Hey everyone out there in retro Shopping Land! Today I'm sharing this great find (link is above) from the archives of one of my favorite weird/odd music sites, Oddio Overplay
. This is beautiful stuff. Rescued from a department store demolition site is this recording of genuine 1960's in-store MUZAK! This was played in the background of Kresge department stores (anyone else remember those?) back in the said '60s, and is the very music you might well have heard as you and mom wandered the aisles back then.
This particular recording is simply titled "Background Music No. 123" (if anyone out there has more in the series--or anything else at all like this--please drop me a line!), but what great music this is, especially for the wonderful images and warm memories it evokes.
The recording was created by Special Recordings Inc., in Detroit (yeah baby, the Motor City!), for the S. S. Kresge Company. Keep in mind this note from the originating site: "This record is in the worst condition. Recommending that you not play it with headphones." Good advice.
Enjoy, and happy retro shopping everyone!