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Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)

Leadfingers 07 Apr 15 - 07:02 PM
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GUEST,Gerry 07 Apr 15 - 09:19 PM
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Acme 08 Apr 15 - 01:07 AM
fat B****rd 08 Apr 15 - 03:29 AM
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Subject: Obit: Stan Freberg
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 07:02 PM

Just seen that Stan Freberg has left us ! SO many memories - Elderly Man River was one of my faves !!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg
From: ClaireBear
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 07:13 PM

Oh! That's painful. Stan is truly a beloved figure in my household. A man for all seasons (especially Green Chri$tma$). Farewell, Mr. Freberg.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg
From: kendall
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 08:19 PM

Back in the 60s he did a spoof on American history that is still one of the funniest things I have ever heard. The recording was titled, Stan Freburg presents the United states of America,


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg
From: BrooklynJay
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 08:38 PM

Here is one of my favorite Freberg parodies; I could never listen to Harry Belafonte the same way again after this one:

Day-O

R.I.P., Mr. Freberg.


Jay


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: voyager
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 09:10 PM

The funniest man on the planet has just left the building.

god speed mr freberg and please take your talents to
the other side.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: GUEST,Gerry
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 09:19 PM

Earlier Stan Freberg thread: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=62840


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Apr 15 - 12:00 AM

Mr. Freberg was a very clever satirist who, for reasons unknown (at least to me) eventually based pretty much his entire act on the premise that television and rock music were both just passing fads.

Mort Sahl went nuts in his later years too.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: beeliner
Date: 08 Apr 15 - 12:06 AM

The previous comment was by me. Something about my cookie having crumbled.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: Acme
Date: 08 Apr 15 - 01:07 AM

NPR blog "Stan Freberg, A Genius Of American Advertising, Dies".

From the Arts section of the New York Times: Stan Freberg, Madcap Adman and Satirist, Dies at 88.

He and my mother were friends in California during WWII, a particularly difficult time for a lot of people. She was a psychiatric social worker at a military hospital when they met.

SRS


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: fat B****rd
Date: 08 Apr 15 - 03:29 AM

I always loved his take on "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and of course "The Banana Boat Song". In fact I shall listen to them again.
RIP Mr. Freberg


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: JennieG
Date: 08 Apr 15 - 04:40 AM

Loved his work.....all classics, every one!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: CupOfTea
Date: 08 Apr 15 - 10:02 AM

Stan Freberg was such a potent antidote to the mainstream slapstick humor so popular when I was a kid. That you could be smart, and wickedly funny, without being vicious, and put concepts together that had you thinking while you were laughing helped form my taste for humor.

I wasn't as aware of his influence in advertising, but it's gratifying to know that such a witty wonderful man had also been of significant influence there as well.

Joanne in Cleveland (Where WCLV was my main source of Freberg)


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Subject: RE: Obit: Stan Freberg (1926-2015)
From: GUEST,Linda Kelly
Date: 09 Apr 15 - 08:05 AM

Someone sure cut through that fence alright. RIP


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