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Teasing the Korean

The Seeburg 1000 - Incredible 1961 Record Player for Industrial Settings

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This is really fascinating.  I had never heard of these. 

 

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Yeah, I learned about them years after having heard them in department stores for the better part of my childhood/early adolescence. Very unmistakeable instrumentation and low-fi sound that got wobblier and wobblier as the years wore on and the machines weren't maintained.

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That I do not know. But Seeburg was a big jukebox company, so I would guess that it was a competitor.

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TTK, have you read this book? I have it, and it has lots of information (some of which you already know, I'm sure).

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Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong

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On 1/10/2022 at 6:07 PM, Daniel A said:

TTK, have you read this book? I have it, and it has lots of information (some of which you already know, I'm sure).

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Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong

I know of this but I have not read it.  I do have the book on library music.

 

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I used to ignore elevator and other canned music until it suddenly dawned on me that there were real people playing those charts is a studio somewhere, and what did THAT look like?

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60 Minutes or some similar show did a piece on the musicians who recorded Muzak. Maybe it was MTV news? It was decades ago so I don’t remember who produced it but it was interesting and probably on YT somewhere. 

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And many A-list composers and arrangers did library music between assignments.  Ennio Morricone, for example.

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