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Friday, 30 August 2013

The Return Of Friday Night Is Rockabilly Night 117



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

There's a non-rockabilly cover version of rockabillyish song for tonight's post- and from Mexico to boot. Alberto Vazquez's 1963 cover of Tennessee Ernie Ford's 16 Tons was a hit in Mexico and beyond. I've posted the Tennessee Ernie Ford version before, which I think is what led to Ctel furnishing me with this cover (and there's also a Redskins cover too). And it gave The Clash the name and intro music for their 1980 tour. Good stuff all round.

16 Toneladas (16 Tons)

3 comments:

acidted said...

I do love this version

charity chic said...

Wouldn't have been out of place on Mexican Monday!

Swiss Adam said...

That occured to me Charity Chic.