Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Complicated Families

Was Beaver his own grandpa?

So you think your family is complicated?

Get a load of -- and try to keep track of -- the twisted family trees presented in these songs.

Let's start with this Spoke Jones soap opera send-up in the 1940s: "None but the Lonely Heart (A Soaperetta)"



Reverend Beat-Man, Supreme Commander and President for Life of Switzerland's Voodoo Rhythm Records, describes an even more convoluted -- and degenerate -- family in "I See the Light" from his album Surreal Folk Blues Gospel Trash Vol. 2



Finally, here's the grandfather of all such songs, as performed by Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones .

Originally recorded by Oscar and Lorenzo in 1947, the song, according to this item in Ancestry.com actually is based on a true story originally published in the early 1880s.




(According to Ancestry.com, I am Reverend Beat-Man's great grand step niece twice-removed.)



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