Friday, May 3, 2013

"The Green Hornet Meets The Red Hornet" - The Joe Bev Experience Saturday May 4 4:30 pm ET on CRAGG!



The classic old-time radio show will be featured along with its parody, this Saturday, May 4, 2013 on The Joe Bev Experience, at 4:30 PM ET. 1:30 pm PT, part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on cultradioagogo.com.

Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) will play his restored remaster of The Green Hornet: "The Boathouse Mystery" - first aired on December 25, 1945.

Joe Bev will then play his deconstruction, The Red Hornet: "The Motorboat Mystery" - part of Bev's Old-Time Radio Parodies.



A lobby card from The Green Hornet movie serial (1940).
"The Green Hornet Meets The Red Hornet" airs on the May 4th edition of The Joe Bev Experience, at 4:30 PM ET. 1:30 pm PT, part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on cultradioagogo.com.


The Green Hornet originated on January 31, 1936, on WXYZ, the same local Detroit station that originated its companion shows The Lone Ranger and Challenge of the Yukon. Beginning April 12, 1938, the station supplied the series to the Mutual Broadcasting System radio network, and then to NBC Blue and its successors, the Blue Network and ABC Network, from November 16, 1939, through September 8, 1950. It returned from September 10 to December 5, 1952. It was sponsored by General Mills from January to August 1948, and by Orange Crush in its brief 1952 run.
Joe Bev's audio harks back to the golden age but its NEW!

Distinguished by its use of classical music for themes and for bridges between scenes, The Green Hornet was "one of radio's best-known and most distinctive juvenile adventure shows". The series detailed the adventures of Britt Reid, debonair newspaper publisher by day, crime-fighting masked hero at night. With his faithful valet Kato, Britt Reid, daring young publisher, matches wits with the Underworld, risking his life so that criminals and racketeers within the law may feel its weight by the sting of the Green Hornet!

The complete Old-Time Radio Parodies: The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, Season Two is available at Waterlogg.com.

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Old time radio fans have something NEW to listen to: Old Time Radio Parodies, Volume Two of The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, produced and directed by Joe Bevilacqua, written by Joe Bevilacqua, William Melillo, and Robert J. Cirasa.


These are not old-time radio shows but incredible simulations! Created by veteran audio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, these humorous half-hours take off on such classic old time radio shows as The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, War of the Worlds, Suspense and The Jack Benny Program. The fine cast includes Joe Bevilacqua, Rick Ramos, Alison Nead, Cathi Tully, William Melillo, Jay Snyder, Peter Cummings, Thomas Babakowski, Peter Nevargic and James Cronin.

Stories include: "The Silhouette", "The Old Ranger", "The Red Hornet", "Brute Ballingham, Private Detective", "Suspension: Waiting for Rochester - To Stop", and "War of the Welles".

"Fans of old-time radio classics are in for a real treat. From Joe Bevilacqua and his Waterlogg Productions, makers of the hilarious Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Uncle Dunkle and Donnie, comes volume 2 in the Best of the Comedy-o-Rama Hour. And it couldn't come at a better time. The current trend in audiobooks is the revitalization of the classic radio program, and all the publishers are doing it. From Doc Savage, to The Black Mask, to NPR's Car Talk, it seems that America is rediscovering the joys of the spoken word. And Joe Bev is adding some very worthwhile products to the market. Old-time Radio Parodies is up to the usual Waterlogg Productions high standards, featuring a full cast of talented voice actors, and cinema quality music and sound effects. I promise you'll never be disappointed with how a Waterlogg Production sounds. They even have parodies of commercials like Shouty-O's (shout for Shouty-O's!) cereal, and Blue Coal Tires (the only tires you can burn in your furnace after they go flat). We're talking three hours of non-stop laughs here. Don't miss out!"  -    Steven Brandt, Audiobook Heaven

"Preserving -- and recreating -- the sounds of old-time radio is Joseph Bevilacqua's passion. Although he did grow up long after radio's golden days, Mr. Bevilacqua, at the tender age of 4, began drawing cartoons and making up voices. Recently, Mr. Bevilacqua put together a series of old-time radio parodies. For example, there's 'The Ol-l-ld Ranger," the 60-year-old cowboy has to bit the (aluminum) bullet, since the silver market has been cornered by that powerful corporate type, Tonto."
    - Sandra Gardner, The New York Times





"A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz" on "Jazz-O-Rama" Saturday, May 4, 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG!


Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, The Manhattan Transfer and more, Saturday as part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, starting 2:30 pm ET, 1:30 CT, 11:30 PT on cultradioagogo.com!


More jazz about coffee will fill the air on the 40th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing Saturday, May 4th at 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on http://www.cultradioagogo.com (part of Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, beginning at 2:20 pm ET / 11:30 am PT).

Helen Clark & Franklyn Baur

This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz" including Jack Buchanan and Gertrude Lawrence, Carmen McRae, Ted Weems and The Andrews Sisters.

1. Al Bernard - Hot Coffee (1926) Edison
2. Jack Buchanan and Gertrude Lawrence - A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You (1925) (From the show 'The Charlot Revue of 1926')

3. Helen Clark & Franklyn Baur - A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You (1925)
4. Leo Reisman Orchestra - A Cup Of Coffee A Sandwich and You (1925) 
Carmen McRae
5. Ella Fitzgerald - Black Coffee (1960) 
 6. Peggy Lee - Black Coffee (1953)
7. Carmen McRae - Black Coffee / Sarah: Dedicated to You (1991)
8. Manhattan Transfer with Gene Pistilli - Java Jive (1969)
9. The Andrews Sisters with The Vic Schoen Orchestra - The Coffee Song (1946)
10. The Andrews Sisters - A Proper Cup of Coffee (1958)
11. Annette Hanshaw - You're The Cream in My Coffee (1928)
12.The Ted Weems Orchestra with vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs - You're The Cream in My Coffee (1929)
13. Miff Mole & His Little Molars - You're the Cream in My Coffee (1928)
14. Barry Harris Trio - Morning Coffee (1960)

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Alfred A. Bernard was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s. W. C. Handy credited Bernard with helping his own career by recording a number of his songs, notably "St. Louis Blues". He was the first American singer to record the song "Frankie and Johnny" in America. He also co-wrote songs with Jimmy Durante. In the 1930s & 40s, he recorded hillbilly songs with the Goofus Five, predicting the western swing style.


Walter John "Jack" Buchanan was a Scottish theatre and film actor, singer, producer and director. He is best known in America for his role in the classic Hollywood musical The Band Wagon in 1953. Gertrude Lawrence was an English actress, singer, dancer and musical comedy performer known for her stage appearances in London's West End and on New York's Broadway. The King and I, the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical, opened on Broadway in March 1951, and Lawrence won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance.

Franklyn Baur was a popular tenor vocal recording artist. Baur made hundreds of recordings for about a dozen different recording companies, including the three major labels, Victor, Columbia and Brunswick.

Leo Reisman was a violinist and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s. Born and reared in Boston, Reisman studied violin as a young man, and formed his own band in 1919. He became famous for having over 80 hits on the popular charts during his career. Jerome Kern called Reisman's orchestra "The String Quartet of Dance Bands".

Manhattan Transfer
In 1969, Tim Hauser and Erin Dickins co-founded Manhattan Transfer, with Tim's longtime friend Pat Rosalia and Marty Nelson. The group was soon signed by Dick Asher at Capitol Records, and recorded their first album, Jukin' in Nashville with a guest artist, singer/songwriter Gene Pistilli. The album featured several Pistilli compositions, songs from the Gene Goldkette Orchestra and Fats Waller, and The Ink Spot's "Java Jive," a perennial Manhattan Transfer favorite.

Wilfred Theodore (Ted) Weems (originally Wemyes) (26 September 1901 - 6 May 1963) was a United States bandleader and musician. Weems' work in music was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Ted Weems 
Ted Weems was a popular mid-western bandleader who started his band in 1923 while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Around 1925 he moved his band to Chicago where he played in hotels and ballrooms around the city while also touring the mid-west. In 1932 The Weems Orchestra started appearing regularly on a sponsored nationwide radio program with Jack Benny. It was through radio that Weems made a name for himself and he continued to be associated with popular radio programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s such as The Fibber McGee and Molly Show and Beat The Band. In 1936 vocalist Perry Como joined the band. In 1942 the Weems Orchestra disbanded when Ted joined the Merchant Marines. After World War II, Weems put together another band which continued until the early 1950s.

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.






Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) is the recipient of the 2013 Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award.

JOE BEV
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.
In addition to The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, he also produces The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Joe Bev Experience and Cartoon Carnival, with new podcasts every week. Go to: http://www.waterlogg.com 



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LIKE THE JAZZ-O-RAMA SHOW? CHECK OUT OUR DOCUMENTARY...


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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Joe Bev Records 57th New Radio Theater at Colombian Restaurant After Kean Distinguished Alumni Award

"Lefty Goes Colombian or A Pancake for Andy" airs Saturdays as part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Jazz-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, starting 2:30 pm ET, 1:30 CT, 11:30 PT on cultradioagogo.com!


This Saturday, May 4th, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour presents "Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go! Lefty Goes Colombian or A Pancake for Andy". The new radio play is part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on http://www.cultradioagogo.com.

This past Sunday, after Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) accepted the Distinguished Alumni Award he received from Kean University, he and his friends decided to relax and celebrate at a local Colombian restaurant. But then, Joe Bev pulled out his audio recorder. “We were walking down the street and I thought I’d just record some traffic noise,” recalls Bev, who adds, “I’m so rarely in a city nowadays. We live and usually record in the woods!"



Bev got his traffic noise and more. After a moment of walking, scrapping keys against railings, opening and closing a mailbox, Bev’s wife and co-creator spoke as her “Camp Waterlogg” character Lkie. Bev responded as Sgt. Lefty, then Kenny Savoy as Stinky.

Elizabeth, NJ - Colombian neighborhood
by the old train station 
The impromptu improvisation last 54 minutes and included conversation with the waitress, ordering and eating.

Audio from it will air over several Comedy-O-Rama hours. In this week’s hour, it's May Day, when Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev) takes Andy (Joe Bev), Stinky (Kenny Savoy) and Lkie (Lorie Kellogg) to a Colombian restaurant in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Back at Camp Waterlogg, Olive Pitts (Lorie Kellogg) is bonding with Andy (Joe Bev) and two Homeland Security get involved in a pool make with Adam Maxwell, Ellis da Boatkeeper and Sal Pilvers (all Joe Bev).



Also featured will be the 5th installment of the first new "Lum and Abner" comedy since 1954, written and performed by Donnie Pitchford, who also draws the "Lum and Abner" comic strip appearing at http://firstarkansasnews.net in a "Sunday strip" format with a new installment each Sunday.

http://firstarkansasnews.net/lum-and-abner/



The May 4th Joe Bev 3-Hour Block includes:
Comedy-O-Rama #57: "Camp Waterlogg-A-Go-Go! Lefty Goes Colombian or A Pancake for Andy"
Jazz-O-Rama #40: "A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz"
Joe Bev Experience: "The Green Hornet Meets the Red Hornet"

Comedy-O-Rama is just one of four weekly hours produced, directed, written and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev). He began his career at Kean University, where he acted in many stage productions and created a weekly radio theater hour for WKNJ. Since graduating, Bevilacqua has created hundreds of hours of audio content for National Public Radio, WNYC-New York Public Radio, WBGO-Jazz88, KUT-Austin, TX, WBAI-Pacifica, Hawaii Public Radio, and other radio stations, as well as The Public Radio Exchange, Radio Spirits, Bear Manor Media, Audible, and Blackstone Audio--producing, directing, writing, acting and hosting a wide varieties of genres including drama, comedy, music, interview, biography, autobiography and documentary programs and specials.

Bevilacqua has acted in a number of feature films and TV shows. He can be seen as the first lawyer Abraham Lincoln met as a child in the soon to be released theatrical motion picture The Green Blade Rises directed by A.J. Edwards, and as an IRS Agent on the Lion TV series Deadly Devotions, soon to air on Investigation Discovery Channel.

He also has performed in many stage productions, including Black Comedy for The Shadowland Theatre, Ellenville, NY, The Case of the Murdering Microphone, which he also wrote and directed for 90 Miles Off Broadway, in New Paltz, NY, and "Vaudeville in the Catskills" at Bethel Woods and other venues for the Sullivan Count Dramatic Workshop. He has also 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 is currently touring as Bud Abbott with Bob Greenberg as Lou Costello in "A Tribute to Bud & Lou".

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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Monday, April 29, 2013

Kean University Honors Veteran Public Radio Producer

Joseph Bevilacqua '82 and
Kean University President
Dawood Farahi, Ph.D.

Joseph Bevilacqua Accepts 2013 KEAN UNIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD Producer of The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, The Joe Bev Experience, Cartoon Carnival, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition





On Sunday, April 28, Joseph Bevilacqua, class of '82, accepted his 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award presented to him by his alma mater Kean University in Union, New Jersey.


Each year, distinguished alumni are recognized for their exceptional achievements and service to society, their community and their profession. The recipients are outstanding practitioners in their respective fields; serve as role models; are an inspiration to others; and are recognized by their peers for professional endeavors and contributions.
Joseph Bevilacqua and his wife Lorie Kellogg

Bevilacqua began his acceptance speech by roasting himself as his characters. As Sgt. Lefty, he said, "You're givin' a guy an award for arrested development. You know he stole all his ideas from Kean."

Bevilacqua then turned serious, saying, "I am shocked and honored to be here amongst a scientist who’s cured cholesterol, a playwright who is also a lawyer, and all of you. Because I am just a guy doing funny voices and trying to make people laugh and make people happy."

He concluded by thanking everyone and asking the audience to "Give it up for everybody else. Thank you so much."
Kenny Savoy, Lorie Kellogg,
Caryn Bevilacqua, Joseph Bevilacqua,
Arthur Snyder and Thomas Babkowski
at Kean University.

Throughout the event, Kean University President Dawood Y. Farahi, Ph.D. singled Bevilacqua out, on stage and in private. 

"President Farahi is doing a fantastic job moving Kean forward. I believe he and I had a meeting of the minds yesterday--out of which many good thing will come," hinted Bevilacqua.

President Farahi wrote about Bevilacqua, in a letter dated February 13, 2013: "It gives me great pleasure to see a former Kean student achieve such impressive results in business and society. Although many people are capable of being leaders, it takes a truly unique and dynamic individual to inspire their colleagues and influence as much as you have done." 
Edward Esposito, President
of the Ken University Alumni Association
getting a thank you kiss from Joesph Bevilacqua

The career of Joseph Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) began at Kean, where he acted in many stage productions and created a weekly radio theater hour for WKNJ. Since graduating, Bevilacqua has created hundreds of hours of audio content for National Public Radio, WNYC-New York Public Radio, WBGO-Jazz88 and others--producing, directing, writing, acting and hosting a wide varieties of genres including drama, comedy, music, interview, biography, autobiography and documentary programs and specials.

The future Kean alum was born in 1959 in Belleville, New Jersey, his early years spent in Newark, New Jersey. He began performing as at the age of three for family gatherings. His family moved to Iselin, New Jersey in 1965, where he attended St. Cecelia's Grammar School. In 1971, using the Panasonic cassette recorder his father gave him, he began recording his first audio stories, Willoughby and the Professor, half-hours, in which he improvised performing all of the voices himself, creating live sound effects and scoring with 78 RPM records he found in his attic.
Joe Bevilacqua is sooooo happy
that Kenny Savoy gets a kiss too!

Bevilacqua's voice is heard on TV and radio commercials, films and audiobooks. Together with his wife, Lorie Kellogg, he founded Waterlogg Productions, where they voice and produce hundreds of hours audio content each year. The couple recently partnered with Blackstone Audio, Inc., to provide their award-winning audio books to a wider audience. Among their latest efforts: The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which airs streamed over Internet radio station Cult Radio A-Go-Go! which includes three distinct shows all produced by Bevilacqua: The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour and The Joe Bev Experience. These and Joe Bev's fourth weekly radio hour: Cartoon Carnival are podcast on iTunes and can be heard for free at waterlogg.com. 



Other recipients were:
KEVIN ALTON '73 H '07
Retired, Most Recently Senior Director of a Drug Metabolism Group
LOU ANN BEHAN '80
Founding, Artistic Director of the SJN Theatre Ministry in Reston, VA; Writer at Shorester Productions (1998-2010)
BARUTI KAFELE '86 
Educational Consultant and Motivational Speakers,
VINCENT J. MANZO '05
Assistant Professor of Music Technology and cognition at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA



An excerpt of Joseph Bevilacqua's acceptance speech:

"...but seriously I am shocked and honored to be here amongst a scientist who’s cured cholesterol, a playwright who is also a lawyer, and all of you. Because I am just a guy doing funny voices and trying to make people laugh and make people happy.  And I hope I am doing that. But without Kean I wouldn't have accomplished anything because I was really diamond in the rough when I got here. I don’t know how they didn’t throw me out because I was thrown out of the college I went to prior. Before I went to Kean I went to Middlesex County College and they ran me out of there on a rail and told me never to come back. And I took a semester off and I said to myself “what am I doing wrong?” and I kind-a cleaned up my act, I cut my hair different, real short and  it was 1982 and I put on an IZOD shirt and looked all preppie. I walked into the studio and Peggy Dunn is there in the studio theater and right away I am sucked in and involved with everything and I felt like I was “at home” and ever since I keep coming back.  You can’t get rid of me. You throw me out, I keep coming back and doing things for the college because it was such a wonderful experience.


 And I have taught at various colleges myself and I have always been slightly disappointed at the way they look at the world and the students. Because here at Kean (I could have gone to Princeton, I could have gone to Rutgers and I came here in a “open house”), I felt as though I was in a safe environment where you could be yourself and not be ostracized for it. But they always warned you: “you’re going to be ostracized” when you get outside in the real world. The real world is not as safe. So your were warned. But you were there to try all these things and experiment with what you had. And the mentors: Peggy Dunn, Jim Murphy... (Excuse me President, you should come out of your shell more. You are so shy.)... Bob Cirasa, big mentor of mine, a wonderful man. I am glad to see he is hanging upside down in China. It’s great.


So, thank you. Thank my wonderful wife Lorie Kellogg who is half of me. My sister Caryn who is here. Ken Savoy and Tom Babkowski. Kenny is on The Comedy-O-Rama Hour. If you listen just go to waterlogg with two g’s dot com. Lou Ann, a wonderful talent, great to work with her. And thank you President Farahi and Art Snyder who came here. I haven’t seen this man since 1982, and one last thing, the man suffered through me and Garrett Gega annoying him with different voices as he is trying to read the news. So thank you and I really appreciate this. It is a wonderful thing to me. Give it up for everybody else. Thank you so much."



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