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

Jerry Wallace “Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome” Classic Album Review

Jerry Wallace “Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today, we look at the 1973 Jerry Wallace album Do You Know What It’s Like To Be Lonesome. You might remember Jerry for his Pop successes in the 1950’s and 1960’s, with songs such as “How The Time … Continue reading

Leroy Van Dyke “Movin’ Van Dyke” Classic Album Review

Leroy Van Dyke “Movin’ Van Dyke” Classic Album Review

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. Today, we look back at a 1962 release from Leroy Van Dyke. Leroy, still active as of this writing, has been a fixture in country music since his first hit in 1956 with “Auctioneer. His biggest hit came … Continue reading

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