Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons LP
Coming December 15, 2017 pre-order your copy today! Orders with both pre-order and in stock items will have all in stock items shipped immediately!
Capitol Records' 75th Anniversary Vinyl LP Reissue!
Sixteen Tons was a hit song sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford. The song was written
by Merle Travis and is based on life in the coal mines in Muhlenberg County,
Kentucky. Some of the lyrics in the song came from actual sayings by his father
and brother from real life experiences.
The 1955 version of the song recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford reached number one
in the Billboard charts.
The album Sixteen Tons was released in 1960. Tennessee Ernie Ford (Ernest
Jennings Ford) was known for his rich bass-baritone voice and down-home humor.
Now reissued on vinyl in celebration of Capitol Records' 75th anniversary.
• Vinyl LP
1. Sixteen Tons
2. First Born
3. The Watermelon song
4. One Suit
5. Have You Seen Her
1. River of No Return
2. Call Me Darling, Call Me Sweetheart, Call Me Dear
3. That's All
4. Give Me Your Word