Prepare to have your mood significantly mellowed.
Before he made his name as a comedian, Richard Pryor was part of the early 60s New York folk scene, opening for the likes of Bob Dylan and Nina Simone as a clean-shaven blues singer.
And a pretty decent one too, as evidenced by this archive clip recently uploaded by Eric Cowan.
And if that shot you in the comedy ass, here’s the equally excellent short gag, Blues. Enjoy. Marvel. Share.