I’m Nothing (no label ARP 8149) 1971?

 

 

 

 

 

Morris, Homer - I'm Nothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A plain red cover greets you with simple black type stating “Homer”. Above that, the humble title I’m Nothing. It seems as though Homer Morris’ home-made record is almost crying out for insignificance. With his sleepy droning low—register vocals, rudimentary acoustic backing, murky recording quality and agenda of common cover songs, many might agree that Homer is indeed nothing. Okay, so it’s not quite the loner/edge folk sound, but there’s still some simple lowly crude local dude—at-the—coffee-house—singing-the—standards appeal in it. Mix of spiritual and popular titles, examples being ‘Get Together’, ‘Oh Happy Day’, ‘Good News’, ‘Hymn’, ‘Abraham, Martin & John’, ‘One Tin Soldier’, ‘Tramp On The Street’, etc. Also a stoned hound-dog—esque cover of ‘Blue’ (“I had a dog and his name was Blue, betcha five dollars he’s a good dog, too”). Seems to be a pre—Airbom label release. In fact the accompanying musicians are the same as on Ron Moore’s Wilmore (Ron Moore – bass, tambourine; Doug Southworth — organ, bass; Roger Hughes – drums), plus it’s also from Wilmore, Kentucky. Good company for all those Ed Kilbourne, Light Company and Martin label albums. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homer Morris - I'm (Bck)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have not acquired this album yet.

 

Tracks:

 

Song #Song TitleTime
1-1Get Together
1-2Broomstick Cowboy
1-3Blue
1-4Abraham, Martin, And John
1-5Leaving On A Jet Plane
1-6One Tin Soldier
2-1Good News
2-2Hymn
2-3Oh Happy Day
2-4One Little Candle
2-5Tramp On The Street
2-6I’m Nothing

 

 

 

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