Saturday, June 8, 2013

Rare Janis Joplin Recording Uncovered on The Joe Bev Experience - June 8 - 4:30 pm (ET) on CRAGG!

ENCORE PRESENTATION....


Joe Bev presents an encore of his documentary on the birth of Austin music, part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block" airing every Saturday, starting 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT on cultradioagogo.com



Host Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) presents "From Moonshine to Armadillos: The Birth of the Austin Music Scene" on an encore of the 12th edition of The Joe Bev Experience airing Saturday, June 8 at 4:30 pm ET / 1:30 pm PT on Cult Radio A-Go-Go! (http://www.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 1 pm ET).

Veteran award-winning producer Joe Bevilacqua wrote, produced, directed and hosts this hour long program outlining the History of Threadgill's and Armadillo World Headquarters and their contribution to the birth of the Austin music scene and their influence on the Nashville Sound and Country Rock.

Featuring commentary and music by many
of the key players of the time. 



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"This program offers a soup to nuts history of Austin's growth into the live music Mecca that it's become today. The show is more than just contemporary talking heads and music--it features an amazing collection of archival interviews and recordings (including tape of some never-before-heard early Janis Joplin performances, which should qualify as an authentic archival treasure). The production is well put-together, flowing smoothly between many different elements." - Eric Nuzum, NPR's Vice President for Programming.


Janis Joplin
THE HISTORY: Perhaps country music lover and bootlegger Kenneth Threadgill had more in mind when he opened his Gulf filling station just north of the Austin city limits in 1933, for the day that Travis County decided to "go wet" in December of the same year, Kenneth stood in line all night to be the first person to own a liquor license in the county. 

Soon, the filling station became a favorite spot for traveling musicians since it was open 24 hours for drinking, gambling and jamming. Kenneth would sing songs by his beloved Jimmie Rodgers nightly. Musicians who came to play were paid in beer. Such was the atmosphere at Threadgill's, it was only when a curfew was enacted in 1942 that its owner had to get a key for the front door, before that it had yet to have been locked. The quintessential Austin beer joint continued to flourish into the sixties, and changed with the social climate of the era by inviting the folkies, hippies and beatniks to his Wednesday night singing sessions with open arms. 


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Threadgill's love for people and music smoothed out the conflicts that usually occurred when longhairs met with rednecks at the time, and because of this, a new culture tolerance emanated from the club, which had a profound effect upon its patrons and the music that came from it. It was here that Janis Joplin developed her country and blues hybrid-styled voice that would blur the lines between country and rock n' roll. 

In 1974, when Austinites and the nation were extolling the benefits of living in the heart of the Lone Star State, and the "Cosmic Cowboy" movement, which had its roots directly planted in the history of Threadgill's and Armadillo World Headquarters, was at its peak, tragedy struck Kenneth Threadgill when his wife Mildred died, and he decided to close his club. After nearly succumbing to the city of Austin's desire to demolish the original Threadgill's site which had become an eyesore, it was purchased by Eddie Wilson, owner of the Armadillo World Headquarters, a sister venue of a kindred spirit. Wilson's idea, however, was to make Threadgill's a Southern style restaurant, based on the success of the menu that he offered at his kitchen at the Armadillo. So, on New Year's Eve 1980, the Armadillo closed, and on New Year's Eve 1981, Threadgill's opened as a restaurant. It was an instant success. 

In 1982, the main building burned down, but Wilson reopened only three months later with an added commissary kitchen and banquet hall which has evolved into the Country Store Museum and Eddie Wilson Memory Archive and Upstairs Store. Threadgill's World Headquarters In 1996, Threadgill's World Headquarters was opened in south Austin, right beside the residence of the Armadillo Headquarters. Wilson has made a distinction between the two locations: the original, north location has the theme of Austin between the 1930's and the 1960's. The south location celebrates the history of the Armadillo and its salad days of the 1970's. The memorabilia of the Headquarters represents the hey-day of this era from the juke box which contains many of the artists who played the Armadillo to the piano that hangs from the ceiling which has been played by artists as diverse as Jerry Lee Lewis to Captain Beefheart. At either venue, Wilson is proud to boast that "in matter of music and food, we represent a time before disco or microwaves."


Joe Bevilacqua
Joe Bevilacqua is a veteran radio theater producer and voice actor. 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, Louis 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. He currently produces and hosts three radio hours per week for the Internet radio station Cult Radio-A-Go-Go and four iTunes podcasts!

The June 8th Joe Bev 3-Hour Block will include:
Comedy-O-Rama #12 ENCORE: "Sgt. Lefty Goes Hollywood, with guest star Stuart Pankin"
Jazz-O-Rama #5 ENCORE: "Helen Kane & Billy Costello, the 78s of Betty Boop & Popeye the Sailor"
Joe Bev Experience #12 ENCORE: "From Moonshine to Armadillos: The Birth of the Austin Music Scene"


More about Waterlogg Productions at http://www.waterlogg.com

Friday, June 7, 2013

Joe Bev presents "78 Records of Betty Boop & Popeye the Sailor" Saturday, June 8 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG

The Jazz-O-Rama Hour is part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block". The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience air every Saturday, starting 2:30 pm (ET) / 11:30 am (PT) at cultradioagogo.com.



The cans of spinach and garter belts will be flying when Joe Bev presents "Helen Kane & Billy Costello, the 78s of Betty Boop & Popeye the Sailor", on The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, Saturday, June 8, 3:30 pm ET, 12:30 pm PT, on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (http://www.cultradioagogo.com), including:

I'm Pop-eye the Sailor Man - Billy Costello (1935)
I Wanna Be Loved By You - Helen Kane (1928)
Man on the Flying Trapeze - Billy Costello (1934)
Button Up Your Overcoat Helen Kane (1929)

The Teddy Bear's Picnic - Billy Costello (1935)
That's Why I'm Happy  - Helen Kane-  (1929)
Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing - Billy Costello (1935)
I Have to Have You - Helen Kane (1929)
Good Ship Yakihiki Dooda - Billy Costello (1935)
My Man is on the Make - Helen Kane (1930)
Nagasaki - Billy Costello (1935)
I Want to Be Bad  - Helen Kane (1929)
Dinah - Billy Costello (1935)
Dangerous Nan McGrew - Helen Kane (1930)
Tiger Rag - Billy Costello (1935)


William "Billy" Costello a.k.a. "Red Pepper Sam", was the original voice of Popeye the Sailor in animated cartoons. Costello had worked with the Fleischer Studio as the voice of Gus the Gorilla on the Betty Boop radio show and they felt that the raspy voice he had used for that character would work for the new Popeye character they were planning. He was cast to provide the voice for the first Popeye cartoon, 1933's Popeye the Sailor. Costello appeared in the next 24 Popeye shorts until he was fired by the Fleischers, allegedly over "bad behavior," and was replaced with Jack Mercer. Costello's final appearance was in You Gotta Be A Football Hero (1935).

Helen Kane became known as the 'Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl' because of her baby-talk, scat-singing tag line to that song. This version was recorded right when Kane's popularity started to reach its peak, and became her signature song. Kane's first performance at the Paramount Theater in Times Square proved to be her career's launching point. She was singing "That's My Weakness Now", when she interpolated the scat lyrics “boop-boop-a-doop.” This resonated with the flapper culture, and four days later, Helen Kane’s name went up in lights.Two years later, a cartoon character named Betty Boop was modeled after Kane. In 1930, Fleischer Studios animator Grim Natwick introduced a caricature of Helen Kane, with droopy dog ears and a squeaky singing voice, in the Talkartoons cartoon Dizzy Dishes. "Betty Boop", as the character was later dubbed, soon became popular and the star of her own cartoons. In 1932, Betty Boop was changed into a human, the long dog ears becoming hoop earrings. Helen Kane unsuccessfully sued Max Fleischer over the character.

The June 8th Joe Bev 3-Hour Block will include:
Comedy-O-Rama #12 ENCORE: "Sgt. Lefty Goes Hollywood, with guest star Stuart Pankin"
Jazz-O-Rama #5 ENCORE: "Helen Kane & Billy Costello, the 78s of Betty Boop & Popeye the Sailor"
Joe Bev Experience #12 ENCORE: "From Moonshine to Armadillos: The Birth of the Austin Music Scene"


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.

More about Waterlogg Productions at http://www.waterlogg.com.







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JAZZ PODCAST
JOEBEV PODCAST
The Joe Bev Experience Podcast on iTunes 
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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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Stuart PankinStuart Pankin Guest Stars on The Comedy-O-Rama Hour - Saturday, June 8, 2:30 pm ET on CRAGG!

"Sgt. Lefty Goes Hollywood" encores Saturday 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!

"Desperate Housewives" actor Stuart Pankin visits Joe Bev's wacky "Camp Waterlogg" on the next Comedy-O-Rama Hour, Saturday, June 8, 2:30 pm ET, 11:30 am PT, on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (http://www.cultradioagogo.com).



The Comedy-O-Rama Hour is the brainchild of husband and wife Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg. After a successful four year run on Sirius XM Radio, the improvisational comedy radio theater hour moved to Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! online where its audience numbers have increased 10 fold in 10 weeks.

Stuart Pankin
On the Saturday June 8 show, Pankin has bought the movie rights to Sgt. Lefty's life. Lefty, played by Joe Bev, lost his right arm in Viet Nam. Meanwhile, Ellis the Boatkeeper (also Joe Bev) wants to be a model for Mrs. Neato (Lorie Kellogg).

The hour also features Bill Marx talking about his father Harpo Marx, from the audiobook Son of Harpo Speaks (available from Waterlogg Productions at Audible, Amazon and iTunes).

In addition, Bev voices two Uncle Dunkle cartoons written by Daws Butler, the late voice actor and mentor.

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The June 8th Joe Bev 3-Hour Block will include:
Comedy-O-Rama #12 ENCORE: "Sgt. Lefty Goes Hollywood, with guest star Stuart Pankin"
Jazz-O-Rama #5 ENCORE: "Helen Kane & Billy Costello, the 78s of Betty Boop & Popeye the Sailor"
Joe Bev Experience #12 ENCORE: "From Moonshine to Armadillos: The Birth of the Austin Music Scene"

Joe Bevilacqua 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.

Lorie 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. On Comedy-O-Rama, Lorie voices Ranger Lorie, Olive Pitts, Lkie (Sqweeky), Mrs. Terwilliger,  and the other half of voices in the Pedro cartoons.

Stuart Pankin is a familiar face on both the big and small screen, comic character actor  is a five-time nominated, CableAce Award winner for HBO's award-winning series "Not Necessarily The News." He is well-known for providing the voice of Earl Sinclair, the blustery father, on the Emmy award-winning "Dinosaurs." (He sang on, and composed two songs for, the Disney album "Dinosaurs: The Big Songs", and performed Earl on the "Dinosaurs: Classic Tales" tape release.)

WATERLOGG PRODUCTIONS
 4 PODCASTS
COR PODCAST
JAZZ PODCAST
JOEBEV PODCAST
The Joe Bev Experience Podcast on iTunes 
OR click on the link to the right to hear us online
CARTOON PODCAST
OR click on the link to the right to hear us online

More about Waterlogg Productions at: http://www.waterlogg.com.

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