Wednesday, July 4, 2012

RIP Andy Griffith: A Short Appreciation of His Contributions to the World of Music

I realize this is a music blog, but for some reason the news of Griffith's passing inspired me to want to share a few things with you...

Griffith was inspired to a career in the arts by his early love of music, and his first role was as folk singer/demagogue Lonesome Rhodes in 1957's A Face In The Crowd:

But of course, he was born and raised in North Carolina, and his best-known work was based there... and music was always a big part of the show. I was always partial to the version of the theme song with words:

And, heck, remember the Darlin's? (The Dillards) One of the best intersections of comedy and music ever - great, great stuff:

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