Back From A Week In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina And Yes, I Did Get Records

Back From A Week In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina And Yes, I Did Get Records

Greetings from Asheville where the good music is always on the turntable. I’m back from a week with my family in beautiful Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Hence, the lack of activity here on the blog. As always, it’s a great time in a great place. Yes, you can argue that … 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

Bobby Bare – “I Don’t Believe I’ll Fall In Love Today” Single Of The Day We look back at an early Bobby Bare release, from 1962.

Bobby Bare – “I Don’t Believe I’ll Fall In Love Today” Single Of The Day We look back at an early Bobby Bare release, from 1962.

Bobby Bare, the country music hall of famer, has scored 59 appearances on Billboard‘s Country Top 40, between 1962 and 1983. Thirteen made the top ten, and one, “Marie Laveau” hit number one. With all of that success, why am I saluting one of his long-forgotten singles? Simple. Despite it’s … Continue reading

Ray Price “Night Life” – Classic Album Review Ultimate Twang remembers one of country music's greatest albums, this 1963 release.

Ray Price “Night Life” – Classic Album Review Ultimate Twang remembers one of country music's greatest albums, this 1963 release.

I’m excited to talk about this Ray Price album. It’s a classic, and arguably one of the greatest albums ever made in country music. “Night Life” deserves classic status, boasting twelve powerful performances from a true stylist. Listening to these tracks, the listener is reminded, why Ray is one of … 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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