Saturday, March 23, 2013

"Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady" Online Today 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT on CRAGG!



"Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady" will be heard on the 30th edition of The Joe Bev Experience airing TODAY Saturday, March 23 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). 


Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady, is the New York Festivals award-winning audio documentary, written, produced, directed, and narrated by Joe Bevilacqua. One of the most licensed audiobooks on The Public Radio Exchange and iTunes, Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady is veteran NPR producer Joe Bevilacqua's award-winning audio documentary examining the challenges and achievements of this extraordinary woman. 



Lady Bird Johnson
The hour combines never-before-released archive audio, gleaned from thousands of hours of recordings housed at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, period news broadcasts, private conversations with Lyndon Baines Johnson, and the words of Lady Bird Johnson from an interview that has never before been released to the public.

Lady Bird Johnson
& President Lyndon B. Johnson
Bevilacqua spent nearly five months listening to the rare tapes and traveled to Washington, D.C., to interview Mrs. Johnson's colleagues and friends. The program features Lyndon Johnson Administration staffers Liz Carpenter, Bess Abell, and Nash Castro, Washington Post owner Katherine Graham, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum Director Harry Middleton, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Director Robert Glass Breunig; Lady Bird biographer Jan Jarboe Russell, and First Ladies Betty Ford and Barbara Bush. Other voices heard on the program include Kirk Douglas and Helen Hayes reading from LBJ's and Lady Bird's love letters.

The production was produced in association with KUT Radio in Austin, Texas, and overseen by a panel of scholars and experts, including Lewis Gould, retired University of Texas (UT) at Austin Professor of History; Walt Rostow, UT Professor Emeritus, Elspeth Rostow, former dean of the UT LBJ School of Public Affairs; Carl Anthony, Washington, D.C., historian; and Don Carleton, director, The Center for American History at UT.
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Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Taylor Johnson (December 22, 1912 – July 11, 2007) was First Lady of the United States (1963–69) during the presidency of her husband Lyndon B. Johnson.

Notably well educated for her time, she proved a capable manager and a shrewd investor. After marrying LBJ in 1934, when he was a political hopeful in Austin, Texas, she used a modest inheritance to bankroll his congressional campaign, and then ran his office while he was serving in the navy. Next, she bought a radio station and then a TV station, which would soon make them millionaires. As First Lady, she broke new ground by interacting directly with Congress, employing her own press secretary, and making a solo electioneering tour.

Johnson was a lifelong advocate for beautifying the nation's cities and highways ("Where flowers bloom, so does hope") and the Highway Beautification Act was informally known as Lady Bird's Bill. She was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest US civilian honors.

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). 

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. 

Original Dixieland 78 RM Records TODAY Saturday, March 23 at 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG!

The first recording of "Tiger Rag" (1917) is among the tunes that will fill the air on the 34th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing TODAY Saturday, March 23rd at 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, at http://www.CultRadioAGoGo.com (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: "Tiger Rag: Dixieland Originals", including:

1. Tiger Rag - The Original Dixieland Jass Band (1917)
2. Tiger Rag - Friar's Society Orchestra (1922)
3. Tiger Rag - Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra (1931)
4. Feelin' No Pain - Miff Mole and His Little Molers (1927)
5. New Orleans Stomp - Johnny Dodds and his Black Bottom Stompers (1927)
6. I'm Gonna Stomp Mr. Henry Lee - Eddie Condon (1929)
7. Bugle Call Rag - Billy Banks & His Orchestra (1923)
8. The Waffle Man's Call - Johnny Bayersdorffer and his Jazzola Novelty Orchestra (1924)
9. Papa's Got The Jim-Jams - Celestin's Original Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra (1927)
10. Piggly Wiggly - Beale Street Washboard Band (1929)
11. Wa-Da-Da (Ev'rybody's Doin' It Now)-  Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang (1928)
12. Ostrich Walk - The Original Dixieland Jass Band (1917)
13. Doo Doodle Oom - Fletcher Henderson and his Orchestra (1923)
14. Static Strut - Fletcher Henderson And The Dixie Stompers  (1926)
15. Who Stole the Lock (On the Hen House Door-) Jack Bland (1932)

The Original Dixieland Jass Band were a New Orleans, Dixieland jazz band that made the first jazz recordings in early 1917. Their "Livery Stable Blues" became the first jazz single ever issued. The group composed and made the first recordings of many jazz standards, the most famous being "Tiger Rag". In late 1917 the spelling of the band's name was changed to Original Dixieland Jazz Band.

The band consisted of five musicians who previously had played in the Papa Jack Laine bands, a diverse and racially integrated group of musicians who played for parades, dances, and advertising in New Orleans.

Nick LaRocca (clarinet), Eddie Edwards (trombone), Larry Shields (clarinet), Henry Ragas (piano), Tony Sbarbaro (drums). Composed by Eddie Edwards, Nick LaRocca, Henry Ragas, Tony Sbarbaro & Larry Shields.
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ODJB billed itself as the Creators of Jazz, because it was the first band to record jazz commercially and to have hit recordings in the new genre. Band leader and trumpeter Nick LaRocca (composer of "Tiger Rag") argued that ODJB deserved recognition as the first band to record jazz commercially and the first band to establish jazz as a musical idiom or genre.

Friar's Society Orchestra: In 1920, Paul Mares and George Brunies were working on the Mississippi riverboat S.S. Capitol when it stopped in Davenport, Iowa, where they teamed with Leon Roppolo on clarinet. They eventually added Elmer Schobel on piano, Frank Snyder on drums, Alfred Loyacano on bass and Louis Black played banjo. They got a gig at the Friar's Club in Chicago in 1922. At first they called themselves The Friar's Society Orchestra, after the club the Friars Inn at 1834 Wabash Street at Van Buren in Chicago, but they changed their name to The New Orleans Rhythm Kings in 1923 after losing that gig.

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Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective improvisation to solo performance. With his instantly-recognizable gravelly voice, Armstrong was also an influential singer, demonstrating great dexterity as an improviser, bending the lyrics and melody of a song for expressive purposes. He was also skilled at scat singing (vocalizing using sounds and syllables instead of actual lyrics).

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Irving Milfred Mole, better known as Miff Mole was a jazz trombonist and band leader. He is generally considered as one of the greatest jazz trombonists and credited with creating "the first distinctive and influential solo jazz trombone style." His major recordings included "Slippin' Around", "Red Hot Mama" in 1924 with Sophie Tucker on vocals, "Miff's Blues", "There'll Come a Time (Wait and See)", on the film soundtrack to the 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and "Toddlin' Blues" and "Davenport Blues", recorded in 1925 with Bix Beiderbecke and Tommy Dorsey as Bix Beiderbecke and His Rhythm Jugglers.

Johnny Bayersdorffer was a popular bandleader at the Spanish Fort resort on Bayou St. John by Lake Pontchartrain. He is best remembered to later generations for his 1920s recordings for Okeh Records. Bayersdorffer also played with Happy Schilling and Tony Parenti's bands.

James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, Jr. was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. His was one of the most prolific black orchestras and his influence was vast. He was often known as "Smack" Henderson (apparently named due to his college baseball hitting skills). Fletcher is ranked along with Duke Ellington as one of the most influential arrangers and band leaders in jazz history, and helped bridge the gap between the jazz and swing era.

Banjoist and guitarist Jack Bland is best remembered as the banjoist for the Mound City Blue Blowers which he co-founded with Red McKenzie in St. Louis. By 1924 the group had a hit record in Chicago with "Arkansas Blues". Later that year guitarist Eddie Lang joined the group and they toured England. By the mid-to-late 1920's Bland, like Condon, switched from the banjo to the cello bodied four-string tenor guitar. By 1929 Eddie Lang left the Blue Blowers and they became Red McKenzie's Mound City Blue Blowers and became a more traditional sounding hot outfit with the addition of Gene Krupa on drums, Muggsy Spanier on cornet, and Coleman Hawkins on tenor sax and Eddie Condon on banjo.



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.

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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.


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The Comedy-O-Rama Hour "Bollywood Trilogy" Concludes Today 2:30 pm ET on CRAGG!


Joe Bev has been a prolific audio artist since he was 12 in 1971, creating hundreds of hours fully produced radio theater. This is nothing, though, compared to Bev's work over the last year.

At age 54, Bev, who's full name is Joe Bevilacqua, creates a new weekly hour story every week, complete with running characters and plots and sound effects. 


TODAY's new radio play - Joe Bev's 51st in as many weeks - "Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go! Lefty & Olive's Bollywood Movie," 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 http://www.cultradioagogo.com.






In this third hour of Joe Bev's Bollywood trilogy, Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev) and Olive Pitts (Lorie Kellogg) have been magically whisked off to India for their honeymoon by famous Indian magician Kutmar Kutmar (Joe Bev) and are in a movie directed by Sal Pilvers (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, Luigi (both Kenny Savoy) traps Marcello (Jim Folly) in their cheese shop by shoveling snow against the door.
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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. 


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


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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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