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The Return of Bert and I (CD)

CD, 13 Tracks, Humor

ISBN: 978-1-944762-29-2

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 13 stories, the album depicts Maine fishermen and woodsmen with dry, classic humor and set the tone of direction of the genre for decades. The 13 rib-tickling tracks include "Gagnon" and "Harry Startles Wiscasset."

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

The Return of Bert and I (CD)
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 (1931-2018) helped launch Bert and I with Marshall 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



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