“You Don’t Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold”
The influence of the late Eddy Arnold extends far and wide, and he is credited with helping spread country music to mass audiences through his many hit recordings. Now the artist known to fans as the Tennessee Plowboy will get a tribute as diverse as his legacy.
On May 14, 2013 Plowboy Records—the label co-founded by Eddy’s grandson Shannon Pollard—released You Don’t Know Me: Rediscovering Eddy Arnold to celebrate the Country Music Hall of Famer’s 70 years in music. The release coincides with what would have been Eddy’s 95th birthday on May 15.
Produced by punk legend Cheetah Chrome (of the Dead Boys) and historian/author Don Cusic, You Don’t Know Me includes performances by Alejandro Escovedo, Lambchop, Bobby Bare Jr., Jason Isbell, Mary Gauthier and others. A list of songs and performers is included below, as well as a video about the album’s creation.
You Don’t Know Me (tracks in alphabetical order):
Anytime – Chuck Mead
Bouquet of Roses – Melinda Doolittle
Cattle Call – Pete Mroz
Don’t Rob Another Man’s Castle – Frank Black
How’s the World Treating You? – Mandy Barnett
I’ll Hold You in My Heart – Bebe Buell
It’s a Sin – Alejandro Escovedo
Jim, I Wore a Tie Today – Lambchop
Johnny Reb, That’s Me – Jason Isbell
Just a Little Lovin – Chris Scruggs
Love Bug Itch – Pokey LaFarge
Make the World Go Away – Bobby Bare Jr.
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue – Peter Noone
Texarkana Baby – Jason Ringenberg
That Do Make It Nice – Sylvain Sylvain
That’s How Much I Love You – The Bluefields
What Is Life Without Love – Cheetah Chrome
Wreck of Old ’97 – Drivin’ n Cryin’
You Don’t Know Me – Mary Gauthier