Tuesday, July 17, 2007
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES!! The 1965 TV-Cast LP!
DADDYKIN HAD THIS TO SAY WHEN HE SHARED THIS LP:
"Hi. "The Beverly Hillbillies" is another one of my all-time favorite TV series. Creator Paul Henning's brand of country bumpkin humor was both hilarious and endearing. We all know the "fish-out-of-water" storyline...poor mountaineer Jed Clampett strikes oil and moves his family to a jetset neighborhood in Beverly Hills, California. Buddy Ebsen played Jed perfectly, with an age-old wisdom hiding behind his apparent naivete. Irene Ryan's Granny was feisty and irresistable, Donna Douglas was beautiful and charming as Jed's tomboy daughter Elly May, and Max Baer was a hoot as cousin Jethro Bodine, the family genius with a "sixth grade education" to his credit. Add to this mix Raymond Bailey, who had me in stitches as Mr. Drysdale, the paranoid banker who looked after the Clampetts' assets. Drysdale employed a secretary named "Miss Jane" Hathaway, whom he assigned to "refine" the Clampetts and teach them how to blend in with Beverly Hills high society. Actress Nancy Culp's Miss Jane had her hands full with this task, but relished the challenge and was essential in highlighting the cultural differences that formed the basis of the show's humor. The series ran on CBS-TV from 1962-1971. In 1965, Harmony Records released an album that featured the entire cast in a musical setting. With the bluegrass backing of Flatt & Scruggs, our stars sing and joke their way through songs written primarily by radio personality and musician Zeke Manners, with help from Henning and Ebsen. While the songs are hit and miss, the cast are always in character and always on target. The original album cover art and other cast photos are included in the folder. Enjoy! TRACK LISTING: 01. THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT- Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs, 02. BEVERLY HILLS- Entire Cast, 03. VITTLES- Granny and Cast, 04. A LONG TALK WITH THAT BOY- Jed and Jethro, 05. JETHRO'S A POWERFUL MAN- Jed and Jethro, 06. ELLY'S SPRING SONG- Elly and Cast, 07. BACK HOME USA- Jed and Cast, 08. CRITTERS- Entire Cast, 09. DOCTOR GRANNY- Entire Cast, 10. LADY LESSONS- Elly, Jane and Cast, 11. BIRDS AN' BEES- Elly and Cast, 12. LOVE OF MONEY- Jane and Mr. Drysdale, 13. THE BALLAD OF JED CLAMPETT (REPRISE)- Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs."
THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES INDEX PAGE
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