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Live At The Comedy Store, 1973

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Live At The Comedy Store, 1973
Live At The Comedy Store, 1973


First commercial version of the legendary comics 1973 four-show run in Hollywood 20 tracks including 6 bonus performances New liner notes from Cory Frye Released with full cooperation from the Richard Pryor Estate Monday, October 29, 1973: Richard Pryor hits the Comedy Store for night one of a four-show run that will, within a year, yield one of the greatest comic documents of all time, a generational sea change no one saw coming. From the new liner notes by Cory Frye After the release of his iconic debut, Richard Pryor, in 1968, Pryor further sharpened his skills and delivered the comedy classic, Craps (After Hours) in 1971, but he never stopped pushing forward. In preparation for a Kennedy Center show in New York, and a February 1974 Soul Train Club date in North Beach, San Francisco (that would produce the top-selling That Niggers Crazy) Pryor booked four nights at the, then relatively new, Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard to woodshed new material. It was never meant to be heard beyond its original audience, but luckily tape not only rolled, but survived. Fourteen tracks were originally issued in 2013 as a limited edition promotional CD given away with copies of the No Pryor Restraint: Life In Concert boxed set purchased from Shout! Factorys website. Six additional Comedy Store performances found their way into the public earlier as bonus material on 2000s And Its Deep Too!: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (19681992) and Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974) in 2005. Now, all 20 tracks are pulled together for the first time and available on Live At The Comedy Store, 1973. The release was produced by noted Pryor expert Reggie Collins, who helms this new set along with Jennifer Lee Pryor and Grammy®-winning producer, Cheryl Pawelski. Packaging features new liner notes from Cory Frye and restoration from Grammy®-winner, Michael Graves. From Fryes notes, As time has shown, theres no death with Richard Pryor. He may have left us in 2005 (after whole decades that would have killed lesser men), but his own afterlifes proven immense, minus the eight billion harp-happy m***********s he once described practicing on some distant cloud. Heres a chance to catch him just as he begins to liveagain.


  1. Name
  2. Introduction (Live)
  3. Street Corner Wino (Live)
  4. Wino & Junkie (Live)
  5. Fighting (Live)
  6. Masturbating
  7. Dope (Live)
  8. Sex (Live)
  9. Religion (Live)
  10. Acid (Live)
  11. Black Movie Stars (Live)
  12. Cops (Live)
  13. The Line-Up (Live)
  14. Nixon (Live)
  15. Celebrities In The Audience (Live)
  16. Death (Live) [Bonus Track]
  17. Niggers & Italians (Live) [Bonus Track]
  18. Jim Brown (Live - Alternate Version) [Bonus Track]
  19. Black Films (Live) [Bonus Track]
  20. Jesus Saves (Live) [Bonus Track]
  21. Street Corner Wino (Evolution/Revolution Edit) [Bonus Track]
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