Ernest Jennings Ford (February 13, 1919 – October 17, 1991), known professionally as Tennessee Ernie Ford, was an American singer and television host who enjoyed success in the country and Western, pop, and gospel musical genres. Noted for his rich bass-baritone voice and down-home humor, he is remembered for his hit recordings of "The Shotgun Boogie" and "Sixteen Tons".
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Peel mentioned on his 12 May 1977 show that one of the early records he bought in the 1950's was Tennessee Ernie Fords' The Shotgun Boogie, which he played on the programme. The track was nominated as one of the four songs of the Peelenium 1951.
- 12 May 1977: 'Shotgun Boogie'