Sunday, February 21, 2010
Lonesome Lefty's Scratchy Attic has 19 tracks from longtime Opry and Hee Haw regular Grandpa Jones from the 1950s. My favorite tracks are "I'm No Communist," "TV Blues" and a duet with Minnie Pearl on "Papa Loves Mambo."
In 1973 Jones discovered the bodies of fellow banjoist and TV scarecrow David "Stringbean" Akeman and Akeman's wife who had been murdered in a robbery at their home in Tennessee (more about that here).
From The Eugene Register-Guard June 9, 1984:
If all that didn't sate your thirst for Grandpa Jones's brand of old-timey country humor, there are a few songs at the Internet Archive.