Earl Thomas Conley “Angel In Disguise” Classic 45 "Angel In Disguise" was one of Earl Thomas Conley's 18 #1 Hits.

Earl Thomas Conley “Angel In Disguise” Classic 45 "Angel In Disguise" was one of Earl Thomas Conley's 18 #1 Hits.

Greetings from Asheville, where the good music is always on the turntable. Classic 45 time, and today, we remember one of the 18 number one hits that Earl Thomas Conley scored during the 1980’s. “Angel in Disguise” from 1984. By the time of the single’s release, Earl had established himself … 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

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

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

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