24 November 2006
1892 and all that
File this under Historical Inevitability: you can now get the B. C. Clark jingle on iTunes.
What's more, Oklahoma's Oldest Jeweler is presenting a collection of versions from the last thirty-odd years, including the original unexpurgated version. (Old Clarkies will remember that there used to be one extra line in the song, snipped when 30-second spots became the rule rather than the exception.)
The original jingle dates back to 1956, which means it's been around longer than "Jingle Bell Rock" ('57), the Chipmunk Song ('58) or "The Little Drummer Boy" ('58, though its Czech ancestor dates back to WWII).
Mercifully, no one recorded this version for posterity.Posted at 10:25 AM to Fileophile , Soonerland