Friday Timesuck: K-Mart’s In-Store Music Collection

If you look around, you can find just about anything online. Greggory points to a part of the Internet Archive where someone has uploaded audio from dozens of cassette tapes (and a few reel-to-reels) that were sent to K-Mart outlets for in-store play. They contain music, announcements and other bits of retail ephemera.

Clicking below will bring up the chain’s 1974 Christmas tape.

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Attention K-Mart shoppers, indeed. Click on the reel to hear more.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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