Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Voices of Fred Flintstone & Yogi Bear on CRAGG, TODAY Saturday, March 16 - 4:30 pm ET



Joe Bev presents part 4 of Alan Reed's Autobiography & Daws Butler's Acting Workshop. The Joe Bev Experience is part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block" - Every Saturday starting at 2:30 pm on www.CultRadioAGoGo.com



The Voices of Fred Flintstone & Yogi Bear will be heard on the 29th edition of The Joe Bev Experience airing TODAY Saturday, March 16 at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm 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 2:30 pm ET). 

The hour features chapter four of Yabba Dabba Doo! The Alan Reed Story, the autobiography of the voice of Fred Flintstone, brought to life by veteran radio-theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and Alan Reed Jr. 


Alan Reed was the voice of Fred Flintstone
The audio book features 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. Today's broadcast includes the voice of Alan Reed himself talking about his early days in radio.

"What the Butler Wrote: Scenes from the Daws Butler Workshop" is audio theater from the mind of Daws Butler, the voice of Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and many other cartoon characters. 

In 1975, Butler began an acting workshop that spawned such talents as Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), Corey Burton (Old Navy, Disney), and Joe Bev(ilacqua). 
Daws Butler was the voice of Yogi Bear

In this series, Bev presents performances of scripts Butler wrote for his acting workshop. Today's show features Booper's Soap with Daws Butler, Shep Menken and Herschel Bernardi, Daws interviewed by Bill Weaver and Joe Bev performing all the voices for Daws Butler's "Margery Dickerson" and "Silvia Silverman"--two versions of the same story, one in Irish and the other in Jewish dialect.

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). 

Alan Reed 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. 

Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler was a voice actor originally from Toledo, Ohio. He worked mostly for Hanna-Barbera and originated the voices of many familiar animated cartoon characters, including Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, and Huckleberry Hound. 

Butler was also a prolific writer who co-wrote Stan Freberg's classic comedy records. 
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, 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. 

Hundreds of hours of audio titles from Waterlogg Productions are available at waterlogg.com.

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