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Joey Adams

Joey Adams (born Joseph Abramowitz; January 6, 1911 – December 2, 1999) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio host, nightclub performer and author, who was inducted into the New York Friars' Club in 1977 and wrote the book Borscht Belt in 1973.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 6, 1911 (New York City), Died December 2, 1999 (Manhattan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, speaker


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 85995 3/17/1954 How now brown cow Al Kelly vocalist  
Decca 85996 3/17/1954 The baseball expert Al Kelly vocalist  
Decca 86036 3/17/1954 The chicken story Joey Adams speaker  
Decca 86037 3/17/1954 The French play Joey Adams speaker  


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"Adams, Joey." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 22 January 2022.

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