Saturday, June 22, 2013

Music I Like: Wayfaring Stranger - Tennessee Ernie Ford


There was no bigger fan of Tennessee Ernie Ford than my dad, so that means I heard a lot of his songs while I was growing up. I still like them, too. 16 TONS was his big hit, of course, but I think a song like this really does a better job of showcasing that magnificent voice. One of the best pure singers ever, as far as I'm concerned.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still remember his appearance as "Cousin Ernie" on I LOVE LUCY.


Jeff M.

Tom Johnson said...

A great voice. A shame that 16 Tons was his big hit. He had others that I really liked more.

Jerry House said...

You can't go wrong with the old Pea Picker.

Keith West said...

My father liked him, too.