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    It seems to me the last few years I've been hearing mandolins used in commercials more often. Since I'm "tuned-in" to mandolins, my ears perk up whenever I happen to hear one on the tube - if I haven't muted it during the commercial, that is. I thought it might be fun to share some of these and see how many we can come up with.


    Country Crock http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scidDGev5bw

    This is the one that gave me the idea, as it's been in pretty heavy rotation lately. Catchy little number.




    iPod http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLy7Z8tsA3k

    Of course everyone remembers this one from a few years back.




    Stella Artois http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acFsypuuAs8

    I don't know if this has ever aired or if it's just a contest submission, but I love its story line, and the music, too.

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    I've noticed this too, both TV and radio. The only example I can think of now is a Home Depot radio spot that ran a couple of years ago.
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    Though not recent, my favorite was always Homer and Jethro doing the ad for Kellogs Corn Flakes (set to the tune of Old Joe Clark). Did I just date myself?

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    Don't do that too often - you'll go blind ...

    Gee whiz - I don't remember that. Or any mandolin in any media before I owned a mandolin, in 1968. (Didn't grow up in a bluegrass-oriented environment.)

    These are hilarious, if a little corny. Thanks for the tip!





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    Default Re: Mandolins In Commercials

    Like this?

    or this (I have my dad's vinyl of Cornfuscious Say)

    Or the Leni Riefenstahl version with the abominable snowman.


    There's a T O N of Homer and Jethro on the Youtube at the moment.

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    Well, you know what they say - great minds think alike, but that doesn't explain what's going on here!
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    I don't watch too much broadcast TV. It's been oft said, but NPR uses a fair bit of mando content between segments on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. My favorite was the Citibank ad with the older couple (him on mandolin and her on autoharp) where she picks on him at the end for messing up.

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    I know my old earpans aint so good,but the Country Crocks picking sounds more like high string banjo to me.
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    It sounds like double strings to me.

    Here's an odd one that features a tiny bit of mandolin, and also a tiny mandolin.



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    By the way, everyone, this website http://www.splendad.com/ is a splendid resource for commercials that feature music. It is not complete by any means, but they have a lot there, and you can search by product, artist, and song. Not instrument, though ...
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    Well, I'll be ... Shoulda thought of this sooner. Browsing by artist popped out the following:

    Don't know who's singing, but the mandolin is credited to David Grisman:

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    Eddie Vedder's 'Rise' in the promotional commercial for 'The Deadliest Catch' Season 6 preview.
    This is not only one of my favorite mandolin songs, us Eddies have to stick together!


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    That's it! That's the one I couldn't remember! I heard this while flipping through channels then forgot which one it was. Thank you so much!
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    Default Re: Mandolins In Commercials

    from another thread the jack Daniels commercial

    http://www.mandolincafe.com/forum/sh...l-s-Commercial

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    Gander Mountain.

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    Thanks, Fred!

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    Default Re: Mandolins In Commercials

    I think this song by the Anthems actually features a uke, but since it's in the same register I thought I would embed it here anyway...



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    This, for bbc radio manages to package two of my niggling dislikes, 'comedian' Russell Brand and mandolins used as decoration, into one commercial...

    apologies for posting but it is on topic.

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    No need to apologize. That's hilarious! That is, once you get past ... the horror! The horror!!!
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    ***cringe*** poor mandolin.

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    Well, now! Hadn't thought of checking commercials from other countries. Darned American provincialism! I'll bet there are tons - er, metric tons - of Italian commercials that use mandolins. Once again, I am impressed with the cleverness and inventiveness of our members.
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    Have you seen the ###### commercial? Funny, not that great playing thuogh.
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    Cleanliness is next to Dawgliness....Dawg,2008 Blueberry Band Workshop.

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    Default Re: Mandolins In Commercials

    Oh - Now I get it!

    Here's another one that uses the Eddie Vedder song:

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