Clay Tyson was a second-string stand-up comedian in the 1960's, known primarily for having toured with the James Brown Revue.
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Specializing in 'Chitlin' Circuit'-styled humor, he released a couple of live stand-up LPs; 'Up Tight' on the Chess label in 1965, and 'Straight From the Horse's Mouth' on Atco in '67.
- Follow link to Get On Down With The Stepfather Of Soul for more about Tyson and his King label singles.
Clay Tyson -
Man On The Moon
(King Records 45, 1968)
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- For a more militant but logical late-sixties 'follow-up' to Clay Tyson's bit of social commentary, see also 'Whitey On The Moon', Gil Scott-Heron's 1970 cover of
The Last Poets' 1969 proto-rap response to the Apollo 11 moon landing.