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Transferred a "mixture" of old Tape & Record Show Enterprises audio recordings to digital files this evening, namely, in order of transfer (not original "broadcast" dates)...

"James Stricklin Song Mirage: Episode 21. Broadcast Friday, February 15,1985 at 10:30pm central. Theme Music: Can You Feel It(The Jacksons). Hosts: James Stricklin and Calvert Mimms(Albert Sims). Songs: Beep A Freak(The Gap Band), Glamorous Life(Sheila E.), The Medicine Song(Stephanie Mills), Sex Shooter(Apollonia Six), and a scene from the very first episode."

"The TRS Scrap Pile: Episode 4. Broadcast Wednesday, April 25, 1984 at 7:30pm central. Theme Music: Burt Reynold's House/If You Love Me Tell Me Loud(John Morris/Mel Brooks). In this week's scrap pile: "Video Killed The Radio Star"(The Buggles), "Yes,Yes!"(Sam Browne and the Carlyle Cousins), Steve Martin explains why he is "Born To Be Wild", "Leave It"(Yes), "Jam on Revenge"(Newcleus), "Who's On First?"(Bud Abbott and Lou Costello)."

"Jerry Sanders' Hit Parade: Episode 17. Broadcast Monday, February 4, 1985 at 9:00pm central. Theme Music: Beep A Freak(The Gap Band) . Songs include: Let's Hear It For The Boy(Denise Williams), Torture(The Jacksons), Electric Lover(Ray Parker, Jr.), My Guy(Sister Sledge), Playmates(Midnight Star), Just Be Good to Me(The S.O.S. Band)."

"The Tape & Record Show: Episode 6. Broadcast Tuesday, July 3,1979 at 5:00pm central. Theme Music: Beethoven's 5th Symphony(Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra). "Gilligan's Island: Hair Today Gone Tomorrow" - Gilligan believes he has become an old man after his hair turns completely white overnight, but The Professor's solution only makes things worse when his hair completely falls out."

Some footnotes on episode 21 of "The James Stricklin Song Mirage": First, the above description was from the original handwritten "broadcast" card in the index card files, and the "broadcast" version on the cassette is labeled the same. However, I appear as MYSELF in the episode, not as the character "Calvert Mimms", so not sure WHAT went on with the labeling at the time. Difficult to remember THAT far back! Also, it was one of the rare TRSE episodes of a series "aired" out of order. It wasn't officially "broadcast" until after episode 29 of the "Song Mirage", mainly due I think to the fact the new series "James Stricklin Musical Muse Countdown" was going to premiere the week after the episode, and it was mentioned in the episode, but things must have gotten delayed. It was also an episode which, when recorded, suffered from the "crackling microphone" issue that plagued episode 20, before I was able to buy new mics to fix the issue. We had originally planned to replace the "Song Mirage" with "Musical Muse", but a weekly one hour pop top ten countdown show quickly became impractical on our budget, what with the expensive Billboard magazine subscription and trying to acquire the singles needed each week, so we eventually brought back the "Song Mirage" for another 70 episodes or so, until the entire organization fell into oblivion. Remember, this was "pre-internet".

Short footnote on episode 4 of "The TRS Scrap Pile": Can't be sure, but pretty sure my reasoning on including the Sam Browne song in the same episode with some early Steve Martin stand-up in the compilation of the episode was because Steve Martin lip synced to the song in the movie "Pennies From Heaven", and the song was on the soundtrack LP.

Short footnotes for episode 17 of "Jerry Sanders' Hit Parade": Edited with a "cold open", namely a song before the opening theme music. Also, I couldn't help but notice, in the song "Electronic Lover" by Ray Parker, Jr. (mislabeled in the files as "Electric Lover"), Ray was obviously trying to do a "Prince" style song. First time hearing that in at least three decades, and had forgotten about the song. Most of the songs Jerry used on his show were in HIS collection, so I didn't have a lot of them in MY collection also.

Footnote for episode 6 of the organization's "flagship" show "The Tape & Record Show": This was the first of the weekday half hour episodes, after I did the first five episodes as hour episodes. After those initial episodes, I thought to myself, "An HOUR a day, NO WAY that can be sustainable, content wise, even with the planned occasional "repeats"!", and suddenly decided to go with hour "broadcasts" only on weekends, half hours on weekdays. I kept that "broadcast" plan until the "season four" premiere on April 16, 1982, when I switched to a weekly one hour format for the series. Later, the "spin-off" shows were standardized to 90 minute blocks two other days a week, until demise of the organization.
Tags: 1980s, audio cassettes, bad microphones, digitization, james stricklin, jerry sanders, tape and record show enterprises, trse

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