Lenny Bruce's last tape, August 1966; Tim Hardin song

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dc.creator Bruce, Lenny
dc.creator Hardin, Tim
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-07T16:14:10Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-07T16:14:10Z
dc.date.created 1966-08
dc.date.created 1968
dc.identifier.other LB_22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10192/33006
dc.description.abstract Presented here is a digital version of a recording of five free-form bits recorded by Lenny Bruce in the days before his death on August 3, 1966, plus a song written and performed by Tim Hardin after Bruce's death. In the first section, Bruce riffs on what he is doing, testing the Sony Dynamic Microphone. In the second section, he says some phrases in Spanish. In the third section, he plays the roles of the host of a radio talk show called Nightline, and of some callers. In the fourth section, he does rants as an irate pornographer and as an irate narcotics addict. He brings his girlfriend Maury Haydn (stage name Lotus Weinstock) into the bit, describing her as Banjo Eyes and as having been influenced by Timothy Hardin and Bob Zimmerman. She does a Lotty-thon consisting of monster-like noises. In the fifth section, Bruce does a different Nightline riff. On this file, the beginning is missing; this part can be found with the beginning on LB_1. Bruce acts out multiple roles including host of the late-night radio show and an irate senior citizen caller. In these voices he makes reference to beatniks on the Sunset Strip, a used car salesman who has a dog on the hood of a car in commercials (most likely Chick Lambert), a Senate investigating committee, Steve Allen and Phyllis Diller. The sixth section is Tim Hardin's song Lenny's Tune, a.k.a. Eulogy to Lenny Bruce, written and performed by Hardin after Bruce's death.
dc.description.abstract Full length copies of the recordings are available for use in the department. Please contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University for more information.
dc.description.sponsorship Funded in part by a grant from the GRAMMY Foundation®
dc.format.extent 18:04
dc.format.mimetype mp3
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartofseries Lenny Bruce Collection
dc.rights Material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.
dc.subject.lcsh Bruce, Lenny
dc.subject.lcsh Comedians -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Stand-up comedy -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh Jewish comedians -- United States
dc.subject.lcsh American wit and humor
dc.subject.lcsh Hardin, Tim
dc.title Lenny Bruce's last tape, August 1966; Tim Hardin song

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