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Black Ben the Blacksmith
Richard Pryor
Black Ben the Blacksmith
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
 
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Everybody has an off night, even a maestro like Richard Pryor. Or it could be sloppy editing; Black Ben the Blacksmith jumps from bit to bit, which can be distracting and makes one wish they included the entire routine to ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Richard Pryor
Title: Black Ben the Blacksmith
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 11/8/1994
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Comedy & Spoken Word
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452621320, 731452621344

Synopsis

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Everybody has an off night, even a maestro like Richard Pryor. Or it could be sloppy editing; Black Ben the Blacksmith jumps from bit to bit, which can be distracting and makes one wish they included the entire routine to keep Pryor's narrative flow intact. Still, there are occasional flashes of his irreverent, gritty brilliance--a more ambitious or influential comic has never mounted the stage. For example, Pryor starts off the title story, a tale of interracial romance in the Old South, with the hilarious conceit that it is being performed for a group of prisoners. Pryor's amazing ability to people a stage all by himself (check out "Black Nationalist") is truly awesome. Despite Black Ben's faults, Pryor's unique comic sensibility and occasional bravura turns make this CD worth listening to. --Michael Gerber

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His WORST!!!!
D. Reichel | KY USA | 01/24/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The editing is as sloppy as the comedy. Some bits don't even have a decent ending. They just end. For a great example of his early work check out "The Wizard Of Comedy.""
The best...
Anthony | CT | 09/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have every album. This is the best. From a true Pryor fan since age 8, this is the best. Back when he was still free-basing cocaine, this comendy has an edge like no other."