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Sixteen Tons

20 Mar 2006 | Format: MP3

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3:14
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2:37
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2:40
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2:35
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2:26
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2:37
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2:27
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1:55
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2:54
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2:33
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2:38
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2:19
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2:39
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2:48
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2:06


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 20 Mar 2006
  • Label: Hallmark
  • Total Length: 51:35
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0047821IU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,909 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven T. Jarvis on 19 April 2012
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Sometimes, no matter what your usual music choice may be you just want to listen to a perfectly balanced, bass baritone voice that cuts through the air like a well honed knife - when that happens, the voice you want to hear is that of "Tennessee" Ernie Ford.

My Dad used to listen to his music, along with Blue Grass and similar styles and, whilst it has been a quite a few years, no really, lots, since I heard "Sixteen Tons", the song has remained with me. Sixteen Tons is one of many delightful songs that are both nostalgic and fresh and I invite, no, recommend that anyone with the appreciation of a good ballad will appreciate this collection.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By rfn_williams on 7 Jun 2008
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I first heard Sixteen Tons in a flea pit cinema in the 1950s. Rock and Roll was about to enter the British pop scene and sweep everything before it - songs like Sixteen Tons sank into obscurity. Hearing this album surprised me by the quality of the work, it being many years since I had heard Sixteen Tons. Not being a professional musician I cannot give a correct technical revue of this album but, in a layman's view, I was taken by the quality of Ford's singing voice and the precision of the backing music, especially the twangy guitar. The political and social context also impressed me: the dilemma of people working at the bottom of the job market; someone had to shift 16 tons of coal a day to make a living for, probably, a low wage. Mule Train also: our consumer goods have to be transported somehow; at one time by mule; these days by truck. There is an inevitable cost in wear and tear on animals or machine, and on the environment. Call of The Wild Goose: an emotive song dealing with a man's personal dilemma - whether to move on or stay with the woman he loves - is impressive in its quality also.
This album comprises many good songs dealing with social issues in a genre largely forgotten. I was quite impressed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard on 26 July 2011
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Ford charted here with 3 songs but his career went on into the 80s when he was a regular on the country charts via duets with Glen Campbell and others.
He also duetted with a slew of girl singers including an early Sue Thompson.
As a country singer his voice is deep and manly and makes me wonder why George Jones is supposed to be the greatest.
He has to be seen as an early pioneer of what became rock'n'roll crafting a series of country boogies at least one of which has been much revived-Shotgun Boogie
His 2 volumes of Civil War ballads show an early attempt at a concept album but by the 60s he was mostly concentrating on Gospel
As for the 3 U K hits Give Me Your Word was revived by Billy Fury while Sixteen Tons-wide open for parodies-was like most of the songs he recorded a cover version of the Merle Travis original
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