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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

“Ham ‘N Grits”: LP Track Only

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” can be found on this two-fer

Les Paul & Mary Ford CD

In 2001, Collectables paired 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 and Grits with Red-Eye Gravy

Ham and Grits-a [ham & grits w red-eye gravy]

Grits with Tasso Ham

Ham and Grits-b [grits w tasso ham]

Cheesy Grits with Sauteed Ham & Kale

Ham and Grits-c [cheesy grits w sauteed ham & kale]

Ham & Grits at Nashville’s Silver Sands

Ham and Grits-d [ham & grits w butter at Nashville's Silver Sands]

Ham ‘N Grits” –

3rd installment in Zero to 180’s musical homage to almighty hominy.


LINK to Fuzz Bass on Zero to 180

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