This was $2. The alliteration in the title probably caught my eye when I purchased this. There were a couple of Rusty Warren albums on sale at the time of this purchase. I think the Banned in Boston label is what snagged me on this one.
Rusty Warren, born in New York City on 1930, and shortly adopted thereafter to a couple from Milton, Mass, is a comedienne/singer who made her fame singing about sex. She studied piano at the New England Music Conservatory of Music and was mentored by none other than the Boston Pop’s Arthur Fiedler. Known as the mother of the sexual revolution, she began her comedy career in Phoenix, AZ before taking her act to Las Vegas. She did around 11 records or so. Her biggest hit was “Knockers Up”. I am not sure what she is doing now.
This record is of a comedy show at the Surf Club at the Revere Beach , four miles north of Boston. For the record, I am not sure if she was actually banned from the city or not (the interview from this link has a story about this). Anyway, the record is her comedy routine augmented by four songs. Her routines are filed with euphemisms, double entendres, and innuendo about sex which quite frankly, in the age of Amy Schumer, sounds quite dated. But that is how things were back then so, there you go.
I liked this album just as much as the Elsa Lanchester album I reviewed two weeks or so ago. So, meh. Perhaps this is not fair and I do not mean to discredit the pioneering that Warren did. However, outdated beating around the bush on issues that are out in the open today really does not do it for me.