John Valby

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John R. Valby (born November 22, 1944)[1] is a musician and comedian who plays in barrooms and college campuses up and down the East Coast. Using an old-fashioned piano, he creates comedic, obscene parodies of classic songs. Known as "Dr. Dirty", he typically performs in a classic white tailcoat and black bowler hat. His songs and shows focus mainly on sex and racial slurs, with a mix of current and historic people and events.

Career[edit]

While Valby is best known for his "Dr. Dirty" act, he has recorded and produced pop and rock albums for himself and other artists. One unusual act he was responsible for producing was that of Buffalo Sabres defenseman Jim Schoenfeld, with whom Valby recorded two albums: 1972's Schony and its follow-up, The Key Is Love (1974). He also had a small role as a piano player in a Tijuana brothel in the 1983 film Losin' It, which featured an early performance by Tom Cruise.

Personal life[edit]

As of August 2012, he lived in a house in Clarence; the house burned down due to suspected arson that month.[2] As of 2016, he still lived in Clarence.

References[edit]

  • Richard A. Reuss, An Annotated Field Collection of Songs From the American College Student Oral Tradition (Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Masters Thesis, 1965).
  • Ed Cray, The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs (University of Illinois, 1992).

Discography[edit]

  • 1974 – The Key Is Love (collaboration with Jim Schoenfeld)
  • 1974 – Philosophical Bull Shit
  • 1975 – Dirt
  • 1977 – Concerto for Piano, Voice and 500 Screaming Assholes
  • 1978 – Hotel Buffalo
  • 1979 – Lily White And Burnout Blue
  • 1980 – Give Me Dirt or Give Me Death
  • 1982 – Sit on a Happy Face
  • 1987 – A Midsummer's Wet Dream
  • 1988 – Beaver Fever
  • 1989 – Double Valby: Don't Go Soft on Me Now/Your Face or Mine
  • 1990 – Cherry Poppin' in Grand Rapids
  • 1992 – Butt Seriously Folks
  • 1994 – Double D CD
  • 1995 – Butt's Up Doc
  • 1995 - Super Pixies
  • 1996 – Fruits of an Idle Mind
  • 1997 – Compact DIRT: Digital Ditties
  • 1998 – WWW.VALBY.CUM
  • 2000 – Best of Dr Dirty
  • 2001 – Dr. Dirty's Sphincter Unplugged
  • 2001 – Herniated Jingle Balls
  • 2001 – Dr. Dirty: O&A and T&A Video
  • 2002 – Greatest Tits
  • 2004 – The Old Fart Cuts Another One
  • 2005 – American Troubadour
  • 2005 – Scratch N Sniff
  • 2005 – Valby Rocks
  • 2007 – Coming Soon on a Face Near You
  • 2008 – Sheep Thrills
  • 2012 – Tickling the Ovaries
  • 2013 – It's a Small Dick After All and Other Short Subjects (live album)
  • 2015 – Survival of the Stiffest
  • 2016 – Keep Calm and Valby On
  • The Not Yet On CD, CD
  • Operation Fuck Iraq
  • Live from Jackinsack New Jersey
  • Treasury of XXXMas Classics
  • What I Did on My Summer Vacation
  • Dirt Poems
  • Half in the Fuckin' Bag
  • Same Shit, Different Cover
  • Dr. Dirty in Pixieland
  • Live at the Pine Inn
  • I'm Here for the Gangbang
  • Ivy
  • Bootleg Valby
  • The Doctor Is In
  • Up for Re-Erection
  • Tequila Mockingbird

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Stafford Palace Theater - John Valby aka Dr.Dirty's Special Christmas Show - Stafford Springs, CT". December 14, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Tokasz, Jay (August 26, 2012). "Musical entertainer's home heavily damaged by fire". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on August 28, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 

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