28 Greatest Hits

28 Greatest Hits

by Grandpa Jones Grandpa Jones
28 Greatest Hits

28 Greatest Hits

by Grandpa Jones Grandpa Jones


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Until a box set of his King recordings appears, 28 Greatest Hits is the best available anthology of Grandpa Jones' classic early years. Sounding like Uncle Dave Macon with an electric guitar, Grandpa Jones' King sides mixed old-timey novelties with hot Travis-picking (Merle Travis and Grandpa Jones were bandmates in the Brown's Ferry Four gospel quartet), and created an anachronistic style that kept pace with the times in its own way. Not every track is electrified, but Jones' unique update of mountain music is heard most clearly on tracks such as "Five-String Banjo Boogie" and the popular "Eight More Miles to Louisville." While most of the songs are novelties, Jones plays it straight occasionally, as on "Tragic Romance" and the couple of sacred songs. Essential music from everybody's favorite Grandpa.

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Release Date: 05/19/1998
Label: King
UPC: 0012676510226
catalogNumber: 5102
Rank: 60380


  1. Mountain Dew
  2. 15 Cents Is All I Got
  3. You'll Make Our Shack a Mansion
  4. Eight More Miles to Louisville
  5. The Bald-Headed End of a Broom
  6. Old Rattler
  7. Down in Dixie (Where They Say You All)
  8. East Bound Freight Train
  9. Time, Time, Time, Time
  10. Take It on out the Door
  11. Get Back on the Glory Road
  12. I'm Tying the Leaves (So They Won't Come Down)
  13. You Done Me Mean and Hateful
  14. I Don't Know Gee from Haw
  15. I'm My Own Grandpaw
  16. Chicken Don't Roost Too High
  17. Tragic Romance
  18. Daisy Dean
  19. Are You from Dixie?
  20. Five String Banjo Boogie
  21. How Many Biscuits Can You Eat?
  22. Old Rattler's Treed Again
  23. Grandpa's Getting Married Again
  24. It's Raining Here This Morning
  25. Our Fathers Had Religion
  26. Don't Sweet Talk Me
  27. Uncle Eff's Got the Coon
  28. My Little Nagging Wife

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