Saturday, December 22, 2007

O Holy Night-Tennessee Ernie Ford and Gordon MacRae

A clip from the NBC Primetime Thursday Night Ford Show in 1958..Tennessee Ernie Ford was one of the great stars of the 1950's and 60's, with his down-home humor and rich baritone voice. Here, he was in his greatest continued success, Hosting a nighttime variety half hour for Ford Motor Company on NBC from 1956-61. He voluntarily walked away from the show after the 1960-61 season to move to San Francisco where he would host a half-hour daytime show on ABC-TV from 1962-65 with a
Pre-Dating Game Jim Lange as announcer.

Here is a duet with guest star, Actor-Singer Gordon MacRae of the beautiful Christmas Hymm, "O Holy Night"

Thanks to TEFShow for this wonderful clip..They operate a website, ernieford.com, which I've just added a link to on the right. This well done site has a history of the man and his music, as well as DVD's of some of his primetime shows and specials..

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