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Bedtime Stories

by Dick Summer

Bedtime Stories about love, lust and loss, told by a man who has been there.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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Album Notes
New York Daily News, 1944
Dick Summer is a story teller.

About the Author
Dick Summer has one of America's most familiar voices. He's heard every day on national television commercials, and he spent years as a radio personality in New York and Boston. He's also a pilot, a poet and a hypnotist.

Book Description
BEDTIME STORIES is a "Pillow Talk" starter for when you have company at bed time, and a "Dream Starter" when you're alone. They're told by one of America's most familiar voices, Dick Summer. Some of them are fictionalized versions of listeners' calls to Dick's late night program on NBC radio. And some of them are from Dick's own life. Random House and Bantam Books published a highly successful series of these stories under the title, "Loivin Touch."

Customer Reviews

Don't know what to call it, but I liked it!, January 24, 2004
Reviewer: villagegreenjohn (see more about me) from Blairstown, NJ United States
Without getting too syrupy, Dick Summer's CD's leaves you with a feeling akin to the long drive home after an everything-went-just-perfectly first date when you were eighteen (or 48!). Like the Supreme Court justice who couldn't define pornography but "knew it when he saw it", or the "fact" that anything spoken with a British accent sounds "smarter", Dick's work is endearing and personal and defies categorization.

A Magical Voice! - Dick Summer!, March 2, 2003
Reviewer: John from Florida
I just listened to this Cd again after about 30 times . His voice is the sound of a soft summer shower as you are walking through a forest ; as sensual as a first kiss from the girl you admired for months but were afraid to apparoach; Dick Summer is the the only one that could dull your nerves and at the same time heighten your senses! Thank You , Dick Summer!

Bedtime Stories by Dick Summer, February 26, 2003
Reviewer: Jim Crossan from South Carolina
If you grew up in the northeast in the '60s and '70s, you know that Dick Summer was the king of late night radio! He wasn't a bombastic monarch of the airwaves, but a soothing, reassuring and entertaining storyteller. When I first found out about this CD, it was like meeting up with an old friend! You'll enjoy these stories ESPECIALLY if you have company at bedtime ; )! They'll definitely enhance the experience. Even if you're not familiar with Mr. Summer's work, get this CD for some bigtime bedtime fun...

Bedtime stories, February 17, 2003
Reviewer: A reader from Freeport, NY United States
Dick Summer is a great story teller! Whether you are familiar with Dick from his Loving Touch books of poetry or from his career in radio, you will welcome this CD. The CD should also create new fans for Dick's warm and soothing style of narration.

Dick says his father and mother used to read bedtime stories to him. His father spoke of adventure and his mother read him poetry.

Dick's bedtime stories are about love. They're told from the standpoint of a man speaking to a woman. They are about mature love, immature love, requited and unrequited love and even illicit love.

Dick's delivery is also very smooth and intimate. From some of the stories, I felt as if he were saying things I haven't got the words to say. A woman listening will most likely feel that Dick is speaking directly to her.

I'm an unabashed Dick Summer fan and I recommend this CD.



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George Dvorak

I have been listening to Dick Summers work off and on since 1962. He has the best deliver voice I have ever come across. His "Bedtime Stories" Is some of his best work. He is to the spoken word (story telling) what the late Berry White was to love songs. His melodious voice is so soothing and comforting, you feel as if he were speaking directly to you alone. His stories are of a man very comfortablely and deeply in love with a woman. A woman that captivated him and instilled an inner peace the only true love can bring.

Steven A. LaPierre -- Globerider Marketing

Amber softness into the heart
The Bedtime Stories CD is Dick Summer right now - - with a subtle distant blinking red radio tower light that flashes a glimpse of yesterday, but beams a brighter light into the future of a man who has brought so much of his talent into the hearts of the world. Like the amber softness of a gas street lamp on a cobble stone street in October, Dick Summer softly places words of color into our ears and into small openings in our hearts to fill an emotional color void. Talent beyond imagination - - and a vocal delivery that carries with it hints of our own lives relived on CD - - spoken by a man who somehow knows us, but we have never met - - until now.

Jan from Boston

Spoken words about love that are personally relevant & artful.
Probably the most perilous topic in poetry is the subject of love--- so well-trodden and, at times, overspoken. But without ever becoming trite or sugary, Bedtime Stories is a memorable example of that delicate balance of literary & performance elements wherein story, sentiment, tone, imagery, voice, & music intersect artfully and honestly.

Each of Dick Summer's stories reaches for the commonality in the dreams, memories, feelings (the once-upon-a-times and should-have-beens) of all of us who love, no matter how
different the circumstances & details of our own stories---& nails it. It's this quality of making the theme & mood of each story relatable to the experiences of the audience that makes art a success. And Bedtime Stories succeeds. For me, the stories not only nail the essence of my moments, memories, & dreams of love, but celebrate them as worthy of being remembered. So many lines speak my heart--- lines I wish I'd written.

Rivering through a soundscape of lovely music, the stories are spoken in a reminiscent whisper by a voice built for this kind of storytelling, a voice long-associated with intimate musings, a voice that can make you feel that it's speaking just to you, yet is always ready to listen, in turn, to your replies.

Now I remember how good late-night radio used to make me feel. And now I'm free to feel that way again. Bedtime Stories is a very special, personal gift to be shared by lovers, by friends, & best of all, by lovers who are friends.