Dr. Murray Banks - What To Do Until the Psychiatrist Comes (Murmil, 1961)

This is the sort of record I pick up because the cover is intriguing.  Sometimes, they turn out to be sales-oriented speeches; sometimes, merely commercials.  What's more important is that sometimes, they turn out to be wildly entertaining, and in a good way even.  This is one of those records.  
From what little I have read, Banks was a very popular speaker in his day (as well as a real psychiatrist), and he made several records.  I can see why! He was a riot, with fantastic delivery and a comedian's timing.  
Another quality of these sorts of random old records is that they are loaded with stale jokes that your uncles and fathers told at family dinners, and laughed at for years.  Amazingly, this platter is mostly free from that, making me think the guy at least wrote his own material.
But wait, there is STILL more. Would you believe an LP that is not only very entertaining, but will also give you some helpful advice for your own mental health, from a guy who was neither salesman nor preacher? Nevermind the year it was recorded, or that medical science has come so far since then, a quality tip is where you find it! In other words, it's fun, and just might give you some useful advice, too.  Your morning news didn't give you that!

(Note:  This link has now been made a permanent part of this site!)


Anonymous said...

When I was nine, I was given a gramophone, and later the family got an upgrade, so the records we could play grew from 78s. This record was one we played often and even today - fifty years later - I still remember some of the lines from it. It's good value and excellent advice.

Sampoerna Quatrain said...

Thanks for your comment! This record has been on my mind lately, so I'm digging it out again to listen to it myself. I discovered that several of his other albums are on YouTube, and I'm updating this link by adding the file to Google Drive, so it will be permanent!