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Moms Mabley - Youngest Teenager 1965

On: Thursday, January 30, 2014

Moms Mabley
Loretta Mary Aiken
aka Jackie Mabley
Brevard, North Carolina, USA
Mar 19 1894 – May 23 1975 age 81

Mabley worked the black vaudeville circuit, arriving at The Cotton Club in 1923. She appeared in several Broadway revues and in 1939 was one of the first female comics to co-star at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. She evolved the “Moms” character early on, based on her grandmother. By the time white audiences discovered her, thanks to a Harry Belafonte TV special “A Time for Laughter” in 1967, she looked like a grandmother and she was at her raucous peak, revitalizing even the oldest jokes with her unique delivery. She recorded many comedy albums, even though she really had to be seen to be believed (and her garbled delivery style was not always easy to understand on disc). ~excerpt, 
Recorded at a party given to Moms Mabley at Mercury Sound Studios, New York City 

01 Side 1 Monologue Part I 16:45
02 Side 2 Monologue Part II 14:18


Mercury ‎– SR-61229
Her other albums on this blog are "tagged" at the bottom of this post
& Pigmeat Markham - Laugh Time
I Like 'Em Young 1972
Live At The Apollo 1994
Moms At The Mich 1975
Moms' Dream 1991
Tivoli Theater
Mom Mabley Sings 1969
It's Your Thing 1969
The World's Prayer 1973


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