2007   JANUARY 17   #017

The Dope King's Last Stand

1 The Dope King's Last Stand - Side 1 (25:14)
2 The Dope King's Last Stand - Side 2 (23:05)

Drugs, Violence, Patriotism, Comedy... The whole ball of wax wrapped up in a package aimed at kids. Found this record in the late 1990s at a Seattle thrift store (most likely the goodwill if memory serves me right). When I found it I was familiar with "Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay" having had it on vinyl for years but this one I had never seen at the time, and still it is a bit harder to find (but now download and thrill to the exciting story and lessons contained within!)

The record sports an all star cast featuring the talents of President Jimmy Carter, Lily Tomlin, Arlo Guthrie, Pat Boone, Jayne Kennedy, The Great Senator Hubert H. Humphrey, Billie Jean King, Hoyt Axton, Rosey Sheldon, Frank Sinatra, Arthur Morrison, Karen Hall, , Yolanda King, Paul Hampton, and Muhammad Ali (see previous BOTB post "Putting the Ham in MuHAMmad: The Greatest at his Worst" by Kliph Nesteroff).

- Contributed by: Otis Fodder

Images: Front Cover, Back Cover

Media: 12" LP
Album: The Dope King's Last Stand
Label: Cornucopia
Credits: An Arthur B. Morrision and Michael A. LaManna Production
Date: 1977