Friday, June 29, 2018

For people like you....people who do...like Jingles!



As we are a day or two away from Canada Day (Happy Canada Day BTW...it's like July 4th in the US, only a bit more polite with no guns and a dreamy head of state!) I'd thought I'd post a jingle package/commericals from a canadian retail icon, Canadian Tire. This year it celebrates 90 years of giving canadian's a variety of goods that really has no comparison. Think automotive/hardware/paint/lifestyle store and you might come close. If you ever come to Canada, check one out.

I just noticed that this is the 90th post on the Jetsam.....coincidence? You may think not, but it is! YAY ME!


This package gives you a 30 and 60 sec donuts along with some idea of what they sold in 1979, one item of which is music. That is no longer is the case, so this is a bit of 70's canadian nostalgia to hear that, besides the fact that the music spot on this package is rather campy "I'm the kind of dad that is a friend of my kids" feel out of a coming of age movie. Some of the items are also nostalgic for the 70s (remember those big wheel plastic bikes?) so while I suppose it's not exactly a full jingle package we commonly post here, it's still fun to hear. This jingle's lyrics i'm hummed for years, I know jingle lyrics more often then commerical songs, I remember growing up with this jingle when I was a kid, so I acted like a kid with a bit of excitement finding it many years later in a box of tapes at a local radio station I worked. Remember, these tapes are often erased. Who knows, maybe this is the last known tape of this package.

Of special note, a couple of these spots feature former CFRB Toronto Sportcaster Bill Stevenson who was on the station for 4 decades and passed away in 2014 more HERE I will have to say I am not absolutely sure it's the sportscaster, I cannot find any audio samples of his work for comparison, but I'm guessing it is. if anyone can confirm this, feel free to post below.

Also this month, Sam's bringing us with a couple more tanner production lps from the 3300 series. Box, inserts and Lp labels from the audio are below. Enjoy Your Month!!!


Canadian Tire May Radio 1979







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TTS 3302-Side One







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TTS 3302-Side Two







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TTS 3314-Side One







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TTS 3314-Side Two





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1 comment:

  1. My contributions here are the earliest and latest records I have from the 3300's category, dealing with different sales. The earliest records from this and the 3100's had jingles that were a few seconds long.
    Full disclosure here: The material listed on the labels of 3302 were pressed on the wrong sides. So I uploaded the sides in the order of the labels.
    My copy of 3302, as you can tell, is a mono version. I couldn't find the stereo version of this one. The station I got these from had 1 mono and 1 stereo version of each record up until Tanner just stopped making mono versions. The station had 2 copies of all their records after that point. Both of the station's copies of 3213 were in mono, which makes me wonder if they even made a stereo version of that one.
    And from the disco era, there's 3314 for your boogiein' pleasure.

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