This Is a Recording is a comedy album released in 1971 by American actress-comedian Lily Tomlin. The album consists of comic sketches of Tomlin in her most famous character, Ernestine, the nosy, aggressive, and sharp-tongued telephone operator. The album's tracks include monologues in which Ernestine tangles over the phone with Joan Crawford, Gore Vidal ("Mr. Veedle"), Martha Mitchell, and J. Edgar Hoover. It was recorded live at the intimate Ice House in Pasadena, California.
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Although a majority of the album is performed in character, Tomlin occasionally steps out as a narrative voice giving hilarious biographical info about Ernestine. She commences the proceedings with a brief monologue regarding factors and persons (read: "Alexander Graham Bell") motivating Ernestine to begin embarking upon her career as a public servant in the telephonic arts. Tomlin again steps from behind her switchboard for the last band on each side of the original LP. Those tracks - "Peeved" and ".
This Is A Recording is a comedy album released in 1972 by actress-comedian Lily Tomlin. Tomlin became the first woman to win this award for a solo recording (in 1962 Elaine May won for an album with Mike Nichols; in the years since only Whoopi Goldberg and Kathy Griffin among female comedians have won the award. The album peaked at on the Billboard Hot 200 albums list, the highest charting solo comedy album by a woman ever on the chart.
In 1972, Tomlin released This Is A Recording, her first comedy album on Polydor Records in 1972 that contained Ernestine's run-ins with customers over the phone. The album hit on the Billboard Hot 200, becoming (and remaining as of 2011) the highest-charting album ever by a solo comedienne. She earned a Grammy award that year for Best Comedy Recording.
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|A1||Alexander Graham Bell||2:42|
|A3||The Marriage Counselor||2:37|
|A5||Obscene Phone Call||0:59|
|B4||The Mafia And The Pope||3:00|
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