Re-posting from.....Monday, April 27, 2015
|Richard Pryor/see photo credit|
O.K., I'm back,...you know, I loved Pryor's voice,,,,he reminds me of one of my favorite jazz musicians who also had a drug habit and hard life...namely CHET BAKER. Go HERE to read MY story about Chet Baker. Here's a video link of the album 'The Best of Chet Baker' [thanks ].
Now, I'll find more about Pryor...be right back.....
I read about Pryor in .WIKIPEDIA..and, there's NO mention about his singing...BUT, it's so beautiful Lotsa stuff about his adult humor, awards and comedy, which he is known for. He openly talked about his drug habit on the videos I scanned on YOUTUBE. example: 'Richaed Pryor on the Johnny Carson Show, 1983' [thanks ].
I remember when Pryor caught himself on fire in June of 1980 after drinking and freebasing cocaine. Rescue workers found him quote 'walking quietly about a mile and half from home', His daughter, stated that Pryor ' poured high-proof rum over his body and set himself ablaze in a bout of drug-induced psychosis' Later, he stated that he had tried to commit suicide.. Those burns covered over one half of his body and he was in the burn unit for six months.
In 1990 he was diagnosed with M. S.and started using a scooter to get around. He died in 2005 from a heart attack..
There was lotsa recognition for his support of civil rights over the years and his Black Comedy.... Kings of Black Comedy, Heroes of Black Comedy, 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time., and in 2005 in the UK.. The Comedian's Comedian.
He was awarded many Grammys etc. here's a quote: " Pryor won an Emmy Award (1973) and five Grammy Awards (1974, 1975, 1976, 1981, and 1982). In 1974, he also won two American Academy of Humor awards and the Writers Guild of America Award. The first ever Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was presented to him in 1998. Pryor is listed at Number 1 on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians."
PHOTO CREDIT: Go HERE. 384 × 216Search by image
More video links of Richard Pryor below Could not find any more music from Pryor...Below, is his comic stuff....Adult language.
1.\] MUDBONE, by Richard Pryor by