The Mike and Meyer Files
Joe Weber and Lew Fields

Joe Weber and Lew Fields: The Mike and Meyer Files
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Joe Weber and Lew Fields: The Mike and Meyer Files

With their potent mixture of slapstick and fractured German dialect comedy, the pioneering vaudeville duo of Joe Weber and Lew Fields can rightly be called the granddaddy of all American comedy teams. They conquered Broadway with a series of hit burlesque comedies that pointed the way towards "Forbidden Broadway" and Mel Brooks' "The Producers" and laid the foundation for later comedy teams the Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, and the Three Stooges. Now for the first time, all of the pair's comedy recordings have been masterfully restored and compiled in one collection that tells the story of this hugely influential duo. Includes a 32-page booklet with new scholarship by celebrated authors Trav S.D., L. Marc Fields, and Richard Martin.  List price: $16.99

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  • Catalogue number: ARCH 5023
  • UPC: 868490000265
  • Original release date: May 31, 2019
  • Running length: 55:20 / 17 tracks
  • Notes & packaging: Includes a 32-page full-color booklet
  • Tracks recorded: 1912-1937
  • In Archeophone’s Pioneers series

 

Tracks and Sound Samples
Tracklist
1. Hypnotic Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
2. Drinking Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
3. Mosquito Trust Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
4. Heinie at College Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
5. Etiquette Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
6. Race Horse Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
7. Contract Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
8. Stock Exchange Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
9. Insurance Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
10. Singing Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1912
11. Restaurant Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1915
12. Trust Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1915
13. The Marriage Market Scene Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1916
14. Baseball Game Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1916
15. Mike and Meyer at the Football Game–Part 1 Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1933
16. Mike and Meyer at the Football Game–Part 2 Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1933
17. Drinking Scene [live on radio] Joe Weber and Lew Fields 1937

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