Tales of... by Josh Alan Friedman
By Josh Alan Friedman
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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
||Clean#7: The Lullaby of Tiny Tim||A Divine Madman||11/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: Seymour the Kike||THE BRUTE PIMP OF WHITECHAPEL.||10/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: Keith Ferguson Remembers/Part 2||PACHUCO BLUES||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Keith Ferguson Remembers/Part 1||AUSTIN’S GREATEST FALLEN MUSIC HERO.||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Midnight Jerry Leiber/Part 2||IS THAT ALL THERE IS?||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: Midnight Jerry Leiber/Part 1||THE IRVING BERLIN OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL||9/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Almost George||BUT ALMOST DOESN’T COUNT.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTales of… Season Two Trailer||Josh's dead heroes. Interviews, memories and short stories. First up, A 20-year-old Josh auditions for Beatlemania in 1977. Coming September 20.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17: Josh in Times Square||SO LONG, SUCKER||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16: Old Flesh Agents||FROM SELTZER BOTTLES TO IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME.||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15: Gentle with the Girls||Freeing The Nipple From Sales Tax||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14: The Life||TIMES SQUARE CLEANS UP FOR PORN REBORN||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13: The Hooker Bus||A SAFE SPACE FOR SISTERS OF THE NIGHT||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12: The Princess of 42nd Street||CARUSO TIPPED HER $5||12/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11: The Man Who Booked the Movies||FROM CAGNEY TO KUNG FU.||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10: Uncle Lou’s Scrapbook||INNOCENT VICTIMS OF ADVERSITY.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9: Oh Susanna!||COPPING A FEEL IN TIMES SQUARE.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8: Holy Cross||THE CATHOLIC CHURCH VS. TIMES SQUARE||11/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7: King Heroin||THE TOAST OF BROADWAY.||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6: The Peeps||LIVE NUDE GIRLS 25¢||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5: Penny Arcade in Hell||WELCOME TO THE BOWELS OF 42ND STREET||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4: Raven||FROM HELLS ANGELS TO BURLESQUE.||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3: Mr. Burlesk||WELCOME TO THE BACK OFFICE OF THE MELODY BURLESK.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2: The Ghetto Avenger||TO HEAR IZZY GROVE IS TO UNDERSTAND DAMON RUNYON. UNERSTAND.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1: Pee Wee||PEE WEE MARQUETTE WAS THE CAUSTIC M.C. AT HISTORIC JAZZ CLUB, BIRDLAND, DURING THE '40S AND '50S.||9/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Hurry...Bring on Episode 2.
Great True Stories documented and narrated by a Great story teller, Josh Alan. I loved reading Josh Alan's autobiographical novel "Black Cracker ". So, it is no surprise to me how much I enjoyed this 1st Episode of "Tales of Times Square". BTW, the intro music is Josh, himself, singing and strumming his guitar.
Take a walk around old Times Square
A fascinating collection of stories from a time and place that no longer exists. Josh Alan Friedman takes you on a gritty journey to meet the kind of folks that you definitely don't want to bring home to mother -- peep show girls, burlesque dancers, mop boys, midgets, and ministers -- and peels back the stereotypes to meet the real people underneath these sordid professions.
The companion piece to his seminal book Tales of Times Square, this podcast unearths the original audio recordings of Friedman's interviews with the inhabitants of "the sleaziest block in town."
So grab a mop and a bucket, some ear muffs for the kids, and enjoy the ride back in Time(s).
Season 2 opens with a bang, shot right out of a cannon. I look forward to the next episodes.