Comedy/Spoken — Recently Added

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

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/Wounded Bird, 1967. New Copy
Hip work from Flip Wilson – an early album on Atlantic Records, issued before his bit TV fame – and a set that's got exactly the kind of edgey vibe you might expect from the title! The set was captured live in a small club, and Wilson's got a very wide appeal in his presentation – ... CD
Sounds Of American Doomsday Cults
Faithways, 1984. New Copy
An incredibly spooky record – one cut by a cult of survival fanatics in mid 80s Montana – and featuring spoken and sung bits originally performed for members of their congregation! The group owned a big chunk of land in southern Montana, where they built a huge amount of bombs shelters ... 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
Fantasy/Modern Silence, 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/Wounded Bird, 1968. New Copy
Flip Wilson caught live at Mr Kelly's in Chicago – really grabbing the attention of the crowd with a range of routines – some straight jokes, mixed with some of the characters that would increasingly dominate Wilson's performance – all with the sort of crossover appeal that maybe ... CD
CTW, 1979. Very Good+ Gatefold
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RCA, 1970. Sealed
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Capitol, 1966. Sealed
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Ali & His Gang Vs. Mr Tooth Decay
St. Johns, 1976. Near Mint-
Muhammad Ali's in for the biggest fight of the decade – as he tries to knock out tooth decay! Fortunately, he's got some help from famous friends like Frank Sinatra, Richie Havens, Ossie Davis, and Jayne Kennedy – so the going isn't too tough. Supposedly, this is volume 1 of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Off White Album
Warner, 1988. Sealed
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Colpix, 1963. Sealed
A near-lost genre – the JFK comedy album – which was quickly suppressed in favor of the many "tribute" records after his early death! Music by Manny Albam, too! LP, Vinyl record album
In Circles
Avant Garde, 1968. Near Mint-
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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
Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint-
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Decca, Late 50s. Very Good+
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Upupa Epops
Polskie Nagrania, 1976. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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My Man! Wild Man!
Raw, Mid 70s. Very Good-
Steve's sporting a mighty big club on the front cover – dressed in a loincloth, and standing over a lady in a leopard bikini! The album's another set of Steve's slightly blue comedy – performed live, with some slight musical backing, mostly a rhythm combo walking the bass behind him, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Caedmon, 1963. Very Good+
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Radio Dinner
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold
Great work from the classic days of the National Lampoon Radio Hour – a really wonderful show that ran on FM radio, and parodied many of the ideals and themes of the post-hippie generation! The work here is done in an underground hip mode that would show up more strongly in the mainstream on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Updated August 20, 2017

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