top ten hits, with six peaking at number one. Plus, his first two albums, Storms of Life … Continue reading

Ronnie Milsap “Inside” Classic Album Review

Ronnie Milsap “Inside” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today’s Classic Album Review looks back at a work from Ronnie Milsap. In an era when the Country-Pop sound was the dominant force, a significant portion of the music was good, but not special. There was nothing that … Continue reading

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