Sixteen Tons by Tennessee Ernie Ford


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but smithylad was first  

The July 2010 issue of @MOJOmagazine was guest edited by Tom Waits, and he curated the month's covermount. His selections are, perhaps not surprisingly, very heavy on post-war, pre-rock'n'roll gospel and R&B; it is a good selection with much of interest, but I have to select its first track and most well known number—an absolute monster of a tune that ranks among the greatest in the American songbook. Ford's version is from 1955; it was originally recorded by Merle Travis in 1946, but it's the cover that looms large. It originally appeared as the B-side of a Ford single and its fortune was quickly heightened, hitting #1 on both the country and pop charts.  I've loved this version since I was a little kid and I never tire of it.   1

covermount 15 Jan 2015

Happy Labor Day... You load sixteen tons, what do you get Another day older and deeper in debt   1

jankonijn 2 Sep 2013

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Jzzb 23 Jun 2013

For Bill and the @RestonWriters ; true today as it was back then!   2

TimeHorse 2 Sep 2014

Ta for the birthday wishes. Another year older and deeper in debt!

UncannyUK 26 May 2015