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by Eduard Strauss. An article he wrote for the March–April 1957 issue of MAD, "The Night People vs Creeping Meatballism", described the differences between what he considered to be "day people" (conformists) and "night people" (nonconformists). By bringing an American point of view to listeners on the East coast and around the U.S. through N.P.R. Novelist Bergmann (Rio Amazonas) interviewed 32 people who knew Shepherd or were influenced by him and listened to hundreds of broadcast tapes, inserting transcripts of Shepherd's own words into a "biographical framework" of exhaustive research. PBS aired several television movies based on Shepherd stories, also featuring the Parker family. During World War II, he served stateside in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. [18], When he was about to be released by WOR in 1956 for lack of sponsors, he did a commercial for "Sweetheart Soap", not a sponsor, and was immediately fired. Griffith explained, "The inspiration—just plucking random memories from my childhood, as I'm wont to do in my Sunday strip (also a way to expand beyond Zippy)—and Shep was a big part of them". Join 6,442 readers in helping fund MetaFilter. However, he did not assume the position permanently until Shepherd and Ernie Kovacs had co-hosted the show. [10] After a stint on television there, he returned to radio. One striking program recounted his participation in the March on Washington in August 1963, during which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, and another program that aired on November 25, 1963, covered the burial day of President John F. Kennedy. In 2005, Shepherd was posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame, and in November 2013, he was posthumously inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame. The theme song of his show was "Bahn Frei!" Randall Shepherd describes his father as having frequently come home late or not at all. Jean Parker Shepherd Jr. (July 26, 1921 – October 16, 1999) was an American storyteller, humorist, radio and TV personality, writer, and actor. [19][20] Eventually, he attracted more sponsors than he wanted—the commercials interrupted the flow of his monologues. "Baby Sitting Interferes". he became part of Americana and our history. The 1930 Federal Census Record for Hammond, Indiana, indicates that Jean's father did work for a dairy company. . The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd by Eugene B. Country - Paru le 12 février 2016 | X Select Records, Musique vocale (profane et sacrée) - Paru le 27 mai 2015 | Music Manager. Early in his career, Shepherd had a television program on WLW-TV in Cincinnati called Rear Bumper. Into the Unknown with Jazz Music, featured his short comments interspersed with jazz pieces composed by Mitch Leigh and Art Harris. However, all other decennial federal and state census records, as well as other official documents such as death certificates, indicate that Emmett and Flora were born in Indiana. [33], Shepherd maintained his interest in amateur radio throughout his life. Thanks, Karl. "Radio Features Scheduled on the Airwaves Today". His live shows were a perennial favorite[citation needed] at Rutgers to wildly enthusiastic standing-room-only crowds, and Fairleigh Dickinson Universities (he often referred to the latter as "Fairly Ridiculous University" on his WOR show). This may well have not been true, but Shepherd's ink drawings do adorn some of his published writings, and a number of previously unknown ones were sold on eBay from his former wife Lois Nettleton's collection after her death in 2008. He also wrote and narrated many works, the most famous being the 1983 MGM feature film A Christmas Story, which is now considered a holiday classic. [35] His father was a cashier at the Borden Milk Company. Creeping Meatballism", March/April 1957), and introductions for books such as The America of George Ade, American Snapshots, and the 1970 reprint of the 1929 Johnson Smith Catalogue.[24]. He used a somewhat similar format for the New Jersey Network TV show Shepherd's Pie. He was often referred to by the nickname Shep. As a youth, he worked briefly as a mail carrier in a steel mill and earned his amateur radio license (W9QWN) at age 16, sometimes claiming he was even younger. His listeners besieged WOR with complaints, and when Sweetheart offered to sponsor him, he was reinstated. Eight record albums of live and studio performances of Shepherd's were released between 1955 and 1975. "New Station Planned with Farm Owners; To be Nation's Third". Some of those situations were incorporated into his movies and television fictional stories. Le Championnat du monde de vitesse moto 1962 est la quatorzième saison de vitesse moto organisée par la FIM. On some of his broadcasts, he played parts of recordings of such novelty songs as "The Bear Missed the Train" (a parody of the Yiddish ballad "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen") and "The Sheik of Araby". "Shepherd: Actor, Humorist, Writer . Throughout his radio career, he performed entirely without scripts. The childhood friends included in many of his stories were people he claimed to have invented, yet high-school yearbooks and numerous other sources confirm that many of them, including school buddies "Flick" and "Schwartz", did indeed exist. Tous les albums de l'interprète Jean Shepard à télécharger et à écouter en haute qualité. He performed before sold-out audiences at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall. The network was certain Paar would hold out for a role in prime time, but he accepted the late-night assignment. That was when he started complaining about "too many commercials". The particular version Shepherd used was a recording by Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, with arrangement by Peter Bodge, released in April 1946 by RCA Victor-Red Seal. Adams, Magee (November 2, 1948). On many of the Public TV shows he wrote, directed, and edited entire shows. Staff (March 6, 1953). Shepherd preferred the engineer to watch and listen to his stories. The most famous[15] stunt was a hoax he created about a nonexistent book, I, Libertine, by a fake author "Frederick R. Ewing", in 1956. Shepherd wrote a series of humorous short stories about growing up in northwest Indiana and its steel towns, many of which were first told by him on his programs and then published in Playboy. [32] He died in a hospital in nearby Fort Myers, Florida, in 1999 of natural causes. "Jean Shepherd in TV Debut". [41], Not to be confused with American country music singer, CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (. Whitaker, John (November 19, 1946). Shepherd improvised spoken-word narration for the title track on jazz musician Charles Mingus's 1957 album The Clown. Bergmann.[24]. That left little time to load the turntables and cue the appropriate cuts. Marshall McLuhan in Understanding Media wrote that Shepherd "regards radio as a new medium for a new kind of novel that he writes nightly. Shepard was the spiritual grandfather of almost everyone I have ever admired on the radio. His friend and WOR colleague Barry Farber marveled at how he could talk so long with so few notes. "New Series for Shepherd". Jean Shepherd had two children, a son Randall, and a daughter Adrian, with his second wife Joan, but he publicly denied this, including in his last will and testament, executed some five months prior to his death. The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd was published in 2005, Publishers Weekly reviewed: This prismatic portrait affirms Shepherd's position as one of the 20th century's great humorists. Born in 1921 on the south side of Chicago, Illinois, Shepherd briefly lived in East Chicago, Indiana, and was raised in Hammond, Indiana, where he graduated from Hammond High School in 1939. He sporadically attended Indiana University, but never graduated. All were narrated by Shepherd, but otherwise featured different casts. According to this record, Jean Sr, Anna, Jean Jr, and Randall were all born in Illinois, and Jean Sr's parents (Emmett and Flora) were born in Kansas. (Opus Books, August 2013). Anna's parents, August and Katherine, were born in Germany. Three large turntables were available to play them in sequence. on the front page alone? In addition to his stories, his shows also contained humorous anecdotes and commentaries about the human condition, observations about New York City life, accounts of vacations in Maine, and travels throughout the world. Smith, Cecil (February 9, 1985). The show was one of WBAI's most popular of the period. [23] His final radio gig was the Sunday-night radio show Shepherd's Pie on WBAI in the mid-1990s, which had him reading his stories uncut, uninterrupted, and unabridged. Addeddate 2007-03-17 06:53:03 Audio_type Mixed(talk and music) Date_created 1968 External_metadata_update 2019-04-05T01:06:20Z First_published radio Identifier JeanShepherd1968 Is_clip false Mature_content false Other_copyright_holders false Postedby ShepFan. [27] [2] He claimed that he was recommended to replace the resigning Steve Allen on NBC's Tonight Show. In an interview with New York magazine, Steely Dan's Donald Fagen says that the eponymous figure from his solo album The Nightfly was based on Jean Shepherd. The 1930 census record (which misspells the last name as "Shephard" when searching) lists these family members: Jean Shepherd, age 30, head; Anna Shepherd, age 30, wife; Jean Shepherd Jr, age 8, son; and Randall Shepherd, age 6, son. Though he primarily spent his radio career playing music, New York Top-40 DJ Dan Ingram has acknowledged Shepherd's style as an influence. He confirmed the importance of Shepherd on his career. This arrangement recast the 19th-century polka from one relating to travel by train to a fast-tempo piece directed to horses and a race track, principally achieved by opening with a well-known bugle call named "Call to the Post. Jean Shepherd, radio, humor, comedy, brass figlagee. "Tuesday Radio Programs". "Radio Highlights". In late 1960 and early 1961, he did a weekly television show, Inside Jean Shepherd, on WOR (channel 9) in New York, but it did not last long. "[37] In the Seinfeld season-six DVD set, commenting on the episode titled "The Gymnast", Jerry Seinfeld said, "He really formed my entire comedic sensibility—I learned how to do comedy from Jean Shepherd. 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