...Is It Something I Said?

…Is It Something I Said? is the fourth album by Richard Pryor and the first he released on a new contract with Warner Bros. Records, a label he remained with for the rest of his recording career.

…Is It Something I Said?
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ReleasedJuly 25, 1975
RecordedMay 26, 1975, Latin Casino, Cherry Hill, New Jersey
ProducerDavid Banks
Richard Pryor chronology
That Nigger's Crazy
…Is It Something I Said?
L.A. Jail
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideA[2]

Recorded at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the album is notable for being the recorded debut of Pryor's memorable Mudbone, rural Tupeloan become Peoria tale-spinner and lie and storyteller and anecdotist; and for the disk center label credit of the "Just Us" track to Pryor's friend, writer and collaborator Paul Mooney. Recorded by Wally Heider Recording, engineers Biff Dawes and Charles Carver.

In 1976, the album won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording.

The album was the first Richard Pryor title to be remastered and reissued on compact disc. The album appears as part of the …And It's Deep Too! box set, with a bonus track, "Ali" (that first appeared on Richard Pryor's Greatest Hits) appended to the album.

Track listingEdit

2."Shortage of White People"1:24
3."New Niggers"4:00
5."Just Us"3:49
6."Mudbone – Intro"5:45
7."Mudbone – Little Feets"11:50
8."When Your Woman Leaves You"6:30
9."The Goodnight Kiss"1:48
10."Women Are Beautiful"0:53
11."Our Text For Today"3:48
12."Ali" (Bonus track on some CD reissues)3:47

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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