The little known Homer Chambers had a few 45s out in the south in the 60s and 70s. It’s quite possible that he came from Georgia as the majority of his 45s were cut there, the first few for the Columbus based Tomahawk label. The pick of his sides for the label were the dance tune “Greyhound”, another of those “Do The” titles that never caught on, and the slower funky Hotel Lonelyville which features a fine horn section which I really like – can’t get enough of that baritone sax!
At the turn of the 70s Homer was in Baton Rouge trying again for a dance hit with “Do The Firebird” but despite the relentless funk it didn’t sell. The flip was an easy paced country soul tune called “It’s Too Soon To Tell”. A couple of years later he was back in Georgia cutting for Jesse Boone’s Soul-Po-Tion concern. A fine version of Arthur Alexander’s “Go On Home” was preceded by what I regard as his premier track. See Me Cry was a very tasty slab of country soul with all the right ingredients – a strong song in the 12/8 time structure, a well arranged rhythm section, some female background harmonies and Chambers singing with conviction and a nod towards the doyen of the genre’s singers Percy Sledge.
As HOMER & CURTIS
How could I refuse her / Greyhound ~ TOMAHAWK 118 (1967?)
As “CUZZIN’” HOMER CHAMBERS
A burning love / Hotel Lonelyville ~ TOMAHAWAK 138 (1967/8?)
As HOMER CHAMBERS
Greyhound / Hotel Lonelyville ~ TOMAHAWK 150 (1968/9)
Do the firebird / It’s too soon to tell ~ GOLDEN 109 (1969/70)
See me cry / Inst ~ SOUL-PO-TION 124 (1973/4)
Go on home / Pt 2 ~ SOUL-PO-TION 133 (1974)