Any more Uncles?


In addition to “Me & My Uncle”, the Dead also recorded “Uncle John’s Band” of course, and Zoot Money covered the Daylighters’ “Uncle Willie”.

Way back, there’s also The Dixie Dewdrop:


Any more?


Author: pompeypop

University lecturer, longtime local musician and recently historian of popular music - especially in and around Portsmouth. My blog is entirely about that topic

15 thoughts on “Any more Uncles?

  1. Are you Kidding? Uncle Meat!!

  2. Sometimes I receive email messages that people liked a post and this morning it was Jimmy the Mook. Thanks Jimmy – and of course I recalled immediately Uncle Meat!

  3. All very interesting, but don’t forget the Grandmas and Great Aunts!

  4. Good Morning world…..
    Blimey , where did this come from ?????? I’m throwing my contributions, in led by ‘sister’ Allen’s suggestions , and from 1967………………………………………Moby Grape……Hey Grandma + from around 78/79
    Funkadelic………Uncle Jam Wants You

    “Keep Dancing”!!!!!

  5. Well i cant quite figure this out………………….I had this nagging urge to google Great Aunt Ira…………
    Seems i was close , cos i did find a young lady from Canada thus ” Great Aunt Ira ” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HsDV3o2Vu8

    • Thank you, this is delightful music! A coincidence too, because Dave and I had an Aunty Susan. Susan was actually her middle name – her first name was Ida but she hated it!

  6. Just found Bo Diddley’s “Look at Grandma” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_g09hIGepnQ

  7. ‘My Uncle’……….Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman song off the Flying Burrito Brothers debut. About draft dodging!

  8. Did the legend that is Bo Diddley record a song called Uncle John in his early days ??? or perhaps I should exit this post before it takes over the rest of the day !!!!!!

  9. Carol Grimes was the vocalist in the most underrated band Uncle Dog. There’s a Paul Kossoff guitar solo on this track that is die for . And he did….. RIP, Paul. Free at last… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOejUVRBTp4

  10. Then there’s Paul mcCartney’s “Uncle Albert”, which was released on the “Ram” album —- here’e a demo version!!!1

  11. And who can possibly forget the wonderful Pompey band Uncle Barney’s Atomic Wobblers? They were brilliant, incredibly funny and totally irreverent. I lost my copy of “Swimming With Mr Fairclough” – their meisterwerk (I think it only came out on tape). If anyone has a copy they could kindly copy for me I’d be forever in their debt! Two of ’em became Raymond & Mr Timpkins and did well on the comedy circuit.

  12. I can admit that I haven’t forgotten them.

    I’d never heard of them in the first place …

  13. From Nathan Barley

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