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Grandpa Jones

Louis Marshall Jones (October 20, 1913 – February 19, 1998), known professionally as Grandpa Jones, was an American banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 20th, 1913 (Niagara), Died February 19th, 1998 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1956 - 1959

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, banjo

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 9593 11/28/1956 Old rattler's pup Grandpa Jones and his Grandchildren vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 9594 11/28/1956 Eight more miles to Louisville Grandpa Jones and his Grandchildren vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 9595 11/28/1956 Mountain dew Grandpa Jones and his Grandchildren vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 9596 11/28/1956 Dark as a dungeon Grandpa Jones and his Grandchildren vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10218 4/14/1958 Don't look back Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10219 4/14/1958 Daylight saving time Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10220 4/14/1958 When the Jones get together Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10534 12/18/1958 The huntin's over for tonight Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10535 12/18/1958 Falling leaves Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10536 12/18/1958 Pickin' time Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10537 12/18/1958 The all American boy Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10676 4/14/1959 It takes a lot of livin' Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10677 4/14/1959 Don't bring your banjo home Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10678 4/14/1959 Old towser Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  
Decca NA 10679 4/14/1959 Waiting for a train Grandpa Jones vocalist, instrumentalist, banjo  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grandpa Jones," accessed October 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108020.

Grandpa Jones. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108020.

"Grandpa Jones." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108020

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