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Me ears are alight - recording tape

Postby Little John » February 11th, 2018, 11:54 am

Listening to Desert Island discs the now, and I asked Lady P if she knew what "German Bread" was - as in "Tea, a drink with German Bread" part of the Doh a dear song from Sound of Music. She looked unbelievingly at me totally aghast and said it wasn't "German bread" it was "Jam and bread". This was a complete moment of revelation for me and will probably change my life for ever.

But it reminded me of the adverts you used to see on television for audio tape. One of them - I believe for BASF tape - was about people getting the words of songs wrong; in the case of the title of this thread "Israelites" by Desmond Decker. But you never see an advert for recording tape or even video tapes these days, do you. You don't even see adverts for blank CDs or DVDs. Funny how things change, isn't it?


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Re: Me ears are alight - recording tape

Postby SRD » February 12th, 2018, 8:09 am

Not having a telly I don't see adverts at all.
When I was involved in the Folk Club in Kent the resident band, Skinners Rats, used to do the occasional 'special' evening, one of which was a Reggae/Ska evening when the came on stage as Skinners Ra complete with tea cosy hats & blacked up faces, they did actually sing "Me ears are alight" which brought the house down, they wouldn't get away with it nowadays.
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Re: Me ears are alight - recording tape

Postby Little John » February 12th, 2018, 10:00 am

I didn't even know there was a word for it.
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Re: Me ears are alight - recording tape

Postby Little John » February 12th, 2018, 10:01 am

Here is the advert:-

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Re: Me ears are alight - recording tape

Postby Lady P » February 12th, 2018, 10:36 am

There was a song in the 80s by Billy Ocean called The going gets tough. Our first born would sing Go and get stuffed when we were in the supermarket He was no more than 3 years old

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Re: Me ears are alight - recording tape

Postby SRD » February 13th, 2018, 7:58 am

Little John wrote:I didn't even know there was a word for it.
Taken from a line in the Scottish folk song "The Bonnie Earl O'Murray" :-
"Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands,
Oh where have you been?
They have slain the Earl o' Moray
And layd him on the green."
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