Friday, February 22, 2019

A Mix of Stuff to Start off 2019

Greetings....

For our first post of 2019, we mix it up as I decide to just grab what I find easily in the vault of boxes where I store the commerical tapes that get posted here. There's more then a few, so I've decided to make it easy this time around with some commerical jingles and a Tanner LP of generics.


First off from 1995 is a Thruway Muffler jingle package. There are still Thruway muffler shops in Canada, though that's based on a google search, I haven't been to one myself. The "Talkin to the Boss" jingles raised an interesting angle implying that no matter who you talk to at the shop, "you're talkin to the boss" which makes me wonder if all those people are bosses, who the hell does the actual work? I ponder.

This tape is fun as it also has the french versions of the jingles...well, we are a country of french and english, but I seldom come across reels with both.


Thruway Muffler "Talkin to the Boss" August 1995




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I threw this in for fun. The Bay is Canada's oldest retailer, going back to 1670 and they're still around, albeit in a limited way compared to their past, but still here in a sea of American imports floating around here. They decided to take the song "montego bay" to rewrite for their one day sale from 1993. The audio is slightly distorted, but that is the source material. Still a fun listen

HBC Media/The Bay "Montego Bay (One Day Sale) 1993




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Finally, more jingles from the Tanner pile of production albums I have. Oh Boy these are delightfully dated. The "hey pretty girl" jingle...well....I suppose it may not be appropriate for 2019. Yeah...so....


Tanner 5128 S1




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Friday, November 30, 2018

Twas the month before christmas...and all around the jetsam.....


...there must be a few more christmas things to post.....yeah sure....I bet'sam.

Yeah well, tis the season to get on the holiday bandwagon like everyone else...Christmas, holidays I really don't care what the hell you call it, just don't call me late for turkey with all the trimmings this holiday season, which, I confess is always fun for the whole family.


There...all the cliche's I can think of coming out with...for now anyway.


I dug up a few things, largely christmas related but mixed in with a few other events for good measure, and why only share a couple cuts from a production album? Just makes more sense to post the entire disc.



First off, bandleader Henry Jerome, who cut more then a few Lang Worth transcriptions in his day, apparently cut a countdown to christmas disc for LW likely in the 1950s. He was likely well known enough to the audience to actually do this countdown disc, but the wiki doesn't say much. Check it out HERE if you are curious. In any event, it's still a fun countdown to christmas with a couple generic messages mixed in for good measure. Fun dated mid 20th century nostalgia!






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This disc from the Pepper Library, likely dated early 1970s is kind of fun, for a couple cuts in particular on side two, The after christmas blues and the safety belt PSA's are delightfully dated and campy for the era, back when seat belts were actually an option when you bought a car and if you decided to use them. Don't get me wrong though, side one has fun jingles that are sort of like being at the bottom you're look to climb looking up....trying to get people to buy in january after breaking people's bank accounts over christmas. A monumental task in itself.






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Finally, this disc has a variety of year round holiday jingles with a few christmas focused. Just think, you can use this one year around...for what? I don't know, I just post em, you figure out what you want to do with them. The Santa Claus Lane jingle in particular has a bit of a Rankin Bass christmas feel to it....I alway think Burl Ives as a snowman is about to jump in and sing!






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Enjoy!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

More Lang Worth Generic Jingle Campiness!

Doing some cleaning, I found a few more of those 7 inch Lang Worth discs for a specific business, from the late 1950s. All I can say is that it was a different time, because playing these today, you really couldn't take a sponsor seriously, you'd be laughing too much.....well I am anyway....or at least a WTF moment when these are coming out of a speaker. I wish the quality was better, the discs seem to have been well used/tossed around type of thing, but I've cleaned them up as best as I can.

Lang Worth Disc 130-Side A Jewelry




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Lang Worth Disc 130-Side B Drug Store.





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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Pledge Allegiance to the corporate flag!

Corporate culture can be interesting. Like a entire government within our society in some aspects. You kind of wonder if employees have to stand at attention when corporate anthems like this are suddenly played in the workplace, break room, etc, on company property anyway.

This particular anthem just makes me think of a large group of people standing at attention with pride and passion and drive as they work. This corporate anthem is proud, bold and grand in it's message.

Did we mention though it's about where you buy your gas for your car? I mean, with gas being largely regulated where I live and everyone pay the same price, it's hard to get into the pride, passion and drive mentality when the tank creeps close to the E mark. It's more for me about where can I go close that I don't have to wait too long to pump my own gas.

Still, you have to admire both the main and country versions of the anthem, as it might have been a last ditched effort to promote the grand old Texaco brand as it stands as the loyal companion always near as you travel across this great land, assisting your fuel and automotive needs. According to what I have found online, within a year of this radio spot airing, in 1989, the Texaco brand in Canada was sold to imperial oil, and dissolved, with the stations rebranded or shut down. Kind of sad in a way, but at least it went out in style.




Texaco Corporate Anthems (1988)


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More Tanner and TTS material from Sam...as below.




Tanner Total Sound Library 3402, Side 1


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Tanner Total Sound Library 3402, Side 2


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TTS 3444, Side 1



TTS 3444, Side 2.mp3




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Until I post again. Enjoy

Friday, June 29, 2018

For people like you....people who do...like Jingles!



As we are a day or two away from Canada Day (Happy Canada Day BTW...it's like July 4th in the US, only a bit more polite with no guns and a dreamy head of state!) I'd thought I'd post a jingle package/commericals from a canadian retail icon, Canadian Tire. This year it celebrates 90 years of giving canadian's a variety of goods that really has no comparison. Think automotive/hardware/paint/lifestyle store and you might come close. If you ever come to Canada, check one out.

I just noticed that this is the 90th post on the Jetsam.....coincidence? You may think not, but it is! YAY ME!


This package gives you a 30 and 60 sec donuts along with some idea of what they sold in 1979, one item of which is music. That is no longer is the case, so this is a bit of 70's canadian nostalgia to hear that, besides the fact that the music spot on this package is rather campy "I'm the kind of dad that is a friend of my kids" feel out of a coming of age movie. Some of the items are also nostalgic for the 70s (remember those big wheel plastic bikes?) so while I suppose it's not exactly a full jingle package we commonly post here, it's still fun to hear. This jingle's lyrics i'm hummed for years, I know jingle lyrics more often then commerical songs, I remember growing up with this jingle when I was a kid, so I acted like a kid with a bit of excitement finding it many years later in a box of tapes at a local radio station I worked. Remember, these tapes are often erased. Who knows, maybe this is the last known tape of this package.

Of special note, a couple of these spots feature former CFRB Toronto Sportcaster Bill Stevenson who was on the station for 4 decades and passed away in 2014 more HERE I will have to say I am not absolutely sure it's the sportscaster, I cannot find any audio samples of his work for comparison, but I'm guessing it is. if anyone can confirm this, feel free to post below.

Also this month, Sam's bringing us with a couple more tanner production lps from the 3300 series. Box, inserts and Lp labels from the audio are below. Enjoy Your Month!!!


Canadian Tire May Radio 1979







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TTS 3302-Side One







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TTS 3314-Side One







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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Not skatin around the issue...been busy.

With me, it can be feast or famine sometimes. Too much stuff I want to do, or too little....in the last few months it's been too much. My internet stream acquired a new to me 12 channel audio console from a commerical radio station last year. so after the months of prep to set it up, the install came at the end of march, and time tweaking things since. Things are finally calming down to get the jetsam back on track again.







Speaking of skating (wow....how well did I plan that one!) did you ever go see or did the Ice Capcades every appear in your town? It was usually a big deal when they did. I never did see them myself, but certainly knew it when they came to town, as radio and TV got the ad blitz to promote them. It was so intense, it was almost like aliens were here to meet the leaders (chances are they'd be disappointed if they actually did meet the leaders if social media complaining is any indication) but then you KNEW the Ice Capades were HERE! so it was effective.


Wikipedia says that ran over 50 years, starting in 1940, until about 1991 and then called Dorothy Hamill international from 1993-1995, which isn't really as a catchy name, so maybe that's why they closed down, who knows.

The ET posting for this month's exhibit is a diac a lot of stations got for the 1976-77 year of the Ice Capades, featuring Karen Magnussen for that season it seems. The wiki on Karen is HERE She certainly has some impressive credentials.

I've also included the script for the live tags for the "west" version of the spots, as is came with the disc. the odd thing is, the is no copy on the actual scripts that goes with this jingle. Just other versions. Maybe the rest of the discs got lost, who knows. It's about a 15 second ending so, there's one :15 sec copy you can probably use if you want to create your own vintage ad.








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Out of our contributor Sam's library, we present more TTS and Total Tanner Sound Library discs....






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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

It was 30 years ago this month.........

...that you found these US radio ads airing nationally on the air.



It's been too long since I pulled more US jingles from my collection of "Dick Clark's Rock, Roll and Remember" shows. almost 5 years in fact....I said I was going to do it more....guess I didn't. Let's do it now shall we?

Here are 6 spots, with various degrees of "jingle" associated with them....from full sings to donuts with announcer, but still a fun look at the 80s nostalgia that is often forgotten about. One actually has a "before his career took off 90s artist". Well, we think anyway.

Avis :60




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Campbells :30




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Greyhound :30




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Hershey :30 (announcer tag by the late Canadian VO artist Alan Bleviss)




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Lipton-America's Cup :30 (This sure sounds like Michael Bolton!)




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Miles-Alka Selzer :30 (announcer donut by David "bosley-charlie's angels" Doyle)




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BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!!!!!!


Our contributor Sammy bring us more TTS generic material with the pics to match.




TTS 3136-SIDE ONE






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TTS 3136-SIDE TWO





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FINALLY.....

After some time spent on the older posts, I can now say that all the exhibits from the start to the latest posting are HMTL 5 friendly, which means no automatic playing of audio once you land on the page. I say this as to the best of my knowledge. If you find one of the pages still playing the audio when you land on it, let me know. I like to get it right, but the work being tedious, it's easy to miss things.


Enjoy!