Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St. Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick's Day, in recent years, I have posted an audio link to a segment of a performance, by my mother, on the NBC television show Your Hit Parade.  I am doing so again today.

The song--"It's a Great Day for the Irish"--aired on the March 15, 1952 telecast of the Hit Parade.  My mother was joined, in the performance, by the show's wonderful vocal chorus, The Hit Paraders. The show's "Lucky Strike Orchestra" was led by the great Raymond Scott.

http://www.luckystrikepapers.com/images/Great_Day_For_The_Irish,_NBC-TV,_1952.wav

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Commercial jingle, from the 1960s

For decades, commercial jingles were popular on radio and television.  Here is one of the many jingles my mother recorded during her voice-over career in Boston (a career which took hold in the 1960s and ended a year or so before her death in 2001). 

The jingle is for "Child Mild Gem Franks," and it aired on Boston radio for a number of years, beginning (as I recall) in the early 1960s.  I remember hearing it (and enjoying it) routinely, during childhood.