Jolly Green Giant

Album: Kingsmen, Vol. 3 (1965)
Charted: 4
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  • He's big and green and wearing a loincloth of leaves!

    The Green Giant legend began back in 1926 when the Blue Earth Canning Company made its first cream style corn. Three years later, they became a subsidiary of Minnesota Valley Canning, and in 1950 the corporation adopted a new name: Green Giant. From then on, the Green Giant logo has stood tall among advertising icons. In his leafy-green togs and standing in a fertile valley, he was the epitome of health, happiness and quality.

Comments: 8

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaHe couldn't get Sally so went back to his valley, the cat was colored blind. Always made me laugh.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyJack Ely of the Kingsmen died on April 27th, 2015 at 71. May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 3rd 1965 the Kingsmen performed "The Jolly Green Giant" on the ABC-TV program 'Shindig!' (see post below)...
    And on the same 'Shindig!' show they also sang "Little Latin Lupe Lu"; it reached #46 on the Top 100 and stayed on the for 9 weeks...
    R.I.P. Jimmy O'Neill (Shindig's host, 1940 - 2013).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 3rd, 1965 "The Jolly Green Giant" by the Kingsmen entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on April 30th it peaked at #4 (for 1 week) and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    Elmer 'Len' Dresslar Jr., the voice-over actor who provided the 'Ho, Ho, Ho' for the Green Giant Vegetable commercials also had a record that made the Top 100...
    On February 12th, 1956 he entered the Top 100 with *"Chain Gang" for a one week stay, peaking at position #67...
    Mr. Dresslar passed away on October 16th, 2005 at the age of 80...
    * Mr. Dresslar's "Chain Gang" was not a cover of Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang", it was a completely different song (its available of You Tube).
  • Charles Hollingswort from Leeds, AlThis song was also recorded by The New Christy Minstrels.
  • Dave from Des Moines, IaThe grocery list between stanzas is an interesting addition: potatoes...broccoli, artichokes, etc
  • Fred from Laurel, MdStefanie, I heard it when it was current, and you're right--it was a hoot--back then. Sorta similar to things the Coasters had done. But it's kinda quaint now.
  • Stefanie from Rock Hill, ScHaven't heard this one, but it is supposedly really funny.
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