Joe Bev presents chapter 2 of his enhanced audio book "Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Story" and part 1 of Daws Butler's radio play "Halloween Happening", part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block" airing every Saturday, starting 1 pm (ET) / 10 am (PT) at cultradioagogo.com
Host Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) presents chapter 2 of his enhanced audio book "Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Story" and part 1 of Daws Butler's radio play "Halloween Happening" on 13th edition of The Joe Bev Experience airing Saturday, October 20 at 3 pm ET / noon PT on cultradioagogo.com right after Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama Hour and Jazz-O-Rama Hour (part of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" starting 1 pm ET).
|Alan Reed, Jean VanderPyl, |
Bea Benadaret and Mel Blanc
creating voices for TheFintstones
Alan Reed (August 20, 1907 – June 14, 1977) was an American actor and voice actor, best known as the original voice of Fred Flintstone (whom he was said to have physically resembled) on The Flintstones and various spinoff series. He also appeared in multiple films, such as The Tarnished Angels, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Viva Zapata! (as Pancho Villa), Nob Hill and various other films, as well as making acting appearances on various television series and he was the voice of Boris in Lady and the Tramp.
Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Storyby Alan Reed
voiced by Alan Reed Jr.
with Bill Marx as Fred Allen, Commentary by Joe Bevilacqua
Length: 5 hours
& 6 min.
The autobiography of the voice of Fred Flintstone
is brought to life by veteran radio-theater producer
Joe Bevilacqua and Alan Reed Jr., featuring rare
interviews with Alan Reed himself, an interview
with Joe Barbera, and clips from Reed's radio,
TV, and film career, including The Fred Allen Show,
The Shadow, The Life of Riley, Life with Luigi,
Duffy's Tavern, The Postman Always Rings Twice,
Viva Zapata, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and The Flintstones.
|Daws Butler and his characters|
|Daws Butler and|
Starting with The Three Little Pups, Butler provided the voice for a nameless wolf that spoke in a Southern accent and whistled all the time. This character also appeared in Sheep Wrecked, Billy Boy and many more cartoons. While at MGM, Avery wanted Butler to try to do the voice of Droopy, at a time when Bill Thompson had been unavailable due to radio engagements. Instead Butler then told Avery about Don Messick, another voice actor and Butler's lifelong friend. Thus Messick voiced Droopy on several shorts.
In 1949, Butler landed a role in a televised puppet show created by former Warner Bros. cartoon director Bob Clampett called Time for Beany. Thirty-three-year-old Butler was teamed up with 23-year-old Stan Freberg, and together they did all the voices of the puppets. Butler voiced Beany Boy and Captain Huffenpuff. Freberg voiced Cecil and Dishonest John. An entire stable of recurring characters were seen. The show's writers were Charles Shows and Lloyd Turner, whose dependably funny dialog was still always at the mercy of Butler's and Freberg's ad libs. Time for Beany ran from 1949 to 1954 and won several Emmy Awards. It was the basis for the cartoon Beany and Cecil.
|Daws Butler & Stan Freberg |
with their "Time for Beany" Emmy Award
In 1957, MGM closed their animation division, and producers William Hanna and Joseph Barbera found themselves unemployed. They quickly formed their own company, and Daws Butler and Don Messick were on-hand to provide voices. The first, The Ruff & Reddy Show where Butler voiced Reddy, set the formula for the rest of the series of cartoons that the two would helm until the mid-1960s.
Daws Butler's offical website: http://www.dawsbutler.com/.
Daws Butler's Halloween Happening is part of the The Best of Cartoon Carnival, Volume 3, , which can be purchased from Amazon.com
Daws Butler’s Halloween Happening
The Best of Cartoon Carnival, Volume 3
By Daws Butler
Voiced by Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg
Length: 45 min.
A new production of the classic radio play by the voice of
Yogi Bear, Daws Butler! Produced with wonderful sound
effects and music by veteran radio-theater producer
Joe Bevilacqua, and performed by husband and wife
team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg.
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