Up until the 1980s, if you were on TV, you recorded a record. It’s how you “branded” yourself and your show. It didn’t matter if you could sing – someday I’ll post Clint Eastwood’s bubblegum attempt and Scott Baio’s “Wanted For Love” should I ever locate either. This here is a novelty song from Irene Ryan, Granny on The Beverly Hillbillies. Performed in character, it’s a half-spoken, bluegrass-backed story song about Granny discovering the biggest fad of the late ‘60s: LSD. Wait, no. Miniskirts. While Granny digs the new crazy scene, the sight of her “knobby knees” makes Grandpa wretch. Wait, there was a Grandpa on Beverly Hillbillies?
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