Check out the opening “fuzz bass” lines on this tasty album selection – “Ham ‘N Grits” – that never got singled out for release on a Les Paul 45:
“Ham ‘n Grits” Les Paul & Mary Ford 1963
Issued on 1963 Columbia album, Swingin’ South – and nowhere else. Recorded in early 1963 in Mahwah, NJ, with Les Paul at the helm. So little has been written about this instrumental, although happy to see that “Ham ‘N Grits” was deemed fit for inclusion in the highly-selective 6-CD box set, Only the Best of Les Paul and Mary Ford.
“Ham ‘N Grits” would enjoy reissue on this two-fer
In 2001, Collectables would pair Swingin’ South with 1961’s Warm and Wonderful album on one CD — available right now for only $7.49 (half of its suggested retail price)..
Ham & Grits with Red-Eye Gravy Grits with Tasso Ham
Cheesy Grits with Sauteed Ham & Kale Ham & Grits at Nashville’s Silver Sands
“Ham ‘N Grits” is the 3rd installment in Zero to 180’s musical homage to almighty hominy.