Mostly Music 7/3

This week on Mostly Music we are remembering one of the finest lyricist/songwriters of the past 50 years. Gerry Goffin left us a few weeks ago. Along with his wife and writing partner Carole King they wrote some of the biggest hits from the late 50’s through the 60’s. Songs like the Drifters’ “Up on the Roof”, Freddie Scott’s “Hey Girl”, the Chiffons’ “One Fine Day”, and many others. We will hear those and a lot more on the next edition of Mostly Music.  Thursday July 3rd,  7 eastern and pacific, 6 central.

Suspense 7/8

In our next episode of SUSPENSE…a Frenchman believes that his very life is being destroyed by an invisible being that stalks him. But is it all in his mind? ‘The Horla’, adapted by John C. Alsedek & Dana Perry-Hayes from the short story by Guy de Maupassant, stars Christopher Duva, Elizabeth Gracen, Dana Perry-Hayes, and Daamen Krall. So tune in Tuesday, July 8th at 7:30pm EST, and again at 7:30pm PST, for this tale well-calculated to keep you in…Suspense!

Swing Museum 7/5

The classy and sassy voice of … Miss Sarah Vaughn!

DWP 7/1

Rockabilly with Super-Spy Elvis Presley, the Son of Jerry Lee Lewis, and the X-Men too on the July 1 *Dave White Presents*!

 

It doesn’t take long for anyone who hears or sees Rockin’ Jason D. Williams to think of Jerry Lee Lewis. The reason why is DNA. While it took some time for father and son to meet, the similarities were too obvious to deny. In fact, it’s Jason’s hands you’re hearing and seeing during the piano-pounding sections of the 1989 Dennis Quaid Jerry Lee Lewis biopic, *Great Balls of Fire*.

 

But if you think Williams is just his father’s clone, you best believe Williams has his own songs to sing and his own stories to tell.   On the July 1 edition of *DWP*, Jason talks about his Dad, his own career, but mostly about his new *Hillbillies and Holy Rollers*. One song we’ll play for you from that seriously hot album is “This is Rock and Roll,” a number that really sums it up.   In fact, you can’t get much more rockabilly than recording your album in the original, legendary Sun Records studios where Jerry Lee and all those greats pioneered rock and roll all those years ago.

 

We think you’ll especially enjoy this interview because Williams is a gent full of personality and humor. For example, he sings That Old Time Religion” was good enough for the Who and the Stones, so it’s good enough for you. Hmm. Now, that’s an unusual  twist to a Gospel standard–

 

Speaking of rockabilly humor,  Dave White sits down to talk with Andy Rausch about his brand-new satirical novel, *Elvis Presley: CIA Assassin.* What if The King met with Richard Nixon in 1970 and became a secret government operative? Did he fake his death in 1977? Was Presley involved with the Watergate scandal? The Iran hostage crisis? Communicate with aliens? Inquiring minds want to know! After all, what else is an aging rock and roller going to do when he tires of Vegas . . .

 

Shifting gears, we’ll also get into *The X-Men: Days of Future Passed*, one of this summer’s biggest blockbusters! You’ll meet Patrick Meaney, director of a new documentary, *Chris Claremont’s X-Men*. If you didn’t know, it was Claremont who took a sagging Marvel title about mutants and misfits in 1975 and turned it into the phenomena we know today. How did he do it, especially bucking a system and an editor that didn’t always like striking plot turns and character changes? Meany talked with all the “Marvel Bullpen” players who were there and discusses the original “Days of Future Passed,” a Chris Claremont creation. It’s a story not just about one comic, but how the Marvel Universe itself mutated over the years.

 

What more could you ask? Straight-up rockabilly with Rockin’ Jason D. Williams, offbeat humor with secret agent Elvis Presley, and mutants galore on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over–

www.KSAV.org

 

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)–

http://www.dar.fm/faq.php

 

On Wed.  July 2, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at–

www.audioentertainment.org/dwp

 

Now’s an ideal time to Friend us at the Dave White Presents Facebook page as we have tons of great guests in the online radio pipeline:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dave-White-Presents/153177177306

 

 

HSB 6/29

HSB 31: Tales from Autumn KnollHSB31-AutumnKnollCover

Join us as we celebrate the magic of Autumn. Enjoy this collection of stories and songs that we present as an offering to the Fall season. 

TVC 6/27

American Top 40 and The Mystery of Flight 3: Next on TVC

June 24th, 2014

Authors Wesley Hyatt and Robert Matzen will join us on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

 

The host of American Top 40 for nearly four decades, Casey Kasem was a fixture on radio who also left his mark on television, most notably as the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, Where are You? and as the voice of Robin the Boy Wonder on The Adventures of Batman in 1968, and throughout the 1970s on Super Friends.

We’ll pay tribute to Casey Kasem along with Wesley Hyatt, pop culture critic and the author of such books as The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television,Television’s Top 100 and The Billboard Book of No. 1 Adult Contemporary Hits. Wes also worked in the music industry, particularly with Harry Casey, the man behind KC and the Sunshine Band, plus he crossed paths briefly with Casey Kasem on one occasion. Wesley Hyatt will join us in our first hour.

Also joining us this week will be Robert Matzen, author of such books asErrol Flynn Slept Here and Errol & Olivia: Ego and Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood. Robert’s latest book, Fireball: Carole Lombard and The Mystery of Flight 3, is a fresh look at the life of Carole Lombard, the legendary Queen of Screwball Comedies who died tragically in a plane crash near Las Vegas on January 16, 1942. Robert’s book not only explores the life of Lombard, but the lives of the 21 other passengers aboard that light and the lives of those they behind, including Carole Lombard’s husband at the time, film icon Clark Gable.

Plus: Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen with a brand new This Week in TV History.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
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Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
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Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
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Swing Museum 6/28

Tune in for another edition of … The Miller Hour!

HSB 6/22

HSB Show 30!
HSB’s take on the classic War of the Worlds broadcast…except this one takes place in Moorpark during HSB-30_SHOW30one of our live performances with musical numbers with Alien kick lines, comedy and much more, tune in this week! Orson Welles would be proud!

TVC 6/20

The Fugitive’s Unsung Hero, plus Inside the Whimsy Works: Next on TVC

June 17th, 2014

We’ll remember actress Ruby Dee, television writer Stanford Whitmore and Walt Disney Company executive Jimmy Johnson on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, Friday night at 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org

 

This week’s program will include a tribute to Stanford Whitmore, the novelist and longtime television writer who wrote for such diverse shows as Johnny StaccatoNight GalleryMcCloud and, most notably, The Fugitive, as well as numerous made-for-TV movies. In many respects, Stanford Whitmore was the unsung hero of The Fugitive, in that while Roy Huggins created the series and Quinn Martin produced it, it was Whitmore took Roy’s concept and really fleshed it out. Stan not only wrote the pilot episode of The Fugitive, “Fear in a Desert City,” he established the character of the One-Armed Man as well as wrote the episode “The Girl from Little Egypt,” the show that depicted the back story of Dr. Richard Kimble.

Stanford Whitmore passed away on Thursday, May 8. I spoke to him many times in the course of writing my book The Fugitive Recaptured, and he was very proud of the pivotal role he played behind the scenes in the development of that series. We’ll play audio highlights from one of my conversations with Stan as part of our second hour.

And speaking of unsung heroes, Greg Ehrbar will join us as we rememberJimmy Johnson, a man who not only devoted his entire career to the Disney organization, but innovated many changes in merchandising, publishing and direct marketing that helped stabilize the Walt Disney Company during its formative years, while also overseeing the creation of Walt Disney Records, an offshoot of Disney that continues to play a critical role in the company’s financial success. Johnson died in 1975, but before his death he completed a manuscript called Inside the Whimsy Works, a memoir of his life with Walt Disney Productions that has just now been published, with the help of Greg Ehrbar. We’ll talk about the life and career of Jimmy Johnson when Greg joins us in our first hour.

Also this week: Author James Rosin remembers his friend Ruby Dee, while Tony Figueroa and Donna Allen remember film critic Roger Ebert (born during This Week in TV History). It’s a full program as always, and we certainly hope you’ll join us.

TV CONFIDENTIAL: A radio talk show about television
Wed and Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT on WROM Radio
Wed 9pm ET, 6pm PT on WYYR: Yesteryear Radio
Fri 7pm ET and PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org
Sat 8pm ET, 5pm PT and Sun 7pm ET, 4pm PT on IndianaTalks.com
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KSCO-AM 1080 (San Jose, Santa Cruz and Salinas, CA)
Sun 11am ET, 8am PT KOMY-AM 1340 (La Selva Beach and Watsonville, CA)
Sun 8pm ET, 5pm PT Boost Radio Network
Sun 9pm PT, Mon Mid ET on KHMB-AM 1710 (Half Moon Bay, CA)
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Mostly Music 6/19

This week on Mostly Music I am remembering my friend Herb Jeffries. Herb died on May 25th of this year at the “Vintage” age of 100. Herb never referred to it as “old age” it was “Vintage.”  Herb was a singer in the likes of Billy Eckstine, Johnny Hartman and Billy Daniels. He sang with the Duke Ellington band among others. Herb was also known as the “Bronze Buckaroo.” He made a half dozen Westerns in the late 30’s, with an all Black cast. You’ll hear some of my conversations with Herb and of course some of the songs he sang. Thats Thursday June 19th, 7 eastern and pacific, 6 central.