Song of the Day: Stubby Kaye, “Jubilation T. Cornpone”

Cartoonist Al Capp was born on this day in 1909. He was the creator of the comic strip Li’l Abner, which inspired a 1956 musical and a 1959 film adaptation of the musical. Music was writen by Gene De Paul, with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. "Jubilation T. Cornpone" is performed by Stubby Kaye, who played Marryin’ Sam in the stage and screen versions.

8 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Stubby Kaye, “Jubilation T. Cornpone”

    1. Stupefyin’ Jones! I’ve been in love with her since even before Batman. The first time I saw her was in a Snap-E-Tom tomato juice commercial in the early ’60’s. You know she has patents for pantyhose and a bra, both of which she designed? She once said “Don’t tell me I’m beautiful, don’t tell me I’m smart, tell me I’m funny.”

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    1. There were a total of five films, one in 1940, this one (based on the Broadway musical), and the other three were made-for-TV. Most of the cast of this film were in the Broadway production.

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        1. The 1940 version had a couple of familiar actors: Dick Elliott, who was Mayor Pike on “Andy Griffith,” and Bud Jamison, who was in a lot of the Three Stooges shorts, as well as Buster, who worked a lot of TV in its early days. Of course, the ’59 movie had Julie Newmar….

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