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

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, 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. 

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Count Basie 78 RM Records TODAY Saturday, March 16 at 3:30 pm ET on Cult Radio A-Go-Go!

The Jazz-O-Rama Hour is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, EVERY SATURDAY starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on

Cheek to Cheek, Rat Race, and Open the Door, Richard are among the tunes that will fill the air when the Count Basie 78 RM Records will be heard on the 33rd edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing TODAY Saturday, March 16 at 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (part of Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, beginning at 2:20 pm ET / 11:30 am PT).

This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Open the Door, Richard: The 78 RPM Records of Count Basie", including: 

1. Swingin' The Blues (1938)
2. Swingin' The Blues (1947)
3. Boo Hoo (1937)
4. Topsy (1937)
5. Exactly Like You (1937)
6. Rat Race (1950)
7.Open The Door, Richard
8. Out The Window (1937)
9. Cheek to Cheek (1947)
10.South (1947)
11. Doggin' Around (1938)
12. Solidasa Rock (1950)
13. Swinging At The Daisy Chain (1937)
14. Smarty (You Know It All) (1937)
15. Every Tub (1937)
16. Seventh Avenue Express (1947)

William "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother first taught him piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned to operate lights for vaudeville and to improvise accompaniment for silent films at a local movie theater in his town of Red Bank, New Jersey. By 16, he increasingly played jazz piano at parties, resorts and other venues. In 1924, he went to Harlem, where his performing career expanded; he toured with groups to the major jazz cities of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1929 he joined Bennie Moten's band in Kansas City, and played with them until Moten's death in 1935.

That year Basie formed his own jazz orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others. Many notable musicians came to prominence under his direction, including the tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, the guitarist Freddie Green, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison and singers Jimmy Rushing and Joe Williams. Basie's theme songs were "One O'Clock Jump," developed in 1935 in the early days of his band, and "April In Paris".

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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. 

Joe Bev

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.

Last year, 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. 


Louis Armstrong's New Orleans,
with Wynton Marsalis:
A Joe Bev Musical 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 Bev's 50th New Radio Play in as Many Weeks Premieres Today

Sgt. Lefty, an Elephant and Olive Pitts
arrived in India last week!

New "Camp Waterlogg" radio play on Joe Bev's Comedy-O-Rama Hour, part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Jazz-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, EVERY SATURDAY starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on

When Cult Radio A-Go-Go asked Joe Bev to create a new weekly show, he set a challenge for himself--to make each hour a fully realized radio theater sitcom complete with funny running characters and plots and sound effects.

Fifty weeks later, Bev has not only written, produced, and directed fifty new hours of radio theater, but he has voiced more than half the characters himself.

This TODAY's new radio play, "Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go! The Bollywood Honeymoon of Lefty & Olive," is part of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, which is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block,starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on

Latest air time:
2:30 PM EST & 11:30 AM PST
In the hour, Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev) and Olive Pitts (Lorie Kellogg) are magically whisked off to India for their honeymoon by famous Indian magician Kutmar Kutmar (Joe Bev), leaving the Camp Waterloggers bewildered: Ellis the Boatkeeper, Adam Maxwell, Woody, Lil Andy (all Joe Bev)  and Elise, Like, and Mrs. Terwilliger (all Lorie Kellogg).

Meanwhile, Stinky and Luigi (both Kenny Savoy) start digging out of a freak snow storm. 

It was announce on February 27 that Blackstone Audio, Inc., has entered into partnership with Joe Bev's Waterlogg Productions to providing its award-winning audiobooks to a wider audience. 
It was announced on February 22 it was announced that Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) was chosen to be among those to receive a 2013 "Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award". 

Bevilacqua has been producing radio in many genres most of his life. In 1980, at 19, Bevilacqua produced his first radio show, Liquid Comedy, for public radio station WRSU in New Brunswick, New Jersey and subsequently distributed internationally by the National Federation of Community Broadcaster (which became Pacifica Radio Archives). He co-hosted The Jazz Show with Garret Gega in the early 80s, a four hour a week mix classic jazz and comedy for WKNJ in Union, New Jersey. 

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Bevilacqua 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. 

He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, and in 2009, Bevilacqua did a commentary for Marketplace about his "green lifestyle". 

Lorie Kellogg & Joesph Bevilacqua
backstage during a live performance
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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