Tennesse Ernie Ford boldly reinvents Merle Travis' 16 Tons for the Hollywood Palace tv show, which aired May 22, 1965.
A great version by one of entertainments' all-time greatest vocalists. It goes to show how Ernie could reconstitute a familiar song & still put the spirit of the tunes' soul into it. Check out his version of "A Rainy Night In Georgia" sometime, & may the Lord Bless your pea-pickin' heart.
Did this get posted before? I swear I saw this somewhere on ichiban...thanks again!
TV - your memory is better than mine. The video had not been previously posted but the photo had (here). So I changed out the photo for another pretty cool shot.Thanks!
TEF was the best gogo mash-up artist there was.
holy crap!!! he totally pulled it off!!!...
That was crazy! I wonder if Ernie was thinking "oh man, what the hell am I doing???"