Thursday’s ad is for “Budweiser,” from 1960. This ad was made for Anheuser-Busch, and was part of their series using the tagline. “Where there’s Life … there’s Bud,” which ran from the 1950s into the 1960s, and this one features a woman holding an RCA Victor LP record while a man is pouring her a beer. The text begins: “Special Lyrics.” But look just to the right of her head and you’ll see the cover of an album featuring the same photo from the ad. How meta! But that’s because they made an actual album of Budweiser music. See below for more about that.
LSP-2191 Living Stereo with the Miracle Surface, RCA Victor records. It was released in 1960 in conjunction with the ad. The band was the “Orchestra and Chorus, Conducted by Russ David. He was a pianist and bandleader from St. Louis, Missouri.
On the back cover: A Sampler of the ’58 sound of Budweiser.
Here’s the track list from the LP:
- Where There’s Life
- All Of My Life
- Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
- Give Me The Simple Life
- If I Had My Life To Live Over
- Love The Life I’m Living
- Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
- These Will Be The Best Years Of Our Life
- There’s A Lull In My Life
- The Best Things In Life Are Free
- Life Is So Peculiar
- Ah, Sweet Mystery Of Life
They also apparently produced a Mono version of the album, which you can actually buy on Amazon.