:: Tennessee Ernie Ford & Glen Campbell - For the Good Times ::
:: Tennessee Ernie Ford & Glen Campbell - There Goes My Everything ::
:: Tennessee Ernie Ford & Glen Campbell - I Really Don't Want to Know ::
There is something incredibly soothing about this album for me, and it came to the rescue today while sweating out a sickening hangover, so I figured it was a good time to share some of it. It was released in 1975, at the twilight of Tennessee Ernie Ford’s career (his 27-year relationship with Capitol ended the next year), and amidst one of Glen Campbell’s peaks (his Rhinestone Cowboy LP was released the same year). Both of them were Capitol Records’ biggest selling country artists at the time, so the pairing made sense. It consists of 10 country standards chiseled down to bare simplicity – Campbell’s acoustic guitar, Ford’s voice, and an upright bass played by Chuck Domonico. Ford’s baritone is as powerful as ever, yet wistful, and Campbell’s guitar work feels responsive to that wistfulness, filled with sensitivity and sympathy. There’s such a stirring rapport struck here, both musically and amongst the banter throughout the course of the record, that it leaves you wanting more when the last song comes to a close.