Sunday, January 03, 2010

PAMS Winston-Salem My Hometown Record


Here's a slice of retro for you. PAMS jingle company in Dallas made this generic song available to local radio stations around the country in the 60's. The station would find a local sponsor, write some lyrics, and presto!, a local hit.

There were over a hundred localized versions of this record, all recorded in Dallas. Radio Use Only blog has an amazingly complete story for you to read.

Bonus retroness: Thalhimer's Department Store was the local sponsor for this record through the local Top 40 station 1380 WTOB. Here's where you might have stumbled upon this record back then.

2 comments:

Jonathan said...

Community center, music, theater, can all be found!
I have always thought this song was good creepy fun. I'm glad to know a little bit more about it's history. I'll probably feature it as a bonus on my CarolinaSoul.org Blog, despite its lack of, well, soul. Tobacco, textiles, electronics made our city great!

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