Homer Sherrill

Homer "Pappy" Lee Sherrill (March 23, 1915, Sherrills Ford, North Carolina - November 30, 2001) was an American Old Time and Bluegrass fiddler.

Pappy received his first fiddle, a tin model from Sears and Roebuck, at the age of seven. His first professional performance was in 1928 at Radio Station WSOC in Gastonia, North Carolina. In 1934 Pappy was performing for the Crazy Water Barn Dance on Charlotte, North Carolina's WBT radio station. It was while playing for Crazy Water Crystals that Pappy joined The Blue Sky Boys at station WWNC in Asheville, NC and later The Crazy Blue Ridge Hillbillies at station WGST in Atlanta, Ga. There, he met his wife and formed another band named The Smiling Rangers and moved back to Raleigh, NC at WPTF and then to Danville, VA for station WBTM.

In October 1939 Pappy joined the WIS Hillbillies. This introduced Pappy to Dewitt "Snuffy" Jenkins and began a musical friendship that would endure throughout their lifetime. In 1948 Byron Parker, "The Hired Hand", died. To honor the memory of their dear friend the WIS Hillbillies underwent a name change and became The Hired Hands. The Hired Hands became a veritable force in the country music scene in South Carolina and in 1954 they appeared on WIS-TV's very first day of broadcast. There, the group conducted a television show, "Carolina in the Morning."

Birth and Death Data: Born March 23rd, 1915 (Sherrills Ford)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1936 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, baritone vocal, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-102808 10-in. 6/22/1936 Uncle Noah's ark Blue Ridge Hill Billies Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-102809 10-in. 6/22/1936 Why don't you come back to me? Blue Ridge Hill Billies Male vocal solo, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-102810 10-in. 6/22/1936 That three point two Blue Ridge Hill Billies Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-102811 10-in. 6/22/1936 Think of me thinking of you Blue Ridge Hill Billies Male vocal solo, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-102812 10-in. 6/22/1936 Blue eyes Blue Ridge Hill Billies Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-102813 10-in. 6/22/1936 When I was a boy from the mountains Blue Ridge Hill Billies Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-102814 10-in. 6/22/1936 Lonesome Blue Ridge Hill Billies Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-102815 10-in. 6/22/1936 I love you best of all Blue Ridge Hill Billies Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02530 10-in. 10/12/1936 They said my Lord was a devil Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02531 10-in. 10/12/1936 Won't somebody pal with me? Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris ; Homer Sherrill Male vocal trio, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-02532 10-in. 10/12/1936 Hop along Peter Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris ; Homer Sherrill Male vocal trio, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-02533 10-in. 10/12/1936 Just one way to the pearly gates Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris ; Homer Sherrill Male vocal trio, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-02534 10-in. 10/12/1936 Dear Daddy, you're gone Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris ; Homer Sherrill Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02535 10-in. 10/12/1936 Been foolin' me, baby Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris ; Homer Sherrill Male vocal trio, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-02536 10-in. 10/12/1936 I'll be a friend of Jesus Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris ; Homer Sherrill Male vocal trio, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, violin, vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-02537 10-in. 10/12/1936 Cowboy's pony in heaven Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris Male vocal duet, with violin, guitar, and banjo instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-02548 10-in. 10/12/1936 The good southern soda Wade Mainer ; Zeke Morris ; Homer Sherrill Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars and violin vocalist, baritone vocal  
Victor BS-018737 10-in. 1/26/1938 Understand it better bye and bye Wiley, Zeke and Homer Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-018738 10-in. 1/26/1938 Answer to "Blue eyes" Wiley, Zeke and Homer Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-018739 10-in. 1/26/1938 Someone to love you when you're old Wiley, Zeke and Homer Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-018740 10-in. 1/26/1938 I will never turn back Wiley, Zeke and Homer Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-018741 10-in. 1/26/1938 Greenback dollar—part 3 Wiley, Zeke and Homer Male vocal duet, with violin, mandolin, and guitar instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-018742 10-in. 1/26/1938 It is love Wiley, Zeke and Homer Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-018743 10-in. 1/26/1938 Under the old Kentucky moon Wiley, Zeke and Homer Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
Victor BS-018744 10-in. 1/26/1938 The Eastern Gate Wiley, Zeke and Homer Male vocal duet, with violin and 2 guitars instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sherrill, Homer," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107892.

Sherrill, Homer. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107892.

"Sherrill, Homer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107892

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