|Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974)|
|Live album by Richard Pryor|
|Recorded||February, 1966 to Autumn, 1974|
|Producer||Richard Pryor, Robert Marchese, David Drozen|
|Richard Pryor chronology|
Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974) is a two-CD compilation of live stand-up comedy recordings by comedian and actor Richard Pryor, that predate his 1974 mainstream breakthrough album That Nigger's Crazy. A live album &ndash commonly contrasted with a Studio album &ndash is a recording consisting of material (usually music recorded during stage performances Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III ( December 1, 1940 &ndash December 10, 2005) was an American Comedian, Actor Autumn (also known as fall in North American English) is one of the four Temperate Seasons Autumn marks the transition from Summer A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Comedy (from the Greek κωμωδίαkomodia has a popular meaning (any discourse generally intended to amuse especially in Television, Film, and In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty Record label and production company owned by Warner Music Group. In the Music industry, a record producer or music producer has many roles among them controlling the recording sessions coaching and guiding the musicians organizing Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III ( December 1, 1940 &ndash December 10, 2005) was an American Comedian, Actor Uncut magazine trademarked as UNCUT, is a popular monthly publication based in London. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III ( December 1, 1940 &ndash December 10, 2005) was an American Comedian, Actor A comedian or comic is a person who seeks to entertain an audience primarily by making them laugh An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III ( December 1, 1940 &ndash December 10, 2005) was an American Comedian, Actor That Nigger's Crazy is the third official album release by Richard Pryor.
The album was primarily compiled from tapes recorded by Laff Records between 1966 and 1974. Laff Records was a small Independent record label specializing in comedy and party records originating on the West Coast of the United States. By 1968, Pryor had only recorded and released one album up to that point, the eponymous debut that was released by Dove/Reprise and featured a much milder Pryor. Reprise Records is an American Record label, founded in 1960 by Frank Sinatra, which is owned by Warner Music Group, and operated
In 1970 Pryor signed with Laff Records to record and release his second album, the underground classic Craps (After Hours). Laff Records was a small Independent record label specializing in comedy and party records originating on the West Coast of the United States. After its release in February, 1971, Pryor sought out a larger label for his next album but didn't find it until 1974 when he signed with Stax Records, who originally released That Nigger's Crazy. Stax Records is an American record label founded in 1957 originally based out of Memphis Tennessee. That Nigger's Crazy is the third official album release by Richard Pryor. Laff promptly sued Pryor, but a settlement allowed Pryor to become a free agent in exchange for allowing Laff to release all previously unissued material with them. After Pryor signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1975, where he kicked his recording career into high gear with the release of ...Is It Something I Said? and the reissue of That Nigger's Crazy, Laff began rushing out badly packaged and mastered albums to piggyback Pryor's Warner Bros. Warner Bros Records Inc is an American Record label that operates as a wholly owned Subsidiary of Warner Music Group. That Nigger's Crazy is the third official album release by Richard Pryor. releases.
Between 1971 and 1983, Laff released twelve albums worth of Pryor material, but spread out the contents amongst twenty different albums, including releases that either repackaged older albums with new titles and covers, or albums that paired Pryor tracks from Craps with previously issued material from other comedians who had recorded for Laff (including Redd Foxx). Redd Foxx ( December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991) born John Elroy Sanford, His father an Electrician, left the family
In 2002, Pryor and his wife/manager Jennifer Lee Pryor won the legal rights all of the Laff material with Pryor's name on it -- over 40 hours of unedited reel-to-reel tapes -- containing recordings both issued and unissued. Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas Pryor III ( December 1, 1940 &ndash December 10, 2005) was an American Comedian, Actor Jennifer Lee Pryor then gave Reggie Collins and Steve Pokorny, the men who had previously compiled the ...And It's Deep Too! The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992) nine-CD box set and its companion 2-CD Anthology for Rhino, access to all of the tapes.
Disc 1 contains what is said to be the best of the material Laff had released on record after 1974, while Disc 2 contains the entire Craps album plus other unreleased material, including the unedited version of Pryor's entire Wattstax monologue. Wattstax is a 1973 documentary film by Mel Stuart that focused on the 1972 Wattstax music festival and the African American community of Watts
The album packaging also contains liner notes from journalist David Felton, who had interviewed Pryor several times, including around the time of That Nigger's Crazy's release and after Pryor had his 1980 free-basing accident. Freebase or free base refers to the standalone neutral basic form of an Amine, as opposed to its water-soluble salt form.
Disc One recorded live at:
Disc Two recorded live at: