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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

16 Tons - - - Go Go Version



Tennesse Ernie Ford boldly reinvents Merle Travis' 16 Tons for the Hollywood Palace tv show, which aired May 22, 1965.

7 Comments:

Timmy said...

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.

TV said...

Did this get posted before? I swear I saw this somewhere on ichiban...thanks again!

Greg G said...

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!

Debbie D said...

Wild!!

John Mark said...

TEF was the best gogo mash-up artist there was.

prof. grewbeard said...

holy crap!!! he totally pulled it off!!!...

Max Frost said...

That was crazy! I wonder if Ernie was thinking "oh man, what the hell am I doing???"

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