Friday, May 3, 2013

"A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz" on "Jazz-O-Rama" Saturday, May 4, 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG!

Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, The Manhattan Transfer and more, Saturday as part of The Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, which includes The Comedy-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience, starting 2:30 pm ET, 1:30 CT, 11:30 PT on!

More jazz about coffee will fill the air on the 40th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Rama Hour airing Saturday, May 4th at 3:30 pm ET / 12:30 pm PT, on (part of Joe Bev 3-Hour Block, beginning at 2:20 pm ET / 11:30 am PT).

Helen Clark & Franklyn Baur

This Saturday Joe Bev presents 78 RPM & LP Jazz with a Sense of Humor: "A Java Refill: More Coffee Jazz" including Jack Buchanan and Gertrude Lawrence, Carmen McRae, Ted Weems and The Andrews Sisters.

1. Al Bernard - Hot Coffee (1926) Edison
2. Jack Buchanan and Gertrude Lawrence - A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You (1925) (From the show 'The Charlot Revue of 1926')

3. Helen Clark & Franklyn Baur - A Cup of Coffee, a Sandwich and You (1925)
4. Leo Reisman Orchestra - A Cup Of Coffee A Sandwich and You (1925) 
Carmen McRae
5. Ella Fitzgerald - Black Coffee (1960) 
 6. Peggy Lee - Black Coffee (1953)
7. Carmen McRae - Black Coffee / Sarah: Dedicated to You (1991)
8. Manhattan Transfer with Gene Pistilli - Java Jive (1969)
9. The Andrews Sisters with The Vic Schoen Orchestra - The Coffee Song (1946)
10. The Andrews Sisters - A Proper Cup of Coffee (1958)
11. Annette Hanshaw - You're The Cream in My Coffee (1928)
12.The Ted Weems Orchestra with vocal refrain by Parker Gibbs - You're The Cream in My Coffee (1929)
13. Miff Mole & His Little Molars - You're the Cream in My Coffee (1928)
14. Barry Harris Trio - Morning Coffee (1960)


Alfred A. Bernard was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s. W. C. Handy credited Bernard with helping his own career by recording a number of his songs, notably "St. Louis Blues". He was the first American singer to record the song "Frankie and Johnny" in America. He also co-wrote songs with Jimmy Durante. In the 1930s & 40s, he recorded hillbilly songs with the Goofus Five, predicting the western swing style.

Walter John "Jack" Buchanan was a Scottish theatre and film actor, singer, producer and director. He is best known in America for his role in the classic Hollywood musical The Band Wagon in 1953. Gertrude Lawrence was an English actress, singer, dancer and musical comedy performer known for her stage appearances in London's West End and on New York's Broadway. The King and I, the Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein musical, opened on Broadway in March 1951, and Lawrence won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance.

Franklyn Baur was a popular tenor vocal recording artist. Baur made hundreds of recordings for about a dozen different recording companies, including the three major labels, Victor, Columbia and Brunswick.

Leo Reisman was a violinist and bandleader in the 1920s and 1930s. Born and reared in Boston, Reisman studied violin as a young man, and formed his own band in 1919. He became famous for having over 80 hits on the popular charts during his career. Jerome Kern called Reisman's orchestra "The String Quartet of Dance Bands".

Manhattan Transfer
In 1969, Tim Hauser and Erin Dickins co-founded Manhattan Transfer, with Tim's longtime friend Pat Rosalia and Marty Nelson. The group was soon signed by Dick Asher at Capitol Records, and recorded their first album, Jukin' in Nashville with a guest artist, singer/songwriter Gene Pistilli. The album featured several Pistilli compositions, songs from the Gene Goldkette Orchestra and Fats Waller, and The Ink Spot's "Java Jive," a perennial Manhattan Transfer favorite.

Wilfred Theodore (Ted) Weems (originally Wemyes) (26 September 1901 - 6 May 1963) was a United States bandleader and musician. Weems' work in music was recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

Ted Weems 
Ted Weems was a popular mid-western bandleader who started his         band in 1923 while attending the University of Pennsylvania. Around 1925 he moved his band to Chicago where he played in hotels and ballrooms around the city while also touring the mid-west. In 1932 The Weems Orchestra started appearing regularly on a sponsored nationwide radio program with Jack Benny. It was through radio that Weems made a name for himself and he continued to be associated with popular radio programs throughout the 1930s and 1940s such as The Fibber McGee and Molly Show and Beat The Band. In 1936 vocalist Perry Como joined the band. In 1942 the Weems Orchestra disbanded when Ted joined the Merchant Marines. After World War II, Weems put together another band which continued until the early 1950s.

Irving Milfred Mole, better known as Miff Mole was a jazz trombonist and band leader. He is generally considered as one of the greatest jazz trombonists and credited with creating "the first distinctive and influential solo jazz trombone style." His major recordings included "Slippin' Around", "Red Hot Mama" in 1924 with Sophie Tucker on vocals, "Miff's Blues", "There'll Come a Time (Wait and See)", on the film soundtrack to the 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and "Toddlin' Blues" and "Davenport Blues", recorded in 1925 with Bix Beiderbecke and Tommy Dorsey as Bix Beiderbecke and His Rhythm Jugglers.

Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) is the recipient of the 2013 Kean University Distinguished Alumni Award.

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.
In addition to The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, he also produces The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Joe Bev Experience and Cartoon Carnival, with new podcasts every week. Go to: 

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Louis Armstrong's New Orleans, with Wynton Marsalis: A Joe Bev Musical Sound Portrait

by Joe Bevilacqua Narrated by Joe Bevilacqua, Winton Marsalis, Donald Newlove, Leonard Lopate, Louis Armstrong

Length: 59 min. 

Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow.



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