Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Young Grandpa Jones and His Colleagues

Like Captain Kangaroo and Walter Brennan, Grandpa was already playing an old man when he was still in his twenties, and eventually grew into the part. This songbook is from 1942, 27 years before he'd first step before the Hee Haw cameras.
 The Jamboree is still on the air after almost 79 years(!), though the last decade has seen some bumps in the road.

Offhand, I don't recognize any of these folks except for Lew Childre, eventual Grand Ole Opry star and father of the noted fishing tackle magnate who shared his name.

More information about the Jamboree can be found here, here, and here.

1 Comment:

Howie Pyro said...

thanks fo mo grandpaw stufff!!!