PRLog - June 23, 2014 - NAPANOCH, N.Y. -- On July 1, 2014, veteran award-winning public radio host and producer Joe Bevilacqua, aka Joe Bev, will release his 103rd audio title for Blackstone Audio. pre-order is available at Amazon and all online vendors.
A Joe Bev Cartoon Collection - New from Blacktone Audio & Waterlogg Productions
A Joe Bev Cartoon Collection - 7 Hours, 6 CDs - includes: 'Hard-Boiled Joe Bev', an hour of film noir parodies; 'Joe Bev at Sea', an hour of sea adventure parodies; 'Joe Bev Joins the Circus', an hour of big-top parodies; 'Joe Bev Goes West', two hours of horse opera parodies; 'Joe Bev in Outer Space', an hour of sci-fi parodies; and 'Joe Bev in the Jungle', an hour of jungle adventure parodies.
It's hours of fun for the whole family! (Each title is also sold separately.)
Bevilacqua has bridged the gap between the worlds of public radio and audio books.
All of his 40-plus years in public radio have been released as audios, including The New York Festivals Award-winning Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady (aired on more than 400 public radio stations, The National Federation of Community Broadcasters Award-winning Tribute to Joe Be Barbera (among the many features Bevilacqua has produced for NPR's Weekend Edition and All Things Considered), and Louis Armstrong's New Orleans (a Black History Month public radio perennial).
Likewise, Bevilacqua's "direct to audio book" Blackstone titles air on public radio via The Joe Bev Hour.
"Many public radio organizations are stuck in old models of seeking grants for agenda oriented programming,"
He adds, "They only see the audio book market as ancillary to their mission. Then they are disappointed when the radio show they put on Amazon and iTunes doesn't sell."
Joe Bev funds all his radio work via Blackstone audio book sales. Free from fundraising, he is able to offer 34 hours of radio per month to public radio at no cost to the stations.
He also distributes other producers work through his Public Radio to Audiobook Program.
Joe Bev's shows can be heard on stations around the world and online via podcasts. A free SmartPhone app is available at http://www.waterlogg.com.
The newest Joe Bev Hours:
The Joe Bev Audio Theater
A Joe Bev Cartoon Sampler
An hour of samplings from the new "A Joe Bev Cartoon Collection'' from Blackstone Audio and Waterlogg Production, including The Incredible Mr. Horsefly, Pete the Pelican, The Mystery of the Missing Coin,Never Make Fun of a Rhino, The Careless Clown, Timmy in the Future, and the Camp Kilmore Case.
The Joe Bev Experience
Mendoza & Bev Part 1
BearManor Radio What's Cookin' host Chef Steve Mendoza turns the tables on Joe Bev by taking over The Joe Bev Experience and interviewing Joe Bevilacqua, aka Joe Bev. Excerpts of his work are heard, as Bev talks about his 40-plus year career as an actor, writer and radio broadcaster. including his recent portrayal of British General Montgomery in the History Channel World Wars mini-series, touring as Bud Abbott with Bob Greenberg as Lou Costello, his 34 hours per month of podcasts and over 120 audio book titles.
Hoyt Curtin Interview Part 1
Part one of Joe Bev's interview with Hanna-
The Joe Bev Hour Sunday Edition
Louis Armstrong does Disney
Part one of a rare Yogi Bear cartoon (1958); Louis Armstrong does Disney; the premiere installment of Disney's "Wonderful World of Color," with Ludwig Von Drake (Paul Frees) and Disney himself (1961); Daws Butler demonstrates how to do Quick Draw Mc Graw and Baba Looey (1975); "Popeye in Giantland" - a rare radio show (1935); Uncle Dunkle and Donnie in "Pete the Pelican"; the conclusion of "Willoughby and the Professor Meet Bartizan the Genie" (1976).
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour
The Wedding of Ellis & Elise part 1
This week, the first in a trilogy storyline that culminates with comedienne "The Love Goddess" Judy Tenuda guest starring. Joe Bevilacqua, who is also known as Joe Bev, performs nearly half the characters on the show, including Ellis the Boatkeeper, Sgt. Lefty, Adam Maxwell, Lil Andy, and others. His wife and creative partner Lorie B. Kellogg also performs many characters on the show, including Elise, Olive Pitts, Mrs. Cowlick, Ellis & Elise's mother, Lkie, and others.
The husband and wife team record the comedy hour from their home and surrounding woods of Napanoch, NY. The show takes place at Camp Waterlogg, a fictional kids camp in the Catskills.
For the trilogy, Bev and Kellogg enlisted the help of Kenny Savoy and Jim Folly, members of the Liquid Comedy troupe since 1979. For this new set of shows, the four spent one weekend improvising many hours of new material for The Comedy-O-Rama Hour.
Folly plays chef Ron Drysdale, a Peters Market Grocery Clerk, Rev. Cowlick, Marcello, Ellis & Elise's father and Lil Jimmy. Savoy is Cousin Kenny, Peter Moss, and Luigi.
Bev and Kellogg Skyped two scenes with Judy Tentua, one in which she gives love advise to Ellis and Elise, and the other in which Tentua sings and plays accordion at their wedding, which will be heard in the third part.
Joe Bev says of his cast:
"Lorie Kellogg is not only a great voice artist who can play woman, man, girls, boys, frogs, trees, chairs, or anything... she also comes up with half the funny plots we improvise!"
"Jim Folly is the funniest man alive! Jim has been a member of our troupe Liquid Comedy since we formed it in 1979. Jim is Don Rickles, Chico Marx and Allen Jenkins all rolled into one!"
"Kenny Savoy can do voices and read a script as well as any actor I know, but what makes Kenny special is is bright open upbeat personality. He lifts the energy of everyone he meets. Kenny is also a great improviser."
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
Small Group, Big Band and Bebop 78s of Django Reinhardt,
Joe Bev hosts an hour remastered 78 RPM records, including:
Black Panther Stomp (1934)
Stompin' At Decca (1938)
Mystery Pacific (1937)
Taj Mahal (1937)
Japanese Sandman (1937)
Japanese Sandman (1939)
The Flat Foot Floogie (1938)
Les Yeux Noirs (1940)
Song d'Automne (1947)
Moppin' The Bride (1948)
''From big band to small group and even bebop, these 78 records show the many sides of the genius gypsy with the magic fingers--'' says Jazz-O-Rama host Joe Bev, who remasters the 78 RPM recordings to bring out their former fidelity.
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