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Lloyd GEORGE / Ken MARVIN / LONZO & OSCAR - I'm On My Own Grandpa and Other Country Classics, 1947-1962

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JASMCD3783

Whilst opening the Eddie Arnold show guitarist Lloyd George and mandolinist Rollin Sullivan formed the comedy duo 'Lonzo & Oscar'. In May 1947 having acquired an RCA Victor contract they recorded their first session resulting in the release of a burlesque version of 'Old Buttermilk Sky' coupled with the humorous 'Take Them Cold Feet Outa My Back', both on this CD. From then on they never looked back, with the next session they produced 'I'm My Own Grandpa' which was not only a big seller, reportedly four million, for them but several other popular artists of the time.

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Whilst opening the Eddie Arnold show guitarist Lloyd George and mandolinist Rollin Sullivan formed the comedy duo 'Lonzo & Oscar'. In May 1947 having acquired an RCA Victor contract they recorded their first session resulting in the release of a burlesque version of 'Old Buttermilk Sky' coupled with the humorous 'Take Them Cold Feet Outa My Back', both on this CD. From then on they never looked back, with the next session they produced 'I'm My Own Grandpa' which was not only a big seller, reportedly four million, for them but several other popular artists of the time.

In 1949 they moved to Capitol Records & Lloyd also signed as a solo under the name of Ken Marvin. Tired of the zany act Ken signed for Mercury and after two years was back at RCA Victor where he first recorded the much re-issued rockabilly track 'Uh-Huh Honey'. He continued in the same vein for Aladdin's C&W subsidiary Intro Records, once again recording 'Uh Uh Honey' both versions included here.

For his last recordings he reverted to his real name Lloyd George. The two releases were more bluesy than country and confused blues discographers for years until his full history was known. Videos of Lonzo & Oscar can still be seen online playing their old tunes but sadly Lonzo is not Lloyd George nor is he Ken Marvin, but the 32 tracks on this CD are all three of them!

Track Listing

LONZO AND OSCAR WITH THEIR WINSTON COUNTY PEA PICKERS
1. TAKE THEM COLD FEET OUTA MY BACK (Before I Kick You Out)
2. OLE BUTTERMILK SKY
3. WHEN YOU WERE SWEET SIXTEEN
4. POPPIN' BUBBLE GUM
5. YOU BLACKED MY BLUE EYES ONCE TOO OFTEN
6. I'M MY OWN GRANDPA
7. THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA
8. YOU WON'T DO IT NO MORE
9. LAST OLE DOLLAR
10. OLE MOTHER NATURE
11. SHE'S THE BEST I EVER SAW
KEN MARVIN
12. WHY DON'T YOU HAUL OFF AND LOVE ME?
13. I'M IN LOVE UP TO MY EARS
LONZO AND OSCAR
14. PRETTY LITTLE INDIAN MAID
15. TICKLE THE TOM CAT'S TAIL
16. WHO PULLED THE PLUG FROM THE JUG
17. SHEEPSKIN CORN
KEN MARVIN
18. TOM CATTIN' AROUND
19. ROTATION BLUES (With the Harmonettes)
20. PORT OF LONELY HEARTS
KEN MARVIN
21. THE HONKY TONK MELODY
22. I DON'T CARE IF YOU GO A LITTLE FURTHER
23. HOW ABOUT A DATE
24. UH-HUH HONEY
25. MY EMPTY ARMS
26. WHEN I STOP LOVING YOU
27. TWO TONE TEN TON
28. UH UH HONEY
LLOYD GEORGE
29. LUCY LEE
30. SING REAL LOUD
31. COME ON TRAIN
32. FROG HUNT

JASMCD3783

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
January 10th, 2022
UPC Bar Code No
604988378320