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Chock Full of Chuckles (and Out-Loud Laughs),
This review is from: The Ultimate Collection (Audio CD)
This has been in heavy rotation in the car the past couple of weeks, helping dispel (a little) the will-to-live-crushing dreariness of the season, place and circumstances. I'd forgotten how good Benny's wordplay was and can see that oddly ageless face beaming out as I listen to these tracks, which cover a wide range of (then)popular styles, but tend to default to Country-styled lists of jokes and woes. Some gags are recycled but so what? Can you imagine ANY of the crop of performers who have emerged since Mr Hill was condemned as "ungood" and "politically deviant" leaving anything that lasts 30-40 years and still warms an audience? Or being capable of generating mirth & good cheer (rather than smug gloating and/or a sense of superiority) at all?
Can't wait to hear the just-reissued 'Ernie' disc...
Fave tracks: 'Rose' and 'The Old Fiddler'