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Allen & Grier

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Folk

Allen & Grier is a folk rock parody duo that in 1963 released the comedy album Better To Be Rich Than Ethnic. The duo consisted of musician Jake Holmes as Allen and his wife Katherine "Kay" Holmes as Grier. The two met at Bennington College and decided to write songs that mocked the popular folk music of the time. The result was an album that, according to interviews Jake Holmes has given, earned the pair the label "the most tasteless folk group ever" from Pete Seeger.

        
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PortraitJake Holmes
p, voc *1939 US
Kay Holmes
Popular Tracks   
Snoot Full of Snow on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
Teenage Mother on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
Lonesome Traveler on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
It's Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
Counterman's Lament on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
Grapefruits on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
Basketball Bill on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
Hyena Baby on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
Celebrities Cake Walk on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier
Earth Angel on Better to Be Rich Than Ethnic by Allen & Grier

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Title Artist Year Type
Better To Be Rich Than EthnicAllen & Grier1963Album
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