Tennessee Ford Ernie: Collection 1949-61

Tennessee Ford Ernie: Collection 1949-61
Title: Collection 1949-61
Label: Acrobat

Tennessee Ernie Ford was a radio DJ and singer in California in the post-war years who signed to Capitol and over the next decade scored a string of 30 country and pop hits in the USA as well as becoming extremely popular in the UK, becoming a ubiquitous figure on American radio and TV over subsequent decades. He achieved three memorable country No. 1s in the USA with "Mule Train", "Shotgun Boogie" and the iconic "Sixteen Tons" which was a pop No. 1 in both the USA and UK, as well as making the pop Top 3 on both sides of the Atlantic with "The Ballad Of Davy Crockett". This great value 58-track 2-CD set comprises all his charting A and B sides released from his 1951 debut through to 1962, by which time he had scored his last pop chart entry, along with most of his other A sides and selected B sides, and it brings together the boogie-flavoured material from his early years with the crossover hits from mid-decade and some of the later releases where he moved towards gospel styles, as well as his duets with top female artists like Kay Starr, Helen O'Connell, Betty Hutton and Ella Mae Morse. It's an excellent showcase for his distinctive voice as well as his the versatility which enabled him to span the breadth of country styles and achieve major international popularity

1.1 Tennessee Border
1.2 Country Junction
1.3 Smokey Mountain Boogie
1.4 Blues Stay Away from Me (W/ Merle Travis)
1.5 Mule Train
1.6 Anticipation Blues
1.7 The Cry of the Wild Goose
1.8 Feed 'Em in the Morning
1.9 Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
1.10 I'll Never Be Free
1.11 Cincinnati Dancing Pig
1.12 The Shotgun Boogie
1.13 Tailor Made Woman
1.14 Stack-O-Lee
1.15 Ocean of Tears
1.16 You're My Sugar
1.17 Mr. And Mississippi
1.18 The Strange Little Girl
1.19 Kentucky Waltz
1.20 Kissin' Bug Boogie
1.21 Hey Good Lookin'
1.22 Cool Cool Kisses
1.23 Rock City Boogie
1.24 Hambone
1.25 Everybody's Got Girl But Me
1.26 Snowshoe Thompson
1.27 Blackberry Boogie
1.28 The Tennessee Local
2.1 False Hearted Girl
2.2 I Don't Know
2.3 Hey, Mr. Cotton Picker
2.4 Don't Start Courtin' in a Hot Rod Ford (W/ Molly Bee)
2.5 Kiss Me Big
2.6 Honeymoon's Over
2.7 River of No Return
2.8 Give Me Your Word
2.9 Ein Zwei Drei
2.10 Somebody Bigger Than You or I
2.11 The Ballad of Davy Crockett
2.12 His Hands
2.13 Sixteen Tons
2.14 You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry
2.15 That's All
2.16 Bright Lights and Blonde Haired Women
2.17 John Henry
2.18 Rovin' Gambler
2.19 Rock and Roll Boogie
2.20 First Born
2.21 Watermelon Song
2.22 One Suit
2.23 In the Middle of An Island
2.24 Bless Your Pea Pickin' Heart
2.25 Sunday Barbeque
2.26 Glad Rags
2.27 Black-Eyed Susie
2.28 Sunny Side of Heaven
2.29 O Mary Don't You Weep
2.30 Dark As a Dungeon

Tennessee Ford Ernie: Collection 1949-61

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