Tennessee Ernie Ford - Portrait Of An American Singer (1949-1960) (CD) 1

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5-CD boxed set (LP-size) with 120-page hardcover book, 154 tracks. Total playing time approx.. 397 minutes.

2016 Grammy nomination
All the secular-themed studio recordings from the first dozen years in the career of one of the most important crossover acts in the history of American popular music.
Five CDs containing 154 tracks and a 120-page book with newly written essays, track-by-track album notes, a discography, label scans, and many rare photographs and illustrations.
Early country hits including the chart-topping Mule Train (1949) and Ford's pioneering 'hillbilly boogie' smash The Shotgun Boogie (1950), as well as Ford's first major crossover hit, the 1950 duet (with Kay Starr) I'll Never Be Free.
It also includes classics such as Rock City Boogie (with the Dinning Sisters, 1951) and Blackberry Boogie (1952) as well as overlooked delights as the train song Tennessee Local (1952), his 1952 interpretation of Willie Mabon's rhythm and blues hit I Don't Know.
This boxed set includes two never-before-released songs (Slow Down and Small World), numerous Ford singles and album tracks not previously reissued on CD, and several rarities, including Ford's 1955 recitations of Davy Crockett tales, as well as Ford's 1958 public service jingles to promote the U. S. Marine Corps 'Toys for Tots' charitable program.

Inarguably a major recording act, Tennessee Ernie Ford (1919-1991) sold an estimated 90 million albums worldwide, and charted 17 Top Ten country singles and four Top Ten pop singles over a 35-year recording career. And he played significant - and pioneering - roles in radio and television broadcasting.
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Track Listing

Disc 1:
  • Midgie
  • I've Got The Milk 'Em In The Morning Blues
  • Tennessee Border
  • Philadelphia Lawyer
  • Country Junction
  • Smokey Mountain Boogie
  • You'll Find Her Name Written There
  • Put Your Arms Around Me
  • Anticipation Blues
  • Blues Stay Away From Me
  • Philosophy
  • Mule Train
  • The Donkey Serenade
  • The Cry Of The Wild Goose
  • My Hobby
  • I've Got The Feed 'Em In The Mornin' (Change 'Em) Feed 'Em In The Evenin' Blues
  • Slow Down
  • I'll Never Be Free
  • Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own
  • The Lord's Lariat
  • What This Country Needs (Is A Good Old Fashioned Talk With The Lord)
  • Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Women
  • I Ain't Gona Let It Happen No More
  • The Shotgun Boogie
  • The Blue Canadian Rockies
  • It's The Talk Of The Town
  • Cincinnati Dancing Pig
  • Leetle Juan Pedro
  • Tailor Made Woman
  • Stack-O-Lee
  • I'm A Bad Man
  • You Can Tell A Texan Everytime
  • The Strange Little Girl
  • Kentucky Waltz
Disc 2:
  • She's My Baby
  • Mister And Mississippi
  • Christmas Dinner
  • A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus
  • Oceans Of Tears
  • You're My Sugar
  • Rock City Boogie
  • Streamlined Cannonball
  • Kissin' Bug Boogie
  • Woman Is A Five Letter Word
  • Hey, Good Lookin'
  • Cool, Cool Kisses
  • Hambone
  • The Gandy Dancer's Ball
  • Everybody's Got A Girl But Me
  • Fatback, Louisiana, USA
  • Snow Shoe Thompson
  • I'm Hog Tied Over You
  • False Hearted Girl
  • Tennessee Local
  • Blackberry Boogie
  • I Don't Know
  • Sweet Temptation
  • Don't Courtin' In A Hot Rod
  • We're A' Growin' Up
  • Hey! Mr Cotton Picker
  • Three Things (A Man Should Do)
  • Celebratin'
  • Kiss Me Big
Disc 3:
  • Catfish Boogie
  • This Must Be The Place!
  • The Honeymoon's Over
  • There Is Beauty In Everything
  • Somebody Bigger Than You And I
  • Have You Seen Her
  • Give Me Your Word
  • River Of No Return
  • Eins, Zwei, Drei
  • Losing You
  • The Ballad Of Davy Crockett
  • Farewell
  • The Death Hug / The Ballad Of Davy Crockett / A Sensible Varmint
  • Crockett's Opinion Of A Thunderstorm / Farewell
  • I Am A Pilgrim
  • His Hands
  • Sixteen Tons
  • You Don't Have To Be A Baby To Cry
  • Nine Pound Hammer
  • Trouble In Mind
  • That's All
  • John Henry
  • Chicken Road
  • Dark As A Dungeon
  • I Gave My Love A Cherry
  • Gaily The Troubadour
  • The Rovin' Gambler
  • The Last Letter
  • Who Will Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
Disc 4:
  • In The Pines
  • The Rock, Roll Boogie
  • Call Me Darlin', Call Me Sweetheart, Call Me Dear
  • First Born
  • One Suit
  • The Watermelon Song
  • The Lonely Man
  • Shotgun Boogie
  • Ain't Nobody's Business Taylor But My Own
  • I Ain't Gonna Let It Happen No More
  • In The Middle Of An Island
  • Ivy League
  • Down Deep
  • Bless Your Pea Pickin' Heart
  • A-Sleepin' At The Foot Of The Bed
  • Love Makes The World Go Round
  • Sunday Barbecue
  • Glad Rags
  • Toys For Tots (short version)
  • Toys For Tots (long version)
Disc 5:
  • Browns Ferry Blues
  • Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
  • My Grandfather's Clock
  • Code Of The Mountains
  • Small World
  • Left My Gal In The Mountains
  • Blackeyed Susie
  • Pretty Little Pink
  • Look Down (That Lonesome Road)
  • Love Is The Only Thing
  • Darby's Ram
  • Freight Train Blues
  • Barbara Allen
  • Twenty One Years
  • Old Blue
  • The Night Herding Song
  • Sunny Side Of Heaven
  • Little Klinker
  • Jingle - The Brownie
  • Jealous Heart
  • I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know
  • I Really Don't Want To Know
  • Molly Darling
  • Don't Rob Another Man's Castle
  • I Can't Help It
  • Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me
  • I Gotta Have My Baby Back
  • Bouquet Of Roses
  • Cold, Cold Heart
  • I Love You So Much It Hurts
  • Half As Much

Additional Details

Label: Bear Family Records

Genre: Country

Run Time: 397 mins

Release Date: 06/26/15

UPC: 5397102173325

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