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Dap Sugar WillieDap Sugar Willie From North Philly (Live) ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the strangest albums on Philly International – especially when you consider what a classy output most of the label was focused on! Dap Sugar Willie was bad-rapping comedian – in the mode of Redd Foxx, who endorses Willie on the back on the album – and here, he's doing comedy routines over some hip funky backings by the group Universal Love, plus a bit of moog work by Dexter Wansel. The approach is a bit like Blow Fly or Rudy Ray Moore, but not as raunchy – and with a pretty strong overall approach. Titles include "Dracula", "Mean Women", "N*ggers & Rats", "12th Street Projects", "Brothers & White Girls", "Uptown Theatre", and "Hollywood Phonies, Freaks, & Religious Fanatics". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a gold promo stamp, tracklist sticker and bit of marker on the back.)

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Mort SahlWay Of Life ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
We love Mort Sahl, and this Verve album is a perfect example of why we do. Mort doesn't really tell jokes, so much as he relates stories of his life, politics, and experiences with pop culture – all in a way that was years ahead of his time, and which influenced countless of today's comedians. Both sides of the album sparkle with Sahl's wit, and apart from being funny, they're also a beautiful glimpse into the quirks and neuroses of pre-Vietnam America. Great stuff, and packaged with a cover by David Stone Martin. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Lenny BruceTogetherness – I Am Not A Nut, Elect Me ... LP
Fantasy, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic early Lenny Bruce work on Fantasy – a groundbreaking set of tracks that features some great shorter snippets, plus a few of the longer, more drawn-out routines that soon became Bruce's stock in trade during the more controversial years – those live riffs that really set Lenny apart from other comedians, and which set the scene for generations to come! Titles include the 19 minute "The Palladium", plus "Our Governors", "My Trip To Miami", "Esther Costello Story", "White Collar Drunks", and "The Steve Allen Show". LP, Vinyl record album
(Maroon label pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Woody AllenStandup Years (Woody Allen/Woody Allen Vol 2/Third Woody Allen Album) ... CD
Colpix/Razor & Tie, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Incredible early standup work by Woody Allen – a lost side of his genius, represented here on three rare albums from the 60s! If you only know Allen as a director, or actor on screen, this work is a real revelation – recorded at a time when Woody was a young, talented comedy writer for television and just getting initial exposure as a comedian – but already graced with the kind of self-aware wit that we love so much in his funny films from the 70s! There's a freshness here that still stands out – and the package features two full albums issued by the Colpix label, one more issued by Capitol, and some bonus audio excerpts that feature Allen speaking about his standup years. CD

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✨✧ Dick GregoryIn Living Black & White ... CD
Colpix/Collectors Choice, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Sharp-edged wit from a young Dick Gregory – and the kind of record that easily set the standard for countless comics to come! The tracks here are mostly free-form – still structured into a few routines, but also pretty easygoing and open – with more of the openly rapping sort of approach also used by Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl at the time. Gregory's certainly got all the politics of the latter, focused into his own unique perspective – one that was a key force of change in the Civil Rights era. Titles include "The Congo Daily Tribune", "Comedians Of The 60s", "Thoughts On Outer Space", and "Not Poor Just Busted". CD

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✨✧ Khachaturian/KabalevskyMasquerade Suite/Comedians Op 26 – Kondrashin/RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Shaded dog mono pressing.)

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✨✧ Lord BuckleyMost Immaculately Hip Aristocrat ... CD
Straight/Rhino, 1956. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the strongest recordings ever made of the mad mad Lord Buckley! The album was issued in the late 60s for Frank Zappa's Straight label – but it features material recorded more than a decade before – at a time when Buckley was still alive, and one of the most bad-rapping comedian's to ever hit a stage. The approach is somewhat freer than some of Buckley's earlier sides – allowing the ersatz comedian a chance to really riff on a variety of subjects – talking with almost a jazz improvisational energy, in the way that made him a big favorite for the beat generation. The overall nature of the record is kind of hard to pin down – as it's not really comedy, just more of a freewheeling spoken session that's a bit jive, a bit beatnik, and plenty darn crazy! Titles include "The Raven", "The King Of Bad Cats", "Governor Slugwell", and "The Hip Einie". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Dick GregoryEast & West ... LP
Colpix, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
Dick Gregory raps it proud and loud – in a set of recordings that features one side recorded on the east coast, and one on the west! Gregory's still very much a comedian at this point in his career, but already his work is peppered strongly with political elements – the kind of personal, earnest approach to his material that was years ahead of its time – and which went onto open the door for countless other comedians to come! Side one was recorded at The Blue Angel, and side two at The Hungry I. LP, Vinyl record album

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