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Bert and I . . . And Other Stories from Down East (CD)

CD, 22 Tracks, Humor

ISBN: 978-1-934031-26-1



About this Book:

The iconic "Bert and I" stories were first created by Yale University students Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan in the late 1950s and performed around campus. The two amateur storytellers soon recorded a short 10-inch album of 11 stories for friends and family, but ultimately pressed just a few hundred. However, growing popularity prompted them in 1958 to record and release the seminal commercial album of New England humor and storytelling – Bert and I . . .  And Other Stories from Down East.

Featuring 19 stories, the album depicted Maine fishermen and woodsmen with dry, classic humor and set the tone of direction of the genre for decades. More than 50 years later, their milestone album has been digitally remastered for the special CD edition, which also includes three bonus stories taken from the private 10-incher that preceded the first commercial record. These three stories either did not appear on the commercial album or were changed. Eventually, Dodge and Bryan recorded three more "Bert and I" albums together and remain the godfathers of Down East humor.

Track List for Bert and I . . . And Other Stories from Down East:

  1. Bert and I 
  2. Kenneth Fowler Goes Hunting 
  3. Camden Pierce Goes to New York 
  4. The Sassage 
  5. The Lighter-than-Air Balloon 
  6. Which Way to East Vassalboro? 
  7. Which Way to Millinocket? 
  8. The Long Hill 
  9. The Liar 
  10. Mad Dog 
  11. Down East Socialism
  12. Down East Religion 
  13. Albert's Moose 
  14. Virgil Bliss 
  15. Chester Coomb's Firstborn 
  16. Arnold Bunker Testifies 
  17. The Body in the Kelp 
  18. The Long Fezzle 
  19. Harry Whitfield's Trip 
  20. Bonus: Bert and I (Alt.) 
  21. Bonus: Effie and the Iron Lung 
  22. Bonus: A Fair Trade
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Marshall Dodge

About this Author

Marshall "Mike" Dodge (1935-1982) stands undeniably as a godfather of Down East humor, bringing an energy and imagination to the stage that took him from a small Connecticut studio to his standing as the premier "New



Robert Bryan

About this Author

Robert Bryan helped launch Bert and I with Dodge in part by drawing upon his memories from childhood summers spent at his beloved Tunk Lake, where he was fascinated by the area's stories and storytellers. Lik



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