Tennessee Ernie Ford

Howdy, Pea Pickers

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Culled from his pre-"Sixteen Tons" Capitol recordings between the years 1949-1954, Living Era's Howdy, Pea Pickers (his longtime catch phrase) collects some of Tennessee Ernie Ford's most beloved singles. These original mono recordings of "Mule Train," "Cry of the Wild Goose," "Mister and Mississippi" and the "Shot-Gun Boogie" are genre classics, and with 25 more tracks to sift through, all of which are solid Ford classics, Howdy, Pea Pickers provides enough thrills to warrant its purchase. Fans looking for a more comprehensive anthology would do well with Razor & Tie's immaculate Ultimate Collection (1949-1965).

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:27
2 2:25
3 2:24
4 2:39
5 2:10
6
feat: Merle Travis
2:39
7 3:05
8 3:15
9 2:13
10 2:34
11
feat: Kay Starr
2:38
12
feat: Kay Starr
2:42
13
3:04
14 2:24
15 2:36
16 2:22
17 2:49
18 3:00
19 3:10
20 2:06
21
2:07
22 2:24
23 2:27
24 2:30
25 2:40
26 2:22
27 2:20
28 2:34
29 3:06
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