Country Music

Stuff You Should Know About: Maddox Brothers And Rose

"America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band"

Lonesome, Onry and Mean was watching a YouTube of Merle Haggard's "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)" recently and, as he introduced the song, Merle commented that the inspiration for the song was the Maddox Brothers and Rose. According to Hag, "No one remembers the Maddox Brothers and Rose anymore, but I do."

Well, Merle's not the only one who remembers them. LOM's uncle Jack Manning of Odessa was a huge fan of the band that came to be called "America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band" - if you don't believe it, look at the print underneath their name on most of their records - and it wasn't uncommon to hear their albums being spun at his house in the 1950s.

LOM always thought the band was funny and borderline crazy.

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