Friday, February 18, 2011

My Older Brother Passed Away

My older Brother Jim passed away this past Tuesday of heart failure. He was 56. He had been ill for a long while with only 4% kidney function for around 2 years now. The past couple of months he had been so sick, and not able to keep food down that he missed several dialysis treatments. I think it was the last straw for his body to take. He was finally admitted to the hospital in Rochester, NY last weekend. His heart stopped around 5 AM EST on Tuesday, and they never were able to get it restarted.

Please keep his wife Luann in your thoughts and prayers as Jim's death was totally unexpected so soon. She is now left holding the bag trying to straighten out her life on her own from now on. Jim also leaves behind his Daughter Kari who is 25. Needless to say I haven't much been in the mood for any kind of music ripping lately. Jim was cremated yesterday, and his wife will take his ashes with her back to PA where she's from. Thanks all!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Yogi Bear "How To Be A Better-Than-The-Average Child Without Really Trying!!" (Golden LP LP-90 1963)

Features several songs and stories to help a child learn how they should act once they grow up. It also has a special bonus feature of several complete cartoon theme songs. As with many non-Hanna Barbera Records LPs this one features voices other than the regulars we are used to. Voices heard here are by Frnnk Milano, Mike Stewart and Dottie Evans (as Cindy bear).

"Yogi Bear How To Be A Better-Than-The Average Child Without Really Trying!!" Zip File

"Hey There It's Yogi Bear" 45 RPM 7 Inch Record

Ranger Smith, tired of Yogi's picnic basket stealing, has him and Boo-Boo shipped off to the San Diego Zoo. Yogi escapes being sent away, unknown to Yogi's girlfriend Cindy, who goes looking for him and is kidnapped by a circus owner. Yogi and Boo-Boo are forced to sneak out of the park and travel across the country to save Cindy and bring her back home.
Daws Butler ... Yogi Bear (voice)

Don Messick ... Boo-Boo Bear/Ranger John Smith (voice)

Julie Bennett ... Cindy Bear (voice)

Mel Blanc ... Grifter (voice)

James Darren ... Singer

Jonah and the Wailers ... Bears on train (singing voice)

Bill Lee ... Yogi (singing voice)

Ernest Newton ... Boo Boo (singing voice)

J. Pat O'Malley ... Snively (voice)

Hal Smith ... Corn Pone

Jackie Ward ... Cindy (singing voice)

Produced by

Joseph Barbera .... producer

William Hanna .... producer

Original Music by

Marty Paich

This 11 minute, 7 Inch 33 rpm record comes off more like a Promo for the movie than an actual Soundtrack record. There is a Colpix full 12 inch soundtrack to the movie on record number CP-472/SCP-472. You can download it HERE.

"Hey There! It's Yogi Bear" 7 Inch Record Zip File

"Hey There, It's Yogi Bear" Movie Soundtrack 12 Inch LP (COLPIX Records SCP 472)

I posted a share of my 7 Inch version of this record HERE. Doug Dale just shared with me his 12 Inch version of the LP that goes with this Yogi Bear movie. Thanks Doug!!

"Hey There, It's Yogi Bear" Zip File

Huckleberry Hound Kellogg's Great TV Show Stories

Several great stories here from Huckleberry Hound, Pixie & Dixie with Jinks and Yogi Bear and Boo Boo:

Huckleberry Hound Kellogg's Great TV Show Stories Zip File