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In this first study of the man behind the myth, Oliver Trager explains Buckley's life and career and the enormous following he developed in the entertainment community as well as the reasons behind the obscurity into which the man and his work disappeared after his death in 1960.

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Overview

In this first study of the man behind the myth, Oliver Trager explains Buckley's life and career and the enormous following he developed in the entertainment community as well as the reasons behind the obscurity into which the man and his work disappeared after his death in 1960.

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Lord Buckley broke into show business with Red Skelton in the 1930s, but he is probably best known for the hip language routines he developed for his nightclub acts in the 1950s, the subjects of which ranged from Jesus Christ ("The Nazz") to the Marquis de Sade ("King of the Badcats"). Trager, the host of an annual radio show on Buckley and of a semiannual group performance of his material called "Dig and Thou Shall Be Dug," has produced a composite biography of the controversial hipster and stand-up comic, who influenced comedians as diverse as Lenny Bruce and Robin Williams. Weaving together Buckley's own writings, memories of friends and acquaintances, and news articles, reviews, and liner notes, Trager creates an impressionistic but detailed portrait of Buckley's life and times. Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen, David Amram, and Buckley's wife, Elizabeth, are among those who reminisce. A comprehensive bibliography and discography, as well as a CD compilation of Buckley in performance (not heard), make this essential for all Buckley fans. Recommended for academic and larger public libraries. William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566491570
  • Publisher: Welcome Rain Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/17/2002
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.14 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Author's Note ix
Introduction: Lord Who? 1
Prologue: Presenting Lord Buckley 5
1. Birth of the Cool 9
2. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 18
3. In a Mist 33
4. Amos 'n' Andy 43
5. The Hipsemantic 58
6. Lord and Lady 72
7. The Nazz 95
8. Euphoria 108
9. The Church of the Living Swing 147
10. Finger-Poppin' Daddy 163
11. King of the Badcats 184
12. Lord and Lenny 214
13. It Could Be Verse! 231
14. High Sahib 248
15. Straight to the Road of Love! 260
16. Nepenthe 283
17. Cosmic Tour 307
18. The Hip Messiah 320
19. Stompin' the Sweet Swingin' Sphere 353
Appendix A The Lord Buckley Discography, Videography, and Filmography 373
Appendix B Bibliography and Sources 380
Appendix C Cast of Characters Index 397
Acknowledgments 399
Permissions 404
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