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Has there ever been a more musical television law enforcement agent than Sheriff Andy Taylor, the character Andy Griffith, who died today at 86, played on the television series that bore his own name? This may not be the best Griffith performance on the show (there are many to be found), but in honor of his death I thought I should feature him singing lead.

Sheriff Taylor might have helped the cast of Cop Rock.


  8 Responses to “Andy Griffith Dead: The World Loses Its Most Musical Television Lawman”

  1. Any word on Brad Paisley’s reaction?

  2. For anyone else suffering a major “Huh!?!? reaction from Rick’s response, I think this is what he’s referring to:


  3. He was a Great man. I know there are a few fans of A Face In The Crowd on this site aside from me (definitely E. Pluribus Gergely and someone else. Maybe HVB?). I stumbled on that flick by accident and it was amazing and extremely prescient.

  4. Yup. It’s a tearjerker, but he does a nice job.

  5. Amen on that. A must see film. Very different from his Mayberry good-guy character.

  6. hrrundivbakshi

    Indeed. Andy eats up, then spits out, that movie. Great role.

  7. hrrundivbakshi

    I need to do a Thrifty Music post about the “Wheatstraw Suite” album by The Dillards — the totally legit bluegrass band that was featured many times on the “Andy Griffith Show.” I picked up a copy at an estate sale recently, and was fairly gob-smacked by it. Every bit as good — for me, maybe better — than all the albums reputed to be the “first country-rock record” and so forth. It’s wonderful.

  8. Do it! Even I liked it when they appeared on that show.

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