Tennessee Ernie Ford - Amazing Grace: 21 Treasured Hymns DVD

Amazing Grace: 21 Treasured Hymns by Tennessee Ernie Ford

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
DVD: Music video
Tags: DVD, Country, Music video
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21 closing tracks from the Ernie Ford TV show of the late '50s.

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Reviewed by Dave Brassington

The late "Tennessee Pea Picker" was a huge music star in the 1950s and his deep, rich voice was able to accommodate a variety of styles. His interpretations of hymnody were amongst his biggest sellers and this dip into TV archives now offers 21 sacred selections. They range through most of the popular hymns of our time, including "The Old Rugged Cross", "Peace In The Valley" and "Rock Of Ages" to name only a few. Too often for me Ernie's fine singing voice is drowned out by the orchestral and vocal accompaniment which was the way popular music of the time was conceived on both sides of the Atlantic. The few tracks where Ernie is left more alone are in my opinion infinitely superior. To be honest for modern day music lovers, 21 tracks in this style in black and white TV would probably prove a bit dull and hackneyed. On the other hand, those like me who have fond youthful memories of this big and influential singer will really enjoy this piece of musical nostalgia.

Style: Country
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 151497
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Music video
Cat. Code: Gaither Music Group SHDVD9003
Items: 1
Release Date: 29 Jul 2014

21 closing tracks from the Ernie Ford TV show of the late '50s.

American legend Tennessee Ernie Ford is known for his unmistakable, booming voice and contagious personality as an artist, radio personality, actor and TV host. A beloved household name since the 1950s, Fordís talent as a singer has garnered sales of over 90 million albums sold worldwide. Gospel music was one of his greatest career passions, evidenced by his chart-topping recording successes and captured on this timeless collection containing such classic songs as Peace in the Valley, How Great Thou Art, Rock of Ages, Precious Memories, Blessed Assurance and many more.

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For more information about Tennessee Ernie Ford, check the Tennessee Ernie Ford Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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