RARE STUNNING 1964 Ford Tractor INDUSTRIAL MUSICAL - Radio City For Sale

RARE STUNNING 1964 Ford Tractor INDUSTRIAL MUSICAL - Radio City


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RARE STUNNING 1964 Ford Tractor INDUSTRIAL MUSICAL - Radio City:
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If you\'ve seen \"Bathtubs Over Broadway\" or read \"Everything\'s Coming Up Profits,\" you know that private pressing \"industrial musical\" souvenir albums are some of the rarest and weirdest records in existence. These motivational musicals were only for dealers, salesmen, distributors and other industry insiders at sales meetings and conventions, and the souvenir vinyl records were not available to the public. And many of these shows boasted outstanding music and performances along with the bizarre corporate subject matter.I\'m the collector and historian profiled in the documentary \"Bathtubs Over Broadway,\" and the co-author of \"Everything\'s Coming Up Profits - The Golden Age of Industrial Musicals.\" I\'m thinning out my stash of duplicates, and offering an assortment of records that range from the scarce, to the very rare, to the \"you\'ll probably never encounter this again.\"Here\'s an amazing, ambitious, high-end show put on by Ford Tractor for its worldwide dealer network in the fall of 1964: \"The New Wide World of Ford.\"Yes, those are Rockettes on stage with tractors, in Radio City Music Hall. Ford went all out for this one. As the back explains, it was \"a stage presentation specifically created to be the most inspirational, enthusiastic business meeting ever presented.\" And it just may have hit that target.Produced by the Jam Handy Organization, a long-established company that produced training films and sales materials as well as industrial shows, the show features songs written by the late Wilson Stone, a tremendously talented songwriter who created impressive shows for Coke, Xerox, Chevy, Cessna, etc as well as film scores and other projects. Big orchestra that purrs and snarls and thunders. Songs such as \"Food, Fibre, and Ford,\" \"Tractor Wheels,\" and \"Straight Ahead with Ford\" are richly crafted to combine pride in the company and its products with a grand vision of raising up humanity through improved agriculture. My favorite may be the slow-burn-to-hard-driving \"The Mark of Precision,\" which has a hint of James Bond action and glamor as it reminds the audience of over 5,300 Ford Tractor personnel that \"men of fresh vision who look for precision in tractors that speak of today... look to Ford to show the way!\" Absurd? Hilarious? Maybe... but if you were a Ford Tractor dealer, it was a dazzling affirmation that you were part of a great company that was making a difference. One of the quotes on the back is from a Ford Tractor dealer from Austria who said \"Today was the most beautiful day of my life.\"This is A-list industrial show material, beautiful and powerful and improbable. And that cover is a terrific illustration of the worlds that collide in industrials: tractors and Rockettes.The cover is in very good condition with a bit of unobtrusive wear, and the vinyl is very nice with just a couple minor marks on the side 1 instrumental overture track that are barely audible.A must-have item for industrial show enthusiasts and Ford Tractor fans.Check out my other listings for many more killer examples of this deliciously strange and secret slice of American musical and corporate history, including other tractor shows, as well as an assortment of other miscellaneous weird records from my hoard. Buyers of multiple records get a break on shipping charges.


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