Season 2 Finale! Live from Jingle Jangle in the Jungle, Kid Bubblegum's long-awaited 3-day outdoor bubblegum concert! Was the Kid's faith in the magic of bubblegum rewarded? No matter what happens, it's bound to be a joyous sunshiny love-fest in the sapodilla fields near Indian Lake on the outskirts of Echo Valley! During any downtime between performances, we'll play the top 10 favorite bubblegum songs of all time as voted on by bubblegum fans! Enjoy the great music of The Partridge Family, The Monkees, The Ohio Express, The Archies, The Fun and Games, The Sands, Crazy Elephant, Captain Groovy and His Bubblegum Army, The Cuff Links, Majic Ship, and The American Machine.
We watch Boyce and Hart on TV's I Dream of Jeannie! A final update on Jingle Jangle in the Jungle, Kid Bubblegum's three-day bubblegum music extravaganza; will it happen!? Spotlight on the Kids from C.A.P.E.R.! Dramatic reading from an Avengers novel! We remember the Kids from Fame! Barbara Eden sings with Dawn (without Tony Orlando). Already been chewed gum from Layng Martine, Jr! Super-catchy rarity from Lally Stott! Plenty of great bubblegum music from Patrick MacNee and Diana Rigg, The Klowns, Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The American Breed, Lou Christie, The Groovie Goolies, Paul Revere and the Raiders and The Love Affair!
An extra dose of sunshine brightens this episode! A dramatic reading from a chapter book about The Osmond Brothers and the "New Pop Scene"! Another Echo Valley Sad Song Marathon! Movie star Kurt Russell sings Bobby Sherman! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Hardy Boys, Jonathan King, The Archies, The Banana Splits, Blue Mink, St. David's Row, Beano, Arkade, Austin Roberts, Bobby Goldsboro, Sweet Salt, Sweet Basil, The Osmonds, and The Bottom Line!
There was a time when you could cut out a picture of a record from the back of a cereal box and it would play on a phonograph like a real record! We celebrate those sweet and sugary cereal box records of the bubblegum era! Great music from The Archies, The Monkees, Bobby Sherman, The Jackson 5 and The Sugar Bears! Plus a dramatic reading of the back of a cereal box (of course)! Lots of rarities and hard-to-find collectibles on this special episode of Echo Valley!
The Flying Nun Sings! A dramatic reading from a Kojak novel! A Double Bubble from The Bugaloos! We get an update on Jingle Jangle in the Jungle, Kid Bubblegum's big outdoor bubblegum concert! Discover England's Chris Andrews! A Bubblegum Hall of Fame Classic from The Strangeloves! And plenty more great bubblegum music from Lancelot Link and The Evolution Revolution , Telly Savalas, Disneyland, Bobby Sherman, Real McCoy, Crazy Elephant, Ohio Express, The Monkees, Tommy Roe, Mumma Bear, Normand Gelinas, Sandwich and The Banana Splits!
Micky Dolenz' new take on a bubblegum classic! A legendary version of Peter's voice-changing Brady Bunch hit! Fonzie sings (sort of)! A dramatic reading from a Henry Winkler biography! Elvis Presley on Echo Valley!? We spotlight the bubblegum sensibilities of current Grammy-nominated group, The Lumineers! With all that, there's still room for plenty of great bubblegum music from Electric Flag, Hardy Boys, The Archies, ABBA, Alan Copeland and his Orchestra, The Sugar Bears, Neil Diamond, Ohio Express, Linzer and Randell, The New Society and Jay and the Techniques!
A bundle of bubblegum fun! Spotlight on loveable tyke Rodney Allen Rippy. Dramatic reading from Scooby-Doo Goes to the Zoo! The Echo Valley Time Machine takes us to the birth of lollipop bubblegum! A double bubble with The James Boys! A bluesy rock take on a 1910 Fruitgum Company classic! Plenty of great bubblegum music from the Harlem Globetrotters, Tommy James, Ohio Express, The Chordettes, Flash, Barry Blue, All Star United, Billy and the Essentials, The Sands, Daddy Dewdrop, Crazy Elephant, and The Zig-Zag People!
Our Season 2 Echo Valley Christmas Special celebrates family Christmases with The Cowsills, the Partridge Family, The Waltons, Kristy and Jimmy McNichol and The Archies! A dramatic reading from a holiday issue of a Partridge Family comic book! Debut of the Echo Valley Children's Christmas Choir! Plenty of great holiday bubblegum pop from The Jackson 5, the Brady Bunch, Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Popcorn Rebellion, Sultan of Ping, Wind with Tony Orlando, and Chipper!
Kurt Russell Sings! Remember the American Juniors?! Meet some Hobbits! Discover Pop Workshop! Dramatic reading from a Hot Wheels comic book! Plenty of great bubblegum music from Nicole Westbrook, Ohio Express, Josie and the Pussycats, The Cowsills, Rick Springfield, The Osmonds, The Biggles, and Ray Stevens!
As a teenager, Professor Bubblegum interned at radio station WBBG-AM in Echo Valley. Imagine if we could hear his first hour on the air, November 2, 1968! Ever wondered what it was like for the future mayor (and Head Librarian) in those early days, as he discovered and began to fall in love with bubblegum pop? Well, wonder no more! You read that right! To celebrate the spectacularly groovy occasion of our 50th episode, we are excited to share this vintage recording of His Honor Rufus "Tommy" Gumm, his first day on the air! Our deepest gratitude goes to an anonymous fan who must have recorded this off the radio almost 50 years ago! Thank you, sir or madame! Happy 50th! (We apologize for the low sound quality which was characteristic of the medium at that time.)
Welcome Kaptain Kool and the Kongs, hosts of The Krofft Supershow, to Echo Valley! Meet Tony Ronald! Enjoy a reading from an Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan comic book! Jeff Barry songs from the Harlem Globetrotters, The Illusion, Jay and the Americans and Andy Kim! Plenty more great bubblegum music from Tommy Roe, The Banana Splits, The Beau Brummelstones, Bobby Sherman, The Brotherhood, Arthur Conley and The Lemon Pipers!
A little something for everyone! A tribute to The Jackson 5 with a little help from Sonny and Cher! We read love letters to you from Paul Revere and the Raiders thanks to 16 Magazine! Discover the British bubblegum super-group seldom heard in the US, Blue Mink! An update on Kid Bubblegum and his efforts to create some sort of bubblegum Woodstock in the middle of the sapadilla orchard by Indian Lake! Plenty of great bubblegum music from Jimmy Osmond, Banaroo, American Breed, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Newbeats, Lulu, The Archies, The Bugaloos, Christopher, and Daddy Dewdrop!
Jam-packed with so many surprises! Who sings the Brady Bunch Theme in Season 1? A dramatic reading from a Keith Partridge, Master Spy novel! A Jack Wild Double Bubble. The Muppet Show with Bernadette Peters ("15 seconds to curtain, Miss Peters!"). A tribute to The Peppermint Trolley Company! A salute to our new neighbor, Mystery Neon! Strange Gum with Julie London! Unpleasantness from a censored Brady Bunch episode! And music with very high LK/HGII's (Little-known-compared-to-how-great-it-is ratio) from The Shades, The Sugar Bears, The Young Turks, Andy Kim, Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Music Explosion, Hot Wheels, Tommy Roe, Keith, The Freerose Corporation and The Cordells!
A tribute to Leif Garrett! The Harlem Globetrotters meet Snow White! The official dog of Echo Valley, the beagle! Plenty of great bubblegum music from Giorgio, The Partridge Family, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The Beagles, The Royal Guardsmen, Tommy Roe, Tommy James, The Kids from C.A.P.E.R., Reunion, Johnny Whitaker, The Royal Host, Lt. Garcia's Magic Music Box, The Magid (sic) Triplets, Mark Gutkowski and The Hardy Boys!
A day at the beach with some great bubblegum beach music! A dramatic reading from a Laurie Partridge comic book! A tribute to lady songwriter Carol Connors! Plenty of fun sandy bubblegum from folks like The Beach Boys, The Cowsills, The Ramones, The Hardy Boys, The First Class, The Hondells, The Archies, The Love Generation, The Partridge Family, Annette Funnicello, Typically Tropical, The Ohio Express and The 1910 Fruitgum Co.
Butch Patrick sings! The LSD inspired secret origins of Nancy Sinatra's Sugar Town! Dramatic reading from a Banana Splits comic book! Seldom heard Ron "Archie" Dante songs! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Sweet, Tommy James, The Archies, The Ohio Express, Shirley Ellis, The Banana Splits, Ram Jam, New Dream, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Jackson Five, The Jaggerz and The 1910 Fruitgum Company!