Wednesday, April 25, 2007

I've Got a Gal

The Experimenters I've Got a Gal Pt 1 & 2 45 (Back Room, 196???)

Creating a comedy discography is probably one hell of a task. Trying to document every Black comedy records is impossible. So many of them were cut with little information on the label and in small quantities. This is especially true of "blue records," that is disks with dirty jokes on them. A good example is this 45 by The Experimenters. There is no song credit, no publishing info, no address for the record label, and no date. Good luck trying to get info on this pup.

So how did those who wanted dirty joke or songs know to buy this record? It certainly wasn't reviewed anywhere and never was played on the air. They had to walk into a record store or go to a newstand or even an adult book store to score these records. In a record store, often such records were kept behind the counter, only taken out for the special customer. In this case, the names of the label and the band were hints enough that this was filth.

The record starts out with a blues backing and the MC/singer telling racy one liners about nursery rhyme characters, a standard of 20th Century Black ghetto humor. The nasty Jack & Jill riffs give way to a dirty take on Little Red Riding Hood, and then, I assume to keep the vice squad away, the record ends in a song.

I've Got a Gal Pt 1
I've Got a Gal Pt 2


Blogger Mr Fab said...

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May 3, 2007 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Mr Fab said...

Links down already? Damn, I wanted to hear this...

May 3, 2007 at 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Any chance of getting these back up? I would love to hear them!

August 21, 2007 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

pretty please?

October 5, 2007 at 8:49 PM  

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