His voice can be heard in countless classic animated cartoons, still seen on TV daily around the world. He was Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Super Snooper, Blabbermouse, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggy, Mr. Jinks, Wally Gator, Elroy Jetson, Cap'n Crunch, and hundreds of others. Yet you have probably never heard of him. Daws Butler, Characters Actor brings you up close and personal into the life of the man who many consider to be the greatest voice actor of the 20th century.
Over 10 hours of cartoon characters celebrating President's Day, Valentine's Day, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Fourth of July, Election, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and more. As heard on Sirius XM Radio and NPR stations!
As the protege of cartoon voice legend Daws Butler (Yogi Bear), the veteran award-winning broadcaster (NPR, XM Radio) Joe Bevilacqua is no stranger to the cartoon world. Joe Bev even co-authored his mentor's authorized biography, Daws Butler, Characters Actor, available at Waterlogg.com.
From Mel Blanc to June Foray, from Disney to Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Carnival is a lively hour of rare and classic cartoon audio, children’s records, cartoon music and sound effects, new radio cartoons, interviews, and mini-documentaries about the wonderful world of animation.
"Rare and fun moments with cartoon/puppetry figures"
A tribute to the golden age of radio from veteran producer Joe Bevilacqua, The New Stories of Old Time Radiois a collection of radio dramas and parodies featuring beloved radio characters and shows.
More funny children stories by noted Spanish author Pedro Pablo Sacristán, translated into English, in themes kids love! Perfect for bedtime, car rides, or anywhere you go, Pedro's Fables: Knights, Warriors, Pirates, and Dragons is both entertaining and educational. Produced with full music and sound effects, this delightful tale is sure to charm the entire family.
In this 1988 documentary, award-winning NPR producer Joe Bevilacqua looks at how the landmark broadcast came about and examines its impact on broadcast history. The half-hour program includes rare interviews with Mercury Theater producer John Houseman and writer Howard Koch, actor Arthur Anderson, and the people of Grover's Mill, New Jersey, who lived through the "Martian invasion".
"Not what I expected."
Veteran award-winning radio theater wizard Joe Bevilacqua interviews famous voice actors about their lives and craft. Interviewees include cartoon voice legend June Foray; Fred Frees, voice actor and son of the legendary Paul Frees; Bob Bergen, the current voice of Porky Pig; Phillip Proctor, actor, writer, comedian, and Firesign Theatre founding member; Joe Alaskey, the current voice Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Sylvester; and Noel Blanc, son of voice legend Mel Blanc.
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.
"A Jazz Aficionados' must!!!!!"
Now you can audit a real Daws Butler acting workshop! This is a raw, unedited recording of Daws Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua (a.k.a. Joe Bev) and fellow Daws students cold reading Butler's scripts and being taught by their mentor. It was recorded by the then seventeen-year-old Bevilacqua on Thursday, July 29, 1976, in Beverly Hills.
"Gets better as you listen on"
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.
These are not old-time radio shows but incredible simulations! Created by veteran audio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, these humorious half-hours take off on such classic old time radio shows as The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, War of the Worlds, Suspense and The Jack Benny Program.
Comedy and mystery are happy bedfellows in The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. Veteran award winning radio producer Joe Bevilacqua’s ten-part radio theater series pays humorous homage to the classic characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The stories are filled with sly references to the original "Canon," as it is called. Even the Baker Street Irregulars and other Holmesian groups and scholars have enjoyed this about the series.
"Roll Over Doyle"
Part improvisation, part audio cartoon, The Camp Waterlogg Chronicles, Seasons 1 - 5 is a five-volume collection of the successful comedy show created by two radio-theater veterans. Each volume contains six one-hour segments of the comic misadventures of Sergeant Lefty, Olive Pitts, Ellis the Boatkeeper, Squeaky Lkie, Stinky Peter, Mrs. Terwilliger, and all the wacky denizens of Camp Waterlogg, the dilapidated camp for kids in the Catskills.
"Old time radio...somewhat revisted and commercials"
His voice can be heard in countless classic animated cartoons still seen on television around the world. He was Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, and a hundred others. His fans included Groucho Marx, Lionel Barrymore, and even Albert Einstein. His work with satirist Stan Freberg sold millions of records. You have probably never heard of him. His name was Daws Butler, and he is considered one of the greatest voice actors of the twentieth century.
In the two hour audio public radio documentary, husband and wife Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev) and Lorie Kellogg explore the rural byways within four miles of their home in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York State, and find local business owners working to promote healthy lifestyles that have a national impact.
Pedro Pablo Sacristan'sSpanish Halloween Stories for Children. Translated into English. Goblins, fairies, witches and ghosts! These ten short Halloween themed stories, by noted Spanish children's author Pedro Pablo Sacristan, will charm and entertain your whole family!
Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady, written, produced, directed and narrated by Joe Bevilacqua. One of the most licensed audio books on The Public Radio Exchange and iTunes, Lady Bird Johnson: Legacy of a First Lady is veteran NPR producer Joe Bevilacqua's award-winning audio documentary examining the challenges and achievements of this extraordinary woman.
The autobiography of the voice of Fred Flintstone is brought to life by veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and Alan Reed Jr., featuring rare interviews with Alan Reed himself, an interview with Joe Barbera, and clips from Reed's radio, TV and film career.
"Clip-filled tribute to a master character actor"
The Bear, the classic one-act play by Anton Chekhov, produced, directed and adapted by Joe Bevilacqua. Written in 1900, The Bear is one of the great works of Anton Chekhov, about the strange beginnings of love between the recently widowed Mrs. Popov and Grigory Stepanovich Smirnov. The title The Bear comes in Russian the word for "bear" which has two meanings: an animal or a rather rude, clumsy, awkward man. The play is alternately titled The Boor.
"Nice Chekhov Funny Short Play"
"The Castle Orphans": "How often does he visit you?" added Watson, producing his pipe from his pocket. He searched the same pocket for a match then lit the device. "He visits every week and every few nights. He likes to sneak in the window and take things back to his castle!" The small girl played with the little tiger upon her knee.