Monday, December 10, 2012

Cheezy and Dated Off The Rack Christmas Jingles...

From the Pepper Tanner "Contemporary Sound" of the early 1970s, I really don't know if I would air these things when they were contemporary, comes some really hokey kids jingles...funny how the song "Candy Man" was around this time, though that seems a bit more professional then this stuff. The camp factor is in high gear for these.

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!)


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

For November 2012...It's a Lang Worth Christmas!


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.



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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.



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More in December on the Jetsam.













Tuesday, October 23, 2012

75th Years Of Radio in Canada.....and 70s Jeans...


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





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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.




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Until Next Month.....






Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We're Back!!!!!!!

Fall is Here!. Hope you had a great summer. I suppose the highlight of my summer was acquiring a 1948 vintage RCA 70d broadcast turntable that was working and just needed a little TLC is getting going with a new cartridge and wiring. I only wish the tonearm was of that vintage, it's more likely from the late 60s, early 70s. Still a nice antique to obtain and with a 16 inch platter to play transcriptions. Here's a pic with new felt:
I actually had to buy machine oil and 50 weight motor oil to get it all lubricated. complete with 2 and 1/2 ft high wooden cabinet covered in metal, This beast was built to last with a solid shaft and true meaning of "direct drive" for turntables. It's a shame a lot of these got tossed into dumpsters in the early 70s (according to one blog). I'm just glad to add it to my arsenal to transfer audio. It also came with a small amount of transciption discs, including some national commericals, so look for a few here in a future post. I might add that this month's exhibits were transferred on this turntable. We're posting this month with a album I got back in maine a couple years ago. It's a demo album of award winning commericals from 1967. No doubt hard to find, you'll here some jingles in with the regular spoken word spots, including a Petula Clark coke ad on Side 1.
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This time for commerical production music we look at the series "The Director" which is another series I have and I did use professionally in the 80s when I was doing radio production. It usually consisted of cueing up the music track on the turntable, announcer in the booth, rolling a reel tape, and starting the turntable, when the music starts, so does the announcer, and eventually would be dubbed to broadcast cart for airing. This LPs often were used and abused on a daily basis, and held up well, until they were ditched for CDs. I don't think a lot of these libraries were ever reissued on CD because they were dated as hell, and production libraries were always coming out with new stuff, and often didn't look back. In any event, here's disc 2 of "The Director"
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Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm a little embarrased to say.......

Well, the summer is almost over, and it's been a nice break to take time and work on other things and think about the Jetsam. For the last few months, it's been an afterthought and chore which my wife encouraged to do. That's not a bad thing that my wife encouraged it, but it was a bit of a rush because I had other things to do. This is why I wanted a break. It's good for perspective. It's also good to read the comments that have been left. it was such a chore, that I didn't even notice people were leaving comments. Just call me dumb ass. I haven't responded or read them all, but I will. Just give me some time. So, I'll be back in the fall with the Jetsam, in other words, sometime next month. I'll set a realistic goal of 1 post/month and see what happens. This may not be an actual jingle, but some radio commerical that may include a jingle or not, or more of the "off the rack" jingles. We'll see what happens. I'll open up the floor for comments and suggestions of what you like to see here. I can certainly post some local jingles from my area of Halifax, NS Canada also. I shunned away from local/regional stuff, but that just might add to it here and make it unique. I want the jetsam to continue, but would love your input. A warm thank you to all who have posted and visited this site. In the meantime, I'm working on my other projects, my syndicated show and internet station through the summer. here are the links if you are curious: http://www.cheezepleeze.com http://timecapsuleaudionetwork.tripod.com See you In September! Scott S.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Summer Break......

Time to take the summer off, regroup and consider continuing this blog! It's been a lot of fun, but my time has been taken on the weekly radio show and the internet stream not mention repair and maintenance of the vintage gear involved. We'll post again in the fall. Hope you all have a great summer! Scott S.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Buick Automobile Jingles 1990

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

70s Vintage....do you really eat the red ones last?

Here's a neat promotional 45 from, obviously 1976. Anyone from Canada over 35 will recognize the Smarties jingle. It was played to death throughout the late 70s and early 80s. The others, probably not to much, but still it's good to post the whole 45. You kind of wonder what the record was made for...for giveaways? For customers of the chocolate company? Makes you wonder. Just still kind of fun to find this, as it was part of my childhood....that dang Smarties Jingle. Smarties are still around. They seem to be a canadian thing, as anyone outside of the country will likely not know about them. In any event, as Canada is a bi lingual country, enough the jingles, in both English and French.

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Friday, March 30, 2012

March 2012 Exhibit...Suddenly...it's July 1972

We'll take a break from commerical jingles this month to focus on another disc from the Pepper Tanner Production Music Library I obtained. Delightfully dated music with campy messages that, keep in mind, was "new and hip" 40 years ago, and now just looks foolish today. That's the great thing about commericals, while we listen to a lot of music that is timeless, commericals always reflect the era they are produced in. It's a snapshot of the time.

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!

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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)

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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.




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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Borrowing money can be this happy.......according to Superman....



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)


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# 794-60-2 "Resolution"




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# 794-60-3 "Music"




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# 794-60-4 "Energy Saver"




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# 794-60-5 "Peace"




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# 794-60-6 "Sharing"




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