Thursday, January 25, 2018
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By the 1960s though, the term was a bit outdated.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
Monarch Wine-One Minute Announcements 1968
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!
TTS 3004 SIDE ONE
TTS 3004 SIDE TWO
Saturday, December 16, 2017
I feel like freakin Oprah on one of her favorite Things shows....except we don't have to worry about Oprah not paying the taxes for the stuff here.....I PAY the taxes.....but there isn't any, which is why I pay the taxes!!!!
I wish I could totally take the credit for play the jingle santa, but I share it and actually pass the credit really to Sammy Reed. After I said, you know i'm pretty much tapped out, what do you have around?, next thing I know I get a massive file with over and HOUR (yes an HOUR) of a variety of "off the rack" stuff you usually find here. The quality varies, but given the rarity of this stuff, It's fun to actually hear it.
There's SOOOOOOOO much material here, that Sammy did up a list and checked it twice (i'm assuming!) and I split the massive file into 2 parts to make it easier to download. The list speaks for itself. I can't say much more then that, so I won't.
Here is THE LIST (right click to save)
Tanner Christmas Jingles Compilation FILE ONE
Tanner Christmas Jingles Compilation FILE TWO
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE!!!!!!!!
Here's my contribution you can use all year round next year and beyond....
One of the tanner discs with jingles for almost every occasion throughout the year!
A Merry Christmas to ALL! and I hope you are "Jingling All The Way" with the sounds of the Jetsam this holiday season. It's Fun for the WHOLE Family!
Saturday, December 9, 2017
This is the first record of the Tanner Total Sound Library, which later became New TTS.
A short, incomplete history lesson about the 30xx category ("Business Commercials", later "Specific Businesses"): At first, they devoted a whole side to jingles for one type of business (Side 1, autos, side 2, banks). 3004 is entirely farm equipment, with a "hick" music style (I think that's gonna be the next one I want to send). It was in 3005 - after the 1st 3 jingles which were all for drug stores - when the jingles started being for different things.
Let's hope we can get some more here......especially 3004.....YES, send that one my way soon....YEE HAW!!!!...OK, wait a minute, I suppose we should do in it order if we are going to. I can wait if I have to.
As for me, i'll see if I can get something out Christmas related before Christmas, but the reality is, i'm tapped out, short of just Christmas production music beds from some of the libraries I have. No real jingles to the point where there's a whole album or even a side really. I think I have a disc of combination which includes 1 or 2 christmas, end of year, January stuff, so that's likely as close as i'll get to anything like I have posted in the past, but we'll give that a try.
In the meantime, enjoy disc 3001 from the Tanner Library.
Monday, October 23, 2017
Funny enough, about a month ago, I came across one in a thrift store for $1. I bet no one else knew what the hell it was. Serendipity is a fun thing when it happens. it occasionally does with me. It's seen better days, and a little NR software cleaning certainly helped, but it's not perfect, it's just....right!
Campy as hell (I still can't believe stations would pay for this stuff) and in all it's aural glory, we bring you a Tanner Instant Service disc.
Sammy Reed, a watcher of this humble blog, wrote to me back in September with a relevant submission to the Jetsam Cause. he writes:
" I don't know if you have Creative Sales Service 5311, but I'd like to submit mp3's and label scans from my copy to the Jetsam if you don't have it. This has orchestrated news themes using the same 4-note motif as side 2 of 5321, which you have here. As I say in the comment I just put up, the "School / Teen News Intro" has to be heard to be believed - and you probably still won't. Please let me know what you think."
Well, his pics and audio are below.....let him know what you think in the comments below.
Happy Listening to all the jingles in your head!
Thursday, June 29, 2017
"I am intrigued by the Pepper Tanner production library cuts that you
share on the blog. Do you have any of the discs featuring singing
one-liners for station jingles or advertisers? I also am interested
in the discs featuring program sounders and themes from the Pepper
Tanner era. Man, I wished I would have made copies of them when I
had the chance!"
(yeah, it looks like William Shatner wrote it, but it's just the way it shows up on this page...can't fix it!)
Well, i'm not one on requests, mainly because I get people saying "do you have this jingle?" or "do you have that jingle?" The answer usually is no, because if you haven't easily found it anywhere else, I am likely not to have it (though I have been wrong on that occasionally)
This is a different story though. It's material I already have.
I went through some of the Tanner LP's this month and found something that might full both requests. Accapellas for various station features....weather...sports, that sorta thing, and generic sings for advertisers. I will search more in the future to see what I can find, but here's a start.
By the way this collection was given to me by a ex radio station employee who thought i'd might like them, as he saved them headed for the trash some years ago, and I thought i'd put a few up for the hell of it, as they are jingles and technically jetsam as they were tossed.
Who knew I was going to start something. I guess now, you have a second chance to get a few things :)
PS-as I wanted to use the accapella jingles myself, I edited them down and labelled them individually into a zip file if you prefer to download them that way. They're campy as hell, but if you have a use for them, enjoy the nostalgia.
DOWNLOAD ZIP FILE WITH INDIVIDUAL CUTS OF SIDE TWO:
Saturday, May 6, 2017
One of my projects recently on the jetsam is something you won't necessarily realize. Last year, I was made aware of some pages playing all the audio simultaneously. I have discovered that my old audio player coding in the pages was not up to HTML 5 standards, causing this issue. Newer posts included the newer player coding which seems to resolve this issue, but until recently the problem still exists in the older posts. I have now UPDATED ALL THE POSTINGS EXCEPT FOR THE YEAR 2010 with the new player. Given there are 29 posts for that year, it might still take me a bit of time to update, but it WILL be done in the near future. Gotta fix what's broken.
THE LOCAL STUFF-This time FURNITURE RELATED
We continue with material from my local area of the Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada region where I was working in the radio production side of a local radio station through the 1980s and 1990s. I tended to take dubs of jingles or tapes being tossed out home, because, well, I liked them, and my hoarding/pacrat tendencies of yesterday met my wife's thoughts of what you can do with them today in 2010 and you have this blog. makes sense doesn't? The world of commerical is very much a throwaway culture, and only survives in the world of you tube far too often. This is why the jetsam exists as you probably know, but has only focused on the local stuff recently.
Here's TK's Carpet from the mid-late 1980s....as far as I know, the company has been long out of business, but thanks to some blitzed to death radio and TV ads in the 80s seen my impressionable young teenage and adults minds alike and a catchy jingle, it's still findly remembered. This is the rarely heard FULL SING with complete lyrics (without announcer)
This next full sing for Gallery One Furniture was also played heavily on the air in the late 80s, early 1990s. Produced by Seacoast Sound in Victoria, BC, while the company has moved on to other advertising styles, this jingle still motivates you to sing about the company brand in such a "group hug" kinda way, don't ya think?
Finally for local, we have a local moving company (they MOVE furniture!!!) Hoyt's Moving and Storage, who celebrated 40 years in the business when this jingle was produced. I remember they were a sponsor of the 8 am news of a local radio station and this jingle was drilled into my head on a daily basis when I was younger, so fun to have a copy of it when I am adult (yes, I am one most of the time!) circa 1979. They are still around.
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE-----The Generic Stuff.
I really don't think I can get bored digging into the Tanner Generic jingle LPs I have. The stuff is dated, corny and campy all at once. Exact dates are really unknown most of time, and they didn't come with documentation except for one album posted previous dates in the early 1970s, but still very entertaining in a "I can't believe someone used that" kind of way. here's two more complete albums randomly picked (I closed my eyes and just grabbed them...I don't think I have done them previously) and they certainly live up to what I have just mentioned.
TANNER 5228-SIDE 1
TANNER 5228-SIDE 2
TANNER 5232-SIDE 1
TANNER 5232-SIDE 2
Until I post again..........enjoy!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
First....a bit of a footnote from last post....
SOBEYS has released the "Star Of Christmas" remade jingle this year as a free download on their website as of this writing. I mentioned and linked the original TV spot last time. The bonus is that they will donate $1/per download to charity, so even if you have no idea who or what Sobeys is in your area on the planet, it's a fun "warm and fuzzy" jingle you can incorporate for your holiday listening and help a good cause too. The link to their website is HERE! and if the link is dead by the time you read this, I've kept the jingle myself if you want it.
Continuing with local........
I don't endorse Irving Oil per say, but if you live here in Atlantic Canada and drive a car, you've probably stopped at one of their gas stations. I have. That's about as far an an endorsement I will give. They have made some neat Christmas jingles over the years though. I've kept a couple of them, and this being a "just in time for the holidays" moment (wow, how do I do that?) here's what we have.....
From 1983 and a dub from a master tape from CHSJ in Saint John NB. we have 2 versions with announcer
This 1990 version of an Irving Oil Jingle features the well known local music group "The Rankin Family"
Finally, Bolands, a company who ran the local IGA franchise for a number of years (they were bought out by Loblaws and eventually discontinued the IGA brand) commissioned a locally produced jingle and song in the early 1990s that got quite a bit of play in December 1993, and was sort of forgotten about. We try not to forget things at the jetsam, in fact we always understand that today's jingles are tomorrows nostalgia. That's always been the reason we keep these tapes (and they're catchy too!!) below is the :60 version. The full 2 minute version was posted just over 3 years ago here on This Page on the Jetsam with full credits either way, enjoy both.
FINALLY......Off the Rack Stuff....
I bought this production music LP some 6 years ago at a record sale in Portland Maine....always wish I had the whole library, as this stuff too often gets tossed when the CD libraries too over. Yeah, it's a bit dated, it's 1977 after all, but no disco feel for this stuff....more like warm and fuzzy. For you christmas compilation folks....I'm sure this will fit in nicely. As you know, I'm too lazy to cut it up for you, but hey, I did clean it up with noise reduction software, so it's nice and clean overall.
i've scanned the contents as best as I can....listed below
Have a Happy Holiday Season whatever beliefs you follow.