View Full Version : They don't make suits like this any more

Scott Tichenor
Apr-21-2004, 6:25am
I put this on the classifieds to sell last night then changed my mind and pulled it. Can't let it go. After this I'm headed out to eBay to see if I can find a suit like this. The #scan was cropped at the bottom but has: Homer and Jethro - WLS National Barn Dance and RCA Victor Recording Artists.

When you look this good (http://www.mandolincafe.com/archives/homer_and_jethro.html) you really need your own spot on the web.

Apr-21-2004, 6:52am
Looks like Jethro got hisself a 20's A there.

Dang, now I know where my tablecloth went to http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Brian Aldridge
Apr-21-2004, 7:37am
Check out the tree behind them. Looks like they were somewhere in the deep sunny south. No wonder they looked so happy.

Jonathan Reinhardt
Apr-21-2004, 8:27am
".....to the sweet sunny south, take me home."

Apr-21-2004, 10:10am
My grandfather used to say "...everything comes back around." (i.e. clothing style{s}) - In retrospect(age) I am inclined to agree.. - Nice pic. Thanks for sharing. Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mandosmiley.gif

Apr-21-2004, 12:13pm
Hey, that's an oval-hole, I thought they played bluegrass! http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Apr-21-2004, 12:29pm
No harm intended, but I doubt "their" music was - or could be labeled Bluegrass - They certainly never referred to it within that genre.... Just my .02. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Apr-21-2004, 12:51pm
Jethro's comment about bluegrass..."Someone once said I didn't like bluegrass. Not true, I do get a little tired of it, but they get a little tired of me, too."

Jim Roberts
Apr-21-2004, 12:58pm
Any Jethro fans out there no what his favorite sandwich was?

(Hint #1...He fried it in lard and made gravy to go with it!!!!)

(Hint #2...See the September 1984 Fall Issue of Mandolin World News for correct answer!)

Apr-21-2004, 6:10pm
Fried baloney ?(sp) sandwich, you've got to cut the edges or it will curl up on you.


Jim Roberts
Apr-21-2004, 7:03pm
I owe you a pint of ale, Ken! #Come on down to Kansas for Mandofest in a few weeks and the first pint's on me...


John Rosett
Apr-21-2004, 7:29pm
"...and nobody ever choked to death on a balony bone!"

John Zimm
Apr-27-2004, 10:42am
Wow, those are a couple of superfly fellas there. I am not surprised that Jethro ate fried baloney sandwiches, considering his fashion sense. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif


Apr-27-2004, 10:48am
T'ain't surprising at all...I mean, he was full of it, wasn't he? ...big, fat grin here...:p

Apr-27-2004, 10:48am
What? Is there something wrong with their suits? It looks just like the one I have on now. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif

Apr-27-2004, 11:09am
duuuude, Jethro(Kenneth) Burns was one of the finest swing/jazz mandolin players ever. Note I said "one of". He also was "one of" the best dressers in the USA, a fine fashion sense, that one.:D

Apr-27-2004, 12:55pm
You tell 'em Neal!!! - If clothes and favorite "foods" are relative to the music one creates - Let's apply that to the current crop of "new country - and SOME Bluegrass artists and their bands. TRASH!(IMHO of course). Carry on boys... Moose "from the old-school." http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif

John Rosett
Apr-27-2004, 7:34pm
well, i'm sure there's a really good joke that has to do with corny humor and corn whiskey here, but after seeing homer in the RED suit with that gold strat, i can't think of it... john

Apr-28-2004, 10:14am
re: "red suit & "strat".. : If this refers to the above displayed pic.., the guitar is not a "strat" but probably a Gibson L-5 w. "natural" finish... AND Mssr "Homer" was one fantastic rhythm picker'. !!?? - I don't see any evidence of "corn-likker"...; behind the tree maybe?.. - Jethro - I believe- was a Scotch(whiskey) drinker - of sorts. - Regards, Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif

Pete Martin
Apr-28-2004, 11:47am
That middle pic of the two (where Jethro is playing the A model), those jackets would have made Jimmy Martin proud!

Apr-28-2004, 12:03pm
....those jackets would have made Jimmy Martin proud!

.......and I'm thinking the last one would have have done The Ventures proud too!

Apr-28-2004, 12:32pm
Yeah buddy!! - Now the question might be ...who came first, Jimmy Martin or Jethro Burns - The're BOTH from East Tennesse, ya' know...!!?? - http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

Apr-29-2004, 12:54pm
Right, Moose; Homer was one amazing rhythm player no matter what bolt of cloth his suits came from. That guitar in the pic above is an Epiphone Emperor from before WWII. He could play that thing like a monkey handling a peanut.

Bobbie Dier
Apr-29-2004, 7:24pm
Is Jethro Burns from Knoxville? What town is Jimmy Martin from?? I give up who came first. I'll guess Jethro.

John Rosett
Apr-29-2004, 7:44pm
moose- look at the pics in the homer and jethro archive(the "this good" link) to see the red suit and gold strat that i refered to above.
archie-"played that guitar like a monkey handling a peanut". i'm gonna be chuckling over that for a while.

Apr-30-2004, 11:16am
So who all remembers the old Kelloggs commercials with the tag line "That's corny!"?


May-03-2004, 9:58am
Mandorose : sorry buddy.., I didn't check-out that "other" post - didn't mean to jump-up so quick. Ah... an Eppy "Emperor" - now what would THAT go for today..!?! - Thanks for the "heads-up" - To answwer another post.., Martin is from Sneedville, Tennessee. Close to Knoxville - both EAST Tennessee area. Regards, Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

John Rosett
May-03-2004, 5:36pm
hey moose- that's allright. i'm a married man, and a mandolin player, so i'm kinda used to being corrected...
do you like old epiphones? i have a friend who was playing a bar gig in butte, mt. a couple of years ago. she must have played a really good show, 'cause when she was done, a guy came up to her and GAVE her his 1936 emperor! now that's a tip!

May-04-2004, 8:58am
Mandorose : WOW!! - !!### - A 1936 in ANY decent condition!! - put an ad in VINTAGE GUITAR and she would be ready for some SERIOUS bucks!! - 7K.., 8K... +++ - A great story. Regards, Moose. http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif

May-10-2004, 12:38pm
I got to meet Jethro Burns and visit with him back stage in Leon Redbone's dressing room of all places. #He was playing with Steve Goodman who was opening for Leon Redbone at the Paladium in Dallas a long time back (late 70s? #early 80s?). #Anyway, after the concert I struck up a conversation with Redbone's tuba player and he took me backstage to meet Leon and there is Jethro and Steve hanging out in Leon's room. #I got to stay there about 20 minutes and they were all very cool to a 20 year old guitar freak.

Moral of the story - be nice to the tuba player.

Joel Glassman
May-11-2004, 9:04am
A fried bologna sandwich and some 'nanner pudding for desert http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif