This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Heavenly Harmonies", including:
"Stompin At The Savoy" - The Ink Spots (1936)
"Shoo Shoo Baby" - Andrews Sisters (1944)
"Christopher Columbus" - The Ink Spots (1936)
"Straighten Up and Fly Right" - The Andrews Sisters (1944)
"Don't Get Around Much Anymore" - The Ink Spots (1943)
"Rum and Coca Cola" - The Andrews Sisters (1945)
"Java Jive" - The Ink Spots (1940)
"Elmer's Tune" - The Andrews Sisters (!943)
"I Don't Want to Set the World on Fire" - The Ink Spots (1941)
"Bei Mir Bist Du Schon" - The Andrews Sisters (1938)
"With Plenty Of Money And You" The Ink Spots (1937)
"Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree" - The Andrews Sisters (1942)
"The Woody Woodpecker Song" - Danny Kaye & The Andrews Sisters (1940)
I'm Beginning to See the Light - Ella Fitzgerald & The Ink Spots (1945)
"Swing High, Swing Low" - The Ink Spots (1937)
The Andrews Sisters were a highly successful close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia Andrews (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967; Age 55), soprano Maxene Angelyn Andrews (January 3, 1916 – October 21, 1995; Age 79), and mezzo-soprano Patricia Marie "Patty" Andrews (born February 16, 1918; Age 94). Throughout their long career, the sisters sold well over 75 million records (the last official count released by MCA Records in the mid-1970s). Their 1941 hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues or jump blues.
The Ink Spots were a vocal group in the 1930s and 1940s that helped define the musical genre that led to rhythm and blues and rock and roll, and the subgenre doo-wop. They and the Mills Brothers, another black vocal group of the same period, gained much acceptance in both the white community and black community. Orignal members were members: Bill Kenny, Charlie Fuqua , Ivory "Deek" Watson , Orville "Hoppy" Jones. Their songs usually began with a guitar riff, followed by the tenor Bill Kenny, who sang the whole song through. After Kenny finished singing, the bass would either recite the first half, or the bridge of the song, or would speak the words, almost in a free form, that were not part of the song, commonly using the words "Honey Child", or "Honey Babe", expressing his love for his darling in the song. This was followed by Kenny, who finished up singing the last refrain or the last half of the song. On some songs Deek Watson would sing the lead rather than Bill Kenny. This was mostly on the uptempo "Jive" songs.
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.
Eight weeks ago, the veteran voice actor added his third hour for Cult Radio, called The Joe Bev Experience which airs right after The Jazz-O-Rama Hour.
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