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Who's on First? [Live]

Dave Frishberg, Bob DoroughAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Rockin' In Rhythm 2:54$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Who's On First? 3:43$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Lookin' Good 3:04$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Too Long In LA 4:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. You Are There 2:42$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Introduction To Underdog 1:23$1.29  Buy MP3 
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listen  8. Introduction To Where You At?0:27$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Where You At? 3:46$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen10. Health Food Nut 4:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen11. Devil May Care 3:28$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen12. Nothing Like You 4:57$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen13. Hong Kong Blues 3:20$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen14. Introduction To I'm Hip 1:29$1.29  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 24, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • ASIN: B00004ZDMK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,269 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
As a Gen X'er, I and many of my peers were unknowingly introduced to the breezy vocal stylings of Bob Dorough as we sat in front of the TV on Saturday mornings and scarfed down Cocoa Puffs in our PJs while enjoying such "Schoolhouse Rock" classics as "My Hero Zero," "Three Is a Magic Number" and "Conjunction Junction" (Dorough sang the first two and penned the third). But I recently learned that Dorough is a renowned jazz vocalist who once worked with Miles Davis and has recorded several albums over the years.

Anyway, "Who's On First" is the second Dorough album I've purchased, and it's worth every penny. Imagine having two goofy-but-cool grandfathers who can carry a tune and keep everyone laughing and entertained; that sums up the feel of this album. My favorites are the title track, in which the duo employs vaudeville humor to musically ponder which of them should take the stage first, and whether being first is even a desirable place to be; and "Lookin' Good," in which Frishberg assumes the persona of a cynic who's convinced he knows the secret to success, to great comic effect ("You can tell the world to shove it / Show 'em crap and make 'em love it / You can run their life / Long as you're lookin' good"). These two alone will give you your money's worth, but there's plenty more gems to savor on this live recording.

Bottom line: "First" is not only a fine album, but one that's every bit as fun to hear on CD as it obviously was for the audience at the Jazz Bakery in L.A. to experience live (their raucous laughter and applause on the recording is testament to that). You'll dig it, daddy-o.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Old Pros Cut Up January 24, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Listening to this reminded me of the best of Hope & Crosby. Two old pros, just cutting up and enjoying each other's company immensely. The set starts with Duke's "Rockin in Rhythm", the duo's answer to a jazzed up Ferrante & Teicher, then romps through a set of about everything that made them famous to their all-too-few fans (except that Frishberg's "Van Lingle Mungo" isn't here, and Dorough's "Nothin' Like You" doesn't have nearly the impact that it had when he did it with Miles in the '60's.). Much of it is witty and clever, which is what you'd expect from these guys; I particularly enjoyed Dorough's "Conjunction Junction". A nice set; no embarassments, and plenty to recommend.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Conjunction junction July 2, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Not being a fun or a conoisseur of these two artists, I bought this CD because Dave Frishberg did such a excellent job as a swing-oriented pianist on two later Jimmy Rushing albums(including his last recording gem) that I love very much. He proved equally dexterous in blues, jumping swing and ballads.

And I got much more than I expected... Only later I read about Dorough's and Frishberg's remarkable careers that spanned several styles in jazz while their creative interplay on "Who's on fist" goes beyond any expectations.

Since I have some knowledge of Carmichael's and Mercer's classical work, I can clearly see where these guys come from. But, American performing-writing tradition aside, this CD has a great amount of rhythm, wit and good vibrations. Lyrics definitely are the integral part of the experience, but for me the musical side is more than enough in spite of the fact that their voices don't have the power of Rushing or ambiance of Jon Hendricks or speed of Kurt Elling.

They both play fine piano and where the voice seems a bit weak, the strength of material and strong musicality more than adequately compensate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Both Artists in Top Form July 14, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A long-time fan of Dave Frishberg I was looking to his partnership with Bob Dorough and I was not disappointed. Both artist are in top form on this hard-to-get disc.
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2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FIVE stars)NOT four) I thought you siad "First"-rate December 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
The other reviewer rants and raves and bores us with a overly long review and has the nerve to only give it four stars, as if he's some big time tough critic. Well this cd deserves SIX stars, and is a "First" class effort, and is a classic, go read a real jazz reviewers review try tough critic of jazz Scott Yanow's review on thsi is gives it the higest possible rating. GREAT & ESSENTIAL desert island music, two guiys singing/playing piano and singing jazz sonngs they wrote creatively! FUN
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