Thursday, April 9, 2015

A Sampling of Rare Daws Butler, Volume 4, and Uncle Dunkle and Donnie Volume 3

A Sampling of Rare Daws Butler, Volume 4, and Uncle Dunkle and Donnie Volume 3
Host Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev)

The 1959–60 television season was the height of success for the animated cartoon creative team of Messrs. Hanna-Barbera and one Daws Butler. Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear, Mr. Jinks, Quick Draw McGraw, and Baba Looey were household names with young and old alike. Huckleberry Hound fan clubs sprouted around the country.

In the fourth volume of rarities, Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua has once again uncovered recordings of the legendary voice genius that were thought lost and remastered them for this collection. Among the audio treasures, Daws Butler's son Chas plays straight man to Yogi Bear and Mr. Jinks in several original comedy sketches, which Butler wrote and which eventually led to his Uncle Dunkle and Donnie fractured fables.

On this week's Joe Bev Experience:
From Rare Daws Butler, Volume 4:
A Huckleberry Hounddog
Type o' Howdy

Yogi Bear & Chas:
Little Red Riding Hood

Mr. Jinks & Chas:
Jack and the Beans Talk

Blooper's Soap (from Volume 1)
Blooper's Soap Revisited

From Uncle Dunkle and Donnie, Volume 3
The Green Cow
Johnny the Giraffe
The Tardy Wedding Guest
Pete the Pelican
Penny and Guinnie

The full set is available at:

Rare Daws Butler, Vol. 4: 1959–1960
By: Joe Bevilacqua
Featuring Daws Butler, Don Messick, June Foray, Doug Young, Shep Menkin, Hershel Bernardi, Bob Barker, and others
Runtime: 1.1 Hours
Recording: Audio Theater
Release date: 11.25.2014
Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
Genre: Fiction/Humor
ISBN-13: 978-1-4815-1775-1

Also part of the CD set:
The 3rd Daws Butler Collection: Incredibly More from the Voice of Yogi Bear
By: Joe Bevilacqua
Featuring performances by Daws Butler,
Joe Bevilacqua, and others

Runtime: 6.5 Hours
Recording: Audio Theater
Release date: 12.16.2014
Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
Genre: Fiction/Humor
ISBN-13: 978-1-4815-1783-6

Uncle Dunkle and Donnie, Vol. 3: The Master's Tapes
By: Daws Butler and Joe Bevilacqua
Performed by Daws Butler
Runtime: 3.2 Hours
Recording: Audio Theater
Release date: 11.15.2014
Publisher: Waterlogg Productions
Genre: Fiction/Humor
ISBN-13: 978-1-4815-1755-3

A must-have for collectors, these recently discovered master reels of cartoon-voice legend Daws Butler performing all the voices for twenty-one of his hilarious fractured fairy tales have been digitally remastered by Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua.

Titles include The Tardy Wedding Guest, Sticky Wicket, Jack and the Beans Talk, The Green Cow, Alexander Remembers, The Big Wind, Murray the Magpie, The Talking Violin, The Cherry Tree Caper, Johnny the Giraffe, Britty the Star Fish, Pennie and Guinnie, Little Red Who?, Donnie and the Piggy Bank, Punky Possum's Mud Bath, Theodore the Turtle, Pete the Pelican, Humpty-Dumpty's Friend, The Lonesome Umbrella, and Perky the Pig. Bonus tracks include a Dunkle prototype of Peppy Possum, early workshop readings of Sticky Wicket and Punky Possum, and a live performance of Punky Possum.

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Deconstructing Laurel & Hardy A Comedy-O-Rama
Hour Special

By Joe Bevilacqua
Featuring Joe Bevilacqua
and Lorie Kellogg
Length: 1.0 hours
This comedy hour combines audio from classic Laurel and Hardy movie clips with a new radio theater production in which “the boys” open a fix-it shop and recall their past failures as they handle a barrage of wacky customers.
In the new moments, full of funny sound effects and music, Joe Bev voices not only Stan and Ollie but James Finlayson, Billy Bletcher, Edgar  Kennedy, and other characters, including a dog. All of the female roles, including Mae Busch, are voiced by Lorie Kellogg.
Along the way listeners are treated to hilarious moments from Hal Roach’s classic Laurel and Hardy sound films. Among the highlights of the special is when Bev intercuts a scene from the English film Blotto with the Spanish version, La vida nocturna, one of the films in which Laurel and Hardy spoke phonetically.
The New Stories of Old-Time Radio:
The duo was one of the most popular and critically acclaimed comedy double acts of the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema. Composed of thin Englishman Stan Laurel and large American Oliver Hardy, they became well known during the late 1920s for their slapstick comedy, with Laurel playing the clumsy and childlike friend of the pompous Hardy. They made over one hundred films together, initially two-reelers (short films) before expanding into feature-length works in the 1930s. Their films include Sons of the Desert, the Academy Award–winning short film The Music Box, Babes in Toyland, and Way out West. Hardy’s catchphrase, “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into!” is still widely recognized.
A Joe Bev Audio Theater Sampler, Volume 1
By various authors
Produced and directed by Joe Bevilacqua
Length: 6.0 hours
"The Joe Bev Audio Theater is a half-hour anthology representing more than 40 years of storytelling by Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), the veteran, award-winning actor, writer, producer, director.
Each half-hour is beautifully produced with original a cast of professional actors, sound effects and music.
Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg, Daws Butler, Alan Reed, Alan Reed Jr., Kenny Savoy, Jim Folly, Vernon Morris, Henry J. Quinn, Jan Meredith, Roger Hendricks Simon, Matty O'Shea, William Melillo, Cathi Tully, Alison Nead, Rick Ramos, Thomas Babkowski, Charlie Morrow, Aundrae Dair.

© 2014 by Joe Bevilacqua, Waterlogg Productions
The New Stories of Old-Time Radio:
Plays included:
""The Mystery of the Creep Hack Writer"" by Joe Bevilacqua
""Arise from the Angry Seas"" by JC Del La Torre
""Oedipus Noir"" by Ralph Tyler
""The House of Wax"" by Joe Bevilacqua
""Seven Letters of Love"" by William Melillo
""The Silhouette Meets His Reflection"" by Joe Bevilacqua
""On With the Show!"" by Alan Reed
""Stench of the City"" by Victor Gates
""The Bear"" by by Anton Chekhov
""Trouble in Simuland"" by Charlie Morrow
""Hermes"" by JC Del La Torre
""Pedro's Parodies"" by Pedro Pablo Sacristan
and more! "
Joe Bev
Incredibly, Joe Bev currently acts on stage, TV and in movies, reports for NPR (All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Latino USA), and still finds time to produce 36 unique hours of radio every month, 12 of which are underwritten by book publisher BearManor Media. They are The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, The Joe Bev Experience, Cartoon Carnival, The Joe Bev Audio Theater, The Voice Actor Show, The J-OTR Show, The Lost OTR Show, and The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention Celebrity Interviews (all of which are also hosted by Joe Bev), plus shows hosted by others: Lorie's Book Nook with Lorie Kellogg, Fred Frees Favorites with Fred Frees, What's Cookin'? with Chef Steve Mendoza, Aroma Thyme Radio with Chef Marcus Guiliano, and Movies on the Air with Bryan Hendrickson.

12 "Joe Bev" programs stream at, and all are podcast on demand at and all online podcast sites.

Under the umbrella title of "The Joe Bev Hour", these also programs air on WGTD, Wisconsin Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, Sound Stages Radio, BearManor Radio, WHRO-Norfolk, VA, The 1920s Radio Network, Toon Radio, Pawling Public Radio, Radio New Zealand, Prairie Public, Moab Public Radio, KAZU, WNMU-FM, KREV, WMMT, KAWC, Red River Radio Network, Marfa Public Radio, KCUR, WEZU, WSNC, Troy Public Radio, WCMU Public Radio, WRPI, KUAT, KUHF, KVMR, WRFA, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WHRV, KVMR, WUCF, WFIU, KRPS, KUT, WLRN, WTIP, WNCU, KEOS, KRUA, New Hampshire Public Radio, KGOU, Delta College Public Radio, WPSU, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KMXT, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WEFT, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, WRVO, WYSO, WMPG, WGUC, KRPS, WEKU, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WXXI, Yellowstone Public Radio, Robin Hood Radio/ WHDD AM 1020/FM 91.9-WLHV FM 88.1 /WGHQ AM 920, WHRV, WVAS, WDCB, WMUK, KCCK, WAMC, Here and Now, WGBH, KWIT, KDUR, WGUC, WJFF, WILL, WNPR, WCAI/WNAN, KTNA, WKSU, WKMS, AMU, KSTX (KPAC), KERA, WFCR, WUAL, KZYX, KCPW, Stan, Delmarva Public Radio, KRCB, WKNO, KSJD, KFSR, KUHF, KQED, Spokane Public Radio, WUIS, WEKU, WEPS, WNCU, WPSU, KUOW, KUHB, KTXK, Raven Radio, WQUB, WCOM, WMUB, KGLT, KDNK, KMXT, KSFR, WVPE, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KSUT, KUVO, KDLG, KVNF, KUHB, Yellowstone Public Radio, WERU, KSRQ, WKSU, KRCB, GAUF, WUSM, WDNA, KUGS, WGCU, KFAI, WUTS, East Village Radio, KAOS, KBBI (check local listings). 

Lorie Kellogg backstage during their Vaudeville Show
THE OTHER VOICE: Inspired by the unusual Lorie Kellogg has been creating and performing since an early age. In high school she wanted to perform but since she was also an artist was left to get the 3rd highest Thespian points her Senior year by making props and performing in background roles. In art school she played with every medium at the Kansas City Art Institute sans clay and cloth. Printmaking, painting, photography, video and computer art were her main studies. Continuing with video and computer art Lorie attained her Masters Degree at Cal Arts. After graduating she worked as a graphic designer and performed with Diavolo Dance Theater in Los Angeles. And then she met Joe Bevilacqua and the world of voice acting was open to her. They quickly started creating audio projects together and formed Waterlogg Productions. They now have over 177 audio books distributed through Blackstone Audio and produce and syndicate their fifteen radio shows to online and public radio stations. Lorie continues to create graphic but is also an actress, comedian and voice artist. 

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Joe Bevilacqua, also known as Joe Bev, is primarily known as a radio theater dramatist, but his career has taken him into every aspect of show business, including stage, film, and television, as a producer, director, writer, actor, and even cartoonist. In 1971 his father bought him a cassette recorder, on which he created his first audio story, Willoughby and the Professor, acting all the voices himself at the age of twelve. In 1975 Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear and many other Hanna-Barbera and Jay Ward cartoon characters, dubbed himself Bevilacqua’s personal mentor after hearing a 120-minute cassette of Willoughby improvisations. Since 1980 Bevilacqua has produced many award-winning radio programs for National Public Radio, Sirius-XM Satellite Radio, and others.

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