Lily Tomlin "This Is A Recording" LP (1971)
Lily Tomlin "This Is A Recording" LP (1971)
Lily Tomlin "This Is A Recording" LP (1971)
Lily Tomlin "This Is A Recording" LP (1971)
Polydor Records

Lily Tomlin "This Is A Recording" LP (1971)

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Details: Lily Tomlin, "This Is A Recording," LP (1971, Polydor Records) Lily Tomlin as her 'Ernestine the Telephone Operator' character, live at The Ice House in Pasadena, CA: her very first comedy album released in 1971 on Polydor Records. Comedy, Spoken-Word. Great condition! Sticker (light yellow) mark on the cover (see images). Terre Haute pressing.

Description: "This Is a Recording is a comedy album released in 1971 by American actress-comedian Lily Tomlin. The album consists of comic sketches of Tomlin in her most famous character, Ernestine, the nosy, aggressive, and sharp-tongued telephone operator. The album's tracks include monologues in which Ernestine tangles over the phone with Joan Crawford, Gore Vidal ("Mr. Veedle"), Martha Mitchell, and J. Edgar Hoover. It was recorded live at the intimate Ice House in Pasadena, California.

The album, Tomlin's first, won her a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. Tomlin became the first woman to win this award for a solo recording (in 1962 Elaine May won for an album with Mike Nichols; in the years since only Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Griffin among female comedians have won the award.) The album peaked at #15 on the Billboard Hot 200 albums list, the highest charting solo comedy album by a woman ever on the chart."

Grade: VG (Cover) / VG+ (Record)


A1. Alexander Graham Bell
A2. Mr. Veedle
A3. The Marriage Counselor
A4. Joan Crawford
A5. Obscene Phone Call
A6. The Repairman
A7. The Bordello
A8. Strike
A9. Peeved


B1. Ernestine
B2. The Pageant
B3. The F.B.I.
B4. The Mafia And The Pope
B5. Mrs. Mitchell
B6. Awards Dinner
B7. Boswick 9
B8. I.B.M.