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Jethro Burns

Kenneth Charles "Jethro" Burns (March 10, 1920 – February 4, 1989) was an American mandolinist and one-half of the comedy duo Homer and Jethro with Henry D. "Homer" Haynes.

Birth and Death Data: Born March 10th, 1920 (Georgia), Died February 4th, 1989 (Evanston)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: mandolin, vocalist, guitar, leader, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-056526 10-in. 10/11/1940 When it's tooth pickin' time in False Teeth Valley The Pine Ridge Boys Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars songwriter  
Victor E0VB-3317 10-in. 1/18/1950 Second-hand heart Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3318 10-in. 1/18/1950 Headin' home to old Kentucky Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3319 10-in. 1/18/1950 I'm a lonesome man Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3320 10-in. 1/18/1950 Tormented Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3325 10-in. 1/18/1950 I said my nightshirt (and put on my pray'rs) June Carter Cash ; Homer and Jethro Female vocal solo, with male vocal duet, string band, and comic dialog vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3326chi 10-in. 1/18/1950 (Put another nickel in) Music! Music! Music! June Carter Cash ; Homer and Jethro Mixed vocal trio, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3833 10-in. 3/2/1950 Green as grass Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3834 10-in. 3/2/1950 Choc'late ice cream cone Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3835 10-in. 3/2/1950 My dolly has a broken heart Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3836 10-in. 3/2/1950 I wanna sit Rosalie Allen ; Black River Riders Female vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3841 10-in. 3/3/1950 Rubber knuckle Sam Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3842 10-in. 3/3/1950 Memories of wedding bells Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3843 10-in. 3/3/1950 Jaw, jaw, yap, yap, yap! Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-3844 10-in. 3/3/1950 It hurts me to see you with somebody else Panhandle Punchers ; Texas Jim Robertson Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-4550 10-in. 10/19/1950 Disc jockey's nightmare Homer and Jethro Male vocal duet, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin, songwriter  
Victor E0VB-4551 10-in. 10/19/1950 Oh babe! Homer and Jethro Male vocal duet, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E0VB-4552 10-in. 10/19/1950 That Texas land Homer and Jethro Male vocal duet, with string band vocalist, instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E1VB-0374 10" 1/28/1951 So long no. 2 Homer and Jethro Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist  
Victor E1VB-0375 10" 1/28/1951 I'm movin' on no. 2 Homer and Jethro Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin, vocalist, songwriter  
Victor E1VB-0484 10" 3/19/1951 Don't tell me goodbye Dolph Hewitt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor E1VB-0485 10" 3/19/1951 Tear drops on the roses Dolph Hewitt Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor D9VB-0856 10-in. 2/2/1949 My home is the dust of the road Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor D9VB-0857 10-in. 2/2/1949 You can't pick a rose in December Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
Victor D9VB-0858 10-in. 2/2/1949 You're next door to heaven (when you're in Tennessee) Ernie Lee ; Southerners (Ernie Lee) Male vocal solo, with string band instrumentalist, mandolin  
(Results 1-25 of 72 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Burns, Jethro," accessed November 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107023.

Burns, Jethro. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107023.

"Burns, Jethro." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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