There's Been a Change in Me (1951-1955)

There's Been a Change in Me (1951-1955)

by Eddy ArnoldEddy Arnold


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Eddy Arnold's approach to country and his rich, expressive baritone voice always seemed closer to pop singers like Bing Crosby and Perry Como than it did to more rustic country stars like Hank Snow and Ernest Tubb, and he worked with pop songwriters out of New York as much or more than he used Nashville ones. His approach reaped dividends, certainly, and he charted countless hits in an a truly astounding seven-decade career, and if he was never fully embraced by the public as a pop singer, he brought a kind of urbane dignity and grace to country music in the bargain, prefiguring the so-called Nashville countrypolitan sound as early as 1955. This expansive seven-disc, 166-track box charts Arnold's RCA Victor years from 1951 to 1955, and it reveals a fascinating transformation from Arnold's early tenure as a hillbilly singer to his later stance as the man who melted country and pop together into what was essentially a whole new musical form. The early stuff here, like the opening track "Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost," is surprisingly sturdy and energetic, and shows that Arnold could have easily made a successful career out of the rustic material that most country singers turned to, but he was really after something else, and possessing a near faultless ear for a good song, he went in an entirely different direction, and by the time he recorded songs like "I Walked Alone Last Night," with its beautiful string ensemble backing, he was just a sweater or two away from being Perry Como. Still, Arnold never completely turned his back on Nashville, keeping his home base there, and he continued to record songs like Floyd Tillman's "I Love You So Much It Hurts" and Merle Travis' lovely "Bayou Lullaby," giving them a kind of easy and sincere smoothness. He also foresaw the urban folk revival in 1955 when he released a wonderful album of traditional material, and his beautifully orchestrated and elegantly dressed up re-imagining of folk classics like "The Wayfaring Stranger," which is included here, are among his finest tracks. Also worth noting are Arnold's versions of the slow waltz "I Wish I Knew," "(Now and Then, There's) A Fool Such as I," the organ-laced "You Always Hurt the One You Love" and Tommy Dilbeck's "This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You)," which is represented here in five versions that show the evolution of Arnold's approach to the song. As usual, Bear Family Records captures it all, and this is simply a gorgeously produced and annotated set that no Eddy Arnold fan will want to skip.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2008
Label: Bear Family Germany
UPC: 4000127165381
catalogNumber: 2716538
Rank: 167907


Disc 1

  1. Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost
  2. Rollin' and Tossin
  3. I Wanna Play House with You
  4. Call Her Your Sweetheart
  5. He Knows
  6. Puppy Love
  7. I Wish I Knew
  8. Heart Strings
  9. Bundle of Southern Sunshine
  10. When You and I Were Young, Maggie
  11. A Sinner's Prayer
  12. I Wanna Play House with You
  13. Roll Along Kentucky Moon
  14. Trouble in Mind
  15. When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again
  16. No One Will Ever Know
  17. Wild Flower
  18. White Azaleas
  19. I'll Still Belong to You
  20. Somebody's Been Beating My Time
  21. That Little Boy of Mine
  22. Open Thy Merciful Arms
  23. The Old Rugged Cross
  24. Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  25. Take My Hand, Precious Lord

Disc 2

  1. Anything That's Part of You
  2. Easy on the Eyes
  3. This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  4. That's What Love Is All About
  5. Someone Calls Me Daddy
  6. (Don't Ever Take The) Ribbons from Your Hair
  7. A Full Time Job
  8. Shepherd of My Heart
  9. You Gotta Be Mine
  10. Puppy Love
  11. I'll Do as Much for You Someday
  12. Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  13. My Desire
  14. When I've Done My Best
  15. I Want to Thank You Lord
  16. Smokey the Bear
  17. Horace the Horse
  18. I'd Trade All of My Tomorrows
  19. Older and Bolder
  20. Lovin' Up a Storm
  21. The Missouri Waltz
  22. Condemned Without Trial
  23. You Always Hurt the One You Love
  24. Moonlight and Roses
  25. I'm Waiting for Ships That Never Come In
  26. The Old Rugged Cross
  27. Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  28. Someday, Somewhere
  29. Today (Evening Song)

Disc 3

  1. Angry
  2. I Got Bad News for You
  3. When Your Hair Has Turned to Silver
  4. I'm Gonna Lock My Heart (And Throw Away the Key)
  5. Ready, Willing and Able
  6. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  7. Eddy's Song
  8. This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  9. If I Never Get to Heaven
  10. Your Left Over Kisses
  11. How's the World Treating You
  12. Free Home Demonstration
  13. A Second Fling
  14. Mama, Come Get Your Baby Boy
  15. I Really Don't Want to Know
  16. I'll Never Get Over You
  17. My Everything
  18. Unfaithful Love
  19. It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)
  20. Crying in the Chapel
  21. Beyond the Sunset
  22. I Really Don't Want to Know
  23. Whispering Hope
  24. The Chapel on the Hill
  25. This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  26. I Was Foolish When I Fell in Love with You
  27. Through a Stranger's Eyes
  28. My Everything

Disc 4

  1. The Chapel on the Hill
  2. Robe of Calvary
  3. Prayer
  4. I Called on the Master
  5. 'Twas the Dawn of a Beautiful Day
  6. When It's Round-Up Time in Heaven
  7. The Touch of God's Hand
  8. Just Call Me Lonesome
  9. Hep Cat Baby
  10. The Mills of the Gods
  11. A Dozen Hearts
  12. When You Said Goodbye
  13. Hep Cat Baby
  14. If She Will
  15. Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young
  16. This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  17. When You Said Goodbye
  18. No One to Cry To
  19. Shame on You
  20. Cold Cold Heart
  21. So Round, So Firm, So Fully Packed
  22. I Love You So Much It Hurts
  23. Christmas Can't Be Far Away
  24. Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You)
  25. Sittin' on Santa Claus' Lap
  26. Slow Poke

Disc 5

  1. You Can't Be True Dear
  2. (Now and Then, There's) A Fool Such as I
  3. Tennessee Waltz
  4. Do You Miss Me
  5. Don't Forget
  6. I've Been Thinking
  7. I Always Have Someone to Turn To
  8. I Wouldn't Know Where to Begin
  9. I'm Your Private Santa Claus
  10. I Don't Hurt Anymore
  11. (Gonna Get Myself A) Brand New Sandman
  12. Two Kinds of Love
  13. In Time
  14. Each Time You Leave
  15. It Took a Miracle
  16. A Present for Santa Claus
  17. The Horse in Striped Pajamas
  18. Why Daddy?
  19. Unchained Melody
  20. His Hands
  21. Silver Moon
  22. Making Believe

Disc 6

  1. The Cattle Call
  2. The Richest Man
  3. The Kentuckian Song
  4. I Walked Alone Last Night
  5. Home on the Range
  6. Wanderin'
  7. On Top of Old Smokey
  8. Sweet Betsy from Pike
  9. The Lonesome Road
  10. The Wayfaring Stranger
  11. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
  12. Barbara Allen
  13. Across the Wide Missouri
  14. Down in the Valley
  15. Red River Valley
  16. I Gave My Love a Cherry
  17. Careless Love
  18. The Rovin' Gambler
  19. If She Will
  20. That Do Make It Nice
  21. I'll Be Satisfied
  22. I'll Be Satisfied
  23. Do You Know Where God Lives?
  24. Bayou Lullaby
  25. You Don't Know Me

Disc 7

  1. Puppy Love
  2. Heart Strings
  3. Bundle of Southern Sunshine
  4. Trouble in Mind
  5. Trouble in Mind
  6. Wild Flower
  7. I'll Still Belong to You
  8. Somebody's Been Beating My Time
  9. Have Thine Own Way, Lord
  10. This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You)
  11. This Is the Thanks I Get (For Loving You)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddy Arnold   Primary Artist,Guitar,Leader,Vocals,Bandleader
Chet Atkins   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Hank Garland   Banjo,Electric Guitar
George Barnes   Electric Guitar
Anita Kerr   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Marty Gold   Organ,Piano,Celeste,Leader,Bandleader
George Duvivier   Bass
Harold Bradley   Electric Guitar
George "Funky" Brown   Viola
Frank Carroll   Bass
Harold Feldman   Saxophone
Harry Glickman   Violin
Charles Randolph Grean   Bass,Leader,Bandleader
Hugo Winterhalter   Leader,Bandleader
Lillian Hunt   Violin
Douglas Kirkham   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Millie Kirkham   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Phil Kraus   Drums,Vibes
Ernest Ernie Newton   Bass
David Novales   Violin
Louis Dean Nunley   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Danny Perri   Guitar
John Rossi   French Horn
Lucien Schmit   Cello
Sylvan Shulman   Violin
Terry Snyder   Drums
Brock Speer   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dorothy Ann Dillard   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Howard Carpenter   Violin
Farris Coursey   Drums
Felix Orlewitz   Violin
Jack Saunders   Drums,Vibes
Wilda Tinsley   Violin
Chuck Wright   Bass
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
Jack Shook   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Lois Winter   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Lillian Clark   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Maurice Hershaft   Violin
Bernard Kaufman   Saxophone
Howard Kay   Viola
Walter Lenk   Drums
Seymour Miroff   Violin
Henry Ross   Saxophone
James "Guy" Willis   Guitar
Tony Gottuso   Guitar
William Guilford Wright   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Marvin H. Hughes   Organ,Piano,Celeste
Chernet   Banjo,Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Ralph Nyland   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Samuel Persoff   Viola
Maurice Wilk   Violin
Marcia Neil   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
"Papa" John Gordy   Piano
Jack Brown   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Vic Willis   Piano,Accordion
Samuel Hollingsworth   Bass
Bettye McCormack   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sylvia Textor   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
James Burks   Vibes
David A. Vogel   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Martin Lake   Cello
Louis Innes   Guitar
Robert Spiro   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Arthur Berv   French Horn
Ovid Collins   Violin
Maurice Golodner   Violin
John Guarniori   Piano
Clifford Leeman   Drums
Cy Levitan   Piano
Eddie Litvin   Organ
Joyce McIlvaiin   Violin
Polk Moore   Drums
Jules Whiteman   Viola
Ivan LeRoy Wiggins   Steel Guitar
Walden Wilber   French Horn
Thomas D. Thomas   Cello
Sylvia Textor   Vocals
Ralph Nyland   Vocals
Milton Prinz   Cello
Merrill Ostrus   Vocals
Marilyn Palmer   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Keith Booth   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
John W. Kline   Viola
James Ulysis 'Guy' Willis   Guitar
J. Vic Willis   Piano
Ivan Leroy 'Little Roy' Wiggins   Steel Guitar
Irving Finkstein   Violin
Ed Stover   Violin
David Vogel   Vocals
C. R. 'Skeeter' Willis   Fiddle
Betty McCormick   Vocals
Allan Hanlon   Guitar
Jack Brown   Vocals
Walter L. Garland   Banjo,Electric Guitar
Jimmy Leyden   Vocals
Louise Innes   Guitar

Technical Credits

Alberta Hunter   Composer
Sigmund Romberg   Composer
Eddy Arnold   Composer
Chet Atkins   Composer
Jimmie Davis   Composer
Floyd Tillman   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Larry Wilcox   Arranger
Wayne King   Composer
Pee Wee King   Composer
Marty Gold   Composer
Stuart Hamblen   Composer
Leon Payne   Composer
Redd Stewart   Composer
Cliffie Stone   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Foy Willing   Composer
Richard M. Jones   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Spade Cooley   Composer
Alice Hawthorne   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Joe Allison   Composer
Gene Austin   Composer
Howard Barnes   Composer
Roy Bennett   Composer
Hal Blair   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Jenny Carson   Composer
Barbara Cross   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
Ervin Drake   Composer
Mel Foree   Composer
Charles Randolph Grean   Composer
Bill Halley   Composer
R.J. Jones   Composer
Norman Leyden   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Jim Odom   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Jimmy Shirl   Composer
Steve Sholes   Producer,Audio Production
Sid Tepper   Composer
Fred White   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Jack Yellen   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey   Composer
Tex Owens   Composer
Stephen H. Sholes   Producer
Gene Sullivan   Composer
Artie Glenn   Composer
Eddie Kirk   Composer
Zeke Clements   Composer
J.L. Frank   Composer
Rex Griffin   Composer
Benny Meroff   Composer
Bob Nolan   Composer
Terry Shand   Composer
Tim Spencer   Composer
Wiley Walker   Composer
Jack Wolf   Composer
Jimmy Work   Composer
R.A. Andreas   Illustrations
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer,Tape Research
Dave Sax   Tape Comparison
Dave Bohme   Composer
Fred Ebb   Composer
Joe Young   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Neil Moret (Chas. N. Daniels)   Composer
Doris Fisher   Composer
Walter Hirsch   Composer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Herbert "Happy" Lawson   Composer
Edward Lisbona   Composer
Thelma Blackmon   Composer
Jack Rollins   Composer
Red Rowe   Composer
Glenn Spencer   Composer
Frank Team   Composer
Bill Trader   Composer
Scotty Wiseman   Composer
George Bennard   Composer
Ben Black   Composer
Blanche Brock   Composer
Virgil Brock   Composer
Alfred Bryan   Composer
Bill Carver   Composer
Cy Coben   Composer
Dorothy Donnelly   Composer
Jim Eaton   Composer
Gerhard Ebeler   Composer
Robert Arthur   Composer
Charlie Adams   Composer
Packy Smith   Illustrations
Vic Willis   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Allan Roberts   Composer
John W. Peterson   Composer
Michael Streissguth   Liner Notes,Biographical Information
Ralph Wingert   Composer
Sunny Clapp   Composer
Jimmie Hodges   Composer
Chilton Price   Composer
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Leon Merritt   Composer
Abe Olman   Composer
Don Whiston   Composer
Beasley Smith   Composer
E. Reinald Schumann   Illustrations
Sidney Sornoff   Composer
Adelaide A. Pollard   Composer
Roy Botkin   Composer
Steve Nelson   Composer
Cotton Bend   Composer
Nathaniel Shilkret   Composer
Sid Robin   Composer
Daniel Gersdorf   Photo Restoration
Mychael Gerstenberger   Artwork
George C. Stebbins   Composer
Sid Sornoff   Composer
Sandy Oakton   Composer
Robert St. Clair   Composer
Ralph Wingert   Composer
Otten   Composer
Mykil Nagel   Composer
Merle Moore   Composer
Marie Peterson   Composer
Lacy   Composer
John Valentine Eppel   Composer
Jimmie Clark   Composer
J. O. Bellah   Composer
J. Butterfield   Composer
Helen Hudgins   Composer
H. & M. Brunies   Composer
Glenn Wagoner   Composer
Gerry Teifer   Composer
Frank Team   Composer
Frances Kane   Composer
Floyd F. Wilson   Composer
Elaine Rivers   Composer
Ed Thorp   Composer
Ebeler   Composer
Dave Kenner   Composer
Dave Bohme   Composer
Conrad Brady   Composer
Avis Allen   Composer
Alvin Alton   Composer
Alberta McEnery   Composer
Ace Nash   Composer
J. Javits   Composer
Bob Miller   Composer
Danny Hill   Composer
Kathleen Twomey   Composer
Ed Nelson   Composer
J. R. Shannon   Composer
Ike Cargill   Composer
A.B. Green   Composer
Wilson   Composer
Tommy Dilbeck   Composer
Space Cooley   Composer
Don Whiston   Composer
Mecum   Composer
Charlie Tobias   Composer
Griffin   Composer
Cassard   Composer
Cotton   Composer
Paul Klein   Composer

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