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
(defunct)
Sites:
[l46718]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
023 Kip Addotta Wet Dream(7", Single) Laff Records 023 US 1984 Sell This Version
024 Kip Addotta I Saw Daddy Kissing Santa Claus (Single) 024 US 1984 Sell This Version
180 Belle Barth The Book Of Knowledge(LP, Album) Laff Records 180 US 1974 Sell This Version
1007 Faye Richmonde My Pussy Belongs To Daddy (7", Single, RE) Laff Records 1007 US Unknown 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 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 Richard Pryor Black Ben The Blacksmith(CD, Album) Loose Cannon, Island Records Inc., Laff Records 314-526 213-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
314-526 214-2 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(CD, Album) Laff Records 314-528 063-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
3145280622 Richard Pryor Supernigger(CD, Album) Laff Records, Loose Cannon 3145280622 US 1995 Sell This Version
A 103 Beryl Williams Giggles For Guzzlers(LP) Laff Records A 103 US Unknown Sell This Version
A109 Belle Barth The Customer Comes First(LP, Album) Laff Records A109 US Unknown Sell This Version
A110 Billy Devroe And The Devilaires Sex Machine: Naughty Songs Of Sex & Sins(LP) Laff Records A110 US Unknown Sell This Version
A111 Bub Thomas The Happy Drunk!(LP) Laff Records A111 US Unknown Sell This Version
A112 Bub Thomas Undercover Safari(LP, Album, Mono) Laff Records A112 US Unknown Sell This Version
A113 Bub Thomas Seven Places To Hang A Hat(LP) Laff Records A113 US Unknown Sell This Version
A114 Bub Thomas Land Of Froots & Nuts(LP) Laff Records A114 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-115 Belle Barth Hell's Belle(LP) Laff Records A-115 US Unknown Sell This Version
A116 Various Sex Menu Internationale(LP) Laff Records A116 US Unknown Sell This Version
A118 Billy Devroe She Gives Trade Stamps(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A118 US Unknown Sell This Version
A119 Billy Devroe And The Devilaires Trip Around The World(LP) Laff Records A119 US Unknown Sell This Version
A120 Rex Benson (2) The Wild Humor Of Rex Benson(LP, Album) Laff Records A120 US Unknown Sell This Version
A122 Buzzy Greene Stag Nite At The Lodge(LP, Album) Laff Records A122 US Unknown Sell This Version
A124 Buzzy Greene Party Time(LP) Laff Records A124 US Unknown Sell This Version
A125 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 Dick Curtis Live At The Horn(LP) Laff Records A-126 Unknown Sell This Version
A127 Pearl Williams (2) Bagels & Lox(12", Album) Laff Records A127 US Unknown Sell This Version
A132 Faye Richmonde For Men Only(LP, Album) Laff Records, Davis Records A132 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-137 Colleen Lovett (2) Good Grief, Its...Candy(LP) Laff Records A-137 US Unknown Sell This Version
A140 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 Unknown Sell This Version
A141 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 La Wanda* Mutha Is Half A Word(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A-142 US 1971 Sell This Version
A143 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 Unknown Sell This Version
A-146 Richard Pryor "CRAPS" - After Hours (Album) A-146 US 1971 Sell This Version
A-146 Richard Pryor After Hours(7", Promo) Laff Records A-146 US Unknown Sell This Version
A148 Norma Miller Healthy, Sexless & Single(LP, Album) Laff Records A148 US Unknown Sell This Version
A152 Unknown Artist Hey Baby, Its The Crepitation Contest (No Sh*t!)(LP) Laff Records A152 US 1971 Sell This Version
A-153 Chester Calhoun Dr. Dickem(LP, Album) Laff Records A-153 US Unknown Sell This Version
A154 Baroness Bobo There's A Mouse In My Pants(LP) Laff Records A154 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-156 Skillet & Leroy & LaWanda* Skillet & Leroy & LaWanda* - Back Door Daddy(LP, Album) Laff Records A-156 US 1972 Sell This Version
A157 Auntie Tina Dixon Take It Out Of This!(LP, Album) Laff Records A157 US Unknown Sell This Version
A158 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 Slappy White Elect: Slappy White Vice President(LP, Album) Laff Records A159 US 1972 Sell This Version
A160 Richard & Willie Snow White & The Black Knight(LP) Laff Records A160 US Unknown Sell This Version
A162 Tangerine (11) A Taste Of Tangerine(LP, Album) Laff Records A162 US 1972 Sell This Version
A-163 Dynamite (16) Blows Your Mind(LP, Album) Laff Records A-163 US 1973 Sell This Version
A-164 Joe E. Ross Should Lesbians Be Allowed To Play Pro Football?(LP) Laff Records A-164 US 1973 Sell This Version
A-167 Dap Sugar Willie The Ghost Of Davy Crockett(LP) Laff Records A-167 US 1973 Sell This Version
A168 Sonny and Pepper Sonny And Pepper(LP) Laff Records A168 US 1973 Sell This Version
A 172 Dynamite (16) Dynamite's Soul Christmas(LP) Laff Records A 172 US 1973 Sell This Version
A174 Skillet & Leroy The Okra Eaters(LP) Laff Records A174 US Unknown Sell This Version
A 176 Bea Bea Benson Open And Enter(LP) Laff Records A 176 US 1974 Sell This Version
A-177 Reynaldo Rey Fly Away Little Bluebird(LP) Laff Records A-177 US 1974 Sell This Version
A178 Tina Dixon* Calling All Freaks(LP) Laff Records A178 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-181 Wildman Steve (2) Eatin' Ain't Cheatin!!!(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A-181 US 1973 Sell This Version
A183 Sonny Hatchett Yu-Ma-Ma(LP) Laff Records A183 US 1975 Sell This Version
A186 Don Sherman The First Of The Sit Down Comics(LP) Laff Records A186 US 1975 Sell This Version
A189 Dynamite (16) Super Spook(LP) Laff Records A189 US 1976 Sell This Version
A-190 Slappy White Elect Slappy White For Vice President(LP) Laff Records A-190 US 1975 Sell This Version
A-191 Wildman Steve (2) When You're Hot -- You're Hot!!!(LP) Laff Records A-191 US 1976 Sell This Version
A-193 Robert Wotherspoon* The Return Of The Crepitation Contest ("Championship Re-Match")(LP) Laff Records, Laff Records A-193 US 1976 Sell This Version
A195 La Wanda Page Watch It Sucker!(LP) Laff Records A195 US 1977 Sell This Version
A 199 Alison Arngrim Heeere's Amy(LP, Album) Laff Records A 199 US 1977 Sell This Version
A-200 Richard Pryor Black Ben The Blacksmith(LP, Album) Laff Records, Laff Records A-200 US 1978 Sell This Version
A203 Redd Foxx I Ain't Lied Yet! (Album) A203 US 1978 Sell This Version
A204 Shecky Greene A Day At The Races(LP, Album) Laff Records A204 US 1979 Sell This Version
A205 La Wanda Page Sane Advice(LP) Laff Records A205 US 1979 Sell This Version
A-206 Richard Pryor Outrageous(LP) Laff Records A-206 US 1979 Sell This Version
A-211 Various This Is The Funniest Funkiest Filthiest Record Ever(LP, Comp) Laff Records A-211 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-213 King Monkey King Monkey Alias Jimmy Thompson(LP, Album) Laff Records A-213 US 1980 Sell This Version
A-215 Kip Addotta I Hope I'm Not Out Of Line!(LP, Album) Laff Records A-215 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-215 Kip Addotta I Hope I'm Not Out Of Line!(12", Promo) Laff Records A-215 US 1981 Sell This Version
A 217 Ollie Joe Prater The Renegade Whiteman(LP, Album) Laff Records A 217 US 1981 Sell This Version
A-218 Marsha Warfield I'm A Virgin(LP, Album) Laff Records A-218 US 1981 Sell This Version
A 222 Stevens & Grdnic Retail Comedy @ Wholesale Prices(LP) Laff Records A 222 US 1982 Sell This Version
A-223 Various Hooked On Comedy(LP, Comp) Laff Records A-223 US 1982 Sell This Version
A-227 Richard Pryor Show Biz(LP) Laff Records A-227 US 1983 Sell This Version
A228 Redd Foxx Everything's Big(LP, Album) Laff Records A228 US 1983 Sell This Version
A-230-S 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 Bob Zany Hi Home I'm Honey!(LP) Laff Records A231 US 1985 Sell This Version
A-292 Richard Pryor Richard Pryor Live(LP, Album) Laff Records, Laff Records A-292 US 1983 Sell This Version
A 5001 No Artist Erotiques D'amor: The Sensual Sounds Of Erotic Love Set To Music (Album) A 5001 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-5002 Various Sex Menu Internationale(LP) Laff Records A-5002 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5003 Buzzy Greene Party Time(LP) Laff Records A5003 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5004 Buzzy Greene Stag Nite At The Lodge(LP, Album) Laff Records A5004 US Unknown Sell This Version
A-5005 LAFF-LP Beryl Williams Giggles For Guzzlers sex & sin for - laffs!(LP) Laff Records A-5005 LAFF-LP US Unknown Sell This Version
A5007 Sam Nichols Courtin' On A Mule(LP) Laff Records A5007 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5008 Bub Thomas The Happy Drunk!(LP) Laff Records A5008 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5009 Bub Thomas Undercover Safari(LP, Album, Mono) Laff Records A5009 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5010 Bub Thomas Seven Places To Hang A Hat(LP) Laff Records A5010 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5011 Bub Thomas Land Of Fruits & Nuts(LP) Laff Records A5011 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5012 Betty Ross (2) All Of Betty Ross(LP) Laff Records A5012 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5014 Kenny Karol Tales You'd Never Tell Mother(LP) Laff Records A5014 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5015 Kay Martin And Her Bodyguards* Kay Martin At Las Vegas(LP, Album) Laff Records A5015 US 1970 Sell This Version
A 5016 Billy Devroe She Gives Trade Stamps(LP) Laff Records A 5016 US 1979 Sell This Version
A5017N Billy Devroe And The Devilaires Sex Machine: Naughty Songs Of Sex & Sins(LP) Laff Records A5017N US Unknown Sell This Version
A5018N Billy Devroe And The Devilaires Trip Around The World(LP) Laff Records A5018N US Unknown Sell This Version
A5019 Rex Benson (2) The Wild Humor Of Rex Benson(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Laff Records A5019 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5020 Rex Benson (2) Rex Benson Strikes Again (Album) A5020 US Unknown Sell This Version
A5021 Tony Savone Hollywood Up Tight!!!(LP) Laff Records A5021 US Unknown Sell This Version