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    Monday, May 31, 2010



    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)

    Keepin' America Beautiful

    Waylon & Willie - Luckenbach, Texas

    Homer and Jethro

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

    Friday, May 28, 2010

    We Didn't Make It Through The Night

    We Didn't Make It Through The Night

    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)

    Get Down, and Do The Do

    "We gonna get down. We gonna do the do. I'm going to hit these motherfuckers."
    -Dock Ellis, in a clubhouse speech to his teammates before a 1974 game against the Cincinnati Reds in which he plunked the first three batters he faced (Pete Rose, Joe Morgan and Dan Driessen, for those of you keeping score at home).

    Harvey Scales & the 7 Sounds - Get Down
    Howlin' Wolf - Do The Do

    Quotation taken from Dan Epstein's essential new baseball tome Big Hair and Plastic Grass .

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010

    Look At That Moon!

    Carl Perkins (45)

    Jungle 45 of the Week


    Here is the first in a continuing series of various "jungle" themed 45's.

    Collect 'em all!

    Tuesday, May 25, 2010

    Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs

    Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs

    Monday, May 24, 2010

    Going Back To The Village Of Love

    Nathaniel Mayer - Village Of Love (45)

    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.


    The Silver Meteor was a streamliner of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad.
    It served the South from 1939 until 1971.

    Jimmy Haynie - The Fast Silver Meteor

    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

    The Chimp's Jamboree!

    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.

    Tuesday, May 18, 2010

    Homer and Jethro

    Mister Sandman

    Instro Inferno

    Cool compilation by J.R. Williams available for download!!

    Sunday, May 16, 2010

    The Gories Are Coming

    July 29, 30 and 31st! New York City.

    Saturday, May 15, 2010

    On The Air

    By Listener Greg!!


    Friday, May 14, 2010

    The Ginchiest

    Ed Kookie Byrnes - Like I Love You

    Politically Incorrect Corner

    Thursday, May 13, 2010

    Homer and Jethro's neighbors (some guys from Lubbock and Memphis and two Hookers)

    If you are looking at this website, then in all likelihood you are an obsessive-compulsive weirdo who alphabetizes his, her or its records. So you probably know that without these guys to their immediate left and right, there would be nothing to keep your Homer and Jethro records from falling down.

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010

    Professor Longhair

    Hey Now Baby

    Homer and Jethro and June and Johnny

    Baby, It's Cold Outside!

    Tuesday, May 11, 2010

    Morbid Magicians, Demented Doctors & Sinister Swamis

    Coming This Monday, May 17th from 8-11 PM at the Observatory in Brooklyn: Prof. Morte from the Silver Scream Spookshow will be giving an illustrated lecture on the history and future of the Spookshow. Check the links for more info. See you there.


    Buddy Love - Heartbreak Hotel

    Monday, May 10, 2010

    Let's Do The Fink

    Alf Newman - Let's Do The Fink

    Homer and Jethro

    Album covers by Jack Davis

    Via Hairy Green Eyeball

    Saturday, May 8, 2010

    The Carrie Nations

    Look On Up
    Find It
    In The Long Run

    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

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010

    Homer and Jethro

    Over The Rainbow

    This is the song that made me realize these guys are geniuses. Thanks, Country Earl.

    Homer and Jethro

    Via Bedazzled

    Homer, Chet and Jethro

    Homer and Jethro played guitar and mandolin, respectively. They were pretty good.

    Tuesday, May 4, 2010


    Homer and Jethro

    Spike Jones & His City Slickers - Pal-Yat-Chee


    Homer and Jethro

    Homer and Jethro month continues with the fellas' ode to that most essential of regional American cuisines: Ground Hogmeat. I mean Groundhog Meat.

    From the liner notes of the Barefoot Ballads LP:
    "Today we feel that we have a great future behind us, and we have never let failure go to our heads... these are songs that our recording boss Steve Sholes wanted us to sing very badly, and that's the way we did them."
    Homer and Jethro - Ground Hog

    Monday, May 3, 2010

    That's Good, That's Bad

    Homer & Jethro - That's Good, That's Bad (2:36)

    From 1960, here's the b-side of El Paso Numero Dos.

    Monstrous Rock 'N' Soul

    By J.R. Williams

    Baron Daemon & The Vampires - Ghost Guitars

    Homer and Jethro

    I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (King)

    Happy Birthday James Brown

    JB would have been 77 today. See our previous post here for clips from his 1970's tv show, Future Shock.

    Sunday, May 2, 2010

    Homer and Jethro

    Nashville Cats (Charlie Rich & Billy Sherrill)


    November 1966 - Harvey, Illinois: Homer and Jethro perform in the grand opening celebration of Dixie Square Mall.