"May is Sons of Funny Men Month with special programs about Harpo, Groucho, and Paul Frees," reveals Bear Manor Radio Program Director Joe Bevilacqua, who is also known as Joe Bev.
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May 2014 Bear Manor Radio schedule:
The Voice Actor Show with Joe Bev & Lorie Kellogg: A Conversation with Fred Frees
Blast from the Past #3: Paul Frees and Groucho on Rankin & Bass's The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians
Lorie's Book Nook with Lorie Kellogg and guest Steve Stoliar, author of Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House
Blast from the Past #4: Groucho on the Radio and in Film
The J-OTR Show with Joe Bev presenting Fibber McGee an Molly, old and new
Fred Frees Favorites, A Bear Manor Audio Book Sampler: Son of Harpo Speaks and Son of Groucho Speaks
Jazz-O-Rama Meets Fred Frees Favorites
The Cartoon Carnival Pirates of the Caribbean Special with Paul Frees, June Foray and Mel Blanc
All ten of Joe Bev's shows are podcast everywhere, including Tunein.com:
and via The Waterlogg SmartPhone App:
Joe Bev's other shows are The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Joe Bev Experience, The Joe Bev Audio Theater, and The Joe Bev Hour Sunday Edition.
A full detailed schedule follows:
The Voice Actor Show
A Conversation with Fred Frees
Blast from the Past: Paul Frees & Groucho on Rankin & Bass's The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians
Joe Bev's wife Lorie Kellogg and guest Fred Frees join him for an hour of conversation and rare audio about Fred's dad, legendary voice actor, Paul Frees. Frees was the voice of the Boris Badenov from Bullwinkle, Professor Ludwig Von Drake, and more. Ben Ohmart's book: Welcome, Foolish Mortals the Life and Voices of Paul Frees (Revised Edition) is available at bearmanormedia.com.
Lorie's Book Nook
Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House
Blast from the Past: Groucho in Film & Radio
Host Lorie Kellogg talks with her guest Steve Stoliar, author of Raised Eyebrows: My Years Inside Groucho's House, available at bearmanormedia.com, about his career as Groucho Marx's personal secretary and archivist.
The J-OTR Show
Fibber McGee Meets Fibber McGee
Fibber Builds a Doghouse & The House of Wax
Joe Bev hosts an hour old time radio mashup between two Fibber McGee and Molly episodes, one from January 2, 1940 and the other new! Fibber McGee and Molly ran on the NBC Radio Network from 1935 until 1959. Fibber McGee's Scrapbook is available at bearmanormedia.com. New Fiber McGee is available at waterlogg.com.
Fred Frees Favorites
Sons of Harpo & Groucho Speak
Host Fred Frees presents an hour of audio delights from the Bear Manor and Waterlogg catalogs, plus some rarities of all kinds. This time, part 1 Son of Harpo Speaks, written and read by Bill Marx, and a rare interview with Arthur Marx, from 1972. The book is available at bearmanormedia.com. The audiobook is available at waterlogg.com.
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
Fred Frees Favorites Redux
Joe Bev presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor, including:
Benny Goodman: It's Only a Paper Moon (1945)
Count Basie: Volcano (1939)
Duke Ellington: Bensonality (1952)
Benny Goodman: King Porter Stomp (1935)
Count Basie: One O'Clock Jump (1937)
Duke Ellington: Take the A Train (1941)
Benny Goodman: Tiger Rag (1936)
Benny Goodman: If You Haven't Got a Girl (1931)
Count Basie: Jumpin' at the Woodside (1938)
Benny Goodman, Peggy Lee: Blues in the Night (1941)
Count Basie: 9:20 Special 1941
Duke Ellington: Perdido (1942)
Duke Ellington: Ring Dem Bells (1931)
Voice actor and son of legendary voice actor Paul Frees, Fred Frees introduces 78 RPM records in the voices of cartoon characters including his father's Boris Badanov from Jay Ward's Rocky and Bullwinkle, Professor Ludwig Von Drake from Disney's Wonderful World of Color and Disney's Haunted Mansion voice.
The Cartoon Carnival Pirates of the Caribbean Special
Host Joe Bevilacqua is shanghaied by Trapper Carl DSC, Chippy the parrot, and their marauding band of pirates who takeover the show and send the audience on a wild trip through Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean ride.
The Comedy-O-Ram Hour
Camp Waterlogg: The Animals Are Revolting Redux
On the show, Ranger Joe Bevilacqua and Ranger Lorie Kellogg improvise radio theater stories, doing most of the voices themselves, from their cabin in Catskill Mountains. This week, the chipmunks and squirrels are throw nuts and acorns at the staff and visitors at Camp Waterlogg.
The Joe Bev Experience
The Bear Manor Radio Hour: The Voice Actor Show with June Foray
Joe Bev presents an hour of audio from one of his Bear Manor Radio Network shows. This time, The Voice Actor Show #1 , featuring Bev's 2013 interview with June Foray, and Blast from the Past: Foray & Freberg on the Radio. June Foray is best known as the voice of such animated characters as Lucifer from Cinderella, Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who, Jokey Smurf, Witch Hazel, Granny, Natasha Fatale, Nell Fenwick and Magica De Spell.
The Joe Bev Audio Theater
The Cartoon Carnival Mother's Day Special
guest co-hosted by Joe Bev's mom, Joan Bevilacqua, and his mother-in-law, Virginia Kellogg, presenting classic and rare cartoon audio related to mothers, eggs, mothers on eggs, chickens on eggs, mother chickens on eggs, elephants on eggs, including the Warner Brothers cartoons An Egg Scrambled (1950) (voiced by Mel Blanc and Bea Benaderet) and Bob Clampett's version Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Suess (1942) and others.
The Joe Bev Sunday Edition
The Joe Bev Audio Theater
The House of Wax & Seven Letters of Love
Joe Bev hosts an hour of his radio theater gleaned from his more than forty year career. This time, his own The House of Wax, followed by Seven Letters of Love by William Melillo.
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