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Jerry Clower - An Officer And A Ledbetter 1987

On: Friday, October 26, 2012

Jerry Clower
Howard Gerald Clower
Liberty, Mississippi USA
Sep 28 1926 – Aug 24 1998 age 71

By 1995, three of his comedy albums had been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He graduated from Mississippi State University where he studied agriculture and played football and served in the U.S. Navy in WW2 as a radio operator on board the U.S.S. Bennington CV-20.
Many of his stories center around the Ledbetter family, most of which feature his best friend, Marcel Ledbetter.
His first album, named "Jerry Clower from Yazoo City Talkin'", sold over 8,000 copies without being advertised. He started out as a fertilizer salesman for Mississippi Chemical Company, and became a member of The Grand Ole Opry in 1973. Jerry Clower Blvd in Yazoo City, Mississippi is named in his honor. He
received the national 4­H Alumni Gold Key Award at ceremonies in Chicago, Illinois in 1976. Jerry was a deacon and a lay minister in the First Baptist Church, of Yazoo City Mississippi.

01 Fox 12... Over
02 Marines Are Tough
03 The Marine Recruiter
04 Our First Banana
05 Camp Perry
06 The Civil War
07 Marcel's Courtmarshial
08 Christmas Dinner
09 Rat Killings
10 Catahoula Cur Dog
11 What's That Smell?
12 Uncle Casie at the Opera
13 We Was So Poor
14 Painting the Porch
15 Baseball Umpire
16 New Teeth
17 U. S. O.
18 U. S. S. Bennington

Country Storytellin' Humor
His other albums on this blog are "tagged" at the bottom of this post
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 2
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 4
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 5
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 11
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 12
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 14
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume16
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume17
Classic Clower 1988
Spend An Hour With Clower 1993
Live Volume 1 VIDEO 1990
Live Volume 2 VIDEO 1990
On Stage With Jerry Clower VIDEO 1993
Clower Power VIDEO 2006
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 2
Collector's Edition 2008
Icon 2011
Ultimate Collection


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