|When I was about ten years old (67 now) I
used to listen
Tennessee Jed radio show. The program would start
with the sound of
a rifle shot and the pwang-whee of a ricochet,
the voice of his
sidekick which was sort of like the Tom Mix side
kind of an
old-geezery voice, would say, "Got 'im,
Another thing I remember was that Tennessee
with this bad guy named Dalton. Oh, he was BAD!!!
would make some
threat or promise of badness to come, and
"Mebbe so, and mebbe no......Dalton!"
And you just KNEW that whatever Dalton had
be rightfully thwarted
by good old Tennessee and his accurate rifle
Memory of Tennessee Jed popped into my head
at work someone
happened to say, "Maybe so, maybe not."
said slowly with a deep
voice and a southeastern twang, "Mebbe so, and
Yes, I got a few strange looks. Everyone working
me is younger.
So I decided to do a google search on the web and
I would love to hear some old clips of T-Jed
this is all I
can offer to help you for now.
And here's more from
of the show.
The announcer for the show was Cort Benson and
played the intro and bridges to the tip top
were The Harpers.
Bear in mind that harmonica groups were very
big in those
The Tip Top commercials on the show that I
their Hand Kneeded Dough,
which they claimed was infinitely better than the
process. Cannot visualize workers
massaging lumps of dough in a modern mass
type of assembly line.
What always puzzled me was the fact that Jed
extolled as a squirrel rifle expert shot
who could drill the eye out of a gnat at five
yards yet after the celebrated intro every day,"There he goes
tennessee, (ricochet) got him deayad
announcer would state it was time for Tennessee with his
great horse smokey and the two deadliest SIXGUNS
He was played by Johnny Thomas and Don