Grandpa Jones was a character played by Louis Marshall Jones.
Jones would dress up like an old hillbilly and ,in-character, play the banjo and some great old-timey songs.
The song he is known for best is “Mountain Dew”
and he wasn’t talking about the soda, either!
“Mountain Dew” isn’t just a sugary and highly-caffeinated beverage, its hillbilly talk for good, strong ol-fashioned moonshine.
The Grandpa Jones character probably took a few pulls of the liquor before performing, as his character tended to be a zany caricature of an old hillbilly.
This rare color-TV version of the classic is great. Jones ditches the normal solo act to be accompanied by a guitar and a bass.
Watch it below!
Love this old-timey music.
Takes me back to a simpler time!
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