Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The war was over. Swing music and jive were on the way out and rock 'n' roll was still a few years away. So what was hot in 1948, you ask? Why, Western and Home Folks music! You know! Like Ernest Tubb, Cowboy Copas, Gene Autry and Burl Ives! Don't ask me how Spike Jones and Bugs Bunny got in this ad! And I don't EVEN want to know what Arthur Godfrey's "Slap 'er Down Again, Pa!" was all about! Apparently records had been scarce during the war and now here, thanks to this ad, you could get these "hard to get" records delivered right to your door! Why, it was almost like an early version of ITunes!