Cattle Call/Thereby Hangs a Tale

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This CD is made up of two similarly conceived albums that were among the finest LPs Arnold ever cut, when he was in the midst of the extended peak of his career. Cattle Call was an apparent attempt and almost wholly successful one to tap into the revival of interest in Western songs fostered by Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash at Columbia. In addition to Arnold's re-recording his fourth version in less than 20 years of the title tune, in a spare but polished rendition, he also does an excellent job with Bob Nolan's "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," the traditional "Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie," and pieces like the singing-cowboy anthem "Leaning on the Old Top ...
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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
This CD is made up of two similarly conceived albums that were among the finest LPs Arnold ever cut, when he was in the midst of the extended peak of his career. Cattle Call was an apparent attempt and almost wholly successful one to tap into the revival of interest in Western songs fostered by Marty Robbins and Johnny Cash at Columbia. In addition to Arnold's re-recording his fourth version in less than 20 years of the title tune, in a spare but polished rendition, he also does an excellent job with Bob Nolan's "Cool Water" and "Tumbling Tumbleweeds," the traditional "Carry Me Back to the Lone Prairie," and pieces like the singing-cowboy anthem "Leaning on the Old Top Rail." Grady Martin is the lead guitarist on these sessions, which were produced by Chet Atkins and have a clean, lean sound, not overproduced and all rather similar to the sound that Robbins got on his records. What is lacking is the tone of urgency and involvement that Robbins brought to this same material. Thereby Hangs a Tale grew out of the folk music boom and Arnold's successful 1959 single of Jimmie Driftwood's "Tennessee Stud." The Anita Kerr Singers turn up here and there, but are used in a fairly restrained manner. The stereo separation is extremely crisp and the instrumental textures are vivid throughout. Jimmie Driftwood's original notes on Thereby Hangs a Tale have been replaced by new notes, focusing more on the songs themselves. Chet Atkins produced both albums, but only played on Tale.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/27/1994
  • Label: Bear Family
  • UPC: 790051154417
  • Catalog Number: 15441

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddy Arnold Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Chet Atkins Guitar
Floyd Cramer Piano
Anita Kerr Background Vocals
Grady Martin Guitar
Little Roy Wiggins Guitar
Brenton Banks Viola
Ray Edenton Guitar
Buddy Harman Drums
Lillian Hunt Violin
Douglas Kirkham Drums
John D. Loudermilk Guitar
Louis Dean Nunley Background Vocals
Henry Strzelecki Bass
Dorothy Ann Dillard Background Vocals
Jerry Byrd Bass
Wilda Tinsley Violin
Bob Moore Bass
William Guilford Wright Jr. Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Chet Atkins Producer
Jon Hartley Fox Liner Notes
Tom Muller Mastering
Hoffmann Nienburg Artwork
Richard Weize Re-Release Producer
Traditional Composer
Joseph Buell Carey Composer
Elliott Shapiro Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best cd ever

    big eddy arnold fan has to be the best cd ever put together.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Country Album

    This album is one of Eddy's finest. It is a pure country album with excellent cowboy songs and CATTLE CALL in particular features some of Arnold's best work. This album set is a can't miss and will be money well spent if you are a fan or want to hear one of America's finest singers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eddy Arnald, helps keep western music alive.

    Cattle call is a classic and as everyone knows, it belongs to Eddy Arnald. ''Jim I wore A Tie Today'', is one of the best cuts on the album. Eddy is great on ''Cowpoke''. If you like western music, you will like this CD. I thought the music fits the singer. So go ahed and buy it, while your ''Leaning On The Old Top Rail''.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Eddy Arnold in the Uptown Manner

    What I did not like were the echo chambers and the choral groups. The echo chamber detracts from what I had expected. Those looking for the EARLY Eddy Arnold with Little Roy Wiggins will be disappointed. I had not seen any reviews before I purchased this. I'd prefer Eddy wihout all the trappings. I agree with the review (which appeared AFTER my purchase) that this is NOT the Eddy Arnold of COUNTRY fame. Enough Said!

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