Tennessee Ernie Ford

Portrait Of An American Singer

Portrait Of An American Singer

(5-CD + 124 page book) Inarguably a major recording act, Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919-1991) sold an estimated 90 million albums worldwide, and charted 17 Top Ten country singles and four Top Ten pop singles over a 35-year recording career. And he played significant – and pioneering – roles in radio and television broadcasting. All the secular-themed studio recordings from the first dozen years in the career of one of the most important crossover acts in the history of American popular music. Five CDs containing 154 tracks and a 120-page book with newly written essays, track-by-track album notes, a discography, label scans, and many rare photographs and illustrations. Early country hits including the chart-topping Mule Train (1949) and Ford’s pioneering ‘hillbilly boogie’ smash The Shotgun Boogie (1950), as well as Ford’s first major crossover hit, the 1950 duet (with Kay Starr) I’ll Never Be Free. It also includes classics such as Rock City Boogie (with the Dinning Sisters, 1951) and Blackberry Boogie (1952) as well as overlooked delights as the train song Tennessee Local (1952), his 1952 interpretation of Willie Mabon’s rhythm and blues hit I Don’t Know. This boxed set includes two never-before-released songs (Slow Down and Small World), numerous Ford singles and album tracks not previously reissued on CD, and several rarities, including Ford’s 1955 recitations of Davy Crockett tales, as well as Ford’s 1958 public service jingles to promote the U. S. Marine Corps ‘Toys for Tots’ charitable program.

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Songs Of The Civil War Reviews

Songs Of The Civil War

Impressed by Silbers diverse mix of published songs, parodies and folk ballads, Fascinato contacted Lee Gillette of Capitol Records, suggesting that Tennessee Ernie Ford record an album of this material.

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Vintage Collection Series

Vintage Collection Series

From the time that Ford first stepped into Capitol’s recording studio in 1949, until he left the label in ’76, he recorded everything from swinging hillbilly boogies to American saga songs, pop standards and country favorites. This 20-track collection, focusing on his early days in the studio, assembles some of his biggest hits, but also a number of rarities and songs never reissued in the U.S. Highlights: “Smokey Mountain Boogie,” “I’ll Never Be Free” (with Kay Starr), “Hey, Good Lookin'” (with Helen O’Connell), “Sixteen Tons” and more.

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Amazing Grace: 14 Treasured Hymns

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American legend Tennessee Ernie Ford is known for his unmistakable, booming voice and contagious personality as an artist, radio personality, actor and TV host. A beloved household name since the 1950s, Ford’s talent as a singer has garnered sales of over 90 million albums sold worldwide. Gospel music was one of his greatest career passions as seen on his prime-time variety tv program, evidenced by his chart-topping recording successes and captured on this timeless collection containing such classic songs as ‘Peace in the Valley,’ ‘How Great Thou Art,’ ‘Rock of Ages,’ ‘Precious Memories,’ ‘Blessed Assurance’ and many more.

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8 Classic Albums – Tennessee Ernie Ford

8 Classic Albums – Tennessee Ernie Ford

4CD set. Collects eight original albums, including “This Lusty Land!”, “Hymns”, “Favorites”, “Ol’ Rockin’ Ern”, “Spirituals”, “The Star Carol”, “Nearer The Cross” and “Sing A Hymn With Me”.

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Tennessee Ford on the subway
I love "I Love Lucy", the best sitcom ever. I think the episodes with Tennessee Ernie Ford are just piss your pants funny.. Read more. Show less. 1. Comment failed to post. Cancel. Advertisement. Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video …
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Rogers County sheriff shoots a family dog in Oklahoma and abandons it
A dog was left bleeding on his family's porch after he was shot by an Oklahoma sheriff's deputy who told the family about the incident in a note taped on the door, according to the pooch's owner. Angie Laymon said her family was away from home on …
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This Morning's Denise Robertson reveals she has pancreatic cancer

This Morning's Denise Robertson reveals she has pancreatic cancer
Alex Ford, chief executive of Pancreatic Cancer UK, said: 'We are enormously sad to hear of Denise Robertson's recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, but we must thank her for speaking out about a disease which still has a relatively low profile …
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Colin Farrell cuts a slick figure at Adele's gig in Dublin alongside U2's The Edge
And it seems that Colin Farrell can't quite bare to be parted from a certain female companion, as the Irish actor and his mystery friends were spotted heading to the Adele concert in Dublin, on Saturday. Heading out to the latest leg of the chart …
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West 'sinking millions into mansion with k faucets'
Kanye West declared this week on Twitter that he is having financial issues because he has invested $ 53m of his own money into his projects. The rapper soon after clarified he still has a great deal of personal wealth, but the statement put a big …
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BFGoodrich® Tires Announces 2015 Outstanding Trails Winners

BFGoodrich® Tires Announces 2015 Outstanding Trails Winners
They intend to use the funds to update Steven's Camp cabin (built by Tennessee Ernie Ford as his getaway place) and the spring box and plumbing at the cabin. Bald Mountain OHV Trails, Calif. These trials provide riding opportunities throughout the year …
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UL Monroe quarterback, 20, dies
“The coaching staff and team are deeply saddened by the loss of a great person in Daniel,” ULM coach Todd Berry in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel's family.” Said ULM president Nick Bruno: "The ULM family is saddened to learn of …
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Today in Music History – Oct. 17

Today in Music History – Oct. 17
In 1991, Tennessee Ernie Ford, the deep-voiced singer who took "Sixteen Tons" to the top of the pop and country charts in 1955, died in Reston, Va. He was 72. Ford's recording of the Merle Travis song became an anthem for coal miners with its famous …
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Marshfield Senior Center
Benny Thomas was a recent visitor at the Marshfield Senior Center. He combined country and gospel singing with excellent guitar playing before a packed house for an entertaining hour. The center hopes to bring him back for an encore soon.
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Mid-South Memories: Oct. 2
"We're confident we'll get that 600,000th visitor tomorrow," a Fair spokesman said last night. "If we do, we're going to turn the Fairgrounds over to him. Everything will be on the house to him and his family. He'll have his picture taken with …
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Birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford receives state recognition
… one-level house. “This is a wonderful way to honor the legacy of Tennessee Ernie Ford,” said Brenda Otis, chairwoman for the Birthplace of Tennessee Ernie Ford, during a morning ceremony outside the iconic entertainer's early home at 1223 Anderson St.
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Review: Tennessee Ernie Ford's 'On the Air'
During his 50-year career, Tennessee Ernie Ford was a fascinating study in contrasts. On “Sixteen Tons,” his biggest hit and a song that went to No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart in 1955, Ford's booming baritone sounded like the voice of God.
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Today in Music History – Nov. 29

Today in Music History – Nov. 29
Travis' best-known song is "Sixteen Tons," which Tennessee Ernie Ford turned into a million-seller in 1955. Travis also wrote "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette" with Tex Williams, and had hits of his own in the late 1940's with "Divorce Me C.O.D …
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Tennessee Ernie Ford: The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
I dont own the rights to this song. Tennessee Ernie Ford: The Ballad Of Davy Crockett. This song premiered on the first episode of "Disneyland," on October 27, 1954, put there to promote the upcoming Davy Crockett trilogy. Writers Tom Blackburn and …
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