Basie, Herman, and Fountain Live at Epcot 1982


Sometimes you do not realize the treasures you have. :unsure: I have had this record set for years and last night I put it on to play for the first time. First thing I hear is Jack Wagner!! Ok, I say, gotta record this for the gang to hear. Maybe some of them were actually there. :D

http://mountainears.org/joomla/index.php?o...5&Itemid=46

These are long...so bear with the buffering please. :(
 

Tannerman

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What's really interesting is the advertising during the broadcast, especially those for International Harvester. They are running these ads with the tagline "We're Not Giving In, We're Going On". I was curious about that, so I fired up Wikipedia...

By 1981, the company was in trouble. The strike, accompanied by the economy and internal corporate problems, had placed IH in a hole that had only a slim way out. Things only got worse until 1984, when the bitter end came.

International Harvester, following many hours of negotiations, agreed to sell the Ag division to Tenneco, Inc. on November 26, 1984. Tenneco already had the subsidiary company, J.I. Case, that manufactured tractors, but lacked the full line of farm implements that IH produced (combines, cotton pickers, tillage equipment, etc.)
So, I guess in the end, they did give in! :unsure:
 
What's really interesting is the advertising during the broadcast, especially those for International Harvester.
I thought about taking the ads out to shorten it a bit, but I think it adds to the nostagia of the piece. I, like you had to go and look up some stuff also. Mutual Broadcasting was bought out by Westwood One (who do a lot of Football braodcast :unsure: ). Count Basie and Woody Herman died in the 80s not long after this recording. Jack Wagner is gone. Only Pete Fountain remains, who still lives in New Orleans.
 

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