| August 17, 1965|
17 August 1965
| Smothers Brothers|
| The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California
The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California
Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada|
The Smothers Brothers Play It Straight
The Smothers Brothers, Think Ethnic, Sibling Revelry: The Best, Aesop's Fables, It Must Have Been Somethin
"Mom Always Liked You Best!" was the eighth comedy album by the Smothers Brothers (released August 17, 1965 on Mercury Records). It reached number 39 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart. The album was recorded at The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California, The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, California, and the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada.
The cover photograph shows Dick surrounded by a dog, a wagon, a scooter and many other toys while Tom is sitting there with just his chicken, Frank, thereby justifying the title as a word balloon. The album is dedicated to the Smothers Brothers' producer David Carroll and the comments on the back were written by Jack Benny.
Dick Smothers – vocals, double bass
Tom Smothers – vocals, guitar
Mason Williams - Accompanist
- "Mom Always Liked You Best" (4:43) - Tom and Dick fight.
- "Impersonation" (1:17)
- "The Three Song" (2:44) - Written for the two of them by Mason Williams.
- "Little Known Song and Dance" (3:22) - "Songs about diseases" (The Scurvy Song)
- "The Last Great Waltz" (4:11) - A song about Jonathan W. Astor who meets the perfect waltz partner.
- "You Can Call Me Stupid" (2:43) - Continues the fight from the first track.
- "We Love Us" (2:26) - Tom recites a love poem he's written.
- "Longtimes Blues" (3:18) - Another Mason Williams song.
- "Tattoo Song" (3:44)
- "Santa Claus" (0:36) - Tom's version of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" ends rather ironically.
- "Reminiscences" (2:33) - Tom reminisces about Dick's wedding, with Tom loudly claiming that Dick had refused to let him be the 'Best Man.' What may have been the largest recorded laugh the duo ever provoked came in this track. Tom said that, after the wedding, everyone went upstairs to the "Conception." Dick states, over the large laughter, that it was a nice, normal "Reception." Tom then finished off the audience by sheepishly saying, "I must have been in the wrong room." (Based on an actual incident involving a little girl at a wedding Tom attended.)
The Three Song2:44Mom Always Liked You Best! Wikipedia
The Last Great Waltz4:11