Tennessee Ernie Ford

Tennessee Ernie Ford: Portrait of An American Singer

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Product Type: CD

Artist: Tennessee Ernie Ford
Title: Portrait of An American Singer
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Graduating from radio personality to singles artist by the late '40s, Tennessee Ernie Ford started off his long career presaging rock 'n' roll with his county boogie cuts, then split his time between country smashes, pop hits and widely loved gospel performances (not to mention albums of patriotic songs and folk tunes). The 120-page hardcover book you'll find here utilizes newly written essays, track-by-track album notes and rare photos to walk us through the early days and prime years of this great American entertainer. The nearly 400 minutes of music (154 tracks) present all the secular-themed recordings from his first dozen years as a recording artist, when he emerged as one of the most fabulously successful crossover stars in the land. We begin with early hits like "Mule Train; Anticipation Blues; Country Junction; Smokey Mountain Boogie; Tennessee Border; The Cry of the Wild Goose; Mister and Mississippi", and the pioneering hillbilly boogie hit "The Shot Gun Boogie•, plus his first crossover strike, "I'll Never Be Free" (with Kay Starr). Further into the '50s we go from there: "Rock City Boogie" (with the Dinning Sisters); "Blackberry Boogie", and other classics plus overlooked delights like the train song " Tennessee Local"; his 1952 spin on Willie Mabon's R&B favorite "I Don't Know", and more. In the rarities department, we have two previously unreleased songs ("Slow Down; Small World"); singles and album tracks never before on CD; Ford's 1955 recitations of Davy Crockett tales; 1958 PSAs to promote the "Toys for Tots" program, and more. This sweeping set encourages us to marvel at the repertoire range, prolific recording output and lasting influence of the one and only Tennessee Ernie! Bear Family.

Tracks:
1.1 I've Got the Milk 'Em in the Morning Blues
1.2 Tennessee Border
1.3 Philadelphia Lawyer
1.4 Country Junction
1.5 Smokey Mountain Boogie
1.6 You'll Find Her Name Written There
1.7 Put Your Arms Around Me
1.8 Anticipation Blues
1.9 Blues Stay Away from Me
1.10 Philosophy
1.11 Mule Train
1.12 The Donkey Serenade
1.13 The Cry of the Wild Goose
1.14 My Hobby
1.15 I've Got the Feed 'Em in the Mornin' (Change 'Em) Feed 'Em in the Evenin' Blues
1.16 Slow Down
1.17 I'll Never Be Free
1.18 Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
1.19 The Lord's Lariat
1.20 What This Country Needs (Is a Good Old Fashioned Talk with the Lord)
1.21 Bright Lights and Blonde Haired Women
1.22 I Ain't Gona Let It Happen No More
1.23 The Shotgun Boogie
1.24 The Blue Canadian Rockies
1.25 It's the Talk of the Town
1.26 Cincinnati Dancing Pig
1.27 Leetle Juan Pedro
1.28 Tailor Made Woman
1.29 Stack-O-Lee
1.30 I'm a Bad Man
1.31 You Can Tell a Texan Everytime
1.32 The Strange Little Girl
1.33 Kentucky Waltz
2.1 She's My Baby
2.2 Mister and Mississippi
2.3 Christmas Dinner
2.4 A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus
2.5 Oceans of Tears
2.6 You're My Sugar
2.7 Rock City Boogie
2.8 Streamlined Cannonball
2.9 Kissin' Bug Boogie
2.10 Woman Is a Five Letter Word
2.11 Hey, Good Lookin'
2.12 Cool, Cool Kisses
2.13 Hambone
2.14 The Gandy Dancer's Ball
2.15 Everybody's Got a Girl But Me
2.16 Fatback, Louisiana, USA
2.17 Snow Shoe Thompson
2.18 I'm Hog Tied Over You
2.19 False Hearted Girl
2.20 Tennessee Local
2.21 Blackberry Boogie
2.22 I Don't Know
2.23 Sweet Temptation
2.24 Don't Courtin' in a Hot Rod
2.25 We're A' Growin' Up
2.26 Hey! Mr Cotton Picker
2.27 Three Things (A Man Should Do)
2.28 Celebratin'
2.29 Kiss Me Big
3.1 Catfish Boogie
3.2 This Must Be the Place!
3.3 The Honeymoon's Over
3.4 There Is Beauty in Everything
3.5 Somebody Bigger Than You and I
3.6 Have You Seen Her
3.7 Give Me Your Word
3.8 River of No Return
3.9 Eins, Zwei, Drei
3.10 Losing You
3.11 The Ballad of Davy Crockett
3.12 Farewell
3.13 The Death Hug / the Ballad of Davy Crockett / a Sensible Varmint
3.14 Crockett's Opinion of a Thunderstorm / Farewell
3.15 I Am a Pilgrim
3.16 His Hands
3.17 Sixteen Tons
3.18 You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry
3.19 Nine Pound Hammer
3.20 Trouble in Mind
3.21 That's All
3.22 John Henry
3.23 Chicken Road
3.24 Dark As a Dungeon
3.25 I Gave My Love a Cherry
3.26 Gaily the Troubadour
3.27 The Rovin' Gambler
3.28 The Last Letter
3.29 Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
4.1 False Hearted Girl
4.2 In the Pines
4.3 Bright Lights and Blonde Haired Women
4.4 The Rock, Roll Boogie
4.5 Call Me Darlin', Call Me Sweetheart, Call Me Dear
4.6 First Born
4.7 Have You Seen Her
4.8 One Suit
4.9 The Watermelon Song
4.10 The Lonely Man
4.11 Blackberry Boogie
4.12 She's My Baby
4.13 Kiss Me Big
4.14 Catfish Boogie
4.15 Smokey Mountain Boogie
4.16 Anticipation Blues
4.17 Shotgun Boogie
4.18 I've Got the Milk 'Em in the Morning Blues
4.19 Ain't Nobody's Business Taylor But My Own
4.20 I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More
4.21 Country Junction
4.22 The Lord's Lariat
4.23 In the Middle of An Island
4.24 Ivy League
4.25 Down Deep
4.26 Bless Your Pea Pickin' Heart
4.27 A-Sleepin' at the Foot of the Bed
4.28 Love Makes the World Go Round
4.29 Sunday Barbecue
4.30 Glad Rags
4.31 Toys for Tots (Short Version)
4.32 Toys for Tots (Long Version)
5.1 Browns Ferry Blues
5.2 Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
5.3 My Grandfather's Clock
5.4 Code of the Mountains
5.5 Small World
5.6 Left My Gal in the Mountains
5.7 Blackeyed Susie
5.8 Pretty Little Pink
5.9 Look Down (That Lonesome Road)
5.10 Love Is the Only Thing
5.11 Darby's Ram
5.12 Freight Train Blues
5.13 Barbara Allen
5.14 Twenty One Years
5.15 Old Blue
5.16 The Night Herding Song
5.17 Sunny Side of Heaven
5.18 Little Klinker
5.19 Jingle - the Brownie
5.20 Jealous Heart
5.21 I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
5.22 I Really Don't Want to Know
5.23 Molly Darling
5.24 Don't Rob Another Man's Castle
5.25 I Can't Help It
5.26 Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me
5.27 I Gotta Have My Baby Back
5.28 Bouquet of Roses
5.29 Cold, Cold Heart
5.30 I Love You So Much It Hurts
5.31 Half As Much

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