Tuesday, June 30, 2020

More Chewing of the Gum....

Back in 2014, we looked at Wrigley's Spearmint Gum jingles from the 1960s. the actual link to that post here HERE! Recently I found another disc from what seems to be around the same time, and a similar campaign, but here's the spots that are slightly different.

This one sided disc contains four spots





Picket Fence





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Bricklaying





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Driving




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Window Washing





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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Celebrating a decade of the Jetsam.....

Today March 26th, marks a decade this little project I started because I collected all these tapes, and it's time to come up with something to do with them. Working in radio production for a couple of radio stations, I tended to take a few tapes home after the commericals were finished airing, before they were erased to be reused for other purposes. Stuff that caught my ears one way or another. My wife actually came up with the name, and I wrote the purpose as posted on this page. Everything came together, and over time, I've had people contact me looking for "that one spot" that they cannot find anywhere. I wish I was a miracle worker, but the reality is, I only have so many, and this is why posts have not been frequent over the last few months. This will continue, but this blog will not be considered dead in my mind. If I find something of interest, it will be posted.









For our 10th Anniversary, I have a rather incredibly nice package that is a time capsule of the mid 1960s that a friend gave me cleaning out his records. the "now sound" of the 1960s reflects in this jingle package that is more a PSA then anything else, about taking a portable radio everywhere you go a "lively companion" as it were. It was done right, top 40 artists and stars of the time, with the Johnny Mann Singers, who sang a majority of the big top 40 radio station jingles in the US and beyond of that time.



The whole package is colorful with distinctive artwork and coloring, so I have included lot of pics of the package.








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Until Next Time!

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Wrapping up the Christmas Stuff.....

Well, short of straight production music beds, i'm tapped out it seems as I spent sometimes trying to find some christmas material that HASN'T been posted already! I did luck out for this year though.

Let's go back 30 years to November/December 1989, as McDonalds sponsored this 90 second radio featurettes called "Wrap Up a Dream" with all the warm and fuzzy of a typical Hallmark Christmas Movie. Well Ok, maybe these are worse. more like syrupy warm and fuzzy. In any event, there are 23 of them and two music beds to go along with them, so you can listen and decide for yourself.

A note on the quality, this was from the master reel, and is a bit hissy with some sibilance, but still quite acceptable to listen to. I think it was a couple generations down from the master, but this was a tape delivered to a radio station, so someone thought it was acceptable to air.

Enjoy, and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! from the staff and management of the Jetsam.




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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Generic Jingles for a Funeral Home? Yep.....

With halloween tomorrow, I thought I'd go a bit creepy, because, well, nothing says talking about death then a jingle, no matter how tasteful you try to make it. At least in my mind. WKRP did the wole ferriman up tempo funeral home jingle thing back in the 70s, and well they were shooting for laughs, this set of jingles was serious business. I'd love to hear the copy someone would have come up with for these jingles...It would be interesting.


That's not to say there isn't other fun stuff here, The garden side of the disc has some bad puns in the lyrics you sort of expect. Just add a hypy over the top used car salesman type announcer and you'll have a great spot.


The image ideas disc has some very generic comments about sales that you can almost use anywhere....campy as they are.

Enjoy!


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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Come On Over.....and I'll buy you a Beer......

I haven't had some 1970s US Beer spots in awhile it seems....well, if I did it recently in the last year or so, I couldn't find them on a quick google search, so here's some more. From a tape collection I bought years ago off ebay, i'm still getting some mileage out of the material in it. No doubt most, if not all these reels are jingles forgotten in time. One thing that amazes me is how hravily compressed the audio is. It was the era I suppose, AM radio was king, and everything is produced for AM Radio. Heavily compressed meant pushing out of your speakers much like squeezing a balloon and watching it bulge in certain areas. The bulge is the loudness of the audio increased. It does sacrifice audio quality though. The quality isn't much better then a black and white TV back then. It still got the message across.

From April 1976 a Variety of Jingles for Papst Blue Ribbon Beer. Note that cut 4 on this tape was ruined by someone recording over part of it, so with a bit of editing of the :60 jingle from cut 1, I came reasonably close to the original.
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From September 1976 (based on the side label on the box) 3 version of Miller Lite Beer.

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Finally, from May 1977, this really isn't a jingle, but some great creative about beer. Seems a quick google search implies the company is still around too, or maybe it's just someone else used the name for a restaurant. In any event, there's are 2 great spots.


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All the Best. Scott

Monday, June 24, 2019

Remember that "Banana Jingle"?????

...for Chiquita Bananas specifically, it dates back to the 1940s. In fact, here's a you tube LINK HERE to a animated commerical run in theatres in the 40s, with Carmen Miranda doing the sing for the memorable jingle.

We, however, present a mid 1980s take on the whole jingle, singing the song in various situations which reflect the titles of the versions (as noted on the box below)

Please note, the 1st cut audio I did a ok edit on, as the tape was missing the very first part of the cut, so I took the missing part from the second cut and put it on the first to make it more complete (got it? I know it's a bit confusing!!)


Also, starting with this exhibit, I am moving the source audio to Google Drive as an experiment.

THE EMBEDDED PLAYER BELOW SHOULD WORK AND CLICKING ON THE POPOUT LINK IN THE PLAYER IN THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER SHOULD OPEN ANOTHER BROWSER WHICH WILL GIVE YOU A DOWNLOAD LINK IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THAT BROWSER!!!

If this works out, we'll eventually use it going forward and move everything over eventually. Enjoy!!!
















Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Both of these Jingle discs are NOT like the other.....

Going through some of the tanner stuff I have, I found 2 5001 Lps.....apparently there was a "R" version of 5001, which I will assume is revision, despite the fact it has a totally different label, or maybe this is where the company decided to change the labels? Who knows.

So, 2 tanner Lps this month, which seems to have different jingles on them. Enjoy!


First just the 5001 disc


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And now the "Revised" 5001 Disc.



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