Biography

Jad Paul is a banjo player. In the early 1950s, he performed with Freddy Morgan on recordings credited to The Banjo Maniacs, The Happy Harts and The Sunnysiders (including the popular "Hey, Mr. Banjo"). Jad joined the Spike Jones band in 1954 and stayed with the group through 1958. After leaving Jones, he performed for local Los Angeles television KTLA, on the weekly program "Polka Parade," which included fellow Jones alumni Bernie Jones and Joe "Country" Washburn. Jad made three LP records for Liberty, when stereo was a new development, featuring his multi-tracking of the banjo (similar to what Les Paul had done earlier on the guitar).