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Kmart In-Store Music: Christmas 1974

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Published on Dec 9, 2015

In-store overhead music from December 1974.

Found on archive.org | Attention K-Mart Shoppers:

"This is a digitized version of an in-store reel to reel tape that was played within a Kmart store in December 1974. The opening Kmart jingle is interesting at the beginning of both hours, and there are theft deterrent security pages and store policy announcements between every few songs. This must have been in attempt to discourage shoplifting.

This is a Tape-Athon product perhaps in their early days - see the attached pictures. There also was an insert within the reel to reel box stating that the recording was made on a state of the art system -- and to possibly adjust volume levels.

The recording contains both sides, which are 1 hour long each, totaling 2 hours. This tape is in good shape and was recorded on the 3¾ speed. This was transferred to digital using my Akai GX-4000D which is in excellent operable condition, and I cleaned the heads between plays as the tape did leave residue.

Special Thanks to Tom Schwarzrock who provided this very rare tape to me so that it can be added to the archive collection. "

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Ronnie Aldrich & His Two Pianos, The Strings of the London Festi
  • Album

    • Christmas with Ronnie Aldrich (Original Christmas Album)
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Believe Music (on behalf of Christmas Time); Kobalt Music Publishing, Audiam (Publishing), Spirit Music Publishing, Sony ATV Publishing, AMRA, and 3 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

    • Jingle Bells
  • Artist

    • Mantovani and His Orchestra
  • Album

    • Christmas Carols
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Copyright Group); UMPG Publishing, and 2 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Jackie Gleason
  • Writers

    • Kim Gannon, Buck Ram, Walter Kent
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • UMG (on behalf of CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)); Warner Chappell, Exploration Group (Music Publishing), PEDL, UBEM, Sony ATV Publishing, CMRRA, ASCAP, and 2 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Living Strings
  • Album

    • The Spirit of Christmas with the Living Strings
  • Writers

    • Ray Evans, Jay Livingston
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Believe Music (on behalf of Christmas Records); Sony ATV Publishing, SOLAR Music Rights Management, and 8 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

    • Snowbound
  • Artist

    • Wayne King & His Orchestra, The Wayne Robinson Singers
  • Album

    • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Original Christmas Album
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • Believe Music (on behalf of Christmas Time), and 2 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Ferrante & Teicher
  • Album

    • Christmas Is So Special (World)
  • Writers

    • Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • UMG (on behalf of CAPITOL); Warner Chappell, PEDL, CMRRA, UBEM, ASCAP, and 2 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Arthur Fiedler, The Boston Pops
  • Album

    • The Christmas Songs
  • Writers

    • Johnny Marks
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • INgrooves, SME (on behalf of Broken Audio); Audiam (Publishing), ASCAP, CMRRA, PEDL, Warner Chappell, UBEM, and 4 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Bert Kaempfert And His Orchestra
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • UMG (on behalf of Universal Records); ASCAP, SODRAC, Muserk Rights Management, Spirit Music Publishing, UBEM, and 4 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Eddie Dunstedter
  • Album

    • Ultra-Lounge / Christmas Cocktails
  • Writers

    • Tommie Connor
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • UMG (on behalf of Capitol Records); Regent Music Group, and 1 Music Rights Societies
  • Song

  • Artist

    • Various Artists
  • Album

    • Christmas Lights
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Guild GmbH); ASCAP, UMPG Publishing, and 3 Music Rights Societies

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