The Trial

Thanks to my grandfather–who didn’t care if I listened to his comedy records as long as I didn’t scratch them, I got to hear Pigmeat Markham, Jackie Moms Mabley, and Redd Foxx before I was old enough to get most of the jokes.  🙂  It would all be considered tame by today’s standards but my young baptist ears knew something sinful was happening! For example, The Trial (the actual comedy bit starts in at 2:40–but listen to the whole thing if you want to hear one of the forefathers or rap…)

Anywho, there was also Effie Smith–she had a comedy album called “Dial That Telephone”.  The sketches showcased the characters Ruby Lee and Henry (her husband). They shared a party line with some of her friends, so a lot of the fun revolved around gossiping and eavesdropping. The bits here weren’t really jokes per se, but comedic situations.

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Posted on February 2, 2010, in Brain Burp and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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