Lenny Bruce | Let The Buyer Beware | CD Set

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Let The Buyer Beware is an unprecedented 6-CD boxed collection of Lenny Bruce's popular recorded performances, never-before-released performances, and various private recordings that tell the powerful, funny, and ultimately tragic story of the man whose brilliance and convictions turned stand-up comedy on its head. Lenny Bruce (1925_1966) was a brilliant, outspoken satirist unafraid to speak about such then-taboo topics as sex, race, religion and politics. According to critic Nat Hentoff, –Lenny delighted in exploring why certain words were forbiddenãand then demystifying them." Bruce eventually became a victim of his own talent; he was blacklisted by the establishment, but fought the laws of censorship until it eventually killed him. Much of the public remains unaware of the wealth of personal recordings Bruce made over the years; he recorded everything from private rehearsals of new bits, to phone conversations and paranoid tirades.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE: When The Good Road Is Closed, The Bad Road Will Never Be Open
1. Are There Any Niggers Here Tonight?
2. The Clap
3. Lenny On Comedy Pt. 1
4. On Third Shows
5. Father Flotsky's Triumph
6. Lima, Ohio
7. Introduction To –The Palladium"/Annie Ross/What Was I Talking About?
8. The Palladium
9. Explanation Of Frank Dell And Bullets
10. Censorship On The Steve Allen Show
11. Taking Requests/Hip Diseases
12. The Lawrence Welk Story
13. How To Relax Your Colored Friends At Parties (with Eric Miller)
14. Gotta Split
15. Lenny On Playboy's Penthouse (with Hugh Hefner & Nat –King" Cole)

DISC TWO: I Wanna Pour Gas On You!
1. Testing The Sony Microphone
2. Lenny On Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts (with Arthur Godfrey & Sally Marr)
3. Critics/Club Owners
4. Monster Routine With Hecklers
5. I've Never Been In Love Before
6. Religions, Inc.
7. Lenny Interview (with Studs Terkel)
8. Airplane Glue
9. The Phone Company
10. My Trip To Miami
11. Psycho Doctors/Faye Bainter/Jack Paar
12. Ike, Sherm & Nick
13. Non Skeddo Flies Again

DISC THREE: Ben Webster Is Jewish (1961-1962)
1. Working Carnegie Hall
2. Point Of View
3. Christ And Moses
4. Spanish Harlem
5. The Joke
6. Pretty Bizarre Show
7. Dirty Toilet/Bad Early Toilet Training
8. If Your Body Is Dirty, The Fault Lies With The Manufacturer
9. What Should Be/What Is
10. C.E. Hocksey Letters/My Father Solomon Osterow
11. To Is A Preposition; Come Is A Verb
12. Blah Blah Blah
13. Dick Tracy Is An Orthodox Jew
14. Milton Berle/Dykes/Homosexuality
15. Cops/Where The Heat Are
16. Going To Court/Wear A Blue Suit
17. S.F. Gossip/Jewish & Goyish/Cat Downstairs Taping Show
18. The Phantom
19. Would You Want Your Sister To Marry One Of Them?
20. Chick Singer With A Gimmick
21. Billy Graham Is Not Qualified
22. Touch It Once
23. The Black Cat/Get Stuffed/Why Did You Lie To Me?
24. Closing/Will Rogers Quote
25. Lawrence Welk The Hipster
26. Hubert's Museum

DISC FOUR: I Wouldn't Work This Shithouse Town For Fifteen Million Dollars
1. I Just Do It And That's All
2. Ruby The Robot
3. Mort Sahl, Shelley Berman, Jack Parr, Joey Bishop & Phyllis Diller/ The Reason I Wear The Coat
4. Why The Breakfast Show
5. The Meaning Of Obscenity Pt. 1/Drew Pearson's A Son Of A Bitch
6. Norman Rockwell/The Jazz Scene
7. The Word Or The Act/We Fucked Their Mothers For Chocolate Bars
8. Jimmy Hoffa/Castro & Cuba
9. Thank You Mask Man
10. Dangerous Drugs/Marijuana
11. Jews Killed Christ
12. Marilyn Monroe/Narcotics Vs. Juice
13. You Don't Remember Me, Do You?/You're So ClassicÄ Smoking A Cigar
14. Kennedys/Jonathan Winters
15. W.C. Fields The Anti-Semite/Hookers On Record
16. The Meaning Of Obscenity Pt. 2
17. San Francisco Bust/Judge Entrapment
18. The Act Is Kissin' & Huggin'
19. Las Vegas Pt. 1/Johnny Mathis
20. I'll Show You How Prejudiced You Are
21. Corrupt Cities/Chicago Schtarkers/Shelley Berman
22. Audience Banter/Why Doesn't He Do The Bits On The Records?
23. Lenny On Comedy Pt. 2
24. Snot
25. The Nerve Of Faggots
26. Hooker That Balled The President
27. Divorce/Get Even/Stag Movies Vs. King Of Kings
28. Norman Thomas/Filipinos/Midgets
29. Las Vegas Pt. 2/Pearl Bailey
30. Australia
31. Bela Lugosi & Wallace Beery/Entrancing Transylvania/Herb Caen
32. The Warning (With Long Island Police Officer)

DISC FIVE: You Better Bring Your Toothbrush
1. The Best Man In The Tribe
2. The Tribunal
3. Schmuck
4. Reading The Court Transcript
5. Pissing In The Sink
6. Jewish & Goyish
7. Philly Bust/Judge Axelrod
8. Tits And Ass
9. Never Cop Out
10. Jackie Kennedy Hauls Ass/Selling Out Your Country (A.K.A. Hot Lead Enema
11. Dick Gregory
12. Census Takers
13. Barry Goldwater/The Truth About Men/Doing It To A Chicken
14. LBJ
15. Toilets/Flashers/Mark Eden Bust Developer
16. How The Law Got Started (Eat, Sleep & Crap)
17. Playing Milwaukee
18. Marijuana/Flashers/Confusion/Bust In The Audience
19. Lenny Gets Busted Onstage & Audience Gets ID'd

DISC SIX: Sign A Release? I Didn't Do My Fag At The Ballgame Bit Yet!
1. All Alone
2. The Heroin Bust
3. Juror Phone Calls Re: The Heroin Bust
4. Zeidler & Zeidler Commercials (with Honey & Kitty)
5. Eleanor Roosevelt Had Nice Tits
6. Religions, Inc.
7. Phone Call Reading A Letter
8. Christ & Moses
9. Phone Call To Harry Kalvin
10. Describing The Fillmore West/Yorty & L.A.
11. Southern Accents
12. Art And A Big Piece Of Shit (With Anonymous Friend)
13. I Picked On The Wrong God
14. My Name Is Adolf Eichmann