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 Post subject: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:23 pm 
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Such as Uncle Josh, Collins & Harlan

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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:52 pm 
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I've never seen a 12 inch Uncle Josh, some of the Collins & Harlan ones are funny. Occasionally I'll find an American pressing of an English Music Hall performer


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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:40 pm 
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I’m always interested in those artists when I find them. But I’ve never came across any of their 12 inch stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 9:47 am 
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I love Billy Golden records and there was a few of his released on 12 inch discs


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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 11:49 am 
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Do you have some for sale?
"The phonograph† is not of any commercial value."
Thomas Alva Edison - Comment to his assistant, Samuel Insull.

"No one needs a Victrola XX, a Perfected Graphophone Type G, or whatever you call those noisy things."
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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:08 pm 
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Never seen 12" Uncle Josh either. I went through a little Uncle Josh phase some years ago, but they don't really interest me anymore. Ditto for just about any comedy from then, it doesn't really do it for me. Golden and Hughes with their racist schtick, bah. Collins and Harlan I'll make an exception, I enjoy some of their records.


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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 6:14 pm 
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Wolfe wrote:
Never seen 12" Uncle Josh either. I went through a little Uncle Josh phase some years ago, but they don't really interest me anymore. Ditto for just about any comedy from then, it doesn't really do it for me. Golden and Hughes with their racist schtick, bah. Collins and Harlan I'll make an exception, I enjoy some of their records.


One thing with records- I've collectors will bend over backward to defend a VERY racist recording if Bert Williams made it.


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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:03 pm 
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Defending something made 100 years ago is silly.

Also, hating on something made 100 years ago is silly.

It was there, it was cool, it happened, and it's necessary to break up the monotony of unrelieved Uncle Josh cylinders.


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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
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Wolfe wrote:
Never seen 12" Uncle Josh either. I went through a little Uncle Josh phase some years ago, but they don't really interest me anymore. Ditto for just about any comedy from then, it doesn't really do it for me. Golden and Hughes with their racist schtick, bah. Collins and Harlan I'll make an exception, I enjoy some of their records.


For the most part I agree with you, but Golden & Hughes' sketch "Working on the Farm" is hilarious and one of their best recordings. They were quite talented comedians, I would definitely collect more of their material had not 80% been racist schlock.


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 Post subject: Re: Any interest in 12" Comedy Records?
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:20 am 
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I like the Avon Comedy Four:

Waiter is this pie apple or peach- they look the same

Taste it!

They taste the same!

What did you want?

Peach

Then it's peach- eat it!

Waiter I want to see the manager!

He's across the street, eating in a GOOD restaurant!


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