Tag Archives: Marshal Andy

Marshal Andy and Friends – The Loudon Sessions: Episode 2 02/18/23

Part One – “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)”

Written by Eddy Arnold, Hal Horton and Tommy Dilbeck and first recorded by Eddy Arnold in 1947, “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)” was Arnold’s third number one on the Billboard Juke Box Folk Records chart. The song spent 46 weeks on the chart and 21 weeks at number one. It served as his first crossover hit, peaking at number 22 on the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores chart. Marshal Andy and I performed it, alternating sections.

Part Two – “Feels So Right”

“Feels So Right” is a song written by Randy Owen, and recorded by Alabama. It was released in May 1981 as the second single and title track from the band’s album Feels So Right. It was the group’s fourth straight No. 1 single (and first multi-week No. 1) on the Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles chart. In this video, Marshal Andy provides a bit of harmony as his son Drew sings the lyrics.

Marshal Andy and Friends – The Loudon Sessions: Episode 1 01/21/23

The Interview

During this conversation, Marshal Andy and I discussed “Eddy’s Song” and other subjects such as the origins of western swing music and Marshal Andy’s childhood love for B westerns of his youth.

“Eddy’s Song”

The lyrics that make up “Eddy’s Song” contain the titles of Arnold’s best-known songs to that time, intertwined to affirm a man’s dedication to his significant other. Included in the song’s lyrics are the titles of twenty-one number one hits he had achieved as of 1952. The titles are “Lovebug Itch,” “Molly Darling,” “I Wanna Play House With You,” “Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me,” “Bouquet Of Roses,” “Anytime,” “There’s No Wings On My Angel,” “Easy on the Eyes,” “There’s Been a Change in Me,” “A Full Time Job,” “That’s How Much I Love You,” “It’s a Sin,” “What Is Life Without Love,” “Just a Little Lovin’ (Will Go a Long Way),” “Older and Bolder,” “Don’t Ever Take the Ribbons From Your Hair,” “Rockin’ Alone,” “Easy Rockin’ Chair,” “Don’t Rob Another Man’s Castle,” “Chained to a Memory,” “Bundle of Southern Sunshine” and “Cuddle Buggin’ Baby.”

“Eddy’s Song” – Rehearsal

I didn’t realize the video camera was recording while we were preparing to perform the song. I thought it would be neat to include it anyway.