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Best of
Hudson & Landry
Best of
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Hudson & Landry
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dore Records
Release Date: 2/27/1996
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 712387321424

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Nostalgia from a bygone era (the 70's)
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I lived in Los Angeles when Bob Hudson and Ron Landry had a morning show on FM radio. Listened to them on the way to work, great way to get the day started. Their ability to convey imagery thru voice, gestures and improvised sound effects is unparalleled by any other artist(s) in my experience. "I couldn't live like that" and "Sir Basil" are two of the funniest bits that I've ever heard. It's good clean humor and funny stuff."
"Where Bambi goes, nothing grows!"
Shades Below | Tacoma, WA U.S.A. | 10/24/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Some great underrated comedy from two comedic genuises, Bob Hudson and Ron Landry, with some of their greatest routines all on one CD. What else can be said? Some of their routines can be a little racy, but without being dirty. Anyone got any video of these guys? (Some HAS to exist somewhere!)
To the guy who wondered why some of the rotuines were edited: Believe it or not, some of these were actually released as singles! "Ajax Liquor Store" was a huge hit on the radio (can you imagine hearing this on the radio today?), and so the success of it was tried a few times with singles from their following LP's. "Ajax Airlines" is a case in point where it was edited to keep the flow going, and probably was the only tape source they had for use on the CD. But, yes, that is one of their funniest routines, and Bob Hudson's "drunk" voice is at its best on here, and the other "Ajax" phone-calls.
They had four albums: "Hanging In There" (1971), "Losing Their Heads" (1972), "Right-Off!" (1973), "The Weird Kingdom Of Hudson & Landry" (1974) and two best-of collections. "Weird Kingdom" is their last and rarest (I didn't know it existed until 1994, after being a fan for years on end), and has some funny routines on it, despite poor recording and some very bad editing.
After they split, Bob Hudson teamed up with Bobby "Boris" Pickett ("Monster Mash") for one LP called "Hollyweird Squares", and then formed the duo Hudson & Judson. Bob Hudson passed away from diabetes in 1997 at the age of 66. Ron Landry retired from radio and wrote for various TV shows for years, but he too has since passed away from lung cancer in September 2002 at age 68. You guys will be missed, and I'm sure you're making them laugh out loud up there!"
Hudson & Landry Are Great!
Wally Ahlborn | Munising, MI | 09/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard H&L in the early 1970's and bought every recording of theirs that I could find. Their humor is fantastic and their delivery is priceless. In later years, I dubbed their works onto cassettes so I could listen to them as I drove throughout the midwest. I'm sure that I was instrumental in increasing their popularity to people in my sales territory (southern Wisconsin, northern Illinois, eastern Iowa). Tonight (9/29/01), I was at a dinner party and the conversation got around to humor and one of the guests mentioned having heard Ajax Liquor Store years ago. I jumped into the conversation and told the group about the Obsene Phone Call bit and 'Bruiser' LaRue. When I got home, I searched for H&L on the internet, using 'AJAX' as my key word and up came the website. Shortly thereafter, I purchased the album 'Best of Hudson & Landry' and am anxious to be reaccuainted with these great artists. They are on par with Bob and Ray, Bill Cosby and Bob Newhart as for clean, humorous listening enjoyment. If anyone should read this tribute to H&L, I strongly recommend this album. You won't be sorry and the $15 purchase price will be returned many times over in laughter. You'll feel better each and everytime you listen to them......."