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BlowflyRappin' Dancin' & Laughin' ... LP
Weird World, 1980. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Blowfly changes up his groove nicely for the 80s – taking on a tightly-stepping approach to funk that's clearly inspired by some of the changes on the west coast scene – using Zapp-ish rhythms in a mode that ends up working pretty darn well for his off-color spoken lyrics! There's almost a P-Funk quality to the record – especially as the themes get a bit more political and current events-ish than usual – trading the easy sex jokes for some other comic fare on tunes that include "Convoy", "Blowfly Vs. Darth Vadar", "The Incredible Fulk", and "The Insects Theme". (Soul, Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker in the bottom right corner.)

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Leonard BernsteinWhat Is Jazz? ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Hilarious! Always one to try to prove that he wasn't just a stodgy uptowner, Leonard Bernstein cut this album as a "guide to jazz" – featuring narration by Mr. B himself, plus playing by Miles Davis, Buck Clayton, Teo Macero, and Louis Armstrong. The record traces the evolution of jazz – with some very nice, very square dialogue by Bernstein. Not really the kind of thing you'll put on at home – but a great record to dig samples from! (Jazz, Comedy/Spoken) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Albert BrooksStar Is Bought ... CD
Asylum/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A wonderfully hip comedy album from the early years of Albert Brooks – very much in the spirit of the LA Warner scene of which Brooks was a part! The album's set up as an "all format radio" record – and as such, also offers a great snapshot of mid 70s radio – with tracks that are attempts to cash in on the nostalgia, talk radio, classical, country, and other growing formats of the time. As such, the record's got some really great bits that show Brooks' off-kilter sense of humor strongly, in the same manner as early classic films like Real Life and True Love, and works in a genre-spanning style that's pretty darn great. Brooks really uses the format of the album as part of the comedy – he doesn't just tell jokes, but he works together in an overall mix of sound, music, and words – very similar to the best format of the early National Lampoon albums – which makes the whole thing as much of a masterpiece in audio creativity as it is a darn funny record! The set was co-written and produced with Harry Shearer, and Brooks gets help from Andrew Gold, Sid Feller, and a range of other LA jazz musicians – and routines include the great radio parody "Phone Calls From Americans", plus "The Albert Brooks Show 112", "The Beginning Of The End", "Near The Beginning", and "Party From Outer Space". CD
 
 
 



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