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Booker & Foster - Jewish American Princess 1971

On: Monday, January 13, 2014

Bob Booker
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George Foster
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Bob McFadden
Robert McFadden
Jan 19 1923 - Jan 07 2000 age 76
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Lou Jacobi
Louis Harold Jacobovitch
Dec 28 1913 - Oct 23 2009 age 95
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Anthony Holland, Beatrice Arthur, Frank Gallop, Judy Graubart, Lou Jacobi, Phoebe Dorin, Robert King, Robyn Goodman
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Booker & Foster were one of a group of performers who created tremendously popular comedy records in the '60s. A discussion of what was on the best-selling charts during this period inevitably brings up this and that long-haired combo phenomenon, but there was more than one week when an album created by Booker & Foster sent the Beatles or the Rolling Stones packing from their residency in suite Number One. Bob Booker and George Foster wrote both skits and musical material, then would assemble a cast of talented performers to bring this silliness to life.
The two volumes of The First Family gave comedian Vaughn Meader and associates a classic chance to make a laughing stock out of the current president, John F. Kennedy. These recordings remain by far the most famous productions of this comic team, but when it comes to tallying up the comic themes of the entire Booker & Foster discography, the duo seems to have gotten its longest run out of Jewish comedy. Albums such as When You're in Love the Whole World Is Jewish and the ridiculous Al Tijuana and His Jewish Brass represent Jews joking fun at themselves; it's never offensive despite the presence of certain gentiles such as Valerie Harper. You Don't Have to Be Jewish was nominated for a Grammy award in the best comedy record of the year category for 1965, losing out to a Bill Cosby side.
When comedy albums became just another middling sales genre, Booker & Foster continued toiling in other areas of the entertainment scene but never achieved the sort of individuality that makes at least some of their albums comedy classics. The duo's 1970 film production The Phynx might have done better had its opening night involved a plague of locusts. Nonetheless, the reappraisal process is well underway in terms of rescuing Booker & Foster from obscurity. The Rhino CD reissue of two of the Jewish comedy collections received excellent reviews. 

01 The Jewish American Princess 1:50
02 Care And Feeding Of Judy Ann Pearlman 1:3403 Her First Home Away From Home 3:11
04 The Boy Friends 3:14
05 Guess Who's Coming To Dinner 3:29
06 The Peace March 1:55
07 The "IN" Places 10:57
08 Engaged To Be Married 5:48
09 The Night Before The Wedding 5:29
10 The Wedding Night 2:30
11 Back From The Honeymoon 3:16
12 The Allergy Doctor 1:15
13 Everything You Have Always Wanted To Know About The Jewish American Princess 3:59
14 The Enrollment 2:53
15 Panic In The House 3:40


Bell Records BELL 6063
Their other albums on this blog are "tagged" at the bottom of this post
Handwriting On The Wall (The Sounds Of Graffitti) 1968
Out Of The Closet Players - Out Of The Closet 1977


1 comments on "Booker & Foster - Jewish American Princess 1971"

Unknown said...

Great comedy ... I've got the original record.This disc was given to me by a friend who went to America for work.It is great fun and I have heard at least 100 times...

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