Awesome clip. I was only 5 in 1985 but remember this clip vividly. Comment posted by 1980sfan on Monday, January 28th 2008 at 8:19am.
Our sweet Lou before Penella. :') Comment posted by BabyBear on Monday, January 28th 2008 at 11:55am.
That cop at 00:45 could pass for John Ratzenberger. Comment posted by tkaye on Monday, January 28th 2008 at 1:10pm.
I will fondly remember Lou for his Chicago's Very Own song and his frequent Garfield songs. Comment posted by Melk on Tuesday, January 29th 2008 at 8:17am.
THAT PROMO MADE ME FEEL PROUD TO BE FROM THE CHI. MANY PEOPLE DID NOT KNOW LOU RAWLS WAS FROM THE CHI. THERES ANOTHER VERSION OF THIS THAT HAS THE GLOBE INSIDE THE 9 SPINNING WITH THE LIGHT REFLECTING OFF OF IT. Comment posted by 69TH&STONY on Friday, February 1st 2008 at 4:10pm.
It was a shame that Lou Rawls wasn't more of a crossover artist. Most of us didn't hear him until "You'll Never Find", and then never again. He had a remarkable voice and never got the recognition he deserved, even in Chicago, his home town. About the only time you saw him on television was during the telethons for the United Negro College Fund. I have an album of his where he sings songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, and he outdoes Ol' Blue Eyes on every one. Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Friday, December 2nd 2011 at 8:59am.
Actually, there was one other hit Lou had besides "You'll Never Find..." in the '70's, and that was "Lady Love" in 1977. Before that there was "A Natural Man" (co-written by Bobby Hebb of "Sunny" fame and comedy writer Sandy Baron); "Dead-End Street"; and "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing." He also did the Budweiser ads at one point and also the theme from the 1982 animated special "Here Comes Garfield." But other than that . . . Comment posted by W.B. on Friday, December 2nd 2011 at 9:36am.
Did he do Bud ads in addition to Lowenbrau ads? Comment posted by Smctopia on Friday, December 2nd 2011 at 4:28pm.
From what I've read, Lowenbrau's jingle singer was actually Arthur Prysock who, compared with Rawls, really WAS obscure. Comment posted by W.B. on Friday, December 2nd 2011 at 6:37pm.
Wow! Maybe he was so obscure because he sounded too much like a famous singer... of course that would be Lou Rawls. I was sure it was Lou singing. Comment posted by NuBnPrnc2k on Friday, December 2nd 2011 at 9:41pm.
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The company that offered (for sale, of course) this color test pattern (and laid out the type including the "Broadcasting From Sears Tower" and "Circular Polarization" notices) was a Clifton, NJ firm called Tele-Measurements, Inc., which is still around. In 1977 adverts the company put out in magazines such as Broadcast Engineering and BM/E (Broadcast Management/Engineering), their designation for this type pattern was TM-501, as part of their "Tele-Pat" line. A much earlier version of this pattern was used in Chicago by WFLD Channel 32 in its early years on the air (from its 1966 debut into the early '70's, apparently giving way to electronic color bars around the onset of Kaiser's 1973-77 sojourn).
No doubt when the tape of Fr. Hitpas' sermonette got around to airing on NYC sister station WCBS Channel 2's "Give Us This Day" at sign-on or sign-off, the voiceover (either Pat Connell or Norm Stevens or Roger Forster or whomever) would have announced at the end that it "was presented in cooperation with the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of New York." And if at sign-on, would have been followed by first the station ID, then a 20-or-so-minute slides-only newscast read by the said announcer.
Isn't there a longer, minute version of this commercial? If I remember, they also had a segment where Larry from Perfect Strangers, "Boz Knows Comedy?" and you see Cooky trying to hit Bozo with a pie and as usual, it backfires. I swear I saw it on here. I checked YouTube and there's no such commercial on there.
Around Why-Tee (the phonetic spelling for the initials of YouTube), you have quite a few editorials (and even some editorial feedbacks) from sister station WPIX Channel 11 in New York City, as delivered by Richard N. Hughes who was perhaps the most famous of the editorialists in NYC. Pray tell, who amongst the Chicago TV stations' editorialists would have been better known "at the time"? I'm banking on WMAQ's Dillon Smith . . .
NYC sister station WPIX Channel 11's "Portions..." wording was "Portions Of The Preceding Program Were Pre-Recorded." The "pre-recorded" terminology was used by NYC stations almost uniformly, as if they believed New Yorkers wouldn't understand what "mechanically reproduced" meant.