Watch Richard Pryor Sing The Blues

by Sergio
November 10, 2013 12:36 PM
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For your weekend entertainment, here’s Richard Pryor singing the blues. For real. No joking around and I think you’ll be as amazed as I was.

Before he become the legendary comedy genius that he was, Pryor actually started out as a drummer in New York City night clubs in the early 1960s, and though he quickly moved into comedy, he also sang, even opening for Nina Simone and Bob Dylan.

So here is a just recently rediscovered short film of Pryor singing the old classic song Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out, and you’ll see that among his many talents, Pryor had an incredibly good, soulful voice.

You have to wish that we had more opportunities to see this side of this extraordinary talent.

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  • Postwaleed | December 29, 2013 5:42 PMReply

    Is this for REAL ???
    Impressive !

  • Moon | November 26, 2013 5:20 PMReply

    Not surprised at all. Pure artistic perfection.

  • Joy | November 22, 2013 2:47 PMReply


  • robin | November 17, 2013 6:07 PMReply

    not bad at all actually its pretty comedian ever

  • John Reed | November 17, 2013 4:14 PMReply

    Tremendous voice! But did he really play drums? There's a clip of him trying to drum with sly stone in the 70s where he doesn't seem to have a clue about keeping a basic groove.

  • David H. | November 17, 2013 3:15 AMReply

    Wow, I had no idea Pryor could sing. He sounded great!!!!

    What a voice.

  • Bren | November 17, 2013 1:09 AMReply

    He sounds so good. Wow, he was multitalented....

  • Marc Severson | November 16, 2013 9:30 PMReply

    Wow! Fabulous voice! Thanks.

  • MulletLove | November 11, 2013 9:02 PMReply

    Hot dog! Did Pryor ever put out singles of him singing? Amazing for sure!

  • amy | November 10, 2013 8:45 PMReply

    Wonderful, thanks so much for sharing.

  • No | November 10, 2013 1:46 PMReply

    Wow! That was amazing. Never knew Pryor could sing like that.

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