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Hey, this evening sister sent me a link to a random world's fair sound clip she found on one of her favorite websites.

what it is is Jean Shepherd touring the world's fair rides... its quite interesting.

i haven't been able to listen to the whole thing, but what i heard is pretty awesome!

<a href="http://shep-archives.com/netjuke/var/music/Fathead2004/JSP01-01F/1964%2009%2015%20Worlds%20Fair%20WOR%20Jean%20Shepherd.mp3" target="_blank">http://shep-archives.com/netjuke/var/music...%20Shepherd.mp3</a> that is the direct link to the Mp3 itself...

here is where my sister found the link: <a href="http://www.boingboing.net/2007/01/03/jean_shepherd_tours_.html" target="_blank">http://www.boingboing.net/2007/01/03/jean_...erd_tours_.html</a>

was this a record that was sold around the fairs? or is this just a totally random sound clip? i hope this hasn't been posted before!!

most importantly, WHO IS JEAN SHEPHERD? ( yeah... that just shows how young i am hehe)

well, enjoy the clip!

EDIT the sound clip seems to be from a Radio program of sorts...

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Thanks for the link.

Wikipedia does a better job at explaining who Jean Shepherd is than I could. If you have seen "A Christmas Story" than you have heard him and his more popular stories. I suspect the clip is from his radio program although I really remember it as him sitting in the studio telling his stories. I bought a tape of him describing his trip to Washington DC participating in the march that culminated in MLK's I have a dream speech.

<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Sheperd" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Sheperd</a>

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Jean Shepard can also be heard on Ray Dashner's (Ray In Pasadena) excellent compact disk called"The Vault III" About 20 hours of the actual sounds of the 1964-65 NYWF audio archive. Its the only one I know of that exists. Mr Shepard makes me laugh, pretty funny and historical. My family remembers him even today. He was on WOR710 for over 20 years. For the mets in the 70's he did the Rheingold beer commercials. What I read, it said that Jean did the voice of the "Carousal of Progress" at Disney World. Mr. Cotter or PTU'ers was that true? He also wrote the book "A Christmas Story" which became a movie, which he did the adult voice of Ralph Parker. Quite an amazing guy. He really was the "King of all Media". Born July 26, 1921 Jean passed away October 16, 1999.

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Being a fellow Hoosier, I love J.S. !

He did indeed do a 2-day remote from the '64 Fair. Good stuff!

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Jean is indeed the current voice of the father in the Carousel of Progress - we was not the voice during the Fair. He was a very funny humorit - I have many of his shows on CD and have enjoyed them over the years.

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I grew up listening to Shep on the radio, going to his shows at colleges (including his final 31st annual Princeton reuinion show) , I even sung with him at Carnegie Hall - that's right! My mother was a fan of his before me. She used to watch him on his early - and now-lost and forgotten - NYC tv show.

Ray Dashner sent me a tape of Shep's broadcast from the Fair which I had never heard before. Cynic that he was, Shep hit the phoney worlds fair (but we love(d) it!) nail right on the head.

Flick lives!

LL

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I found another site with Jean Shepherd shows. There is a ton on this site including Jean visiting the 1964 Worlds Fair. " The Brass Figlagee" <a href="http://shepcast.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://shepcast.blogspot.com/</a> Double click Itunes listen now box. Its free!

That's great! Shep stuff is so rare. Thanks!

FLICK LIVES!

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I wuz at Shep's 31st annual Princeton reunion week show, the final one. I tried to record it but I didn't have the proper equipment and basically all you can hear is people around me laughing and coughing.

There are 101 Jean Shepherd radio shows on the site that VS posted!

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It's interesting to note that all of the accompanying pictures on each video are from my CD-ROM, "The Vault" which have been available since 2002.

Thank you "Gary from California", whoever you are. You've placed these pictures in good company with one of the masters of humor and satire, the late Jean Shepherd.

Ray Dashner

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Listening to the late great Shep again - and man does he hit the nail right on the head or what?

That's my GAR in the picture.

Flick lives!

Shep lives!

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What fun to read about Ol' Shep! During my 14 months in NY I listened practically every evening to Jean on station WOR. I tape-recorded many hours of his wonderful humor stories and triple-edited them in succeeding years, boiling them down to their funniest essence on four CDs. That was when editing required a razor-blade, tape, and immense patience. In the seventies one of my marketing associates identified himself as having been a friend of Shep's brother in Indiana. On a business trip together with him in NY, one snowy winter evening, he offered to take me to WOR and introduce me to the great man. Unfortunately, when he called the station, we learned that he was on vacation at home on Sanabel Island, Florida. In the eighties, with my audio editing finalized, I wrote a letter to Shep at Sanabel, indicating I would be in Florida soon and would be delighted to deliver a copy to him. To my disappointment I received no reply. I believe he was ill at the time, or maybe he wasn't interested. In recent years I added a fifth CD based on the internet feeds mentioned by the other folks. In my opinion, Shepherd was one of the world's finest story-tellers.

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I have several cassettes recorded from the 9:15 and 10:15 WOR shows. For years my big regret was missing the opportunity to record his sponsor Hal Jackson's final Palisades "Come On Over" commercial jingle, when the Park closed .

Enter internet. Now I have a digital copy of the TV commercial including the jingle and Jackson's announcing . And Shep has a deservedly huge internet presence.

I read a story of a ham radio guy hearing Shep's call sign and hailing, possibly outting him as Shep (?), only to be met with silence. Guess he likes his private time to remain private. 

Excelsior!

 

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