Spoof Recording of John F. Kennedy and family in the White House recorded on October 22, 1962
Featuring Vaughan Meader, Earle Doud, Naomi Brossart, Bob Booker, Norma MacMillan.
Adapted from real life by George Foster, Bob Booker and Earl Doud.
There are two volumes of this record; this album is apparently the first since it is not marked Volume 1.
Record has some fine scratches, plastic still on the cover but no paper sleeve.
Included under the plastic sleeve (can be seen in photo) with this record is a clipping with President Kennedy's picture - it's a Q & A type thing - question to President Kennedy: "... isn't that an invasion of Presidential privacy rights?" ... and an answer.
According to Wikipedia: "Kennedy himself was said to have given copies of the albums as Christmas gifts, and once greeted a Democratic National Committee group by saying, "Vaughn Meader was busy tonight, so I came myself." At one press conference, Kennedy was asked if the album had produced "annoyment (sic) or enjoyment." He jokingly responded, "I listened to Mr. Meader's record and, frankly, I thought it sounded more like Teddy than it did me. So, now he's annoyed."
The First Family is a comedy album recorded on October 22, 1962, as a good-natured parody of President John F. Kennedy, both as Commander-in-Chief and as a member of a large, well-known political family. It quickly became the fastest-selling record in the United States at that time. By Christmas 1962, one million copies of the album had been sold; by the following year, it had sold 7.5 million copies - unprecedented for any album at the time, let alone a comedy album. "The First Family" album won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1963.
Scene 1: The Experiment
Scene 2: After Dinner Conversations
Scene 3: The Malayan Ambassador
Scene 4: Relatively Speaking
Scene 5: Astronauts
Scene 6: Motorcade
Scene 7: The Party
Scene 8: The Tour
Scene 1: But Vote!
Scene 2: Economy Lunch
Scene 3: The Decision
Scene 4: White House Visitor
Scene 5: Press Conference
Scene 6: The Dress
Scene 7: Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
Scene 8: Auld Lang Syne
Scene 9: Bedtime Story
Quote from the Jacket: "This album is for fun! Things are being suggested and said here about some of the great people of our time, and perhaps the very fact that they are able to laugh with us and enjoy this album is in part what makes them the great people they are."