MOMS MABLEY AT THE "UN" - MOMS MABLEY
TRACK LISTING: Side A, Side B
IMPRESSIONS: This is one of my favourite Moms Mabley albums. Pretty much every Moms Mabley album is the same: hilarious! So it's a little difficult to choose one from the other and say anything relevant about it other than Moms does her stand-up routine in front of a live audience and is hysterically funny. Perhaps this album she's a little funnier so I chose it to post about; in fact, the recent documentary "WHOOPI GOLDBERG PRESENTS MOMS MABLEY" uses quite a few clips from this album. But really it's to refresh everyone's memory about this groundbreaking (an adjective Mabley actually deserves) comedian who was the most successful female comic on the planet during her heyday. With her dentures out and her housecoat and floppy hat on, Moms Mabley is one of those people who could truly read the phone book and be funny.
MY FAVOURITE TRACKS: There are no tracks as such but merely side a and side b so all of 'em.
FACT SHEET: AT THE "UN" is Moms Mabley's second album (perhaps) and was recorded live at the Uptown Theater in Philadelphia.