Excerpted from the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, a trio of hilarious editorials by the immortal Patrick Layton Paulsen. The topics were as relevant then as they are today: social security, gun control and health care.
one evening Robin (our owner and my boss) and I had a discussion about who was the funniest comedian -- off stage-in real life. who did we think was the funniest. George Carlin was/is brillant and a master of comedy. Lily Tomplin was/is very funny on stage and so created. The Ace Trucking Company was very entertaining. However, to have a regular conversation with any of these "human beings" , Pat Paulsen was always funny and the funniest. He was the funniest - off stage - and I must say such a pleasure to share this time and space.
Vote Pat Paulsen for Pesident, or Willie Nelson, or ...
William John Evans, known as Bill Evans (, August 16, 1929 - September 15, 1980), was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and is considered by some to have been the most influential post- World War II jazz pianist.
Theodore "Teddy" Wilson (December 10, 1943 - July 21, 1991) was an American character actor best known for his recurring role as Sweet Daddy Williams on the CBS sitcom . Born in New York City, New York, Wilson made his acting debut in the blaxploitation film, Cotton Comes to Harlem .
Walter Brown ("Brownie") McGhee (November 30, 1915 - February 16, 1996) was a Piedmont blues singer and guitarist, best known for his collaborations with the harmonica player Sonny Terry. Brownie McGhee was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and grew up in Kingsport, Tennessee. As a child he had polio, which incapacitated his leg.
Sir George Shearing, OBE (August 13, 1919 - February 14, 2011) was an Anglo- American jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 titles, he had multiple albums on the charts during the 1950s, 1960s, 1980s and 1990s.
As bassist in #theFrog house trio and quartet, Freeman brought a top #jazz musician into our minds and hearts. I could be wrong, but i also believe a young Adia Ledbetter set-in with the trio one (1) or two (2) times..
Carol Sloane has been renowned to true lovers of exquisite Jazz Vocals since her breakthrough performance at the 1961 Newport Jazz Festival. In this 1984 eng...
While she lived in Raleigh, Carol was vocalist-in-residence at #theFrog. We, the staff, knew her as "MaSloane" for the food she cooked for us and the insight (and #theReal Story) she gave to us on the upcoming artists (she had worked with most of them and knew all of them)
Allmusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz were huge. One of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time (some would say the best), Gillespie was such a complex player that his contemporaries ended up copying Miles Davis and Fats Navarro instead, and it was not until Jon Faddis's emergence in the 1970s that Dizzy's style was successfully recreated [...]
Patrick Layton "Pat" Paulsen (July 6, 1927 - April 24, 1997) was an American comedian and satirist notable for his roles on several of the Smothers Brothers TV shows, and for his campaigns for President of the United States in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996, which had primarily comedic rather than political objectives, although his campaigns generated some protest votes for him.
George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 - June 22, 2008) was an American comedian, writer, social critic, and actor who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums. Carlin was noted for his black humor as well as his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, religion, and various taboo subjects.
James Moody was born in Savannah, Georgia. Growing up in New Jersey, he was attracted to the saxophone after hearing George Holmes Tate, Don Byas, and various saxophonists who played with Count Basie, and later also took up the flute. He joined the US Army Air Corps in 1943 and played in the "negro band" on the segregated base.
Saunders Terrell (24 October 1911 - 11 March 1986), better known as Sonny Terry, was a blind American Piedmont blues musician. He was widely known for his energetic blues harmonica style, which frequently included vocal whoops and hollers, and imitations of trains and fox hunts. Terry was born in Greensboro, GA.
Butch Lacy and Jesper Loevdal both share the same passion for creativity, spirituality, meditation and the uniqueness of the moment. A constantly forward mov...
Edward R. (Butch) Lacy.. played the piano in theFrogandNightgown house band, usually called The Peter Ingram Trio or The Peter Ingram Quartet named for Peter - the drummer (and co-owner with his wife Robin)
Carol Sloane (born March 5, 1937) is an American jazz singer born in Providence, Rhode Island, who has been singing professionally since she was 14, although for a time in the 1970s she worked as a legal secretary in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, between September 1967 and May 1968, she occasionally wrote album reviews for .
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