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The Tennessee Plowboy & His Guitar, Vol. 2


Download links and information about The Tennessee Plowboy & His Guitar, Vol. 2 by Eddy Arnold. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Country genres. It contains 25 tracks with total duration of 01:10:08 minutes.

Artist: Eddy Arnold
Release date: 1998
Genre: Country
Tracks: 25
Duration: 01:10:08
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No. Title Length
1. I'll Hold You in My Heart 2:44
2. Bouquet of Roses 2:34
3. What a Fool I Was 2:59
4. Little Angel with a Dirty Face 2:32
5. Wondering What to Do 2:20
6. The Prisoner's Song 2:44
7. Rockin' Alone in an Old Rockin' Chair 3:14
8. It Makes No Difference Now 2:37
9. Will the Circle Be Unbroken 3:14
10. Seven Years with the Wrong Woman 2:52
11. Molly Darling 3:01
12. I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes 3:09
13. Who at My Door Is Standing 2:56
14. Then I Turned and Walked Slowly Away 2:52
15. Texarkana Baby 2:42
16. (In the) Hills of Tomorrow 2:56
17. My Daddy Is Only a Picture 3:10
18. Say You'll Be Mine 3:03
19. There's Not a Thing (I Wouldn't Do for You) 2:40
20. I've Got a Lifetime to Forget 2:46
21. Anytime 2:53
22. A Heart Full of Love 2:36
23. My Heart Cries for You 2:30
24. I've Got Other Fish to Fry 2:41
25. This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You) 2:23



The 120 tracks on these five CDs constitute a group of Eddy Arnold songs with which few people under the age of 50 could be familiar — only about a half-dozen of them ever appeared on LP, much less CD. Recorded between 1944 and 1950, they represent his rise to country stardom (but not yet to pop stardom), and also the evolution of country music in the period immediately after the war. His performances on the early sides were heavily influenced by the work of Gene Autry, but they were much closer to hillbilly music, with thin, twangy guitars and fiddle. With the help of producer Steve Sholes, Arnold and his group (the Tennessee Plowboys) achieved a fine, lean sound that was a good compromise between hillbilly authenticity and commercial country music. Disc Two, covering 1947-48, shows Arnold consolidating his earlier success, and acquiring a greater range in the process. Disc Three shows Arnold's voice mellowing into the fine instrument that it became as he later emerged into pop stardom; his low range is richer, and he reaches those high notes more easily. This was all of a piece with making Arnold accessible to the widest possible audience; what no one realized at the time was that Arnold was helping to change country music in the process. While Disc Four shows Arnold moving toward an ever more mainstream sound, Disc Five has a number of religious songs that come off extremely well — largely due to the quality and sincerity of Arnold's singing. By this time, Arnold's voice had evolved into a wonderfully polished baritone, turning him into almost a countrified Bing Crosby. The sound is excellent, and the notes are extremely informative, although there is relatively little about the recording sessions themselves. The booklet is filled with wonderful photos as well.