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Album Review

Despite writing thousands of columns, appearing in dozens of films, and working constantly as a radio commentator, Will Rogers was not recorded often, and the live monologue included in this compilation apparently represents a good portion of his audio legacy. (Given the references he makes and his 1935 death, it must date from the early '30s.) Rogers' wit, irreverence, and sly commentary on everything from Congress to culture are preserved and very enjoyable here, despite some audio limitations. Most of the time he's sharing his observations with a very appreciative audience, and although his folksy drawl can seem like a put-on to mask his criticism, he's pretty funny and a deft singer while skewering the crooner Bing Crosby.


Born: 05 November 1879

Genre: Comedy

Years Active: '10s, '20s, '30s

Will Rogers was one of the United States' most renowned and respected national figures in the early 20st century. Born on November 4, 1879, near Oologah, OK, Rogers was part Cherokee Indian, and began working on his family's ranch at a young age. Rogers' roping/lasso skills brought him instant acclaim, and he was eventually listed in the Guinness Book of Records for being able to throw two lassos at once. Rogers landed a job transporting animals from Buenos Aires to South Africa for use in the Anglo-Boer...
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Will Rogers: America's Legendary Humorist, Will Rogers
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  • 9,99 €
  • Genres: Comedy, Music
  • Released: 01 January 2001

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