Thursday, 7 May 2009
There are still advertisement records to be unearthed. I have no idea how many advertisement records I have never heard or seen, but based on the fact that after 20 years of collecting these records I still find new ones almost weekly, I think it is fair to say that there are probably at least a few hundred Dutch advertisement records yet to be discovered. Well, by me, of course.
I don’t think that among these unknown Dutch advertisement records there are many that earn a place in the top 100, but one can not tell. Recently I found this little flexi record:
It is a quiz-record, made to promote a bank in ‘s Hertogenbosch. The voice on the record is that of Herbert Joeks, better known to most people as Kluk-Kluk, the Indian side-kick of the television clown Pipo. The record has the size of a CD.
Considered the fact that Pipo and Kluk-Kluk are very popular in Holland in the sixties and fifties, I was amazed that this record is nowhere mentioned in lists or articles. And to my surprise the text is better than most of Kluk-Kluk’s texts in the television series.
There are several LP’s and 45’s made of Pipo stories. And the television series are available on DVD. Including Kluk-Kluk on most of them. And Kluk-Kluk made at least one solo LP. Herbert Joeks was actually an operette singer. I used to have one of his LP’s, but since I don’t like operette music, I did that LP away many years ago. Of course, I still have the Kluk-Kluk LP:
I know, if you are not my age, not Dutch, not a collector of advertisement records and not suffering from a nostalgic inclination, records like these don’t mean much.
But anyway, here is side A:
And here is side B: