Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Stars of "Gentle Ben": The Bear Facts

This is an odd little album from 1969. You remember the show "Gentle Ben" about a boy and his bear and the adventures they had? (Yeah, I know there's more to it than that, but that's about all I remember about it!) Well, apparently in one episode the boy (Clint Howard) had to sing a song. Everybody thought this was fun so somebody in the cast (Dennis Weaver is given the credit or blame as the case may be) thought it would be neat for the entire cast to do a record, and here it is! Featured on the album is Dennis Weaver, Beth Brickell, Clint Howard, Rance Howard, and Candy Candido (the guy who's the "voice" of Gentle Ben), as well as the Good Time People singing songs especially written for the record. Now it says "The Good Time People" over the cast's picture on the back cover, but the GTP's sound like studio singers to me. Anyway, this is a fun little record and I hope you enjoy it!

Here's the track list:

  1. Good Time Comin - Good Time People

  2. Cobwebs of Your Mind - Dennis Weaver

  3. Whatchamacallit - Rance Howard and Clint Howard

  4. Love Is a Circus - Beth Brickell

  5. I Love to Eat - Candy Candido

  6. Feels So Good (To Be Together) - Beth Brickell

  7. Days Like These - Dennis Weaver

  8. Two By Two - Candy Candido

  9. Don't Cry Little Gator - Rance Howard

  10. I Am the Way I Am - Clint Howard
Click here or here to download!

1 comment:

Old Pybus said...

Isn't Clint Howard Ron Howard's brother?