U.S. Army-Jody (mp3)
The military use of jody was introduced to the U.S. Army by African-American soldiers. Jody is a clipping of the name of Joe the Grinder, a slightly older character in jazz and blues mythology.
Joe the Grinder is the name of mythical ladies man in blues tunes who seduces the wives and sweethearts of prisoners and soldiers. He’s also known as Joe De Grinder and Joe D. Grinder. The term dates to at least 1939. Grinder is from an old slang verb, to grind, meaning to copulate.
More Jody after the jump!
Bonus tracks for the ladies:
There's also "G.I. Fever" by Mercy Dee Walton and Joe Williams Jr's "Don't Let Me Catch You Jody". Are there more Jody songs? Is anyone still recording "Jody" songs for the current war?