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Charley Weaver - Charley Weaver's Letters From Mama 1968

On: Monday, August 22, 2016

Charley Weaver
Clifford Charles Arquette
aka Charley Weaver
aka Charlie Weaver
Dec 27 1905 - Sep 23 1974 age 68
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"Sometimes his jokes are old, and I live in the constant fear that the audience will beat him to the punch line, but they never have. And I suspect that if they ever do, he will rewrite the ending on the spot. I would not like to say that all his jokes are old, although some have been found carved in stone. What I want to say is that in a free-for-all ad lib session, Charley Weaver has and will beat the fastest gun alive." ~ Jack Paar


01 Mama's Surfboard
02 Elsie Krak Joins The Lonely Hearts
03 Grandpa Ogg's Hair Restorer
04 Dining With Wallace Swine

05 Gomar Cool And His Barbecue
06 Bertie Rod And Leonard Box Elope
07 Long Haired Papa
08 Leonard Box Tells All





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Let's Play Trains 1960
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Betty Walker - Love And Laughter 1960

Betty Walker
Edith Seeman
Aug 07 1928 – Jul 26 1982 age 53
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Aunt Lena & Her Entire Family Circle, Everyone Knows An Aunt Lena 1979
Guess Who Is Getting Married (45)
Betty Walker - Hum Hum Hum (45)



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Charlie Weaver - Charlie Weaver Sings For His People 1959

Charley Weaver
Clifford Charles Arquette
aka Charley Weaver
aka Charlie Weaver
Dec 27 1905 - Sep 23 1974 age 68
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01 Just Got A Letter From Mama
02 On The Boardwalk Of Snyder's Swamp
03 Fight For Sub Normal You
04 Gomar, Come Out Of That Sewer
05 Who'll Sign The Pardon For Wallace Swine
06 The Irish In Mt. Idy

07 These Are My People
08 It's Cumquat Time In Mt. Idy
09 Mt. Idy Lullaby
10 They're Draining Snyder's Swamp In The Morning
11 Xmas In Mt. Idy
12 Happy New Year, Happy New Year (Come To The Party, Do)






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Dick Davy - You're A Long Way From Home Whitey 1966

On: Sunday, August 21, 2016

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..The m.c., smooth-talking and confident but less than precise in his choice of words, announced: "The Apollo would like to take great pleasure in presenting a wonderful guy. You wouldn't exactly call him a comedian. He is more of a news-carrier, a news analysis, you might call him. He came all the way from Arkansas and he has no intention of going back there. He's a very shy guy, so don't you frighten him. Here he is -- the Arkansas Fellow Traveler, DICK DAVY."
...Out of the wings ambled a six foot, two inches, sandy-haired white man, wearing a flannel shirt, chino trousers, and the high-top brown boots commonly called clodhoppers up North, "Sunday-best" boots in the rural Southwest. Carrying a high stool in one hand, scratching his head with the other, he was accompanied across the stage by friendly laughter. After perching atop the high stool, he scratched his head some more, took a wad of chewing gum out of his mouth, and stuck it to the side of the microphone.
"Howdy...I used to 'how' y' all,' but I don't say that no more. In Arkansas, 'how' y' all' just a way a greetin', but I found out up here it's just a way to a beatin'. I was backstage there, waitin' to come out here, and this fella come up and give me a shove and say, 'Get out there, Whitey, they either gonna love you or lynch you.'"...He scratched his head, and looked around the theatre. "This sure is a nice place you got here. Make a nice bar. Or a nice church. That's what Harlem needs...another church."
"When I got up here from Arkansas on one of them dog buses, I couldn't get no job except doin' demonstrations, and that don't pay so good, so I came up here to 125th Street, to the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Fella there, he say, 'You musta took some wrong fork in the road, son.' I told him I needed a job. He say he never hear of a white red cap before, but I told him I needed a job real bad, so he said, 'Tell you what I'm gonna do, Whitey. I'm gonna make you a case of token integration.'"
So that's where he was at -- the audience shoved their buttocks down into their seats and relaxed completely. He belonged to them. They would have killed anyone threatening a hair on his head. During the next 18 minutes while Davy talked about the Klan, Vietnam, civil rights, draft-card burning, the FBI, voter registration, and public accommodations, the audience never wandered in its attention. "You tell 'em, boy." "Go 'head, boy." "You tell 'em what it's like, boy."
Although the material differs act-to-act, Davy always ends with the same words: "I try to help out with civil rights all I can, not 'cause I like you all so much" (here the audience always laughs and so does Davy), "but 'cause everybody always gets a turn at bossing everybody else, and I figure it be the colored folks' turn next. And when the time comes, I just wants y' all to remember me kindly."
...Davy, a University of Arkansas graduate and a teacher in New York City's detention centers and "600" schools for the past seven years, was saying that the change coming for Negroes is just a small part of the total change necessary. One Negro in the audience had said to his date, "If white folks ever hear what he really sayin they gonna lynch him."
Later, coming around the corner from the stage door, Davy and his companions bumped into Big Bobby Bland and Jackie Wilson. They told Davy how much they enjoyed his act and that they would like him with their shows sometime in the future. Davy, now a Villager, appeared on the December 8 Merv Griffin television show, and now faces his first tour of white-tourist-trade nightclubs in the Midwest...  ~www.villagevoice.com

01 Apollo Theatre Opening 2:34
02 Greyhound Bus 8:44
03 Non-Violence 3:03
04 New York Blackout 6:35
05 Things Is Getting Better 6:46
06 New York Signs 7:42




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Dick Davy - Stronger Than Dirt 1967

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Dick Davy Says:
WAR: "There's so many colored soldiers over there, the Vietcong must think the United States is part of Africa. They all ground soldiers, though. Air Force don't let 'em fly no bombers, scared they might head straight for Memphis."
Civil rights: "Down South they tryin' to get voters registered. I know one fella finally got inside the court house last year. They threw him a ball-point pen and a piece of wax paper. 'Write your name, boy.' They handed him a Chinese newspaper. 'What's it say, boy? It say: I ain't gonna vote this year.'"
HUAC investigation of the Klan: "The HUAC investigatin' the Klan is like Bobby Baker investigatin' Billy Sol Estes."
KLAN: "Vietcong should get some white sheets and hoods, burn some crosses. Then when we capture them, we give 'em a nice friendly trial, and let 'em go."
FBI: "American Legion say colored folk proud to fight for their country. Shoot, they just figure they got a better chance against the Cong than the Klan. At least ain't nobody tell' 'em to lay down their guns and trust to the FBI."Peace demonstrations: "People are mad at these protesters not 'cause of what they believe in so much as what they march in. Trouble is that once you teach folks how to take baths and march in step and shoot guns, well, then if they still don't like their government, you don't have no more protest, you liable to have a revolution."
Current status of Negroes: "Colored folks is doin' better. I seen this colored girl in Playboy...in that center flap you pay your 75 cents for. White Citizens Council demanding equal time. They want Mr. Faubus to be Aunt Jemima for a month. Not too long ago, Sidney Poitier got an Academy Award for his convincing portrayal of a Negro."
William Buckley, Jr.: "...a white nationalist running on the po-lice ticket."
Muhammad Speaks: I buy that paper every week, and every week I see that fella in the pretty hat, and he seem whiter and whiter. If he get any whiter, they put him on the cover of Ebony."
Watts Riot: "It was supposed to be in San Francisco, but you can't have no good riot uphill. Newspapers called it senseless violence. That wasn't it at all. All these poor folks hearin' 'bout the War on Poverty, so they enlisted -- burn down the buildings with rats in them, break into the stores that been cheatin' them, shoot at the cops that's always beatin' on them. Then the government sends in the army, and these poor folks hold up their hands and surrender. So now the government got to rehabilitate them, just like we done the Germans and the Japanese."
Public accommodations: "During the black-out people was beggin' storekeepers to stay open. Mothers sayin' they got no milk for their babies, no beer for the fathers. Storekeepers was sayin', 'I don't care, I'm gonna close up my store.' People sayin', 'My children ain't got no food,' 'I don't care. It's my store, and I'm gonna close it up. Go away.' Overnight, 20 million white folks found out the meaning of public accommodations."



01 Whitey on Whitey 4:27
02 Los Angeles 1967 4:32
03 Political Scene 5:11
04 Color 4:28
05 Pills 7:30
06 Birds 6:04
07 Cities 3:06
08 Soul 3:19



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Bill Carty - Carty Party 1962

On: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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Spinning in "a world of his own" after "Blasting Off" is his first StereOddities album, the nimble-minded comic of the Gold Coast invites you and your friends to join him by launching a "Carty Party". What a blast! In this laugh-soaked encore, Bill keeps you soaring with an exciting change of pace as he explodes a barrage of gags and then bursts into brilliant song. No subject, from politics to paternity (including of course, [sic] possible to hear the fine, natural qualities of his own singing voice during every performance as a respite from laughter. He obliges us here with some brilliant renditions of beautiful tunes arranged and scored by Lon Norman and backed by a full, lush orchestra. The total effect is an outstanding evening's entertainment by a top-notch talent who always leaves 'em laughing. He'll panic your party and if you want more of Bill Carty, write and tell us. We'll try to snare him again on his next orbit. ~Liner notes

01 Side 1
02 Side 2

Songs: Till, Love Letters, You've Changed, Just Friends




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Bill Carty - Blasts Off! 1961

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"Bill was a very, very funny guy. Bill was a drinker. And I think, maybe, when he was at his peak at drinking he was his funniest. He was just as Irish as can be. I don't know why his record didn't take off more. Maybe because he was a visual comic, like a Jerry Lewis in his prime or Victor Borge. Very funny guy, but I think he got at loggerheads with Fletcher - because he only wanted to do that one record. He thought he could make enough money off that to retire for the rest of his life. I don't know. He worked at a place down here called The Space Satellite Motel. That was the room he worked. It was a large  circular bar and he was propped up in the middle of it. It was little more than a half moon. He would work the room and there were tables beyond that. Thing about Fort Lauderdale, it had just the greatest designers. Las Vegas stole everything from [Miami Beach] and Fort Lauderdale when it came to building cocktail lounges." ~Woody Woodbury interview, told to Kliph Nesteroff, ClassicShowbizBlog

01 Moonlight Orbit
02 Bluelight Orbit





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Clarence Loos - Turn Clarence Loos 1960s-1970s

On: Monday, August 15, 2016

Clarence Loos
aka Clarence Crazy Loos
USA
~1927 - May 25 2012 age 85
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Clarence Loos, a baggy-pants vaudeville comedian who appeared onstage alongside the Three Stooges, the Andrews Sisters, Mickey Rooney and Sammy Davis Jr., died May 25 in Las Vegas. He was 85.
Loos was a clown in an old-fashioned sense of the word, using pantomime and exaggerated body movements, corny one-liners and outrageous costumes. He was known for the pranks he pulled at his Cincinnati-area nightclub but also played clubs across the country and once in Japan, leading a variety of troupes over the years.
Loos toured with comedian-director Will B Able’s well-reviewed “Baggy Pants,” which revived comedy routines of the past. It was highlighted in an HBO special.
According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, comedian Soupy Sales once described Loos as the “funniest man I’ve ever known. I stole half my act from him.”
He is survived by his wife, two stepsons and three stepdaughters. ~Variety 2012
  

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02 Side 2 20:45




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 I Call It Love (45)
Somebody Else Is Taking My Place (45)
Phone Call From God Part 1 & 2 1975




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