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Funny how comedy category has changed

Published 02/09/2012, McClatchy Tribune

The comedy category at the Grammys is a funny thing... In the unwired, pre-cable era, comedy recordings on vinyl were a core way for comics to reach mainstream audiences. “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart” not only won a Grammy in 1961, it beat every musical release for album of the year. Two years later, Vaughn Meader’s “The First Family,” did the same.

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