I’m Nothing (no label ARP 8149) 1971?
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).
I have not acquired this album yet.
|Song #||Song Title||Time|
|1-4||Abraham, Martin, And John|
|1-5||Leaving On A Jet Plane|
|1-6||One Tin Soldier|
|2-3||Oh Happy Day|
|2-4||One Little Candle|
|2-5||Tramp On The Street|