Laff Records

Laff Records

Profile:
Seminal Los Angeles-based comedy label most active from the late 1960s until its bankruptcy in 1985.

Notable comedy acts who released albums on the label included Shecky Greene, Skillet and Leroy, Little House on the Prairie star Alison Arngrim (who cut an album for the label spoofing President Jimmy Carter's daughter Amy), Slappy White, Wildman Steve (2), La Wanda Page (a/k/a Sanford and Son's Aunt Esther), Redd Foxx, George Carlin, Real People co-host Skip Stephenson, Kip Addotta (the label's last major artist) and, most importantly, Richard Pryor.

Richard Pryor...As That (African-American) Was Going Crazy (1968-72)
Most famous for signing--and almost derailing the recording career of--Richard Pryor after his first album for Dove/Reprise failed to chart. After the 1971 album Craps (After Hours) sold well, Pryor recorded That Nigger's Crazy for Stax Records sublabel Partee Records and re-signed with Reprise in late 1974 after that LP's success. However, Laff nearly prevented Reprise from reissuing the album (claiming contractual issues with him) until he and Warner Bros. Records, Reprise's parent company, settled with Laff in 1975 to gain control of his recording career. The end result was that Laff endlessly released and repackaged early pre-stardom Pryor material they had recorded between 1968 and 1972, often to coincide with whichever current Pryor movie was in theaters or Reprise/Warner Bros. LP had just gotten released; Pryor's estate gained control of his Laff masters--including a large number of unreleased master tapes--after his death. As a result, only the Craps (After Hours) album is considered part of Pryor's official discography.
Contact Info:
4101 West Jefferson Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90016

2683 South La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90034
(defunct)
Sites:
[l46718]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
023 Wet Dream  album cover Kip Addotta Wet Dream(7", Single) Laff Records 023 US 1984 Sell This Version
024 I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus  album cover Kip Addotta I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus (Single) 024 US 1984 Sell This Version
180 The Book Of Knowledge  album cover Belle Barth The Book Of Knowledge(LP, Album) Laff Records 180 US 1974 Sell This Version
1007 My Pussy Belongs To Daddy   album cover Faye Richmonde My Pussy Belongs To Daddy (7", Single, RE) Laff Records 1007 US Unknown Sell This Version
2019 La Wanda* Mutha Is Half A Word(Cass) Laff Records 2019 US 1970 Sell This Version
2020 The Johnny Otis Show, Live!*, Potts & Panzy With Dollface The Johnny Otis Show, Live!*, Potts & Panzy With Dollface - That's My Wife!(Cass, Album) Laff Records 2020 US Unknown Sell This Version
314-518 842-2 I Ain't Lied Yet!  album cover Redd Foxx I Ain't Lied Yet!(CD, Album, RE) Loose Cannon, Laff Records, Island Records 314-518 842-2 US 2012 Sell This Version
314-526 213-2 Black Ben The Blacksmith  album cover Richard Pryor Black Ben The Blacksmith(CD, Album) Loose Cannon, Island Records Inc., Laff Records 314-526 213-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
314-526 213-4 Black Ben The Blacksmith  album cover Richard Pryor Black Ben The Blacksmith(Cass, Album) Loose Cannon, Island Records Inc., Laff Records 314-526 213-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
314-526 214-2 Craps (After Hours)  album cover Richard Pryor Craps (After Hours)(CD, Album, RE) Loose Cannon, Island Records, Laff Records 314-526 214-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
314-528 063-2 Richard Pryor The Wizard Of Comedy (Album) 314-528 063-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
3145280622 Supernigger  album cover Richard Pryor Supernigger(CD, Album) Laff Records, Loose Cannon 3145280622 US 1995 Sell This Version
A 103 Giggles For Guzzlers  album cover Beryl Williams Giggles For Guzzlers(LP) Laff Records A 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
A106 Tales You'd Never Tell Mother  album cover Kenny Karol Tales You'd Never Tell Mother(LP) Laff Records A106 US Unknown Sell This Version
A107 Kay Martin At Las Vegas  album cover Kay Martin* Kay Martin At Las Vegas(LP) Laff Records A107 US Unknown Sell This Version
A108 Having a Party  album cover Beatrice Kay Having a Party(LP, Album) Laff Records A108 US Unknown Sell This Version
A109 The Customer Comes First  album cover Belle Barth The Customer Comes First(LP, Album) Laff Records A109 US Unknown Sell This Version
A110 Sex Machine: Naughty Songs Of Sex & Sins  album cover Billy Devroe And The Devilaires Sex Machine: Naughty Songs Of Sex & Sins(LP) Laff Records A110 US Unknown Sell This Version
A111 The Happy Drunk!  album cover Bub Thomas The Happy Drunk!(LP) Laff Records A111 US Unknown Sell This Version
A112 Undercover Safari  album cover Bub Thomas Undercover Safari(LP, Album, Mono) Laff Records A112 US Unknown Sell This Version
A113 Seven Places To Hang A Hat  album cover Bub Thomas Seven Places To Hang A Hat(LP) Laff Records A113 US Unknown Sell This Version
A114 Land Of Froots & Nuts  album cover Bub Thomas Land Of Froots & Nuts(LP) Laff Records A114 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-115 Hell's Belle  album cover Belle Barth Hell's Belle(LP) Laff Records A-115 US Unknown Sell This Version
A116 Sex Menu Internationale  album cover Various Sex Menu Internationale(LP) Laff Records A116 US Unknown Sell This Version
A117 Courtin' On A Mule  album cover Sam Nichols Courtin' On A Mule(LP) Laff Records A117 US Unknown Sell This Version
A118 She Gives Trade Stamps  album cover Billy Devroe She Gives Trade Stamps(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A118 US Unknown Sell This Version
A119 Trip Around The World  album cover Billy Devroe And The Devilaires Trip Around The World(LP) Laff Records A119 US Unknown Sell This Version
A120 The Wild Humor Of Rex Benson  album cover Rex Benson (2) The Wild Humor Of Rex Benson(LP, Album) Laff Records A120 US Unknown Sell This Version
A122 Stag Nite At The Lodge  album cover Buzzy Greene Stag Nite At The Lodge(LP, Album) Laff Records A122 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-123 Hollywood Up Tight!!!  album cover Tony Savone Hollywood Up Tight!!!(LP) Laff Records A-123 US Unknown Sell This Version
A124 Party Time  album cover Buzzy Greene Party Time(LP) Laff Records A124 US Unknown Sell This Version
A125 The Comedy World of Pepper Davis & Tony Reese  album cover Pepper Davis, Tony Reese Pepper Davis, Tony Reese - The Comedy World of Pepper Davis & Tony Reese(LP, Album) Laff Records A125 US 1968 Sell This Version
A-126 Live At The Horn  album cover Dick Curtis (5) Live At The Horn(LP) Laff Records A-126 Unknown Sell This Version
A127 Bagels & Lox  album cover Pearl Williams (2) Bagels & Lox(LP, Album) Laff Records A127 US Unknown Sell This Version
A129 Mission Impregnable  album cover Don Lucas (3) Mission Impregnable(LP) Laff Records A129 US Unknown Sell This Version
A132 For Men Only  album cover Faye Richmonde For Men Only(LP, Album) Laff Records, Davis Records A132 US Unknown Sell This Version
A135 Naughty Songs: Breasts and Thighs and Other Toys and Songs and Sighs  album cover Various Naughty Songs: Breasts and Thighs and Other Toys and Songs and Sighs(LP, Album) Laff Records A135 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-137 Good Grief, Its...Candy  album cover Colleen Lovett Good Grief, Its...Candy(LP) Laff Records A-137 US Unknown Sell This Version
A140 That Ain't My Finger  album cover Johnny Otis Show, Live!* Featuring Mantan Moreland & Livingood* Johnny Otis Show, Live!* Featuring Mantan Moreland & Livingood* - That Ain't My Finger(LP, Album) Laff Records A140 US 1970 Sell This Version
A141 The Burglar In The Bedroom  album cover The Johnny Otis Show, Live!* Featuring Skillet & Leroy The Johnny Otis Show, Live!* Featuring Skillet & Leroy - The Burglar In The Bedroom(LP, Album) Laff Records A141 US 1972 Sell This Version
A-142 Mutha Is Half A Word  album cover La Wanda* Mutha Is Half A Word(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A-142 US 1970 Sell This Version
A143 That's My Wife!  album cover The Johnny Otis Show, Live!*, Potts & Panzy With Dollface The Johnny Otis Show, Live!*, Potts & Panzy With Dollface - That's My Wife!(LP, Album) Laff Records A143 US 1970 Sell This Version
A-146 "CRAPS" - After Hours  album cover Richard Pryor "CRAPS" - After Hours (Album) A-146 US 1971 Sell This Version
A-146 After Hours  album cover Richard Pryor After Hours(7", Promo) Laff Records A-146 US Unknown Sell This Version
A148 Healthy, Sexless & Single  album cover Norma Miller Healthy, Sexless & Single(LP, Album) Laff Records A148 US Unknown Sell This Version
A152 Hey Baby, Its The Crepitation Contest (No Sh*t!)  album cover Unknown Artist Hey Baby, Its The Crepitation Contest (No Sh*t!)(LP) Laff Records A152 US 1971 Sell This Version
A154 There's A Mouse In My Pants  album cover Baroness Bobo There's A Mouse In My Pants(LP) Laff Records A154 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-156 Back Door Daddy  album cover Skillet & Leroy & LaWanda* Skillet & Leroy & LaWanda* - Back Door Daddy(LP, Album) Laff Records A-156 US 1972 Sell This Version
A157 Take It Out Of This!  album cover Auntie Tina Dixon Take It Out Of This!(LP, Album) Laff Records A157 US Unknown Sell This Version
A158 Elsie's Sportin' House  album cover Mantan Moreland, Roosevelt Myles & Janet Taylor Mantan Moreland, Roosevelt Myles & Janet Taylor - Elsie's Sportin' House(LP, Album) Laff Records A158 US 1971 Sell This Version
A159 Elect: Slappy White Vice President  album cover Slappy White Elect: Slappy White Vice President(LP, Album) Laff Records A159 US 1972 Sell This Version
A160 Snow White & The Black Knight  album cover Richard & Willie Snow White & The Black Knight(LP) Laff Records A160 US Unknown Sell This Version
A162 A Taste Of Tangerine  album cover Tangerine (11) A Taste Of Tangerine(LP, Album) Laff Records A162 US 1972 Sell This Version
A-163 Blows Your Mind  album cover Dynamite (16) Blows Your Mind(LP, Album) Laff Records A-163 US 1973 Sell This Version
A-164 Should Lesbians Be Allowed To Play Pro Football?  album cover Joe E. Ross Should Lesbians Be Allowed To Play Pro Football?(LP) Laff Records A-164 US 1973 Sell This Version
A-165 Freeman & Murray  album cover Freeman King & Murray Langston Freeman King & Murray Langston - Freeman & Murray(LP, Album) Laff Records A-165 US 1973 Sell This Version
A-167 The Ghost Of Davy Crockett  album cover Dap Sugar Willie The Ghost Of Davy Crockett(LP) Laff Records A-167 US 1973 Sell This Version
A168 Sonny And Pepper  album cover Sonny and Pepper Sonny And Pepper(LP) Laff Records A168 US 1973 Sell This Version
A171 Forgive Me Father, I Have Sinned...  album cover Frank Alesia & Timothy Blake (2) Frank Alesia & Timothy Blake (2) - Forgive Me Father, I Have Sinned...(LP) Laff Records A171 US Unknown Sell This Version
A 172 Dynamite's Soul Christmas  album cover Dynamite (16) Dynamite's Soul Christmas(LP) Laff Records A 172 US 1973 Sell This Version
A174 The Okra Eaters  album cover Skillet & Leroy The Okra Eaters(LP) Laff Records A174 US 1974 Sell This Version
A 176 Open And Enter  album cover Bea Bea Benson Open And Enter(LP) Laff Records A 176 US 1974 Sell This Version
A-177 Fly Away Little Bluebird  album cover Reynaldo Rey Fly Away Little Bluebird(LP) Laff Records A-177 US 1974 Sell This Version
A178 Calling All Freaks  album cover Tina Dixon* Calling All Freaks(LP) Laff Records A178 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-181 Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!!!  album cover Wildman Steve (2) Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!!!(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A-181 US 1973 Sell This Version
A183 Yu-Ma-Ma  album cover Sonny Hatchett Yu-Ma-Ma(LP) Laff Records A183 US 1975 Sell This Version
A185 A Tribute To The Man "Tan"  album cover Mantan Moreland A Tribute To The Man "Tan"(LP, Album) Laff Records A185 US 1975 Sell This Version
A186 The First Of The Sit Down Comics  album cover Don Sherman The First Of The Sit Down Comics(LP) Laff Records A186 US 1975 Sell This Version
A189 Super Spook  album cover Dynamite (16) Super Spook(LP) Laff Records A189 US 1976 Sell This Version
A-190 Elect Slappy White For Vice President  album cover Slappy White Elect Slappy White For Vice President(LP) Laff Records A-190 US 1975 Sell This Version
A-191 When  You're Hot -- You're Hot!!!  album cover Wildman Steve (2) When You're Hot -- You're Hot!!!(LP) Laff Records A-191 US 1976 Sell This Version
A-193 The Return Of The Crepitation Contest ("Championship Re-Match")  album cover Robert Wotherspoon* The Return Of The Crepitation Contest ("Championship Re-Match")(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A-193 US 1976 Sell This Version
A195 Watch It Sucker!  album cover La Wanda Page Watch It Sucker!(LP) Laff Records A195 US 1977 Sell This Version
A 199 Heeere's Amy  album cover Alison Arngrim Heeere's Amy(LP, Album) Laff Records A 199 US 1977 Sell This Version
A-200 Black Ben The Blacksmith  album cover Richard Pryor Black Ben The Blacksmith(LP, Album) Laff Records, Laff Records A-200 US 1978 Sell This Version
A-201 The Rising of Reynaldo Rey  album cover Reynaldo Rey The Rising of Reynaldo Rey(LP) Laff Records A-201 US 1978 Sell This Version
A203 I Ain't Lied Yet!  album cover Redd Foxx I Ain't Lied Yet! (Album) A203 US 1978 Sell This Version
A204 A Day At The Races  album cover Shecky Greene A Day At The Races(LP, Album) Laff Records A204 US 1979 Sell This Version
A205 Sane Advice  album cover La Wanda Page Sane Advice(LP) Laff Records A205 US 1979 Sell This Version
A-206 Outrageous  album cover Richard Pryor Outrageous(LP) Laff Records A-206 US 1979 Sell This Version
A-211 This Is The Funniest Funkiest Filthiest Record Ever  album cover Various This Is The Funniest Funkiest Filthiest Record Ever(LP, Comp) Laff Records A-211 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-213 King Monkey Alias Jimmy Thompson  album cover King Monkey King Monkey Alias Jimmy Thompson(LP, Album) Laff Records A-213 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-215 I Hope I'm Not Out Of Line!  album cover Kip Addotta I Hope I'm Not Out Of Line!(LP, Album) Laff Records A-215 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-215 I Hope I'm Not Out Of Line!  album cover Kip Addotta I Hope I'm Not Out Of Line!(12", Promo) Laff Records A-215 US 1981 Sell This Version
A 217 The Renegade Whiteman  album cover Ollie Joe Prater The Renegade Whiteman(LP, Album) Laff Records A 217 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-218 I'm A Virgin  album cover Marsha Warfield I'm A Virgin(LP, Album) Laff Records A-218 US 1981 Sell This Version
A 222 Retail Comedy @ Wholesale Prices  album cover Stevens & Grdnic Retail Comedy @ Wholesale Prices(Cass, Album) Laff Records A 222 US 1982 Sell This Version
A 222 Retail Comedy @ Wholesale Prices  album cover Stevens & Grdnic Retail Comedy @ Wholesale Prices(LP) Laff Records A 222 US 1982 Sell This Version
A-223 Hooked On Comedy  album cover Various Hooked On Comedy(LP, Comp) Laff Records A-223 US 1982 Sell This Version
A-227 Show Biz  album cover Richard Pryor Show Biz(LP) Laff Records A-227 US 1983 Sell This Version
A228 Everything's Big  album cover Redd Foxx Everything's Big(LP, Album) Laff Records A228 US 1983 Sell This Version
A-230-S White Boy Rapp  album cover White Boy Rapp - Kip Addotta White Boy Rapp - Kip Addotta - White Boy Rapp(12") Laff Records, Laff Records A-230-S US 1984 Sell This Version
A231 Hi Home I'm Honey!  album cover Bob Zany Hi Home I'm Honey!(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A231 US 1985 Sell This Version
A-292 Richard Pryor Live  album cover Richard Pryor Richard Pryor Live(LP, Album) Laff Records, Laff Records A-292 US 1983 Sell This Version
A 5001 Erotiques D'amor: The Sensual Sounds Of Erotic Love Set To Music  album cover No Artist Erotiques D'amor: The Sensual Sounds Of Erotic Love Set To Music (Album) A 5001 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-5002 Sex Menu Internationale  album cover Various Sex Menu Internationale(LP) Laff Records A-5002 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5003 Party Time  album cover Buzzy Greene Party Time (Album) A5003 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5004 Stag Nite At The Lodge  album cover Buzzy Greene Stag Nite At The Lodge(LP, Album) Laff Records A5004 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-5005 LAFF-LP Giggles For Guzzlers sex & sin for - laffs!  album cover Beryl Williams Giggles For Guzzlers sex & sin for - laffs!(LP) Laff Records A-5005 LAFF-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
A5007 Courtin' On A Mule  album cover Sam Nichols Courtin' On A Mule(LP) Laff Records A5007 US Unknown Sell This Version