September 13th, 2021

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Two More Digitizations Down

This evening, converted the next two "episodes" of the Tape & Record Show Enterprises "flagship" show, "The Tape & Record Show" to digital. This series will take the longest to finish, since there were over 400 episodes "broadcast" over the years. Still gradually working on getting all the "spin-off" shows done also, like "James Stricklin Song Mirage", "Jerry Sanders' Hit Parade", "Paul's Country Corral", etc. In other words, to transfer all still existing recordings in the "TRSE Archives", will take quite SOME time to complete! There were slightly over 90 "James Stricklin Song Mirage" episodes alone, so you add those to the 400-ish "Tape & Record Show" episodes, and the other series, it gives you SOME idea at what I'm looking at here, since the bulk will have to be transferred in "real time". You can't really "speed dub" an audio cassette to a desktop.

As mentioned in earlier posts, "The Tape & Record Show" started with just me, two years before Randy Haney "joined" the organization, so the show mainly consisted of soundtracks of TV episodes and recorded music. Contents of the two episodes digitized this evening...

"The Tape & Record Show: Episode 3. Broadcast Saturday, June 30,1979 at 2:00pm central. Theme Music: Beethoven's 5th Symphony(Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra). "Monty Python's Flying Circus: Man's Crisis of Identity in the Latter Half of the 20th Century" / "I Dream of Jeannie: My Master, the Rich Tycoon" - When Jeannie lets in a man who scoffs at her master's taste, she makes several valuable works of art appear. Afterwards the man introduces himself as a representative of the IRS.

The Tape & Record Show: Episode 4. Broadcast Sunday, July 1,1979 at 2:00pm central. Theme Music: Beethoven's 5th Symphony(Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra). "I Dream of Jeannie: Guess What Happened on the Way to the Moon?" - Desert survival becomes luxurious when Jeannie follows Tony on a mission and outfits him with food, shelter, and transportation. Due to an ankle injury, Tony stays behind as Roger goes on. After the mission Roger begins to question Tony's good fortune while he suffered in the sweltering heat. / "Gilligan's Island: Pass the Vegetables, Please" - Gilligan reels in a crate of vegetable seeds from the lagoon, but fails to notice the warning on the crate that the seeds are radioactive. / "Looney Tunes: A Witch's Tangled Hare" - Shakespeare is all ears as Bugs battles Witch Hazel in Macbeth's castle."

If you notice a lot of repetition with certain series audio on "The Tape & Record Show" in the early days, it is because I relied on whatever the local TV stations aired at the time. Local CBS affiliate KNOE aired reruns of "Gilligan's Island" and "I Dream of Jeannie" in the afternoons around that time, probably from 16mm prints, since sometimes you hear a splice "plop" in the audio. Since I paused the old monophonic cassette recorder during commercial breaks, no audio from local commercials are in the "archives". The "Monty Python's Flying Circus" audio came from the local PBS affiliate.