Comedy/Spoken — Recently Added

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


Warner, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Seduction and witchcraft aren't really two words we'd readily associate with each other – but sexy witch Louise Huebner manages to make both of them work together nicely! The album's quite an odd one – in which the self-proclaimed modern witch Huebner speaks about lots of spooky stuff ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blues & Haikus (colored vinyl pressing)
Hanover/Real Gone, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
One of the most jazz-based recordings ever done by Jack Kerouac – a set that features some great improvisations from Zoot Sims and Al Cohn! If you only know Cohn and Sims from their more arranged dates of the 50s, you'll really be surprised at their work here – as both players blow ... 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
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
Modern Harmonic, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the creepiest albums we've ever heard – vintage recordings of Gundella, a Detroit-based, self-proclaimed witch – and one who actually received quite a bit of notoriety back in the day! Gundella's voice is very down to earth – she sounds as she looks on the cover, maybe ... LP, Vinyl record album
Star Is Bought
Asylum/Wounded Bird, 1975. New Copy
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 ... CD
MGM/Omnivore, 1969/1971. New Copy 2CD
Ever wonder what happens when beatniks turn into hippies? They make albums like this one – a real treasure from the late 60s underground – and a set that showed the complete transformation of Allen Ginsberg at the time! The set's a real oddity – recorded after Ginsburg had hit ... CD
Atlantic/Real Gone, 1966. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
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
Buddah, 1969. Very Good+
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Columbia, Mid 60s. Very Good+
A pretty amazing promo record – a set of open interviews with Rex Harrison, to promote the film version of My Fair Lady! Issued by Columbia to radio stations only. LP, Vinyl record album
Desiderata
Warner, 1971. Very Good+
Sure, Desiderata was one of the biggest spiritual scams of the early 70s – but there's a monster cut on here called "Courage" that is totally funky! It's got some excellent drums, and an eerie voiceover monologue in a very David Axelrod style! LP, Vinyl record album
Moms Mabley At The UN
Chess, 1960. Sealed
No, Moms isn't storming the United Nations – but she is caught live here, in a 1960 performance at the Uptown Theatre in Philly. The material isn't has hard and heavy as later stuff, but her spirit and fire is still there, and the album's noteworthy in that it's an early attempt by Chess to ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strike – Confrontation At Harvard 1969
Buddah, 1970. Very Good 2LP
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Atlantic, 1975. Very Good
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
Pepsi Cola, 1966. Very Good+
A long spoken set, 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 bit hokey and dated – but that's also part of its charm. LP, Vinyl record album
Disneyland, 1980. Sealed
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Major Official, 1971. Near Mint-
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Great March On Washington
Motown, 1963. Near Mint-
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
Martin Luther King At Zion Hill
PICA/Dooto, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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American Dream
Dooto, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
Supposedly one of the first records of Dr King's speeches to be recorded – put together by Dootsie Williams in LA, and the forebearer of what would become a very popular genre in the 60s! The album was issued after King's death, but was recorded years before – and themes include the ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 21, 2018


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