Friday, May 31, 2013

Rare "Sherlock Holmes" Comedy by Daws Butler airs Saturday June 1st 4:30 pm ET on CRAGG!

Daws Butler & Douglas McEwan roast Conan Doyle's great detective in rare recording, part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, starting 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT on cultradioagogo.com.

 This Saturday, June 1st, at 4:30 pm, a RARE DAWS BUTLER recording airs Saturday 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 Cult Radio A-Go-Go! cultradioagogo.com.

Listeners can hear "This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes",  written and voiced by Daws Butler, Douglas McEwan and members of The Daws Butler Workshop, including Billy Simpson, Pat Parris and Corey Burton, in 1976, on The 40th edition of The Joe Bev Experience.



Douglas McEwan 
Douglas McEwan is interviewed during the hour about the 1976 recording. McEwan explains: "I was hired as a writer, having been connected through to it by Sean Wright of the Sherlock Holmes Society. Daws took to my writing style immediately, and after hearing me read back pieces I wrote for it, hired me on to act in it as well. Daws and Mike Hodel, who plays Watson, and I all stayed good friends for the rest of their lives. I'm Oscar Wilde and Dracula in this show."

In "This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes", Ralph Backwards (Daws Butler)--along with Watson, Dracula, Jack-the-Ripper, and even Mary Heartman, Mary Heartman--roast the famous consulting detective, played by the great English actor Ben Wright.

Ben Wright.
Wright, trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. worked extensively in American radio, supplying crisp, erudite diction as the radio incarnation of Sherlock Holmes (1949–1950) and Inspector Peter Black on Pursuit (1951–1952). However, he considered himself a dialectician, playing Indian servant Tulku on The Green Lama, Chinese bellhop Hey Boy on the radio version of Have Gun Will Travel, various dialect roles on Nightbeat and the anthology series Escape. His roles in the latter ranged from the Cockney protagonist of The Man Who Worked Miracles to the famed Arabian hero of The Voyages of Sinbad. Other radio credits included Gunsmoke, Crime Classics and Suspense. He achieved worldwide fame when he was seen as the Nazi Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music, and he had small roles in Billy Wilder's The Fortune Cookie, Judgment at Nuremberg and My Fair Lady. On TV, he guested on such series as My Three Sons, Hogan's Heroes (as various Nazi officers), Combat!, Get Smart, Bonanza, Gunsmoke, "The Wild Wild West", The Twilight Zone, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, It Takes a Thief and The Rockford Files. Wright made three guest appearances on Perry Mason, starring Raymond Burr. In the 1960 episode, "The Case of the Bashful Burro," he played assay agent and murderer Crawford Wright.

Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler 
Douglas McEwan is the author of the books Tallyho, Tallulah!, My Lush Life and The Q Guide to Classic Monster Movies, as well as the forthcoming My Gruesome Life, also from Electric Noggin. He contributed essays, TV scripts, and the forward to Creatures of the Night That We Loved So Well: The Horror Hosts of Southern California. As “Tallulah Morehead,” he wrote comic essays and reviews in The Huffington Post for two and a half years. He has written comedy sketches and plays for stage, radio, and TV. As a radio personality in the 1970s, he interviewed such comedy giants as Groucho Marx and Bud Abbott. He lives in Reseda, California, with two cats who do not find him all that amusing.

Charles Dawson "Daws" Butler was a voice actor originally from Toledo, Ohio. He worked mostly for the Hanna-Barbera animation production company and originated the voices of many familiar animated cartoon characters, including Yogi Bear, Quick Draw McGraw, Snagglepuss, and Huckleberry Hound. In 1975, Butler began an acting workshop that spawned such talents as Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), Corey Burton (Old Navy, Disney), and Joe Bevilacqua (NPR).




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.

The June 1st Joe Bev 3-Hour Block includes:
1. Comedy-O-Rama #61: "The Return of Ron Drysdale or Homeland Security Has Got to Go-Go-Go!"
2. Jazz-O-Rama #44: "The Battle of the Crooners 1: Cliff Edwards vs. Parker Gibbs"
3. Joe Bev Experience #40: "Douglas McEwan Interview 1 & This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes" 


The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (audiobook)
The Honest and True Memoirs of a Nonentity

The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, book 1

By Joe Bevilacqua, Charles Dawson Butler, and Robert J. Cirasa
Produced and directed byJoe Bevilacqua
Performed byVernon Morris, Henry J. Quinn, and a full cast
Length 5.0 hrs • AUDIO THEATER 
 2011 by Joe Bevilacqua

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The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, Season One
by Mr. Joe Bevilacqua (Author), Daws Butler (Author), Robert J. Cirasa (Author), Arthur Conan Doyle (Author), Vernon Morris (Narrator), Henry J. Quinn (Narrator), Jan Meredith (Narrator), Ed Hyland (Narrator), Terry Price (Narrator), Gwendolyn Lewis (Narrator), B. H. Barry (Narrator), Joe Bevilacqua (Narrator) As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!

The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes, Volume One of The Best of the Comedy-O-Rama Hour, produced and directed by Joe Bevilacqua, written by Joe Bevilacqua, Daws Butler, and Robert J. Cirasa.

Comedy and mystery are happy bedfellows in The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. Veteran award-winning radio producer Joe Bevilacqua's 10-part radio theater series pays humorous homage to the classic characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories are filled with sly references to the original "canon", as it is called. Even the Baker Street Irregulars and other Holmesian groups and scholars have enjoyed this about the series.

The fine cast of British and American actors includes Sherlock Holmes: Vernon Morris; Dr. John H. Watson, M.D.: Henry J. Quinn; Ms. Hudson: Jan Meredith; Professor Moriarty: Ed Hyland; Irene Adler: Terry Price; Mary Morstan: Gwendolyn Lewis; Tavis Mac Millian: B.H. Barry; Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Bert Stover ,and roles: Joe Bevilacqua.
http://www.downpour.com/the-misadventures-of-sherlock-holmes-1

Titles include: Episode One: "The Mystery of the Creepy Hack Writer"; Episode Two: "My Dinner at Baker Street"; Episode Three: "Sherlock Holmes in Trouble"; Episode Four: "A Study in Lavender"; Episode Five: "The Death of Mr. Sherlock Holmes"; Episode Six: "The Giant Rat of Sumatra"; Episode Seven: "Tales from the Vienna Wards"; Episode Eight: "His Second to Last Bow"; Episode Nine: "Revenge of the Beekeeper"; Episode Ten: "Holmes' Creepy Christmas". For more about The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, go to: http://www.comedyorama.com

DAWS BUTLER, CHARACTERS ACTOR

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By Ben Ohmart & Joe Bevilacqua


Ben Ohmart has written books on voice actors Paul Frees and Walter Tetley, as well as biographies of Don Ameche, The Bickersons, Disney composer Buddy Baker, playwright Tim Kelly, and others. He runs BearManor Media, a small publishing company specializing in books on old radio and old film actors. BM's current and upcoming titles include biographies on The Ritz Brothers, Agnes Moorehead, Verna Felton, Guy Williams, Peggy Ann Garner, Ted Lewis, and many more. Joe Bevilacqua first wrote Daws Butler when he was 16 years old in 1975. Soon after, Daws appointed himself Joe's personal mentor and thus began a whirlwind 13-year apprenticeship. Bevilacqua has gone on to become is a veteran award-winning voice actor, radio producer, dramatist, humorist and documentarian. His credits include such documentaries as From Moonshine to Armadillos: the Birth of the Austin Music Scene (2003), One Song at a Time: Tales from the Kerrville Folk Festival (2000) and We Take You Now to Grover's Mill: The 50th Anniversary of the War of the Worlds Broadcast (1988). His documentary Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady (2001) was heard in nearly 200 public radio stations and was a finalist for best documentary at the 2001 New York Festivals competition. He is a frequent contributor to National Public Radio, and, in 2004, was awarded a Silver Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for his personal essay A Guy Named Joe Bevilacqua

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"Cliff Edwards vs. Parker Gibbs" on Jazz-O-Rama #44 Saturday, June 1st, 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG!

"The Battle of the Crooners 1" premieres 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!

The voice of Walt Disney's Jiminy Cricket is featured on the 44th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing Saturday, June 1st 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).




This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "The Battle of the Crooners 1: Cliff Edwards vs. Parker Gibbs", including:

Ted Weems and His Orchestra
1. One Man Band  - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs
(Phil Baxter / Ted Weems)    10-28-1930    Chicago, Illinois Bluebird
6395

2. "Side by Side"- Cliff Edwards (Ukulele Ike)
Lyrics by Gus Kahn and music by Harry M. Woods written in 1927, now considered a standard. Pathé Actuelle 25206 - Recorded In NYC 3-1927 - Peaked On US Billboard #12 - 1927 (3 weeks)

3. Piccolo Pete - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs
(Phil Baxter)    6-28-1929    Camden, New Jersey    Victor
22037-A
Cliff Edwards

4.  "That's My Weakness Now" - Cliff Edwards
Columbia 1471-D, recorded 7-3-1928.

5. "Cobble-Stones" - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs
(Sidney Clare / Lew Pollack )    11-25-1927    Camden, New Jersey Victor
21105
40091-4

6. "I'm Going to Give It to Mary (With Love)"  - Cliff Edwards
(1933)

7. "Who Wouldn't Be Blue?" - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs
(Benny Davis / Joe Burke)    4-5-1928    Camden, New Jersey Victor
21511-B

8. "Charley, My Boy!" - Cliff Edwards
"Charley, My Boy" is a song written by Gus Kahn and Ted Fiorito in 1924
The song was introduced by the singing comedian Eddie Cantor who recorded it for Columbia Records in 1924.

9. "Miss Wonderful" - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs
Ted Weems and His Orchestra
(From First National picture "Paris")
(Eddie Ward / Al Bryan)    9-13-1929    Camden, New Jersey    Victor
22137-B

10. "California, Here I Come" - Cliff Edwards
Recorded in April 1924. A #1 hit for Al Jolson in May 1924.

11. "Talk Of The Town" - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs
(Cohn / Kahn)    12-7-1929    Chicago, Illinois    Victor
22304

12. Sunday - Cliff Edwards and His Hot Combination
Charted at #3 in 1927. Recorded October 1926. Written by Ned Miller, Chester Cohn, Jules Stein and Bennie Krueger. Among the musicians were the creme of the time: Red Nichols, Adrian Rollini, Dick McDonough, Miff Mole and Arthur Shutt.

13. "A Girl Friend Of A Boy Friend Of Mine" - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs
(Walter Donaldson / Gus Kahn)    7-25-1930    Camden, New Jersey Victor
22499
Cliff Edwards

14. Stack O' Lee - Cliff Edwards
Recorded on July 25, 1928. "Stagger Lee", also known as "Stagolee", "Stackerlee", "Stack O'Lee", "Stack-a-Lee" and several other variants, is a popular folk song based on the murder of William "Billy" Lyons by Stagger Lee Shelton. The first published version of the song was by folklorist John Lomax in 1910. The song was well known in African American communities along the lower Mississippi River by the 1910s.

15. Slappin' The Bass - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs and chorus
(Harry De Costa / Fred Phillips)    4-3-1930    Chicago, Illinois Victor
22411-B

16. Mysterious Mose - Ted Weems and His Orchestra
Vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs
(Walter Doyle)    4-2-1930    Chicago, Illinois    Victor
22411-A

Cliff Edwards
Cliff Edwards (June 14, 1895 -- July 17, 1971), also known as "Ukelele Ike", was an American singer and voice actor who enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, specializing in jazzy renditions of pop standards and novelty tunes. He had a number-one hit with "Singin' in the Rain" in 1929. He also did voices for animated cartoons later in his career, and is best known as the voice of Jiminy Cricket in Walt Disney's Pinocchio (1940). More than any other performer, Edwards was responsible for the soaring popularity of the ukulele in the 1920s. Millions of ukuleles were sold during the decade, and Tin Pan Alley publishers added ukulele chords to standard sheet music.


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

Joe Bevilacqua
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.

The June 1st Joe Bev 3-Hour Block includes:
1. Comedy-O-Rama #61: "The Return of Ron Drysdale or Homeland Security Has Got to Go-Go-Go!"
2. Jazz-O-Rama #44: "The Battle of the Crooners 1: Cliff Edwards vs. Parker Gibbs"
3. Joe Bev Experience #40: "Douglas McEwan Interview 1 & This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes"

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JAZZ PODCAST
JOEBEV PODCAST
The Joe Bev Experience Podcast on iTunes 
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CARTOON PODCAST
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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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Liquid Comedy Reunites (Again!) on 61st "Camp Waterlogg" June 1st 2:30 pm on CRAGG!

Jim Folly returns to The Comedy-O-Rama
Saturday 2:30 pm ET cultradioagogo.com!
"The Return of Ron Drysdale or Homeland Security Has Got to Go-Go-Go!" 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!


Joe Bevilacqua's 61st "Camp Waterlogg" 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.



During the play, Chef Ron returns from vacation to find a large kitchen mess and a camp of crazies running in and out. Meanwhile, some of the neighboring camp kids attract the attention of two Homeland Security officers.

"Jim Folly is hilarious as Ron Drysdale, a former Homeland Security officer turned kid's camp cook. Jim's high energy, quick thinking and improvisational skills raise our show to a much higher level." raves Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), who creates The Comedy-O-Rama Hour every week.

Folly is a founding member of Liquid Comedy, along with Kenny Savoy, Joe Bev, Gary Bihler and Tom Giannazzo. The current version of the troupe features Folly, Savoy, Bev and Lorie Kellogg.

Jim Folly also voices Lil Jimmy, Butch, and others. Kenny Savoy is heard as Stinky Peter Moss, Spike, and two racoons: Sammy and Howard. Lorie Kellogg is Squeaky Lkie, Olive Pitts, Aleda Mae Terwilliger, Elise, and other characters. Bev plays Sgt. Lefty, Ellis da Boatkeeper, Adam Maxwell, Lil Andy, Cary Gooper, Gary Cant, Minnewaska Minnie.

Also featured on the hour will be the 9th 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/lum-and-abner/ in a "Sunday strip" format with a new installment each Sunday.



This weeks printed Lum and Abner
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is just one of four weekly hours produced, directed, written and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua, who is the recipient of the 2013 Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award.

The June 1st Joe Bev 3-Hour Block includes:
1. Comedy-O-Rama #61: "The Return of Ron Drysdale or Homeland Security Has Got to Go-Go-Go!"
2. Jazz-O-Rama #44: "The Battle of the Crooners 1: Cliff Edwards vs. Parker Gibbs" 
3. Joe Bev Experience #40: "Douglas McEwan Interview 1 & This Here is Your Life, Sherlock Holmes" 


Joe Bevilacqua 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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