Author Archives: David Moore

Rad Ads: Jimmy Walker’s J.J. Talking Toy (1975)

“Kids think J.J. is Dyn-O-mite!” Notice the ad avoids calling the item a “doll.” Still, it’s a pretty dyn-o-mite toy. Jimmy Walker’s J.J. Talking Toy originally appeared in the May, 1975 issue of Ebony magazine. (Source: Ebony) Previously on Rad … Continue reading

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Trailer Tuesday: ‘Jaws 2′ (1978)

“Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…” Summer is fast approaching and thoughts turn to warm sun, beach visits and…scary shark movies. Jaws 2 (sequel to 1975’s Jaws) swam into theaters in June of … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Muddy Waters, ‘The Blues Had A Baby’ (Live, 1977)

Here’s Muddy Waters performing “The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock And Roll” live in 1977. You can find Waters’ version of the Morganfield & Brownie McGhee tune on his 1977 L.P. Hard Again. Blues Monday? Muddy … Continue reading

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Sunday 70s Spots: Dodge Vans & Pickups (1976 & ’78)

“Dodge Tradesman van owners won’t trade their Tradesman for anything.” Greetings, lazy Sunday’ers! Continuing yesterday’s car theme, I now present two commercials from Dodge. First in the dock, we have a slightly humorous spot for Dodge Tradesman vans from January, … Continue reading

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Saturday 70s Spots: Chevrolet ‘Garage Sale’ & ‘Drive-In’ (1976 & ’78)

“C’mon down to your Chevy dealer’s garage sale now.” Time to roll out some car commercials. Here’s two for Chevrolet. First up, a spot from September, 1976 featuring a garage sale theme. After that, a collection of Chevy pickups enjoy … Continue reading

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Funshine Friday: ‘The Wonderful World Of Disney’ (Intro, 1979)

I normally have a Saturday morning TV show for you on Funshine Friday, but let’s change things up a bit with one from Sunday evening. Here’s an intro clip from The Wonderful World of Disney from 1979. The Parent Trap … Continue reading

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