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Comedy/Spoken — Recently Added

XStandup, sketches, and spoken word -- plus kids records, sports records, and even some Folkways oddities!


I Am The Greatest (with bonus tracks)
Columbia, 1963. New Copy
A great little record – and proof that Muhammad Ali was star material, even in his early years! The record is kind of in the spoken word mode – but has added music by Peter Katz – and features Ali delivering some of his famous poetic "zinger" type material, of the sort ... CD
Fantasy/Craft, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe one of the coolest albums of poetry ever recorded – a set that features a young, pre-hippie Allen Ginsberg – delivering his epic poem Howel, plus some other key works too. The young Ginsberg's voice is great – and really fills the works with a lot of bitterness and cynicism ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold
The one-and-only entry in the Verbatum series from Atlantic Records – a proposed spoken word offshoot of the label – but one that only ever issued this fantastic 60s reading by Allen Ginsberg! As you might guess from the cover's beautiful photograph by Richard Avedon, Ginsberg is at ... LP, Vinyl record album
Self Realization Fellowship, 1974. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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Columbia, 1968. Near Mint-
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Redd & White!
Laff, 1974. Near Mint-
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United Artists, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Incredible early standup work by Woody Allen – a lost side of his genius! LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists, 1960s/1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
This 2 LP set comprises three stand-up performances that Woody Allen did in the 1960s that were originally recorded as three individual records but not widely released to the public. There was a 1964 show in Chicago, a 1965 performance in Washington, DC and one in San Francisco in 1968. The liner ... LP, Vinyl record album
Laff, 1973. Very Good
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Wild & Crazy Guy
Warner, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold
Steve Martin at the height of his powers – when he was hitting on all burners with his TV specials, nightclub appearances, and radio airplay. The album's big selling point was the single "King Tut" – Martin's ridiculous tribute to the late great pharaoh, whose treasures were ... LP, Vinyl record album
Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint-
Redd Foxx doing is thing live in '75 at the Apollo – his return to recording after 12 years without a comedy album! You Gotta Wash Your Ass was cut while Sanford & Son was still in production – making this blue performance a gritty return to form for Foxx! It isn't as flamboyantly ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hard Way
Fax, 1963. Sealed
Raw raunchy comedy from the great Bert Henry – in a nicely raunchy cover too! Bits include "The Roman Orgy", "Three Men & A Nude", "The Ballad Of King Size Pleasure", "The Frigid Wife", "Warm Up Pants", and "French Tidbits". LP, Vinyl record album
Giorno Poetry Systems, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP
One of the more obscure albums in this great series – graced by some wonderful cover photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe! Features work by John Cage, William S Burroughs, Paul Violi, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, John Asheberry, Kathy Acker, Ned Sublette, Ron Badgett, Charles ... LP, Vinyl record album
Final Call, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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Muhammed's Mosque of Islam, Early 60s. Very Good+
Elijah Muhammad speaks out on this self-released LP from (we think) some time in the 60's. Kind of eerie, with a spooky recording quality, and a voice that sounds like it's come back from the dead. Heavy stuff, though, and a nice relic of the man, with striking photos on both the front and back ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vik, 1956. Very Good
Kind of a rock and roll parody album, but one that also has some nice aspects in the instrumentation – which makes the whole thing feel more like a stack of oddball 45s from the farther reaches of the late 50s underground! The set features assistance from The Four Fives and Will Stomp & ... LP, Vinyl record album
I Am A Woman
Natalie Slohm Associates, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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Riverside, Early 60s. Very Good+
One of the unique Riverside albums that featured recordings of race cars! LP, Vinyl record album
Muhammed's Mosque of Islam, Early 60s. Very Good+
Elijah Muhammad speaks out on this self-released LP from (we think) some time in the 60's. Kind of eerie, with a spooky recording quality, and a voice that sounds like it's come back from the dead. Heavy stuff, though, and a nice relic of the man, with striking photos on both the front and back ... LP, Vinyl record album
Big Bambu
Ode, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold
We don't know about you, but we never get tired of Cheech & Chong's jokes about reefer and East LA. Loads of great pot jokes on this album with the nice rolling paper gatefold sleeve, including "Sister Mary Elephant", "Ralph & Herbie", "Streets Of New York Or Los ... LP, Vinyl record album
Douglas, Early 70s. Very Good
Probably one of the best Malcolm X releases ever, due in large part to respectful production by Alan Douglas. The record features a number of short excerpts from famous speeches, all identified by the famous quotes that come from them. Words of wisdom include "The House Negro/The Field ... LP, Vinyl record album
Clark Dark
Partee, 1973. Sealed
Funky comedy stuff from the "Super Soul Brother" and his alter ego "Clark Dark". The title cut's a funky song, and the most of the rest of this is straight comedy, with tracks like "The Ghetto", "Watergate", and "The College Students". LP, Vinyl record album
Up From Slavery – Read By Ossie Davis
Caedmon, Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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Legend Of Lobo/Old Yeller
Disneyland, 1964. Sealed
Two classic animal narratives from Disney – one read by Rex Allen, the other by Fess Parker! LP, Vinyl record album
Up Front, 1960s. Very Good
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United Artists, 1961/1967. Sealed
A stripped down version of a record that was also issued in 3LP format, and which features some real gems from Lenny's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall. The material is perfect, and the record captures Bruce at the best point in his career – when he was really breaking past schtick and just ... LP, Vinyl record album
Wisdom Vol 1
Decca, Early 60s. Sealed
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CBS, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Creative Sports Productions, 1960s. Sealed
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Contrast, 1977. Very Good+
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How To Play The Folk Guitar
MMO/Music Minus One, 1970s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
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Evening With Groucho
A&M, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Majestic, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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Adventures In Negro History
Pepsi Cola, 1963. Near Mint-
A long spoken set that chronicles the story of African Americans from the days of slavery up through the 20th century. The album was produced by Pepsi, with a style that's kind of like a radio show – narration, plus sound effects, and some dramatized passages as well. The whole thing's a ... LP, Vinyl record album
My Son The Folk Singer
Warner, 1962. Sealed
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My Son, The Nut
Warner, Early 60s. Very Good+
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Ray Scott Live!
Elka Productions, 1975. Very Good
Off-color soul comedy material by this lesser-known comedian from the chittlin' circuit. Scott's not as bawdy as Rudy Ray Moore, or as full-on as Redd Foxx, but he does have his moments. Titles include "Black Girls – White Girl", "Nigga Say", "Hypertension", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Respect, 1969. Sealed Gatefold
A classic speech by Jesse Jackson – one that became quite a hit for Stax's Respect subsidiary, and which was one of the better selling albums of its type in the early 70s. The album was recorded back in the days before Jesse had become a bit of a cliche, when he appeared to be emerging as ... LP, Vinyl record album
At Carnegie Hall
Dot, Early/Mid 60s. Near Mint-
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Never Again
Flying Dutchman/Amsterdam, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold
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Caedmon, 1957. Very Good+
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Right Stuff, 1960s/1970s. Used
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How The Leopard Got His Spots
Windham Hill, 1989. Used
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Dot, Late 50s. Used
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Relativity, Used
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Fantasy, 1958. Used
A Lenny Bruce 2-fer – 2 classic albums back to back on a single CD! First up is Interviews Of Our Times – not necessarily a record of interviews – as the title might make you think – but one of Bruce's best records for Fantasy! The album's got some very edgey bits that ... CD
Anthology 1968 to 1992
Warner/Rhino, Late 60s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 2CD
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Shout Factory, 1960/1961/1962/1973/1997. Used 3CD's & DVD
Includes all 5 albums, including the late 90's 2000 Year Old Man In The Year 2000, plus a DVD featuring appearances on the Ed Sullivan and Steve Allen shows, an animated TV special from 1975, and an interview with both comedians from 2009. CD
Rhino/Word Beat, 1959. Used
A beautifully vivid set from Jack Kerouac – one that has him reading his own music set to spare piano accompaniment by Steve Allen – most of which was improvised for the set! The pairing of Kerouac and Allen seems an unlikely one, but it really works well here – as Jack's quite ... CD
Blue Thumb, Late 50s/Early 60s/1971. Used 2LP Gatefold
Wild! This is an excellent compilation of material from Nordine's earlier Word Jazz albums on Dot – repackaged in a very hip version, for the hippie crowd that was rediscovering him at the time. The album includes an incredible selection of Nordine's weird productions, with lots of spacey ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 16, 2019


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