Who Sang Old Folks? Grant Green

Grant Green Grantstand cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz/Hard Bop
length: 4:11
producer: Alfred Lion
engineer: Rudy van Gelder
membranophone: Al Harewood
flute & tenor saxophone: Yusef Lateef
guitar: Grant Green
organ: “Brother” Jack McDuff
Some other versions of "Old Folks"

Everyone knows him as Old Folks
Like the seasons, he'll come and he'll go
Just as free as a bird and as good as his word
That's why everybody loves him so

Always leaving his spoon in his coffee
Tucks his napkin up under his chin
And that yellow cow-pie is so mellow it's ripe
But you needn't be ashamed of him
Every Friday he'll go fishing, down on his favorite lake
But he only hooks a perch or two, the whale got away
Looks like we warm the steak

Someday there'll be no more Old Folks
What a lonesome old town this will be
Children's voice at play, will be still for a day
The day they take the Old Folks away

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Grantstand
  • 2 My Funny Valentine
  • 3 Blues in Maude's Flat
  • 4 Old Folks

  • Release information
    label: Blue Note
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin