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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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.


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Thursday, January 25, 2018

some tanner.......some wine.........oh so fine.......then a little coffee to recover from it.....

I'm lacking in creative titles for this month's exhibit. Let's leave it at that I guess.


A bit of a different take to start off 2018, with some commericals/spots from a pair of 1960s "ET's" which are electrical transcriptions. That term dates back to the 1930s when the failed experiment for putting sound to film evolved into the 16 inch radio transcription which was in the pre tape era of radio recording. the electrical in the term refers to the use of electrical record equipment used from about the mid 1920s on to record and make records. The previous way had a singer sing loud into a big horn, or likewise for a orchestra, they had to play loud. that was called "acoustic"

By the 1960s though, the term was a bit outdated. The LP was well known (the 12" version of the transcription, with "microgroove" grooves as they called them for a period of time) and often agencies would press their commericals onto vinyl because the sound was felt to be better to play off a record on the air then the fairly new broadcast cartridge tape format (grandfather of the 8 track!)

Eventually, the broadcast cart won out and was widely used until computer automation took over in the 1990s, commericals from the mid 1970s on where primarily tape (as proven here in the jetsam with pics of the tape boxes) but thankfully, we have some of these commericals because of the ET aspect of it. Here's two of them for you. Not all of these are jingles, in fact there are no full sings here, but still some neat nostalgia to serve up.




Hills Bros Coffee-Repeat Reheat 1965




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Monarch Wine-One Minute Announcements 1968






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Also this month, our contributor Sammy brings me TTS 3004 to post this month, after talking about it briefly last month. It's dated like all of the jingles of this sort, but there's still a charm about it. Now we just need some campy ad copy to go with it and y'all be all set YEE HAH!




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