Jimmy Arnold - Southern Soul
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (3:37)(Featured on APD Global Radio Showcase Vol 4)
  • Jesse James (3:41)
  • Georgia Moon (3:02)
  • The Rebel Soldier (3:31)
  • Southern Comfort (2:25)
  • Sail Away Ladies (2:15)
  • General Lee (3:29)
  • My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains (4:59)
  • The Dixon Line (2:57)
  • Bonaparte's Retreat / Arkansas Soldier (4:02)
  • Lorena (2:14)
  • Southern Soul (2:45)
  • Heroes (3:15)
  • Sally Ann (5:09)
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (3:37)(Featured on APD Global Radio Showcase Vol 4)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:37) [8.28 MB]
  • Jesse James (3:41)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:41) [8.43 MB]
  • Georgia Moon (3:02)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:02) [6.96 MB]
  • The Rebel Soldier (3:31)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:31) [8.04 MB]
  • Southern Comfort (2:25)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:25) [5.54 MB]
  • Sail Away Ladies (2:15)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:15) [5.13 MB]
  • General Lee (3:29)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:29) [7.98 MB]
  • My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains (4:59)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:59) [11.4 MB]
  • The Dixon Line (2:57)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:57) [6.76 MB]
  • Bonaparte's Retreat / Arkansas Soldier (4:02)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (04:02) [9.24 MB]
  • Lorena (2:14)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:14) [5.13 MB]
  • Southern Soul (2:45)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (02:45) [6.28 MB]
  • Heroes (3:15)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (03:15) [7.44 MB]
  • Sally Ann (5:09)
    Genre: Americana
    MP3 (05:09) [11.79 MB]
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JIMMY ARNOLD - SOUTHERN SOUL (REB-1621), 1983

Musicians
Jimmy Arnold: Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Vocals
Mike Auldridge: Dobro
Roy Self: Bass
Jeff Scheneman: Drums
Terry Scantlin: Clawhammer Banjo
Tim Callahan: Rhythm Guitar
Tommy Reynolds: Harmony Vocals


Production Credits
Produced by Jimmy Arnold & Peter Bonta
Recorded at Wally Clever's Studio, Fredericksburg, VA
Engineered by Peter Bonta
Mixed by Peter Bonta, Jimmy Arnold and Tex Logan
Mastered by by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering, Springfield, VA

If ever there was a musician who embodied the image of free spirited independent “Mountain Man,” it was Virginia-born Jimmy Arnold. In his often wild, too short life (he passed away of a heart attack in 1992 at the age of 46) Arnold learned from legends and became one himself. He spent several years playing on the road with Charlie Moore’s Dixie Partners and Cliff Waldron’s New Shades of Grass but toward the end of his life he was performing mostly as a solo act, sometimes with Vassar Clements, Tex Logan or Mike Auldridge. He was fascinated by stories of the Civil War, and his years living in Fredericksburg, Virginia culminated in his masterpiece, Southern Soul, a strongly evocative homage to the Civil War South and considered by many to be one of the all-time classic concept albums.

Southern Soul marked Arnold’s debut as a vocalist and as a fine writer of more than just instrumentals. Familiar tunes such as Charlie Moore’s “Legend of the Rebel Soldier” and The Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” were balanced nicely alongside of Arnold originals such as “Jesse James,” “Heroes,” “Georgia Moon,” “The Dixon Line,” and others. Several songs, including “My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains,” were given new and/or additional lyrics to make them more Civil War-friendly. Instrumentally, Jimmy shone on tunes such as “Sail Away Ladies,” “Southern Comfort,” and “Bonaparte’s Retreat.”

Original Liner Notes:

Jimmy Arnold, the doggone way he is, takes us back to a time just after the War Between The States when those few boys who earlier had saddled their horses just to save Old Dixieland and who hadn't already returned home in a pine box, walked back through the mountains, each with dreams of their own Lorena. A soldier's joy was stirred with a fiddle and banjo on the journey back across the Blue Ridge Mountains. There was plenty of time to pick long breaks between verses of the songs he sang from the ridge tops. This almost psychic album by Jimmy Arnold comes clear more through research of the soul rather than research in a library and transcends mere arrangements and licks. Have a little Peach Brandy and let's go for a walk with Jimmy Arnold from Fredericksburg to Grayson County, the doggone way he is.
-John Hartford

Jimmy Arnold is one of the most versatile musicians I have ever worked with. When I first met him he was just a kid playing "banjer" with the great fiddler, Joe Greene, who undoubtedly imparted some of his hard-driving spirit to Jimmy's music. Since then he has become a virtuoso as well on the guitar and fiddle (why does everyone want to play the fiddle?), pouring his soul and energy through the strings of all three. Also, Jimmy is one of the most colorful (both figuratively and literally) characters I have ever met. His natural charisma enhances his musical talent, adding another dimension to his live performances. Here Jimmy displays, for the first time on record, his vocal talent in this collection of original ballads on a subject dear to his heart - (the history books may have read different if Jimmy had been there.)
-Tex Logan
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  • Members:
    Jimmy Arnold, Mike Auldridge, Roy Self, Jeff Scheneman, Terry Scantlin, Tim Callahan, Tommy Reynolds
  • Sounds Like:
  • Influences:
    Tex Logan, John Hartford, Bill Monroe, Stanley Bros., ect.
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    01/20/22
  • Profile Last Updated:
    08/22/22 06:17:34

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