Friday, October 19, 2012

Yabba Dabba Doo! Chapter 2 & "Halloween Happening" Part 1 on The Joe Bev Experience - Saturday, October 20 - 3 pm (ET) on CRAGG

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 
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.






Alan Reed






This is an enhanced unabridged audiobook of the print book, which can be purchased from Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Yabba-Dabba-Doo-Alan-Story/dp/B0060117L4).


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.


Alan Reed
Reed's radio work included the role of Solomon Levy on Abie's Irish Rose; as the "Allen's Alley" resident poet Falstaff Openshaw on Fred Allen's NBC Radio show, and later on his own five-minute show, Falstaff's Fables, on the American Broadcasting Company; as Officer Clancey and other occasional roles on the NBC Radio show Duffy's Tavern; as Shrevey the driver on several years of The Shadow; as Chester Riley's boss on the NBC Radio show The Life of Riley, and as Italian immigrant Pasquale in Life with Luigi on CBS Radio, and various supporting roles on Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, also on CBS Radio.


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 was born on November 16, 1916 in Toledo, Ohio, the only child of Ruth Butler and Charles Allen Butler.  His first voice work for an animated character came in 1948 in the animated short Short Snorts on Sports, which was produced by Screen Gems. That same year at MGM Tex Avery hired Butler to provide the voice of a British wolf on Little Rural Riding Hood and also narrate several of his cartoons. Throughout decade, he had roles in many Avery-directed cartoon; The fox in Out-Foxed, The Narrator in The Cuckoo Clock, The Cobbler in The Peachy Cobbler, Mr. Theeves in Droopy's "Double Trouble", Mysto the Magician in Magical Maestro, John the Cab and John the B-29 Bomber in One Cab's Family and Little Johnny Jet and Maxie in The Legend of Rockabye Point.
Daws Butler and
Joseph Bevilacqua

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 the 1950s, Stan Freberg asked Butler to help him write comedy skits for his Capitol Records albums. Their first collaboration, "St. George and the Dragon-Net" (based on Dragnet), was the first comedy record to sell over one million copies. Freberg was more of a satirist who did song parodies, but the bulk of his "talking" routines were co-written by, and co-starred, Daws Butler. Butler also teamed up again with Freberg and cartoon actress June Foray in a CBS radio series, The Stan Freberg Show, which ran from July to October 1957 as a summer replacement for Jack Benny's program. Freberg's box-set, Tip of the Freberg (Rhino Entertainment, 1999) chronicles every aspect of Freberg's career except the cartoon voice-over work, and it showcases his career with Daws Butler.
Daws Butler

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.






ISBN: 978-1-4507-9449-7


Joe Bevilacqua
Joe Bevilacqua is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. He also works on stage and is the winner of the 2012 New York TANYS Award for Excellence in Acting. He has performed at the Improv, Caroline's on Broadway, Catch a Rising Star, the Comic Strip, opened for Uncle Floyd, worked with Al Franken, Shelley Berman, Louis Black and Rick Overton. Joe has also MC'd shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Mahr and Gilbert Gottfried. He has been regularly heard on National Public Radio and Sirius-XM Radio and has produced hundreds of hours of audiobooks. He currently produces and hosts three radio hours per week for the Internet radio station Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!





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"Al Jolson Meets Cab Calloway" 78 RPM Records - Saturday, October 20, 2 pm (ET) - on CRAGG


Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Al Jolson Meets Cab Calloway" 
on The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block" air every Saturday, starting 1 pm (ET) / 10 am (PT) at  cultradioagogo.com.


"Swanee", "Hi De Ho Man" and "Avalon" will be among the 78 RPM records (and movie soundtracks) heard on the 16th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing this Saturday, October 12, at 2 pm (ET) / 11 am (PT) on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go!  http://www.cultradioagogo.com.



Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor

This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Al Jolson Meets Cab Calloway", including:
  1. "Swanee" - Al Jolson (1920)
  2. "Swanee" - Al Jolson (1946)
  3. "Hi De Ho Man" - Cab Calloway (1930s)
  4. "When the Red Red Robin" - Al Jolson (1926)
  5. "I Want To Rock" - Cab Calloway (1942)
  6. "Oh Grandpa!" - Cab Calloway (1947)
  7. "Avalon" - Al Jolson (1920)
  8. "Avalon" - Al Jolson (1920)
  9. "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House" - Cab Calloway (1947)
  10. "A Chicken Ain't Nothin' But A Bird"  Cab Calloway (1940)
  11. "Toot Toot Tootsie" - Al Jolson (1922)
  12. "Toot Toot Tootsie" - Al Jolson  (1950)
  13. "Abi Gezundt" - Cab Calloway (1939)
  14. "Hoy Hoy" - Cab Calloway (1937)
  15. "Jumpin' Jive" - Cab Calloway (1939)
  16. "I Love to Singa" - Al Jolson & Cab Calloway (1939)

Al Jolson
Al Jolson, born in Lithuania, Russian Empire, was a highly acclaimed American singer, comedian, and actor, and the first openly Jewish man to become an entertainment star in America. His career lasted from 1911 until his death in 1950, during which time he was commonly dubbed "the world's greatest entertainer. Numerous well-known singers were influenced by his music, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Judy Garland. By 1920, he was Americas most famous and highest paid entertainer. Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours.



Al Jolson
"Swanee" is an American popular song written in 1919 by George Gershwin, with lyrics by Irving Caesar. It is most often associated with singer Al Jolson. The song was written for a New York City revue called Demi-Tasse, which opened in October 1919 in the Capitol Theater. Caesar and Gershwin, who was then aged 20, claimed to have written the song in about ten minutes riding on a bus in Manhattan, and then at Gershwin's apartment. It was written partly as a parody of Stephen Foster's "Old Folks at Home". It was originally used as a big production number, with 60 chorus girls dancing with electric lights in their slippers on an otherwise darkened stage. The song had little impact in its first show, but not long afterwards Gershwin played it at a party where Al Jolson heard it. Jolson then put it into his show Sinbad, already a success at the Winter Garden Theatre, and recorded it for Columbia Records in January 1920. "After that," said Gershwin, "Swanee penetrated the four corners of the earth.". The song was charted in 1920 for 18 weeks holding No. 1 position for nine. It sold a million sheet music copies, and an estimated two million records. It became Gershwin's first hit and the biggest-selling song of his career; the money he earned from it allowed him to concentrate on theatre work and films rather than writing further single pop hits. Arthur Schwartz said: "It's ironic that he never again wrote a number equaling the sales of Swanee, which for all its infectiousness, doesn't match the individuality and subtlety of his later works.

Jolson recorded the song several times in his career, and performed it in the movies The Jolson Story (1946), Rhapsody in Blue (1946), and Jolson Sings Again (1949). For the song's performance in The Jolson Story, Jolson, rather than actor Larry Parks, appeared as himself, filmed in long shot. Although usually associated with Jolson, "Swanee" has been recorded by many other singers, most notably Judy Garland in A Star Is Born. Rufus Wainwright performs the song on his 2007 album, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. In 1979 "Swanee" was performed by the Muppets.

The song was also used by the Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football Club for it's marketing promotions in the late 1990's.


Cab Calloway
The Hi De Ho Man Cab Calloway was an American jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City where he was a regular performer.

Calloway was a master of energetic scat singing and led one of the United States' most popular African American big bands from the start of the 1930s through the late 1940s. Calloway's band featured performers including trumpeters Dizzy Gillespie and Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, saxophonists Ben Webster and Leon "Chu" Berry, New Orleans guitar ace Danny Barker, and bassist Milt Hinton. Calloway continued to perform until his death in 1994 at the age of 86.


Cab Calloway
Calloway's was one of the most popular American jazz bands of the 1930s, recording prolifically for Brunswick and the ARC dime store labels (Banner, Cameo, Conqueror, Perfect, Melotone, Banner, Oriole, etc.) from 1930–1932, when he signed with Victor for a year. He was back on Brunswick in late 1934 through 1936, when he signed with manager Irving Mills's short-lived Variety in 1937, and stayed with Mills when the label collapsed and the sessions were continued on Vocalion through 1939, and then OKeh through 1942. After the recording ban due to the 1942-44 musicians' strike ended, he continued to record prolifically. Calloway's vocal style is a blend of hot scat singing and improvisation coupled with a very traditional vaudeville-like singing style. Many of his ballads are devoid of tone bending jazz styling.

"Avalon" is a 1920 popular song written by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva and Vincent Rose.[1] It was introduced by Jolson and interpolated in the musicals Sinbad and Bombo. Jolson's recording rose to number two on the charts in 1921.[1] The song was possibly written by Rose, but Jolson's popularity as a performer allowed him to claim composer co-credit. Originally, only Rose and Jolson were credited, and DeSylva's name was added later. The song was recorded by many artists in the '20's, '30's and '40's including Cab Calloway, Red Nichols, Benny Goodman, Lewis James and Harry James. Al Jolson himself re-recorded it in the 1940's after the success of "The Jolson Story". Written by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva and Vincent Rose.
This song was first introduced by Jolson at the Winter Garden in 1920. After its publication, the great Italian composer Puccini and his publisher filed a lawsuit against Jolson et al claiming that the melody was plagiarized from Puccini's aria E lucevan le stelle from the opera La Tosca. Puccini proved his case and won a $25,000 settlement and all future royalties.

In 1937, Benny Goodman's Quartet featured the song and their Victor recording became an American classic. That performance was repeated in the 1956 film, The Benny Goodman Story starring Steve Allen with Goodman himself playing clarinet for the soundtrack. It appeared in Cairo in 1942, sung by Robert Young and Jeanette MacDonald, in Margie (1946) and Gogi Grant sang it with the De Castro Sisters in the 1957 Helen Morgan Story. Of course, it also appeared in The Jolson Story in 1946 with Jolson doing the honors again for Larry Parks.

Jolson's film, The Singing Kid (1936), wanted to stage an explicit autocritique of the old-fashioned content of Jolson's past while maintaining some of his modernist form and style. It wanted to both erase and celebrate boundaries and differences, including most emphatically the color line. The Singing Kid's narrative opens with the multimedia star Al Jackson (Jolson) singing on the balcony of his sleek, modern penthouse. From another penthouse across the way, Cab Calloway and his band join in, and the song, "I Love to Sing-a," develops into a duet between Al and Cab. This number introduces and celebrates the Jolsonian verities (love of nature and song, romance, the South, the nation, mammy). Jolson sings the lyric -- including the syncopated, punctuating, and accurate line, "microphone's got [i.e. ruined] me!" -- in his characteristic old-fashioned premicrophone, declamatory style. . . When Calloway begins singing in his characteristic style -- in which the words are tools for exploring rhythm and stretching melody -- it becomes clear that American culture is changing around Jolson and with (and through) Calloway. . .

I Love to Singa is a Merrie Melodies animated cartoon directed by Tex Avery, produced by Leon Schlesinger, and released to theatres on July 18, 1936 by Warner Bros. and Vitaphone.[1] I Love to Singa depicts the story of a young owlet who wants to sing jazz, instead of the classical music that his German parents wish him to perform. The plot is a light-hearted tribute to Al Jolson's film The Jazz Singer.
"I Love to Singa" was first a song written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg for the 1936 Warner Bros. feature-length film The Singing Kid. It is performed three times in the film: first by Jolson and Cab Calloway, then by the Yacht Club Boys and Jolson, and finally again by Calloway and Jolson. During this period, it was customary for Warners to have their animation production partner, Leon Schlesinger Productions, make Merrie Melodies cartoons based upon songs from their features.

Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) has been producing radio in many genres since 1971 when he was 12. At 19 in 1980, Bev became the youngest person to produce a radio show for public radio. He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy. Bev also worked for WBGO, Jazz 88 in Newark, NJ and produced documentaries for WNYC New York Public Radio on jazz legends including Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Cab Calloway, and Lionel Hampton.

Bev also produces, directs, writes and voices half of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is has been highest rated radio show on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! for many weeks. Joe Bev's other weekly radio show, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour debuted at #2.

Ten weeks ago, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.

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NEW "Camp Waterlogg Halloween Party" part 1 - Tune in October 20 at 1 pm (ET) on CRAGG

New Halloween Stories this week
 on The Comedy-O-Rama Hour


Joe Bev & Lorie Kellogg's Comedy-O-Rama Hour is part of
"The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block
starting at 1 pm (ET) listen online at: cultradioagogo.com



The Comedy-O-Rama Hour premieres Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go!  "Halloween Party" part 1, airing Saturday, October 20, as part of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" starting at 1 pm - listen online at: http://www.cultradioagogo.com.





On this Saturday's original improvisational radio theater comedy hour, Ellis and Elise are installing security cameras around Camp Waterlogg as Andy and Lkie enjoy spooky stories by the guest's of Ranger Joe and Lorie's pre-Halloween party. Meanwhile, Sgt. Lefty and Olive Pitts meet the camp's new dog Sophie.



The scenes feature the real life pet of Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg. The married couple, who create Comedy-O-Rama each week, rescued nine month old border collie Sophie Tucker two weeks ago.



Bev and Kellogg improvised all the character's voices, including four the radio cartoon: "A Different Take on Halloween", "The Brave Boy and the Multicolored Ghost", "The Sweet Witch", and "Katrina the Capricious Witch" by Pedro Pablo Sacristan.

Husband and wife, Joe Bev and Lorie Kellogg have been working together since they met in 1996. They recently toured with their Vaudeville in the Catskills stage show, in which they performed "Lambchops" the classic Burns and Allen comedy routine, and Bev MCd and performed the classic Abbott and Costello routine Who's On First? with Bob Greenberg. A second tour is planned for February and March 2013 (TBA).

Right after The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, Joe Bev's second weekly show The Jazz-O-Rama Hour airs and that is followed by his THIRD weekly hour The Joe Bev Experience".


Now in its 34th week on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (and its 94rd since 2002 including the Sirius XM broadcasts), The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is produced by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev). Bevilacqua is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. He also works on stage and is the winner of the 2012 New York TANYS Award for Excellence in Acting. He has performed at the Improv, Caroline's on Broadway, Catch a Rising Star, the Comic Strip, opened for Uncle Floyd, worked with Al Franken, Shelley Berman, Lewis Black and Rick Overton. Joe has also MC'd shows featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Mahr and Gilbert Gottfried. He has been regularly heard on National Public Radio and Sirius-XM Radio and has produced hundreds of hours of audiobooks.

Lorie Kellogg is the co-producer. Kellogg started her education at the Kansas City Art Institute. There she studied painting, printmaking, photography, commercial design and video. She continued to Graduate School at the California Institute of the Arts where she received her MFA in Film/Video. Lorie is a graphic designer creating websites, logos, newsletters, newspaper & magazine layout, package design, ad design, and edits video & audio. On Comedy-O-Rama, Lorie also voices Ranger Lorie, Olive Pitts, Lkie (Sqweeky), Mrs. Terwilliger,  and half of voices in the Pedro cartoons.



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