Five previously unissued performances from the classic Kovacs Unlimited show on a limited-edition 10″ picture disc EP One of television legend Ernie Kovacs’ most beloved characters was Percy Dovetonsils. Percy would make regular performances on shows like Kovacs Unlimited in the 1950s. With martini in hand and his trademark lisp, he would wax poetic, always with hilariouthContinue Reading
15 previously unissued recordings of holiday classics drawn from the Kovacs Unlimited TV show! Edie Adams was a perfect portrait of the consummate entertainer. She did it all—from singing opera to performing in guest spots on well-loved television shows like Bosom Buddies, Designing Women, and Fantasy Island. She was named Miss New York Television and Miss U.S. Television,Continue Reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2012
Omnivore Recordings announces the release of The Edie Adams Christmas Album featuring Ernie Kovacs (1952). First ever Christmas album by Edie Adams to be released October 9.
The lost 1960 Percy Dovetonsils studio album—unissued until NOW! Percy Dovetonsils was born in 1951 or 1952 at the WPTZ studios in Philadelphia. It was there that Ernie Kovacs was doing a three-hour wake-up TV show called Three To Get Ready. He was an on-camera disc jockey 30 years before MTV launched with its own brand ofContinue Reading
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One of TV's original comic geniuses and pioneers. Host of NBC’s The Tonight Show 1956-1957. Inducted into the Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Hall Of Fame. An acknowledged influence on variety TV shows, television show hosts, and comedians to this very day. The inscription on his tombstone reads, "Ernie Kovacs 1919-1962 — Nothing In Moderation."
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 25, 2012
Omnivore Recordings announce line of of new releases. The Knack: Havin' A Rave-Up! Live In Los Angeles, 1978 available for the first time on CD and Digital — May 22. Long-lost, never-before-heard 1960 Ernie Kovacs studio album Ernie Kovacs Presents Percy Dovetonsils... thpeaks available for the first time on limited-edition LP, CD, and Digital formats — June 19. Buck Owens' 1972 "Live" At The White House with bonus never-before-heard Apollo 16 exclusive live set available for the first time on CD and Digital — June 19.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2012
Happy Birthday Ernie: Omnivore Recordings and Ediad Productions set to release vast audio collection of material from Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams archives. First confirmed title is previously unreleased Ernie Kovacs album Percy Dovetonsils... thpeaks from 1961. Additional material culled from never before heard 1950's audio-only airchecks from Ernie Kovacs television shows and Edie Adams archive.
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Member of the classic gospel group The Rasberry Singers. Appeared in both the original and revival Broadway productions of The Wiz, as well as the film version of Hair. Five decade career with recording on labels including Vee-Jay, Savoy, Mercury, RCA, Loma, Atlantic, and Columbia. Hall’s '60s/'70s producer Jerry Ragovoy is the writer of hits including “Time Is On My Side,” “Stay With Me,” “Piece Of My Heart,” and “Get It While You Can.”
Ernie Kovacs Presents Percy Dovetonsils . . . thpeaks
LP | CD | Digital
The Edie Adams Christmas Album featuring Ernie Kovacs (1952)
CD | Digital
Ernie Kovacs Presents A Percy Dovetonsils Chrithmath
10" EP | Digital EP
This year, Record Store Day Back to Black Friday is on November 29, so you can walk off the feast from the day before by heading to your local record store. We’ll have three releases, all on vinyl!Continue Reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2013
Orange vinyl! Clear vinyl! Picture disc! Omnivore Recordings gears up for Back To Black Friday (11/29). Townes Van Zandt's Sunshine Boy: The Unheard Studio Sessions & Demos 1971 – 1972, Gene Clark's Here Tonight: The White Light Demos, and Ernie Kovacs Presents A Percy Dovetonsils Chrithmath available in brick-and-mortar stores the day after Thanksgiving.
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Early television and comedy pioneer with husband Ernie Kovacs. Broadway star (Lil' Abner) and film star (The Apartment and It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World). Muriel Cigar spokeswoman, "Why don't you pick one up and smoke it some time?" Tom Waits wrote "Muriel" from Foreign Affairs with Edie/The Muriel Cigar Girl in mind.
She did it all, from stage to screens big and small, but she never had a Christmas album! What?!? No holiday cheer? Do not fear, put on your Santa suit and shimmy down the chimney, as Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce The Edie Adams Christmas Album featuring Ernie Kovacs (1952). Our favorite track? Edie and Ernie duetting on “Silver Bells!” Buy now for everyone on your list who is cool enough to get it.Continue Reading
It’s Tuesday, there must be something new from Omnivore. Yep, Buck Owens “Live” At The White House (…And In Space) on CD & Digital, and Ernie Kovacs Presents Percy Dovetonsils… thpeaks on CD, Digital & a gorgeous 12″ LP on lavender vinyl with a download card. Truck on over to our webstore and get yourself one orContinue Reading
As you patiently wait for Ernie Kovac’s previously unissued Percy Dovetonsils album to be released, catch up on more Ernie with this awesome DVD set, The Ernie Kovacs Collection, from our pals at Shout! Factory.Continue Reading
We hope everyone had a great Record Store Day! This was our second one, and it went swimmingly with Buck Owens Coloring Book EP and The Knack Live In Los Angeles, 1978 10″ selling out across the country. Thank you all for your support. And, just so you understand the method to our madness, those titles we picked for RSD were not random at all.Continue Reading
Today is Ernie Kovac’s birthday! And to celebrate, we’re very excited to announce our partnership with Ediad Productions to release all audio material from the archive of the estates of legendary comedian Ernie Kovacs and Tony-Award winning singer/entertainer Edie Adams. This announcement comes as a birthday gift to Kovacs fans as today would have been his 93rd birthday. Post a birthday remembrance via social media and sign off with one of his signature phrases, “It’s Been Real.”Continue Reading
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