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I'm On My Own Grandpa and Other Country Classics 1947-1962

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I'm On My Own Grandpa and Other Country Classics 1947-1962
I'm On My Own Grandpa and Other Country Classics 1947-1962


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!


  1. Name
  2. Take Them Cold Feet Outa My Back (Before I Kick You Out)
  3. Ole Buttermilk Sky
  4. When You Were Sweet Sixteen
  5. Poppin' Bubble Gum
  6. You Blacked My Blue Eyes Once Too Often
  7. Im My Own Grandpa
  8. Theres A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea
  9. You Wont Do It No More
  10. Last Ole Dollar
  11. Ole Mother Nature
  12. Shes The Best I Ever Saw
  13. Why Dont You Haul Off And Love Me?
  14. Im In Love Up To My Ears
  15. Pretty Little Indian Maid
  16. Tickle The Tom Cats Tail
  17. Who Pulled The Plug From The Jug
  18. Sheepskin Corn
  19. Tom Cattin Around
  20. Rotation Blues (With The Harmonettes)
  21. Port Of Lonely Hearts
  22. The Honky Tonk Melody
  23. I Dont Care If You Go A Little Further
  24. How About A Date
  25. Uh-Huh Honey
  26. My Empty Arms
  27. When I Stop Loving You
  28. Two Tone Ten Ton
  29. Uh Uh Honey
  30. Lucy Lee
  31. Sing Real Loud
  32. Come On Train
  33. Frog Hunt

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