[78-L] 1st Family

Royal Pemberton ampex354 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 14:59:11 PST 2010

On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 10:53 PM, David Lennick <dlennick at sympatico.ca>wrote:

> As a matter of fact, people stopped listening to the album after the
> assassination, Volume 2 was withdrawn, and sales of comedy albums were
> dismal
> for the next fifteen years. There were a few albums that attempted to
> continue
> the political humor idea, and Cary finds them funnier than I do (I did a
> series
> for the CBC on the history of political humor on record from the 1910s
> through
> 1980 and I couldn't end it soon enough once we got past JFK). There were
> also
> Lou Jacobi and friends doing Yiddish for Yanks on a few albums, but the
> comedy
> record was a dead duck till Steve Martin rescued it (or buried it). "Let's
> Get
> Small" probably turns up in thrift stores more than any other album and
> that
> includes ABBA and Peter Frampton.
> dl
> Were sales of 'party' records (by that era meaning by such as Redd Foxx and
later Richard Pryor) affected, relatively small as their sales likely were
due to subject matter and language?

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