Something Like This... The Bob Newhart Anthology
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||Abe Lincoln vs. Madison Avenue||Bob Newhart||7:34||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Cruise of the U.S.S. Codfish||Bob Newhart||5:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Merchandising the Wright Brothers||Bob Newhart||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Driving Instructor||Bob Newhart||8:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Grace L. Ferguson Airline (And Storm Door Co.) [Live At the Hungry I/F]||Bob Newhart||9:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Bus Drivers School||Bob Newhart||6:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Retirement Party||Bob Newhart||8:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ledge Psychology||Bob Newhart||5:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Rocket Scientist||Bob Newhart||7:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Uncle Freddie Show||Bob Newhart||8:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Introducing Tobacco to Civilization||Bob Newhart||6:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Siamese Cat||Bob Newhart||2:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Defusing a Bomb||Bob Newhart||7:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Friend With a Dog||Bob Newhart||6:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Expectant Father||Bob Newhart||7:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||On Poodles and Planes||Bob Newhart||3:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Man Who Looked Like Hitler||Bob Newhart||5:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||King Kong||Bob Newhart||6:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Returning a Gift||Bob Newhart||4:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Buying a House||Bob Newhart||4:08||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ben Franklin In Analysis||Bob Newhart||7:10||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Daddy of All Hangovers||Bob Newhart||3:47||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||On Trains and Planes||Bob Newhart||6:17||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Modern Witch Doctor||Bob Newhart||3:03||$1.29||View in iTunes|
It's a testament to Bob Newhart's considerable talents that his TV shows, particularly his '70s classic The Bob Newhart Show, overshadowed his comedy records which were trailblazers in their own accord. His first album, The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart, became the first comedy album to ever reach the top of the charts, and it did so in 1960, when there were scores of other comedians, singers, rockers, and Broadway soundtracks vying for the coveted pole position. Newhart succeeded then, and his records remain fresh, because they were elegantly written, easily delivered, perfectly formed sketch comedy, the kind of routines that could appeal to all audiences, yet still contained twists and asides that proved how hip and clever Newhart was. This is the same trait that fueled his television shows, and while certain particulars of both the show and the records may have dated, the routines remain uproariously funny because of their construction. Newhart created a setting and existed within it, letting little details speak large volumes. This is apparent throughout Rhino's splendid double-disc set, Something Like This... The Bob Newhart Anthology, which contains 24 tracks from his eight albums for Warner Brothers. Since most of these records are out of print, this is a blessing for Newhart fans, but anyone with even a passing interest in comedy should check this out, because there are few comedy records that ever transcend time like this.
I highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates Bob Newhart.
Bob Newhart was a comedic genius of his time. He had a real knack for story-telling. He'd begin with an opening explaining what he was about to tell and he would then tell the story from a first person's point of view. His comedic style was unique and powerful. This album was a great find.
Very cleaver & original, even today
With all the "modern" comic acts out today, this album stands up to them, and surpasses them for both originality and wit. Abe Lincoln vs Madison Avenue is a classic and deserves o be, but so is King Kong and Ben Franklin in analysis. You won't be sorry if you get the whole album. YEA BOB!
great bang for your buck completly hilarious
bob newhart is one of a kind sublty funny he is unmatched.