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Friday, 10 June 2011

The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 18

Tonight's rockabilly has a hillbilly slant but it's still got that swinging rockabilly bass and rhythm- Tennessee Ernie Ford's 16 Tons, with a song that still rings true.

'You move 16 tons
And what do you get?
Another day older
And deeper in debt'


ally. said...

when someone's called tennessee ernie ford nothing else matters does it... marvelous stuff dearie

drew said...

Every day is a school day indeed. I didn't realise that the Redskins version was a cover!

Cheers for this SA.

Acid Ted said...

Love Tennessee's and Redskins version (though got to Tennessee via Redskins).

swiss adam said...

Anyone want to post the Redskins version? Haven't got an mp3 of it, and vinyl ripping not working here at moment.

drew said...

I'll do it in the morning.

Anonymous said...

and i'll post a different version

Jez said...

Always reminds me of the Clash's 16 tons tour which had this as the intro. Thanks, Jez

swiss adam said...

Was going to mention that Jez.