Album of the Day
THE WARNER BROS. ALBUMS [1974-1983]
Recently named the greatest stand-up comic of all time by Rolling Stone, Richard Pryor blazed a trail that was profane, profound and hilarious. Though perhaps most famous for his film and television work, Pryor’s recordings are an even richer legacy, and THE WARNER BROS. ALBUMS (1974-1983) capture him at his peak. The six albums he cut for the label – THAT NIGGER’S CRAZY, …IS IT SOMETHING I SAID, BICENTENNIAL NIGGER, WANTED: LIVE IN CONCERT, LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP and HERE AND NOW – brim with razor-sharp observations on race relations and Pryor’s personal life, introduced such characters as Mudbone and earned 4 Grammy Awards. Richard Pryor was born on this day in 1940, and we'll remember the comedy great with another spin of THE WARNER BROS. ALBUMS (1974-1983).