Jul 1, 2017
RARE & SCRATCHY ROCK 'N ROLL #040 - ROCK, POP, AND COUNTRY STARS WHO SANG COMMERCIAL JINGLES - Part 1
Some of the biggest rock, pop, and country stars sang jingles – those catchy commercials about soft drinks, cereal, clothing, cars, and lots of other products and services. Several superstars just sang jingles at the beginning of their careers, while others recorded them concurrently with their regular repertoire.
There’s so much fun material here that we’ve made this a two-part podcast.
And on part one, we’ll broadcast the beverage brand that launched the trend of big name acts customizing their signature sounds to pitch products and services.
We’ll also feature some names you know that you might not know sang jingles: Buddy Holly, Paul Revere & The Raiders, the Monkees, Cream, the Commodores, the Turtles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Nat King Cole, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, the 5th Dimension, B.J. Thomas, Fontella Bass, Alan Jackson, Michael Jackson, Homer & Jethro, and many others.
Ken Deutsch, our resident “rockologist” and pre-eminent jingle producer, co-hosts. So, please stay with us for part 1 of what Ken and I call “Singling and Jingling.”