Omni143Grandpa Jones:
Makes The Rafters Ring/Yodeling Hits
Grandpa Jones
32 Track CD Anthology

When Louis Marshall Jones first adopted the stage persona “Grandpa” in the 1930s he was not a grandfather at all, in fact he was barely twenty years of age. “Grandpa Jones” soon became a renowned and respected performer of ‘old-timey’ and traditional songs, his youthful faced lined with stage paint, a handlebar moustache pasted on, his flaxen hair tinted grey and a battered banjo in hand. Flash forward three decades and Grandpa Jones made a unique and quasi-psychedelic sight on the Grand Ole Opry, a real grandpa (made up as a ‘fake’ grandpa) performing fantastic ‘traditional’ songs (often written by himself).

This deluxe collector’s edition presents two of his very finest 1960s albums, remastered from the original Monument master tapes with exclusive scholarly liner notes, rare photos and a clutch of extra excellent LP cuts and rare 45 sides.

*Remastered from the original Monument masters 2011!
*32 track CD. All original recordings. Most tracks have never been on CD before!
*Rare B-sides and masterful album cuts!
*20 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos!
*Volume 1 of a two Volume set of rare and magnificent 1960s Grandpa Jones recordings!

1. Make The Rafters Ring
2. It's Raining Here This Morning
3. I've Just Been Gone Too Long
4. My Darlin's Not My Darlin' Anymore
5. Eastbound Freight Train
6. Count Your Blessings
7. Banjo Sam
8. Groundhog
9. All Night Long
10. Going ‘Cross The Sea
11. I Guess You Don't Remember Now
12. Mighty Long Way To Travel
13. Away Out On The Mountain
14. My Carolina Sunshine Girl
15. Hobo Bill
16. Waiting For A Train
17. T For Texas
18. Peach Pickin’ Time In Georgia
19. My Little Lady
20. You And My Old Guitar
21. Brakeman's Blues
22. Dear Old Sunny South
23. Lullaby Yodel
24. Tritzem Yodel
25. The Ladies Man
26. The Thing
27. I Don’t Love Nobody
28. These Hills
29. What Does The Deep Sea Say?
30. Tragic Romance
31. I’m Tying The Leaves (So They Won’t Come Down)
32. Oh Captain Captain

Original Monument Recordings Produced by Fred Foster
Recorded in the Bradley Film & Recording Studio Nashville 1960-1963

Tracks 1 - 12 from the Monument LP MLP 4006 “Makes The Rafters Ring” (1962)
Tracks 13 – 24 from the Monument LP MLP 8001 “Yodeling Hits” (1963)
Tracks 25 & 26 from the Monument 45 45-422 (1960)
Track 27 from the Monument 45 45-430 (1961)
Track 28 from the Monument 45 45-440 (1961)
Tracks 29-32 from the Monument LP SLP 18021 “Sings Real Folk Songs” (1964)

Musicians: Harold Bradley [guitar], Ray Edenton [guitar], Merle Travis [guitar], Joe Tanner [guitar], Hank Garland [guitar], Helen Carter [guitar/backing vocal], Maybelle Carter [autoharp/backing vocal], Ramona Jones [mandolin/backing vocal], Jerry Byrd [steel guitar and bass], Buddy Harman and James Isbell [drums], Hargus Robbins, Floyd Cramer and Norro Wilson [piano], Rita Faye Sinks [autoharp], Boots Randolph [saxophone]. Glaser Brothers [backing vocal] & others.

(P) Originally Recorded 1960 - 1963. All Rights Reserved By SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
Executive in charge of CD reissue: David Thrussell
Layout and design: David K. Landis for Shake It Loose Graphics
Remastered 2011 by Simon Polinski at Laundry Goat Studios