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Essential Recordings The Double CD

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  • Audio CD (20 Jan. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Primo
  • ASIN: B00GJCRKLK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 141,553 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Mule Train
2. I've Got The Milk 'Em In The Morning Blues
3. Tennessee Border
4. Philadelphia Lawyer
5. Country Junction
6. Smokey Mountain Boogie
7. Anticipation Blues
8. The Cry Of The Wild Goose
9. Feed In The Morning Change 'Em In The Evening Blues
10. I'll Never Be Free
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Disc: 2
1. Shot Gun Boogie
2. Stack-O-Lee
3. Streamlined Cannonball
4. Kissin' Bug Boogie
5. Woman Is A Five Letter Word
6. Hey Good Looking
7. Cool Cool Kisses
8. Blackberry Boogie
9. I'm Hog Tied Over You
10. Hey Mister Cotton Picker
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Product Description

This collection tells the story of Tennessee Ernie Ford's contribution to the landscape of American popular music in late 1940's and early 1950's featuring elements of Western Swing, Blues, Jazz, Boogie-Woogie, Gospel and Country, all contributing to the seismic shifts in music that was to erupt in Memphis and elsewhere in the mid-1950s to give us Rock 'n' Roll.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 2 April 2014
People remember Tennessee Ernie Ford for Sixteen tons, which was a #1 pop hit in Britain and America, but he recorded plenty of other great songs including Ballad of Davy Crockett, also a massive British pop hit, and duets with Kay Starr (I'll never be free, Ain't nobody's business but my own), the Dinning sisters (Rock city boogie), Helen O'Connell (Hey good lookin') and Ella Mae Morse. His hit duet with Ella Mae Morse is not here, but another duet of theirs is - I'm hog tied over you. Helen is also here on a duet of Cool cool kisses, which might have been the B-side of Hey good lookin'. On both tracks, Helen sounds as if she was born to sing country.

Apart from the tracks mentioned, this set also includes most of his other early hits, the #1 country hits Mule train and Shotgun boogie among them. With good sound quality, this provides an excellent sampling of Tennessee Ernie Ford's music.
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By AlanMusicMan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 8 Feb. 2014
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Ever so, ever so of its time. Ford was a big star - a big radio star and one of the early stars of US TV.

TEF has a rich full voice which helps sell the songs featured here, though from a 2014 perspective there are some odd song choices.

"Sixteen Tons" will be familiar to collectors of 50s hits, and "The Ballad of Davy Crockett" may be dimly remembered by anyone who grew up in the 1950s and remembers the TV series of that name, for which it was the theme. Likewise "Mule Train" may also be familiar - but that's less likely. Then we have a great many other selections (40 tracks on this CD set) which may or may not tickle your fancy.

To me, tracks like "What this Country Needs" and "The Lord's Lariat" are incredibly po-faced and dated, but no doubt heartfelt, pleas for a return to old fashioned values (I'm guessing in the face of the onslaught of Presley and his like). We also have a number of songs with "Boogie" in the title which bob along nicely without setting your pulse racing. We have story songs - "Stack-O-Lee" for example - reason I bought this set (my mum had a 78 of it which I remembered well). We have some 50s staples (often featured in documentaries about the era) such as "Hey Good Lookin' (What you Got a Cookin')?" and some huntin' songs and a handful of novelty numbers ("Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own") which I'm guessing featured on those early TV shows.

Overall if you're into the old-time country genre, or want to wallow in variable quality nostalgia that this could easily be for you. Go into it with your expectations set accordingly and you'll have a good time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
An excellent introduction to his music 2 April 2014
By Peter Durward Harris - Published on Amazon.com
People remember Tennessee Ernie Ford for Sixteen tons, which was a #1 pop hit in Britain and America, but he recorded plenty of other great songs including Ballad of Davy Crockett, also a massive British pop hit, ad duets with Kay Starr (I'll never be free, Ain't nobody's business but my own), the Dinning sisters (Rock city boogie), Helen O'Connell (Hey good lookin') and Ella Mae Morse. His hit duet with Ella Mae Morse is not here, but what another duet if theirs is - I'm hog tied over you. Helen is also here o a duet of Cool cool kisses, which might have been the B-side of Hey good lookin'. On both tracks, Helen sounds as if she was born to sing country.

Apart from the tracks mentioned, this set also includes most of his other early hits, the #1 country hits Mule train and Shotgun boogie among them. With good sound quality, this provides an excellent sampling of Tennessee Ernie Ford's music.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Very good 30 Jun. 2015
By Rocky - Published on Amazon.com
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I always liked Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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