One of Canada's leading folk-rock groups,
3's a Crowd, internationally acclaimed
Canadian folksinger-composer Joni Mitchell, and brilliant
young U.S. comedian Richard Pryor team up in Our Kind of
Crowd, a warm and witty hour of music and comedy with a
youthful slant, to be seen on CBC television's Show
of the Week, Monday, Nov. 4, in color.
Introduced by 3's a Crowd's lead singer Donna Warner
(there are actually five performers in the group) as a sort
of "experimental concerto", the show includes original songs
by the group, some wry reminiscences of his childhood
by Pryor, and three of the haunting songs of love
fulfilled and love gone sour composed and performed by
Joni Mitchell -- Night in the City, Cactus Tree and Midway Song.
There's also a comic sketch-song in which Pryor joins the
members of 3's a Crowd.
3's a Crowd have worked in clubs and coffeehouses all across
Canada, and have also done their own CBC radio special. Richard Pryor
was featured comic on the summer John Davidson show two years
ago, and has appeared on most of the major U.S. television shows.
Joni Mitchell, Saskatoon-born, whose first record was an instant
hit last spring, is living in the United States, but returns
frequently to Canada. Her songs are in the repertoires of
such artists as Harry Belafonte and Judy Collins.