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Tomfoolery (Original London Cast) [Live Recording]

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A poor substitute

The songs lose too much without Tom Lehrer's grating, ironic voice behind them. The voices here are too trained and too smooth, the rhythms too even. There's nothing lively, nothing corny, nothing biting. Go for the original--- if you can find it.

get the original recordings

Lehrer is the only one that can sing these songs!

not the same

The original tom lehrer is amazing, especially "that was the year that was". This doesn't compare at all to him. They have cds for sale of him, just get those instead.


Born: April 9, 1928 in New York, NY

Genre: Comedy

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Tom Lehrer was one of comedy's great paradoxes -- a respected Harvard mathematics professor by day, he also ranked among the foremost song satirists of the postwar era, recording vicious, twisted parodies of popular musical trends which proved highly influential on the "sick comedy" revolution of the '60s. Despite an aversion to the press and a relatively small recorded output, Lehrer became a star, although he remained an enigma to even his most ardent fans; he rarely toured, never allowed his photo...
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