• HOMER & JETHRO - Take Off Your Gloves and Play - Early Recordings 1946-1948

Homer Haynes and Jethro Burns were Country Music's most successful comedic duo for more than 4 decades. Their mangled parodies of popular songs delighted record buyers from the mid-1940s to the early 70s, and kept them ahead of their funny peers at all times.

Haynes and Burns' professional personae hid the fact that, in the real world, both men were well-educated and highly skilled musicians, and among the most highly rated exponents of mandolin and guitar outside of jazz. But on record they yukked it up as a couple of hicks, hell bent on deconstructing the hits of the day, which they usually did in spectacularly funny fashion.

This collection focuses on H & J's earliest recordings and features their output for the King label between 1946 and 1948 (or as much of it as Jasmine could fit onto one CD anyway). Remastered from the cleanest available 78s, they have never sounded as good as they do in this collection.

Haynes and Burns can still put a smile on any face with their cheerful mangling of songs that, to be fair, frequently cried out for the Homer & Jethro treatment. If you're looking for humorous hillbilly harmonies and hot guitar and mandolin solos, you've come to the right CD.

Track Listing

1. GLOW WORM
2. BOLL WEEVIL
3. ALWAYS
4. GROUND HOG
5. NIGHT AND DAY
6. SYMPHONY
7. IT'S A BLOODY WAR
8. MANAGUA, NICARAGUA
9. THREE NIGHTS EXPERIENCE
10. (I Love You) FOR SENTIMENTAL REASONS
11. I WONDER WHO'S KISSING HER NOW?
12. MARGIE
13. ALL NIGHT LONG
14. CIELITO LINDO
15. I'LL CLOSE MY EYES
16. IT BRUISED HER SOMEWHAT
17. DONKEY SERENADE
18. BLUE TAIL FLY
19. RYE WHISKEY
20. FLY BIRDIE FLY
21. I'M GLAD I WAITED FOR YOU
22. WHEN IT'S LONG HANDLE TIME IN TENNESSEE
23. I FEEL THAT OLD AGE CREEPING ON
24. GOODBYE OLD BOOZE
25. (Don't Telephone, Don't Telegraph) TELL A WOMAN
26. OVER THE RAINBOW

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date January 12th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 37062 1

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HOMER & JETHRO - Take Off Your Gloves and Play - Early Recordings 1946-1948

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