Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons - SIXTEEN TONS (Merle Travis/Tennessee Ernie Ford cover)

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top - Ernie Ford's SIXTEEN TONS (You gotta listen to this fabulous performance -- again, if you already have!

Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons

Tennessee Ernie Ford Sixteen Tons

Sixteen Tons (Eric Burdon)

▶ Eric Burdon - "Sixteen Tons" - Eric Burdon performs his 1990 version of the "Joe Versus the Volcano" title song Sixteen Tons. Originally written in 1947 by Merle Travis and made a hit in 1955 by "Tennessee" Ernie Ford.

▶ Tennessee Ernie Ford Sings 16 Tons - YouTube

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top w/female bassist Tal Wilkenfeld - Ernie Ford's SIXTEEN TONS - {Tal Wilkenfeld,born 2 December is an Australian bass guitarist who has gained worldwide attention performing alongside some of rock and jazz music's most notable artists.

Record sleeve cover for January 1956 Capitol album that included ‘Sixteen Tons’ by Tennessee Ernie Ford. The top song in America during late 1955 and early 1956 was a tune about coal mining – a song about the hard life and poverty of being a coal miner.  Its title was “Sixteen Tons” and it was made popular by a singer named Tennessee Ernie Ford.

Record sleeve cover for January 1956 Capitol album that included ‘Sixteen Tons’ by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

"Sixteen Tons" is a song about the life of a coal miner, first recorded in 1946 by American country singer Merle Travis and released on his box set album Folk Songs of the Hills the following year. A 1955 version recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford reached number one in the Billboard charts,

Tennessee Ernie Ford Ernest Jennings Ford, known professionally 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.

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