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Saturday, April 22, 2017

EV110 (S5E10) The Hardy Boys

We focus on the animated Hardy Boys' Saturday morning bubblegum band! Did you know that Frank Hardy was a member of The Grass Roots? Political bubblegum with Boyce and Hart and The Brady Bunch's Eve Plumb. A dramatic reading from a Hardy Boys comic book! Plenty of great bubblegum pop with The Archies, Ohio Express, The Fun and Games, The Strangeloves, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Love Generation, Teresa Brewer, Alan Blakely, Soulful Dynamics, and The Grass Roots.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

EV109 (S5E9) Tony Orlando

A look at the bubblegum world of Tony Orlando! Paul Revere and the Raiders first record! The Archies' Ron Dante helps launch the career of teen supergroup wannabe, Silvermoon! A dramatic reading from For Teens Only magazine, 1968! A rare record from Rare Breed! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Harlem Globetrotters, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Silvermoon, Wind, Andy and David Williams, Boyce and Hart, The Music Explosion, The Archies, Bobby Sherman, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Ohio Express, and Joey and the Continentals!

Monday, March 13, 2017

EV108 (S5E8) Josie and the Pussycats

Songs from three different versions of Josie and the Pussycats! Spotlight on The Sugar Bears! A dramatic reading from a Ding Dong School book! New bubblegum from The Monkees!Two different bands, two different song titles, same Ron Dante, same song? Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Giorgio, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Salt Water Taffy, The Cuff Links, Two Dollar Question, The Wombles, Union Express, Miss Francis, Kenny O'Dell, Hollywood Players, Tammy and the Lords of Misrule, and St. Christopher's Gregorian Chant!

Saturday, February 25, 2017

EV107 (S5E7) The Cattanooga Cats

Spotlight on the cartoon bubblegum group, The Cattanooga Cats! Lee Majors sings of Steve Austin's love for Jaime Summers! A dramatic reading of a Bionic Woman comic book! The secret origin of Do Wah Diddy! A groovy Ron Dante song you've never heard before! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Boyce and Hart, Giorgio, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ron Albanese, Phil Harris, The Cowsills, Jeffreys, Rock Candy Mountain (Joey Levine), Bill Amesbury and Manfred Mann!

Saturday, December 10, 2016

EV106 (S5E6) A Very Merry Cherry Cherry Christmas

Mrs. Professor Bubblegum declares this the best Echo Valley Christmas Special ever! Barbie and Ken celebrate a Barbie Christmas! Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!, A big gift box full of bubblegum music from David Cassidy, The Archies, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Neil Diamond, Bobby Sherman, Sally Field, Ricky Segall, Banaroo, Chris and Peter Allen, Johnnie and the High Keys, The Rocky Fellers, The Rockfield Chorale, Roy Winters, Ronny and the Daytonas, Linn Sheldon and Showaddywaddy!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

EV105 (S5E5) The Danny Bonaduce Album

Hear the fabled Danny Bonaduce album! Danny Bonaduce played Danny Partridge on The Partridge Family. He could not sing. So, true to the philosophy of bubblegum pop, he got his own solo album! We explore this album of strange gum and discover its links to The Brady Bunch, The Kids from Fame, Barbra Streisand, disco and even The Door's Jim Morrison! Of course, the history of rock and roll always comes back to bubblegum. We also get some bubblegum music from the Rock 'n' Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Co., David Cassidy, and Bruce Roberts (whoever that is).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

EV104 (S5E4) Partridge Family Rarities

Kid Bubblegum searches through the archives for true Partridge Family Rarities, like the fabled unreleased demos, music from the animated Partridge Family 2200, and, rarest of all, the legendary Danny Bonaduce solo album! Does it even exist? What will Kid Bubblegum find?! The secret origin of Daddy Dewdrop's Chick-a-Boom! A dramatic reading from a Bugaloos comic book! Is there such a thing as Beatles' bubblegum?! And plenty of great and gummy tunes by The Archies, Carole King, Sha Na Na, The Bugaloos, Apache Dropout, Bruce Roberts, and Peter's Pipers!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

EV103 (S5E3) I Want Candy

Gum that's "Too Big Uh Eat" from Rodney Allen Rippy! A recycling comic book hero! Learn about Sonny Curtis, of whom you have never heard! A Double Bubble from The Cryan Shames! Plenty of pop music candy from The Strangeloves, Stan Freberg, Donna Lynn, Andy and David Williams, The Brady Bunch Kids, Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Sammy Davis, Jr.,The Cattanooga Cats, Barry Gibb, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Chords, and Tony Christie!

Monday, September 5, 2016

EV102 (S5E2) It’s a Groove to Be Free

Spider-man sings and sounds like The Archies! A dramatic reading from a terrifying Partridge Family novel! A reminder of the greatness that is David Hasselhoff! A bubblegum song from 1904?! Lots of great bubblegum pop from Boyce and Hart, Shawn, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, The Ohio Express, Robin McNamara, The Angels, Tommy Roe, The Five Americans, The Teens, Carnival Connection, Bob Roberts, The Fortunes, Ron Dante as The Amazing Spider-man, The Chan Clan, Spare Change and David Antrell!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

EV101 (S5E1) Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy

A new season and a new attitude! We celebrate the return of The Monkees! Learn what makes The Cowsills angry! Giorgio in Italian! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Hardy Boys, Beano, The Archies, The Ohio Express, Robin McNamara, Josie and the Pussycats, Bobby Sherman, Jamie Kaye, Morocco, The Robert E. Lee Brigade, and The Gentle Touch!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

EV100 The History of Bubblegum Music

The evolution of the bubblegum pop sound from the Platinum Age (1904-1950) to the Atomic Age (1950-1966) to the Golden Age (1966-1970)! A scholarly definition of bubblegum music! Bubblegum is the basic sound of rock'n' roll – minus the rage, fear, and violence, wrote legendary rock critic Lester Bangs, and we follow the growth of that basic sound through almost 150 bubblegum songs from Bob Roberts' "The Woodchuck Song" in 1904 to The Partridge Family's "I Think I Love You" in 1970 and everything in between!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Rerun EV30 (S1E30) Best of Season 1

We are getting nostalgic as we wait for episode #100, which arrives in a few weeks! To help us chew gum while we wait, let's relive the legendary Best of Season 1, and fondly remember the joy and beauty of poor sound quality! In this clip show, we counted down the most popular bubblegum records, joined in the debate about the biggest bubblegum hit, and discovered the secret origin of The Partridge Family!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Summer Rerun EV60 (S2E30) Best of Season 2

As we continue our celebration and anticipation for the upcoming Echo Valley #100, enjoy the greatest hits of Echo Valley Season 2! We've gathered our favorite bits and pieces from the legendary second season! Many think of it as the BEST season. Great bubblegum music from The Partridge Family, The Sugar Bears, The Hot Wheels, The Harlem Globetrotters and much, much more!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

EV99 (S4E19) Best of Season 4

We look back over Season 4! A countdown of the Top 10 most played bubblegum songs from the season! We celebrate the most interesting and entertaining moments! How did we survive a season of Echo Valley without Kid Bubblegum?!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

EV98 (S4E18) Bubblegum Bounces Back!

It's the Season 4 Finale! A final choice is made to replace Kid Bubblegum as Echo Valley intern! A reading from a Partridge Family novel! A visit to the Groovie Goolies' garden! Bobby Sherman on the Sonny and Cher Show! Some platinum age gum from the Hoosier Hot Shots, The season ends on an optimistic note with plenty of great bubblegum from The Archies, Flying Machine, The Jackson 5, The DeFranco Family, The Partridge Family, Barry Williams, Four Jacks and a Jill, Johnny Cymbal (as Brother John), The Greenbeats, Yellow Balloon, Amboy Dukes, Bruce Roberts, and Paul Williams!

Monday, December 21, 2015

EV97 (S4E17) The Echo Valley Christmas Special That Almost Wasn’t

Can Danny Partridge replace Kid Bubblegum as Echo Valley intern? Enjoy the Echo Valley Christmas Special that almost wasn't! The Professor is a little down (with Kid Bubblegum gone), a little tired (having caught Mrs. Professor Bubblegum's case of the sniffles) and a little behind his time (though you wouldn't think me ill-used if I were to dock him half a crown for it!). A dramatic reading of the official program for the 1969 Boyce and Hart Vegas Christmas Show that ended their career! We eavesdrop on a Christmas phone call between Betty Cooper and Archie Andrew's mom! Plenty of great bubblegum music from ABBA before they were ABBA and when they were The Hep Stars, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Archies, The Monkees, The Osmonds, Fifth Estate, The Muppets, Johnny Tillotson, Banaroo, Bob Morrison, The Jaynettes, The Little Kids, The Boys Next Door, Robert Wells and Little Mike Watson, Boyce and Hart, and the Roger Nichols Trio!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

EV96 (S4E16) Still Another Bubblegum Intervention

It's another bubblegum intervention! Hope this time it finally sticks! We read a legendary memo from Robert Reed to Brady Bunch producers complaining about bad scripts! Strange gum from Honey Boo Boo! Secret origin of the Newlywed Game Theme! Bubblegum Hall of Famer Joey Levine! Plenty of great bubblegum pop from Keith, Jimmy Osmond, Rick Springfield, Bobby Sherman, Johnny Cymbal, Eddie Hazelton (Eddie Rambeau), Lillipops, S Club 7, Robin McNamara, Banana Splits, Ohio Express, Reunion, Rock 'n' Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Co., and Charo!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

EV95 (S4E15) Another Bubblegum Intervention

Another hour of the bubbliest, most inspiringly gummiest, upbeat funnest bubblegum popiest music you're likely to hear. This time this really will cure what ails you. A tribute to Boyce and Hart! The songs of Johnny Cymbal! A reading of a teen advice column from a 1968 Tippy Teen comic book! The Echo Valley Time Machine goes back to 1904 for the Woodchuck Song! Plenty of healthy bubblegum music from The Archies, Giorgio, The Music Explosion, Mama Cass, The Strangeloves, The Blue Mink, The Glamrock Brothers, Roger Krug with Billy Action, Joyride, The Partridge Family, The Easybeats and Anders 'N' Ponica!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

EV94 (S4E14) Bubblegum Intervention

An hour of the bubbliest, most inspiringly gummiest, upbeat funnest bubblegum popiest music you're likely to hear. This will cure what ails you. A look at the famous Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus live Carnegie Hall concert original cast recording! A dramatic reading of a David Cassidy comic book! The best Saturday morning cartoon bubblegum band theme songs, including the rare theme songs from Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidsHear essential bubblegum music from The Archies, Banana Splits, Andy Kim, The Groovie Goolies,The Brady Bunch, Scooby Doo, Where Are You?, Josie and the Pussycats, The Hardy Boys, The Harlem Globe-trotters, The Hot Wheels, The Cattanooga Cats, The Partridge Family, Sha Na Na, and Tony Ronald!

Friday, July 24, 2015

EV93 (S4E13) Gomer Says Hey

Can Sgt. Carter from Gomer Pyle, USMC replace Kid Bubblegum as Echo Valley intern? A special emphasis on songs with a summertime feeling! A dramatic reading from a Gomer Pyle comic book! We hear from HR Pufnstuf's Jack Wild! Strange gum from the Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus! A rarity from The Rare Breed! Plenty of great bubblegum from The Partridge Family, The Archies, Bay City Rollers, Jim Nabors, Giorgio, Mark James, The Brady Bunch Kids, Picketywitch, The Banana Splits, The Ohio Express, The Fifth Estate, Harpers Bizarre, All Star United, and The Peppermint Trolley Company!

Friday, June 26, 2015

EV92 (S4E12) Worst Comic Book of All Time

Professor Bubblegum performs a dramatic reading of the worst comic book of all time. An unusual number of 1910 Fruitgum Company songs! We remember the Kids from Fame! A platinum age bubblegum song from 1941! Olivia Newton-John with an updated bubblegum classic from 2011! Plenty of sweet bubblegum pop from David Cassidy, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., Andy and David Williams, Trini Lopez, Billy and the Essentials, The Kingsmen (not the ones you're thinking of), United States Double Quartet, Brotherhood of Man, and Chester!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

EV91 (S4E11) Giorgio

Is Kid Bubblegum finally returning to bubblegum music and Echo Valley?! The Professor opens a letter from the Kid live on the air! An examination of the catchy Muppets song "Mah-Na-Mah-Na" unexpectedly leads us into a massive, long overdue tribute to bubblegum genius Giorgio Moroder! A rare record from The Raindrops! A listen to April Stevens! Plus plenty of gumtastic tunes from Ohio Express, The April Fools, Paul Williams (and the cast of Bugsy Malone), Johnny Schilling, The Banana Crew and Ricky Shayne!

Monday, May 4, 2015

EV90 (S4E10) Patty Duke

Can Fred Flintstone replace Kid Bubblegum as Echo Valley intern?A tribute to the bubblegum stylings of Patty Duke! The Banana Splits got soul, baby! Focus on Tony Orlando! Songwriters Bo Gentry and Ritchie Cordell! A dramatic reading about identical cousins! Great gum pop from Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, The Archies, David Cassidy, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Monkees, Blue Mink, Andy and David Williams, Wind, The Third Rail, Four Jacks and a Jill, Alan Gary, Do-Re-Mi Children's Chorus, The Times and Gidians League!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

EV89 (S4E9) Bubblegum According to Bennie D.

A special episode with all songs chosen by bubblegum historian and raconteur Bennie D. Ketron! Keith Partridge eats Rice Krispies! A dramatic top-secret reading from a 1968 teen magazine about emotions too hot to handle! Paul Revere talks hair length! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Beatles, The Cowsills, The Cufflinks, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Elephant's Memory, Love Generation, Yellow Balloon, Lemon Pipers, Lesley Gore, Harper's Bizarre, Partridge Family, The Loving Spoonful, ABBA, Buchanan Brothers, Free Design, Le Cirque, and Flying Giraffe!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

EV88 (S4E8) Harlem Globetrotters

Can cousin Oliver from the Brady Bunch replace Kid Bubblegum as Echo Valley intern? A special tribute to the music of the animated Harlem Globetrotters (1970-1972)! Another uncomfortable brother-sister love song with Chris Knight and Maureen McCormick! A sample of a long lost bubblegum album paying tribute to the music of Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang and Mary Poppins! How did the White Plains get their name?  Plenty of groovy bubblegum pop music from Beano, Tommy Roe, Boyce and Hart, The Wombles, Jigsaw, December's Children, Children of Prague, The Tremeloes, Peter Klint Quartet, White Plains, Amazing Pickles, Errol Sober, 1909 Chewing Gum Company and the Year 2000!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

EV87 (S4E7) Yummy Love

58 or more minutes of bubblegum greatness! We check out our favorite Saturday morning shows! A dramatic reading from Teen Scoop Magazine! Veronica of The Archies was a great song writer! A time machine visit to Horace Heidt and his Musical Knights! Plenty of tasty bubblegum pop from the Cuff Links, The Cowsills, Trini Lopez, The DeFranco Family, The Hardy Boys, The Osmonds, Tony Christie, Andy Kim, The Hot Wheels, Bobby Sherman, Crazy Elephant, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, Bobby Rydell, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, and The Match

Monday, January 19, 2015

EV86 (S4E6) Free and Easy

Can Jughead Jones replace Kid Bubblegum as Echo Valley intern? We spend some time with the Groovie Goolies! A dramatic reading of a Bugaloos comic book! Was Little River Band influenced by Rick Springfield? Plenty of great bubblegum music with 1910 Fruitgum Company, Ohio Express, The Strangeloves, Syreeta, The Magid Triplets, Berkeley Kites, Almond Marzipan, The Armstrong Brothers, Café Con Leche, Terry Webster, Len Berry, Luv, Kenny Karen, and The Swinging Blue Jeans!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

EV85 (S4E5) Very Merry Bubblegum

It's an Echo Valley Bubblegum Christmas Special! Great holiday treats for all good boys and girls! A rare traditional Christmas song from The Monkees! A dramatic reading of the time Donald Duck met Santa Claus! The cast of Curious George sings about their Christmas Monkey! A big box full of bubblegum merriment from David Cassidy, C-3PO and R2-D2, Darlene Love, Paul Revere and the Raiders, Donny and Marie and other Osmonds, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Cast of Glee, Banaroo, The Mouseketeers, American Machine, The Byzantine Empire, Doug Kershaw, The Brady Kids, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Tommy Roe, Bobby Sherman, and The Archies!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

EV84 (S4E4) Kisses for Breakfast

Another hour of bubblegum pop brilliance! A dramatic reading from a Hawaii Five-O novel, followed by a rare Sammy Davis, Jr. recording of the theme song with the words! Tributes to breakfast food! An Echo Valley Time Machine classic by Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians! First appearance of the What We Love About Bubblegum segment! Plenty of great bubblegum music by Paul Revere and the Raiders, Josie and the Pussycats, Banaroo, The Foundations, Neil Diamond, Michael Carpenter, Flame, The Fifth Estate, Tommy Roe, The Fun and Games,  Slim Goodbody and Friends, The Archies, The Amazing Pickles, The Good Earth and Capt. Groovy and his Bubblegum Army!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

EV83 (S4E3) Sweeter than Sugar

Some Strange Gum reminds us to save energy! Flip's Groovy Guide to the Groops tells us all we need to know about The Lemon Pipers! A modern take on a Partridge Family classic! A good lesson learned from Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids! We travel back in time with Ritchie Valens! Plenty of great bubblegum music by The Ohio Express, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, The Cyrkle, Yellow Balloon, The Wombles, Doug Powell, The Young Turks, The Energizers, The First Street Marble Team, Artie Resnick, Daddy Dewdrop, The New Vaudeville Band, McKendree Spring, Bobby Sherman, Wolfgang, Gene Thomas, and Harper's Bizarre!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

EV82 (S4E2) According to Time Magazine

Who are The Conquests and why do they claim to be both The Rare Breed and Ohio Express?! We read the true story of the first time that Time magazine officially recognized "bubblegum" pop music! A double bubble from Amen Corner! A shout out to Kid Bubblegum from The Banana Splits! Tasty bubblegum rarities you may have never heard before from Bobby Bloom, the Batman TV series, and Salt Water Taffy! Spotlight on Giorgio! Plenty of great music from Andy and David Williams, 5th Avenue Busses, Vic Venus,Giuliano and Nocturnes, Manfred Mann, The Lollipops, Bobby Sherman, Jerry and Jeff, The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show, Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestral Circus, The Hot Wheels and Robin McNamera!

Monday, October 13, 2014

EV81 (S4E1) Candy Rainbow

Season Four begins! A look at the ABC Saturday morning bubblegum lineup for 1969! A dramatic reading from a Lois Lane comic book letter column! A double bubble from the Lords of London! The rarely heard alternate title song from Sigmund and the Sea Monsters! Plenty of great bubblegum happiness from folks like The Sugar Bears, Josie and the Pussycats, The Monkees, Ohio Express, Johnny Whitaker, The Muppets, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Cowsills, The Strangeloves, Toy Factory, The Archies, Edward Bear, Pickettywitch, Baby Bugs, Bennett and Evans, The Boston, and Stevenson's Rocket!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

EV80 (S3E20) Best of Season 3

A clip show featuring  the best parts of Season 3! A Top 10 count down of the most popular bubblegum songs from Season 3! How did Sinatra's Strangers in the Night influence bubblegum music?  Magazine articles full of groovy dating advice! What do the Cowsills hate about girls? A spotlight on the first bubblegum band in history, The Comedian Harmonists! And plenty of great bubblegum pop!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

EV79 (S3E19) The Trial of Greg Brady

Gavel to gavel coverage as student court Judge Kid Bubblegum reaches a verdict in the trial of Greg Brady! A shocking outcome that no one saw coming in this season finale episode of Echo Valley! Live reporting from Old Man Bubblegum! During breaks in the proceedings, we still find time for a tribute to cartoon voice Janet Waldo (Judy Jetson, Josie of the Pussycats), a cameo from Casey Kasem, an Echo Valley Time Machine classic from The Wizard of Oz, and plenty of great bubblegum music from The Brady Kids, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Bugaloos, The Ohio Express, Andy Kim, Josie and the Pussycats, Jet Screamer, Bobby Sherman, Everyday Hudson, Crazy Elephant, Carl Carlton, Happy Feeling, Tony Darrow, Chris and Peter Allen, Le Cirque, and Gravy.

Monday, June 16, 2014

EV78 (S3E18) Bubblegum Smackdown

The Echo Valley Talent Show finals! The outcome will shock you! We also have time for a dramatic reading from a vintage Sally Field interview! Double Bubble music from Beano!Plenty of feel good bubblegum from The Bugaloos, The Banana Splits, The Archies, The Monkees, The Music Explosion, The Brady Kids, Arkade, The Art Movement, Sally Field, The New Dawn, Rotation, The Saturday Morning Cartoon Show, and the Rock 'n' Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Company!

Monday, May 26, 2014

EV77 (S3E17) Kinda Groovy

TV actor Robert Conrad's pop rock career! The Who's gummiest classic! Who won the Echo Valley Talent Show semi-finals?!  A dramatic reading from a 1971 family guide to teen dating! Casey Kasem doesn't recognize Yellow Balloon's and My Three Sons' Don Grady! Strange gum from Kids' Hit Singers! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Archies, The Partridge Family, The Cattanooga Cats, The Monkees, Kasenetz-Katz Super Circus, Jimmy Osmond, The Fifth Estate, The Muppets, The Hardy Boys, Brian Hyland, The Love Generation, Tony Ritchie and The New Vaudeville Band!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

EV76 (S3E16) Tie Dye Bubblegum

Who are the two optimistic songwriters who argued that we could solve the world's problems as easily as tying a t-shirt together and dying it all the colors of the world?! It's an Echo Valley mystery, solved in this spectacular hour! Plus a dramatic reading from a book on groovy crafts! Bubblegum from Captain Kangaroo! Plenty of great gummy pop from the 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Left Banke, The New Christy Minstrels, Bobby Sherman, Slim Goodbody and Friends, Lou Christie, Robert John, Michael Gately, The In Crowd, Design, Playhouse, The Bats, The Free Design and Normand Gelinas!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

EV75 (S3E15) Ricky Segall

Welcome Ricky Segall (Ricky Stevens from The Partridge Family) and his family to Echo Valley! We explore the secret origins of the Barry Manilow classic Mandy! In our dramatic reading, we learn what the Cowsills like and don't like about girls! Get the scoop on a semifinal round of the Echo Valley Riverdale High School Talent Show! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Blue Mink, Jigsaw, The Cuff Links, Brady Kids, The Chan Clan, Westlife, The Cyrkle, Scott English, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Cowsills, American Breed, Humpty Dumpty, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, and The Gummy Bear!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

EV74 (S3E14) A Simple Song

Who wants some bubblegum? A spotlight on Tony Ronald, the Dutch (or Spanish or Mexican) pop star! Another dramatic reading from another 1970 novelization of another short lived "relevant" ABC TV show about another group of hip young people! A pair of rare Echo Valley corrections! A New Seekers Double Bubble! Every bubblegum song about airplanes (both of them)! With plenty of bubblegum music by the Banana Splits, The Muppets, The Beach Boys,  Johnny Whitaker, The Sugar Bears, Wind (with Tony Orlando), The Cuff Links, The Royal Guardsmen, Chester, Peter's Pipers, Billy Budd, The French Revolution,  New Colony Six, New Dream, and The New Vaudeville Band!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

EV73 (S3E13) Come on Down to My Boat, Baby

A celebration of the brief super-stardom of the four-hit wonder, Every Mother's Son! Is the Theme from H.R. Pufnstuf "already been chewed" gum? A tribute to the great Lee Pockriss, the best songwriter you've never heard of! A dramatic profile of Lidsville and Munsters star, Butch Patrick, from a 1972 guide to the "pop scene"! And which version of the forgotten classic, I.O.I.O., do you like better- the Bee Gees' or  Butch Patrick's? Two versions of I'm a Believer, the good and the strange! And plenty of great bubblegum music from Bo Gentry and Richie Cordell, The Monkees, Ohio Express, Two Dollar Question (with Ron Dante), The Cufflinks (with Ron Dante), the Living Strings, Pilot, Andy and David Williams, The Troggs and Andy Kim!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

EV72 (S3E12) Happiness in My Heart

Non-stop bubblegum pop! Focus on the Cattanooga Cats! Meet Cheryl Ladd, Charlie's grooviest angel! Telly Savalas "sings" country western! A double bubble from the Magid Triplets! The Partridge Family sing in bubble entendres! Plenty more great bubblegum music from Tommy James and the Shondells, Pharrell Williams, The Bugaloos, The In Crowd, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, Josie and the Pussycats, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Bobby Sherman, Peyton Hogue, Jerry and the Cracks, the Buchanan Brothers, American Breed, and the Rock and Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Company of Philadelphia!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

EV71 (S3E11) Goody Goody Gumdrops

A high calorie hour of bubblegum music! Spotlight on Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan! A bit of the H.R. Pufnstuf movie soundtrack! Ray Bolger (the Scarecrow from Wizard of Oz) joins the Partridge Family, along with a dramatic reading from a Partridge Family novel (wherein Shirley risks the family's lives to save a rabbit)! A Giorgio Bubblegum Hall of Fame classic! Late round action from the Riverdale High talent show! Plenty of great music from The Archies, The Royal Guardsmen, Bobby Sherman, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Simonshy, Gene Simmons (not him, the other one), The Arrangement, The Art Movement, The Boston, The Bourbon Family, Café Con Leche, The Doughboys, Barry Mason, Billie Hayes, Jack Wild, Martha Raye, and Helen Love!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

EV70 (S3E10) Rat Pack of Gum

A special episode exploring the Rat Pack and their contributions to bubblegum pop. Plenty of great bubblegum and precursor bubblegum from Sammy Davis, Jr., Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Dino, Desi and Billy, Jerry Lewis, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop! Also, a rare appearance by Old Man Bubblegum, performing a dramatic reading of the lyrics of the Theme from Shaft!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

EV69 (S3E9) Chewy, Chewy

Fifty-nine groovy minutes of bubblegum pop fun! We read about a day in the life of David Cassidy! Learn of Florence Henderson's secret absence from the first few Brady Bunch episodes! Who is today's Ohio Express?! Another Echo Valley Sad Song Marathon! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Archies, Ohio Express, Tommy James and the Shondells, Partridge Family, Sugar Bears, Hardy Boys, Design, Dusty Greyrock, German Bonds, Rainbow, Sparrow, Florence Henderson, Mac Davis, Bread, Andy Kim and the Four Fuller Brothers!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

EV68 (S3E8) Remember You’re a Womble

The first bubblegummy episode of the new year! A spotlight on The Wombles! Early round action of the Riverdale High School talent competition! Original vinyl recordings from heartthrobs Kurt Russell and John Travolta! Plenty of great bubblegum pop from folks like Dana Countryman, The Walkers, Josie and the Pussycats, Jimmy Osmond, World's Fare, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, The Ohio Express, The Cuff Links, Shawn, The Brady Kids, Michele and Jeff, ABBA, and Professor Morrison's Lollipop!

EV67 (S3E7) Bubblegum Holiday

The Season 3 Christmas Special! Rare and classic bubblegum Christmas music! Dramatic readings from John-Boy and Grandpa Walton! The Partridge Family and the Jackson 5 sing together (sort of)! Germany sends a Gummi Bear greeting! The DeFranco Family chats with Andy Williams! The Royal Guardsmen celebrate Christmas with Snoopy! Plenty of sugar and holiday music from The Archies, Herman's Hermits, Bobby Sherman, Loretta Lynn, Edward Bear, Frankie Valli, Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, American Machine, The American Revolution, The Ventures, Tommy Roe and Luann Simms!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

EV66 (S3E6) Hey Honey Bun

An hour of happy, joyful bubblegum music! The lost art of eefing! Dramatic reading from a novel of the short-lived 1969 ABC "relevant" TV series The New People! Davy Jones sings to a monstrous frog on Scooby-Doo! A rare Archies triple play! Plenty of gum from Racey, Bobby Sherman, Melanie, Tommy Roe, Jay and the Techniques,The Coronadoes, Music Motors, Austin Roberts, The Gentrys, The Jackson 5, Joe Perkins and Jackpot!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

EV65 (S3E5) The Comedian Harmonists

We focus on the first boy band and maybe the first bubblegum band in history, the 1928 German group, The Comedian Harmonists! Also, enjoy a dramatic reading from a Partridge Family novel! A tribute to the official theme song writer for Hanna-Barbera, Hoyt Curtin! A Monkees double bubble! Plenty of great bubblegum music from Josie and the Pussycats, The Cuff Links, Middle of the Road, Jack Wild, The Harlem Globetrotters, The Partridge Family, Harpers Bizarre, The New Seekers, The Hot Wheels, The Catch, and The Uniques!

Friday, November 8, 2013

EV64 (S3E4) Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids

Broadcasting live from pregame for the big Riverdale High School football game! Go Gummy Bears! Learn the Archie's dance, "The Touchdown"! Spotlight on Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids! A dramatic reading from a 1971 issue of 'Teen Magazine! Burt Ward's Teenage Bill of Rights! Strange gum from The Care Bears! An early bubblegum classic from The Raindrops! Plenty more great bubblegum music by The Ohio Express, Kasenetz and Katz Singing Orchestral Circus, Bobby Sherman, Dr. Norman Greenbaum, Pop Workshop, Peppermint Trolley Company, Peppermint Circus, Peppermint Rainbow, The Hardy Boys, Jackie Trent and Tony Hatch, The Drifters, and The Royal Guardsmen.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

EV63 (S3E3) ABC’s of Bubblegum

26 Bubblegum Songs in 1 Hour! No other genre in the history of popular music could fit so much fun into so little time! Enjoy great bubblegum music from (in alphabetical order) Abraham and Strauss, Banana Splits, Chicory Tip, Davy Jones, Edd Byrnes and Connie Stevens, Five Americans, The Glory Rhodes, H.R. Pufnstuf, Ian Whitcomb and His Seaside Syncopators, Jackson 5, Kaye Stevens, The Lemon Pipers, The Monkees, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Ohio Express, The Partridge Family,The Quick, The Rich Kids, Safety Patrol, Tony Darrow, Unchained Minds, Valerie Singleton, The Wombles, XTC, The Young Turks and the Kids from Zoom!