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Dave Gardner - Best Of Dave Gardner 1964

On: Thursday, July 2, 2009

Dave Gardner
David Gardner
aka Brother Dave Gardner
Jackson, Tennessee USA
Jun 11 1926 - Sep 22 1983 age 57

If you've never heard any of Gardner's early recordings, you'll find the highlights on this edited compilation album. Popular routines are repeated, including "motorcycle accident," "LC and the Governor's car," "the hainted house," and "the two cows." The album lacks the natural flow of Gardner's live performances, but it's a great reminder of some of his funniest bits.
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Dave Gardner was born in Jackson, Tennessee, on June 11, 1926. His first inclination to show business came at thirteen, when he started studying drums. By the time he was sixteen, he won second place in the Gene Krupa Drum Contest in New Orleans – but at that point his stage career was interrupted by a two-year hitch in the Navy. Back in civilian life, Gardner entered Union University at Jackson, then switched to Terry Art Institute in Miami, where he earned money outside school hours playing drums in local combos.
But both art school and drum playing were soon forgotten when Gardner discovered that he could earn more money and get more out of an audience simply by standing up and talking. Pretty soon, he was appearing in supper clubs and night spots all over the south – and wherever he went he left his audiences weak with laughter. Unsatisfied, however, with purely regional appeal, Dave managed a booking on the Jack Paar Show. Twenty-odd appearances later, he was firmly established as a national institution.  Source: Chicago Sunday Tribune

01 Observations On Yankees
02 The Haunted House Story
03 The Governor's Chauffeur
04 Boostin' Hub Caps
05 Tomato Plants And FDR
06 The Country Cow And The City Cow
07 The Preacher And The Drunk
08 The Motorcycle Story
09 The Spoon Story
10 Chicken Every Sunday
11 The Promoter Story
12 The Rolls Royce Ride
13 Observations On American Indians
14 The Chicago Numbers Story


Stand-up with a Southern bent & not PC at all! Plus Music
Thanks Dr Forrest's Cheeze Factory!
His other albums on this blog are "tagged" at the bottom of this post
Live In Concert Volume 1 1983 (VIDEO)
Live In Concert Volume 2 1983 (VIDEO)
Coward At The Alamo b/w You Are My Love (45) 1960
Hop Along Rock b/w All By Myself (45) 1958


1 comments on "Dave Gardner - Best Of Dave Gardner 1964"

Anonymous said...

More Brother Dave would be lovely - thanks for this one!

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