Sunday, June 11, 2006

Some Minnesota Dinner Show Humour, he says...

This is gonna be a quickie, but I found this interesting LP at the thrift store, in really really cruddy shape, only in a record inner sleeve, no jacket, no nothing. So, I says, I think I'll take a flyer on this one... and boy am I glad I did.

The Betty Rydell Trio was a lounge act that played through the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota area in the late 60s, and that's about all I know about them. A friend of mine from Minnesota says they were hilarious and that he has seen them several times back there, and I can, after listening to this while getting all the pops and clicks out, concur!

This was released on the "United Audio Recording" label, with a very familiar looking UA logo, but it is from a local Minneapolis record pressing house. The track numbers are a little different than the label, because I have split out some of the comedy bits from the music. Oh yea, for a trio, they play pretty darn good stuff. Here's the LP then, without further ado:

Betty Rydell Trio - Setting the Pace at Paul's Place

Zorba The Greek
Jerky Jerry
It Must Be Him
The Chicken Song
Ob La Di
Folsom Prison Blues
Midnight Cowboy
Twelfth Street Rag
Aquarius / Let The Sun Shine In
The Impossible Dream
He Taught Me How To Yodel

Enjoy this little comedy audio-oddity, there'll be more coming soon!