A funny song recorded by Jean Shepard and Ray Pillow. These two recorded an album together from which the hit single, “I’ll Take the Dog” acts out how the dog saved a couple’s marriage. Shepard had one of her biggest hits later the same year with “Many Happy Hangovers to You.” The duo never recorded together again, and Pillow never found the same level of commercial success.
“Mr. Do It Yourself” is about a handyman who can’t get things right, and features some fun sound effects.
Jean Shepard passed away two years ago, at which time she was the longest-living member of the Grand Ole Opry. Her legendary career in country music was recounted in her 2015 biography Down Through the Years.
Ray Pillow is eighty years old and still singing. He released a CD on his own label last year which is available through his website but we couldn’t get it to load this morning (here).