08 July 2012

What The Hell Are JODY Songs?

According to the Urban Dictionary,  
a "Jody" is a generalized term meaning: any man who stays home while everyone else goes to war. He gets to enjoy all the things the Marines are missing, more specifically the Marine's girlfriend back at home while the Marine is away on active duty. The reason that they're called Jody specifically dates back to black soldiers in WWII. They took a character from old blues songs named Joe the Grinder (or Joe D. Grinder) who would steal the ladies of inmates and soldiers, and clipped his name to Jody. That's why they say, "Jody's back home, fucking your girlfriend."

You can find a pile of Jody songs to sample at WFMU 

The Originator :: Mr. Johnny Taylor

The Master Jody :: The late Mr. Marvin Sease.

And also...

And while this ain't a Jody song you need to know about Ms. Jody

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