Not for the faint of heart, here is the remarkable 1946 Crepitation (Fart) Contest (part of the 1946 News Broadcasts Collection ). You'll enjoy the fart-off between champion Englishman Lord Windsmear, and challenger, Australian Paul Boomer who had stowed aboard a cabbage freighter. The hilarious comedy recording was apparently created a spoof by two Canadian radio sportscasters in 1946, but this 15 minute recording definitely has some gems in it. Apparently they made several copies, but it was not for distribution. The recording was copied again and again on disc and reel to reel tape. It was distributed underground and played in dark rooms and back alleys around the world. If you cannot see the audio controls, your browser does not support the audio element This recording is available with many other delightful treats on Random Rarities #7 available on MP3 CD , Audio CD , and instant download .
Fred was the best even at his worst, He once desribed show buisness as a treadmill to oblivion. He understood trhe change radio and later TV made to entertainment better than anyone else. A lifetime of well honed material could be used up in a single season or two, along with the performer; Sid Ceaser being just one of many so burned out.ReplyDelete
Actually, it was radio Fred Allen saw as a treadmill to oblivion because it chewed up and spat out content faster than most writers could create it. He liked vaudeville because he could evolve an act, slowly, as he worked a circuit, once week at a time. Agree 100% on Ceaser.ReplyDelete