Based on a short film of the same name, the small town of Greener Grass is a living Norman Rockwell painting whose welcome sign boasts "Nothing bad ever happens here." However, beneath the town's gilded facade lies a world of bad things happening.
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Runtime: 60 minutes
Greener Grass - Green, Green Grass of Home - Netflix
“Green, Green Grass of Home”, written by Claude “Curly” Putman, Jr. and first recorded by singer Johnny Darrell, is a country song originally made popular by Porter Wagoner in 1965, when it reached No. 4 on the country chart. That same year it was sung by Bobby Bare, and later Tom Jones, in 1966, when it became a worldwide No. 1 hit. The song had also been recorded the previous year in 1965 by Jerry Lee Lewis, and included on his album Country Songs for City Folks (later re-issued as All Country), and Jones had learned the song from Lewis' version.
Greener Grass - Tom Jones version - Netflix
Welsh singer Tom Jones, who was appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1965, visited Colony Records while staying in New York City. On asking if they had any new works by Jerry Lee Lewis, he was given the new country album. Impressed with the song, Jones recorded and released the song in the UK in 1966 and it reached No. 1 on 1 December, staying there for a total of seven weeks. The song has sold 1.23 million copies in the UK as of November 2012. Jones' version also reached #11 pop, #12 easy listening on the Billboard US charts. In February 2009, Jones performed the song live on a special Take-Away Show with Vincent Moon, along with “If He Should Ever Leave You” and “We Got Love”, live in front of a camera in a hotel room in New York. In September 2006, Jones performed the song as a duet with Jerry Lee Lewis during the taping of the latter's Last Man Standing TV special in New York City, and credited Lewis with providing the inspiration behind his own recording. Jones sang the song on the 2009/10 edition of Jool's Annual Hootenanny on 1 January 2010.
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