Jerry Clower’s clean, country humor gets proper representation on this well-assembled Greatest Hits, a collection that, since its release in 1994, has launched many a hunting season with some down home laughs. All of Clower’s most colorful characters are here, including Uncle Versie (the king of bird huntin’) Marcel Ledbetter (the king of schemes), and Claude Ledbetter (the king of catching fish). These hilarious, slowly winding stories of growing up in Mississippi are the Southern counterparts to Bill Cosby’s stories of growing up in the city, and just like Bill’s work, Jerry's work is best experienced in its original form. Check Clower’s early releases to hear these bits in the best context, but to be bitten by the bug, check Greatest Hits. You’ll soon know why he’s been dubbed “The Mouth of the Mighty Mississip’”.
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AllMusic Review by David Jeffries