September 19, 2016 Listen To ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em

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Elmer Bernstein, The Music From Marlboro Country, Special Products Division Of United Artists SP-107, 1967

I’ve seen old ads for Marlboro, from the era when it was considered a women’s cigarette.  I’m not sure when the big switch happened, but this album certainly came out in the era of The Marlboro Man.

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It’s really nothing more than several variations of the theme from The Magnificent Seven.  Was that the background music for their TV ads?  I’m thankfully too young to really know, and I don’t care enough to look it up.  But I could certainly see a smoking cowboy riding across the plains to it.  Perhaps not the Bossa Nova version, but still.

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I love corporate give away records.  Just smoke a carton or two of Marlboro and give the company your personal information, and you get a record that you’d probably never listen to!  They turn up in flea markets and Goodwill bins, usually in very good shape, because, really.  It’s the kind of record from a bygone era that people love to hear now and unleash their inner Don Draper.

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