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George Carlin's 1st ever recording from 1960; originally issued in 1963 and reissued in 1995. Carlin's incredible wit and sardonic mastery of the stage/language are in evidence here. Teamed with his original partner, Jac... more »
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George Carlin's 1st ever recording from 1960; originally issued in 1963 and reissued in 1995. Carlin's incredible wit and sardonic mastery of the stage/language are in evidence here. Teamed with his original partner, Jack Burns, this title was originall
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For fans only, but not too bad
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is a recording of Carlin's earliest work, when he worked in a duo with Jack Burns. The humor is fairly dated 60s stuff, but there's still a lot of laughs to be had. Carlin's impersonation of Lenny Bruce ("The Sickest") is dead on. Beware, the cd has no liner notes or even a photo of Carlin, and it runs less than 25 minutes. But if you have all of Carlin's other stuff and want to hear his baby steps, this is a good purchase."
Vintage recording..but mastered at the wrong speed!
sean12179 | 01/25/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This is indeed a vintage recording of George Carlin with Jack Burns when they used to be a team back in the early 60's. The material is very dated which is expected, and truthfully not that funny, and the recording quality is not too good.
The most annoying thing about this release is it was mastered at the wrong speed. Yes, George and Jack were younger back then but WAY past the age of puberty so their voices were not THAT much higher!! I am fortunate to have heard an original copy of the album, so apon hearing this CD for the first time was a bit of a shock. The cover is a total joke as well. It shows Carlin in his later days which gives no indication of the vintage recording contained inside. This cd is only for the collector. (I bought a copy, re-mastered it and corrected the speed using Sound Forge, then made a beautiful cover using an appropriate picture of "Burns & Carlin")Now I have to find a way to unload the "speeded up version""
sean12179 | Washington, DC USA | 04/03/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is an album of very early George Carlin material; during his days with Jack Burns as a stand-up duet. It doesn't sound grainy, fortunately, but only the die-hard Carlin fans will be able to tell him from Burns (mainly because it's all parody material where they're using different voices). Also, it's not very long, and some of the tracks are incomplete, but it's the only cd of his pre-solo material, so it's a must-buy for all Carlin fans (especially those not fortunate enough to have the very rare "Burns & Carlin at the Playboy" LP)."