Comédien Country US né le 28 Septembre 1926 à Liberty (Mississippi). Jerry Clower est décédé le 24 Août 1998 à Jackson (Mississippi).

One of the most popular country comedians of all time, Jerry Clower's down-home, folksy southern humor might never have become a mainstream phenomenon, but it's resulted in a lengthy career and an enormous catalog of recordings. A country boy born in the rural Mississippi town of Liberty in 1926, Clower was an excellent football player and an active member of the 4-H club as a youth. He served in the Navy after graduating from high school, and went on to study agriculture at Southwest Mississippi Junior College and Mississippi State University (the latter on a football scholarship). After completing his studies, he took a job as a fertilizer salesman. In 1970, Clower had a speaking engagement before a farm group in Lubbock, TX, and a local DJ who was present encouraged him to take up comedy as a profession. The DJ recorded Clower's next speech and sent it to MCA, who offered Clower a recording contract.
Clower's first comedy album, Jerry Clower From Yazoo City (Mississippi Talkin'), was released in 1971. It wasn't distributed nationally at first, but it became a word-of-mouth hit, and eventually climbed into the Top 20 of the country album chart. A string of hit albums followed, most notably Clower Power (1973, a Top Ten hit), Country Ham (1974), Live in Picayune (1975, also a Top Ten seller), and The Ambassador of Goodwill (1976). His single most famous routine was "Coon Huntin' Story," but he was also known for his tales about the colorful characters in the fictional Ledbetter family. His last album to chart in the Top 50 was 1981's More Good 'Uns, but he remained a popular presence on the country comedy circuit, and he continued to record new material at a steady pace. He appeared often on country-themed television shows, especially on the then-Nashville Network, and hosted his own syndicated show for a time, not to mention his own national radio show. He also wrote three books -- Ain't God Good, Let the Hammer Down, and Life Everlaughter -- and the first lent its title to a documentary film of the same name about his life. MCA has kept a boatload of Clower albums on the market, and he continued to record and perform up until his passing in 1998.

Talents : Comedy, singer

Style musical : Comedy, Country Comedy

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles

1971 SP DECCA 32844 (US) . Jerry CLOWER From Yazoo City - Marcel's Talking Chainsaw / Homecomin' Steaks
1971 SP DECCA 32899 (US) . Jerry CLOWER From Yazoo City - Bully Has Done Flung A Cravin' On Me / The Chauffeur And The Professor
1972 SP DECCA 32993 (US) . Jerry CLOWER From Yazoo City - Knock Him Out, John / The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth
1973 EP MCA 40077 (US) I'm That Country / Marcel Says / No School Today / Marcel Wins A Bet / Three Footballs And The Game Ain't Fair
1973 SP MCA 60064 (US) . A Coon Huntin' Story / Marcell's Talkin' Chain Saw
1973 SP MCA 60064 (US) . A Coon Huntin' Story / Homecomin' Steaks
1974 SP MCA 40292 (US) . New Bull / She Coon Of Women's Lib
1975 SP MCA 40423 (US) . Bird Huntin' At Uncle Versies / Coon Huntin' Monkey
1976 SP MCA 40599 (US) . The House I Live In / Wanna Buy A Possum
1977 SP MCA 40774 (US) . Tar Baby-New Gene And The Lion / Steel Marbles
1980 SP MCA 41261 (US) . Ike And Mike Contest / Udell And Ole Skeets
1988 EP MCA S45-17677 (US) (promo)

The Fish And The Edsel - Jerry Clower : The Fish And The Edsel / Peanuts / Marcel And The Lady / Riders In The Sky : Trail Traffic Report / Udder Butter On A Rope / Triple X Stock Report / Bio Feedbag / Saddle Whiz

Albums

1971 LP 12" DECCA DL 75286 (US)

FROM YAZOO CITY - MISSISSIPPI TALKIN - A Coon Huntin' Story (with introduction by "Big Ed WILKES" / Bully Has Done Flung A Cravin On Me / Baby Goes To College / Homecomin Steaks! / The Graduate Returns / Marcell's Talkin' Chain Saw / The Chauffeur And The Professor / Good Citizenship

1972 LP 12" DECCA DL7-5342 (US) MOUTH OF MISSISSIPPI - Knock Him Out John / Public School Music Class / The Rat Killin' / Pistol Pete / Those Tigers Are Bad, Wet Or Dry / Clower Takes A Trip / Judgment In The Sky / Green Percimmon Wine / Ole Highball / The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth / New-Gene Ledgetter / The Last Piece Of Chicken / A Double Fire Place / Little R
1973 LP 12" MCA MCA-33 (US) FROM YAZOO CITY - MISSISSIPPI TALKIN - A Coon Huntin' Story (with introduction by "Big Ed WILKES" / Bully Has Done Flung A Cravin On Me / Baby Goes To College / Homecomin Steaks! / The Graduate Returns / Marcell's Talkin' Chain Saw / The Chauffeur And The Professor / Good Citizenship
1973 LP 12" MCA MCA-47 (US) MOUTH OF MISSISSIPPI - Knock Him Out John / Public School Music Class / The Rat Killin' / Pistol Pete / Those Tigers Are Bad, Wet Or Dry / Clower Takes A Trip / Judgment In The Sky / Green Persimmon Wine / Ole Highball / The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth / Newgene Ledbetter / The Last Piece Of Chicken / A Double Fire Place / Little Red
1973 LP 12" MCA MCA-317 (US) CLOWER POWER - Second Down And Goal To Go / Ole Brumey Wasn't Runnin' A Coon / Public School Music Class Learns A Song / I'm That Country / Marcel Says No School Today / Peanut Boilin Was Required / Life At Route Four - Liberty Mississippi / How To Back Into Show Business / Three Footballs In A Game Ain't Fair / All About Clovis Ledbetter / Marcel Wins A Bet / Ole Timey Ice Box / Uncle Virsi Ledbetter / Brother Sonny Goes To Church / My Mama Made Biscuits / Flying Jenny / King Solomon Said / Signaling For A Fair Catch / Little Katy Learns A Lesson / What Christmas Means To Me
1974 LP 12" MCA MCA-417 (US) COUNTRY HAM - She Coon Of Women's Lib / Panama Limited / Time We Played Clemson / Marcel Is In Trouble / Mr. Duval Scott / Home In The Country / U.S. Exports / Ole Slantface / New Fad / My Pet Peeve / Marcel's Invasion / Young People Of Today / All Right / New Bull / In High Cotton / Be Yourself
1975 LP 12" MCA MCA-486 (US) LIVE IN PICAYUNE - Live In Picayune / Physical Examination / The Plumber / Bird Huntin' At Uncle Versies' / Marcel's Snuff / The Tarzan Movie / Rattlesnake Round-Up / Aunt Penny Douglas / A Box For Clovis / Marcel Ledbetter / Moving Company / The Coon Huntin' Monkey / Marcel's Old Goose / Uncle Versie's Horse / The Chain / Marcel's Hair Growing Secret / Hot Apple Pie / Soppin' Molasses / Newgene's 4-H Trip / What's His Number / Counterfeiters / You're Fixin' To Mess Up
1976 LP 12" MCA MCA-2205 (US) THE AMBASSADOR OF GOODWILL - Titus Plummeritis / Writing In My Bible / Warm Water Heater / Tough Nut / Clovis And Beck / The Wise Man / Dig A Dug Well / Marcel Goes Quail Huntin' / It Coulda Been A Lot Worse / Wanna Buy A Possum ? / The Headless Man / Flying To The Opry / A Nickels Worth Of Cheese / Marcel's Brother Goes To Jail / Runnin' The Coon / Uncle Versie Sees The Ocean / Mr. Jake Ledbetter / The Clumsy Mule / The Pet Squirrel / The I Live In
1977 LP 12" MCA MCA-2281 (US) JERRY CLOWER ON THE ROAD - Airport Goodbyes / The Hot Hotel / Uncle Versie's Trail / Rats In The Corn Crib / Clovis Gets A Job / Mr. Duvall Scott's Chicken / Steel Marbles / Tar Baby / Deep Water Baptist / Stealing Teacakes / My First Banana / Hitler On The Front Porch / Fifteen Yard Penalty / Cutworm Smith / Newgene And The Lion / My Katy Burns
1977 LP 12" WORD WST-8737 (US) AIN'T GOD GOOD! - Ain't God Good! / Ain't God Good! (Concluded)
1978 LP 12" MCA MCA-3062 (US) LIVE FROM THE STAGE OF THE GRAND OLE OPRY ! - Opening / My First Tuxedo / Marcel And The City Fella / The New Chandelier / The Furniture Disease / Clovis Goes To Court / Resort Hotel / Bunkum Vote / The Burning Building / Claude And The Game Warden / Funeral Procession / Marcel's Plantation / Boiled Okra / Why Can't Johnny Read / The Johnson Grass / Marcel And The Armadillo / Sittin' Up With The Dead
1979 LP 12" MCA MCA-3162 (US) JERRY CLOWER'S GREATEST HITS - A Coon Huntin' Story / Marcel Ledbetter Moving Company / The New Chandelier / The She Coon Of Women's Lib / Newgene And The Lion / The Resort Hotel / Wanna Buy A Possum? / Steel Marbles /
Marcel's Talkin' Chain Saw / A New Bull / The Burning Building / Bird Huntin' At Uncle Versies' / The Coon Huntin' Monkey / Claude And The Game Warden / The Chauffeur And The Professor / Sittin' Up With The Dead     
1980 LP 12" MCA MCA-3247 (US) THE LEDBETTER OLYMPICS - Udell And Ole Skeets / Foot Races, Shot Put, And Concessions / Fox Hunt / Swimming Event / Ike And Mike Contest / Do You Love America? / Marcel's Dream / Uncle Versie And The Gambler / Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? / Is Anybody Up There? / Apple Pie And Coffee / Real Love
1980 LP 12" TEE VEE TV-1053 (US) THE BEST OF  JERRY CLOWER - Runaway Truck / Marcell And The Truck Driver / Feudin' Stars / The Grassers / Grits / Uncle Versie Saves The Day / Tater Rides The Moped / The Chauffer And The Professor / Top Gum / Rules According To Clower / Broad Bottoms / Horizontal Hitchhiker / Fox 12...over / Marines Are Tough / Our First Banana / Catahoula Cur Dog / U.S.S. Bennington
1981 LP 12" MCA MCA-5215 (US) MORE GOOD 'UNS - Maddest Man I Ever Saw / Dog And The Bear / Holding Pattern / Coon Huntin' With A Wheel Barrow / Fish And The Edsel / Inventory / Computer Pilot / Dove Huntin' / Mr. Doogah / Hi-Ball And The Coon / Christian Bear / Southern Humor / Hitch Hiker / Clovis' Suit / Two Burnt Ears / Wealthy Texan / You're On My List
1982 LP 12" MCA MCA-5321 (US) DOGS I HAVE KNOWN - Freckles / Mike / Little Dogs And Big Dogs / Brummie And The Okra / Nicki / The Newgene Lying Ledbetter / Ole Highball / Ol' Blue / The Magic Wand / The L. Su. Clock / Employment Office / Loyalty / The Go Gitter / Justice For All
1983 LP 12" MCA MCA-5422 (US) JERRY CLOWER LIVE AT CLEBURNE, TEXAS - Letter From Home / Wooden Leg / Slop! / Coon On De Log / Azlee And Clovis / Udell And The Reverend / Definition Of A Cow / Tater Rides The Moped / Turnip Greens / Patch Of Peas / Who's The Boss / Zeal / Gathering Votes / The Last Day Of School / Attitude
1984 LP 12" MCA MCA-5491 (US) STARKE RAVING ! - I Love Small Towns / Green Eye Lids / Room 411 / Big City Vocabulary / God's Gonna Take Care of Me / Joggers / My Friend Chief Hill / Word Processing / Uncle Versie's Bond / Bill's Vacation / My Grandson Jayree / The Blessing Of Giving / How To Order Wine / Crack, W.L. And Rover / Snook's Prey / Owen Cooper Said
1984 LP 12" MCA MCA-37247 (US) JERRY CLOVER'S GREATEST HITS - Coon Huntin' Story / Marcel Ledbetter Moving Company / New Chandelier / She Coon Of Women's Lib / Newgene And The Lion / Resort Hotel / Wanna Buy A Possum / Steel Marbles / Marcel's Talkin' Chain Saw / New Bull / Burning Building / Bird Huntin' At Uncle Versies' / Coon Huntin' Monkey / Claude And The Game Warden / Chauffeur And The Professor / Sittin' Up With The Dead
1986 LP 12" MCA MCA-5773 (US) RUNAWAY TRUCK - The Trucker And The Lady / Marcel, The Truck Driver / Feudin' Stars / The Pulpit Commitee / Peanuts / John Dunn / The Preacher's Water / Two Mean Brothers / The Grassers / How to Tell Time / Runaway Truck / The Baptizing / Negativism / Procto / Sonny And Rambo / Temperance Meeting / A Positive Attitude / Clowerisims / Coon Huntin' On TV / Shake It Off
1987 LP 12" MCA MCA-42034 (US) TOP GUM - Top Gum / Write It Down! / Two Bit Savings Account / Rules According To Clower / Marcel's Dirty Dozen / Uncle Versie Saves The Day / Fat And Dainty / Broad Bottoms / Horizontal Hitchhiker / Big Mama At The Opry / Grits / Plu-Sha / The Cows In The Corn / School Lunch / Do I Believe?
1989 LP 12" MCA MCA-42304 (US) LET THERE BE LIGHT - (LIVE) - Introduction / Let There Be Light / The Dead Cat / Double First Cousin / The New Baby / Salesman At The Funeral / The Deacon's Son / Bilingual Dog / Peg Leg / My New House / The Devil / Ox Pullin' Contest / Cholesterol / Clovis The Constable / They Comin' Back / Squirrel Huntin' / Civil War / State Loyalty / Wesley Trees The T.V. / Organized Sports / Lay Still
1993 CD MCA MCAD-10878 (US) STORIES TOLD FUNNY - The Ledbetter Salvage Co. / Freckles / The Little Kitty Cat / The Son's Name Was... / Obeying The Law / The Scales / Government Aid / Royal / Cigars / Close Together / Deposit Thirty Cents Please / Fist Fight Champion / The Faithfulness Of God / Oink Wilson / Pickin' On The Baptist / Family Feud / Marcell Goes To Court / The Ferocious Bulldog / Ham Sandwich / Self Centered / Examples Of A Red Neck / Wishing / If I Was President / Visiting / A Merry Heart           
1994 CD MCA MCAD-10595 (US) SIDEWINDER - Glory Hole / Eatin' Possum / Prayer / Hunting / The Smartest Man / Doe Day / Coon Hide / Feedin' The Preacher / The Biggest Crawfish / Skid Row / Gourd Dipper / The Dead Man / The Pickup Of My Dreams / The Privy / The Lost Old Man / Preaching / Our Work Book / 50th Anniversary / Light Bread / Blood Lines / The Cool Spot / Opposed To Smoking
08/1994 CD MCA MCAD-11053 (US) JERRY JOINS THE NAVY - Highball-The Greatest Coon Dog What Ever Lived / Counseling / My Pastor And The Policeman / My Tight Old Uncle / Misplaced / Converted / Hearing Aid / Examination / Coach Tater Ledbetter / Newgene's Taxes / Wreckless Driver / Class Picture / Nudist / Repair Man / A Belly Full / Canned Gravy / Cobb Street Cat / Udell's Rat Killin' / Long Distance / Musical Monkey / Janitor / Mad Dog / Heart / Jerry Joins The Navy 
08/1995 CD MCA MCAD-11323 (US) FISH 'N FROGS, HAWGS & DAWGS - Intro / Perch Jerker / Fishin' On The Mississippi / Fishin' Structure / Speakin' Of Fishin' / Circus Comes To Liberty / Temporary Lion Handler / Uncle Denny / The Lawyer And The Cow / Buzzard Eggs / Real Dude / Shoes / World's Runnin' Backards' / Teacakes / Axe / Big Eyed, Beautiful / Politically Correct / Birth-Um       
05/1997 CD MCA MCAD-11476 (US) LIVE AT DOLLYWOOD - Intro / Miss Flossie Ledbetter / Marcel For Congress / Big Red Goat / Seein' Eye Dog / Odell's Puzzle / Big Time Fishin' / Brother Lucky / Part Time Vet / Do You Want Some Soup? / Have We Lost Our Mind? / World's Largest Bull / Third Grade / Best Friend / Revival At East Fork / Honor Your Father & Your Mother / Arletha Hogue / One Way Streets / Never Give Up
10/1998 CD MCA MCAD-70042 (US) PEACHES AND POSSUMS - Peaches And Possums / Idiotic Lawsuits / My Buddy From Texas / Speaking German / Words We Don't Need / Bird Dog Hunt Off / Spotlight / Do You Believe / Deacon's Last Words / We're Tired / Better Than Hi Ball / My Mri / Grandpa Jones / Porter / My Box / Big Fish / Squirrel Huntin' / Sick Mule / Laughter Cures All
09/1999 CD MCA 21126 (US) MORE CLOWER POWER - Room 411 / Ole Highball / Marcel's Dream / Baseball Umpire / My Pet Peeve / Snook's Prey / Marcel Ledbetter Moving Company / Crack, W.L. And Rover / Mr. Doogah / Ole Slantface
09/1999 CD MCA 21127 (US) GREAT MOMENTS WITH JERRY CLOWER - Marcel Is In Trouble / Mr. Duval Scott / Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Going? / Holding Pattern / The Fish And The Edsel / The Dog And The Bear / A Coon Huntin' Story / Foot Races, Shot Put, And Concessions / The Ike And Mike Contest / Udell And Ole Skeets
09/1999 CD MCA 21128 (US) LEGENDARY CLOWER - Apple Pie And Coffee / Uncle Versie And The Gambler / The Wealthy Texan / Second Down And Goal To Go / Ole Brumey Wasn't Runnin' A Coon / Real Love / You're On My List / The Maddest Man I Ever Saw / The She Coon Of Women's Lib / The Time We Played Clemson
03/2005 2 CD MADACY 51073 (US) ULTIMATE COLLECTION :
CD 1 : Maddest Man I Ever Saw / Dog And The Bear / Holding Pattern / Coon Huntin' With A Wheel Barrow / Fish And The Edsel / Inventory / Computer Pilot / Dove Huntin' / Mr. Doogah / H-Ball And The Coon / Christian Bear / Southern Humor / Hitch Hiker / Clovis' Suit / Two Burnt Ears / Wealthy Texan / You're On My List
CD 2 : She Coon Of Women's Lib / Panama Limited / Time We Played Clemson / Marcel Is In Trouble / Mr. Duval Scott / Home In The Country / U.S. Exports / Ole Slantface / New Fad / My Pet Peeve / Marcel's Invasion / Young People Of Today / All Right / New Bull / In High Cotton / Be Yourself
05/2006 2 CD MCA 0006437 (US) CLASSIC CLOWER POWER :
CD 1 : Southern Humor / The Young People Of Today / How To Back Into Show Business / Room 411 / A Coon Huntin' Story / The She Coon Of Women's Lib / The Maddest Man I Ever Saw / My Pet Peeve / All About Clovis Ledbetter / Ole Slantface / Bird Huntin' At Uncle Versie's / Marcel Ledbetter Moving Company / Wanna Buy A Possum? / Seein' Eye Dog / Crack, W.L. And Rover / A New Bull / Second Down And Goal To Go / Brother Sonny Goes To Church / Where Will You Be When You Get Where You're Goin' / The New Fad / The Resort Hotel
CD 2 : I Love Small Towns / Apple Pie And Coffee / Examples Of A Red Neck / I'm That Country / The Headless Man / Knock Him Out John / Mr. Jake Ledbetter / Marcel's Talkin' Chain Saw / Who's The Boss / The Hot Hotel / You're On My List / Feudin' Stars / Clovis Gets A Job / Deep Water Baptist / Physical Examination / If I Was President / The Trucker And The Lady / Marcel The Truck Driver / The Last Day Of School / Steel Marbles / The Graduate Returns / Uncle Versie's Bond / Coon Huntin' An TV / Wooden Leg / You're Fixin' To Mess Up
09/2008 3 CD MADACY 54055 (US) COLLECTOR'S EDITION :
CD 1 : Second Down And Goal To Go / Ile Brumey Wasn't Runnin' A Coon / The Public School Music Class Learns A Song / I'm That Country / Marcel Says No School Today / Peanut Boilin' Was Required / Life At Route Four-Liberty Mississippi / How To Back Into Show Business / Three Footballs In A Game Ain't Fair / All About Clovis Ledbetter / Marcel Wins A Bet / The Ole Timey Ice Box / Uncle Virsi Ledbetter / Brother Sonny Goes To Church / My Mama Made Biscuits / The Flying Jenny / King Solomon Said / Signaling For A Fair Catch / Little Katy Learns A Lesson / What Christmas Means To Me
CD 2 : The She Coon Of Women's Lib / Panama Limited / The Time We Played Clemson / Marcel Is In Trouble / Mr. Duval Scott / Home In The Country / U.S. Exports / Ole Slantface / The New Fad / My Pet Peeve / Marcel's Invasion / The Young People Of Today / All Right / A New Bull / In High Cotton / Be Yourself
CD 3 : The Maddest Man I Ever Saw / The Dog And The Bear / Holding Pattern / Huntin' With A Wheel Barrow / The Fish And The Edsel / The Inventory / Computer Pilot / Dove Huntin' / Mr. Doogah / Hi-Ball And The Coon / The Christian Bear / Southern Humor / The Hitch Hiker / Clovis' Suit / Two Burnt Ears / The Wealthy Texan / You're On My List
09/2008 3 CD MADACY 54056 (US) JERRY CLOWER :
CD 1 : Second Down And Goal To Go / Ile Brumey Wasn't Runnin' A Coon / The Public School Music Class Learns A Song / I'm That Country / Marcel Says No School Today / Peanut Boilin' Was Required / Life At Route Four-Liberty Mississippi / How To Back Into Show Business / Three Footballs In A Game Ain't Fair / All About Clovis Ledbetter / Marcel Wins A Bet / The Ole Timey Ice Box / Uncle Virsi Ledbetter / Brother Sonny Goes To Church / My Mama Made Biscuits / The Flying Jenny / King Solomon Said / Signaling For A Fair Catch / Little Katy Learns A Lesson / What Christmas Means To Me
CD 2 : The She Coon Of Women's Lib / Panama Limited / The Time We Played Clemson / Marcel Is In Trouble / Mr. Duval Scott / Home In The Country / U.S. Exports / Ole Slantface / The New Fad / My Pet Peeve / Marcel's Invasion / The Young People Of Today / All Right / A New Bull / In High Cotton / Be Yourself
CD 3 : The Maddest Man I Ever Saw / The Dog And The Bear / Holding Pattern / Huntin' With A Wheel Barrow / The Fish And The Edsel / The Inventory / Computer Pilot / Dove Huntin' / Mr. Doogah / Hi-Ball And The Coon / The Christian Bear / Southern Humor / The Hitch Hiker / Clovis' Suit / Two Burnt Ears / The Wealthy Texan / You're On My List
01/2011 CD MCA 15096 (US) ICON - Southern Humor / Examples Of A Redneck / Grits / Idiotic Lawsuits / Squirrel Huntin' / A Coon Huntin' Story / Do You Want Some Soup? / Marines Are Tough / You're On My List / Uncle Versie And The Gambler / Marcel's Talkin' Chain Saw / World's Largest Bull / Seein' Eye Dog / The Deacon's Last Words / My MRI / The Last Day Of School

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