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I was 2.5 years old when I discovered this song. During Hurricane Hazel while we were on vacation, my parents and I were stranded in West Virginia in a diner with a juke box. Finally, the manager of the diner set the jukebox to play "This Old House" non-stop (1954):
Love that honky tonk piano!
And this one, which sold one million copies of Tennessee Ernie's version faster than any other record release, was another of my early favorites (1955):
The story behind "Sixteen Tons"