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TITLE
Western Music And Variety
FORMAT
DVD

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DC 382DVD DC 382DVD
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RELEASE DATE
7/20/2009

"Following in the footsteps of celebrity Greats such as Telly Savalas and Leonard Nimoy, in 2008 'America's Funnyman' Neil Hamburger temporarily set aside his bag of laughs in order to entertain his audiences through the ancient medium of song. His well-received album Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners was followed up by a 9-city tour, at which Neil and his all-star band (including Prairie Prince of The Tubes, Atom Ellis of The New Cars and Dieselhed, and country guitar ace Dave Gleason) put on a nearly two hour long variety revue, chock full of music and the kind of laughs that Hamburger fans are accustomed to. The tour ended with an invitation-only Fourth of July gala event at Hollywood's famed Radio Recorders Recording Studio, Studio E, hosted by the infamous radio personality Dr. Demento. This legendary room was where Elvis recorded 'Jailhouse Rock' and All Shook Up,' Bobby Darin recorded 'Mack The Knife,' and Bing Crosby recorded 'White Christmas.' As luck would have it, within days of this performance, the property was shut down, locked and boarded up, with destruction imminent. Hollywood's longest-running (since 1933), most-historic recording studio is slated to be torn down to make room for a restaurant, can you imagine that? Thus this show, carefully captured on out-of-date film by a vagrant group of UCLA grads, takes on added historical significance. The film of the Radio Recorders gig, now titled Western Music and Variety, is an accurate, entertaining document of Neil Hamburger's foray into the world of Bakersfield-style country and western. In addition to three short sets of the jokes Hamburger built his reputation on, the film features the 'live and dirty' versions of many of the songs heard on his popular LP album, as well as a dramatic reading of The Bee Gees' 'I Started a Joke.' The DVD also includes plenty of bonus material to satisfy the entertainment needs of the financially-devastated consumer." 87 minutes, NTSC All-Region DVD.