Tim Jacob

Unwavering in his quest, Dick Smart pushed on, issuing a bizarre 45 by local disc jockey Tim Jacob with no regard for copyright law. Using Jacob’s catch phrase (“Mercy Baby”) and his theme song (“Paul’s Midnight Ride” by the Delights Orchestra on the Atco Label) Smart and Jacob cobbled together a novelty rap in hopes of reaching the latter’s established fan base. Though such illicit mash-ups were a popular practice for radio personalities of the late 60s, Jacob’s audience didn’t follow him off, negating the need for legal action.

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