November 7, 2016 So Witty!

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John F. Kennedy, The Kennedy Wit, RCA Victor VDM-101, 1964

This is by far the best of all the Kennedy tribute albums I’ve ever heard.  It’s concise and focused on some really funny moments from the 2 1/2 year Kennedy presidency.

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There is good narration by David Brinkley, and even an more interesting introduction by Adlai Stevenson.  True, the sound of his voice makes it seem like he’s applying for a job as Underbutler at Downton Abbey, but he concisely describes Kennedy from the point of view of an elder statesman who knew how special he was.

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With a catalogue number of 101, I can tell that this record was the first of a new RCA series.  The Stevenson record from the other day came about a year later, but I’ve never seen any other records from this series.  Maybe politicians stopped being witty after 1965.

Today’s Summary:
Cost: $3, $666 Remaining

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