The 13 Days of Christmas: James Darren & Robert Help Joe Bev's BearManor Radio 2 Days Early

The 13 different "Joe Bev" holiday specials are airing on public radio, streamed at BearManor Radio, and podcasts on demand at and other websites.
James Darren joins Joe Bev for the 12th of 13 "Joe Bev" holiday radio specials.
James Darren joins Joe Bev for the 12th of 13 "Joe Bev" holiday radio specials.
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NAPANOCH, N.Y. - Dec. 23, 2014 - PRLog -- The BearManor Radio Network (BMR) stream is live two days early with 12 hours of Christmas and New Year's specials, all produced by BMR Program Director Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev).

Listeners can hear all 12 shows beginning today, streamed 24/7 and podcast on demand at: and other websites. They will also air on public radio stations nationwide via the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

Show #12: The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention Celebrity Interviews can be heard at all podcast websites, including:

On the current The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention Celebrity Interviews:
James Darren and Robert Colbert, two of the stars of ABC TV's "Time Tunnel", swap stories about their careers and Irwin Allen, recorded at the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention.

The other 11 "Joe Bev" holiday specials are:

1. Cartoon Carnival
The Cartoon Carnival Christmas Party
An hour of holiday joy, hosted by Joe Bev's early childhood versions of Willoughby and the Professor, presenting rare and classic holiday themed cartoon audio and music including Stan Freberg, Daws Butler, Marian Richmond in "Sleepy Santa," "The Christmas That Almost Never Was," and "Christmas Dragnet," and more.

2. The Joe Bev Experience
The Joe Bev Experience Christmas Special
Selections from "Pedro's Christmas Fables" by Pedro Pablo Sacristan. Visit Santa at the North Pole, witness the birth of Baby Jesus, go inside Noah's Ark and more - with these timeless short stories, by noted Spanish children's author Pedro Pablo Sacristan. Christmas stories include: "The Best Choice", "A Forced Christmas", "Bula the Traveler", "Christmas Presents", "The Please-o-Meter", and "The Little Christmas Star", "The Tidy Toys", "The Match and the Toy Men",  "Problems on the Ark", and more!

3. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
A Jazz-O-Rama Christmas
Joe Bev and Mr. Jazzbo host this hour of holiday 78s and early LPs, including:
Christmas Night In Harlem - The Raymond Scott Quintet (1939)
Gracie's Christmas Party - Gracie Fields (1930)
Linus And Lucy - Vince Guaraldi (1965)
The Only Thing I Want For Christmas - Eddie Cantor (1939)
Christmas Night in Harlem - Louis Armstrong with Benny Carter and His Orchestra (1955)
Christmas Blues - Ramsey Lewis  (1961)
The Fairy On The Christmas Tree - Gracie Fields (1930s)
The Fairy On The Christmas Tree - The Three Sisters & Henry Hall's BBC Dance Orchestra (1936)
I Tan't Wait 'Til Quithmuth Day - Mel Blanc (1953)
Nuttin' For Christmas - Stan Freberg & Daws Butler (1955)
and more

4. The J-OTR Show
The Christmas That Almost Never Was by Daws Butler
It is Christmas Eve at the North Pole when Santa Claus loses his "remembery" and only a child who has been good for 365 days can save Christmas! Producer Joe Bevilacqua has unearthed this vintage 1940s recording of the charming Yuletide children's radio play, written and starring Daws Butler, the voice and Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, and most of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Also heard in this old time radio show is Don Messick (Boo Boo Bear, Ranger Smith, Scooby Doo).
"Holmes Creepy Christmas" - Holmes, Watson and Watson's wife, Mary Morstan, visit Scotland and the castle of Lord Tavis Mac Millian, only to become entangled in the curse of the Loch Alsh monster and the ghost of Macbeth. Sherlock Holmes: Vernon Morris; Dr. John H. Watson, MD: Henry J. Quinn; Mary Morstan: Gwendolyn Lewis; Tavis Mac Millian: B.H. Barry; the three witches: Jan Meredith, Gwendolyn Lewis; Joe Bevilacqua; Scotty Mac Melillo: Vernon Morris. Written produced and directed by Joe Bevilacqua.

5. Fred Frees Favorites: An Audio Book Sampler
"A Rockabilly Christmas" - Joe Bevilacqua profiles underground rockabilly guitarist Ray Campi, telling his own story. Campi is unknown today but was one of the pioneers of rock'n'roll, predating Carl Perkins and Elvis.
"The Christmas I Saved Macy's" -  a true story written and read by Joe Bevilacqua - with original music composed by Joe Bevilacqua and performed by Paul Salomone on piano, Edward Fuqua on bass and Jim Mason on drums.
"The Gift of the Magi" - O. Henry's classic Christmas short story is charmingly told by Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua. William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer, whose short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings.
A profile of the BearManor Media book: "Standing in the Spirit at Your Elbow: A History of Dicken's Christmas Carol as Radio/Audio Drama" by Craig Wichman.

6. Audio Classics Archive with Terry Salmonson
Jump Jump And The Ice Queen: "A Tour Of Santa's Workshop", originally syndicated November 30, 1948.
Lum and Abner: "Lum and Abner's Christmas Story", originally aired on CBS December, 23, 1938.
The Jell-O Show Starring Jack Benny: "Goodbye, 1941" originally aired on NBC December 28, 1941.

7. The Lost OTR Show 2-Hour Special
Joe Bevilacqua presents "The Big Show" with Tallulah Bankhead, from February 24, 1952, not heard since its original broadcast, and Tallulah Bankhead's"Touch Hands" from a Christmas broadcast.

8. What's Cookin'? with Chef Steve Mendoza
How to cook a turkey and other holiday foods and side dishes, what to do with leftovers, how to be a good guest, holiday drinks, and more.

9. Aroma Thyme Radio with Chef Marcus Guilliano
Healthy Christmas and New Year, healthy fats, Julia Butterfly Hill, the activist who lived in a 180 foot tall, 600 year old California redwood tree for 738 days to prevent it from being cut down, and more.

10. The Comedy-O-Rama Hour New Years Special
Camp Waterlogg: "A Year in Review"
Special guest stars Bob Camp, Stuart Pankin and Judy Tenuta help The Comedy-O-Rama Hour ring in the New Year, presenting some of the funniest moments from the improvisational radio theater comedy's first 42 hours, recorded in 2012. Kenny Savoy is heard as Stinky Peter Moss and Jim Folly as Chef Ron Drysdale. Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg created the family friendly hour and provide all the other voices. Bev plays Sgt. Lefty, Ellis da Boatkeeer, Adam Maxwell, Sal Pilvers, Andy and others. Kellogg voices Olive Pitts, Elise, Mrs. Terwilliger, Lkie and others.

11. The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
A Jazz-O-Rama New Year
Joe Bev and Mr. Jazzbo presents 78 RPM Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "Songs with HAPPY, NEW or YEAR in the Title", including:
Happy Feet - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
Doin' the New Low Down - Django Reinhardt
A Hundred Years From Today - Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
I'm Happy When You're Happy - Benny Goodman & His Orchestra
A New Kind Of Man - Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra
and more.

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