I still love listening to the LBJ Ranch LP. Those were done by Earle Doud and Alen Robin. Doud was in the cast of "The First Family." The Doud/Robin political LPs became a cottage industry. By the time 1972 rolled around, they were getting kind of raunchy and freewheeling. Robin by himself produced "Funny Farm," which had Nixon, Rockefeller, Humphrey, McGovern, Agnew, et. al. arguing with each other. The premise was Alen Robin was a psychiatrist seeing Nixon, while the other politicians barged into the session. It's a riot. They would take snippet of one of them saying something - such as Humphrey saying "really naked" and then just run with it. Looped endlessly over and over again. I remember falling on the floor, laughing. Somehow, they got Nixon to say all sorts of things, like "Kiss my behind," "But I DO think" etc. It's on Courage Records if you can ever find it.
As a matter of fact, here it is!
On Oct 22, 2012, at 8:44 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> John Quinn, who engineered the record, told me that every last drop of booze ordered in for the studio audience was consumed. Then everyone rushed home to be with their families in case the missles started flying.
> Vaughn Meader got to play in another famous NYC studio a few months later. His followup album was recorded at Columbia's 30th Street "Church" studio.
> John Quinn went on to engineer several comedy albums for various people connected either directly or once removed from "The First Family." One of my favorites is "Welcome to the LBJ Ranch," which used taped excerpts of LBJ as answers to "questions" from "the press" as performed to a live audience.
> After Fine Recording, John Quinn and several partners founded The Mix Place on 5th Avenue. That sound-for-picture studio complex had a 20+ year run, which is a very long life in the NYC studio biz.
> -- Tom Fine
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> Subject: [ARSCLIST] 50 years ago tonight: Meader and JFK
> This evening, Oct. 22, is the fiftieth anniversary of both John F.
> Kennedy's Cuban Missile Crisis Speech and the recording session at Fine
> Recording Studio for Vaughn Meader's multi-million selling comedy album
> about Kennedy, "The First Family", Oct 22, 1962.
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