Here are a few of our favorite tunes from each decade.
Once these examples have whetted your appetite, we invite you
to gorge yourself on the deluxe three volume compilation!
Available on iTunes (1950s / 1960s / 1970s) and Amazon (1950s / 1960s / 1970s).
Nearly 70 astonishing, beautiful, befuddling songs,
expertly restored and ready to motivate and entertain!
Here’s a deep cut you won’t find in our iTunes compilations or in our permanent collection below.
If you’ve seen “Bathtubs Over Broadway,” you may remember punk rock legend and weird music aficionado Don Bolles holding up a copy of this ultra rarity and crooning the first line of the title track. Finally a copy has been added to the Steve Young industrial musicals archive, and to celebrate, here’s the whole song. Most of the record is pop and Broadway covers, but the uncredited theme song is pretty decent.
“I’ve Got a Wide Range of Features”
by John McGee
1956 GE appliance show “It’s a Great New Line!”
“Once in a Lifetime”
1958 Edsel dealer announcement show “Once in a Lifetime”
by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock
1959 Ford Tractor show “Ford-i-fy Your Future”
“Don’t Let a Be-Back Get Away”
by Luther Henderson with vocal by Florence Henderson
1959 Oldsmobile show “Good News About Olds”
by Sonny Kippe, Joe Lapidos, and Glenn Moore
1969 Monroe Calculator show “It’s a Brand New Ball Game”
by Wilson Stone
1961 Coca-Cola bottlers show “The Grip of Leadership”
“He’s a Penney Man”
by Michael Brown
1966 JC Penney show “Spirit of 66”
“We Were There”
by Hank Beebe and Bill Heyer
1966 Detroit Diesel show “Diesel Dazzle”
“PDM (Power Distribution Management) Can Do”
by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Walter Marks
1966 General Electric show “Go Fly a Kite”
by Sid Siegel
1969 American-Standard show “The Bathrooms Are Coming”
The 1970s and Beyond
“Three Days in Eight Minutes”
by Kevin Gavin and Ken Peters
1979 Westinghouse ASD show “’79 Fever”
1972 York air conditioner show “All in the York Family”
“Tires to Sell”
by Elliott Delman, James Tullio, David Kravitz, and Joan Beugen
1979 B.F. Goodrich show “The Great Life”
“An Exxon Dealer’s Wife”
by Ted Simons and John Allen
1979 Exxon show “Put Yourself in Their Shoes”