Creative Sales Service

This was one of the first production libraries produced by Pepper Sound. It went on into (at least) the Tanner era in the 70's.

I have 2 records from this series. I will list my records along with a list of the tracks on them, and some comments. You can click on the underlined tracks to hear audio of them!

#5208, 1963(?)
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This record had the same problem a lot of older production library records had, and even TM's "Producer" had until the very end - the dreaded "locked-groove" syndrome, where you have to take the needle off and on to the beginning of the next track. Also, on most later Tanner records, there is an instrumental version of the track after the vocal version. Perhaps they didn't have them yet at this point. There's just 5 1-minute-long tracks on one side and 5 acapella tracks ranging from 13-24 seconds long on the other side. This makes for a lot of empty space on the record.
SIDE 1
1. Back to School

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2. Come to the Fair
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3. New Year Sale
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4. Thanksgiving
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"Here's some food for thought. You'd better give thought to the food." They may have been going for a little humor, but at the same time the music and everything sounds deadly serious.
5. Christmas (Toys)
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During the "instrumental" part, the male and female singers "la-la'd" parts of different Christmas songs at the same time. For the heck of it, I thought I'd compile a list of all the songs they were "la-la'ing".
MEN:
1. Jingle Bells
2. Joy to the World
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Away in a Manger
5. Some - White Christmas
Others - Deck the Halls
WOMEN:
1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
2. Rudolph
3. Chestnuts Roasting
4. Silent Night
SIDE 2
6. Year End Clearance
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7. Going Out of Business
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Some of the going-out-of-business commercials on these Tanner records were pretty intersting. I mean, I know they had to make light jingles, but on the other hand, a business which may have long-served a community is closing its doors, and they made jingles like this?
8. Halloween Saving
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9. Dollar Days
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"Time to catch a corker by the collar" - HUH?
10. Double Stamps
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Here is a piece of paper found in the album jacket, probably written on by someone at the radio station that used this record. It apparently has the numbers of other Creative Sales records that have tracks with a back-to-school theme. The number listed on the bottom looks like it may be from an RCA Thesaurus record with a Dollar Days Sale track. Click on the picture to see a larger image.

 

5409 - Spot Starters, 1973
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This record consists of short tracks ranging from 3-15 seconds long. They were so stations could use them for the beginning of commercials. They seem almost like micro versions of "Selling Images" like Tanner's Total Sound and Country libraries had. They even had instrumental versions following the voice tracks. I am guessing 1973 because of one telltale thing - the barely-audible beeps. The first cut on each side didn't have a beep in front of them.
SIDE 1
Values
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Greater Savings
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Easteravaganza Sale
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"Easteravaganza" - a word the folks at Tanner sure loved to throw around.
Charge It
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Let the People Know
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Weekend Sale
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Weekly Specials
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Shopper's Bulletin
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Saturday Specials
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This one has an announcer speaking the words.
SIDE 2
T.G.I.F.
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The instrumental version can be heard on the Creative Sales Service demo tape I put on this page.
Never Ending Values
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Spring Savings
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There Must Be a Reason
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Number One in Service
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Get to Know Us
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The announcer strikes again.
The last 3 tracks are acapella lines.
Big Things are Happening
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Park Free - Save More
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Ring Up the Savings
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Creative Sales Service Presentation (demo tape)
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