We focus on the animated Hardy Boys' Saturday morning bubblegum band! Did you know that Frank Hardy was a member of The Grass Roots? Political bubblegum with Boyce and Hart and The Brady Bunch's Eve Plumb. A dramatic reading from a Hardy Boys comic book! Plenty of great bubblegum pop with The Archies, Ohio Express, The Fun and Games, The Strangeloves, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Love Generation, Teresa Brewer, Alan Blakely, Soulful Dynamics, and The Grass Roots.
A look at the bubblegum world of Tony Orlando! Paul Revere and the Raiders first record! The Archies' Ron Dante helps launch the career of teen supergroup wannabe, Silvermoon! A dramatic reading from For Teens Only magazine, 1968! A rare record from Rare Breed! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from The Harlem Globetrotters, Tony Orlando and Dawn, The Silvermoon, Wind, Andy and David Williams, Boyce and Hart, The Music Explosion, The Archies, Bobby Sherman, Ashton, Gardner and Dyke, 1910 Fruitgum Company, The Ohio Express, and Joey and the Continentals!
Songs from three different versions of Josie and the Pussycats! Spotlight on The Sugar Bears! A dramatic reading from a Ding Dong School book! New bubblegum from The Monkees!Two different bands, two different song titles, same Ron Dante, same song? Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Giorgio, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Salt Water Taffy, The Cuff Links, Two Dollar Question, The Wombles, Union Express, Miss Francis, Kenny O'Dell, Hollywood Players, Tammy and the Lords of Misrule, and St. Christopher's Gregorian Chant!
Spotlight on the cartoon bubblegum group, The Cattanooga Cats! Lee Majors sings of Steve Austin's love for Jaime Summers! A dramatic reading of a Bionic Woman comic book! The secret origin of Do Wah Diddy! A groovy Ron Dante song you've never heard before! Plenty of great bubblegum pop music from Boyce and Hart, Giorgio, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Ron Albanese, Phil Harris, The Cowsills, Jeffreys, Rock Candy Mountain (Joey Levine), Bill Amesbury and Manfred Mann!
Mrs. Professor Bubblegum declares this the best Echo Valley Christmas Special ever! Barbie and Ken celebrate a Barbie Christmas! Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!, A big gift box full of bubblegum music from David Cassidy, The Archies, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Neil Diamond, Bobby Sherman, Sally Field, Ricky Segall, Banaroo, Chris and Peter Allen, Johnnie and the High Keys, The Rocky Fellers, The Rockfield Chorale, Roy Winters, Ronny and the Daytonas, Linn Sheldon and Showaddywaddy!
Hear the fabled Danny Bonaduce album! Danny Bonaduce played Danny Partridge on The Partridge Family. He could not sing. So, true to the philosophy of bubblegum pop, he got his own solo album! We explore this album of strange gum and discover its links to The Brady Bunch, The Kids from Fame, Barbra Streisand, disco and even The Door's Jim Morrison! Of course, the history of rock and roll always comes back to bubblegum. We also get some bubblegum music from the Rock 'n' Roll Dubble Bubble Trading Card Co., David Cassidy, and Bruce Roberts (whoever that is).
Kid Bubblegum searches through the archives for true Partridge Family Rarities, like the fabled unreleased demos, music from the animated Partridge Family 2200, and, rarest of all, the legendary Danny Bonaduce solo album! Does it even exist? What will Kid Bubblegum find?! The secret origin of Daddy Dewdrop's Chick-a-Boom! A dramatic reading from a Bugaloos comic book! Is there such a thing as Beatles' bubblegum?! And plenty of great and gummy tunes by The Archies, Carole King, Sha Na Na, The Bugaloos, Apache Dropout, Bruce Roberts, and Peter's Pipers!
Gum that's "Too Big Uh Eat" from Rodney Allen Rippy! A recycling comic book hero! Learn about Sonny Curtis, of whom you have never heard! A Double Bubble from The Cryan Shames! Plenty of pop music candy from The Strangeloves, Stan Freberg, Donna Lynn, Andy and David Williams, The Brady Bunch Kids, Ohio Express, 1910 Fruitgum Company, Sammy Davis, Jr.,The Cattanooga Cats, Barry Gibb, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Chords, and Tony Christie!
Spider-man sings and sounds like The Archies! A dramatic reading from a terrifying Partridge Family novel! A reminder of the greatness that is David Hasselhoff! A bubblegum song from 1904?! Lots of great bubblegum pop from Boyce and Hart, Shawn, Lancelot Link and the Evolution Revolution, The Ohio Express, Robin McNamara, The Angels, Tommy Roe, The Five Americans, The Teens, Carnival Connection, Bob Roberts, The Fortunes, Ron Dante as The Amazing Spider-man, The Chan Clan, Spare Change and David Antrell!
A new season and a new attitude! We celebrate the return of The Monkees! Learn what makes The Cowsills angry! Giorgio in Italian! Plenty of great bubblegum music from The Hardy Boys, Beano, The Archies, The Ohio Express, Robin McNamara, Josie and the Pussycats, Bobby Sherman, Jamie Kaye, Morocco, The Robert E. Lee Brigade, and The Gentle Touch!
The evolution of the bubblegum pop sound from the Platinum Age (1904-1950) to the Atomic Age (1950-1966) to the Golden Age (1966-1970)! A scholarly definition of bubblegum music! Bubblegum is the basic sound of rock'n' roll – minus the rage, fear, and violence, wrote legendary rock critic Lester Bangs, and we follow the growth of that basic sound through almost 150 bubblegum songs from Bob Roberts' "The Woodchuck Song" in 1904 to The Partridge Family's "I Think I Love You" in 1970 and everything in between!
We are getting nostalgic as we wait for episode #100, which arrives in a few weeks! To help us chew gum while we wait, let's relive the legendary Best of Season 1, and fondly remember the joy and beauty of poor sound quality! In this clip show, we counted down the most popular bubblegum records, joined in the debate about the biggest bubblegum hit, and discovered the secret origin of The Partridge Family!
As we continue our celebration and anticipation for the upcoming Echo Valley #100, enjoy the greatest hits of Echo Valley Season 2! We've gathered our favorite bits and pieces from the legendary second season! Many think of it as the BEST season. Great bubblegum music from The Partridge Family, The Sugar Bears, The Hot Wheels, The Harlem Globetrotters and much, much more!
A clip show featuring the best parts of Season 3! A Top 10 count down of the most popular bubblegum songs from Season 3! How did Sinatra's Strangers in the Night influence bubblegum music? Magazine articles full of groovy dating advice! What do the Cowsills hate about girls? A spotlight on the first bubblegum band in history, The Comedian Harmonists! And plenty of great bubblegum pop!
We look back over Season 4! A countdown of the Top 10 most played bubblegum songs from the season! We celebrate the most interesting and entertaining moments! How did we survive a season of Echo Valley without Kid Bubblegum?!
It's the Season 4 Finale! A final choice is made to replace Kid Bubblegum as Echo Valley intern! A reading from a Partridge Family novel! A visit to the Groovie Goolies' garden! Bobby Sherman on the Sonny and Cher Show! Some platinum age gum from the Hoosier Hot Shots, The season ends on an optimistic note with plenty of great bubblegum from The Archies, Flying Machine, The Jackson 5, The DeFranco Family, The Partridge Family, Barry Williams, Four Jacks and a Jill, Johnny Cymbal (as Brother John), The Greenbeats, Yellow Balloon, Amboy Dukes, Bruce Roberts, and Paul Williams!
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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!
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!
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!
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 Kasenetz-Katz 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 Ronald!