The Geezinslaw Brothers

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The Geezinslaw Brothers
Geezinslaw Brothers 1968.JPG
The team in 1968.
Background information
Also known asThe Geezinslaws
OriginAustin, Texas, USA
GenresCountry
Years active1963–2005
LabelsCapitol, Lone Star, Step One
Past members

Sammy Allred
DeWayne Smith/Dr. Ron Teofan/Jody "Slick" Meredith

Bill "Wichita" Wise
 
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The Geezinslaw Brothers
Geezinslaw Brothers 1968.JPG
The team in 1968.
Background information
Also known asThe Geezinslaws
OriginAustin, Texas, USA
GenresCountry
Years active1963–2005
LabelsCapitol, Lone Star, Step One
Past members

Sammy Allred
DeWayne Smith/Dr. Ron Teofan/Jody "Slick" Meredith

Bill "Wichita" Wise

The Geezinslaw Brothers, also known as The Geezinslaws, is an Austin, Texas-based country music comedy duo consisting of Sammy Allred and Dewayne "Son" Smith. They have been performing for more than 50 years and released numerous recordings over a 40+ year span from 1963 to 2005.

The group started as The Geezinslaw Brothers in the 1950s. They once opened for Elvis Presley and were regulars on the Louisiana Hayride radio show.[1]

In 1961, Arthur Godfrey invited them on his show, giving the duo their big break. They landed a record deal with Columbia Records and released their debut album The Kooky World of the Geezinslaw Brothers in 1963. They moved to New York City and changed record labels to Capitol Records, where they recorded four more albums between 1966 and 1969.[2] The duo made the country Top 100 three times during their stint with Capitol, but never cracked the Top 40.[3]

The Geezinslaw Brothers made guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and Jackie Gleason Show and toured with Roger Miller and Perry Como. They became regulars on Ralph Emery's radio program Pop! Goes the Country. In 1986, they appeared on Nashville Now, another show hosted by Ralph Emery.[1]

The Geezinslaw Brothers released only one album each decade in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1979, they released an album for Willie Nelson's Short Lived Lone Star Label titled "If You Think I'm Crazy Now..." In 1989, the band, now calling themselves just The Geezinslaws, released a self-titled album on the Step One label.

In 1993, the group received the National Association of Record Merchandisers "Indie Best Seller Award" for their recording, Feelin' Good, Gittin' Up, Gittin' Down. This album also gave them their first chart single in over two decades with "Help, I"m White and I Can't Get Down."

The group has appeared on Austin City Limits three times.[4] The Austin Music Awards inducted The Geezinslaws into its Hall of Fame for 2005.

The Geezinslaws latest release, Eclectic Horsemen (2005), has guest performances by Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman and Kelly Willis.

Sammy Allred also worked in radio on and off for over forty years, much of the time as a radio personality on KVET in Austin. He is a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and won the Country Music Association Personality of the Year Award in 2006 and 2007 and the Billboard Personality of the Year Award in 1971 and 1997.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearAlbumUS CountryLabel
1963The Kooky World of the Geezinslaw BrothersColumbia
1966Can You Believe...The Geezinslaw Brothers!33Capitol
1967My Dirty Lowdown Rotten Cotton-Pickin' Little Darlin'36
1968The Geezinslaw Brothers & "Chubby"29
1969The Geesinslaws Are Alive (And Well)
1979If You Think I'm Crazy Now...Lonestar
1989The GeezinslawsStep One
1990World Tour
1992Feelin' Good, Gittin' Up, Gittin' Down
1994Wish I Had a Job to Shove
1996Blah, Blah, Blah
2005Eclectic HorsemenThe Geezinslaws

Singles[edit]

YearSingleUS CountryAlbum
1966"You Wouldn't Put the Shuck on Me"66Can You Believe…The Geezinslaw Brothers!
1967"Change of Wife"57My Dirty, Lowdown, Rotten, Cotton-Pickin' Little Darlin'
"Chubby (Please Take Your Love to Town)"48The Geezinslaw Brothers & "Chubby"
1992"Help, I'm White and I Can't Get Down"56Feelin' Good, Gittin' Up, Gittin' Down

Music videos[edit]

YearVideoDirector
1992"Help, I'm White and I Can't Get Down"Greg Crutcher

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