Bicentennial Nigger

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Bicentennial Nigger
Live album by Richard Pryor
Released September 10, 1976
Recorded July 1976 (see below)
Genre Stand-up comedy
Length 40:23
Label Warner Bros
Producer David Banks
Richard Pryor chronology
...Is It Something I Said?
(1975)
Bicentennial Nigger
(1976)
Wanted: Live in Concert
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

Bicentennial Nigger is a comedy album by the American comedian Richard Pryor. David Banks produced the album, while Warner Bros. Records released the album on a cassette tape in September 1976. It is often considered one of his most influential recordings.[2][3] The CD version of the album was released on 20 June 1989.[4] It won the 1977 Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album.[5]

The album was recorded in July 1976 at the Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, with the exception of the title track, recorded at The Comedy Store in Hollywood in February 1976.

He performed "Acid" during his legendary appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hillbilly" - 2:15
  2. "Black and White Women" - 4:06
  3. "Our Gang" - 2:48
  4. "Bicentennial Prayer" - 6:42
  5. "Black Hollywood" - 5:25
  6. "Mudbone Goes to Hollywood" - 10:11
  7. "Chinese Restaurant" - 1:18
  8. "Acid" - 4:55
  9. "Bicentennial Nigger" - 2:25
  • On cassette releases, "Acid" was moved to side one, after "Bicentennial Prayer," to make the content more even on each side of the tape.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Richard Pryor Bicentennial Nigger cassette tape". Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  3. ^ Asim, Jabari (2007). Album release date. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-19717-0. Retrieved 2008-11-06. 
  4. ^ "CD release". Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  5. ^ "A new black superstar". Time. 1977-08-22. Archived from the original on 15 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

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