Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Some more Lang Worth Material for you.
I'm unintentionally striving to be the epicenter of downloadable Lang Worth material online.
The Sleeve for this series of discs actually has a date stamped on it...Nov 1952, so it's safe to say these discs are from that year. Dated and campy sure, but we still are as intense about counting down the days to the end of Christmas Shopping as we were 58 years ago.
I'll post these jingles on a per side basis, as we get closer to the next grouping. These are actually individual files, mainly because I wanted to post them on facebook to try to drive my friends nuts by the annoying catchy jingle that's in the style of "99 bottles of beer on the wall". After the end of them, you might want to be locked up in a rubber room.
25 Shopping Days
24 Shopping Days
23 Shopping Days
22 Shopping Days
21 Shopping Days
20 Shopping Days
19 Shopping Days
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
As I get ready to post some christmas jingles next month...here's a spot from 20 years ago that is really one of my all time favorites. I remember playing this on the air and thinking WTF? No really! It's has a very "muppet labs" feel along with using a very old radio art that is lost today, Theatre of the Mind. A very memorable spot that I believe won an award in canada, but I cannot verify it. No actual jingle here, but hey, it's still fun to listen to.
From 1990, Wisk Laundry detergent
Produced by HYP & N/JWT
From Tape SI90-2555-1 (Sounds Interchange, Toronto)
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Dave Stuckey dropped me a line last month saying he found the page looking for more info on Lang Worth Jingles. He says:
"Have you heard the Hucksters sales record? I found it somewhere here on the net - I think! -- and it's really great... I would love to hear unexpurgated versions!"
Thanks to Dave, I have downloaded it and posted it here for other people to get a grasp at the hucksters and airlifts that this company that seems virtually forgotten online seemed to have put out.
Time permitting, I will be posting some Christmas material, both jingles and beds from the Lang Worth Hucksters and Airlifts series in the very near future. While I don't have a many discs of this series, I enjoy sharing what I do have.
Until then...enjoy the demo. Thanks to my wife for creating the graphic from one of the rather plain record covers VERY quickly.
Lang Worth Radio Hucksters and Airlifts Demo Disc
SIDE A (Runs 10:27)
SIDE B (Runs 14:08)
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Your probably saying WTF on the title? Actually I thought that was a rather creative tease to make your read the rest, but don't worry I will now reveal.
Patrick Macnee has had an extraordinary career in stage film and television for over 60 years. One of the first times I saw him (at didn't know it at the time) was a bit part playing a young Jacob Marley in my favorite version of "The Christmas Carol" starring Alastair Sim in 1951. He would be more well known as "Steed" in "The Avengers" and "New Avengers" in the 1960s and 70s and many other guest star roles in film and TV.
Seems though, like many well known actors, he's taken to be spokesman or pitchman for a few bucks in between acting assignments. Unlike Orson Welles and the famous outtake where Orson walks out of the voiceover session because he's frustrated with the direction, Patrick does well, and it actually makes it to air.
Here is a 1988 radio spot, part of a TV campaign also (though you tube could not confirm my memories from the 80s) which Patrick plays a restauranteur who cannot compete with "Swiss Chalet" and their prices for 1/4 chicken dinners. It's very "unfair"(let's suspend reality for this spot, and no competing "restauranteur" would be foolish enough to whine about the competitions prices on THEIR commericals) a interesting direction to make the price point stand out.
Enjoy this no doubt rare spot that i'm sure isn't on Patrick Magnee's resume.
Swiss Chalet "Complete Meal Deal-Unfair" (maritime version) :30
(details on tape box pic above)
In Canada....People's is a well known chain of Jewelers, you could call them the Zales of Canada....literally, Zales bought them out years ago.
Before they did however, they produced some unique 80's Canadian sounding jingles (which makes sense, as hell, it was 1987!)
What do I mean by "80's Canadian"? some of the music in the late 80s in Canada seemed to have some kind of saxophone solo pop up somewhere in the song...not every song mind you, and not necessarily just songs, as we can attest here, but after awhile, as everything mushes together in my mind after listening to what seems to be a lot of songs and jingles in the 80s and what's left over that you remember from growing up as a teenager in that time? The saxophone stays with you.
This is one of the better produced jingles i've heard in the late 80s.
Peoples Jewellers "Diamonds" Full Sing :60 (1987)
(details on tape box pic above)