Allan Sherman, Earl Dowd, Earl Dad discussed on Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast
But there was a the record that you've talked about it a lot the first family was, you know, one of the first records that was a giant gold record comedy record of one meter of on meter. Yeah. So Earl Dowd was the was the sort of force behind that. He was one of the writers and producers of that, maybe the writer the main writer, and he wrote a lot of defense guy, very talented guy. Big just very fat and very tall and had a little goatee. And he was a friend of my parents. In the same place on the beach out on on the island. And I'm just remembering his town like he made so much money on that album. And he was one of those guys who just. Spent it that L. A juggernaut heard that Allan Sherman. He's one of those people who is not prepared for fame and any way. Well, that's tragic store. Yeah. Earl dad's story is is less tragic. But because he was already he was married happily. You know, but he bought weird things like a king ca ju which is like a Inca ju. Yeah. Creature from Austrailia like nocturnal creature that bit my father, Tom. But but the Earl dancer is simply that he did his his next album was called spirit. He Agnew is a riot. And I used to listen to that. And that was funny with Stanley Myron Handelman Shelley Mayer hand. Yes. And then the next album he did. Or maybe it was the spirits Agni. When my dad took me the recording session. So they do two sessions usually there's an audience it was in a big studio in New York City, and for me, it was a big moment. Because a it was really smart comedy. I was probably eight, you know, and I'm just and I was already like there were two things that were fascinating to me and one was comedy and the other was music. But in this case, it was this recording studio. So I got to see these people with microphones, and this amazing studio with a grand piano, and it it sticks in my mind. Very clearly as a major point of wanting to be in studios wanting to be around comedy wanna be around music. It was on that Allan Sherman like everything that he liked before. Now, he could get much like eating and drinking and screwing I mean. Yeah. Like, he probably I doubt he had a lot of luck. I mean, I think he was married and sort of in that sort of line of just straight life kind of. Yeah. And then boom, just massive. I think it was the fame even more than the fortune because he was already producing television shows and making money, but that fame all of a sudden that glow that false glow that you get and he couldn't deal with it. But he was still a brilliant brilliant. Man. You folks were playing those albums in the house. They had my son the folk singer, and I had a music teacher, and at the school that I was going to who actually played us my son, the mice. I think the first was my son the folks work. And it's it's it's it's a woman holding like a rubber chicken. And I remember hearing it and some of it. I could appreciate even when I was that young seven well, but there was some of it. I didn't understand what was going on. But the audience response on the album was so genuine so explosive. Yes, that it was exciting and you couldn't help but laugh and to me that's till this day that is the bar. That is the the gold standard for laughter when I'm writing for the theatre song or something. If if I hear that kind of genuine laughter rolling laughter. Explosive laughter. Then I feel like then I Pat myself on the back and feel good. That's about all. That makes interesting because he was hot enough that that that laughter. Probably wasn't use that that was that was legit. He was the well it was legit. And and it was it was also the laughter of a group of people mainly sort of educated Jews. That we're finally hearing jokes that just total same with Mel Brooks. Just for the first time hearing these jokes that you know. Where I joke about having a connection in dry goods shaker heights..