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Don GrolnickMedianoche ... CD
Warner, 1995. Used ... $8.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Eddie MurphyComedian ... LP
Columbia, 1983. Used ... Out Of Stock
A bit dated at this point, but it still has it's moments. With "Singers", "Ice Cream Man/Shoe Throwin' Mothers", "Modern Women", "The Barbecue", "The Fart Game", "Politics/Racism", "Languages" and "TV". LP, Vinyl record album

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Severn DardenSound Of My Own Voice ... LP
Mercury, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
From hipster comedian to schlocky roles in The Planet of The Apes, Severn Darden was one of the 60s more enigmatic performers. This early album has him doing intellectual standup and skits with the help of the Second City cast – including Alan Arkin, Paul Sand, and Barbara Harris. The stuff's a bit dated, but it has that nice pre-hippy early 60s intellectual camp sort of twist. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Redd FoxxBoth Sides Of Redd Foxx ... LP
Loma, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Both sides of Redd Foxx – bawdy and classy! The album's one of Redd's great late 60s ones on Loma – produced with a higher quality than some of the indie and knock-off sessions that were floating around at the time – excellent sound that really highlights his sense of wordplay and timing, the key skills that really set him apart from other comedians at the time! Foxx really knows how to get down to business with his routines here – using a frankness that's totally great – that easy-going conversational mode that owes a bit to Lenny Bruce, but which comes off with more of a down to earth style. But it's also the way that he holds back that really makes the jokes great – the things left unsaid, but which are clearly pointed at – steeped in Redd's life experience, but delivered with a great sense of care. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Mort SahlFuture Lies Ahead ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
One of the brilliant albums recorded for Verve by 50s political comedian Mort Sahl. Sahl was a key figure in a line of west coast hipsters that included Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Ralph J Gleason, and Cal Tjader – and his razor sharp wit was fueled by the paradoxes of both Eisenhower-era mainstream America, and the bohemian underground of San Francisco and LA. This live set is a perfect glimpse of his genius – always improvised, and completely well-informed about the events of the day, yet with enough distance to see the humor in just about any situation. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Electric Crazy PeopleHerb Kent Presents The Electric Crazy People – Rudolph & Orlando ... LP
Shock, 1971. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wild bit of insanity from Chicago! DJ Herb Kent was one of the biggest jocks on the city's classic WVON radio station, and the Electric Crazy People were a set of little skits that Herb did with comedian Rudolph Browner which were played in between songs on the station's airwaves. The material is very goofy, very trippy, and very very blunted (in fact, it's hard to believe that Herb and Rudy weren't goofed up when they made this stuff!) There's a lot of nice short bits, like "Ralph the Drunk", "Orlando's Hideaway", and "Downtown Building Owning Man", plus two longer tracks – "Questions & Answers" and "Hi Fi White At BB Elementary". Not really a soul record, but an essential part of soul music memories here in Chicago, and a wild document of some radio nuttiness. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stains & peeling along the bottom 3 inches due to moisture.)

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✨✧ Redd FoxxLive In Las Vegas ... LP
Loma, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Years before Redd Foxx broke onto the TV mainstream in the 70s, he was already drawing big crowds in Vegas – thanks to wonderfully strong material like you'll hear on this LP! Foxx's presentation here is wonderful – careful enough on topics to reach a crossover audience, but also down to earth too – crossing the tracks with bits of wit and wisdom, all delivered with impeccable timing. The subject matter gets a bit off-color at times, but Redd has a beautiful talent for keeping things clean, even when hinting at the dirty – and it's this balance that really makes the record wonderful – enough care for his choice of words to bring some class to his act, and really set him apart from some simple bawdy comedian. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Dick GregoryDick Gregory: The Light Side/The Dark Side ... LP
Poppy, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2LP set of material that was recorded in 1969, and which features Dick Gregory in the prime of his shift from hip comedian to political activist. The set includes pieces like "Black Rioters", "The Concerned Honky Law", "Moral Gap", "Drafter Resisters", and "Assasinations". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a mark from sticker removal.)

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✨✧ Mort SahlWay Of Life ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ Piero PiccioniScusi Lei E Favorevole O Contrario ... CD
Digitmovies (Italy), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Beautifully playful music from the great Piero Piccioni – done for a mid 60s film directed by and starring the Italian comedian Alberto Sordi, whose presence on screen is a great match for these sounds! Picconi uses some of his jazzy roots at times – including a cool bit of organ – but also works in some offbeat string passages, sometimes with solo violin doing very unusual things – and other times makes nice use of I Cantori Moderni, whose vocals are always a treat! Most tracks are short, and the score also has some lively, upbeat numbers that offset the dreamier ones in a great way – sometimes even with batucada-like percussion – and this stunning 34 track CD marks the first time that most of this music has ever been issued to the public. CD
(Limited edition of 300!)

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✨✧ TemptationsTemptations Show ... LP
Gordy, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
Tracks recorded for a TV show the Temps performed at the height of their popularity at the end of the 60s. The best cuts retain the strong heavy soul fuzzed-out groove of their studio albums – even if the album does feature the group doing material in medley form. For some strange reason, the show (and album) features a guest appearance from Kay Stevens (for some class, perhaps?), plus a more predictable visit from comedian George Kirby. Titles include "Runaway Child, Running Wild", "Somebody's Keeping Score", "Cloud Nine", "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep", and "Try It Baby". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a split bottom seam, with a cutout hole, name in pen & small sticker.)

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✨✧ Lena DunhamNot That Kind Of Girl – A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned (hardcover) ... Book
Random House, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Lena Dunham's always been a very outspoken person – both in her work, and in person – but she maybe hits a new sort of height here, in a book that's partly frank memoir, partly sharp-penned essays – all at a level that's maybe even smarter and more focused than her work in Girls! Dunham really puts it all out there – herself, her politics, her experiences, and her hopes for better solutions – at a level that's maybe even more progressive overall than her work on the screens big and small. Way better than the usual "television comedian writing a book" – very much in a class of its own. 265 pages, hardcover. Book
 
 
 



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