Thursday, March 10, 2011

"(Good Ole) Mountain Dew" by Grandpa Jones.

OK, back to the 40's: This Kentucky-born "old-time" Country/Gospel singer, songwriter, humorist and banjo player was dubbed with his nickname when he was only 22 because of his bushy eyebrows. Grand Ole Opry member, Country Music Hall of Fame inductee and long-time part of the "Hee Haw" cast. One of his best-loved tunes (1942) is a Lunsford/Wiseman composition that shares its name with a very popular (highly caffeinated!) soft drink. For some reason, however, I don't think he was referring to a "soft" drink in the song! Artist? Song?

Yesterday's answer: Danny O'Keefe's "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues". Great memories from the early 70's!

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