Open Casket Sharp

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Newcomers might feel like they're missing something as "Grandma's House" kicks off the comedian's first widely available standup album at full throttle, but Rickey Smiley has such a "built-in" audience -- thanks to his radio and television hosting, his crank call albums, and constant touring -- that you've just got to trust that his characters are flushed out , even with little setup. Actually, this feeling that you've missed the intro and are being dropped into an act mid-set is reminiscent of the party records of Redd Foxx and his ilk from way back when, and the always ribald, always risky humor of Rickey is right there too, sometimes using the old white folks/black ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Newcomers might feel like they're missing something as "Grandma's House" kicks off the comedian's first widely available standup album at full throttle, but Rickey Smiley has such a "built-in" audience -- thanks to his radio and television hosting, his crank call albums, and constant touring -- that you've just got to trust that his characters are flushed out , even with little setup. Actually, this feeling that you've missed the intro and are being dropped into an act mid-set is reminiscent of the party records of Redd Foxx and his ilk from way back when, and the always ribald, always risky humor of Rickey is right there too, sometimes using the old white folks/black folks comparisons "White people had Mr. Bubble. What did we have? Joy detergent!" or a 2Live Crew understanding of alternative lifestyles "A lesbian go down to the basketball court and shoot a jumpshot, but a bulldagger? She take it to the paint!". Laughing at that unfortunate kid named "Precious" seems harsh until "Midget Funeral" piles on the short people jokes, and if that track called "Camel Toe" doesn't give it away, Smiley is one filthy, porno-minded fellow. Still, remembering that all Grandmas used Tussy cream deodorant, delivering a line as wry as "I joined a white church 'cuz white people get out on time," plus the equal distribution of stereotypes suggests that Smiley isn't mean or misguided. He's just hilarious and sharp, like Open Casket Sharp.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2011
  • Label: Ent. One Music
  • UPC: 099923238225
  • Catalog Number: 2382
  • Sales rank: 73,415

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Grandma's House (4:03)
  2. 2 Grandma's Pills (2:05)
  3. 3 Lesbians vs. Bulldaggers (4:00)
  4. 4 Ushers (2:04)
  5. 5 Where You From? (0:39)
  6. 6 Old Folks On A Plane (3:18)
  7. 7 Roll Tide! (1:05)
  8. 8 Battle Of The Bands (4:52)
  9. 9 Precious (5:39)
  10. 10 Ole School Player (1:32)
  11. 11 Midget Funeral (3:03)
  12. 12 Camel Toe (6:22)
  13. 13 Teacher (0:50)
  14. 14 Playin' At Church (1:14)
  15. 15 Sunday School Teacher (0:46)
  16. 16 Amazing Grace (2:58)
  17. 17 The Sermon (1:48)
  18. 18 Sister Holy Ghost (1:52)
  19. 19 I Won't Complain (3:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rickey Smiley Primary Artist
Common Folk Musician
Tony Ballard Keyboards, Vocals
Terry Williams Guitar, Vocals
King Robinson Jr. Drums
Jay Sandford Bass
Technical Credits
Michael Koch Executive Producer
Neal Marshall Producer, Executive Producer
Allen Blackwell Executive Producer
Rickey Smiley Executive Producer
Michael E. Rosenberg Executive Producer
Yolanda White Executive Producer
Scott Montoya Director, Executive Producer
Garrett Abdo Producer
Darren Throop Executive Producer
Patrice Theroux Executive Producer
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