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Ain't That Weird [Soundtrack, Import]

Brother Dave GardnerAudio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 21, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Laugh.Com/Fontana
  • ASIN: B00006BNDG
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,938 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Brother Dave's 1961 album hit #15 on the charts! Listen as Brother Dave focuses his unique stream-of-consciousness dialogue into some socially advanced topics for the early '60s, including drugs, ecology, vegetarianism, and Beatniks. As Gardner proudly af

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Untold Joy is a Joy Untold July 18, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Today he is frequently regarded as a racist comic, but to give "Brother" Dave Gardner his due he was an equal opportunity offender: be ye black or white, be ye American or foreign, or worse still be ye a lawyer, doctor, politician, or preacher, you and your kind were fodder for his comic onslaught. Frequently racy, often bombastic, and always flying in the face of political correctness, in some respects he might best be described as a white forerunner to the likes of Richard Pryor.
But that was at the peak of his notoriety. Recorded in 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas, AIN'T THAT WEIRD catches Brother Dave early on in his career--and before he began to delve into the material that would earn him first fame and then dismissal as socially unacceptable. AIN'T THAT WEIRD offers a gentler, kinder Brother Dave, more charming than aggressively (if often hilariously) obnoxious.
The primary interest and the primary drawback to this recording are one and the same: it is very much of its time, and unless you can cast your mind back to the world of the early 1960s much of the humor may elude you. Even so, any one can appreciate Gardner's uncanny ability to recast the patter of a fundamentalist Southern preacher into a series of bizarre linguistic turns that rely as much on intonation as actual content. And fortunately, the sound quality is quite good, meticulously capturing every dipthong and accent mark.
So Brother Dave fans, turn back the clock some fifty years, get yourself in a just-post-Eisenhower frame of mind, and prepare yourself for a lecture on the nature of untold joys, joys untold, population control, vegetarians, the Cuban Missile crisis, and the unspeakable folly of sober ministers who make the mistake of trying to pass drunks on the road. Ain't that weird? Yes it is. But Rejoice, Dearhearts! It's Brother Dave!
--GFT ( Reviewer)--
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still A Great Offering! July 12, 2008
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This was Dave's third album. An earlier reviewer talked about the "canned" laughter was too loud. The show was recorded live in Atlanta. The problem with the applause had to do with trying to "mike" a live show for 1961.

There is some good material here, but "Rejoice Dear Hearts" and "Kick Thine Own Self" were better all around, material, sound and editing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Weird February 6, 2012
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I remember some of 'Brother Dave' from the late 50's early 60's that was truly funny, this was OK but not what I was looking for time to keep looking. Brother Dave was a minister, with a twist this cut is a bit dated.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Humor but Perhaps Dated July 5, 2009
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My family has been a fan of dear Dave for many years. I just bought this CD album for my brother, rather than transferring his vinyl album to CD.

Dave Gardner's humor in general is good but can be rather dated.
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