"My name is Marshall Dodge. I am going to tell you some Maine stories. Some of them have been told to me, some I have come upon in books, and some I have made up myself. All of the stories reflect the spirit of old Maine and all are stories, not jokes – they end gently with a poke, rather than a punch. And most have a message that lives on through many tellings." This wonderful CD captures the magic of a Marshall Dodge performance. It was originally recorded at the University of Maine in the fall of 1977. All tracks on this CD were digitally remastered in 2008 for improved audio quality. Stories include "Set 'er Again" and "One Heckuva Draft."
Bert and I On Stage
Performed by Marshall Dodge
Publication Date: 2006 (Islandport edition)
Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.0 x .50
Shipping Weight: 0.19 lbs.
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 England" humorist of his era, before he was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver in Hawaii in 1982. He was just 45. Mike was born in New York, attended high school in New Hampshire (where he first heard "Down East humor"), and graduated from Yale, where he studied philosophy. It was at Yale in 1958 that he and Bob Bryan cut the first Bert and I album and launched what is now a Maine icon.