The Button-Down Mind Of Bob Newhart
Label: Warner Catalog And O/H
In 1960, Bob Newhart's debut album chased Elvis Presley from the No. 1 spot on its way to earning a Grammy for Album of the Year. Most folks know Newhart today as a sitcom actor, so his routine, where he plays straight man to himself, as one half of imaginary phone conversations, and his hilariously dead-pan delivery, are worth checking out for anyone interested in the evolution of stand-up comedy.