I’ve had Redd Foxx on my mind since the last episode of Mad Men. Redd was onscreen when Don Draper’s teevee died in his motel room. By 1970, Redd had gone mainstream but before that he was known for working “blue.” His “party” records were popular in the black community and cult favorites among a discreet and insular set of white folks. Below are a few of Redd’s album covers.
This first album was released when America knew him as Fred Sanford but I couldn’t resist posting it:
More assing off after the break.
It’s hard to date the next two covers. Mr. Google is givin’ me lip instead of answers. Fuck you sideways Mr. Google as Redd himself might have put it:
I wanted to bring this post full circle but couldn’t find a good scan of Laff Your Ass Off. Here it is on YouTube.: