Sunday, June 10, 2012

Stan Kenton - Rock & Roller

Stan Kenton  -  Tequila

I have no idea how a progressive jazzbo like Kenton wound up waxing Tequila, but it all worked out pretty well.

Monday, April 30, 2012

An Interview With Ray Price

Ray Price Interview - Side One   (7:45)

Ray Price Interview - Side Two   (6:14)

Interspersed with some sound clips from Ray's records, here's an interview with the man himself.  Listen in as he reflects upon his quest for vocal perfection, his technique, and his general approach to his career.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Heartaches By The Number

Ray Price  -  Heartaches By The Number

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Better Class Of Losers

Ray Price  -  A Better Class Of Losers  (3:14)

Here's a 45 from a bit later in Ray's career, 1986, after the big hits stopped coming.  As you can hear though, only Ray was suffering, not the music itself.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Swingin' Doors

Ray Price  -  Swingin' Doors  (3:02)

Tonight's agenda?  Seeing Merle Haggard at the Macon City Auditorium, built in 1925 and mere blocks away from where Little Richard used to wash dishes at the Greyhound bus station.  So with that in mind, here's Ray's version of one of Merle's signature tunes.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ray Price - Just Call Me Lonesome

Ray Price  -  Just Call Me Lonesome  (2:30)

Just Call Me Lonesome was made famous when Eddie Arnold's recording of it went to #2 on the country charts in 1955. Ray's desperately sad version came out ten years later, on his LP The Other Woman.  In the picture, Miami country DJ Cracker Jim Brooker poses for a shot alongside Price.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Take These Chains From My Heart (MP3)

Ray Price  -  Take These Chains From My Heart  (2:25)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Saturday Night Dance Party

"The Admiral" photo by Jimmy Fountain

Tune in to "Live From The Admiral" every Saturday night from 11 PM until with your hosts Dr. Filth and Greg Cartwright.  Archived shows here.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

San Antonio Rose - Ray Price

Ray Price - San Antonio Rose (3:21)

Here's the title track to Ray's outstanding Bob Wills tribute LP San Antonio Rose, released in 1961. That's Jimmy Day on steel and Tommy Jackson on the fiddle.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The 24th Hour (Ray Price MP3)

Ray Price - The Twenty-Fourth Hour

Sometimes Ray would go hunting or fishing to take his mind off his endless romantic woes.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Ray Price - Another Bridge To Burn (MP3)

Ray Price - Another Bridge To Burn

Monday, April 9, 2012

I'm Not Crazy Yet (MP3)

Ray Price - I'm Not Crazy Yet

I Can't Run Away From Myself (MP3)

Ray Price - I Can't Run Away From Myself

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Ray Price Month

Ray Price - Walking Slow (And Thinking 'Bout Her)

Image courtesy of Pure Country: The Leon Kagarise Archives, 1961 - 1971.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Kissing Your Picture (MP3)

Ray Price - Kissing Your Picture (2:41)

From 1959, here's Ray Price achieving honky-tonk perfection with a song written by Wayne Walker and Mel Tillis.

In the photo: Ray strikes a pose with his fiddle player, Shorty Lavender (on the left) and his manager, Hubert Long (on the right).

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Same Old Me

Ray Price - Same Old Me

April Is Ray Price Month

Mr. April

Ray Price - Invitation To The Blues

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Mazel Tov!

Jerry Lee Lewis

Save The Last Dance For Me

King Of The Road

"Every day is Saturday to a dog"

Roger Miller
Man Like Me
The Wrong Kind Of Girl

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Ballad Of Roger Miller

Homer & Jethro - The Ballad Of Roger Miller (2:33)

You know you've really made it when Homer & Jethro point their satirical daggers at you.