Monday 11 September 2023

H-B Podcast

A Hanna-Barbera podcast?

Well, it had to happen some time. No, I have nothing to do with it; I really have neither the time nor inclination to put one together.

But you're in luck. Greg Erhbar does have the time, and he's begun one.

Greg has a wonderful breadth of knowledge about children's records, including the ones featuring the Hanna-Barbera characters and the Hanna-Barbera record label. He also has a real interest Bill and Joe's cartoon studio. He'll be discussing this with various guests. Greg takes great care to strive for accuracy.

You can check out the 'casts by clicking on this link.

This reminds me that some years ago, Rick Greene sent me scans of some Golden Record covers for H-B songs cut in New York City. Here are four of them:

For contractural reasons, Daws Butler and Don Messick could not appear on the Golden Records (and Earl Kress told me that Daws hated to fly to New York anyway), so people like radio actor Gil Mack were hired to impersonate the characters. Greg likes his work better than I do. Mack was very versatile on radio but as Mr. Jinks, he's cringing at best. You can find a whole bunch of those songs in this dusty old post.


  1. Thanks Yowp, I will definitely give this one a listen. Yes, a lot of the LPs released at that time that had other voice actors were a little cringe worthy. Totally agree.

  2. Me,too. Disney records did the same things...