Bicentennial Nigger

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Bicentennial Nigger
BicentennialNigger.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 10, 1976
RecordedJuly 1976 (see below)
GenreStand-up comedy
Length40:23
LabelWarner Bros
ProducerDavid Banks
Richard Pryor chronology
L.A. Jail
(1976)
Bicentennial Nigger
(1976)
Wanted: Live in Concert
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]

Bicentennial Nigger is the sixth album by the American comedian Richard Pryor. David Banks produced the album, while Warner Bros. Records released the album 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, location recording by Wally Heider Recording, engineer Biff Dawes.

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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