Allen & Grier

Allen & Grier is a folk rock parody duo that in 1963 released the comedy album Better To Be Rich Than Ethnic. The duo consisted of musician Jake Holmes as Allen and his wife Katherine "Kay" Holmes as Grier. The two met at Bennington College and decided to write songs that mocked the popular folk music of the time. The result was an album that, according to interviews Jake Holmes has given, earned the pair the label "the most tasteless folk group ever" from Pete Seeger.


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FM 305, FMLP305 Better To Be Rich Than Ethnic — Allen & Grier Allen & Grier Better To Be Rich Than Ethnic FM (6), FM (6) FM 305, FMLP305 US 1963 Sell This Version