Talk:Baby Gramps

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Cleanup needed: Poorly structured, contains scant biographical information, and is confusing as far as Time goes: "Baby Gramps was..." (past tense suggesting he's dead), "Baby Gramps plays..." (present tense, suggesting he's alive). Messy. --Jeffrey O. Gustafson 07:11, 10 Jan 2005 (UTC)


What do palindromes have to do with music? How do you become famous for them?

Who said he sounds like Kermit the Frog on Acid? (Oh, the Seattle Times after Bumbershoot) [1] RJFJR 19:52, September 3, 2005 (UTC)

Baby Gramps has a celebrated song called "Palindromes" where he rattles a lot of them off. Many are original.Msalt (talk) 02:03, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

does anyone else think that that quote is way too long?--Alhutch 12:18, 3 October 2005 (UTC)

External Link Suggestion[edit]

As an editor at Crawdaddy!, and to comply with COI guidelines, I am not posting the link to this interview with Baby Gramps. However, I would like to recommend it on its merits, and hope that an editor will find the time to examine the article and—if he or she sees fit—post it as an external link on this page. Crawdaddy! [2]
Mike harkin (talk) 17:11, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Added it. Thank you for your suggestion and your discretion about COI.Msalt (talk) 02:04, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Questioning notability[edit]

After finding a photo of Baby Gramps, and adding to the infobox, I noticed the entire article seems to consist of little more than someone else's unreferenced quote. I very much wonder if this person is notable. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 04:04, 2 December 2009 (UTC)

I added some links. While he is not a celebrity, Baby Gramps is definitely notable, a highly respected cult figure and musician's musician with a long and successful career. While he has always emphasized live performance over recording, he performs all over the world at festivals, has a dedicated page on NME's website (they love him). He had the lead song on the sound track of "Pirates of the Caribbean 2", which he performed on the Letterman show. (Other musicians on that album included Sting, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Bono, Bryan Ferry, Nick Cave, Van Dyke Parks and Bill Frisell; Gramps was the one chosen to promote the film and album.) His website quotes reviews from the New York Times, Village Voice (by Robert Christgau), Sing Out!, Crawdaddy, The Observer, and the San Jose Mercury News.Msalt (talk) 02:01, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Just for the record (pun intended), I believe that you are mixing up something here. The Album you're referring to is clearly NOT the official Soundtrack of "Pirates of the Carribean 2", but the side project of director Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp, produced by the great Hal Wilner. It's called "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys" and it features all the artists you mention, including Baby Gramps. And since the album was already listed under "Discography", I've just taken the liberty to include a reference to the (rather stubby) wikipedia article. 2.240.251.167 (talk) 02:06, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

"Baby Gramps"[edit]

His surname is "Gramps" and his parents named him "Baby"? Are these common names in Florida? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.95.43.249 (talk) 23:16, 15 July 2013 (UTC)