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Grandpa Jones

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Louis Marshall Jones, known professionally as 'Grandpa Jones', was a banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 1969, Jones became a charter cast member on the long-running television show Hee Haw, often responding to the show's skits with his trademark phrase "Outrageous". He also played banjo, by himself or with banjo player David "Stringbean" Akeman. A musical segment featured in the early years had Jones and "his lovely wife Ramona" singing while ringing bells held in their hands and feet. A favorite skit had off-camera cast members ask, "Hey Grandpa, what's for supper?" in which he would describe a delicious, country-style meal, often in a rhyming talking blues style. Sometimes he would describe something not so good; i.e. "Because you were bad, thawed out TV dinners!".

Louis Marshall Jones, known professionally as 'Grandpa Jones', was a banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 1969, Jones became a charter cast member on the long-running television show Hee Haw, often responding to the show's skits with his trademark phrase "Outrageous". He also played banjo, by himself or with banjo player David "Stringbean" Akeman. A musical segment featured in the early years had Jones and "his lovely wife Ramona" singing while ringing bells held in their hands and feet. A favorite skit had off-camera cast members ask, "Hey Grandpa, what's for supper?" in which he would describe a delicious, country-style meal, often in a rhyming talking blues style. Sometimes he would describe something not so good; i.e. "Because you were bad, thawed out TV dinners!".

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