Monday, December 10, 2012
Posted as one file per side, everything is here, so you can create your own mock early 70s christmas commerical or run them as is. The music is here complete with the jingle also.
Have a great Christmas and New Years and see you next year (if the world doesn't end by then!)
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Back in 2010, I posted a number of Lang Worth Feature Programs Christmas Jingles counting down the shopping days til Christmas. If you missed them, here is the LINK to download the whole bunch in one zip.
BUT WAIT THERE EVEN MORE!!! I found these discs poking around in with some other material, so thought I would include them in a Christmas salute on the jetsam for both November and December. I'll include some of that background Christmas music from some of the libraries I have and anything else I can find jingle and Christmas related.
The date on this Lang Worth disc in December 1964, obviously because that's when the station received it. It included the custom inner sleeve you see at the top of this page.
The music is basically church oriented 60 sec backgrounds you can use in various messages or commericals on the air. Still fun to hear this stuff though, as Lang Worth material is not common, much less :60 sec versions of Christmas classics.
I also found another countdown shopping days til christmas disc, called "Christmas with Henry" from Lang Worth. It's self explanatory. Doing a quick google search, I believe It's non other then Henry Jerome, from the Hanry Jerome orchestra counting down the shopping days until christmas. The Henry Jerome orchestra did record for Lang Worth in the 40s and the early 50s, so it makes sense. Regardless, enjoy the jingles.
More in December on the Jetsam.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
1994 was the 75th anniversary of radio in Canada, initially started in 1919 by Ted Rogers, in what would eventually be CFCF in Montreal, radio with support from the railway, would eventually go coast to coast in a matter of a few years. Rogers is still one of the biggest media companies in Canada, with roots in TV, cell phones, and of course radio. They also own the Toronto Blue Jays (at least partially)
This jingle package was created for the event. Not sure if anyone used it on the air, but you could almost use it today. It's a nice tribute to the medium with a few other spots within the reel besides jingle also. enjoy
We step back to the 70s with this jingle from Levis. Known for their TV commericals in the 70s and 80s, you don't hear a lot of the radio spots from that era, so here's one.
Until Next Month.....
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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Monday, June 4, 2012
Here's a different source....a video tape. TV commericals use a variety of "stock footage" to produce the final commerical. Stock footage is footage that is shot and often used over and over again for various reasons, usually to save money. Need footage of a particular city or landmark? Stock footage can provide this to save you the cost of sending someone to do it for you. In automobile commericals, "running footage" is shot and provided to the car dealer to produce a TV commerical. like stock footage, it can be used over and over again for various reasons. It is, the car "running" on the roads and general driving "beauty" shots to entice you to watch the TV spot....you're suppose to go "ohhhhhh" and "ahhhhhh" in your mind when you see it. Yeah, what does this have to do with the Jetsam? While this tape had a lot of nice looking Buick vehicles dated from 1990, it also had the full jingle package to help produce the audio portion of the commerical. This also includes the local announcer voice over between the singing parts of the jingle, often called the "donut" because the middle has a hole for the local VO. Sing outs are sort of a "1/2 donut" with instrumental music for the VO and then the singers out with the jingle. Getting you up to speed on some jargon before I give you the list of 30 (yes 30) cuts in this package. I feel it isn't practical to post the individual cuts here, so I've included them all as they were on the video tape, with silence between cuts on one 320kbps stereo mp3. The quality is impressive given the source. Enjoy! From 1989, Buick Music DOWNLOAD Contents BUICK Music Cuts-STEREO
Buick w/Piano Solo 01-Sing Out :60 02.-Instrumental:60 03.-Sing Out (vers. A) :30 04.-Instrumental (vers. A) :30 05.-Sing out (vers. B) :30 06.-Instrumental (vers. B) :30 07.-Full Sing (vers. A) :10 08.-Instrumental (vers. A) :10 09-Full sing (vers. B) :10 10-Instrumental (Vers. B) :10
Guitar and Sax Solos 11-Sing Out :60 12.-Instrumental:60 13.-Sing Out (vers. A) :30 14.-Instrumental (vers. A) :30 15.-Sing out (vers. B) :30 16.-Instrumental (vers. B) :30 17.-Full Sing (vers. A) :10 18.-Instrumental (vers. A) :10 19-Full sing (vers. B) :10 20-Instrumental (vers. B) :10
Buick Piano Version 21.-Sing Out :60 22.-Instrumental:60 23.-Sing Out :30 24.-Instrumental :30 25.-Sing out :10 26.-Instrumental :10
Rock and Roll 27.-Donut :60 28.-Instrumental :60 29.-Donut :30 30.-Instrumental :30
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
These jingles certainly reflect that theory. Some of these include the sound signature of the 70s....the Wah Wah Pedal. Others, well, you'll just have to listen.
Also found with this disc (and included here) is a insert that seems to be more promotional then anything else, with testimonials of other discs in the series. If you believe this stuff, you'd probably buy a air conditioner for your igloo. Just sayin!
5125 Side One
5125 Side Two.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Jetsam Offerings for February 2012-drinking beer can have meaning besides getting wasted...and generic station promo jingles...
Beer....it has emotional meaning....well besides getting a buzz on and hurling in a toilet when you so totally wasted you can't stand up straight. No really, say it...MEANING. Put some nice music behind a guy with some echo and a strong "God Bless America" style voice and you take what amounts to a 2-4 to a whole new level. Go on to sing about a "Western Man" living life his own way, and you'll buy into the beer marketing techniques of the 70s instead of the more modern Swedish bikini team style marketing of the 80s, 90s and today (hey, sex sells!) To me, it's just a lot of BS...but still worth a listen.
76 General Radio Busch Beer (US 60 sec radio)
1. Sing Your Own Song
2. Western Man
With the Generic jingles this month, we dig out the station promo LP. This is SOOOO dated, it's delightful to remember a time when commercial radio wasn't the 500 music jukebox universe that it is now. It was important, weather, news, entertainment, it was all there in our ears, without the shock value of Howard Stern. It had class.
Enjoy the jingles.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
You don't see money loaning agencies doing this much of a soft sell these days.
From late 1979, with such a 70s MOR non disco feel to it, comes a series of jingles and spots from the Household Finance Corporation or HFC. Instead of the "if you need cash NOW come here" in your face type style, this is more of a "hey, we're in the neighborhood, and we're here to help, so if you need money come on by" type of approach. That's more my style if I need your services.
The voiceover talent is very interesting here, if you know anything about VO talent. It's Danny Dark!. Yes, that's the name he used in the industry. In addition to doing network TV promos for NBC and voiceover work for Keebler TV commericals in the 70s and 80s, he was also the voice over "Superman" throughout most of the 70s "Superfriends" Saturday morning cartoons that ran on ABC and produced by Hanna Barbera (and at least some of them are now on DVD). His deep baritone with a macho feel certainly fit that role quite well.
It's all the more reason to listen to the Christmas spots on this package. Danny doing a warm and fuzzy type read on "Peace" "Sharing" and "Sounds" really doesn't work in my mind, as he doesn't do warm and fuzzy well. It's just bad casting, but he probably had the contract, so you do what you can.
You can read more about Danny on his page at Wikipedia HERE! OR HERE but if not, enjoy the spot. Some fun 70s nostalgia.
From September 1979, Household Finance Corporation
4th Quarter English
From Tape MCS-32521 (Media Communication Services)
7x60 Various cuts (as below)
# 794-60-1 "Jogging"
# 794-60-2 "Resolution"
# 794-60-3 "Music"
# 794-60-4 "Energy Saver"
# 794-60-5 "Peace"
# 794-60-6 "Sharing"
# 794-60-7 "Sounds"