The Hombres Biography

Formed in Memphis in 1966, the Hombres - Gary Wayne McEwen (guitar), B.B. Cunningham (organ) the brother of Bill Cunningham of the Box Tops, Jerry Lee Masters (bass) and John Will Hunter (d. 1976; drums) - originally served as a touring version of Ronny And The Daytonas, whose leader, John ‘Bucky’ Wilkin, did not like to tour. While in Houston, the group met Shelby Singleton who introduced them to producer Huey P. Meaux, who agreed to record them. They wrote ‘Let It Out (Let It All Hang Out)’, a rambling, funky shuffle, on the way to the session. Lyrically patterned after Bob Dylan’s ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’, the single was issued on Verve/Forecast the following year and rose to number 12 in the US charts. The band had no further hits.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Popular Music by Colin Larkin. Licensed from Muze.