Andy Griffith

Sings Favorite Old-Time Songs [Capitol Special Markets]

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Andy Griffith's musical talents don't quite live up to his comedic and acting abilities, but many of the tunes on this extremely short set (less than 23 minutes for the entire release) are entertaining. Perhaps a few of these tunes would even make Briscoe Darling cry. Fans of the brilliant Andy Griffith Show might be interested in hearing the show's theme, "The Fishin' Hole," sung instead of whistled (yes, there are lyrics). Also included are "The Crawdad Song" and "The Midnight Special." Unfortunately, the album does not include Aunt Bee's moving "Mayberry, My Hometown." Don't nip this one in the bud -- it's better than "Miracle Salve."

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