H. R. H Crown Prince Richards Collection " The Tales of Lord Buckley" Box Set is the single largest collection of Lord Buckley''s recordings ever offered. Your favorites and much more. Hipsters Flipsters and Fingerpopping daddies dig this touch of royalty and sit back cat''s and kiddies and listen to the stories of that gone cat. These recordings were unearthed in a great big black show-biz trunk by his son Crown Prince Richard. Introduction credit (national lampoon) Larry "Ratso" Sloman.
In the American underground, stories about royality, Indian reservations, gangsters and hipsters are not often about one mans life. Colorful provocative and often tragic,
the life of His Royal Highness Lord Richard Buckley lives on in his recordings. To someone who has never heard of or lisen to any Lord Buckley material, it might seem current even timely as he is quoted by Bill Murry in Hunter Thompson''s"Where the Buffalo Roam" saying,"Lazlo was not a bad guy for as Lord Buckley said he did stomp upon the terra",or as George Harrison sings a tribute to Lord Buckley''s famous castle "Crackerbox Palace". Even Johnny Depp in" Willy Wonka''s Choolate Factory" said he thought of Lord Buckley when he mentioned hipsters in the movie. Robin Williams and George Carlin also thank Lord Buckley for leading the way with humor and influencing their work.
When you hear "God''s Own Drunk" the story about a man, a whiskey still ,a bear and that big old yellow moon it''s fresh and full of life and it''s one of Lord Buckley''s "Hip Classics". When you hear Lord Buckley''s version of William Shakespeare''s "Marc Antonys Funeral Oration" ,"Friends Romans and Countryman" it''s transformed into "Hipster Flipsters and Fingerpopping Daddies knock me your lobes" you can imagin a back beat and a rapper laying it down. But when you hear "James Dean" it come to you that this is from another time. Yes it happened again a hipster philosopher who is right out in frount of the pack who has died many year ago that perhaps you''ve never heard of.
There is no almanac, history book or reference literature on Lord Buckley that''s correct. Yet if you go on the internet there are many web sights telling personal stories about him as if he were around the corner doing a gig or an unknown writer for some late night talk show.
Born on a small Indian reservation in a coal mining town on the outskirts of San Franciso in the year of 1906. In 1928 at the worlds fair in Chicago , he broke into show business as a standup https://www.tradebit.com became Lord Buckley as a joke that everyone took serious while parading around in an elephant''s robe at a bankrupt circus. https://www.tradebit.comd Buckley performing at club Suzi-Q tonight the ad read. The Barrymore''s came to see the first show. Working for Al Capone in 1933 he got his own club "The Chez Buckley" with an all black review nothing but jazz was his style. In 1957 he became "The Professor of Hipology" in a Hollywood rock and roll teenage magizine "Dig". Being a creature of rythem he went with it all even formed his own royal court. Later he died in mystery not unlike Princess Diana.
One night I saw the headlights of a car driveing across the desert to our Las Vegas home. I remember that black and white 1959 ford pulling into our dirt https://www.tradebit.com police officer walked to the front door to tell my mother that my father had died. Life magizine said in a titled piece" A Card Game with the Cops", Lord Buckley had died and he stold his last show,November 12,1960. I was ten years old.
A record producer Jim Dickson who first recorded Lord Buckley and later recorded the Birds offered this explanation. When his first album was made, there was no category in 1952 it could be filed under. In a sense, he was a comic. Jazz in the sense of improvisation on a theme. Comic in that he certainly made people laugh, but his delight was that of dramatic storyteller, limited only by the audiences ability to stay with him. Add humorist and philosopher to jazz comic and dramatic storyteller and one begins to appreciate the complex nature of his comic genius.
Lord Buckley was one of the original hipsters in every sense of the word, as someone once said without Hip there would be no Hip-hop. Sincerely yours
Crown Prince Richard
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