Your favorite TV theme music

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by vinyl master » 19 Nov 2013 06:48

DualSpinsMyVinyl wrote:As noted above "Peter Gunn, adding Hawiian Eye and 77 Sunset Strip".
I will "THIRD" that emotion on "Peter Gunn"...In fact, you haven't lived (as a vinyl freak) unless...

1. You own a copy of the "Peter Gunn" soundtrack by Henry Mancini

2. You own a copy of "More Music From Peter Gunn" with more of those smoky jazz instrumentals

and 3. You have a copy of Lola Albright's solo album. "Dreamsville" is a special highlight!

I can claim all three!

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by vinyl master » 19 Nov 2013 06:51

Dig this beautiful tune...both versions...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlN5a-H0uXU

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by vinyl master » 19 Nov 2013 08:23

Holy cow! Anyone remember these, too???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuOufFsimdY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWMJoV0ozIM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q15jR5a5bM (There was YES...a full theme song to this show!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdNXBgces1Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rUYZpNh1P4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0StDroRiCs

And don't ask me why, but I have a fondness for this show, for some odd reason, and I bet no one else remembers it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isbgKNd0biA

And being a Roberta Flack fan, who could forget this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok5IncyVjoQ
Here's another version... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UumiZKltAPQ

And while not necessarily a TV theme, I've always liked Dudley Moore, and he was affable in the film this was taken from...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu5_IeqGq_Y (And Dudley was a fine pianist, too...)

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by BMRR » 19 Nov 2013 15:37

vinyl master wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q15jR5a5bM (There was YES...a full theme song to this show!)
Ahhh yes... definitely one of the best '80s sitcom themes. :) But I'm biased as a Johnny Mathis fan. :wink:

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by fscl » 19 Nov 2013 18:32

Young and impressionable at the time, I went for the Westerns....... :)

Instrumental





Caused me to expand into classical:



With vocals







Spies:





And driving / on the road:



:shock: :shock: :shock: Wonder if the Avenger's composer sampled Rt. 66 :shock: :shock: :shock:

Happy TV theme song reminicing....... :)

Fred

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by w_axlrose1 » 19 Nov 2013 20:27

Quincy, M.E.

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by vinyl master » 20 Nov 2013 07:05

Oh, why not a few more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyUcZHVj8DM
and the ending... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An4og4XnvBg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdFhmRdBtno
I liked the later credits... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vbnLYROCj8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liOWk0DgCec
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dvzR0jfxKk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q5ZnTM4VGM (The great Gary Portnoy of "Cheers" fame wrote this...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsUAVAi8r-U
Here's a different version...Don't know which one I like better... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4EAGiefnxc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IUSSrldd0U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fqsqd9b-HEM (Another one on 45'!)
(I remember when Leonardo Di Caprio was on this show, too! And come on...B.J. Thomas & Dusty Springfield rock!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km22zWPz4uY
Of course, the best version of this was... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X-ikxX3fqI (Not bad for a guy who's sung with Bruce Springsteen, David Crosby, and Paul McCartney!) Don't believe me? Well, hear... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45WoPks4RAo ...He also does a great Jim Morrison, too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBRYsAfchkY
I liked this, too... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuzBgxeslc4
And then... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTg8bNIEOnw

Can you tell that I was a child of the 70's and 80's, and that I have a soft spot for the TV shows of my era???

And so I leave you with a live version of something else I have on vinyl...Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMBgRZMagHw

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by eddie edirol » 20 Nov 2013 07:40

BMRR wrote: The Price Is Right (original): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tnjh3dZw4
I think you and I are the only ones that love this theme. In case you can find the single, its called Charles Strouse - Sixth Finger Tune

My TV votes go to:

Quincy Jones, Sanford and Son
Mike PosT - Hill St Blues
Joey Scarbury - Greatest American Hero

Night Court Theme and Barney Miller Theme - Both of which I just found out were written by the same guy, Jack Elliot.

Dukes of Hazzard. I actually bought that 45 and its great.

I dont have many 80s themes. I think I didnt dig the 80s too much.

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by Personne » 20 Nov 2013 10:37

TV Theme music French in 60's.

Les Saintes Cheries.


Les Globe-Trotters.


Les Chevaliers du ciel.


Les Brigades du tigre.

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by BMRR » 20 Nov 2013 15:58

Another one of my favorites from the '80s:

"227" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b30CLSFaEz0

eddie edirol wrote:
BMRR wrote: The Price Is Right (original): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tnjh3dZw4
I think you and I are the only ones that love this theme.
Then I guess we're the only ones with good taste! :lol: j/k

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by vinyl master » 21 Nov 2013 08:40

BMRR wrote:Another one of my favorites from the '80s:

"227" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b30CLSFaEz0

eddie edirol wrote:
BMRR wrote: The Price Is Right (original): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13tnjh3dZw4
I think you and I are the only ones that love this theme.
Then I guess we're the only ones with good taste! :lol: j/k
Well, I will raise your "227" with this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHXeo57xj3k

And then, to amp things up, there's this... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiZaqhuL6nU and then, a later version... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSFvfuLBM8g

And then, there's this later show... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRxSVfd0acg

And what about this iconic theme of the 90's... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4bISyBHDBY (A full theme, too!)

And lest we forget, what about all those Saturday Morning and weekday afternoon cartoon themes...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7BcpVGA0cg and here are the opening and closing titles... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2Z8kPpLg1g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdX6fwfrULI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaXWy-HQefc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTq6nwO4oJU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wy0ZoiJVmQk

And what about these fan favorites from the 70's?...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nJ4K4UebxA (I do wish that Polly Cutter would've recorded a full theme for this...)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjWBNiWZs7s (Gotta love that Donny Hathaway!)

And who remembers these?...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EL65KLdEHE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHIOzsU0fbM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAMw0-2sOJ4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs8gIgGuBAw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2UkZzdyD0A
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe5CE_-OAd8 or... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnZROUBznno

And I dare you...No, I double dare you to remember these THREE from the 80's!! If you can remember all THREE of these shows, and you actually watched them, then you REALLY were a child of the 80's...I've seen every one, by the way...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LnxTm0Q0Fw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs1pfDpMrGE (And yes...that's Joey Scarbury singing!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TpF_ShbVTM or a later version... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgaPHniT13U

I double dare you!!

Oh, and one more of my all-time faves!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tS1yh6uCo5c (Stephen Dorff could do no wrong, in my opinion! He wrote hits for Anne Murray, Kenny Rogers, and Eddie Rabbitt, by the way...)

And then, if the Beatles wrote TV theme music, they would sound like this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y1IAPBvL_M (Can someone tell me if Aretha did a FULL version of this???)
And from "Providence"... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcchRhFUMF8

And then, let's go back to the 60's for a few flashbacks, shall we?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepyGm9Me6w
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3yK77GWBbk or... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_dJrpyzXrk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLTb3_-pdU4 or...here's a longer version... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhrSJNDhkDI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QlplayAjM4 (Lalo Schifrin is the bomb, by the way!)

Now, before I self-destruct in five seconds, I will leave you with one more happy remembrance of childhood days gone by...as I go walking in the park and reminiscing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU2Jkc1cHrE

DO NOT TELL ME I DO NOT KNOW MY TV THEMES!! I've watched a lifetime of TV, which is either a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it...

But, it's definitely perked my interest in collecting the themes and soundtrack albums!

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by vinyl master » 21 Nov 2013 08:55

How many of these do you guys remember? Be honest now...

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by BMRR » 21 Nov 2013 16:15

If there's one thing we've determined in this thread beyond the shadow of a doubt, it's that Vinyl Master is also the TV Master! :D

Speaking of self-destructing, this was one of my favorite cartoons as a kid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psnCd3aFLmc

(My kindergarten teacher actually had to tell me to stop humming the tune one day during class... awkward...)

And no '80s childhood was complete without this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecsu7l05V14

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Re: Your favorite TV theme music

Post by eddie edirol » 23 Nov 2013 02:46

BMRR wrote:
And no '80s childhood was complete without this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecsu7l05V14
I was OBSESSED with that theme when I was younger. Didnt even care about the show as much. I have the tv themes compilation on vinyl.

VM, Im with you on Polly Cutter. Love that song.