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Jonathan Winters was an American comedian, actor, broadcaster, TV presenter, artist and author who received eight Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Album during his career. He had a troubled childhood and developed his comedy persona as a response to his emotional traumas, and won a talent competition which led to a job as a DJ where his comedy gradually took over the show. He was a constant sufferer from nervous breakdowns and bi-polar disorder, which contributed to his approach as a pioneer of improvisational stand-up comedy, with a gift for impressions and mimicry, developing a range of characters that he used in his act - as he said himself: "I was fighting for the fact that you could be funny without telling jokes". This 3-CD set comprises the complete contents of his first five albums, all on the Verve label - "The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters", "Down To Earth", "Jonathan Winters In Concert: Here's Jonathan", "Another Day, Another World" and "Humor Seen through the Eyes of Jonathan Winters", all of them recorded in front of a 'live' audience. It naturally includes many of the routines which made him famous on TV. For those unfamiliar with his work, it's a great introduction to a highly individual entertainer, and for those revisiting his work from those times, it's a feast of comedy very much of it's era, but which laid the groundwork for later performers
Jonathan Winters was an American comedian, actor, broadcaster, TV presenter, artist and author who received eight Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Album during his career. He had a troubled childhood and developed his comedy persona as a response to his emotional traumas, and won a talent competition which led to a job as a DJ where his comedy gradually took over the show. He was a constant sufferer from nervous breakdowns and bi-polar disorder, which contributed to his approach as a pioneer of improvisational stand-up comedy, with a gift for impressions and mimicry, developing a range of characters that he used in his act - as he said himself: "I was fighting for the fact that you could be funny without telling jokes". This 3-CD set comprises the complete contents of his first five albums, all on the Verve label - "The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters", "Down To Earth", "Jonathan Winters In Concert: Here's Jonathan", "Another Day, Another World" and "Humor Seen through the Eyes of Jonathan Winters", all of them recorded in front of a 'live' audience. It naturally includes many of the routines which made him famous on TV. For those unfamiliar with his work, it's a great introduction to a highly individual entertainer, and for those revisiting his work from those times, it's a feast of comedy very much of it's era, but which laid the groundwork for later performers
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Format: CD
Label: Acrobat
Rel. Date: 08/06/2021
UPC: 824046911027

The Complete Albums 1959-62
Artist: Jonathan Winters
Format: CD
New: Available to Order $19.99
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DISC: 1

1. Medley: Introduction, Flying Saucers
2. Western
3. Football Game
4. Airline Pilots
5. Used Pet Shop
6. Hip Robin Hood
7. Medley: Super Service Station, Marine Corps
8. Introduction, Horror Movies, Amateur Show, Commercials, Great White Hunter
9. Introduction, Scratchy, Broadway Musical, Interviews, Prison Scene
10. Opening
11. Test Flight
12. Billy The Kid
13. New Flying Saucer
14. Opening - Portugese Pirate Ship
15. Oldest Airline Stewardess - Maude Frickert
16. Child Psychiatrist
17. Driving On The Turnpike - Thoughts Of A Turtle
18. Opening - California
19. The Lost Island
20. Igor And The Monster
21. New Frontiers, Civil War
22. TV Commercials, American In Paris
23. Moon Map / Ivy Leaguer
24. Human Torpedo
25. Sail Cat
26. My School Days
27. Hungry 'i' Opening
28. Moby Dick ; Capt. Arnold
29. Elwood P. Suggins' Automobile
30. Dr. Werner: German Scientist
31. S.S. Robert E. Lee
32. Chief Running Fox
33. Maude Frickett ; The Funeral
34. International Folk Singers - Terry Thai (Thailand)
35. International Folk Singers - Lonesome Tom (Western)
36. International Folk Singers - Ivan Korkoffskinovki (Russian)

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Jonathan Winters was an American comedian, actor, broadcaster, TV presenter, artist and author who received eight Grammy nominations for Best Comedy Album during his career. He had a troubled childhood and developed his comedy persona as a response to his emotional traumas, and won a talent competition which led to a job as a DJ where his comedy gradually took over the show. He was a constant sufferer from nervous breakdowns and bi-polar disorder, which contributed to his approach as a pioneer of improvisational stand-up comedy, with a gift for impressions and mimicry, developing a range of characters that he used in his act - as he said himself: "I was fighting for the fact that you could be funny without telling jokes". This 3-CD set comprises the complete contents of his first five albums, all on the Verve label - "The Wonderful World of Jonathan Winters", "Down To Earth", "Jonathan Winters In Concert: Here's Jonathan", "Another Day, Another World" and "Humor Seen through the Eyes of Jonathan Winters", all of them recorded in front of a 'live' audience. It naturally includes many of the routines which made him famous on TV. For those unfamiliar with his work, it's a great introduction to a highly individual entertainer, and for those revisiting his work from those times, it's a feast of comedy very much of it's era, but which laid the groundwork for later performers

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