Saturday, December 9, 2017
This is the first record of the Tanner Total Sound Library, which later became New TTS.
A short, incomplete history lesson about the 30xx category ("Business Commercials", later "Specific Businesses"): At first, they devoted a whole side to jingles for one type of business (Side 1, autos, side 2, banks). 3004 is entirely farm equipment, with a "hick" music style (I think that's gonna be the next one I want to send). It was in 3005 - after the 1st 3 jingles which were all for drug stores - when the jingles started being for different things.
Let's hope we can get some more here......especially 3004.....YES, send that one my way soon....YEE HAW!!!!...OK, wait a minute, I suppose we should do in it order if we are going to. I can wait if I have to.
As for me, i'll see if I can get something out Christmas related before Christmas, but the reality is, i'm tapped out, short of just Christmas production music beds from some of the libraries I have. No real jingles to the point where there's a whole album or even a side really. I think I have a disc of combination which includes 1 or 2 christmas, end of year, January stuff, so that's likely as close as i'll get to anything like I have posted in the past, but we'll give that a try.
In the meantime, enjoy disc 3001 from the Tanner Library.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Funny enough, about a month ago, I came across one in a thrift store for $1. I bet no one else knew what the hell it was. Serendipity is a fun thing when it happens. it occasionally does with me. It's seen better days, and a little NR software cleaning certainly helped, but it's not perfect, it's just....right!
Campy as hell (I still can't believe stations would pay for this stuff) and in all it's aural glory, we bring you a Tanner Instant Service disc.
Sammy Reed, a watcher of this humble blog, wrote to me back in September with a relevant submission to the Jetsam Cause. he writes:
" I don't know if you have Creative Sales Service 5311, but I'd like to submit mp3's and label scans from my copy to the Jetsam if you don't have it. This has orchestrated news themes using the same 4-note motif as side 2 of 5321, which you have here. As I say in the comment I just put up, the "School / Teen News Intro" has to be heard to be believed - and you probably still won't. Please let me know what you think."
Well, his pics and audio are below.....let him know what you think in the comments below.
Happy Listening to all the jingles in your head!
Thursday, June 29, 2017
"I am intrigued by the Pepper Tanner production library cuts that you
share on the blog. Do you have any of the discs featuring singing
one-liners for station jingles or advertisers? I also am interested
in the discs featuring program sounders and themes from the Pepper
Tanner era. Man, I wished I would have made copies of them when I
had the chance!"
(yeah, it looks like William Shatner wrote it, but it's just the way it shows up on this page...can't fix it!)
Well, i'm not one on requests, mainly because I get people saying "do you have this jingle?" or "do you have that jingle?" The answer usually is no, because if you haven't easily found it anywhere else, I am likely not to have it (though I have been wrong on that occasionally)
This is a different story though. It's material I already have.
I went through some of the Tanner LP's this month and found something that might full both requests. Accapellas for various station features....weather...sports, that sorta thing, and generic sings for advertisers. I will search more in the future to see what I can find, but here's a start.
By the way this collection was given to me by a ex radio station employee who thought i'd might like them, as he saved them headed for the trash some years ago, and I thought i'd put a few up for the hell of it, as they are jingles and technically jetsam as they were tossed.
Who knew I was going to start something. I guess now, you have a second chance to get a few things :)
PS-as I wanted to use the accapella jingles myself, I edited them down and labelled them individually into a zip file if you prefer to download them that way. They're campy as hell, but if you have a use for them, enjoy the nostalgia.
DOWNLOAD ZIP FILE WITH INDIVIDUAL CUTS OF SIDE TWO:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
One of my projects recently on the jetsam is something you won't necessarily realize. Last year, I was made aware of some pages playing all the audio simultaneously. I have discovered that my old audio player coding in the pages was not up to HTML 5 standards, causing this issue. Newer posts included the newer player coding which seems to resolve this issue, but until recently the problem still exists in the older posts. I have now UPDATED ALL THE POSTINGS EXCEPT FOR THE YEAR 2010 with the new player. Given there are 29 posts for that year, it might still take me a bit of time to update, but it WILL be done in the near future. Gotta fix what's broken.
THE LOCAL STUFF-This time FURNITURE RELATED
We continue with material from my local area of the Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada region where I was working in the radio production side of a local radio station through the 1980s and 1990s. I tended to take dubs of jingles or tapes being tossed out home, because, well, I liked them, and my hoarding/pacrat tendencies of yesterday met my wife's thoughts of what you can do with them today in 2010 and you have this blog. makes sense doesn't? The world of commerical is very much a throwaway culture, and only survives in the world of you tube far too often. This is why the jetsam exists as you probably know, but has only focused on the local stuff recently.
Here's TK's Carpet from the mid-late 1980s....as far as I know, the company has been long out of business, but thanks to some blitzed to death radio and TV ads in the 80s seen my impressionable young teenage and adults minds alike and a catchy jingle, it's still findly remembered. This is the rarely heard FULL SING with complete lyrics (without announcer)
This next full sing for Gallery One Furniture was also played heavily on the air in the late 80s, early 1990s. Produced by Seacoast Sound in Victoria, BC, while the company has moved on to other advertising styles, this jingle still motivates you to sing about the company brand in such a "group hug" kinda way, don't ya think?
Finally for local, we have a local moving company (they MOVE furniture!!!) Hoyt's Moving and Storage, who celebrated 40 years in the business when this jingle was produced. I remember they were a sponsor of the 8 am news of a local radio station and this jingle was drilled into my head on a daily basis when I was younger, so fun to have a copy of it when I am adult (yes, I am one most of the time!) circa 1979. They are still around.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE-----The Generic Stuff.
I really don't think I can get bored digging into the Tanner Generic jingle LPs I have. The stuff is dated, corny and campy all at once. Exact dates are really unknown most of time, and they didn't come with documentation except for one album posted previous dates in the early 1970s, but still very entertaining in a "I can't believe someone used that" kind of way. here's two more complete albums randomly picked (I closed my eyes and just grabbed them...I don't think I have done them previously) and they certainly live up to what I have just mentioned.
TANNER 5228-SIDE 1
TANNER 5228-SIDE 2
TANNER 5232-SIDE 1
TANNER 5232-SIDE 2
Until I post again..........enjoy!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
First....a bit of a footnote from last post....
SOBEYS has released the "Star Of Christmas" remade jingle this year as a free download on their website as of this writing. I mentioned and linked the original TV spot last time. The bonus is that they will donate $1/per download to charity, so even if you have no idea who or what Sobeys is in your area on the planet, it's a fun "warm and fuzzy" jingle you can incorporate for your holiday listening and help a good cause too. The link to their website is HERE! and if the link is dead by the time you read this, I've kept the jingle myself if you want it.
Continuing with local........
I don't endorse Irving Oil per say, but if you live here in Atlantic Canada and drive a car, you've probably stopped at one of their gas stations. I have. That's about as far an an endorsement I will give. They have made some neat Christmas jingles over the years though. I've kept a couple of them, and this being a "just in time for the holidays" moment (wow, how do I do that?) here's what we have.....
From 1983 and a dub from a master tape from CHSJ in Saint John NB. we have 2 versions with announcer
This 1990 version of an Irving Oil Jingle features the well known local music group "The Rankin Family"
Finally, Bolands, a company who ran the local IGA franchise for a number of years (they were bought out by Loblaws and eventually discontinued the IGA brand) commissioned a locally produced jingle and song in the early 1990s that got quite a bit of play in December 1993, and was sort of forgotten about. We try not to forget things at the jetsam, in fact we always understand that today's jingles are tomorrows nostalgia. That's always been the reason we keep these tapes (and they're catchy too!!) below is the :60 version. The full 2 minute version was posted just over 3 years ago here on This Page on the Jetsam with full credits either way, enjoy both.
FINALLY......Off the Rack Stuff....
I bought this production music LP some 6 years ago at a record sale in Portland Maine....always wish I had the whole library, as this stuff too often gets tossed when the CD libraries too over. Yeah, it's a bit dated, it's 1977 after all, but no disco feel for this stuff....more like warm and fuzzy. For you christmas compilation folks....I'm sure this will fit in nicely. As you know, I'm too lazy to cut it up for you, but hey, I did clean it up with noise reduction software, so it's nice and clean overall.
i've scanned the contents as best as I can....listed below
Have a Happy Holiday Season whatever beliefs you follow.
Friday, November 11, 2016
In the years since I have started the Jetsam largely to share some of the hundreds of tapes I collected in my years working in radio station production, I have focused on the national or US based creative for national sponsors of products.....
Recently, a largely regional, that turned national grocery chain decided to redo a TV spot they produced in the 1980s, called "Stars Of Christmas" People have such fond memories of this local TV ad as that was played to death for many years every holiday season that some people feel their Christmas isn't just right without it. Thanks to youtube, the memory continues long after it's off the air. If you have no idea what I am talking about, see it HERE!
That got me thinking.....
I've got some local jingles that have not been heard in years, and in some cases DECADES since anyone else has heard them but me.
I've saved my share of tapes over the years....when I say "often rescued from the dumpster and tape eraser" I'm NOT kidding. Tapes have often been erased after airing, lost to those who can remember these quick little songs. My philosophy was if it catches my ear, I want a copy of it.
Jingle packages are especially interesting. Advertisers are putting a brand to a song that is meant to be an earworm to remember, yet they are discarded all too quick like the rest of radio commericals to be tossed. They are kept around however more then the rest as ad copy can be changed and the brand earworm remains. but, they too, often fade into the past.
The material over the next few posts collects some jingles local to my area of the Halifax Regional Municipality here in Nova Scotia Canada from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. That doesn't mean they were recorded here (though some were) but mainly local businesses in the area. Some are still in business, some are not, and even if you have never heard of them before, I think it's fair to say, they're catchy, like most jingles ever produced. Note selected cuts are available for listening here, not the entire package.
But first, some details regarding the terminology you'll hear here.
A "Full Sing" is a complete 30 or 60 sec jingle with lyrics that brands the product or service. These jingles are actually seldom heard complete on air, as usually the advertiser has an announcer with copy to read with the jingle. To hear these is rare outside the industry I used to work in.
A "Donut" or "Jingle with Donut" is not something you eat, but very much like the one you eat. It's a jingle that had only part singing, and somewhere in the middle there's just instrumental music so an announcer can read ad copy over the music, then the end part is the rest of the jingle. The fun part is getting the announcer to read the ad copy fast enough so he doesn't talk over the end part of the jingle....that can certainly cause a few outakes and 4 letter words when he reads it just a wee bit too slow.
Let's start off with one of the largest Malls in the area MIC MAC MALL. Crazy as it sounds, every christmas time for many years, this mall took another approach to the traditional mall santa, and created "Woody The Talking Christmas Tree" which took up massive space in center court with kids lining up to talk to Woody. The happened over many years, until it was abruptly ended a couple of years ago with the mall finally scrapping the tradition causing outrage with local people who grew up with Woody. The rage eventually died down. people moved on, but endearing memories of woody survive, as does this Christmas Concept package from likely the 2nd half of the 1980s (no specific date) You'll hear both the full sing and jingle with donut which includes 2 "woody" 60 sec spots.
MIC MAC MALL-CHRISTMAS CONCEPT-FULL SING
MIC MAC MALL-CHRISTMAS CONCEPT-WOODY 2X60
Halifax Shopping Centre was one of the first malls in the area, opening in 1962 at the site of the original airport and still thrives to this day, current under going major renovations (what mall doesn't do that regularly?) This jingle with donut was produced by Mark Century Corporation NYC in the late 1960s-early 1970s era, and certainly has the sound from then. I wish I had the exact date.
HALIFAX SHOPPING CENTRE JINGLE W/DONUT
This jingle appears to be produced locally....Scotia Square is also involved with major renos right now. It used to be two levels of shops and services, but is now restricted to the lower level with offices taking the top level. Interesting how malls brag in their jingles what they are. For Scotia Square, I think they lay it on a big thick, but maybe that's just me.
SCOTIA SQUARE FULL SING (1979)
Another mall in downtown Halifax, Maritime Mall, sits below a massive office tower. Back in 1984 it was thriving, but has since been more office and empty space the last time I was there. Still very catchy. You could dance to this one...remix anybody?
MARITIME MALL-FULL SING (1984)
From 1986 comes this full sing from Woodlawn Mall. Like a lot of smaller malls in the area, this one was turned into a strip mall with numerous businesses and technically is still doing well, despite it being not as ear friendly (to put it politely) as a lot of the other jingles i've heard.
WOODLAWN MALL-FULL SING (1986)
Finally, This is a unique one, taking the 80's "Hot Hot Hot" song by Buster Poindexter or Arrow and customizing it for a mall. did anyone pay royalties to the song's writer? We wonder......
BAYERS ROAD SHOPPING CENTER-SUMMER JINGLE w/donut (1989-1990ish)
Contractual Obligatory ad here...no need to click!
Feedback is encouraged below.....and let's face it, it drives me to do this, as it has taken more then a few hours this week to put this together and the future posts with transferring and scanning and well you get the idea. Stay tuned and check back....gotta go and bake some tapes.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Well, with a statement like that on the jetsam, it's not what you think, but hell you knew that right? All we have around here is jingles, and it's not a seedy part of a city where anything is for sale for the right amount of cash. There's probably a blog for it out there somewhere.
This month, we feature a mixed back of material, taking a break from the generic jingles on production LP's. It's very time consuming to do those. These are easy. just grab a few jingle tapes from my archive and awwwaaaaaay we go.
This first one is a nice find, some musical stars of the 70s, doing their thing on 4 Schlitz Beer ads from 1977. There are 5 cuts on the tape, but the last one it seems are studio singers musicians. details are on the tape box label pic below.
Canada Day Is July 1st, and the start of the summer.....YAY!!!! Let's check in to see what Mcdonalds offer as a promotion in Canada in the summer of 1989.
Finally, here's the "Romp" full sing jingle for Shopper Drug Mart, also from 1989. Shoppers Drug Mart is the biggest chain of drug stores north of the 49th, and certainly is up there with Canadian Tire and Tim Horton's as a well known canadian brand (despite using some american TV stars to be in their TV spots around this time!). It's everything I want in a drug store...I go there regularly.
Enjoy...til next time.