Best of Bert and I
Celebrating 50 Years of Stories from Downeast
The Best of Bert and I: Celebrating 50 Years of Stories From Down East CD features the best routines selected from the four original Bert and I CDs, plus stories taken from Bert and I on Stage and The Down East Smile-In television show featuring Marshall Dodge. All tracks on this commemorative CD have been digitally remastered for clarity. These thirty-four stories wonderfully capture the groundbreaking, iconic brilliance of Dodge and Bryan, and include
Bert and I,
Which Way to Millinocket?,
Set 'er Again,
Dodge stands undeniably as a godfather of Down East humor, bringing an energy and imagination to the stage that took him from a small Connecticut studio to his standing as the premier New England humorist of his era before he was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver in Hawaii in 1982. He was born in New York, attended high school in New Hampshire (where he first heard Down East humor), and graduated from Yale, where he studied philosophy. It was at Yale in 1958 that he and Robert Bryan cut the first Bert and I album and launched what is now a Maine icon. Bryan helped launch Bert and I with Dodge in part by drawing upon his memories from childhood summers spent at his beloved Tunk Lake. Like Dodge, Bob was born and raised in New York and graduated from Yale.