"When Louis Marshall Jones first adopted the stage persona "Grandpa" in the 1930s he was not a grandfather at all, in fact he was barely twenty years of age. "Grandpa Jones" soon became a renowned and respected performer of 'old-timey' and traditional songs, his youthful faced lined with stage paint, a handlebar moustache pasted on, his flaxen hair tinted grey and a battered banjo in hand. Flash forward three decades and Grandpa Jones made a unique and quasi-psychedelic sight on the Grand Ole Opry, a real grandpa (made up as a 'fake' grandpa) performing fantastic 'traditional' songs (often written by himself). This deluxe collector's edition presents two of his very finest 1960s albums, remastered from the original Monument master tapes with exclusive scholarly liner notes, rare photos and a clutch of extra excellent LP cuts and rare 45 sides." (label info) 32 track CD, with 20 pages booklet
in stock | AU| 2011| THE OMNI RECORDING CORP. | 16.90

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