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 PRODUCTS ~ hard sell 

If artiste not stated, this is because none are acknowledged on sleeve or disc, and are unknown.
196--  = specific date unknown

STAR BEER * 195-
 A 10" 78rpm to promote an African brewed beer called STAR. Logo and slogan "STAR IS BEER
 AT IT'S BEST" on the label. Disc plays "Star-Life", composed by Dave Carey (also vocalist?),
 with musicians credited as CAREFREE RHYTHM BAND. Side 2 is same as side 1. 
 This record came from Nakuru, Kenya. * VG (plays okay) 14

TV AD JINGLES * 1959
 Actually, an EP that was on general sale, titled THESE SWINGIN' JINGLES, with music by
 Eric Delaney. 1) Bristol Bounce (Bristol Cigarettes)  2) Happy Motoring (Esso Petrol)
 3) Soft And Strong (Kleenex Tissues) 4) Harry's Song (Rael-Brook Toplin) * 
 Girl on cover was used in other PYE Promotion ( re 1st Stereo Records Poster) EX-/EX- 14

SLIMSVILLE * 196-
 1-sided disc; 'CRAIG DOUGLAS SINGS SWINGING IN SLIMSVILLE'. Label credit J.S.Blair & Son Limited.
  'Get in chic shape with a Slimsville'... 'New creation by JB'  = guess this is some sort of exercise
  machine?  Comes in a RADIO VERONICA slip-sleeve; great source! * plays EX- * VG/VG 60

GALAXY THEME * 196-
 s1 The Galaxy Theme; s2  Galaxy Bossa Nova. Music by Johnny Johnston
 Label is MARS Ltd.  A CBS Special Products issue * s2 plays EX * VG+/VG 5

BOOSEY & HAWKES SONORITE B CLARINET * 1967
 Narrator Jack Brymer, music by BBCSO, Jon Kelley, Jack Brymer, etc. 
 Music shop 'Bill Greenhalgh & Co, Exeter' (now closed!) printed inside laminated g/f * VG/EX- 20

JOHN COLLIER SUITS 'THE SATURDAY NIGHTSUIT' * 196-
 Johnny Johnson  Orchestra = theme on side 1/ side 2 JJO with Johnston Brothers and
 narration by Brian Matthew . Custom John Collier label * back cover stamped 52/54 Corporation S, Birmingaham
 VG+/ EX+ (plays EX+) @ 8

TUPPERWARE * 1967 
 'THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS'.
 4 songs by The King Brothers. (plays EX ) * VG-/VG- 4


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EXQUISITE FORM BRA * 1968
 4-track EP freebie on purchase of Exquisite Form's 'Sweetie Bra'! This cover states
 size 34C White @ 15/11 *  (1) Dave Dee, etc 'Zabadak!' (2) Herd 'I Don't Want Our Loving To Die' 
 (3) Scott Walker 'Come Next Spring'  (4) Dusty Springfield ' My Colouring Book'. 
  Blue label is Exquisite Form FREE HIT RECORD No. 1.
  Pressed by Philips * VG/VG (side 1 plays VG+; s2 VG) 10

BUSH Products in conjunction with RANK * 1968
 Cinema advertising campaign Oct '68 ~ March '69 of Radios. Record Players, etc.
 Music by Byron Davis, vocals by Sue & Sunny (spelt Sonny!). Has an
 exterior g/f wrap cover, with front as the EP slve * EX/NM/EX 24

MICHELIN TYRES * 1969
 THE MICHELIN THEME 'Go radial, go Michelin', composed by Manfred Mann & Mike Hugg.
 Campaign for MICHELIN ZX Radial tyres * g/f slve (plays NM) *  VG/VG+ 14

ESSO 1970 WORLD CUP COIN COLLECTION * 1970
  s1 Highlights of World Cup Final 1966; s2 manufacture, production and promotion of the coins.
  All commentated by Brian Moore, and interview  s2 with Esso.
  EP for Esso Petrol retailers * VG/VG+

CLARKS SHOES * 1970
 1-sided disc; 'WALKING FREE' song. Issued in plain sleeve * EX+ 10


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PHILIPS MICROPHONES * 1971
Strange way to promote something by not actually stating on the cover or label what it is that we 
 should rush out and buy! Titled "FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE", and credited to Mike Scene (most
  probably is Adrian Dale the composer), this is a promotion for Philips Microphones, and is on the
  PYE BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED label. The female voice that Mike is hoping to have
  his way with is not credited. * EX+/EX+ 12

WINALOT * 1971
 'IT'S A DOG'S LIFE'. Johnny Morris takes a humorous look at life - from a dog's point of view.
 Entertaining EP. 331/3rpm. Fold-out sleeve with dog info. Cartoons by Graham. Spillers Ltd. * EX+/EX+ 10

 

GEC MUSIC CENTRE 2817 ~ 1974
 s1 has David Jacobs and Judith Chalmers (photos on back cover) coming out of separate speakers,
 plugging the latest hi tech Music centre. One can purchase an extra set of speakers and then enjoy an
 'Ambio' sound - they state.  This disc is titled SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL. The dialogue is interspersed with 
 easy listening music, Side 2 a confusion of excerpts from classical, opera, rock, easy. 
 Produced by C. John Mears Organisation Ltd. *  VG+/VG+ @ 7

HARRY RAMSDEN'S  in conjunction with HAMMOND SAUCE * 1977
 s1 Freddie Davies sings The Ballad Of Harry Ramsden's; s2 Tune 'West Riding '. Brass band.
 Kentone label * Most probably was available to public * NM/EX+ 5

TRIO HI-FI * 1978
 2-sided 331/3 rpm disc: 'MORECAMBE & WISE & COCHRAM TALK TO TRIO IN 1978. Mr. Cockram
 being continuously interrupted whilst explaining about the KR 4070 Receiver, KA 6100 Amplifier, 
 Cassette Deck KX 1030, etc. A few innuendos included for your entertainment. Ends with Eric & Ernie
 singing 'Bring Me Sunshine'. Over 9 mins. playing time.* VG+/EX+ 24

NIMBLE BREAD * 1978
 1-sided disc: The Seekers sing 'Life Is A Beautiful World' (The Nimble Song). 
 Bruce Woodley Music Ltd. * plays EX- * VG-/VG- 14

FABERGE * 198-
 1-sided disc, yellow vinyl. 'We've Got What It Takes' with lyrics on back cover. Products include
 Brute33, Partage, Cellini. Song adapted (okay, nicked) from 'You Got What It Takes'. * EX-/M- 14

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The following are non-UK pressings.

AGFA OPTIMA CAMERA * France 196-
 s1 'Optima Cha Cha' with female vocal. s2 'Besame Mucho' tune. Luis Valino Orchestra.         
 Actualite label. * NM/EX 10

PINAUD 612 * France 1963
 Michele Torr with Christian Chevallier orchestra: s1
:'LA GRANDE CHANSON'; s2 TOUT DOUCEMNET' 
 (To Know Him Is To Love Him). Back cover Michele with Pinaud Mascara  eye make-up * EX/NM 20

MAX FACTOR * France 1966
 'JEU discotheque colors'. Narration and music both sides of EP.
  Includes a promo letter from Max Factor * NM/VG 20

LOVEABLE UNDERWEAR * USA 1967
 'LOVEABLE RETAIL RADIO SPOTS': 8 tuneful tracks, 60 seconds each,  
 with demonstration store openings and closings * plays EX * EX/VG 14




COCA COLA * Germany 1968
 s1 track 1 Dave Dee, etc. '
I'LL STILL LOVE YOU' and is title/ photo of this EP.
 Track 2 Petula Clark
'THINGS GO BETTER WITH COKE' ending in Dave Dee, etc remarking on Pet, and    
 announcing in German end of side 1. * s2 trk 1 Dave Dee, etc adapted version of '
THINGS GO BETTER
 
WITH COKE', then introduce in German track 2 Diana Ross & The Supremes 'THINGS GO BETTER...
 adapted with Lovelight; track 3 DD introduce Ray Charles with his version of... Ends in each
 member of DDDBM&T saying farewell etc.* Promo EP? * VG/VG+ 24


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