Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Clay Tyson - Man On The Moon

Clay Tyson was a second-string stand-up comedian in the 1960's, known primarily for having toured with the James Brown Revue.

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Specializing in 'Chitlin' Circuit'-styled humor, he released a couple of live stand-up LPs; 'Up Tight' on the Chess label in 1965, and 'Straight From the Horse's Mouth' on Atco in '67.

- Follow link to Get On Down With The Stepfather Of Soul for more about Tyson and his King label singles.

Listen to:
Clay Tyson -
Man On The Moon

(King Records 45, 1968)
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- For a more militant but logical late-sixties 'follow-up' to Clay Tyson's bit of social commentary, see also 'Whitey On The Moon', Gil Scott-Heron's 1970 cover of
The Last Poets' 1969 proto-rap response to the Apollo 11 moon landing.

1 comment:

J-Unit 1 said...

Thanks for this share. I read about this over on the Hyp Records list of space funk singles and was surprised/happy to find a good quality share of this.

I'm going to have to dig through a couple years worth of posts now that I've found this blog :)

J-Unit 1

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