Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Waterlogg Radio Network (WRN) Premieres Online Friday, June 28, 2013

Listeners can enjoy of of WRN's programming free of charge all in one place by visiting waterlogg.com. Or by subscribe on iTunes.

Waterlogg Productions president Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) announced today the formation of WRN, The Waterlogg Radio Network, the new 24-hour online audio podcast venue.

"A WRN July 4th Extravaganza" premieres this Friday, June 28, 2013 on The Waterlogg Radio Network. 

Listeners can enjoy of of WRN's programming free of charge all in one place by visiting http://www.waterlogg.com.

Or by subscribe on iTunes:
JAZZ-O-RAMA: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id611001393
CARTOON CARNIVAL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id624696898
COMEDY-O-RAMA: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id572142422
JOE BEV X: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id627773341

"Our listeners told us they prefer hearing our shows on demand anytime and we listened!" exclaims Joe Bev, who's goal is to have 10,000 WGN subscribers by the end of the year.

WRN's Friday, June 28, 2013 Schedule:

The Jazz-O-Rama Hour
"A Jazz Holiday"
Joe Bev plays: A Jazz Holiday - Benny Goodman's Boys (1928); A Jazz Holiday - Abe Lyman's California Ambassador Hotel Orchestra (1928); The World's Jazz Crazy, Lawdy So am I - Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band (1940s); Doctor Jazz  - Jelly Roll Morton and his Red Hot Peppers (1926); At the Jazz Band Ball - Bix Beiderbecke and His Gang (1927); Micky Maus Jass - Albert Henry Samson (1930); Jazz Cocktail - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra (1932); Jazz Convulsions - Duke Ellington & his Cotton Club Orchestra (1929); Jazz a la Carte - Barney Bigard & His Jazzopators (1937); Jazz Me Blues - Bix Beiderbecke.and His Gang (1927); Jazz Me Blues - Charles Pierce and his Orchestra (1928); The Jazz Me Blues - Gene Krupa and His Chicagoans (1940s); Little Jazz - Artie Shaw And His Gramercy Five (1040s); Black Jazz - Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra (1931); White Jazz - Glen Gray and The Casa Loma Orchestra (1933)

The Cartoon Carnival
"Camping with the Boy Scouts" 
Guest host Sgt. Lefty (Joe Bev.) presents Joe Bevilacqua, Lorie Kellogg and Kenny Savoy in scenes from "Fireworks at Camp Waterlogg" (2004), Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vanderpyl, Bea Benaderet, Dick Beals and John Stephenson in "The Flintstones: Cave Scout Jamboree" complete with the Welch's commercials (1964), and Daws Butler and Don Messick in "Cub Scout Boo Boo" (1961).

The Comedy-O-Rama Hour
"Fireworks at Camp Waterlogg Revisited" part one
It's raining cats and dogs (and children) this Fourth of July, as Sgt Lefty (Joe Bev), Olive Pitts (Lorie Kellogg) and the whole Camp Waterlogg gang are trapped indoors recalling a holiday of the past. Along the way, there is also a Daws Butler parody placing George and Martha Washington in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

The Joe Bev Experience
"From Moonshine to Armadillos: The Birth of the Austin Music Scene"
Veteran award-winning producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this hour-long program outlining the history of Threadgill's and Armadillo World Headquarters, their contribution to the birth of the Austin music scene, and their influence on the Nashville sound and country rock. As heard on Sirius XM and NPR, the hour features commentary and music by many of the key players of the time, including rare, never-before-released recordings of Janis Joplin.

Joe Bev

Joe Bevilacqua is a veteran, award-winning broadcaster. He begin his professional radio career in 1988 at WBGO, Jazz88 in Newark, NJ. He worked at WNYC, New York Public Radio until 1995, when he became among the founding employees of internet startups VeriTest, CitySearch, GeoCities and Yahoo! In 2000, combining knowledge and experience gained from working in radio and the Internet, Bevilacqua founded Waterlogg Productions, with his wife and partner Lorie Kellogg. The couple recently signed an exclusive distribution deal with Blackstone Audio. For more information, go to: http://www.downpour.com.


The upcoming WRN schedule:

Friday, July 5, 2013
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour: "Jumpin, Rockin Jazz" (Louis Jordan was born July 8, 1908.)
Cartoon Carnival: "Explorers Outer Space"
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour: "Fireworks at Camp Waterlogg Revisited" part 2
The Joe Bev Experience: "Tobin's Palm" by O Henry / "A Philip Freneau Sampler"

Friday, July 12, 2013
Jazz-O-Rama Hour: "Heavenly Harmonies: The Ink Spots Meet the Andrews Sisters" (Ivory "Deek" Watson was born July 18, 1909)
Cartoon Carnival: "A Tribute to Joe Barbera and a live Rocky & Bullwinkle with June Foray"
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour: "Homeland Security Comes to Camp Waterlogg"
The Joe Bev Experience: "The Cartoon Carnival Jazz Special"

Friday, July 19, 2013
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour: "The Hard Bop & Vocalese of Lambert, Hendricks & Ross & Art Blakey" (Annie Ross's birthday is July 25, 1930)
Cartoon Carnival: "Daws Butler on Truth or Consequences"
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour: "Camp Waterlogg, Bon Appetite"
The Joe Bev Experience: "Ancient Rising, Streets of Staccato: Stench of the City, The Green Lama" parts 1

Friday, July 26, 2013
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour:  "Louder & Funnier: Jazz with a Sense of Humor"
Cartoon Carnival: "Bob Clampett's Time for Beany"
The Comedy-O-Rama Hour: "The Camp Waterlogg Offensive"
The Joe Bev Experience: "Tales From the Kerrville Folk Festival"

The Joe Bev Experience Podcast on iTunes 
OR click on the link to the right to hear us online
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More about Waterlogg Productions at: http://www.waterlogg.com.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Joe Bev presents "78 Records of Betty Boop & Popeye the Sailor" Saturday, June 8 3:30 pm ET on CRAGG

The Jazz-O-Rama Hour is part of "The Joe Bev 3-hour Block". The Comedy-O-Rama Hour, The Jazz-O-Rama Hour & The Joe Bev Experience air every Saturday, starting 2:30 pm (ET) / 11:30 am (PT) at cultradioagogo.com.

The cans of spinach and garter belts will be flying when Joe Bev presents "Helen Kane & Billy Costello, the 78s of Betty Boop & Popeye the Sailor", on The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, Saturday, June 8, 3:30 pm ET, 12:30 pm PT, on Internet radio powerhouse Cult Radio-A-Go-Go! (http://www.cultradioagogo.com), including:

I'm Pop-eye the Sailor Man - Billy Costello (1935)
I Wanna Be Loved By You - Helen Kane (1928)
Man on the Flying Trapeze - Billy Costello (1934)
Button Up Your Overcoat Helen Kane (1929)

The Teddy Bear's Picnic - Billy Costello (1935)
That's Why I'm Happy  - Helen Kane-  (1929)
Let's All Sing Like the Birdies Sing - Billy Costello (1935)
I Have to Have You - Helen Kane (1929)
Good Ship Yakihiki Dooda - Billy Costello (1935)
My Man is on the Make - Helen Kane (1930)
Nagasaki - Billy Costello (1935)
I Want to Be Bad  - Helen Kane (1929)
Dinah - Billy Costello (1935)
Dangerous Nan McGrew - Helen Kane (1930)
Tiger Rag - Billy Costello (1935)

William "Billy" Costello a.k.a. "Red Pepper Sam", was the original voice of Popeye the Sailor in animated cartoons. Costello had worked with the Fleischer Studio as the voice of Gus the Gorilla on the Betty Boop radio show and they felt that the raspy voice he had used for that character would work for the new Popeye character they were planning.[1] He was cast to provide the voice for the first Popeye cartoon, 1933's Popeye the Sailor. Costello appeared in the next 24 Popeye shorts until he was fired by the Fleischers, allegedly over "bad behavior," and was replaced with Jack Mercer. Costello's final appearance was in You Gotta Be A Football Hero (1935).

Helen Kane became known as the 'Boop-Boop-a-Doop Girl' because of her baby-talk, scat-singing tag line to that song. This version was recorded right when Kane's popularity started to reach its peak, and became her signature song. Kane's first performance at the Paramount Theater in Times Square proved to be her career's launching point. She was singing "That's My Weakness Now", when she interpolated the scat lyrics “boop-boop-a-doop.” This resonated with the flapper culture, and four days later, Helen Kane’s name went up in lights.Two years later, a cartoon character named Betty Boop was modeled after Kane. In 1930, Fleischer Studios animator Grim Natwick introduced a caricature of Helen Kane, with droopy dog ears and a squeaky singing voice, in the Talkartoons cartoon Dizzy Dishes. "Betty Boop", as the character was later dubbed, soon became popular and the star of her own cartoons. In 1932, Betty Boop was changed into a human, the long dog ears becoming hoop earrings. Helen Kane unsuccessfully sued Max Fleischer over the character.

The June 8th Joe Bev 3-Hour Block will include:
Comedy-O-Rama #12 ENCORE: "Sgt. Lefty Goes Hollywood, with guest star Stuart Pankin"
Jazz-O-Rama #5 ENCORE: "Helen Kane & Billy Costello, the 78s of Betty Boop & Popeye the Sailor"
Joe Bev Experience #12 ENCORE: "From Moonshine to Armadillos: The Birth of the Austin Music Scene"

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.

More about Waterlogg Productions at http://www.waterlogg.com.

The Joe Bev Experience Podcast on iTunes 
OR click on the link to the right to hear us online
OR click on the link to the right to hear us online


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.