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banjoy - Posted - 10/11/2022: 07:00:33
I stumbled across this video about a year ago, it includes some vintage Earl and Lester I'd never heard before ... and is just plain funny.
Was this widely known? I never heard this before, I didn't even know Granny made record albums!
Granny from Beverly Hillbillies sings...
Culloden - Posted - 10/11/2022: 07:18:25
A number of Irene Ryan's early film performances feature her singing. I don't know if she ever made records or not. She came up in the transition era from theater to television when actors often had to be able to act, dance, and sing.
Texasbanjo - Posted - 10/11/2022: 08:26:37
I hadn't heard that one in 30 years or more. I'd completely forgotten it existed. Seems like I heard it on the TV back when.
banjoy - Posted - 10/11/2022: 14:37:09
Ah well, I bit the bullet and bought a copy. I found a good quality used CD on eBay all-in to my mailbox for $15.00.
I also see other copies on eBay for about $16 free shipping, but those are "authorized on-demand" copies which are CD-R. There are still a few used original release CD's on eBay.
Here's closeups of the front and back showing all the tracks. It looks like the show's cast and musical talent are all on the CD as far as I can tell. Ought to be interesting. It's all new to me. I've never heard any of this stuff or even knew it existed!
Edited by - banjoy on 10/11/2022 14:38:35
banjoy - Posted - 10/11/2022: 14:42:54
I just noticed the copy I purchased is being mailed to me from Nashville, TN. Cool.
I wonder how much Lester and Earl actually are on the CD, it would be cool to hear some more (new to me) Earl!
banjoy - Posted - 10/23/2022: 08:22:49
Brian Murphy So I got my copy last week and listened to it once on Saturday. To me, it sounds like Earl but I can't be quite sure. Brian, does this sound like Earl to you?
I think it is Earl, and he (or whatever Earl clone it is) seems content to just play in the background on most tunes. He takes a true lead break on one tune in Dm and it sure sounds like pure Earl to me. But I'd sure appreciate another opinion, I am far from any expert on Earl. It could be Earl's stand-in whoever that might have been.
Overall it's pretty cool and humorous. It's well written and produced at the time the show was all new and these tunes played on each character's quirks and performed by the actors in character. Granny gets several tunes about vittles and doctoring, Elly Mae sings tunes about critters, being an old maid and birds and bees ... Jethro needs a good talkin' to ... even Milburn Drysdale and Miss Jane get in on the act, singing about the love of money.
Now that I've heard my copy and satisfied my curiosity I'm gonna put it back up for sale to recover my funds, so $17 including postage if anyone may want my copy before I list it here or on eBay.
So that was fun.
Edited by - banjoy on 10/23/2022 08:29:09