Liner Notes – Tennessee Ernie Ford. Photography By – Ken Veeder. Producer – Lee Gillette. Matrix, Runout (Side A Label): T1-1875. Matrix, Runout (Side B Label): T2-1875. Matrix, Runout (Side A Runout): T1 1875-1N. Long, Long Ago (LP). Tennessee Ernie Ford.
Hymns is an album recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford that was released in 1956. It was the second best selling record in the United States in 1957. The album is one of the best selling of all time and spent 277 weeks on the Billboard 200. The album appeared the same year that Ford launched his 5-year NBC television series, The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford. He closed each episode with a hymn. Who At My Door Is Standing".
Tennessee Ernie Ford. Background information. Born in Bristol, Tennessee to Maud (née Long) and Clarence Thomas Ford,the 1940 census shows that Ford had an older brother named Stanley H. Ford. Ford began his radio career as an announcer at WOPI-AM in Bristol. In 1939, the young bass-baritone left the station to study classical singing at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music in Ohio.
Born in Bristol, Tennessee, to Clarence Thomas Ford and Maud Long, Ford began his radio career as an announcer at station WOPI in Bristol, leaving in 1939 to study classical music and voice at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991) known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American country and gospel singer and radio and television host. Some people say a man is made out of mud A poor man's made out of muscle and blood Muscle and blood and skin and bones A mind that's weak and a back that's strong. You load sixteen tons, what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt Saint Peter don't you call me, 'cause I can't go I owe my soul to the company store.
Tennessee Ernie Ford wasn’t the first artist to record ‘Sixteen Tons’, but he made it his signature. All but one of those singles made the Top 10, but none crossed over to the pop market, and neither did the first release to bear his surname, ‘River Of No Return’, which came from the movie of that name starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), better known as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American recording artist and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Today, he is best remembered for his hit recording of "Sixteen Tons".