Watch Richard Pryor Sing The Blues

Watch Richard Pryor Sing The Blues

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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Is this for REAL ???
Impressive !


Not surprised at all. Pure artistic perfection.




not bad at all actually its pretty good…best comedian ever

John Reed

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.

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

What a voice.


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

Marc Severson

Wow! Fabulous voice! Thanks.


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


Wonderful, thanks so much for sharing.


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

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