I’m Yorn

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 22, 2018
     Category: Humor | Music | Regionalism | 1950s

I grew up with the great music of Homer and Jethro. My Father had 9 or 10 of their albums. While Weird Al was still in diapers, these guys were setting the standard for parodies. This song is good, but they have some great ones: "She was bitten on the udder by and adder", "The battle of Kookamonga" - to the tune of Battle of New Orleans, and my favorite, "Gal from Possum Holler" - to the tune of Girl from Ipanema.
Thanks for posting this, and feel free to post more!
Posted by Jclark on 04/22/18 at 05:00 PM
As was once asked by Frank Zappa, "Is there humor in music?"

While I don't have the exposure that Jclark had to Homer and Jethro, I am aware of their contribution to the lighter side of music. Oh, that record spinning in the video brings back memories. My parents had a lot of those 78 r.p.m. platters that we played when growing up That is where I got my first exposure to Spike Jones.
Posted by KDP on 04/22/18 at 10:00 PM
I'm also familiar with Homer and Jethro, but only from their television appearances. I'm pretty sure my dad had a couple of Spike Jones albums, but there weren't a lot of records in our home until my brother started buying what he liked, for example, Duane Eddy.
Posted by Fritz G on 04/23/18 at 06:36 AM

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