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Comedy/Spoken — Recently Added

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


It's Nation Time
Black Forum/Motown, 1972. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
An amazing record that's as powerful as the political message of the title – the hippest record ever cut by Amiri Baraka, and that's saying a heck of a lot! Baraka delivers a long and complex set of poetic reflections on the state of Black America, spiritual awakening, and political ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Cheech & Chong
A&M, 1971. Near Mint-
We don't know about you, but we never get tired of Cheech & Chong's jokes about reefer and East LA. Loads of classic material on this first LP: "Blind Melon Chillin", "Wink Dickerson", "Acapulco Gold Filters", "Vietnam", "Trippin In Court", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rostrum, 1966. Very Good+
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My Son, The Nut
Warner, Early 60s. Very Good+
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An Evening With Mike Nichols & Elaine May
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good Gatefold
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I Am A Woman
Natalie Slohm Associates, 1975. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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Wide World Of War
Little David, 1973. Very Good-
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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
Los Cochinos
Ode, 1973. Near Mint-
Worth it alone for the Brighter Side of Darkness send-up "Basketball Jones", but with other classic skits, including quite a few that aren't about pot, believe it or not, like "White World Of Sports", "Evelyn Woodhead Speed Reading Course" and "The Strawberry ... LP, Vinyl record album
Creative Sports Productions, 1960s. Sealed
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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
Sonic Workshop, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Caedmon, 1960. Very Good+
Andy Warhol cover illustration! LP, Vinyl record album
Rappin & Readin
Broadside, 1970. Very Good+
A live recording of activist Don Lee – very righteous, and consciousness raising material from the end of the 60s – and done in a style that's similar to albums by more famous speakers like Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. The quality's a bit muddy, but overall the material's ... 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
Final Call, 1980. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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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
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
Wisdom Vol 1
Decca, Early 60s. Sealed
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Tradition, 1968. Near Mint-
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Capitol, 1958. Near Mint-
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Poems For Young People Vol 2
Souffle, Mid 70s. Sealed
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Ballots Or Bullets
First Amendment, Mid 60s. Very Good+
One of the better releases of the classic Ballots or Bullets speech by Malcolm. Issued by First Amendment Records, part of the Jamie/Josie group of labels. The quality is good, and the label indicates that Betty Shabazz got royalties from the album. Nice cover shot of Malcolm, too. LP, Vinyl record album
Peter Pan, 1978. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Third Man, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP + Book Box Set
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Great March On Washington
Motown, 1963. Very Good+
Although Malcolm X, John Kennedy, and other 60s heroes were always unfortunately being bootlegged, and served up in weak-ass packages, Dr. King was fortunate enough to get representation from Motown, who did a great job putting together his albums of speeches with clarity and quality. This one ... 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
Majestic, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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Star Is Bought
Asylum, 1975. Very Good
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBC/Pye (UK), 1970. Very Good+
Some of the finest moments from the Monty Python crew's skits for their excellent television show, including "Flying Sheep", 'Trade Description Act", "Nudge Nudge", "Interesting People", "The North Minehead Bye-Election", "Me Doctor", "Pet ... LP, Vinyl record album
Nuts To You
Gross, Mid 60s. Very Good+
The first album cut by party favorites Doug Clark & The Hot Nuts – a raw mix of comedy and music, done in the fast-talking style that they served up to countless gatherings in the south! The album's perhaps a bit less blue than some of the later work, but also possibly more compelling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Evening With Groucho
A&M, 1972. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Never Again
Flying Dutchman/Amsterdam, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold
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Saturday Night In Dover-Foxcroft
Melanie, 1964. Sealed
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Martin Luther King At Zion Hill
PICA/Dooto, Early 60s. Very Good+
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United Artists, 1960s/1972. Very Good+ 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
Today's Poets – Their Poems Their Voices – Vol 2
Scholastic/Folkways, 1967. Very Good+
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Today's Poets – Their Poems Their Voices – Vol 5
Folkways, 1967. Very Good
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My Son The Folk Singer
Warner, 1962. Sealed
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Anything Goes With Pigmeat
Chess, 1963. Sealed
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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
Free At Last
Gordy, 1968. Near Mint-
Classic Motown album of two of Dr. King's speeches – "Drum Major Instinct Sermon", from 2/4/68, and "I've Been To The Mountain", from 4/3/68. The latter is especially significant in that it was the last speech King ever made, delivered on the night before he was ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1960. Very Good+
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Programmer's Digest, 1973. Good+
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Caedmon, 1957. Very Good+
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Comedy Sampler
Humorsonic Records, Mid 60s. Sealed
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Here & Now
Warner, 1983. Sealed
Titles include "Southern Hospitality", "Slavery", "Fire Exit", "Mudbone", "One Night Stands", "Inebriated", "I Like Women", and "Being Famous". LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated December 14, 2018


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