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Justin Wilson - Wilsonville US And A 1962

On: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Justin Wilson
Justin E. Wilson
Apr 24 1914 - Sep 05 2001 age 87(2001-09-05)(1914-04-24) -

01 What a Cajun Is
02 Duck Hunter's Guide
03 The Moonshine Story
04 Mean Old Truant Officer
05 Drunk Driver And The Preacher
06 Sample Carring Preacher
07 Cajun Scientist

08 Judgment Day;
09 One More Month To Hunt Duck
10 Little Boy On The Elevator
11 Bear Hunter
12 A Stretching Ordeal
13 Apprentice Carpenter
14 Volunteer Paratrooper

Project Records 8003

Instructions For Manly Men

On: Monday, February 27, 2012

Early today I was at the supermarket and I came across an attractive lady browsing the donut table. Since I am always flirting and never miss an opportunity to show I am a twit wit, I pulled out my best pick-up lines thus:

1 - Oh, I wanted that one... (when she reached for a box of donuts.)
  •     failed (but I got a smile)
2 - at the deli counter I took a ticket, waiting to be served. The count was at 21 and I pulled ticket #82 since ticket dispenser was not in use. She reached to get a ticket, I said "Here, you can have mine..."
  •      failed (she said that was generous of me, I said "#82, I'm just kidding...)
3 - we bumped shopping carts turning a corner, and I said "you know, 3 times and we are automatically friends. Or maybe you heard that I won $20,000,000 in the lottery and you are stalking me."
  •       epic fail. Nervous smile.
After that, a staff member followed me though the store until I finished shopping, and out to my car. I think he wrote down my license plate number.
Well I guess being a funny guy can be taken two ways. Ha-Ha funny or Ewweew funny.
(This is a true story. At one time these lines would have worked. Now that I have gotten old, fat, wrinkled, old and fat, and... OK, I have a bad memory too, none of this crap works any more. Shit, I don't remember if it ever did. Damn. Any help would be appreciated.) COMMENT BELOW.

Christine Nelson - Did'ja Come To Play Cards Or To Talk 1966

Christine Nelson
Roslyn Passilia
aka Mrs. Louis Quinn
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Apr 20 1926 - Aug 15 1988 age 62
Official Site

Christine Nelson was a singer and comedian who was featured as Katie Jones on "The Ray Bolger Show" in the 1954-55 television season. Over the years she performed with Milton Berle and Joey Bishop on their TV shows and on the old "Hollywood Palace" variety program. Source LA Times
Comedienne Christine Nelson is a short-haired beauty who does a little comedy then bursts into a really great old-fashioned vaudeville number, "I'm a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride."
She's by no means a stripper, but burlesque had several standard components that rarely varied, & the "talking woman" was one of the requisit standards. Very rarely as with burlesque superstar Rose la Rose the stripper had a talking woman act, but in most cases the talking woman was a comic or a comic foil to the emcee or the baggy-pants clown. Christine, however, is much more an authentic stand-up comic than usually required of the talking-woman.
She seems like someone who cut her teeth in the Borsch belt or did Yiddish theater before the war. Christine had a minor acting career in series television through the 1960s. I rather liked her old-fashioned stand-up routine, consisting largely of one-liners strung together as a sort of a story: "If all brides are beautiful how come there are so many ugly wives?" or "He put his head on my shoulder. Up until then I didn't know it came off." 
Source: weirdwildrealm

01 Sarah Jackman
02 Don't Leave The Table
03 Marvin
04 Dr. Moe
05 Beauty Shop
06 Pokeracci
07 Did'Ja Come To Play Cards Or To Talk?
08 Driving Test
09 Hollywood Party
10 Should A Girl Get Married
11 How Did I Do
12 Gripes

Reprise R 6209

Parody Songs
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Today In Comedy Ketchup

On: Friday, February 24, 2012

That's "Today In Comedy Catch-Up"! Each link will open in a new window.

February 11 Saturday
February 12 Sunday
February 13 Monday
February 14 Tuesday
February 15 Wednesday
February 16 Thursday
February 17 Friday 
February 18 Saturday 
February 19 Sunday 
February 20 Monday
February 21 Tuesday
February 22 Wednesday
February 23 Thursday
February 24 Friday

Sorry for the delay! I had to stop on the way home and gather up a box of kittens that were loose on the expressway next to their dead momma cat, then feed them and find them homes. Yeah, that's true you dumb shit.

Headline: Radical Girl Scouts Out To Destroy American Family Values

On: Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"(Bob) Morris (Indiana) alleged that the Girl Scouts of America and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts "have entered into a close strategic affiliation with Planned Parenthood," which he claimed is trying to "sexualiz(e) young girls through the Girl Scouts."
Even worse, he wrote, only three of the 50 role models promoted by the Girl Scouts have even "a briefly-mentioned religious background." "All the rest are feminists, lesbians, or Communists..." And there's more, read the full story before your next meal!
VS-UC editorial:
Jeez, where do I begin? How did this person get elected without a clause requiring that he continue medication or suffer a recall? Are these the wishes and desires of his constituents? 
In a related story, the representative from the colorfully named sister city Dodge Reason, Indiana, Independent Party rep Sly Douche (the French pronunciation) stood firm behind his brother representative, confirming that the Boy Scout organization is, in fact, run by aliens, "the kind from another world", he said, adding quickly that he did not want to offend traditional good 'ole "foreign invaders" from places like Mexico and, say, Guam. His quote: "them there alien Boy Scout leaders are, by definition, godless since they were not created by the Big Guy himself, who is not a fan of mixing cultures, lesbians and commies - and yes, that's in the O-riginal bible." 
He went on to say that he and Bob Morris will form a partnership against the Girl and Boy Scouts, using the catchphrase "But That Ain't Right!" and hope that  other "But Buddies" join them in their righteous cause. 

That's Representative Bob Morris, a Republican representing Fort Wayne.

Excuse Me, Can You Give Me Directions To Vaudeville?

On: Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Take that first left on your right and drive until you pass the sign that is about 3 miles past the last sign before the first big oak tree (you can't miss it), until you are out of state. Then go back one mile to the trailer park near the burned-out street light (its gotta be night time of course), unless you get out of the car and its windy 'cause the pole sways, that's a dead giveaway that you are close. Stop the first Jewish person you see and ask him where to go, he will definitely know the rest of the way."
When I was a kid I thought vaudeville was a place, a town, somewhere in the Poconos, the Catskills, or New York for sure. And it had a big stage.But now, I stand corrected. And Wikipedia has done it for me. 
The origin of the term is obscure, but is often explained as being derived from the expression voix de ville, or "voice of the city." Another plausible etymology finds origins in the French Vau de Vire, a valley in Normandy noted for its style of satirical songs with topical themes. The term vaudeville, referring specifically to North American variety entertainment, came into common usage after 1871 with the formation of Sargent's Great Vaudeville Company of Louisville, Kentucky. It had little, if anything, to do with the Com├ędie en vaudeville of the French theatre. 
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Who Said THAT?

On: Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bullwinkle: "Eenie Meenie, Chili Beanie, The Spirits Are About To Speak...."
Rocky: Are They Friendly Spirits?
Bullwinkle: Friendly? Just Listen!

Why it was Bullwinkle speaking to Rocky (Rocket J Squirrel)!  And I kind of looked forward to commercials because this was the segue they used to get to them.

By The Way: Wasn't Bullwinkle talking about farting? Read it again, grownups...

Survey Results

We got 122 answers to our survey question, which asked readers to describe themselves by answering the question "I Am...".

A professional comedian32%
An amateur/rising comedian
A comedy album collector3932%
A collector but rarely listen to albums32%
Interested in research material1916%
A frequent listener of comedy albums4638%
A casual/rare visitor to this blog11%

We currently have about 280 readers with access to this blog, and given that more than one answer could be chosen we can guesstimate that as many as  half responded to the survey. The smarter half, I might add. The funnier half. The handsomer and more beautiful half. The... oh, you get the idea. Next survey - take it! - and include yourself among the smarter/funnier/better looking half.
How will these results be used? 
Clearly, the largest share of responses came from those who listen to and collect albums, with another healthy chunk interested in research material. So the posted material seems to meet your expectations, and I will continue with the current mix.
And I'm pleased that another nice chunk of responses came from professional and amateur comedians; it would be nice to hear if they are looking for something that is missing from this blog, since they provide that which is the source of our addiction, "funny stuff." So let's hear from you! Oh, I forgot, comedians are the shy type, they have nothing to say about anything! So I guess I won't hear from any of you IN THE COMMENT AREA BELOW.

Richard Pryor - Anthology 1968 - 1992 2002

On: Friday, February 17, 2012

Richard Pryor
Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor
Peoria, Illinois, USA
Dec 01 1940 – Dec 10 2005 age 65

Rhino's 2002 release The Anthology: 1968-1992 is essentially the highlights from their seminal 2000 box set, And It's Deep Too!, which contained the complete recordings (more or less) of Richard Pryor, the greatest comedian of his time and one of the great cultural forces of the 20th century. Since this is a clear case of recycling, it could be argued by some curmudgeons that there simply isn't a point behind this release, since it was all reissued. They're wrong, of course, since this not only does an excellent job of rounding up much of the greatest and best-known of his classic albums, but it provides a succinct, welcoming introduction to a large body of work -- something that simply couldn't be said about the lavish box set, no matter how great it is. Here, on the course of two discs (whose selections lean heavily on the breakthrough That Nigger's Crazy and Wanted/Richard Pryor Live in Concert), neophytes get a needed crash course in Pryor, not only through the great material, but with a terrific essay from Walter Mosley (originally published in the box), plus a nice introduction from Reggie Collins and Steve Pokorny that gently (and deservedly) plugs the larger set. If you have that set, you don't need this, but if you're curious, start here and don't be surprised if you invest in And It's Deep Too! not long afterward.  Source: AllMusic

01 Super Nigger 3:15
02 Prison Play 9:10
03 Nigger With a Seizure 5:24
04 Have Your Ass Home by 11:00 2:30
05 Black and White Life Styles 3:42
06 Exorcist 1:53
07 Niggers Vs. The Police 1:41
08 Wino Dealing With Dracula 2:06
09 Wino and Junkie 7:05
10 Mudbone (Intro) 5:42
11 Mudbine - Little Feets 11:45
12 When Your Woman Leave You 6:27
13 Cocaine 4:08
14 Acid 4:53
15 Bicentennial Prayer 6:38
16 Bicentennial Nigger 2:24
17 New Year's Eve 3:50
18 Discipline 7:57
19 Heart Attacks 8:08
20 Monkeys 4:03
21 Being Sensitive 7:52
22 Africa 10:30
23 Freebase 8:12
24 Hospital 10:14
25 I Like Women 6:20
26 MS 10:36

Rhino 78-405

Jackie Martling - What Did You Expect 1979

On: Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jackie Martling
John Coger Martling, Jr.
Mineola, New York, on Long Island, USA
Feb 14 1948 -

A longtime fixture of radio's Howard Stern Show, comedian Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling was born and raised on Long Island, NY, earning a degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 1971. He initially pursued a career in rock & roll with his college band the Pillowcayse, and after relocating to Denver, CO, in 1973, he formed a new group, the Off-Hours Rockers; however, Martling always harbored a love for comedy, and was famed among his friends for a seemingly inexhaustible supply of jokes. After the band dissolved in 1978, he began working comic bits into his solo musical act, eventually trying out his stand-up routine on open-mike night at New York City's Catch a Rising Star. He continued polishing his craft in small clubs, and in 1979 issued his debut LP, What Did You Expect? Martling released two more albums, 1980's Goin' Ape! and 1981's Normal People Are People You Don't Know That Well, sending all three records to then-unknown New York radio personality Howard Stern. By 1986, he was a full-time member of Stern's show, later becoming the program's head writer. Despite call-in listeners' regular admonition "Eff Jackie!," Martling enjoyed sufficient popularity to issue a series of new comedy records, among them Sgt. Pecker, Hot Dogs & Donuts, Snart, and The Very Best of Jackie Martling's Talking Joke Book Cassettes, Vol. 1, and maintained a steady schedule of live dates as well. Source: itunes

01  Lipstick on My Dipstick
02  The Saran Wrap Stomp
03  If You Knew Suzie Like I Knew Suzie
04  Legs Are A Girl's Best Friend
05  I Laid My Peach on the Beach and Got Sand in the Fuzz
06  You Can Pick Your Nose and You can Pick Your Friends
07  I've Grown Accustomed to My Fist
08  The Ballad of the Dated Divorcee
09  She Can't Wrestle
10  The Enlisted Bed Wetter's Waltz

Off Hour Rockers OHR-JM-9/12/79


Redd Foxx - Bare Facts 1976

On: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Redd Foxx
John Elroy Sanford
St. Louis, Missouri USA
Dec 09 1922 – Oct 11 1991 age 68

Redd Foxx was the son of Fred (an electrician) and Mary (a domestic worker and radio preacher; maiden name, Carson) Sanford; married Evelyn Killibrew (divorced, 1951); married Betty Jean Harris, 1955 (divorced, 1974); married Yun Chi Chung (divorced); married Kaho Cho, 1991; children: Debraca (stepdaughter).
He began his career in various musical groups, including the Bon-Bons, 1939-1941; performed as comedian in nightclubs and on recordings, 1941-1991; performed with Slappy White, 1947-1951. Television series included Sanford and Son, 1972-1977; The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour , 1977-1978; Sanford, 1980-1981; The Redd Foxx Show, 1986, The Royal Family, 1991.   Source:

Recorded Live at the Redd Foxx Club, La Cienga Boulevard, Hollywood, California.

01 Side 1
02 Side 2

Birchmount – BM 790, Quality Records Ltd. – BM 790

Lord Buckley - So You Thought Hip Was New, Ivar Concert Feb 12 1959

On: Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lord Buckley
Richard Myrle Buckley
Apr 05 1906 - Nov 12 1960 age 54

Hip Poet and american monologist, Lord Buckley very much enjoyed smoking marijuana. He wrote reports of his first experiences with LSD, under the supervision of Dr. Oscar Janiger, and of his trip in a United States Air Force jet.
In October 1960 he was scheduled to play club dates and do another Ed Sullivan show in New York, but his New York City Cabaret Card was seized, purportedly because of a 1941 arrest for cannabis possession. Such cards were necessary to appear in nightclubs and were often withheld for political reasons, and as a way to solicit payoffs. Without the card he was unable to perform. He attempted to get the card reinstated and more than three dozen major figures in the entertainment and arts world showed up for a hearing on the matter. Buckley died at Columbus Hospital. A hearing held two days after his death turned into a raucous confrontation between Police Commissioner Stephen Kennedy and Buckley's friends and supporters, including Quincy Jones, George Plimpton, Norman Mailer and Norman Podhoretz. The scandal of Buckley's death, attributed at least in part to his loss of the card, led to the removal of Kennedy and the abolition of the cabaret card system. Source: FamousFriendsOf Canabis

01 Supermarket
02 Horses Mouth
03 My Own Railroad
04 Hipsters Flipsters
05 God's Own Drunk
06 Murder
07 Let It Down
08 Subconscious Mind
09 The Black Cross
10 Lions
11 The Nazz
12 The Gasser
13 Maharaja
14 The Bad Rapping Of The Marquis De Sade

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Hip Spoken Word

Hugo & Luigi - Let's Play Strike ~1963

On: Monday, February 13, 2012

Hugo E. Peretti
Dec 6 1916 - May 1 1986 age 69
Official Site

Luigi Creatore
Dec 21 1921 - 
Official Site

Hugo & Luigi were an American record producing team, made up of songwriters and producers Luigi Creatore and Hugo Peretti, who shared an office in New York's Brill Building. Besides their working relationship, the two were cousins.
First coming to attention with singles released on Mercury Records in the mid-1950s, they went on to produce Perry Como, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke and other artists for RCA Victor, including the hit records "Twistin' The Night Away", "Another Saturday Night", "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by The Tokens, the Isley Brothers's classic "Shout", and Little Peggy March's "I Will Follow Him". They co-wrote Presley's hit "Can't Help Falling in Love", with George David Weiss. They also produced albums by Della Reese including The Classic Della, a collection of pop songs based on classical themes and Waltz With Me, Della, a collection of popular songs in 3/4 time. Their track, "La Plume de Ma Tante" reached #29 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1959.
Hugo & Luigi were also onetime co-owners of Roulette Records. Songs composed by the duo were often credited to "Mark Markwell", and records they produced carried their distinct logo. While at Roulette Hugo and Luigi did a series of Beautiful Music recordings of "Cascading Voices" and later "Cascading Strings."
After founding Avco Records and producing artists such as The Stylistics in the 1970s, Hugo & Luigi launched a new label, H&L Records, which they ran until they retired, at the end of the decade.  Source: Wikipedia

01 Introduction
02 Interview (Mike Quill) 3:12
03 The Governor (Nelson Rockerfeller) 2:10
04 The Bike (Robert Kennedy) 3:00
05 Miss Subways (Mike Quill) 2:40
06 The Game (Mike Quill & John Lindsay) 3:38

07 Our Ex-Mayor (Robert Wagner) 2:36
08 Interview (Mike Quill)
09 Our Mayor (John Lindsay) 3:42
10 Burlesque (Mike Quill) 3:00
11 The Control Room (Mike Quill) 1:112 The Phone Call (Mike Quill) 3:38

Roulette R-506
Sound bites paired with different, funny questions.


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