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The Everlys, Chapin Sisters, Mad Magazine, and Elvis's director on next DWP! [Jan. 11th, 2014|05:33 am]
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The Everly Brothers, The Chapin Sisters, Mad Magazine, and Elvis's Favorite Director on the Next *Dave White Presents*!

From 1957 on, The Everly Brothers were influential harmonizers of rockabilly hits like "Bye Bye Love," "Cathy's Clown," "Till I Kissed You," "When Will I Be Loved," and "All I Have to do is Dream." An indication of their importance was seen last year when three different tribute albums were released with new versions of the songs of Don and Phil Everly, all issued before Phil's untimely death on Jan. 3, 2014.

One of these tributes, *A Date With The Everyly Brothers*, was recorded by the Chapin Sisters in their attempt to capture the spirit and flavor of the songs they've loved for a lifetime. Abigail and Lily Chapin (daughters of folksinger Tom and nieces of the late, great Harry Chapin) are no slouches as sibling harmonizers themselves. They also know how to craft their own interpretations of the classics. You'll hear their takes on two Everly tunes and some good stories on the Next *Dave White Presents* when Lily Chapin stops by to talk about their new album. As you'll hear, *A Date With The Everly Brothers* started out as an attempt to simply learn from the masters, but it turned out to be so much more.

In 1932, Norman Taurog became the youngest director to win an Academy Award. That title still holds. he directed 180 films starring everyone from Maurice Chevalier and Carole Lombard, to W.C. Fields and Bing Crosby, to Mickey Rooney and Spencer Tracy (who won an Oscar for his performance as Father Flanagan in Taurog’s *Boys Town*), to Judy Garland, Mario Lanza, Cary Grant, six movies with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, and his nine films with Elvis Presley.

To explore the life and career of Norman Taurog, you can't do better than author, editor, director, and producer Michael Hoey who worked closely with Taurog during the last six years and eight films of his career. So Hoey's *Elvis' Favorite Director: The Amazing 52-Year Career of Norman Taurog* is more than your typical film biography. It's full of first-hand memories of Taurog, Elvis, and other filmmakers told by a man who was there. Get an insider's peek into this anecdote-filled book when Hoey joins Dave White to remember movies like *Blue Hawaii* and *Live a Little, Love a Little*.

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It all began in 1952 when *EC Comics* publisher Bill Gaines and editor Harvey Kurtzman launched *Mad* as a comic book. Then came 1956 and things changed dramatically when editor Al Feldstein took the helm. Until he retired in 1984, it was Felstein who converted the comic into a magazine, hired and nurtured the "Usual Gang of Idiots" like Don Martin, Sergio Aragones, and Mort Drucker, and made Alfred E. Neuman a national icon.

Now, *Feldstein: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein!* by Grant Geissman is a spectacular coffetable tribute to Feldstein. It includes 400 plus over-sized pages of comic art, comic covers, photos, and the story of the man who was there from the days when comics were just beginning their cultural influence. On the next *Dave White Presents*, Geissman joins Wes Britton to remember the days when comic books were seen as moral threats to America's youth, explains why *Mad* was more than the sum of its parts, and why Al Feldstein deserves an important place in our pop culture history!

How's that for variety? Rockabilly, classic films, and classic humor on the next *Dave White Presents*, Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--

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

On Wed. Jan. 15, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--

You can also listen to the show from the Dave White Presents Facebook page:

Read Wes Britton's review of *Feldstein: The Mad Life and Fantastic Art of Al Feldstein!* by Grant Geissman at: