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Track Listing
CD1
1. Tennessee Border
2. Country Junction
3. Smokey Mountain Boogie
4. Blues Stay Away From Me
5. Mule Train
6. Anticipation Blues
7. The Cry Of The Wild Goose
8. Feed 'Em In The Morning
9. Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
10. I'll Never Be Free
11. Cincinnati Dancing Pig
12. The Shotgun Boogie
13. Tailor Made Woman
14. Stack-O-Lee
15. Ocean Of Tears
16. You're My Sugar
17. Mr. And Mississippi
18. The Strange Little Girl
19. Kentucky Waltz
20. Kissin' Bug Boogie
21. Hey Good Lookin'
22. Cool Cool Kisses
23. Rock City Boogie
24. Hambone
25. Everybody's Got A Girl But Me
26. Snowshoe Thompson
27. Blackberry Boogie
28. The Tennessee Local

CD2
1. False Hearted Girl
2. I Don't Know
3. Hey, Mr. Cotton Picker
4. Don't Start Courtin' In A Hot Rod
5. Kiss Me Big
6. Honeymoon's Over
7. River Of No Return
8. Give Me Your Word
9. Eins Zwei Drei
10. Somebody Bigger Than You Or I
11. The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
12. His Hands
13. Sixteen Tons
14. You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
15. That's All
16. Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Women
17. John Henry
18. Rovin' Gambler
19. Rock, Roll, Boogie
20. First Born
21. Watermelon Song
22. One Suit
23. In The Middle Of An Island
24. Bless Your Pea Pickin' Heart
25. Sunday Barbeque
26. Glad Rags
27. Black-Eyed Susie
28. Sunny Side Of Heaven
29. O Mary Don't You Weep
30. Dark As A Dungeon
Artist:
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Title:
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Collection 1941-1961
Label:
Acrobat
Cat No:
ADDCD3142
Format:
CD
Price £9.99
• 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”. Also included is his UK No.1 “Give Me Your Word”

• 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.