Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Rodney Dangerfield - Rappin' Rodney
Side one is an eighteen minute track of comedy called “Rodney Rappin’” which had been recorded live at Catch a Rising Star, in New York City.
Side two begins with the novelty musical number called “Rappin’ Rodney”. It was co-written with J.B. Moore and Robert Ford Jr. who had worked with Kurtis Blow on his break-thru hit “The Breaks”. The single spent eight weeks on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 83. On it, Dangerfield cycles through a number of one-liners with female background singers chiming in constantly “no respect no respect”, his comedy catch-phrase.
The rest of side two is made up of sixteen and a half more minutes of stand-up on the track “Rodney Continues Rappin’”, also recorded at Catch a Rising Star.
Rappin’ Rodney has only been released on vinyl to date, so if you are a comedy fan you will have to hunt for this one.