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The Return of Bert and I (CD)

Also includes Bert and I Stem Inflation

CD, 35 Tracks, Humor

ISBN: 978-1-934031-10-0

Availability: In stock


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. The duo then made three more Bert and I albums. More Bert and I added 14 more stories, telling tales of New England characters and situations with extra-dry wit and subtle humor. This CD combines The Return of Bert and I (1972) and Bert and I Stem Inflation (1976). The 35 rib-tickling tracks include "Gagnon," "Harry Startles Wiscasset," and "Frost, You Say."

Track List for The Return of Bert and I:

  1. The Return of Bert and I 
  2. Directions 
  3. Gagnon 
  4. The Return of Virgil Bliss 
  5. Harry Sleeps at L.L. Bean 
  6. By a Fluke 
  7. The Silent Chain Saw 
  8. M'am Hacket's Compost Heap 
  9. At the Graveyard 
  10. The Stove with the Powerful Draft 
  11. The Captain and the Lady 
  12. The Chicken Truck 
  13. Harry Startles Wiscasset

Track List for Bert and I Stem Inflation:

  1. Bert and I Stem Inflation 
  2. No News 
  3. Bear in the Spring 
  4. The Pet Turkey 
  5. Too Late, Mr. Perkins 
  6. Texas vs. Maine 
  7. Frost, You Say? 
  8. Life Insurance 
  9. Lewis Bayard and the Judge 
  10. Bert and I and the Bricks 
  11. Bert and I Solve the Energy Crisis 
  12. Buryin'  
  13. The Whole Load 
  14. Suicide 
  15. The Insect Powder Agent  
  16. Cutler Harbor 
  17. Bear and the Slicker 
  18. Conversation on a Train 
  19. The Clam Quarter 
  20. Birth Control 
  21. Bottle Squatting 
  22. Harry Whitfield Flies to NY
The Return of Bert and I
Marshall Dodge

About this Author

Marshall "Mike" Dodge 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" hum



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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