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
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
Grits with Tasso Ham
Cheesy Grits with Sauteed Ham & Kale
Ham & Grits 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