In the tradition of Al Franken and Michael Moore, Ed Asner - aka Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show - reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they and only they know how to interpret it. Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, Obama´s death panels, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says. There´s no way that 200-plus years later, the right-wing ideologues know how to interpret the Constitution. On their way home from Philadelphia, the people who wrote it couldn´t agree on what it meant. What was the president´s job? Who knew? All they knew was that the president was going to be George Washington, and as long as he was in charge, that was good enough. When Hamilton wanted to start a national bank, Madison told him that it was unconstitutional. Both men had been in the room when the Constitution was written. And now today there are politicians and judges who claim that they know the original meaning of the Constitution. Are you kidding? In The Grouchy Historian, Ed Asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. It´s about time someone gave them hell and explained that Progressives can read, too. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed Asner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/008091/bk_sans_008091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lum and Abner, the classic American network radio comedy show, was created by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff and aired from 1931 to 1954. Now for the first time since 1954, veteran radio theate rproducer Joe Bevilacqua and comic strip artist Donnie Pitchford bring you one hundred new ´´Lum and Abner´´ audio comic strips! These hilarious comedy shorts are written, produced, and directed by Donnie Pitchford, with great love for the original, and feature old-time radio style music and sound effects, original scripts, plus a series of new stories based on 1936 ´´Lum and Abner´´ radio scripts by Chester Lauck and Norris Goff. The cast includes: Donnie Pitchford as Abner, Lum, Cedric, Grandpap, Dick,Squire, Mousey, Snake, narrator, and other characters. Tim Hollis as Lum, Cedric, Grandpap, Cousin CliffSam Brown as Dick and narratorDaron McDaniel as WashingtonKyle Cage as JimmyNicola Cuti as Captain CosmosLaura Pitchford as Evalena Schulz and LizabethSpecial guest star: Kay LinakerSound effects by Sam BrownVintage music performed by Ralph Waldo Emerson II, Elsie Mae Emerson, and Chris McPhersonOriginal Music composed and performed by Mark Ridgeway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donnie Pitchford, a full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/006283/bk_blak_006283_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here are original broadcasts of the old-time radio show featuring amateur detective Boston Blackie. Created by author Jack Boyle, Boston Blackie was a master safecracker and hardened criminal who served time in a California prison. Rehabilitated, he decided to use his knowledge of the underworld to fight crime as an amateur detective. Known as ´´an enemy to those who make him an enemy, friend to those who have no friend´´, Boston Blackie´s exploits were adapted to film, radio, and television. While investigating cases, Blackie would invariably encounter harebrained Police Inspector Faraday and always solve the crime before Faraday could. The initial friction between Blackie and Faraday gave way as the series continued and Faraday came to recognize Blackie´s talents, occasionally even requesting his assistance. Blackie dated Mary Wesley, and for the first half of the series his best pal, Shorty, was on hand. Boston Blackie is played by Richard Kollmar in these 12 exciting episodes, which aired between December 1946 and March 1947: ´´Mary, Registered Nurse´´, ´´Police Impersonator´´, ´´The Derailed Gold Train´´, ´´Carl Browning Cleaning Shop´´, ´´The Search for Jim Gary´´, ´´Jacques Pierre and the Diamonds´´, ´´Seven Years´ Bad Luck for Florence Wells´´, ´´Joe Delivers the Goods´´, ´´Larry ´The Kid´ vs. Savinni´´, ´´The Tenth Street Gym and the Stolen Car Ring´´, ´´Sam Fisher´s Past´´, and ´´The Horseroom Thefts of Boston Blackie´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008722/bk_blak_008722_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Inner Sanctum was one of old-time radio´s most popular mystery series! Here are 20 half-hour episodes of the original radio broadcasts, digitally remastered. Episodes include: The Bog Oak Necklace The House Where Death Lived The Horla Black Sea Gull Death Across the Board The Dead Walk at Night Dead Man´s Magic Terrible Vengeance Study for Murder Dead Reckoning Death Has Claws The Man from Yesterday The Death Ship Island of Death Death Is a Joker The Tell-Tale Heart Dead Freight, Fog Death for Sale Mystery of the Howling Dog Inner Sanctum Mysteries was a popular old-time radio program that aired from January 7, 1941, to October 5, 1952. It featured stories of mystery, terror, and suspense. The tongue-in-cheek introductions were in sharp contrast to shows like Suspense and The Whistler. A total of 526 episodes are known to have been produced. The early 1940s programs opened with Raymond Edward Johnson introducing himself as ´´Your host, Raymond´´, in a mocking, sardonic voice. A spooky melodramatic organ score punctuated Raymond´s many morbid jokes and playful puns. Raymond´s closing was an elongated ´´Pleasant dreeeammsss?!´´ His tongue-in-cheek style and ghoulish relish of his own tales became the standard for many such horror narrators to follow. Of more than 500 programs broadcast, only about 100 remain in circulation. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003096/bk_acx0_003096_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the Beginning is an audio drama series featuring stories from the Holy Bible. Performed in the style of the old-time radio plays from yesteryear, each fully dramatized story is professionally performed by some of Hollywood´s best voice talent. This story begins with the creation of the world and continues through to the original sin, the fall of man, and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from paradise. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008210/bk_blak_008210_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Media Type : BookLevel : Intermediate-AdvancedMusical Genre : Bluegrass & CountryNumber of pages : 200 This book shows how Mark adapted what he learned from Benny Thomasson to produce an original voice in fiddle tune variation, becoming the most celebrated fiddle in recent history. Contains meticulously accurate transcriptions of the album of the same name. Includes hoe-downs, schottisches, waltzes, jigs, rags and polkas. The text details the first phase of Mark´s career, during which he established a new standard for old-time fiddling. Several of the arrangements are presented more than once, with different arrangements and even keys to exhibit Mark´s musical growth, stimulated by his continuing challenges to himself. Also included are an interview with Mark O´Connor by the transcriber and several photos from Mark´s personal collection. Late intermediate to advanced in difficulty.
Inspired by the classic silent film of 1919, this original audio play won the Independent Publishers Award in 1998 for best direct¿to-audio production. John De Lancie stars as a young poet who visits a fair one night with his friend and girlfriend. Entering Doctor Caligari¿s tent, they meet the mysterious Cesare, a kind of zombie, who is neither alive nor dead¿and who forecasts doom for our high-strung protagonist and his friends.Combining the directness of an old-time radio play and the language and themes of high psychological drama, this unique production was written, produced and directed by Peabody and Audie award-winner Yuri Rasovsky and features a superb cast. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/blak/000947/pf_blak_000947_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Now available in one collection for you to enjoy! Long before Sgt. Lefty and the Camp Waterlogg gang took over, The Comedy-O-Rama Hour residents were parody versions of mysteries (Sherlock Holmes), old-time radio (The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, etc.), sci-fi (Willoughby and the Professor), superheroes (Teaman and Polfroon), and more. ´´Those were the XM years,´´ explains Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), who not only produced Comedy-O-Rama, but also wrote and voiced 80% of the productions, which aired four years on XM Satellite Radio. Joe Bev explains, ´´The idea started in 1996 as a website paying tribute to old-time comedians. When XM Program Direct Steve Karesh asked me to turn the website into a weekly radio show, I wrote many hours of radio theater, complete with sound effects and music. Many others contributed and ended up making 60 hours worth!´´ The original scripted Comedy-O-Rama came to a conclusion in 2008, a victim of the SiriusXM merger. During the show´s hiatus, Joe Bev created a number of other successful radio shows, including The Jazz-O-Rama Hour, The Joe Bev Experience, Cartoon Carnival, and The Joe Bev Audio Theater, all still produced and running today on many radio stations, as well as podcasts. In 2012, Joe Bev revamped The Comedy-O-Rama Hour as an totally improvised radio theater experience involving the fictional Camp Waterlogg. Over 70 hours of those have since been produced, and all are available, under separate titles, from Blackstone Audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009033/bk_blak_009033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mutual Radio Theater was a program produced originally in 1980. This show was no small attempt to recapture the glory days of old-time radio by any means. Each program was written specifically for radio and each night hosted by a different star, including Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson, and Leonard Nimoy. Volume 1 consists of 20 programs as they originally aired, complete and uncut, with original commercials and produced in full stereo high fidelity. Chapters: #1 The Store Keeper; #2 Our Man on Ω #3 Long Distance; #4 Love Conquers All; #5 The Ship; #6 The Mutiny Against George Washington; #7 Let´s Play House; #8 Double Exposure; #9 One Dollar Dream House; #10 North to Marakesh; #11 Oh Really, O´Reilly; #12 The First National Radio Aptitude Test; #13 The Mask; #14 For the Love of Laura; #15 Yes Sir That´s My Baby; #16 The Blind Gun; #17 Fontaine Harris, Hollywood Producer; #18 An International Sport; #19 Those Who Can; #20 The Whale Savers. Please Note: These radio archive titles are restored radio masters from old tape, vinyl and acetate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorne Greene, Andy Griffith, Vincent Price, Cicely Tyson, Richard Widmark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/000936/bk_drms_000936_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Media Type : BookLevel : Beginning-IntermediateMusical Genre : Old TimeSeries : Acoustic Disc RecordsNumber of pages : 64Jerry Garcia, the lead guitarist, singer, and alleged leader of the Grateful Dead, became an icon of the 60s youth movement. It was well-known that Jerry was a huge fan, and probably considered himself a player, of old-time American music, from mountain fiddle and banjo music, to English ballads, to jug band music to bluegrass and blues, and more. On the Shady Grove recordings one can hear the deep commitment, respect, and love Jerry had for this traditional American music. He´s very faithful to the original artists´ music. That may be surprising if you expect more of an ego-driven my version approach from one the biggest rock stars ever. What you have here is a vibrant collection of wonderful traditional American songs, from a great variety of genres, played in a style closely based on their traditional sources. Of course within those parameters we hear wonderful and personal readings of the tunes from both Jerry and mandolinist David Grisman. Dix Bruce has carefully transcribed many of Jerry´s solos from the album, trying to determine not just what he was playing but how he was playing it. Melodies, tablature, lyrics, and chords are included in arrangements designed to be playable on the guitar while presenting the melodies as closely as possible. Jerry´s banjo solos are transcribed here for guitar.