Comedy vinyl classics

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  1. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore Thread Starter

    Victoria, Canada
    Are there any comedy records that mean a lot to you or you rate highly and would hate to part with? For me it might be The Misty Mr. Wisty LP on Decca by Peter Cook, but looking back I seem to have had but didn't always keep many comedy and weird novelty items. I even gave away a Big Bambu LP by Cheech N' Chong with the giant rolling paper still in it! But I don't think I could part with the Napoleon the XIV 'They're Coming To Take Me Away" (with the reverse being the song backwards including the label text) single on Warners.

    I miss having Lenny & The Squigtones and Father Guido Sarducci on vinyl a little but at least I kept rips to CD-R. I've also had various Bob Newhart and Smother's Brothers records pass through, but never really got into Lenny Bruce. I had and lost a Pat Harrington LP, will trade for a Jerry Colonna? Remember Nervous Norvus?
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  2. Hamhead

    Hamhead Sinatra promo specialist

    Stan Freberg album, especially "Stan Freberg Presents The United States Of America, Vol. 1, The Early Years, And Vol. 2, The Middle Years." 2-CD set.
    The Wild Humor of Rex Benson (on Laff). My dad owned it. It was so bad it was great. I memorised a bunch of his jokes and told them at school, the best one was "Q: what can a bird do but a man can't do, A: whistle though his pecker. The record is collectable today only for it's cover which had a topless woman lying on a rock.
    Some of those albums on Fax were interesting like the Adam Magazine series like the Bert Henry and Terri O' Mason albums.


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  3. Mister Charlie

    Mister Charlie "Music Is The Doctor Of My Soul " - Doobie Bros.

    Aromas, CA
    Nervous Norvous, a.k.a. 'Singing' Jimmy Drake. A cowboy flavored hipster.

    As for me Jim Backus' Delicious is a must own.
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  4. beccabear67

    beccabear67 Musical Omnivore Thread Starter

    Victoria, Canada
    This could be the antidote to that record...


    It's real and it's not that bad actually. :cool:
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  5. ArpMoog

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    BILLONEEG Forum Resident

    New Jersey
  7. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    Several, but the Firesign Theatre records on Columbia top the list.
  8. clhboa

    clhboa Forum Resident

    About once a year I listen to my Steve Martin, Sam Kinison and Bobcat Goldthwait albums and still crack up.
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  9. Dr-Winston

    Dr-Winston Forum Resident

    Mum, there's another dead Bishop on the landing...
    Not much of a cheese shop is it....?

    My brother got this out of library when I was around 11 or 12. I think I can still recite pretty much the whole album...
  10. Danby Delight

    Danby Delight Forum Resident

    Albert Brooks' A Star is Bought is the funniest album ever recorded. Each track claims to be designed to be played on a different radio format.
  11. Duke Fame

    Duke Fame Forum Resident

    Tampa, FL
    Don't have any of these, but my father had them on vinyl and I can probably remember every routine from each album.




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  12. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

    Cypress, Texas
    It's going to be hard for me to unsee this one. :eek:
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  13. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Flip Wilson - Cowboys and Colored People
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  14. Holerbot6000

    Holerbot6000 Forum Resident

    I grew up with Cosby's records - Wonderfulness, Revenge, Russell My Brother - they are absolutely brilliant examples of humorous story telling and funny as hell to this day. It's a shame the Cos turned out to be an 'alleged' pervert. This is one of those situations where history will decide whether the art can be appreciated separately from the unsavory proclivities of the artist. With some distance, perhaps.
  15. Whizz Kid

    Whizz Kid Forum Resident

    Perhaps there isn't enough distance in this case...

    There's this 1969 Cosby "classic"...
    with the track 'Spanish Fly', where he expounds on the hilarity of drugging a woman's drink.

    Oh, my sides... :rolleyes:

  16. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    My favorite Cosby record is 8:15/12:15 on the short lived Tetragrammaton label he co-owned.
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  17. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Yeah this album was a big one for me.

    My older brother had it and not only is it hilarious, but the idea of a three sided album just blew my mind.
  18. tim_neely

    tim_neely Forum Hall Of Fame

    Central VA
    That Was the Year That Was by Tom Lehrer. The first comedy record I ever owned, and still a favorite.
  19. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

    Here are some that have found in thrift shops:

    Tom Lehrer - That Was The Year That Was (especially New Math!)
    Allan Sherman - Allan In Wonderland
    Bob Newhart - Masters (all the classics)
    Tony Hancock - Side 1 The Blood Donor, Side 2 The Radio Ham
  20. Peter Ustinov, Grand Prix of Gibraltar. Spot on take of of the 50s European grand prix scene. One of the few comedy recordings I can keep coming back to.

    There are a few Goon Show lps in my collection and a reminder of youthful days with an ear to sunday mornings kids programs, Wayne and Shusters Rinse(wash the blood of my Toga).
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  21. Burning Tires

    Burning Tires Forum Resident

    Atlanta, GA
  22. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    Here is one my parents owned that I liked.
  23. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident

    Jersey City, NJ
    Steve Martin - Wild and Crazy Guy.
    I used to have cassettes of Cosby's Greatest Hits and Himself. Great work.
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  24. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

    Chicago, IL, US
    I think my grandfather still owned two records by the time he passed away in the late 80's, that migrated to my parents' collection: Beethoven's Fifth conducted by Leonard Bernstein, and An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer. So I think of him a bit when I hear both of those.
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  25. Apesbrain

    Apesbrain Forum Resident

    East Coast, USA

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