Next One Will Kill You CD (1963)
Spin Selling Audiobook CD Actor and comedian Morey Amsterdam -- perhaps best known for his role of Buddy Sorrell on the Dick Van Dyke Show -- issued a pair of musical comedy long-players during the early 1960s. Each uniquely capture the self-proclaimed "human joke machine's" quick wit, as well as his impeccable sense of comedic timing and delivery. The Next One Will Kill You! (1963) -- chronologically the second of the two -- features Amsterdam reeling off a non-stop cascade of one-liners and punch lines behind an uncredited studio orchestra. By modern (or even hip mid-'60s) standards, the jokes are admittedly corny and the instrumental backing has all the personality of ersatz elevator music. However, that lack of pretension is a portal to ...