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Ivor Cutler - An Elpee And Two Epees 1959-1961 2005 (Scotland)

On: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ivor Cutler
Birth name
Glasgow, Scotland
  Jan 15 1923 - Mar 03 2006 age 83

Ivor Cutler's very earliest work was very hard to find in the decades after it was first issued. This compilation does an exemplary job of restoring it to wide availability, its 28 tracks combining everything from the 1961 LP Who Tore Your Trousers?, the 1959 EP Ivor Cutler of Y'Hup, and the 1961 EP Get Away from the Wall. Cutler's material would become more outrageously surreal on later recordings, perhaps, but these efforts are very much in step with the style for which he's beloved. With almost equal doses of spoken word and warbly singing with harmonium, these pieces take gentle pokes that subtly transform everyday experiences into something nearly surreal. It might be too gentle and subtle for those who like their comedy brash, or for Americans not attuned to his very British brand of humor. Still, it's easy to hear elements that the likes of the Bonzo Dog Band and Monty Python would take to more vivid (and more internationally accessible) extremes. And if it's not often laugh-out-loud funny, or too musically diverse, there's plenty of weird wordplay to generate amusement, such as his ode to a "Muscular Tree" and "Stick Out Your Chest," whose exhortative lyrics are totally undercut by Cutler's knowingly silly tone. - AMG
Ivor Cutler plays "11 musical instruments including the harmonium, guitar, recorder, bamboo flute and 6 pianos". He has written 38 songs that might be described as a combination of Franz Kafka and the Goons.

   Ivor Cutler Of Y'Hup (1959)
01 Here's A Health To Simon 1:30
02 Size 9½ 2:57
03 Pickle Your Knees 2:02
04 Mary Is A Cow 1:30
05 Gravity Begins At Home 2:22
06 A Cowpuncher And A Bird 1:21
07 The Boo-Boo Bird 3:54

   Who Tore Your Trousers? (1961)
08 Steady Job 3:15
09 The Obliging Fairy 0:53
10 First Love 4:48
11 Who Tore Your Trousers James 2:23
12 Are You Alright Jack 3:55
13 A Red Flower 2:28
14 Do You Ever Feel Lonely 1:14
15 A Warning To The Flies 1:28
16 Grass Seed 2:24
17 The Market Place 2:52
18 A Tooth Song 1:29
19 Egg Meat 3:24
20 Muscular Tree 2:28
21 The Handymen 4:01
22 Sh Chi 2:51

   Get Away From The Wall (1961)
23 Stick Out Your Chest 0:45
24 Turkish Bath Play 3:49
25 There's A Turtle In My Soup 3:11
26 Gruts For Tea 2:34
27 Get Away From The Wall 2:00
28 The Tureen 2:33

Decca – 982 660-6

Jonathan Winters - Jonathan Winters Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963

On: Monday, October 29, 2012

Jonathan Winters
Jonathan Harshman Winters III
Nov 11 1925 - Apr 11 2013 age 87

Jonathan's 6th LP on the Verve label.
The recordings contained in this album were previously released on the following Verve albums: V6-15009 (The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters), V-15011 (Down To Earth), V6-15025 (Here's Jonathan), V-15032 (Another Day Another World), and V-15035 (Humor Seen Through the Eyes of Jonathan Winters).

01 Oldest Airline Stewardess--Maude Frickert 6:12
02 Moby Dick & Captain Arnold 4:30
03 Football Game 3:23
04 Chief Running Fox 2:36
05 Hip Robin Hood 6:02
06 Marine Corps 7:09
07 Used Pet Shop 2:51
08 Great White Hunter 4:24
09 My School Days 2:10
10 Prison Scene 5:14

Verve LP V 15041
Thanks Harry Speakup & PCThunderfoot!

Isaac Air Freight - Snooze, Ya Looze 1981

On: Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dave Toole, Dan Rupple.  Larry Watt replaced by Mitch Teemley
Birth name
Official Site

If there's one thing better than a comedy recording from the early 80's, it's a Christian comedy recording from the early 80's. These guys are wild! Their hilarious send-up of Leave it to Beaver called "Leave it to Squirrellie" is a riot! Eddie sure doesn't want Beaver–I mean Squirrellie–to paint the church! But hey, what else is he going to do when he isn't busy praying for Wally?
In the game show spoof "People Say the Darndest Things," they accuse contestants of taking the lord's name in vain during private moments and then read Bible verses telling them how they've gone against god. Luckily, by repenting, they can wipe their slate clean! Phew, that was a close one!
They also think television is a time waster and is only watched by assholes! Which seems to be a strange position for an evangelical operation to take, but hey, that's Jesus for you. Always with the smooth talk. -Sly Records
01 People Say the Darndest Things
02 Leave It to Squirrellie
03 Time Wasters Looks At TV
04 Pilgrim Race
05 Specs O'Keefe in the Case of the Missing First Love

Christian Skit Comedy
Maranatha! Music MM 0081 C
Thanks Bob H!

Billy Connolly - Big Yin, Billy Connolly In Concert 1984

On: Saturday, October 27, 2012

Billy Connolly
William Connolly Jr
Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland
Nov 24 1942 -

Billy Connolly is fun and to the point, touching on some sensitive subject... not everyone's cup of tea, but if you like your humor like this look no more he will make you laugh. For myself, I love his twisted wit and the odd way he looks at life in general.... funny, a little risky, welcome to Billy Connolly and still a great Scotsman. Hope you enjoy! -iTunes 

01 Glasgow Accents / Nine and a Half Guitars (Live) 9:17
02 The Jobbie Weecha!!!! / Please Help Me, I'm Falling (Live) 16:05
03 Glasgow Central (Live) 1:59
04 Marie's Wedding (Musical Appreciation) - The Music Teacher (Live) 9:23
05 Oh, Dear (Live) 3:41
06 The Crucifixion (Live) 15:20
07 Why Don't They Come Back to Dunoon (Live) 4:25
08 Nobody's Child (Live) 5:51
09 Harry Campbell & the Heavies / Harry Campbell & the Heavies, Pt. 2 / The World Is Waiting for Sunshine (Live) 7:11

Sanctuary SELCD 552

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Groucho Said...

On: Friday, October 26, 2012

Groucho Marx
Julius Henry Marx
New York City, New York, USA
Oct 02 1890 - Aug 19 1977 age 86
Official Website
With GORGEOUS Marilyn Monroe
  • I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.
  • Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution?
  • I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
  • I started smoking as soon as I went on the stage. I'd make cigars out of the Morning World when I was a kid. Eventually I smoked Havanas. A cigar makers' organization once said that I was the most famous cigar smoker in the world. I don't know if that's true, but once while visiting Havana, I went to a cigar factory. There were four hundred people there rolling cigars, and when they saw me, they all stood up and applauded.
  • Because we were a kid act, we traveled at half-fare, despite the fact that we were all around 20. Minnie insisted we were 13. "That kid of yours is in the dining car smoking a cigar", the conductor told her. "And another one is in the washroom shaving". Minnie shook her head sadly. "They grow so fast . . . "
  • You're only as young as the woman you feel.
  • If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower.
  • Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.
  • I drink to make other people interesting.
  • Behind every successful man stands a woman. And behind her stands his wife.
  • I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. 
  • From the moment I picked your book up until I put it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
  • A moose is an animal with horns on the front of his head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it.
  • People are most likely to listen to reason when in bed.
  • (after viewing Samson and Delilah (1949) starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature) Well, there`s just one problem. No picture can hold my interest where the leading man`s tits are bigger than the leading lady's.
  • Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.
  • (on Bob Hope) Hope? Hope is not a comedian. He just translates what others write for him.
  • Jerry Lewis hasn't made me laugh since he left Dean Martin.
  • (On Charles Chaplin): The greatest compliment I ever got was from Chaplin. He came up to me and said "I wish I could talk like you on the screen." I said "I think you're doing alright." He had made $50 million by that point. He was the best comedian we ever had.
  • A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
  • From the moment I picked up your book until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
  • Go, and never darken my towels again.
  • I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
  • Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
  • Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.
  • I never forget a face, but in your case I`ll be glad to make an exception.
  • Quote me as saying I was misquoted.
  • Women should be obscene and not heard.
  • I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They're upstairs in my socks.
  • (on Margaret Dumont) She was a wonderful woman. She was the same off the stage as she was on it -- always the stuffy, dignified matron. And the funny thing about her was she never understood the jokes. At the end of Duck Soup (1933) Margaret says to me, "What are you doing. Rufus?". And I say, "I am fighting for your honor, which is more than you ever did." Later she asked me what I meant by that. 
  • Humor is reason gone mad.

Jerry Clower - An Officer And A Ledbetter 1987

Jerry Clower
Howard Gerald Clower
Liberty, Mississippi USA
Sep 28 1926 – Aug 24 1998 age 71

By 1995, three of his comedy albums had been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He graduated from Mississippi State University where he studied agriculture and played football and served in the U.S. Navy in WW2 as a radio operator on board the U.S.S. Bennington CV-20.
Many of his stories center around the Ledbetter family, most of which feature his best friend, Marcel Ledbetter.
His first album, named "Jerry Clower from Yazoo City Talkin'", sold over 8,000 copies without being advertised. He started out as a fertilizer salesman for Mississippi Chemical Company, and became a member of The Grand Ole Opry in 1973. Jerry Clower Blvd in Yazoo City, Mississippi is named in his honor. He
received the national 4­H Alumni Gold Key Award at ceremonies in Chicago, Illinois in 1976. Jerry was a deacon and a lay minister in the First Baptist Church, of Yazoo City Mississippi.

01 Fox 12... Over
02 Marines Are Tough
03 The Marine Recruiter
04 Our First Banana
05 Camp Perry
06 The Civil War
07 Marcel's Courtmarshial
08 Christmas Dinner
09 Rat Killings
10 Catahoula Cur Dog
11 What's That Smell?
12 Uncle Casie at the Opera
13 We Was So Poor
14 Painting the Porch
15 Baseball Umpire
16 New Teeth
17 U. S. O.
18 U. S. S. Bennington

Country Storytellin' Humor
His other albums on this blog are "tagged" at the bottom of this post
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 2
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 4
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 5
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 11
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 12
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 14
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume16
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume17
Classic Clower 1988
Spend An Hour With Clower 1993
Live Volume 1 VIDEO 1990
Live Volume 2 VIDEO 1990
On Stage With Jerry Clower VIDEO 1993
Clower Power VIDEO 2006
Best Of Jerry Clower Volume 2
Collector's Edition 2008
Icon 2011
Ultimate Collection


Justin Wilson - I Gawr-On-Tee 1965

On: Thursday, October 25, 2012

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

Justin Wilson didn't set out to make his mark in public life as a comedian. In fact, he referred to himself as a "humorist." Being a comedian is just a way to make a living. Being a humorist is a lifestyle. It's true. Justin could find something funny in just about anything. Over the years, that fact kept him busy as a book writer, human relations instructor, after-dinner speaker, political activist and TV chef until his death in 2001. So, treat yourself to a rare spectacle and join Justin Wilson as he recalls some of his most humorous adventures shared with his colorful Cajun friends of Louisiana

01 Cajuns in a Cemetery
02 The Boy who Didn't Talk
03 The "Yet" Story
04 The Banker on a Duck Shoot
05 The Milk Story
06 What is a Cajun?
07 A Trip to Iota
08 A Cajun Buys a Bird Dog
09 The Two Drunks
10 A Cajun in the Army
11 The Plane from Atlanta
12 The Crawfish Story
13 Two Cajun Oil Workers
14 Little Boys in Church
15 The Cajun and the Manicurist
16 Group Insurance
17 Cajun Crossing the Bayou

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Pigmeat Markham - Tune Me In 1968

On: Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pigmeat Markham
Dewey Markham
aka David Markham
Durham, North Carolina, USA
Apr 18 1904 – Dec 13 1981 age 77
Official Website

01 My Wife I Ain't Seen Her (Song) 2:48
02 My Wife I Ain't Seen Her 9:26
03 The Bachelor Apartment 6:09

04 Open The Door Richard (Song) 2:53
05 How To Make Love 9:59



Chess – LPS 1526
His other albums on this blog are "tagged" at the bottom of this post
Anything Goes With Pigmeat 1962
Jive Talk 1991
Live At The Apollo 1994
See See Rider / You've Been A Good Old Wagon (78) 1950s
The Trial 1961
Would The Real Pigmeat Markham Please Sit Down 1973
Let's Have Some Heat (45)
My Wife No, I Ain't Seen Her 1 & 2 (45)
Pig's Popcorn (45) 1969
The Hip Judge (45) 1968

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