Sunday, December 22, 2013

Santa's Movin' On

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The House Where Jerry Byrd Lived

On a recent trip to Nashville, I headed for the library to dig around some old city directories in an effort to find out if the houses where Homer & Jethro used to live might still be around, but I came up empty. I couldn't find a listing for either of those guys for some reason.  I did, however, discover that Jerry Byrd lived here, at 4849 Aster Drive, in 1962.

Byrd (1920 - 2005) made a name for himself as one of the nation's top (non-pedal) steel guitar talents in the 1940s and '50s.  He spent time playing in Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours before departing to join up with Red Foley and play steel in his band for several years.  In the early '60s, he began exploring Hawaiian music and recorded several LPs in that vein.  Byrd eventually relocated to  Hawaii in the late '60s and remained there until his death.

Here's a track from his 1964 Monument LP, Admirable Byrd.

Jerry Byrd  -  Theme For A DJ   (2:06)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Ballad Of Roger Miller

Homer & Jethro - The Ballad Of Roger Miller (2:33)

You know you've really made it when Homer & Jethro point their satirical daggers at you.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Roger Miller Month: Roy Clark - The Green Green Grass of Home

We posted a couple of different versions of this song by Joe Tex last month, so I thought it only appropriate that we post this Homer and Jethro-esque rewrite of "Green Green Grass of Home", written by Roger & Roy, and performed on the only really good Roy Clark album I know about, Roy Clark Live! on Dot, ca. 1972.

"That's Roger's.  I got it from him. I added a few lines to it but the whole premise of the song was his." Roy Clark

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Screwball's Love Song

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Homer and Jethro and June

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Homer and Jethro Month Continues

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

May is Homer and Jethro Month on the Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Mix 'N' Match

My records are all in storage at the moment, which severely limits my ability to pitch in, but there's no way I'm going to sit out "Homer & Jethro Month" in its entirety. So here's a relatively early (1954) photo with a relatively late (1970) track that doesn't relate to it. And just so you know, digging out that magazine got me a fat lip when the box it was in slid off the stack and pasted me one in the chops! The things I do for you people...

You Smell Like Turtles.m4a

I Love Your Pizza

Homer & Jethro - I Love Your Pizza (2:49)

Homer and Jethro

I Don't Think My Gal Loves Me Anymore
She Thinks I Don't Care

Thursday, May 27, 2010

I Don't Flirt Anymore

In 1954, Hank Snow sent I Don't Hurt Anymore to the top of the country music charts.

Several years later, Homer & Jethro lampooned it with I Don't Flirt Any More on their Wanted For Murder lp (1966).

Homer & Jethro - I Don't Hurt Anymore (2:18)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs

Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Middle Aged Teenager

Here it is - one of my all time favorite Homer & Jethro cuts.

Homer & Jethro - Middle Aged Teenager (2:17)

Photo courtesy of Flickr user guyman22.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Homer and Jethro

If Dreams Come True
I Want To Be Happy
Melody From Raymond
Don't Be That Way
It's All Right With Me
Autumn Leaves
I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover
Around The World In 80 Days
Homer And Jethro Boogie
Tico Tico
Nanner Puddin'
I've Found A New Baby

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Jethro Burns, Crimefighter

Homer and Jethro played on the March of Dimes telethon in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1965. Our friend Ron Kellum was there. This is his story.

Camera: Debbie D Fountain
Interviewer: Bill Judkins
Martinis: Matt Fiveash

Filmed on location at Great Jones Cafe, New York City.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Homer and Jethro and June and Johnny

Baby, It's Cold Outside!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Homer and Jethro

Album covers by Jack Davis

Via Hairy Green Eyeball

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Gal From Possum Holler

Homer & Jethro vs. Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astrud Gilberto.

Homer & Jethro - The Gal From Possum Holler (2:51)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Homer and Jethro

You Belong To Me