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Lord Buckley

John MacKenzie 01 Apr 02 - 05:45 AM
harvey andrews 01 Apr 02 - 07:54 AM
Amos 01 Apr 02 - 08:02 AM
wysiwyg 01 Apr 02 - 08:28 AM
Deckman 01 Apr 02 - 09:52 AM
Dave Swan 01 Apr 02 - 10:32 AM
harvey andrews 01 Apr 02 - 11:22 AM
John MacKenzie 01 Apr 02 - 12:37 PM
harvey andrews 01 Apr 02 - 02:20 PM
John MacKenzie 01 Apr 02 - 02:43 PM
Art Thieme 01 Apr 02 - 07:14 PM
GUEST,MAG at work 02 Apr 02 - 12:05 PM
John MacKenzie 14 Apr 02 - 12:48 PM
Don Firth 14 Apr 02 - 03:13 PM
Deckman 14 Apr 02 - 05:21 PM
Don Firth 14 Apr 02 - 08:53 PM
GUEST,David Delcloo 14 Apr 02 - 10:13 PM
InOBU 29 Jan 10 - 11:45 AM
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Folknacious 29 Jan 10 - 01:28 PM
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Subject: Lord Buckley
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 05:45 AM

Any other Lord Buckley fans on Mudcat. I first ran into his material years ago when I guy who's name I forget, used to do "The Naz", at Les Cousins in Greek St. I now have a couple of CDs but don't know any more about him than the sleeve notes tell me.
Failte...Giok


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: harvey andrews
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 07:54 AM

Aaaagghh! Lord Buckley on c.d!!!!!!
Tell...what label, where, how much!! I can't wait!!


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Amos
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 08:02 AM

He was a master, a real original . I had LPs of his in college. Love a CD -- who makes them?

A


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: wysiwyg
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 08:28 AM

Hm, I think a filter search in the last 18 months will turn up a link to a website too.... it had transcriptions...

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Deckman
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 09:52 AM

BOY! Lord Buckley, what a performer. I was lucky enough to see him live, once of twice. I caught his show, and it was a show, at the Anchor Steam House, in Sausulito. It was either 1959 or 1962 ... whatta' memory Bob! When the show started, his "Ladies in Waiting, all dressed in satin and ermin robes, slowly advanced on the stage. Then entered Lord Buckley, dressed to the nines in Kingly garb. His Ladies in Waiting carefully removed his robe and bowed to his presence. Then he took the mike and said, "Welcome Lords and Ladies of the court", and the show was on. He then held the audience spellbound for his telling of the great tales of all times, in hipster talk. This was a brand new language to me at the time, and it was facinating. At first, I barely understood a word, then it began to sink in. He would tell of Romeo and Juliet, Rumpelstiltskin (sp?), and the "GREAT NAZ." (Jeasus of Nazureth.) All spoken in machine gun fire hip talk. And the rythmn of his speaking, the modulations in his voice, the pacing. He was like a Bob Gibson as a performer, but his instrument was his mouth. CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Dave Swan
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 10:32 AM

His Most Immaculate Hipness is available on Discover CD's.


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: harvey andrews
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 11:22 AM

Could GIOK please give us the info on the two cds. Company, number, etc. I've found one, but not the other and I want to order in the UK.


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 12:37 PM

Richard Myrle Buckley
April 5 1906-November 12 1960
CD 1 "Bad rapping of the Marquis de Sade" World Pacific CDP7243 8 52676 2 8 World Pacific is a subsiduary of Capitol Records.
Tracks
1 Title track
2 H-Bomb
3 Chastity Belt
4 The ballad of Dan Magroo
5 His Majesty the policeman
6 Maharajah
7 Scrooge
CD 2 "His Royal Hipness Lord Buckley" Discovery 71001
Tracks
1 The Naz
2 Gettysburg address
3 The hip Gan
4 Cabenza de Gasca, The Gasser
5 Jonah and the whale
6 Marc Antony's funeral oration
7 Nero
8 People (Epilogue)
Hope this helps. Still can't remember the name of the guy who used to do it at Les Cousins though.
Failte....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: harvey andrews
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 02:20 PM

Mnay thanks! I can't remember his name either...plays mouth trumpet..wears eccentric clothes...American I think. Ah..was it Earl Okin?
Colin Scott was the first person I heard do "The Naz" and I thought it amazing..still do.Now I'm going to order my 59th birthday presents!


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 02:43 PM

Keep thinking of the name Dudley something, or something Dudley. Anyway glad to be of help, glad to hear you're about to join us 59 year olds.
Happy Birthday when it comes.....Giok


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Art Thieme
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 07:14 PM

Saw him at Chicago's Gate Of Horn with Ed McCurdy opening for him.

Art


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: GUEST,MAG at work
Date: 02 Apr 02 - 12:05 PM

I once did his Gettysburg Address auditioning for a Reader's Theater part. Got it.


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 12:48 PM

Thought I'd refresh this as I'm still looking for more background on this guy.
Harvey, could it have been Duffy Power who did The Naz, at Les Cousins all those years ago?
Failte...Giok


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 03:13 PM

Hell's Bells! Where have I been? I just discovered this thread.

In the process of writing up my reminiscences of the folk scene, I'm currently working on when Bob (Deckman) Nelson and I hit the Bay Area seeking fame and fortune, only to discover that we were actually better off in Seattle. We had a ball, though, and saw many marvels, wonders, and weird stuff. I recently finished the following:—


        One evening, a fellow named Coz tracked us down and told us, "You've gotta come down to the Anchor Steam Beer place and hear this guy! I can't figure out what he is. He's not exactly a comedian, and he's not exactly a preacher—but he's both! Come on. You've gotta hear him!"
        So we went.
        I think we were lucky to have had a chance to hear this person when we did. He was truly one of a kind. We saw him perform there a couple of times.
        Lord Buckley.
        Lord Richard Buckley was a tall, aristocratic looking man with a neat, elaborately trimmed mustache. When Bob and I saw him, he was nattily but informally well dressed, but I heard later that he often appeared wearing a tuxedo and pith helmet. His Lordship defies description in the usual terms. He has been described, though, as "His Hipness, His Flipness, the Guru of Gone, the Cardinal of Cool, the Bishop of Bebop, the Paganini of Prose, the Pope of Purple Poetry, and the Man with the Magical Mouth." (Whew!) And His Lordship could keep that sort of thing up all night.
        Years before linguists declared that African-American dialect is indeed a legitimate linguistic form and not just bad English, Lord Buckley's monologs consisted of Bible stories, Shakespeare's tales and soliloquies, and a variety if other stories and poems retold in the black idiom, occasionally switching abruptly to an English accent (a few writers and critics, who probably heard his records but never actually saw him, have identified him as black or as English, but he is neither). "Hip-semantics," is what he called it. I've also heard it called "word-jazz."
        What Bob and I heard on those two occasions were monologs that Lord Buckley aficionados consider classics: "The Nazz" (His Lordship's version of the story of Jesus of Nazareth), "Jonah and the Whale," "Willie the Shake" (Shakespeare, of course), "The Raven" (Edgar Allen Poe), "Black Cross" (a poem by Joseph S. Newman), and many others.
        Lord Buckley, the hippest of cats and the virtuoso of verbosity, was a nobleman in the best and truest sense. Sometimes he would stop in the middle of a monolog, spread his arms wide, as if to embrace the whole audience and say, "Milords and Ladies of the Court, would it embarrass you very much if I were to tell you that I love you?" Then he would smile sadly at the people sitting there feeling a bit uncomfortable and say, "Yes, I see. It does embarrass you, doesn't it?" Then he would go on to say, "People sometimes ask me why I address my audiences as 'Milords and Ladies of the Court.' I believe that there is a spark of nobility in everyone. In even the smallest, meanest person, somewhere down deep inside, no matter how faint, there exists a spark of true nobility. It is that spark that I am addressing."
        Not a bad thought. Not bad at all.
        A little over a year later, on October 12, 1960, Lord Buckley had an engagement at the Jazz Gallery in New York City. It seems that in the Big Apple, at least back then, entertainers had to be licensed by the police department. This was highly controversial, in that the authorities had used this police licensing of entertainers to harass Lenny Bruce and a number of other entertainers. Just as Lord Buckley was about to go on stage, the police confiscated his entertainer's license, preventing him from performing. They offered no explanation. Shortly after that, while still in New York City, Lord Buckley fell ill. On November 12th he was put in an ambulance and taken to Columbia Hospital. That night, His Lordship died.

Respectfully submitted,

Don Firth

You can dig His Lordship here.


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Deckman
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 05:21 PM

Don ... thanks for posting that website. How do you find such things. I had another flashback remembering his telling of the time that he was first driving his automobile on the streets of San Francisco. His cars tires got stuck in the street car tracks and he was trapped for hours to only follow the streetcar routes. At first he fought it, then he dug it, when he realised that he now had his HIS OWN train system. Remember that? CHEERS, Bob


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 08:53 PM

I just pulled up "google.com," typed in "Lord Buckley" and there it was! Pages and pages of stuff. After I posted the link to His Lordship's website, I got to really looking through it. What a treasure trove!! Roll your orbs around the premises. It's worth the (shall I say?) trip!

(I also did a schtick on Harry the Hipster. We saw him at the same place. Sausalito was sort of like Oz.)

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: GUEST,David Delcloo
Date: 14 Apr 02 - 10:13 PM

"I'm the king of the dip and I'll tell you what the lick is" A truly great line from 'Jonah and the Whale'

An amazing talent, many comediens owe a great deal to Lord Buckley, but few give him the credit.

Got 3 albums - HIGHLY PRIZED.

David Delcloo aka Superdad


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: InOBU
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 11:45 AM

Ah dear alls...
Lord Buckley, Deckman, must have been 50 somthing you saw him, as October 5th, 1960, he came to play the room I now own, then the Jazz Gallery, now Theatre 80. His Royal Hipness was on stage when the vice squad stepped up and jacked his caberet card.
Now he was outraged, he had done benifits for the man, so the next day he went to see the cats at the copshop and wound up dead in the hospital. No one knows if they whooped him in the head and caused a hemorage, or he had a hypertensive stroke, but he was a martyer to free speach on stage. The outrage at his death ended the caberet card system, which would have made folks like Lenny Bruce impossible to book.
I do, with some reverance, an hommage to Lord Richard Buckley, on our stage, even shaved me beard and grew a stash for the events this November... in my tails... this October will be the 50th aniversery of the great man's death, a loving, mad clown who should have seen the decades he ushered in with his genius.
When I was a kid, we still had the mike and mike stand he used that night, now we only have the base of the stand, everything comes and goes.
Bless him, he was one of a kind. Thanks for remembering him here...
Good night lords and ladies of the royal court.


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: bobad
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 11:59 AM

Lord Buckley as a contestant on You Bet Your Life hosted by Groucho Marx.

As the voice of Go Man Van Gogh in this Beany and Cecil cartoon from 1959 The Wildman of Wildsville .


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Amos
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 01:10 PM

I have loved Buckley dearly for fifty years. Gawd bless his noble soul.



A


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: Folknacious
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 01:28 PM

Pretty much everything you need to know about Buckley is here


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: bankley
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 03:44 PM

"Would you be embarassed if I told you that I love you "
that one stuck with me since I first heard it...


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Jan 10 - 09:55 PM

I'm an actor in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Please check out my website, diglordbuckley.com.
You'll find pics and clips from my performances as Hip Lordship.
I'd be honored to hear your thoughts.

An amateur architect in the Taj Mahal,
Rod Harrison


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: GUEST,bankley
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 12:05 PM

Mr.Rod , that's great stuff... I've been aware of you for awhile.. glad you showed up here... I first heard of LB decades ago through Cedric Smith, an actor and musician in Canada, he also spread the word about poet Milton Acorn... I'll always be thankful for their pioneering contributions to hipdom


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Subject: RE: Lord Buckley
From: GUEST,rod
Date: 30 Jan 10 - 06:00 PM

Just fell on this thread and a few years late but the guy who used to do the Lord Buckley stuff at Cousins was Weston Gavin if I remember correctly... he also used to sing 'They call the wind Maria.' But it was an eclectic place...


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