Ford, Tennessee Ernie - Portrait Of An American Singer 1949-1960 (5-CD)
The Cadillac of reissue labels!
Goldmine Magazine 4.1.16 "Bear Family (the Cadillac of reissue labels) honored the 60. anniversary of Tennessee Ford's „Sixteen Tons“. With five CDs and an accompanying hardbound book, the box presents Ford's suave skills and more.
Lovingly detailed retrospective
Rolling Stone Country, 19.11.15 "Ford's early career is lovingly detailed in the recently released retrospective Tennesse Ernie Ford: Portrait of an American Singer. The five-CD box set from Bear Family Records spans 154 tracks of music and includes a phantastic 124-page hardcover book."
A magnificent artefact
Vintage Rock 11-12/15 "It's a magnificent artefact, a fitting tribute to a man who sold 90 million records in hes 35-year carrer. The set includes two unreleased recordings. No finer tribute to his legacy is imaginable."
Now Dig This 11/15 "This set, with its 154 tracks, is a wonderful testament to Tennessee Ernie Ford's recorded legacy. As usual, Bear Family offers a lot more with a hardback book outlining the Ford story, a full discography, and photos, photos, photos!"
Typical Bear Family release
American Back Roads 19.10.15 "Bear Family does its now-standard thorough job on this compilation, gathering the complete recordings from this era..as it's typical Bear Family releases, there's a thorough recording session account, letting fans scour through the information as to which players were included on what tracks."