Jerry Reed “Lord Mr. Ford” from 1973, Classic Album Review One of the big hits of 1973.

Greetings from Asheville. Today’s Classic Album Review takes us back a few years in two ways. Jerry Reed and Lord Mr. Ford. When I first wrote this post, around 2010 or 2011; I noted at the time that it was our first Classic Album Review request. It came from one … Continue reading

Various Artists “Welcome To Music City U. S. A.” Tracks from top CBS artists of the day, complete with fake audience sounds mixed in.

Various Artists “Welcome To Music City U. S. A.” Tracks from top CBS artists of the day, complete with fake audience sounds mixed in.

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always found on the turntable. This Classic Album Review remembers a various artist collection from 1966. Columbia’s Welcome To Music City U. S. A.  features fourteen tracks from most of Columbia’s roster of the day. Included are superstars like Johnny Cash, Ray Price, … Continue reading

Johnny Cash “Blood, Sweat, And Tears” Classic Album Review Johnny Cash in vintage form for this release

Johnny Cash “Blood, Sweat, And Tears” Classic Album Review Johnny Cash in vintage form for this release

Greetings from Asheville, where good music is always on the turntable. It used to be a popular misconception that the Beatles made the first concept album. In all actuality, concept albums, where all songs are related in some way, were being made before anyone even knew of the Fab Four. … Continue reading

Classic Album Review: Dwight Yoakam “Guitars, Cadillacs, etc., etc.” His 1986 Debut Helped Change Country Music Back To....Country!

Classic Album Review: Dwight Yoakam “Guitars, Cadillacs, etc., etc.” His 1986 Debut Helped Change Country Music Back To....Country!

Dwight Yoakam’s debut album Guitars, Cadillac, etc., etc. was refreshingly different, yet retro upon its 1986 release. The country music sound was still heavy on pop-country strains of “Morning Desire” or “Bop”, but this album and it’s loud, twangy sound, began changing that. Throughout the early 80’s, Dwight had been steadily building … Continue reading

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