Homer & Jethro - At The Country Club [RCA Living Stereo LSP 2181] (1960)

Released: 1960
Country: US
Label: RCA Living Stereo
Catalog: LSP 2181
Producer: Chet Atkins
Genre: Folk, Comedy

Item# SR-RCLSP2181
Ratings: C=VG+; LP=VG+

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Introduction
02 Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs
03 Let Me Go, Blubber
04 Fascination
05 Sixteen Tons
06 Lullaby Of Bird Dog
07 C-Jam Blues
08 The Billboard Song
09 Yeller Rose Of Texas, You - All
10 San Antonio Rose
11 Battle Of Kookamonga
12 (How Much Is) That Hound Dog In The Window
13 Skater's Waltz
14 Hart Brake Motel

At The Country Club
Homer & Jethro

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Album Review

Ken Dryden [allmusic.com]

Homer & Jethro were a popular country comedy duo who continued to record together for decades until the death of Homer. This long-out-of-print live LP was taped at the Hillwood Country Club in Nashville, with many country celebrities evidently on hand, including Grandpa Jones, Jim Reeves, Chet Atkins (the album's producer), and Archie Campbell (the latter wrote the liner notes). The hilarious banter between songs is almost as funny as their parodies of popular favorites. In addition to the expected reworkings of country favorites like ''Yaller Rose of Texas, You All,'' ''(How Much Is) That Hound Dog in the Window'' (which detours into ''Blue Danube''), and ''Hart Brake Motel'' (skewering Elvis Presley's ''Hearbreak Hotel''), the duo has a blast with George Shearing's theme song (which is converted into ''Lullaby of Bird Dog'') and even Duke Ellington's ''C-Jam Blues.'' Although most of the selections feature the duo by themselves, their backup band includes Nashville saxophonist Boots Randolph. Many folks aren't even aware that they were superb musicians as well. No matter how corny the humor, it still produces chuckles decades later.