Friday, September 7, 2007

And now a word from Homer and Jethro...

As you may have heard, the great tenor Luciano Pavarotti passed away this week. I know next to nothing about opera, but Homer and Jethro did - as evidenced in this recording with Spike Jones from 1950. This predates Hee Haw, The Beverly Hillbillies, and Tommy and Bob Stinson (who apparently modeled themselves from the above photograph) by many years.

Listen closely, this is genius.

Download: "Pal-Yat-Chee" mp3
by Spike Jones & his City Slickers with Homer and Jethro, 1950.
available on Spiked! The music of Spike Jones


Download: "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyeballs" mp3
by Homer and Jethro, 1952.

Download: "Unhappy Day" mp3
by Homer and Jethro, 1952.

buy music by Homer and Jethro at Amazon
or at your local independently owned record store

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes. As usual per your blog, this stuff is genius!!

Thanks Ted. This stuff never ceases to amaze.