Monday, July 10, 2006

Retro Shopping Music! (to buy toasters by)

Be sure and head over to Ultra Swank today, guys and gals, and download my pal Chris' absolutely groovylicious new mix collection, Retro Shopping Volume 1 - Music to Buy Toasters By! An amazingly cool musical treat consisting of vintage shopping-inspired tracks, that is sure to rock the world of anyone who digs this here blog!

Chris and I are on the same wavelength obviously. Many months ago after I first posted my vintage shopping radio spots and jingles collection here (need to re-upload it yet again), I started slowly putting aside tracks to do this same kind of mix collection (seemed like an obvious no-brainer), but Chris has beat me to it. And I'm glad he did! Not only is he saving me some time now (hehe), but more to the point, he's done a fantastic job!! He's pulled together a great mix of songs that really evoke the whole vibe I'm going for with Malls of America. I'm already playing the HECK out of these tracks myself!

It goes without saying that it's especially perfect to listen to whilst reading this blog. Give it a try. Download it and play it every day when you read MOA. :) Because, if this blog had background music (and I'm toying with that idea), this kind of stuff would be it! Look no further.

My hat's off to you, Chris! Thanks for a super-fun and groovy release! Your hard work is definitely appreciated here. :D


Blogger Chris said...

Thanks for the heads up, Keith! Hope you all enjoy my compilation!

Mon Jul 10, 01:09:00 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

REALLY enjoying it, Chris, don't worry about that! :)

Mon Jul 10, 06:14:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

I wonder why nobody has commented on this compilation yet. Maybe no one has actually downloaded it. Or perhaps people are too lazy to use the comment function. Would be nice to hear some more comments.

Fri Jul 14, 08:40:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

I have!

I just needed the time to listen to it. Love what was put into this, and yes, this is really what made the past felt alive due to nature of the music. Love noticing a John Seely/Bill Loose track here. Their names were associated with work at Capitol Records in compiling a library of production music under the "Hi-Q" name, and many of their cues were used in many films, especially TV shows in the late 50's/early 60's (Warner Bros themselves even had to use it for several cartoons when a musicians strike went on around '58).

Of course I'm probably the only one around who can appreciate stuff like this since I nearly grew up in that era (though I'm only 28). I've been trying to collect stuff like this personally, though it tends to be rather touch given how much of it often was used for more professional venues like in TV, and often aren't easily accessible to the regular public unless someone didn't pirated recordings on tape and all. Keep up the great work on more volumes!

Fri Jul 14, 11:46:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

That particular track was taken from a "Capitol Hi Q L Series" album I found. I have other Capitol Library records too, maybe I'll put some other tracks on the next volume. Thanks for listening.

Sat Jul 15, 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The music was brilliant. And is perfect to shop to, by the way. I tried it out for myself! Thanks a million!!!

Tue Jul 18, 01:53:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

Chris said...
That particular track was taken from a "Capitol Hi Q L Series" album I found. I have other Capitol Library records too, maybe I'll put some other tracks on the next volume. Thanks for listening.

Thanks for that! Neat you found those records. The best I have was another of Capitol's series called "Media Music" (both LPs and CDs), mostly composed of later music that was probably used around the late 70's/early 80's.

Wed Jul 19, 01:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some interesting comments here....

This music defined a generation when you think about the 1950's and early 1960's this is what you think of.

this is a nice addition to the "Music for TV Dinners" CD's I bought.

We'll be spinning a few cuts from here, likely linking the site on our page if that's ok.

Scott S.
Exec Producer

Sat Sep 09, 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Carras said...

Hey,everyone (Chris S.,esp.we're buddies.:) How do you click on and hear the music as I know a lot about the Hi-Q library (compositions by George Hormel, Dave Buttolph, Spencer Moore, Raoulkraussar,Phil Green, Loose-Seely,etc.).

Wed Nov 21, 12:10:00 AM  
Blogger Steve Carras said...

Okay, I just managed to download it from Chris's site. I'm listening to the Seely-Loose piece,a George Hormel one (used in "Outcast Marble/Odd Ball" and the "Toy Fun?Toy Cruazy" episode of Gumby. it was acutally xcalled ZR (Zephyr Records, thanks SoundtrackCollector) ZR-46 lite movement.I'm listening to "Wally Stott'"s Rotten Row and that sounds familiar. Did you know he was Angela Morely,composer of Watership down (animation wise-a very SERIOUS one), and other movies and 50s tv shows?

Wed Nov 21, 12:31:00 AM  
Blogger Steve Carras said...

And that's Harry Bluestone and Emil (Augie Doggie) Cadkin in the "Unknown artist-childrens"-from Capitol Hi-Q (I found this out from is called "Housewives Choice".

Wed Nov 21, 12:33:00 AM  
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