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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:25 PM
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Best interpretation of "Sixteen Tons"?
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:27 PM
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1. Ooh... can't listen now, but wil come back to it...
I love this song! Nostalgia time in a big way!
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:27 PM
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2. I always associate it with Tennessee Ernie Ford...
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:28 PM
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3. Tennessee Ernie Ford
To me that song IS Tennessee Ernie Ford.
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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:32 PM
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4. never heard the Platters do this before--pretty damn impressive
I have a couple of live Joe Ely versions (with Bobby Keys on sax) that are very very hip... ( But I'm WAY too low-tech to know how to post them)
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:47 PM
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9. Shouldn't be too difficult
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blitzen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:35 PM
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5. The original....Merle Travis
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:41 PM
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7. Dude that wrote it knew it best. Thanks.
Missed it on YT.

:)
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:35 PM
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6. Johnny Cash
I admit to being biased......
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lapfog_1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:45 PM
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8. My dad used to play the Tennessee Ernie Ford version
when I was but a small child. I never knew what the lyrics meant until much later.
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:51 PM
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10. My Grandfather "owed his soul to the company store"
In the 1930's. So I knew even as a toddler the meaning.
Grandma made sure of it! That's why I'm an Alabama liberal.
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:05 PM
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11. I Had a Long-Time Coworker
who grew up in West Virginia. Her father worked for a mining company and they lived in a company town. He was paid in company scrip instead of cash and they shopped in a company store. Those days are not that far away.
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:23 PM
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12. They're not at all
If my own Senator Shelby has his way, those days are our future.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:38 PM
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13. My dear liberaltrucker!
Well...I've just listened to them...

My favorite?

I have to go with Tennessee Ernie Ford...To me, he's the classic version!

Otherwise, Johnny Cash!

I have to say that the Platters kind of gussied it up a bit too much for me...

Just didn't care for their version...Though their lead singer does have a terrific voice!

Good to see you tonight!

:hi:

:hug:
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:55 PM
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15. Guess we'll agree to disagree
:hug:

:loveya:
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demwing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:45 PM
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14. Check out the Eric Burton version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6m1qgnUw74

From the Tom Hanks film Joe vs the Volcano


very bluesy
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:06 AM
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16. Ernie is the original but the most unique and my favorite is Brave Combo
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HuckleB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 12:53 AM
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17. Tennessee Ernie...
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 10:32 PM
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18. Hey, this is DU!
I thought for sure Dennis Kucinich would blow the competition away:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGmYhTYLbno
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-07-08 12:30 AM
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19. Just a (hopefully) humorous aside for tonight
"I gulp sixteen brews, what do I get,
a big hangover still in debt".

No, not sixteen. If I did, I wouldn't be able to type!

A couple. OK, a few nips at a local West Memphis, AR bar.

I'm off duty till noon Sunday CST.
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