Friday, September 4, 2009

Joe E. Ross

From 1973 - we have an obscure Joe E. Ross adult comedy record called Should Lesbians Be Allowed To Play Pro-Football?

Subtitled "The Dirty Memories of an Ex-Cop" - Joe allegedly works blue here (I didn't last far enough with it to hear anything dirty). He's no ex-cop, but he used to play one on TV (on the excellent Car 54, Where are You?)

I once saw this record in the comedy bin at Record Museum at 69th Street in Upper Darby, Pa. It sat there with other "dirty" records from Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and such. I never expected to see Tooty from Car 54 associated with such an album - but here it is.

Even more interesting about this link is the blog entry that introduces it. It confirms a story Jay Leno tells in his autobiography that Joe was less than discreet in his admiration for prostitutes. It also mentions that co-stars Fred Gwynne and Imogene Coca (It's About Time) couldn't stand him.