Barefoot Jerry – Watching TV/You Can’t Get Off With Your Shoes On

Album (Brief) | Retroworld | By Allan Wilkinson | Stars: 3/5

The third and fourth albums by Nashville-based country rockers from the mid 1970s, reissued in one package. Barefoot Jerry has become the pseudonym of multi-instrumentalist Wayne Moss, as exemplified in his appearance in the landmark country outlaw film documentary Heartworn Highways (1976), although the name was originally applied to Moss’s ever changing band in the early 1970s. The two albums represented here demonstrate the band’s versatility as top Nashville session musicians, with such material as their impressive signature workout “Two Mile Pike”, the Arabian themed “Ali Babba”, a suitably stomping take on Little Richard’s “Lucille” and especially for Lord of the Rings aficionados, the highly sentimental synth-led “Hero Frodo”.