For those of you who have been following my blog with a bated-breath, edge-of-your-seat attitude, and have been dissecting each and every entry with a fine tooth comb so as to extract each and every smidgen of goodness - you may remember me mentioning this lady a few posts back!!!!!
I just ran across this album cover on Retrospace and - although it looks like I was wrong in my initial guess that La Wanda (or Lawanda - they spell it both ways in the Party Tapes ad) may have been Aunt Esther from Sanford and Son - I am thrilled to see that she had albums out and was considered (by someone, at least) to the the Queen of Comedy! By the way, I fully realize the extent of my run-on sentences - deal with it!
I would love to get my hands on some of these old albums. I was just listening to some old children's albums that my sister and I found in our mom's basement a while back. They sound so cool with all the poppin and the crackin and whatnot. Not to mention all the creepy singing voices! Here's a Bozo the Clown Album cover to give you a bit o' the creeps.
One of my favorite images that I found was on the back of a "Bozo Approved" children's album. They have images of other approved albums and one is this weird-ass record by Jerry Lewis.
I mean seriously, what the fuck is that all about?!?!?!?! I want this album so bad. I want to hold it and listen to it and stare at that super bizarre picture of Jerry Lewis in a Little Lord Fauntleroy outfit looking like he's giving a blow job to a sugar dispenser. I WANT IT! Where is it? Does anybody own this? I just thank the stars above that I have this little yellow copy.