Monday, January 01, 2007

Edgar Bergen: Laugh and Learn! Lessons in Ventriloquism

Hello again! Sorry about the delay in getting a new album here for you. Between having family staying at our house for the holidays, scrambling to find a new file host, and beginning to transfer old files over before the current ones disappear, it's been pretty hectic!

Anyway, this features Edgar Bergen and his buddies Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. In it Bergen gives tips on learning to talk without moving your lips, throwing your voice, and on the kind of material to use for your act. This is a neat old record, and I hope you like it!

(And I apologize for the condition of the album cover. I haven't learned how to edit my pictures yet, and I wanted to get some more stuff on here before you guys gave up on me!)
UPDATE: SonicBlu sent me a better cover image for this, so that's the one I'm using now. Note that the cover image in the zip file is the old scribbled-on one, so do a right-click on the image above and "Save Image As..", and you can use this nice cover too! Thanks SonicBlu!!

Click here or here or here to download!


Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this one. I look through blogs like yours for stuff that suits my fancy, but I can honestly say that this is something I have been actively searching out for years now! A bit of history for your readers, my childhood copy of this record--now sitting in a box of childrens' records lost somewhere in my parents' house--came with a lifesize Charlie McCarthy ventriloquist doll, that was ordered from a JC Penney's catalog or something. Pretty neat! Thanks again, and God bless you!

Bob Haldeman said...

I wanted The Osmond Brothers Phase III album for Christmas. What do I get instead? This album!!! is there no justice??

Sid said...

Seems odd to learn ventriloquism from Edgar Bergen. He was lousy at it but he was a genius. How many people in that line of occupation could pull off having a weekly radio show?

Anonymous said...


Cleaning out our grandmom's stuff, we found this album, if you are interested in purchasing etc, email

Eric said...

God, I had this record as a kid, wore it out trying to "throw my voice"...thanks for sharing!