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Country Music Hall of Fame Series: Grandpa Jones

Grandpa Jones

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The banjo player's entire recorded output for Decca Records between 1956 and 1959, this includes a live performance and previously unreleased tracks. Jones sings about dogs and trains, rerecords some previous hits for King Records, and parodies Johnny Cash's "Don't Take Your Guns to Town."

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Daylight Savings Time!

gotta love it! really fun song, just grand! i mean seriously he`s hunt the man that first thought of daylight savings time! gotta wake up an hour early? what`s that all about? GO GRANDPA! WOOOOO!

Biography

Born: October 20, 1913 in Niagra, KY

Genre: Country

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones was one person who aged right into his makeup. Like his real appearance, however, his actual background and role in country music were deceptive and more complex than they seem. Beginning in the 1920s, he began attracting attention with his boisterous performing style, old-time banjo performing, and powerful singing, and by the 1940s, with hits like "Rattler" and "Mountain Dew," he began receiving national attention. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1946 and remained...
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