A Comedian is Born (1964)
Side 1: Who Done It?, I Had a Dream, Two Hungry Boys, Indian Reservation
Side 2: The Songs and Humor recorded live at The California Club, Los Angeles, Calif.
Original album liner notes: Writing the second set of liner notes for a recording comic, as a follow up to their first funsational LP, can be just as taxiing and trying as producing the second LP itself, without becoming repetitious or boring.
Such is the existing situation; the distinct honor of penning the notes you are now reading has befallen yours truly for the second time around and enclosed within this album jacket is the second micro-grooved performance by the fabulous RUDY RAY MOORE, just waiting for you to slip the needle on any groove and receive from your hi-fidelity speaker the wit, humor, difference, delivery and versatility that makes the name of RUDY RAY MOORE ring across the nation as one of the brighter new day talents.
A truly great artist is like a pure diamond: its brilliance will always shine; consequently a writer cannot add to the luster and brilliance that’s present and evident in describing such an artist; they can only repeat in their cleverest written manner the known facts about such a person and yet manage to arrest your immediate attention to the brilliance and talent that might have escaped you in previous live performances or recorded presentations by the same.
In our previous notes found on the back of Mr. Moore’s initial Kent Personality Series LP entitled “THE BEATNIK SCENE,” we stated that he was not the male version of Moms Mabley, nor was he the threat to Dick Gregory, two of the foremost recording comedians of the era; we did, however, predict that RUDY RAY MOORE would certainly become one of America’s highly regarded funny-men, a fact that was proven by public acclaim and album sales following the release of his first LP.
RUDY RAY MOORE is not satisfied just being an accepted funny man or comedian, content to record saleable albums and accept bookings into night clubs throughout the country; his talents won’t allow him to follow the aforementioned route.
He’s alive with drive and ingenuity, and he wants the whole wide world to know it; so he applies himself in related fields of endeavor… results being that Mr. Moore is a comic, choreographer, dancer, producer, talent coordinator, and, too, a vocalist, as you, the listener of this LP, will discover.
From here we could go on and on by medium of adjectives, verbs, and wordy phrases for the sake of filling up the back of this album jacket… but we feel as though we’ve already taken up too much of your time … so, at this point, yours truly will bid you wonderful people adieu, because it’s time to present the dynamic, funsational, and talented RUDY RAY MOORE.
- Warren Lanier
Producer: Eddie L. Lindsey
Supervisor: Theodore Toney
Director: A. L. Banks
Color Separation: Howard Harris
Editor: Bill Lazerus
Cover Design: Rudy Ray Moore