Pictured is The Watergate Comedy Hour Record Album, LBJ In The Catskills Record Album, and LBJ Roast Record Album. Throughout the years those who held high positions in public office were often made fun of in one way or another. Today I'm offering these three records albums that make fun of President Lyndon B. Johnson and President Richard M. Nixon. "There will be those, perhaps in government, who will say that comedy albums such as these are offensive, outrageous, and irresponsible. It is the duty of the satirist to be outrageous and to offend, and the duty of our government to be responsible for its actions. When a nation ceases to laugh at its mistakes, it ceases to be great."(taken from the back of The Watergate Comedy Hour Album). Listed below is each album and its condition:
1. "The Watergate Comedy Hour" from May 8,1973, produced by Hidden Records Inc. of Hollywood, California, Record Number ST-11202. It is produced by Monte Kay and Jack Lewis, written by Jack Burns, Avery Schreiber, and Ann Elder, and published by Meke Music, Inc. The album cover is illustrated by Drew Struzan. Side one has 6 and side two has 7 outrageous funny satires on the Watergate Scandal. **Condition: The album is still covered in it original plastic making the album cover still in very good condition. The record is still in it's original sleeve and in near mint condition.
2. "The Hilarious LBJ in The Catskills" from 1966 by Warner Brothers Records of Burbank, California, Record Number W1662. It is produced and directed by Gerard W. Purcell, written by Arnie Kogen and Paul Laikin, with Dick Hyman as musical director. On August 19, 1966, President Johnson, his wife Lady Bird, and daughter Lynda, made history by checking into one of the Catskill mountains resort hotels. The small resort scene was complete pandemonium, traffic bumper to bumper, police everywhere, and road blocks on top of road blocks. It was said the President had a wonderful time and said he may come back sometime in the future. The talented group of 7 performers gave their idea of what they thought happened on that wonderful day even though they never had first hand knowledge of what the President his wife and daughter did. They did a fantastic job that will leave you laughing and giggling as you listen to the album. I'm sure the President thought it was funny since none of them were put in jail.
**Condition: The album cover is in good condition. The record is in good condition with several light surface scratches which doesn't affect the playing of the record. *Album Cover: light surface wear from being stored between other record albums; right top and bottom corners are bumped and have small tears; left top corner is bumped and has a 4½" tear; left bottom corner is bumped and has a 2" tear; and edgewear along the top and bottom edges.
3. "Kermit Schaffer Presents LBJ Roast" from 1966 by ATCO Records of Atlantic Record Corp., New York, Record Number Mono 33-192. It is produced by Kermit Schafer Productions with cover illustration by Richard Smith and cover design by Haig Adishian. Kermit Schaffer cordially invites you to attend an LBJ Roast, a mock luncheon honoring President Lyndon B. Johnson in Miami beach, Florida. Another nice job in making fun of President Johnson, I'm sure he got a great laugh after he listened to it. **Condition: The album cover is in good condition. The record is still in its paper sleeve and in near mint condition. *Album Cover: clean with light surface wear; corners have light bumps; One corner has a small hole punched through the album cover; and the top and bottom edges show minor wear.
What a hilarious addition these three record albums would make to a political or presidential collection.
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