Sunday, November 26, 2017


Something just a little bit different for you tonight.  A radio show by talk-show host (and some-time intellectual) Steve Allen, half of which is Christmas themed (the other side is all about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and even features excerpts from his speeches). I pulled this one out of the shrink wrap early this afternoon, which was on rather tight and had warped the record slightly lo the many years.  But I don't think you'll notice unless you're listening really close, and even then, maybe not.  Lots of little soundbites here for your mixtapes, so feel free to cut and paste. Plenty of voices here other than Steve, he just introduces the collection of stories, plays a song, narrates here and then, tells one story of his own, then wraps it all up at the end.  It flows the whole time, so I didn't cut it up into pieces. (The B side is 10 different short segments, so those are tracked in separate files.)  This may not be the thing for everybody, but I'm sure plenty of you will dig it.  Please have a go at Steve Allen-A Season Of Hope (SandCastles 1088/10M, Mono, 1988).  If you use it, feel free to share what you made with me, I'd love to hear it.  In fact, if you use any of my music, I'd love to hear how and where it gets used.  I get to hear my children, all grown up and living life on their own, out in the wild.

1. The Gift Of A Giggle (which is made up of the following segments: "The Gift Of A Giggle" And Chorus; Opening by Steve Allen; Just Get That Child Born!; Harriet's Dolls Were Always Prettier; Electric Trains; Grandma's Hanukkah Gift Box; Christmas In The Wrong Direction; Santa Was A Real Guy; "Hello, Christmas!"; Know How To Catch A Rabbit?; Second Collection On The 747; No Time To Change For Christmas (Personal Story By Steve Allen); Wasn't That A Neat Baby?; Closing By Steve Allen)
2. Ebony And Ivory
3. Peace Maker
4. Reach For A Star
5. Caretakers
6. America
7. Doorways
8. The Human Touch
9. Ships
10. Birth
11. Communication



barba said...

smock! smock!!

Ernie said...

Thank you! I'm glad somebody gets it!

Kwork said...

Thank you very much.

Steve Turner said...

Thanks for sharing and I had a great time listening to this. "I don't get it", but no one has ever accused me of being "too smart". lol!

JustaJeepGuy said...

Steve Allen was a very witty guy. I once heard a radio show where he interviewed the Firesign Theater guys. THAT was seriously funny--so to speak! Thanks for this one too, Ernie!

JustaJeepGuy said...

Oh, and I just noticed the address on the label. Another product of Dayton, Ohio!

Muff Diver said...

Thanks Ernie!

Ernie said...

This year's Steve link...!0Bdh2CrC!6PfUNf2p5n6jNMKbAYnCuf_MqokdOBadF6HhKv8E-kE