Dec 21st, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Oct 29th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Sep 26th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Aug 28th, 2015 by echovalley
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
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 Kids! Hear
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
Jul 24th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Jun 26th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
May 31st, 2015 by echovalley
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!
May 4th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Apr 19th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Apr 4th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Mar 15th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Jan 19th, 2015 by echovalley
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!
Dec 10th, 2014 by echovalley
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!
Nov 25th, 2014 by echovalley
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!
Nov 9th, 2014 by echovalley
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!
Oct 26th, 2014 by echovalley
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!
Oct 13th, 2014 by echovalley
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!
Sep 1st, 2014 by echovalley
We welcome those nice young people, the Kids from C.A.P.E.R, to Echo Valley! A Battle of the Bands between The Animals and The Partridge Family! A dramatic reading from a Kool-Aid Man comic book. First appearance of the Strange Gum segment. An exciting bit of a Charlie Chan and the Chan Clan episode! Plus lots of great bubblegum music from Tommy James, The Monkees, Stamford Bridge, Sounds of Modification, The Ohio Express, Sound Laboratory, Fifth Estate, Mrs. Miller, The Cowsills, Staten Island Ferry, The Left Banke, and Candy!
Aug 24th, 2014 by echovalley
We explore the secret missing years of Jimmy Osmond, the
youngest and most mysterious of the Osmonds. We read from a book written
by Miss Susan Dey (Lori of The Partridge Family) that is for girls only!! A spotlight on Mungo Jerry,
a group with hits spanning five decades. A look at the new fall season
on ABC. And, as always, plenty of great bubblegum music from folks like The Hardy Boys, The Sands, The Partridge Family, The Brady Bunch, The Buckinghams, Third Rail, the Bubblegum, Candy Choir, Giorgio and The Fun and Games!
Aug 17th, 2014 by echovalley
It's back-to-basics, as this episode features bubblegum standards, a mini-tribute to The (animated) Hardy Boys band, a dramatic reading of an interview with The Brady Bunch's Robert Reed from The Television Scene (1972), the guilty secret about Ohio Express' and The Rare Breed's versions of Beg, Borrow and Steal, and plenty of great music from the likes of Ohio Express, The Bugaloos, Take That, Sha-Na-Na, Captain Groovy and His Bubblegum Army, Shaun Cassidy, The Hardy Boys, Josie and the Pussycats, The Brady Bunch, Tommy Roe, The Archies, Haley Mills, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Banana Splits, Terry Jacks and The Monkees!