This 1986 Comic Relief act features Crazy Al Jankowitz and J Geils doing a comedic rap song Cut The Grief With Comic Relief….which shows off the talents of these two unique musical entertainers.
Alfred Matthew “Weird Al” Yankovic (born October 23, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter, film/record producer, satirist, and author….who is known for his humorous songs that make light of popular culture and often parody specific songs by contemporary musical acts….as in original songs that are style pastiches of the work of other acts….and polka medleys of several popular songs….while featuring his favored instrument, the accordion…..who sold more than 12 million albums by 2007….since his first-aired comedy song in 1976….as he recorded more than 150 parody and original songs….while performing more than 1,000 live shows. His works have earned him four Grammy Awards in his eleven nominations….four gold records….and six platinum records in the United States. Yankovic’s first top ten Billboard album Straight Outta Lynwood and single White & Nerdy were both released in 2006….nearly three decades into his career. His latest album, Mandatory Fun released in 2014 became his first # 1 album during its debut week.
John Warren Geils Jr. (February 20, 1946 – April 11, 2017) was known professionally as J. Geils or Jay Geils….who was an American guitarist best known as the leader of The J. Geils Band. Growing up in New York City, Geils became interested in jazz and blues….when after moving to Massachusetts for his college education….he formed the J. Geils Blues Band while still a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. After dropping the word “Blues” from their name….the band released their first album in 1970….while performing soul and rhythm and blues influenced rock music for most of the 1970’s before turning to pop music in the 1980’s. After the band broke up in 1985, Geils left regular performing to take up restoration and racing of automobiles, with occasional forays into music production. He continued to appear in reunion tours with the rest of his band sporadically during the 2000’s and 2010’s. He died of natural causes at the age of 71 on April 11, 2017, at his home in Groton, Massachusetts.