Tales of... by Josh Alan Friedman show

Tales of... by Josh Alan Friedman

Summary: TALES OF. . . MY DEAD HEROES is the second season of podcasts from Josh Alan Friedman. But DEAD is a politically incorrect term. Their songs and books and records resonate everywhere, and if you haven’t heard their actual voices, pull up a chair and listen. Novelist Mario Puzo, songwriters Jerry Leiber (Leiber & Stoller) and Doc Pomus, Broadway composer Cy Coleman, original Thunderbirds bassist Keith Ferguson, Atlantic Records producer Joel Dorn, Tiny Tim. . . . And check out TALES OF TIMES SQUARE: THE TAPES. This 17-episodes series captures the voices of Lost New York. Old fighters, strippers, burly-Q men, peep show girls, cops and the priest who tried to save them. Come bend your ear. www.blackcracker.fm

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 #15: The Fall of Al Goldstein/Part 2 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:36

The Great Pornographer went from Upper East Side family man/pornographer-next-door to Bowery bum. The First Amendment hero became destitute. But he never lost his appetite for pussy and past

 #14: The Fall of Al Goldstein/Part 1 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 21:55

The Great Pornographer Gets Screwed - Creator of Screw and Midnight Blue, Al Goldstein liberated sex from the shadows of shame & illegal obscenity. He had no idea what it would lead to today. In his era, the sexual revolution was a cry for liberation.

 #13: Mel Shestack: Magazine Management Trickster | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: Unknown

A legend among his peers at the old men’s adventure magazines, Mel Shestack made people believe the impossible. And anyone who fell for his “gentle cons” felt privileged afterwards.

 #12: Jack Bruce Follows His Own Path | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: Unknown

Jack Bruce reinvented the bass guitar and wrote spectacular songs. Cream lasted a mere three years. But he remained a working musician first and disregarded the pretense of rock stardom.

 #11: Cy Coleman: Broadway Jazz Maestro | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: Unknown

Cy Coleman wrote the scores to a dozen legendary Broadway musicals. But he was a jazz pianist first, and virtually invented the sophisticated Culture of New York cocktail jazz in the 1950’s.

 #10: Mario Puzo | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: Unknown

My father hired Mario Puzo as associate editor at Magazine Management at 655 Madison Avenue in 1960. While working there, Puzo would write his great novel about Hell’s Kitchen, The Fortunate Pilgrim. And then at age 49, break out with the most successful novel in history—The Godfather.

 #10: Mario Puzo | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: Unknown

My father hired Mario Puzo as associate editor at Magazine Management at 655 Madison Avenue in 1960. While working there, Puzo would write his great novel about Hell’s Kitchen, The Fortunate Pilgrim. And then at age 49, break out with the most successful novel in history—The Godfather.

 #9: The Masked Announcer – Joel Dorn | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 22:00

Joel Dorn was one of the last record producers standing from the old music biz. When the new industry pushed him out in the 1980s, he bounced back with the creation of CD box sets. “Don’t give me that ‘Hey, baby’ sh*t,” he said. “I invented it.”

 #9: The Masked Announcer – Joel Dorn | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 22:00

Joel Dorn was one of the last record producers standing from the old music biz. When the new industry pushed him out in the 1980s, he bounced back with the creation of CD box sets. “Don’t give me that ‘Hey, baby’ sh*t,” he said. “I invented it.”

 #8: Lou Reed – A Foul and Bitter Interview | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 40:53

A FOUL AND BITTER INTERVIEW WITH LOU REED - Ugly People Got No Reason To Live - As a new, 22-year-old writer for The SoHo News in 1978, I was sent out to interview Lou Reed. He gave the nastiest interview of his life. Then demanded it be printed verbatim.

 #8: Lou Reed – A Foul and Bitter Interview | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 40:53

A FOUL AND BITTER INTERVIEW WITH LOU REED - Ugly People Got No Reason To Live - As a new, 22-year-old writer for The SoHo News in 1978, I was sent out to interview Lou Reed. He gave the nastiest interview of his life. Then demanded it be printed verbatim.

 #7: The Lullaby of Tiny Tim | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:37

The Lullaby of Tiny Tim - A DIVINE MADMAN - Tiny Tim lived in his own bubble with angelic girls dancing in the clouds, while 1920’s Broadway lullabies played on harps. He became the biggest fad of 1968. But his lifelong dedication to early 20th century music was without equal.

 #7: The Lullaby of Tiny Tim | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:37

The Lullaby of Tiny Tim - A DIVINE MADMAN - Tiny Tim lived in his own bubble with angelic girls dancing in the clouds, while 1920’s Broadway lullabies played on harps. He became the biggest fad of 1968. But his lifelong dedication to early 20th century music was without equal.

 #6: Seymour the Kike | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:33

The 19th century life model for anti-Semitic caricatures was quite a guy. Except I made him up. And he now joins the cast of this season’s Dead Heroes. Episode Playlist The Worst, Bela’s Funeral Dirge heard in this episode.

 #6: Seymour the Kike | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:33

The 19th century life model for anti-Semitic caricatures was quite a guy. Except I made him up. And he now joins the cast of this season’s Dead Heroes. Episode Playlist The Worst, Bela’s Funeral Dirge heard in this episode.

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