Hank and Dean,
Tennessee Ernie Ford Show Regulars
Hank Jones and Dean Kay (Hank and Dean) balanced their time between taping Tennesse Ernie Ford's
5 day a week daytime TV show, writing songs, recording for RCA Victor, making personal appearances across the nation
and  attending college during their tenure on the show...and lived to tell the story.

Video Survivor
When the Tennessee Ernie Ford  Show ended its run, ABC, needing the space, decided to destroy the masters ...
Ever the collector, Hank swooped in and ‘pardoned' a few clips from the show which have pretty much been confined
to a box in his garage since the early 60's. Recently one clip escaped and found its way to YouTube.


Ernie Ford and Bob Hope
lend encouragement to Tennessee Ernie Ford Show regulars
Hank and Dean and Anita Gordon in this 1962 ABC Network performance
shot at KGO-TV, the ABC affiliate in San Francisco.

Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 'Official' Cast Portrait
Back row, Jim Lange (before Dating Game), Anita Gordon, Jack Fascinato, Dean
Dick Noel, Ernie, Hank Jones

Ernie Ford always closed his shows with a hymn.
This one was taped in San Francisco in 1962 for Ernie's daytime, ABC network TV show,
It features Ernie and cast regulars, Dick Noel, Hank Jones, Anita Gordon and Dean Kay.

[Another clip from the Hank Jones Collection]

I Love To Tell The Story
Just before the Beatles hit, Ernie Ford 's Gospel albums
out sold the albums of all other artists on Capitol Records.
Hank and Dean, Anita Gordon and Dick Noel were featured
on this 1962 album cut in San Francisco.