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In one Pierre and out the other

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Pierre Dac  Panache Records (France).  André Isaac (August 15, 1893 Châlons-sur-Marne, France – February 9, 1975 Paris, France), better known as Pierre Dac, was a French humorist. During World War II, Pierre Dac was one of the speakers of the BBC’s Radio Londres service to occupied France.  He produced a series of satirical songs which were broadcast on the station. After the war, he participated in a comic duet with the humorist Francis Blanche.

Dac is also the creator of the comic term “Schmilblick”.

The Schmilblick is an imaginary object first described in a nonsense prose by the French humorist Pierre Dac during the 1950s. According to its creator, the Schmilblick can be used in almost any occasion, therefore being strictly indispensable.

The Schmilblick resurfaced in 1969, in a TV show by Guy Lux and Jacques Antoine entitled Le Schmilblic (sometimes spelled Schmilblik or Schmilblick). The aim of the game was to guess the name of an object given some of its characteristics (color, shape, use and so on).

The word quickly became very popular in French language and was sometimes used as a synonym for thing or stuff, or something designating a strange or unknown object.

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Pressure drop

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Francis Blanche “A la Galerie”  Vogue Records (France)

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Double vision

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Rene Cousinier “Histoires de Partour et D’Ailleurs”  A comedy routine on Fontana Records (France)  Released in 1959

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Dwarf star

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Venus and Larry “Comedy Jackpot”  Here’s a super rarity.  No liner notes or bios, label info, dates or any information found online.  Does anyone know this one?

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Funny business

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A pot party!

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Tommy Trinder’s Party  Fontana Records (England)  Recorded in the Jolly Roger Bar, Gutlin’s Holiday Camp, Clacton-on-Sea 1959.  This record is intended for you and your party so that you can join in. It’s a party with a record and not just a record of a party. Britain’s funniest man – the most loveable personality in show business and our greatest comedian – drops in to entertain you with his inimitable humour and dazzling repartee.  Tommy thoroughly enjoys himself, as you can tell from the hilarious results.

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Preachin’ and teachin’

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Win with Irwin  Professor Irwin Corey (“The World’s Foremost Authority”) Campaigns at the Playboy Club  Atlantic Records (1960)  NYT Obit

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For El vee fans only

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“Listen and Laugh No. 2”  Featuring “El Vee”   A Night at the Beverly Hills Club with Larry Vincent  Pearl Records (Kentucky)  I think Larry Vincent also owned Pearl Records.  Most of his material was released on 78’s.  Mine is signed on the back.   (“El Vee” = Larrry Vincent!)

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Feed my Frankenstein cake

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Happy Birthday!  A Columbia Records flexi-disc (“Record Card”) featuring voices by Mel Blanc and Lennie Weinrib as Dr. Frankenstein, Frankenstein’s monster and his assistant!

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Yuck the police

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The Adventures of the Laughing Policeman   Charles Penrose   Columbia Records (UK)   This song is credited to Mabel Anderson under the pseudonym Billie Grey, but the music and melody come from The Laughing Song, recorded by George W. Johnson in 1898.  The song was first recorded as The Laughing Policeman by Charles Penrose under the pseudonym Charles Jolly in 1922. That version was released on Regal Records. A second version, the most common of the two, was recorded in 1926 and released on Columbia Records.  In 1957 it was released on the EP The Adventures of The Laughing Policeman. Ringo Starr bought a copy of the single in 1955 which was most likely the 1935 re-release with Laughter And Lemons on the B-side.

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