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Old 11-07-2019, 12:13 PM
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Help identify this song


I tried every google angle I can think of with no luck. Help appreciated.

Campbell’s Soup song:
https://www.ispot.tv/ad/Zkyq/campbel...for-happiness#
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:46 PM
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Sure sounds like Gene Autry to me. Can't find that specific song, however.
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:03 PM
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The lyrics - "You're everything I ever need to make my dreams come true" - don't provide Google hits whatsoever, so I'd guess that it would be a song written for the commercial, or possibly a sound library song used under license.

The singing and song reminded me a bit of Eddy Arnold's "Bouquet of Roses".
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:13 PM
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*Now hear this. Now hear this.*

If you scroll down on that website, you'll find these comments:

Terri Self Doerr

This song was written and recorded in 1953 by my dad, Jimmy 'Dean' Self at the Norman Petty Studio in Clovis, NM. No idea how Campbell's came across it to use in this commercial.

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Joseph Reed

Jimmy Dean Self. This song was originally issued on the Sunshine label in 1953.

*That is all. Carry on.*
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*Now hear this. Now hear this.*

If you scroll down on that website, you'll find these comments:

Terri Self Doerr

This song was written and recorded in 1953 by my dad, Jimmy 'Dean' Self at the Norman Petty Studio in Clovis, NM. No idea how Campbell's came across it to use in this commercial.

and

Joseph Reed

Jimmy Dean Self. This song was originally issued on the Sunshine label in 1953.

*That is all. Carry on.*
Here's the only reference I can find, from a German record forum, to what is likely the song, since it has the same title as the commercial - "Recipe for Happiness".
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?? 53....E3KB 0592/E3KB 0593....JIMMY DEAN SELF..Recipe For Happiness/Yesterday
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Old 11-07-2019, 01:57 PM
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Here's the record on a record collecting site. Matches up wit what Walken found.
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For those whose German is rusty, here is a translation of the text at the Rock 'n' Roll website:

The country singer, guitarist, and drummer Jimmy Selph was born in 1922 and died at the age of 78 in the year 2000. Only the labels MAJESTY (1947, so this would include only shellac records), CAPITOL, COIN, and CORAL are mentioned in his CV. In the early fifties, however, a certain Jimmy Self founded Norman Petty's SUNSHINE label, which included recordings of Jimmy Self and Jimmy Dean Self, respectively. It is nothing out of the ordinary that the SUNSHINE label is not mentioned in Jimmy Selph's CV. It is interesting only in that the CORAL release is a Norman Petty production, and Norman Petty is mentioned again and again somehow in connection with Jimmy Self. Determining whether there could actually be a connection would be a new task for our researchers.


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*This single would be re-released as NOR VA JAK 1333 after Norman Petty's death in 1986.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:36 PM
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Wow, thanks guys!
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