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The Andy Griffith Show - The Complete Series

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The Andy Griffith Show 50th Anniversary - The Best of Mayberry

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Broadcast History:

First Telecast: October 3, 1960
Last Telecast: September 16, 1968

Oct 1960-Jul 1963, CBS 9:30-10:00 (OS)
Sep 1963-Sep 1964, CBS Mon 9:30-10:00
Sep 1964-June 1965, CBS Mon 8:30-9:00
Sep 1965-Sep 1968, CBS Mon 9:00-9:30

Total number of episodes: 249 (159 black and white, 90 color, and 2 hour color sequel)


Cast:

Andy Griffith as Andy Taylor
Ronny Howard
as Opie Taylor
Don Knotts
as Barney Fife (1960-1965)
Elinor Donahue
as Ellie Walker (1960-1961)
Frances Bavier
as Aunt Bee Taylor
Hope Summers
as Clara Edwards
Jim Nabors
as Gomer Pyle (1963-1964)
Aneta Corsault
as Helen Crump (1964-1968)
George Lindsey
as Goober Pyle (1965-1968)
Howard McNear
as Floyd Lawson
Hal Smith
as Otis Campbell (1960-1967)
Jack Dodson
as Howard Sprague (1966-1968)
Paul Hartman
as Emmett Clark (1967-1968)
Betty Lynn
as Thelma Lou (1960-1965)
Jack Burns
as Deputy Warren Ferguson (1965-1966)
Parley Baer
as Mayor Stoner (1962-1963)
Burt Mustin
as Jud Crowley (1961-1966)
Clint Howard
as Leon
Ken Berry
as Sam Jones (1968)
Dick Elliott
as Mayor Pike (1960-1962)
Josie Lloyd
as Lydia Crosswaithe
Howard Morris
as Ernest T. Bass (1963-1966)
Maggie Peterson
as Charlene Darling (1963-1964, 1966-1967)
Denver Pyle
as Briscoe Darling (1963-1964, 1966-1967)


Theme Songs/Video Clips:

Download The Andy Griffith opening theme song (tv version)
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Download The Andy Griffith opening theme song in MIDI format
Download 'The Mayberry March' in WAV format
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"The Fishin' Hole" by Everett Sloane, Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer

Well, now, take down your fishin' pole and meet me at The Fishin' Hole,
We may not get a bite all day, but don't you rush away.

What a great place to rest your bones and mighty fine for skippin' stones,
You'll feel fresh as a lemonade, a-settin' in the shade.

Whether it's hot, whether it's cool, oh what a spot for whistlin' like a fool.

What a fine day to take a stroll and wander by The Fishin' Hole,
I can't think of a better way to pass the time o' day.

We'll have no need to call the roll when we get to The Fishin' Hole,
There'll be you, me, and Old Dog Trey, to doodle time away.

If we don't hook a perch or bass, we'll cool our toes in dewy grass,
Or else pull up a weed to chaw, and maybe set and jaw.

Hangin' around, takin' our ease, watchin' that hound a-scratchin' at his fleas.

Come on, take down your fishin' pole and meet me at The Fishin' Hole,
I can't think of a better way to pass the time o' day.

Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 CD

Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 CD

Includes The Andy Griffith theme song - 65 total tv themes

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Series Summary:

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The small town of Mayberry, North Carolina, was the setting of this highly successful homespun situation comedy. Sheriff Andy Taylor was a widower with a young son, Opie. They lived with Andy's Aunt Bee, a combination housekeeper and foster mother for Opie. Andy's deputy was his cousin Barney Fife, the most inept, hypertense deputy sheriff ever seen on television. The tone of the show was very gentle, giving Andy the opportunity to state and practice his understanding philosophical outlook on life. Since there was practically no crime in Mayberry, the stories revolved mostly around the personal relationships of its citizens.

Two of the show's regulars graduated to series of their own. The first was Jim Nabors. He had become a member of the cast in the spring of 1973 in the role of Gomer Pyle, the naive, lovable gas station attendant at Wally's filling station. After a year and a half he left to join the marines and become Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Co-star Don Knotts left the show in 1965 for his own variety series, The Don Knotts Show. Among the other regulars, Andy's original girlfriend, druggist Ellie Walker, was seen only during the first season, and for the following three years Andy had no regular romantic interest. Schoolteacher Helen Crump filled the void in 1964, and when Andy Griffith decided to quit the show in 1968, she also provided his means of escape. On the first episode of Mayberry R.F.D., the successor to The Andy Griffith Show, Andy and Helen married and moved away, leaving the supporting cast to carry on with a new star, Ken Berry, in the role of Sam Jones--another widower with a young son.

Daytime reruns of this series, as well as some syndicated versions, were titled Andy of Mayberry. CBS aired weekday daytime reruns from October 1964 to September 1970 with the title reverting to The Andy Griffith Show when the prime-time version left the air. A nostalgic reunion of the series' original cast--the made-for-TV film "Return to Mayberry"--aired in April 1986 and was the highest-rated movie of the entire 1985-1986 season.

Series summary from The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows: 1946-Present


Did You Know?

Barney Fife kept one bullet in his shirt pocket.

Barney Fife was Andy Taylor's cousin.

The character of Warren Ferguson (played by Jack Burns) was brought in to replace Barney Fife after Don Knotts left the show. Warren was referred to on occasion as Floyd the Barber's nephew.

After Floyd left the show, his barbershop became Emmit's Fixit Shop.

The scripts used during Jack Burns' time on the show as Deputy Warren Ferguson were originally written for Don Knotts' Barney Fife.

The only other person that Barney Fife was interested in, besides Thelma Lou, was a waitress named Juanita. She is never shown, but Barney has conversations with her on the phone.

Thelma Lou's last name was never mentioned.

Mayberry, North Carolina is based on Mt. Airy, North Carolina, 'Griffith, Andy' 's birthplace.

The final season of the show was pretty much a set up for its replacement, "Mayberry R.F.D." (1968)

The show was shot on the same set as Atlanta from Gone With the Wind (1939) , if you were to walk out of the courthouse and look to the right at the end of the street, you can see the old Atlanta train station in many episodes.

Don Knotts left the show in 1965 after signing a two picture deal with Universal Pictures. He made guest appearances after that. He was replaced by 'Jack Burns' , who played Deputy Warren Ferguson

Sheriff Andy Taylor did not wear a hat or a tie with his uniform, nor did he ever carry a gun.

The characters of Andy, Aunt Bea and Opie originally debuted on an episode of the "Make Room for Daddy" (1953) (The Danny Thomas Show).

Aunt Bee was originally from Morgantown, West Virginia

Juanita is the mayor's daughter, and appeared in "Mayberry Goes Hollywood", Episode #13, where she sang, "Flow Gently Sweet Afton"

Sheriff Taylor did not routinely appear wearing a necktie or a sidearm. In several episodes, he wears a necktie or a sidearm in special circumstances, such as receiving a VIP for the Town of Mayberry, or tracking an escaped convict reported to be in the vicinity of Mayberry. He rarely was shown smoking, but did so in a couple of episodes.

When Howard McNear left the show after years of declining health, his departure was explained by having Floyd sell the barbershop and moving away to be with his daughter.

The series ended while still at the top of the Nielsen's Ratings, one of only three shows to have done so, along with "I Love Lucy" (1951) and "Seinfeld" (1990).

When Don Knotts left the show, his absence was explained by having Barney move to Raleigh, North Carolina to join their police department.

Did You Know facts from The Internet Movie Database


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News:

Don Knotts

  • Don Knotts Passes Away at Age 81
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    The Andy Griffith Show Trivia Game

    The Andy Griffith Show Trivia Game

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    DVDs/Videos:

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    The Best of The Andy Griffith Show (DVD)

    The Best of The Andy Griffith Show (DVD)

    Fabulous. The three episodes highlighted in this DVD video bring out the best in everyone.

    The cast and crew have never been better with Barney and Andy really coming together on "High Noon in Mayberry" with Gomer and Otus giving stellar performances.

    Aunt Bee is terrific in the "Medicine Man" episode and Opie has never been any better in "Dogs,Dogs,Dogs" especially with his eleven new found friends.

    Where is the old theme music? Who cares? The stories in this DVD video are classic. A must have for any fan of this series. DVD video at its best.

    Hopefully volume two of this fine program will be out on DVD video shortly.

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    The Andy Griffith Show - 5 Pack (DVDs)

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    The Andy Griffith Show: Classic Favorites (DVD)

    episodes: High Noon in Mayberry, The Big House, A Wife for Andy, Mountain Wedding, Opie and the Spoiled Kid & Rafe Hollister Sings

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    The Andy Griffith Show Collection (7 tapes)

    The Andy Griffith Show Collection (7 tapes)

    episodes: High Noon in Mayberry, The Loaded Goat, The Class Reunion, Rafe Hollister Sings, Opie and the Spoiled Kid, The Great Filling Station Robbery, Andy Discovers America, Aunt Bee's Medicine Man, The Darlings are Coming, Andy's English Valet, Barney's First Car, The Rivals, The Big House, A Wife for Andy, Dogs Dogs Dogs, Mountain Wedding

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    The Andy Griffith Show Collection (3 tapes)

    The Andy Griffith Show Collection (3 tapes)

    3 Video Collector's Set (The Best of The Andy Griffith Show, The Best of Barney, and The Best of Mayberry Music)

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    The Andy Griffith Show Collection (3 tapes)

    The Andy Griffith Show Collection (3 tapes)

    A 3 tape collection, 3 episodes on each Tape: High Noon in Mayberry, The Big House, A Wife for Andy; Mountain Wedding, Opie and the Spoiled Kid, Rafe Hollister Sings; Andy Discovers America, Aunt Bee's Medicine Man, Barney's First Car

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    The Best of The Andy Griffith Show (1 tape)

    The Best of The Andy Griffith Show (1 tape)

    episodes: The Loaded Goat; Barney's First Car; The Rivals; Dogs, Dogs,

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    The Best of Barney (1 tape)

    The Best of Barney (1 tape)

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    The Andy Griffith Show - Great Special Collection: High Noon, Big House, A Wife for Andy

    The Andy Griffith Show - Great Special Collection: High Noon, Big House, A Wife for Andy

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    The Andy Griffith Show: Best of Barney (Barney's First Car, A Wife for Andy, The Big House)

    The Andy Griffith Show: Best of Barney (Barney's First Car, A Wife for Andy, The Big House)

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    The Andy Griffith Show: Special Edition Vol. 3

    The Andy Griffith Show: Special Edition Vol. 3

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    Best of the Andy Griffith Show (1960)

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    Biography: Andy Griffith - Hollywood's Homespun Hero (1997)

    Biography: Andy Griffith - Hollywood's Homespun Hero (1997)

    At one time he was everyone's favorite sheriff, and then he become one of our most-watched crime solvers. Now you can see the full story in Biography: Andy Griffith. Discover the origins of one of America's small-town heroes, from his humble origins in the rural South to his Broadway debut and on to his television dominance on The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. As always, A&E's Biography series does an excellent job of showing both the personal and professional sides of the man and all of his foibles, using interviews with stars such as Roddy McDowall and Don Knotts and footage from his earliest theatrical efforts. You'll feel like you've won a free trip back to Mayberry.

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    No Time for Sergeants (1958)

    No Time for Sergeants (1958)

    Andy Griffith burst to stardom with this surprisingly funny film adaptation of the Broadway comedy by, of all people, Ira Levin of Rosemary's Baby fame). Griffith plays a hillbilly who is drafted into the army where, among other things, he has to wear shoes regularly for the first time. Griffith brings an engaging glee to the role of this likable bumpkin, whose happy-go-lucky demeanor is impervious to insult. Ask him to clean the latrines and he rigs the toilet seats to stand up and salute. The film follows him through basic training and into the paratroops, where he becomes an unlikely hero. A solid supporting cast includes Griffith's future sidekick, Don Knotts; Nick Adams; and, most notably, the hilariously sullen Myron McCormick.

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    Don Knotts Collection (3 tapes)

    Don Knotts Collection (3 tapes)

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    Books:

    The Andy Griffith Show Book: From Miracle Salve to Kerosene Cucumbers

    The Andy Griffith Show Book : From Miracle Salve to Kerosene Cucumbers : The Complete Guide to One of Television's Best-Loved Shows

    The Andy Griffith Show is one or America's perennial TV favorites. It hasn't left the air--thanks to reruns--in the 35 years since its debut and is one of the most-watched programs in syndication. With fabulous cast photos, a color photo insert and a rip-roaring introduction, this special anniversary edition is a must-have for fans of the show.

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    The Andy Griffith Show (by Richard Michael Kelly)

    The Andy Griffith Show (by Richard Michael Kelly)

    This book is a very well written and researched volume on the The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry. Kelly uses extensive primary data (interviews- possibly the last for many cast members) to give an indepth account of the greatest of all TV shows(!). If you are serious about Andy/Mayberry this is the book for you.

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    Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts

    Aunt Bee's Delightful Desserts

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    Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook

    Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook

    Being the highest-rated re-run show in syndication America's love affair with "The Andy Griffith Show" and Mayberry continues to grow and grow. Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook, by Ken Beck and Jim Clark--founders of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club in 1979, brings a homespun love into your kitchen. Over 300 recipes from Aunt Bee's kitchen and from members of the cast and crew include: Aunt Bee's Apple Pie, Thelma Lou's Cashew Fudge, Baked Goober Beans, Nip It In The Bud Spuds, Gomer's Guacamole, Opie's Lemonade Pie, and Andy Pasto Spread. Aunt Bee's Mayberry Cookbook "has good simple recipes for all the basics," says the Public News. It is also full of nostalgic photographs and stories from "The Andy Griffith Show." With two dozen sidebars taken directly from the show's dialogue, it is as much fun to read as it is to cook from. So, whether you're a Fan of "The Andy Griffith Show" or a Fanatic, of The Andy Griffith Show" the book is a collectible keepsake to remember all the love Aunt Bee brought to Mayberry through her warm smile, her caring hugs, and--last but certainly not least--her cooking.

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    Aunt Bee's Mealtime in Mayberry: Recipes and Memories from America's Friendliest Town

    Aunt Bee's Mealtime in Mayberry : Recipes and Memories from America's Friendliest Town

    With more than 100 photos from the series and 150 delicious recipes, this cookbook is a tasty way to remember one of the most popular television shows of all time.

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    Life's Lessons From Mayberry

    Life's Lessons From Mayberry

    The simple but profound lessons from The Andy Griffith Show are now contained in the new book, Life's Lessons from Mayberry: Homespun Proverbs from America's Favorite Small Town. More than 200 sayings are listed and illustrated with dialogue and photos from the show.

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    Mayberry 101: Behind the Scenes of a TV Classic

    Mayberry 101 : Behind the Scenes of a TV Classic

    For the past five years, Neal Brower has written a column called "Professor Brower's Class" in the Bullet, the official newsletter of The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club. Each column centers on one episode from the popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show. Brower researches each episode with help from the show's writers, actors, and producers. His essays include their insights as well as Brower's own observations about production, photography, musical scoring, etc.

    In this first volume of a projected three-volume series, Brower covers the 79 episodes that were written by writers Harvey Bullock, Everett Greenbaum, and Bill Idelson and their partners. Some of the episodes covered in Mayberry 101 include: "The Pickle Story," "Man in a Hurry," "My Fair Ernest T. Bass," "Opie the Birdman," "Mr. McBevee," "Prisoner of Love," "Rafe Hollister Sings," "Class Reunion," "Opie's Hobo Friend," "A Date for Gomer," and "The Darlings are Coming."

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    Barney Fife's Guide to Life and Love and Self-Defense

    Barney Fife's Guide to Life Love and Self-Defense

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    The Definitive Andy Griffith Show Reference: Episode-By-Episode, With Cast and Production Biographies and a Guide to Collectibles

    The Definitive Andy Griffith Show Reference : Episode-By-Episode, With Cast and Production Biographies and a Guide to Collectibles

    Each of the show's 249 episodes are fully detailed here, including air dates, cast and production personnel, guest stars, and a plot synopsis of the episode. Biographies of the show's major stars, producers, directors and writers are provided.

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    The Andy Griffith Story: An Illustrated Biography

    The Andy Griffith Story : An Illustrated Biography

    As a long-time Andy Griffith fan, I was happy to see the man's entire career fully represented and not just the years that he spent on his 60's television show. Collins goes to great lengths to assure that all areas of Andy's career are covered, including his work in television, theater, music, drama, and motion pictures. The book also describes some of the personal and physical hurdles that Griffith had to overcome, as well as revealing some fascinating little-known facts. Who knew that early in his career, Andy planned on becoming a minister? Or that his work in the theater was so extensive? All-in-all, an excellent in-depth look at one of the most versatile entertainers of our time, and I would highly recommend it to any admirer of Griffith's work.

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    Barney Fife and Other Characters I Have Known

    Barney Fife and Others Characters I Have Known

    The actor and comedian who played Mayberry's bumbling cop Barney Fife, as well as the landlord on Three's Company, shares his life in show biz, his various roles in film and television, and his relationships with such luminaries as Andy Griffith, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, Orson Wells, Lou Costello, and Arthur Godfrey.

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    Ron Howard : Child Star & Hollywood Director (People to Know)

    A library-quality biography of Ron Howard. The 100-page hardback book covers his entire career to date and includes several photographs from throughout his life. It's printed on high-quality paper, has a full-color cover photo of Ron, and is handsomely bound.

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    Music:

    Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 CD

    Television's Greatest Hits, Volume 1 CD

    Includes The Andy Griffith theme song - 65 total tv themes

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    CBS: The First 50 Years CD

    CBS: The First 50 Years

    Includes The Andy Griffith theme song - 58 total tv themes

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    Passions And Achievements: A 20-Year Retrospective Of Soundtracks From The Films Of Director Ron Howard (Film Score Anthology)

    Passions And Achievements: A 20-Year Retrospective Of Soundtracks From The Films Of Director Ron Howard (Film Score Anthology)

    This 12-song CD has theme songs from Ron's movies from 1977-96, which covers everything from Grand Theft Auto through Ransom. It's a wonderful collection of music from some of the world's top composers. Perhaps best of all, there is a 25- page booklet with comments from Ron and others about all of the songs and how they fit into Ron's overall vision for each film.

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    I Love To Tell The Story: 25 Timeless Hymns

    I Love To Tell The Story: 25 Timeless Hymns

    You've probably seen a slightly different version of this best selling album being sold on TV and in magazines under the title Precious Memories.

    Among the 25 inspirational songs (some as medleys on a total of 14 tracks) on this version (which has been reformatted for general retail sales) are "Amazing Grace," "Wayfaring Stranger," "How Great Thou Art," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken"," Precious Memories," "When the Saints Go Marching in" and "The Old Rugged Cross."

    These are some of Andy Griffith's favorite old-time hymns, and, as he writes in the album's liner notes, "I've known them as long as I can remember and have sung them at many churches and gatherings." Enjoy singing along with Andy, and just close your eyes (unless, of course, you're playing the album while driving) and pretend you're at All Souls Church in Mayberry.

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000005KXI/ref=nosim/happydaysonline


    Just As I Am: 30 Favorite Old Time Hymns

    Just As I Am: 30 Favorite Old Time Hymns

    This follow-up to Andy's award winning "I Love to Tell the Story" collection of classic hymns takes off where the other ended. The sound and quality of the beautiful hymns is unsurpassed. Mayberry fans will remember The Church in the Wildwoods and everyone will enjoy "Just As I Am", I'll Fly Away, Beulah Land, and MANY others!

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000006ENG/ref=nosim/happydaysonline


    American Originals

    American Originals

    The American Originals collection (CD and cassette) is essentially a greatest hits collection of 18 classic Andy Griffith comedy routines and songs from the 50's and 60's. It's easy to see why it continues to be one of our most popular items. Included are The Andy Griffith Show theme song and "The Fishin' Hole" (the theme song with Andy Griffith singing the seldom-heard words). This compilation contains some of Andy Griffith's best-loved comedy routines and tunes, such as "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet," "Swan Lake," "Carmen," "Midnight Special," and his biggest hit of all, "What it Was, Was Football."

    For more information and to purchase from Amazon.com:

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000HY5X/ref=nosim/happydaysonline


    Sings Favorite Old-Time Songs

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002T39/ref=nosim/happydaysonline


    Somebody Bigger Than You and I

    Somebody Bigger Than You and I

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002AHG/ref=nosim/happydaysonline


    The Wit & Wisdom of Andy Griffith

    The Wit & Wisdom of Andy Griffith

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002T6S/ref=nosim/happydaysonline


    16 Most Requested Songs (Jim Nabors)

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000026MI/ref=nosim/happydaysonline


    Favorite Hymns (Jim Nabors)

    This is a re-release of some classic inspirational songs by Jim Nabors. For fans of Gomer and Jim Nabors and that old-time gospel music, you just can't beat this album. Among the nine songs included are "Church in the Wildwoods," "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," "Love Lifted Me," "Old Time Religion," and "Shall We Gather at the River." Sit back and imagine you're listening to Gomer singing on the Taylor's front porch on a Sunday while Andy and Opie churn homemade ice cream. What's your hurry?

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    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000007MYF/ref=nosim/happydaysonline

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