The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show

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  • Season 5
    • June 29, 1961
      June 29, 1961
      Episode 38
      6/29/61
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      Final show of the series. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "I Almost Lost My Mind" and "The Old Rugged Cross". The Top Twenty sing "Elijah Rock". Ernie and The Top Twenty close with "Eternal Life" and "Great Gettin' Up Mornin'".
    • June 22, 1961
      June 22, 1961
      Episode 37
      6/22/61
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      Tennessee's guests are Joe Flynn, Anita Bryant and the United States Marine Corps Drill Team. Highlights: Ernie, Anita, Joe and the US Marine Drill Team do a medley with "Drill Team", "Stout Hearted Men" and "Marching Along Together". Anita sings "My Little Corner Of The World". Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Marine's Hymn".moreless
    • June 15, 1961
      June 15, 1961
      Episode 36
      6/15/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Hoagy Carmichael. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Old Buttermilk Sky". Hoagy performs "Stardust" and "Hong Kong Blues". Ernie and Hoagy duet with "Georgia" and "Lazy Bones". Hoagy performs "Rockin' Chair" and "Little Old Lady". Ernie, Hoagy and The Top Twenty perform "In The Cool, Cool, Cool Of The Evening". All join in for "Gonna Shout All Over God's Heaven".moreless
    • June 8, 1961
      June 8, 1961
      Episode 34
      6/8/61
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      Tennessee's guest is golfer Gary Player. Highlights: Ernie and the Top Twenty perform "Hello, Mary Lou". The Top Twenty do a medley with "Hi Lilly, Hi Lo", "Falling In Love Again" and "Auf Wiedersehn". Ernie and Gary duet on "Straight Down The Middle". Ernie sings "Wayfaring Pilgrim".
    • June 1, 1961
      June 1, 1961
      Episode 34
      6/1/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Tab Hunter. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform a medley with "In The Good Old Summertime", "June Is Bustin' Our All over" and "June Night". Tab sings "I Ain't Got Nobody". Ernie and The Top Twenty close with "My Jesus As Thou Wilt".
    • May 18, 1961
      May 18, 1961
      Episode 33
      5/18/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Andy Devine. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Big D", "Hi, Neighbor", "September Song" and "How Great Thou Art".
    • May 11, 1961
      May 11, 1961
      Episode 32
      5/11/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Cliff Arquette. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Sleepy-Eyed John". Ernie sings "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know" and "My Mother's Eyes".
    • May 4, 1961
      May 4, 1961
      Episode 31
      5/4/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Joanie Sommers. Highlights: Ernie and the Top Twenty perform "Sugartime". Joanie sings "A Wonderful Guy". Ernie and Joanie do a medley with "Blue Moon", "Peanut Butter", "Tenderly" and "I'm In The Mood For Love". Ernie sings "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart" Ernie, Joanie and The Top Twenty do a medley with "You Can Depend On Me", "Some Of These Days", "I Like The Likes Of You" and "You Are My Sunshine". Ernie closes with "His Eye Is On The Sparrow".moreless
    • April 27, 1961
      April 27, 1961
      Episode 30
      4/27/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Joe Flynn. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Gee, But It's Good To Be Here". The Top Twenty do a Soldier's medley with "Oh, Johnny", "You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby", "You'd Be Surprised", "Hernando's Hideaway" and "Put Your Arms Around Me". Ernie and The Top Twenty close with "Onward Christian Soldiers".moreless
    • April 20, 1961
      April 20, 1961
      Episode 29
      4/20/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Roberta Sherwood. Highlights: Ernie and the Top Twenty perform "That's What I Like About The South". Ernie sings "Make Someone Happy" and "The Best Things In Life Are Free". Roberta sings "Up A Lazy River", "Georgia" and "I Got Lost In His Arms". Ernie and Roberta duet on "Wabash Blues" and "Bill Bailey". Ernie and The Top Twenty close with "Take Time To Be Holy".moreless
    • April 13, 1961
      April 13, 1961
      Episode 28
      4/13/61
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      Tennessee's guests are The Everly Brothers. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes". The Top Twenty do a Paris medley with "Under Paris Skies", "I Love Paris" and "Freres Jacques". The Everlys perform "Lucille" and "Walk Right Back". Ernie and The Everlys perform "Rattlesnake Daddy" and "Bird Dog". Ernie sings "Eternal Life".moreless
    • April 6, 1961
      April 6, 1961
      Episode 27
      4/6/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Charles Laughton. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Get Me To The Church On Time". The Top Twenty do a medley with "Tell Me, Pretty Maiden", "Pretty Baby", "Oh, You Beautiful Doll", "The Band Played On" and "Sweetheart, Sweetheart". Ernie, Charles and The Top Twenty does "Holy City".moreless
    • March 30, 1961
      March 30, 1961
      Episode 26
      3/30/61
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      On Location At Sea * Aboard The USS Aircraft Carrier Yorktown. Tennessee's guests are Joe Flynn and the Command and Crew of The USS Yorktown. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Anchors Away". The Top Twenty and Crew perform "Hey, Look Me Over". All join in for "Eternal Father, Strong To Save".moreless
    • March 23, 1961
      March 23, 1961
      Episode 25
      3/23/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Robert Horton. Highlights: Ernie and the girls perform "Memphis". Ernie sings "Dark As A Dungeon". Robert sings "How Deep Is The Ocean". Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'".
    • March 16, 1961
      March 16, 1961
      Episode 24
      3/16/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Gordon MacRae. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Clancy Lowered The Boom". Gordon sings "If Ever I Would Leave You" and "Dolce Far Niente". Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Others".
    • March 9, 1961
      March 9, 1961
      Episode 23
      3/9/61
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      Songs Of The Open Sea. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty men sing "Haul Away" and "Blow The Man Down". Ernie sings "Shenandoah". The Top Twenty girls sing "What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor". Ernie and the guys perform "We Sail The Ocean Blue" and "Captain Of The Pinafore". Ken Remo and Karen Wessler duet on "He's Gone Away". Ernie and the guys perform "The Drummer And The Cookie", "A-Rovin'" and "Home, Boys, Home". Ernie and The Top Twenty sing "Let The Lower Lights Be Burning".moreless
    • February 23, 1961
      February 23, 1961
      Episode 22
      2/23/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Minnie Pearl. Highlights: Ernie sings "Dark As A Dungeon". The Top Twenty guys sing "Water Boy". Ernie sings "I Really Don't Want To Know". Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Stand By Me".
    • Carmen
      Carmen
      Episode 21
      2/16/61
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      A Special Presentation of "Carmen". Highlights: "Girls and Soldiers", "The "Habanera", "Gypsy Song", "My Mother", "Toreador", "This Flower", "Nothing Can Stop Me", a Duet and the Finale.
    • February 9, 1961
      February 9, 1961
      Episode 20
      2/9/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Bobby Laugher. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Heart Of My Heart" and "Under The Bamboo Tree". Ernie sings "Cold, Cold Heart". Ernie and The Top Twenty sing "Lord, I'm Coming Home".
    • February 2, 1961
      February 2, 1961
      Episode 19
      2/2/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Brenda Lee. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Oh, Susanna", "Camptown Races" and "Swanee River". Harry Geller and The Top Twenty do a Vocal Symphony. Brenda sings "I'm Learnin' 'Bout Love" and "Set' Em Up, Joe". Ernie and The Top Twenty close with "Old Rugged Cross".
    • January 26, 1961
      January 26, 1961
      Episode 18
      1/26/61
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      Tennessee's guest is John Raitt. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "We Have L-O-V-E". The Top Twenty sing "Skip To My Lou". John sings "They Call The Wind Maria". Ernie and John do a medley with "Mary", "My Neighbor's Goat" and "Row, Row, Row". Ernie sings "Precious Memories".
    • January 19, 1961
      January 19, 1961
      Episode 17
      1/19/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Cliff Arquette. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "You Don't Want My Love". The Top Twenty sing "Granada". Ernie sings "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You". Ernie and Cliff duet on "The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands". Ernie sings "Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere".
    • January 12, 1961
      January 12, 1961
      Episode 16
      1/12/61
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      Tennessee's guest is Shari Lewis. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty guys sing "I've Got Plenty Of Nothin'". The Top Twenty perform "There's A Boat That's Leavin' For New York". Ernie sings "Oh, Lord, I'm On My Way". Shari and Lambchop sing "Heigh-Ho". Ernie and the Top Twenty sing "Noah Found Grace In The Eyes Of The Lord"moreless
    • January 5, 1961
      January 5, 1961
      Episode 15
      1/5/61
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      Highlights: The Top Twenty perform "American Heroes". Ernie sings "Davy Crockett" and "Tom Dooley". The Top Twenty girls sing "Ben Franklin". Ernie and the Top Twenty guys sing "When Johnny Comes Marching Home". Ernie sings "John Henry", "Jesse James" and "Casey Jones". Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Ballad Of The Alamo".moreless
    • December 22, 1960
      December 22, 1960
      Episode 14
      12/22/60
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      Tennessee's guest for this Christmas Show is Kate Smith. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Caroling, Caroling", "Deck The Halls", "Joy To The World", "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen" and reprise of "Caroling, Caroling". Kate sings "The Christmas Song" and "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas". The Top Twenty sing "Carol Of The Bells". Ernie, Kate and the Top Twenty join in for "Some Children See Him". Ernie sings "Silent Night".moreless
    • December 15, 1960
      December 15, 1960
      Episode 13
      12/15/60
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      Tennessee's guest is Roger Smith. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Little Klinker". The Top Twenty sing "Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers". Roger sings "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas". Ernie sings "Sleep, My Little Lord Jesus".
    • December 8, 1960
      December 8, 1960
      Episode 12
      12/8/60
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      Tennessee's guests are singer Jimmie Rodgers and Margarethe Vertelson, the 1960 Rose Queen, and her Court. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty guys do a medley with "Wait Till The Sun Shines, Nellie", "Down In The Old Cherry Orchard", "Dear Old Girl" and "Coney Island Washboard". Jimmie sings "Little Shepherd Of Kingdom Come". Jimmie and Ernie duet on "Girl Of My Dreams" and "Sweetheart Of Sigma Chi". Ernie and The Top Twenty sing "Children Go Where I Send Thee".moreless
    • December 1, 1960
      December 1, 1960
      Episode 11
      12/1/60
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      Tennessee's guest is Tony Bennett. Highlights: Ernie and Tony duet on "When You're Smilin'" and "Put On A Happy Face". The Top Twenty perform "The Lady's In Love With You". Tony sings "Follow Me". Ernie and Tony do a medley with "Mind Your Own Business", "Cold, Cold Heart", "Why Don't You Love Me", "There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight", "Your Cheatin' Heart" and "Weary Blues". All join in for "Jambalaya".moreless
    • November 24, 1960
      November 24, 1960
      Episode 10
      11/24/60
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      Tennessee's guests are Merle Travis and Molly Bee. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Party Song". Ernie and Merle duet on "Nine Pound Hammer". Merle sings "Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette". Molly sings "Fallin'" and "He Taught Me How To Yodel". Ernie, Merle and Molly perform "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke And Loud, Loud Music". Ernie and The Top Twenty close with "Bless This House".moreless
    • November 17, 1960
      11/17/60
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      Tennessee's guest is Keenan Wynn. Highlights: Ernie and the guys perform "Alabamy Bound". Ernie sings "Georgia" and "Who At My Door Is Standing".
    • November 10, 1960
      11/10/60
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      On Location from Edwards Air Force Base guests include actor Joe Flynn, and Test Pilots Major Joseph Walker and Major Robert White, USAF. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Beyond The Blue Horizon". The Top Twenty guys do a medley with "Oh, How I Hate To Get Up In The Morning", "It's A Long Way To Tipperary", "Roses Of Picardy", "Mademoiselle From Armentieres", "My Buddy" and "Over There". Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Air Force Hymn".moreless
    • November 3, 1960
      November 3, 1960
      Episode 7
      11/3/60
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      Highlights: Ernie and the gang perform "Camptown Races", "Nine Pound Hammer", "Sixteen Tons" and "Please Mr. Custer". Ernie and the Top Twenty perform "Jack O' Diamonds". Ernie sings "Chicken Road". Top Twenty girls sing "Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn". Ernie and The Top Twenty guys sing "Water Boy". Ernie sings "Another Man Done Gone". Ernie and the gang close with "In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin'".moreless
    • October 27, 1960
      October 27, 1960
      Episode 6
      10/27/60
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      Tennessee's guests are Tab Hunter and Cliff Arquette. Highlights: Ernie, Cliff and The Top Twenty do a medley with "You Gotta Be A Football Hero", "Buckle Down, Winsocki", "College Yell", "Collegiate", "You Gotta Be A Football Hero" and a reprise of "College Yell".
    • October 20, 1960
      October 20, 1960
      Episode 5
      10/20/60
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      Tennessee's guest is Jack Bailey. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Smile, Darn Ya, Smile!", "Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella", "Smiles" and "When You're Smiling". The Top Twenty do a medley with "Chicago", "That's My Weakness Now" and "That's My Baby". Ernie and The Top Twenty close with "United Nations March".moreless
    • October 13, 1960
      October 13, 1960
      Episode 4
      10/13/60
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      Tennessee's guest is Eve Arden. Highlights: Ernie and the gang sing "Stay A Little Longer". The Top Twenty do a medley with "The Champagne Waltz", "The Shadow Waltz", "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "Three O'Clock In The Morning". Ernie sings "Whispering Hope".
    • October 6, 1960
      October 6, 1960
      Episode 3
      10/6/60
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      Tennessee's guest is Gary Crosby. Highlights: Ernie and The guys sing "Itsy Bitsy, Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini". Gary and the girls sing "Walkin' My Baby Back Home". The Top Twenty perform "Following The Leader". Ernie and Gary perform "Side By Side". Ernie sings "When They Ring Those Golden Bells".moreless
    • September 29, 1960
      9/29/60
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      Tennessee's guest is singer Jaye P. Morgan. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty performs "Kaw-Liga". Ernie sings "Come Back To Sorrento". The Top Twenty perform "Finiculi, Finicula". Jaye P. Morgan sings "I Walk The Line". Ernie and Jaye duet on "I'm Little But I'm Loud". Ernie sings "Hold On, Keep Your Hand On The Plow".moreless
    • September 22, 1960
      9/22/60
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      Tennessee's guest is George Gobel. Highlights: Ernie and The Top Twenty perform "Together Wherever We Go", "Let's Think About Livin'" and "My Task". The Top Twenty perform "Anything You Can Do". Ernie and George duet with "The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands".
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