Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sherlock Holmes' Creepy Christmas on "The Joe Bev Experience, Saturday, December 15 - 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT, on CRAGG

"Sherlock Holmes' Creepy Christmas"
will be heard on the 19th edition
of The Joe Bev Experience
airing Saturday, December 15
at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm on, right after Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama Hour and Jazz-O-Rama Hour (part of "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" starting 2:30 pm ET). 

In this sound rich, inventive and humorous take on Sherlock Holmes, Holmes, Watson and Watson's wife, Mary Morstan, visit Scotland and the castle of Lord Tavis Mac Millian, only to become entangled in the curse of the Loch Alsh monster and the ghost of Macbeth.

The radio theater was written, produced, and directed by Joe Bevilacqua.

The cast: Sherlock Holmes: Vernon Morris; Dr. John H. Watson, MD: Henry J. Quinn; Mary Morstan: Gwendolyn Lewis; Tavis Mac Millian: B.H. Barry; the three witches: Jan Meredith, Gwendolyn Lewis; Joe Bevilacqua; Scotty Mac Melillo: Vernon Morris.

Also on the hour, "December 17" by Jeff Ward. In this radio play, when one day doesn't follow the next, Mike realizes he's not traveling through time anymore — time is traveling through him.

The weekly radio hour is an anthology series representing the depth and breath of Bev's 40-plus year career in audio storytelling, from documentary to radio drama, and new and classic installments of Bev's older radio show Cartoon Carnival (still heard on many stations).

The History of The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes

I was inspired to create this radio series, first from reading Conan Doyle's stories. I tried to fill the scripts with sly references to the original "Canon," as it s called. Even the Baker Street Irregulars and other Holmesian groups and scholars have enjoyed this about my series.

My second inspiration, was Daws Butler, the great voice actor and my mentor. In 1976, Daws wrote a script called "Sherlock Holmes in Trouble," which portrayed Holmes as a booby and Watson as a selfish intellectual using Holmes.

It led to several other scripts some if which were produced, including "This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes," written and performed by Daws and his acting workshop. The third inspiration came when I met a group of actors I met in the summer of 1982. I was acting in an Off-Broadway play, "Spider's Web" by Lucille Fletcher, author of the great radio play. "Sorry, Wrong Number."

Daws Butler
and Joe Bevilacqua
I was the mysterious Butler (I didn't do it.) and the cast was rounded out by Brit Vernon Morris, and an American cast of wonderful actors I grew to love over the months we performed for the Meat & Potatoes Company, with no air condition! All the characters in "Spider's Web" had their Holmesian counterparts.

I quickly decided to write a ten-part radio drama series, built around the first Daws Butler script, which eventually served as episode three in the plot arc of my series, starring this cast. The Misadentures of Sherlock Holmes premiered in October 1983 on WBAI and ran through 1985. By the time, we were finished, we had ten great, inspired half-hours. They have since played on public radio stations across the United States, in Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand.

The Misadventures
of Sherlock Holmes: 

The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, 
Season One

By Joe Bevilacqua, Daws Butler, Robert J. Cirasa
Voiced by Vernon Morris, Henry J. Quinn, Jan Meredith , Ed Hyland, Terry Price, Gwendolyn Lewis, B. H. Barry

Length: 4 hours 
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Mostly, recently, they aired on XM Radio, since 2003. Vernon Morris was an amazing Holmes, playing him more like Stan Laurel than Basil Rathbone. Henry J. Quinn, though not English, played his Watson as a pompous, lying egotist, the opposite of the Nigel Bruce booby interpretation of the character from the 1940s movies. Henry was a retired FBI agent, who took up acting late and was often seen in sketches on David Letterman. The late Jan Meredith of North Carolina was the nutty but jovial Mrs. Hudson, played as an Irish woman. English actress Gwendolyn Lewis played Holmes's secret love, Irene Adler, as a sexy tone-deaf tart who dreamed of being an opera singer. 

Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. A protege of Daws Butler, 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. 

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Remastered Swing Era 78 RPM Hits - Saturday, December15 - 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on CRAGG

Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz
with a Sense of Humor:
"The Make Believe Ballroom Hits Remastered"

on The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, part of
"The Joe Bev 3-hour Block"
listen live for free at

"In the Mood", "Begin the Beguine" and "Stompin' At The Savoy" will be among the 78 RPM records heard on the 23th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing this Saturday, December 15 - 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (

Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor
This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor:  "The Make Believe Ballroom Hits Remastered", including:

1. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - Make Believe Ballroom (1940)
Glenn Miller
2. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Stompin' At The Savoy (1934)
3. Artie Shaw and His Orchestra - Begin the Beguine (1936)
4. Glenn Miller and His Orchestra - In the Mood (1940)
5. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Mood Indigo (1930)
6. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - King Porter Stomp (1935)
7. Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra - Flying Home (1942)
8. Glenn Miller and his Orchestra - A String of Pearls (1941)
9. Benny Goodman - Don't Be That Way (1938)
10. Count Basie and His Orchestra - One O'Clock Jump (1937)
11. Duke Ellington and His Orchestra - Take the A-Train (1941)
12. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra - Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) (1937)

Alton Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known Big Bands. Miller's notable recordings include "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", and "Little Brown Jug". While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Glenn Miller disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel.

Benny Goodman
Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader; widely known as the "King of Swing". In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of the most popular musical groups in America. His January 16, 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history: jazz's 'coming out' party to the world of 'respectable' music."

Edward Kennedy
 "Duke" Ellington 

Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and big-band leader. Ellington wrote over 1,000 compositions. In the opinion of Bob Blumenthal of The Boston Globe, "[i]n the century since his birth, there has been no greater composer, American or otherwise, than Edward Kennedy Ellington." A major figure in the history of jazz, Ellington's music stretched into various other genres, including blues, gospel, film scores, popular, and classical. His career spanned more than 50 years and included leading his orchestra, composing an inexhaustible songbook, scoring for movies, composing stage musicals, and world tours.

Artie Shaw

Arthur Jacob Arshawsky (May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004), commonly known by his stage name, Artie Shaw, was an American clarinetist, composer, and bandleader. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction.
Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists",[1] Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands of the in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Their signature song, a 1938 version of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine", was a wildly successful single and one of the era's defining recordings. Musically restless, Shaw was also an early proponent of Third Stream, which blended classical and jazz, and recorded some small-group sessions that flirted with be-bop before retiring from music in 1954.


Louis Armstrong's New Orleans,
with Wynton Marsalis:
A Joe Bev Muiscal Sound Portrait

by Joe Bevilacqua Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Winton Marsalis, Donald Newlove, Leonard Lopate, Louis Armstrong

Length: 59 min. 

Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.


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.

19 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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Weekly Radio Theater Revives The Art of Sound Effects

Comedy-O-Rama #41:

"Sgt. Lefty Model Trains Waterlogg" 
part of The Joe Bev
3-Hour Block
starts at 

2:30 pm ET /
11:30 am PT,
Saturday, Dec. 15 on CRAGG 

Husband and wife duo Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg make a new hour a radio theater every week. But this week's show, "Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go! In Training", presented a big challenge for the scene in which Sgt. Lefty builds miles of model train villages around Camp Waterlogg.

Bevilacqua reveals the secret to his train sounds: "My wife's stationary bike and a couple of toy whistles. Then, I mixed them in various stereo pans, crossing each other." 

This Saturday, December 15, at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT, "The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block" will include radio comedy, classic jazz and radio drama, starting with The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, then The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience following. Listen online for free at

Bev not only produces and directs the lush radio theater hour, he is the voice of most of the characters on the show, including Sgt. Lefty, Ellis the Boatkeeper, Adam Maxwell, and Lil Orphan Andy. Kellogg voices include Olive Pitts, Elise, Mrs. Terwilliger, Lkie and others.

Together, Bev and Kellogg improvise all of the Camp Waterlogg character's dialogue. The hour also includes the stories "August Heat" and "The Match and the Toy Men" by Pedro Pablo Sacristan, voiced by Kellogg and Bev.

Comedy-O-Rama Hour
Now in its 40th week on Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (and its 100th since 2002 including the Sirius XM broadcasts), The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is produced by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev).

The couple 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 2013 (TBA). 

The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles 1:
"The Camp Waterlogg Offensive"

by Joe Bevilacqua , Lorie Kellogg , Pedro Pablo Sacristan Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, Kenny Savoy, Jim Folly
Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
Six one-hour comic misadventures of Sgt. Lefty, Olive Pitts, Ellis the Boatkeeper, Squeaky Lkie, Stinky Peter, Mrs. Terwilliger and all the wacky denizens of Camp Waterlogg, the dilapidated Catskills kids camp. The creation of husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour has evolved since its successful run on Sirius XM Radio into a wacky mix of family-friendly humor, radio theater, audio cartoons, and improvisation.
The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles 1 includes:
"Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg" part 1
"Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg" part 2
"Homeland Security Comes to Camp Waterlogg"
"Camp Waterlogg, Bon Appetite"
"The Camp Waterlogg Offensive"
"Camp Waterlogg: The Animals Are Revolting"


Joseph Bevilacqua
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
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. 

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