Archive for the ‘Jukebox’ Category
When you think of a Jukebox, you may think of some of the ballads or love songs you cherished from the 50′s. Maybe it’s a memory of multiple evenings Rockin-out at your local high-school gymnasium on Saturday nites, or you were listening to songs like ” Johnny Angel” when you first kissed your sweetheart. Behind that Jukebox is a formula, a formula or design of parts that were synchronized to act in harmony, to play the tunes that we dearly love. So it is with our country and it’s culture. When we were developing as an Industrial nation, our leaders recognized we needed a Formula to be great. And that’s what they delivered. They saw the benefit of opening up Immigration – to build a backbone for the nation, bringing talent and ingenuity. Then the vision for an Infra-structure was built with great toil and innovation to transport commerce, by land, sea and air. Their thinking was keen as they realized that Education would spur innovation, ingenuity and creativity; leading to long-term resources that would shore-up a developing country. Finally – the leg of Government was to provide laws to protect invention and prevent fraud at the same time. This formula worked, just like the formula to build the Jukebox
, Immigration, Infra-Structure, Education and Government was synchronized for many decades, and made us a Great nation. So it is today, we have drifted away from following and shoring-up the Formula. Immigration needs reforming, our Infra-Structure is in dis-array with roads, bridges, terminals and Security. In Education – many of the scholars and engineers out-number our graduates by 9 – 1 from countries like India, China and Japan. For Government – the bottom line is Broken! Our country can be great again one-day, but they’ll have to have strong conservative leaders – that stick to a Formula like the Jukebox, a Formula that is synchronized and in harmony.
On some occasions, some songs just aren’t meant for the performers who originally had them. This creates a paradox. Performers usually choose to cover beloved songs. Beloved songs are usually of a distinct quality. So how then is it possible that other performers can improve upon the original? The easiest explanaton is perhaps the most obvious. As the famous scholar Robert Goulet once said, “When a professional gets his mitts on a song, that’s when it really takes off.” However this next group has no problem in improving the ballads and songs from the 50′s and 60′s. Beehive, a lively musical transformation of a Sextet of six women, sparkles with lively, familiar songs and dances from the ballads of the ’40s, the shake, rattle and roll of the ’50s and ’60s plus the disco rhythms of the 70’s, will be on the Texas Repertory Theatre. These gals are meant for the songs sung, back in the day. A musical that has everything from the Frug, the Mashed Potato, the Swim, the Pony, the Twist, lovingly costumed by Tiffani Fuller with white vinyl boots, minis, tie-dyed ensembles and enough wigs to open a Zsa Zsa Gabor franchise, this little musical sings its heart out. Naturally, this type of show depends on the performers, and Tex Rep has wrangled itself a sextet hefty on the vocals: Lori Michelle Callaway, Rikki Conner, LaKiaya Evans, Lendsey Kersey, Kim Truncale and Christina Stroup. Each gets a specialty number, but particular goosebumps come from Callaway’s physical Tina Turner (“Proud Mary”), Kersey’s woeful Janis Ian (“Society’s Child”) and Truncale’s boozy Joplin (“Bobby McGee”). The six work together in harmony, not just when they sing but when they interact. They’re having a great time, and their joy is infectious. So it is with the Jukebox, having remained a wonderful infectious past-tme since the early 20′s, heralding the cherished tunes of the day.
Have you noticed, life is kinda like a Jukebox that has this playlist, we elect to choose from the same daily routine tasks, maybe add some new ones with the ones we just can’t avoid; but one thing is certain- we’re eventually going to replay the entire list, and start it again; just like that Jukebox. This morning, maybe you’d like to try a different toothpaste, or have a delightful fruit salad for breakfast, rather than Granola. On your route to work, discover an alternate way. While we already know the music for the day, that is the work-load or content to be accomplished- remember to look at it with the glass half-full, rather than half-empty. Jukeboxes are kinda like Fishing, for every day you go fishing it puts two days back on your life. Jukeboxes are delightful, a reminder for us to be mindful of including something out-of-the-ordinary in our routine-for the day. And what you realize in jukeboxes is that you hear the same stuff all the time. You have probably never heard all the tunes. But wait just a moment-a Jukebox only holds a certain number of records; which then allows you to insert some fresh tunes for your enjoyment. It just shows you how rich and varied the musical experience can be, when we are able to have the variety, and cherished memories from the past. And our Life can be rich and fruitful, by daily trying something new, adjust your thinking, listen to friends and associates, help the down-trodden, call a long-time friend, try a new procedure at work, heal a relationship, embrace forgiveness, and trust that your life will no longer be the Jukebox, with the same ole play-list.
In the mid 50′s, the Jukebox had an impact in the United Kingdom. Beautifully crafted Gems arrived from the famous Wurlitzer and Rock-Ola companies, who had their designs influenced by the Detroit Car Industry, with tail fins, chrome grilles, and windscreens. The Jukebox was one of the primary audio systems that young people could listen to new records with. They became a powerful symbol of Juvenile delinquency, encouraging teenagers to “Hang”. Thee encouragement was nurtured from the “Juke”, an American Brothel or Roadhouse- offering music, cheap food and drinks. Many established musicians were hostile to Jukeboxes, due to the cheaper, contrived alternative to live Dance Bands. Today, the Jukebox lives, being revived in homes all across America. Crosley has perfected these Gems, housed in a Vintage cabinet, however the guts are state-of-art technology.
Coin operated Music Boxes and Player Pianos were the first forms of Automated Coin -Operated Musical Devices. In 1890, the nickel-in-the-slot phonograph was introduced by Glass and Arnold, with the music being heard thru listening tubes. In 1918, Hobart Niblack patented the first Automatic Record Changer, effectively becoming the first Selective Jukebox. In 1927, Seeburg introduced the Electrostatic Loudspeaker with a Record Player with eight records. Later he improved selection, by mounting 10 turntables vertically on a spindle, leaving the selection to the customer, by moving the Tone Arm; this being the Springboard, catipulting Seeburg, Wurlitzer and Crosley into the Jukebox arena, we enjoy today. Jukebox were the craze from the 40′s – 60′s; today the Jukebox’s history has followed the wave of technological improvements in Music Reproduction, symbolized by our Crosley Neon Bubbler Oldies Jukebox, with a 10-disk CD Changer and i Pod Docking Station, Percolating Bubble Tubes, and much more. Surely, the sound will knock your socks off, if the body doesn’t, while this Musical Marvel cranks out your cherished tunes.
You’re getting married, and you want an unforgettable reception, and it’s got to be Original, Romantic, and Nostalgic. Forget the DJ, and import this stunning Digital Bubbler Jukebox CR12-D1, with Touch Screen Interface, you can download all the cherished Oldies for the most memorable day of your life, and dance the nite away. With robust Music Server that combines the latest in Computer and Audio technology. If their Socks aren’t blown away, this dazzling masterpiece will spin some Skirts, setting the mood for one Rockin-out Reception. Featuring – percolating bubble tubes, dual-toned Neon lighting, video and music server; Rips CD music to hard-drive and will burn music or video content. Truly, a Digital “Jukebox Romance” for any occasion, and will reap memories for a Lifetime.
It’s amazing to look at the advancement of the “Jukebox” in the last century. Coin-operated Music Boxes and Player Pianos were the first creations of automated coin-operated musical devices, in the 1890′s. Some machines contained carousels for playing multiple records. In 1928, Seeburg invented the “Selectophone”, with 10 turntables mounted vertically on a spindle. “Jukebox” came into popularity in the 40′s, whereby- wall-boxes were a strategic and profitable part of a Diner, Arcade or Laundromat; remote control enabled a patron to select tunes from their table or booth. By the mid 40′s, three-quarters of the records produced in America went into Jukeboxes. Americans have always admired the Jukebox , featuring the Crosley 1201 Neon Bubbler. With stunning appointments, an i Pod Docking Station, 10 Disc CD Changer, AM/FM Radio, Authentic Neon Lighting, Percolating Bubble Tubes, Stereo Speakers, and Remote Control with Cherry exterior finish. Surely, if the sound doesn’t knock your socks off, the Masterful Craftsmanship will, as you cherish the Golden Oldies.
It is alleged the Jukebox, was called the Jook in early days, an African-American slang word, pointing to dance, sometimes inferring sexual connotations. Southern jute crop fields had workers who frequented poor road-houses or shanty bars, called Juke Joints, where some of the earliest Jukeboxes would appear. The Juke Joint was thee spot for dancing, and the Jukebox delivered the Tunes. Around 1927 the Jukebox competed with large bands, for a trivial nickel. Prohibition contributed to the Jukebox success, as every hidden Juke Joint needed music. A Jukebox became a cherished possession by Tavern owners, as they drew customers at no charge for the Operator. Our exquisitely designed i Jukebox Premier Jukebox, juggles many features: with Universal iPod Dock, CD Player, Authentic Neon Lighting, Eternity Lighting, Remote Control, finished in a Cherry exterior. Surely, these masterpieces will allow you to rock the nite away, reminiscent of the Good-ole-Days.
If you’re a Baby Boomer, you probably have traditional values, remember Ole television programs like “Ozzie & Harriet” and the “Real McCoys”. Perhaps you drove a Muscle Car, like a 57′ Chevy Classic. When you went out on a Date, the Woman wore a dress and you picked her up at her home, and Men knew proper etiquette – like opening a door. You probably remember the Drive-up Diners with the table-top Jukebox, and enjoyed the Oldies-but-Goodies. We offer state-of-art Jukeboxes by Crosley Radio, a reproduction of the classic 1947 Jukebox, a song chart drops to reveal the dial scale, while panel lights provide a little bit of Ambiance; featuring – AM/Fm Radio, Cassette Player, Stereo Speakers, and Walnut exterior. “I’m leavin it up to you- you decide what you’re gonna do” ( by Dale and Grace ), to choose a Gem of your choice.