...Is It Something I Said?

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...Is It Something I Said?
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ReleasedJuly 25, 1975
RecordedMay 26, 1975, Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Genre Comedy
Length45:07
Label Reprise
Producer David Banks
Richard Pryor chronology
That Nigger's Crazy
(1974)
...Is It Something I Said?
(1975)
L.A. Jail
(1976)
Professional ratings
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Christgau's Record Guide A [2]

...Is It Something I Said? is the fourth album by Richard Pryor and the first he released on a new contract with Warner Bros. Records, through its subsidiary Reprise Records. He remained with the parent label for the rest of his recording career.

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Recorded at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the album is notable for being the recorded debut of Pryor's memorable Mudbone, a rural Peorian teller of tall tales.

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The disc's label credits the track "Just Us" as being "stolen" by Paul Mooney, Pryor's friend and collaborator. The album was recorded by Wally Heider Recording, and engineered by Biff Dawes and Charles Carver.

In 1976, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording.

The album was the first Richard Pryor record to be remastered and reissued on compact disc. The album appears as part of the ...And It's Deep Too! box set, with a bonus track, "Ali" (that first appeared on Richard Pryor's Greatest Hits) appended to the album.

Track listing

All tracks written by Richard Pryor, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Eulogy" 3:50
2."Shortage of White People" 1:24
3."New Niggers" 4:00
4."Cocaine" 4:10
5."Just Us" Paul Mooney 3:49
6."Mudbone – Intro" 5:45
7."Mudbone – Little Feets" 11:50
8."When Your Woman Leaves You" 6:30
9."The Goodnight Kiss" 1:48
10."Women Are Beautiful" 0:53
11."Our Text for Today" 3:48

"Ali" is a bonus routine released as track 12 on some CD reissues.

See also

References

  1. Allmusic review
  2. Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies . Ticknor & Fields. ISBN   089919026X . Retrieved March 10, 2019 via robertchristgau.com.