PERFORMERS: PHYLLIS DILLER

Born: July 17 1917
Died: August 20 2012

phyllisdillerby PETER TATCHELL (reprinted from LAUGH MAGAZINE #8, 1993)

Phyllis Diller has long been regarded as the ‘First Lady’ of American standup comedy. A star of nightclubs, movies and television her self-depreciating style and raucous laugh delighted millions. Over the years she was also a best-seller on LP. Herewith an itemisation of her various releases.

Wet Toe In A Hot Socket
Mirrosonic LP SP 6002
Cesspool Of Culture
I’d Rather Cha-Cha Than Eat (song)
Cornflakes On The Rocks
Guess Who I Saw Today (song)
I Hate Cheap Beauty Parlors
Today Will Be Yesterday Tomorrow
Thrift Flight
To Keep My Love Alive (song)
Wet Toe In A Hot Socket
Just Like A Man

Phyllis Diller Laughs
Verve LP V 15026, Polygram/Karussell CD 551 324-2
Ad Libs – The New Look
The Management
Old Age
The Beauty Parlor
Plastic Surgery
Lipstick
The New Cosmetic
My Moment Of Truth
Driving Downtown
Home Maker
The Suki Yaki Restaurant
Sequel To Suki Yaki
The Cleaners
Insecurity

Are You Ready For Phyllis Diller
Verve LP V 15031
Don’t Eat Here
The Way I Dress
Bead Craft
Hypochondriac
Cook Book
Household Hints
Cheese And Turkey
Tightwad Airlines
Small Chest Condition
Labor Day

Born To Sing
C.B.S. (S)BP 233596
a collection of songs interrupted by one-liners:
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Hello Young Lovers
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
And This Is My Beloved
My Man
I Enjoy Being A Girl
The Man I Love
Nobody Makes A Pass At Me
If You’ve Got The Money (I’ve Got The Time)
The Curse Of An Aching Heart + A Bird In A Gilded Cage
One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)

Live From San Francisco (2000)
Laugh.com CD LGH 1016
Getting Old
Holding It All Together
Fang
Driving

Buddy Lester’s Their Favorite Jokes (2001)
Laugh.com CD LGH 1099
features a contribution from Phyllis

Material from the two Verve LPs has also been repackaged on the following discs:

Great Moments In Comedy With Phyllis Diller
Verve LP V 15046
The Way I Dress
Cook Book
Household Hints
Cheese And Turkey
Tightwad Airlines
My Moment Of Truth
Old Age
Beauty Parlor
Plastic Surgery
Driving Down Town
The Suki Yaki Restaurant
Sequel To Suki Yaki
The Cleaners
Insecurity

The Best Of Phyllis Diller
Verve LP V 15053, Laugh.com CD LGH 1112
Don’t Eat Here
The Way I Dress
Beadcraft
Hypochondriac
The Management
Cheese And Turkey
Tightwad Airlines
Plastic Surgery
Lipstick
The New Cosmetic

What’s Left Of Phyllis Diller
Verve LP V 15059, Polygram/Karussell CD 551 322-2
New Look
Old Age
Beauty Parlor
Cook Book
Household Hints
Small Chest Condition
Labor Day
My Moment Of Truth
Driving Downtown
Homemaker
The Suki Yaki Restaurant
Sequel To Suki Yaki
The Cleaners
Insecurity

The Beautiful Phyllis Diller
Verve LP V 15062

Don’t Eat Here
The Management
The Way I Dress
Tightwad Airlines
Plastic Surgery
Lipstick
The New Cosmetic
Bead Craft
Hypochondriac
Cheese And Turkey

* The Best Of … and What’s Left Of … comprise a complete set of the Verve material

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