Ken R. Deutsch
wrote four highly-acclaimed books in the early 2000s: "The
Jingle Book," "The Second Jingle Book," "Up and Down the Dial,"
and "Growing Up Glencoe." These were all worldwide top-sellers
in paperback, but since they have been out-of-print for years,
we've had requests to make them available again to a whole new
generation of jingle collectors and radio fans.
Guess what? We did it!
These four books are all now included in eBook form in our
Ken R Book Bundle Bonanza! For your reading and dancing
pleasure, each has been put into PDF format and you'll be happy
to know that no special eBook reader, such as a Kindle, is
required. For the first time, all four are available in an
easy-to-read format for your laptop, desktop, phone or tablet!
Now! Ken's New Jingle Book!
In 2021 Ken Deutsch completed his first new book in almost 20
years, "Jingles And More." For over 35 years, Ken has been a
writer for "Radio World." In those years he penned many stories
about the scoundrels, lunatics and just plain ego-maniacs he met
while working for top-40 giant WOHO(AM), and other less
prestigious radio outlets. They have been collected here along
with many stories and reference articles about the jingle
industry, with an emphasis on the 1960s through the 1980s.
As a bonus you
also get Ken's general humor articles about life in these crazy
United States. None of these articles has appeared in any of his
previous books. Check out Ken's interviews with the likes of
JAM/PAMS president Jon Wolfert, WABC's Johnny Donovan, singer
Paul Anka, Ron Hicklin (leader of the Los Angeles vocal group),
funnymen Soupy Sales and Moe Howard of the Three Stooges! There
are actually many more treasures we don't have space to detail
here but those who love the intersecting worlds of radio and
jingles will not be disappointed. (217 pages)
To summarize, in
the Ken R Book Bundle Bonanza you get all four of Ken's older
books, plus his new one, "Jingles and More"!
Ken's first book,
simply called "The Jingle Book," brings you a trove of
interviews with top personalities from PAMS, TM, JAM and other
great jingle producers. These include: Jon Wolfert, Tom
Merriman, Jim Clancy, Johnny Mann, Gleni Tai, Trella Hart and so
many more. Also tossed in are a few more radio stories that will
amaze you. (272 pages)
Go behind the
scenes with the Sonovox, the rare singing clock, WKNR's jingles
and unique air sound, Tom and Judy Parma, Chuck Blore, Anita
Kerr, Dan Alexander (the man who "voiced" the Sonovox at PAMS),
Jean Oliver (PAMS lead singer 1961-1965), Jackie Dickson
Merriman, and a whole series of chapters devoted to the
wonderful world of Pepper/Pepper Tanner/Tanner/Media General.
Everyone has funny
radio stories, but Ken actually put them into a book. If you
ever worked in radio, or listened with a transistor radio to
your ear, you'll be able to identify with these! Contests gone
very wrong, chintzy general managers, insane and power-crazed
program directors, and other unforgettable characters. They are
all here. (151 pages)
Jingle historian Ken Deutsch grew up in a small suburb outside
Chicago in the 1950s. These are his very personal, warm
recollections of that era including his stint as a nine-year-old
TV personality (for a week), having an embarrassing incident
before a piano lesson, watching horror movies at the Glencoe
theater for $.75, his "bad" friends (according to Ken's mother)
who tried to lead Ken astray, and a look at the world's coolest
restaurant which was in downtown Chicago. (91 pages)
Many of Ken Deutsch's samplers are found online for streaming on
the Jingle Samplers website. But the audio goodies you get here
are exclusive to the Ken R Book Bundle Bonanza!
Ken spent months researching and assembling a massive three-part
"Jingles And More" sampler. Each of the three parts is about a
half-hour long, which means you get almost 90 minutes of audio
in all, narrated by Ken Deutsch, detailing all the lesser-known
jingle producers (everyone that is not PAMS, JAM or TM) and
providing multiple samples of their work.
In part 1 you'll hear from Coronet, Fairwest, FirstCom, Richard
H. Ullman, Johnny Mann, Totalsound, the Money Machine and
Nashville Tower (both from "Music City"), Mark Century, Roy
Ross, NBC (from the 1930s!), Ben Freedman and more.
Jingles And More
Sampler Part 1 Excerpt
In part 2 you'll
be introduced to: SESAC, Pepper Sound Studios/Pepper-Tanner/
William B. Tanner Company/Media General, CRC, Sweep Productions,
Sande and Greene, Jodie Lyons, Bill Meeks (after PAMS closed in
1978 he kept at it), Toby Arnold, Tuesday Productions,
Gwinsound, Tom Merriman (work he did independent of CRC and TM),
and Hugh Heller Corporation. Lots more, too!
Jingles And More
Sampler Part 2 Excerpt
In part 3:
Futursonic, Thompson Creative, Chuck Blore, Yamco (U.K.), Compro
Music, Thunder Productions, Hardy Kirk, ICBM, Formatic,
Criterion, Otis Conner, Alfasound, Peters Productions, Audio
Producers, Studio 10, Century 21 (when they were separate from
TM), and Spot Productions of Fort Worth, Texas.
Jingles And More
Sampler Part 3 Excerpt
Also as part of
the audio bonuses, you get a recent interview (39:03) with Ken
Deutsch conducted by radio personality and jingle collector
Jingles And More
All "Jingles And
More" bonus audio is in 320 kbps MP3 format.
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Terms and Conditions for use of Ken R's Book Bundle
Ken R's Book Bundle Bonanza contains both written
material and audio. When you purchase this product
(available exclusively from JingleSamplers.com), it
means you agree to these simple terms:
You may not duplicate any part of the audio or written
elements, and you may not sell or give away any portion
of this product to another person or business.
We are able to keep our price this low only because we
actively discourage piracy. You should too! Enjoy Ken's
books, his amusing tales, informative articles, the
interview and the unique samplers, but remember, "take
care, don't share!"
The Jingles And More sampler was produced from
the archives of Ken R. Deutsch.
No PAMS material is included.