Monday, 30 April 2018

SITTIN' ON THE DECK BY THE BAY - WASTIN' TIME ........






Yes, we all remember those classic TV themes like Rawhide, The Flintstones, The Andy Griffith Show, Mr Ed, The Monkees, The Beverly Hillbillies, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Steptoe and son, Doctor Who, Coronation Street, Z Cars, The Onedin Line etc. etc. etc.

More recently there have been some outstanding American TV series where music is especially chosen by the directors and producers and match so well as if it was written just for the series.
In these cases the signature theme song or music can be iconic and synchronistic.

Here are some of my personal favourites.

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1. THE WIRE

Way Down In The Hole by The Blind Boys of Alabama



2. THE SOPRANOS

Woke This Morning by Alabama 3



3. MR MERCEDES

It's Not Too Late by T-Bone Burnett



4. JUSTIFIED

Long Hard Times To Come by Gangstagrass



5. TRUE DETECTIVE

Far From Any Road by The Handsome Family




6 comments:

  1. You missed Green Acres and My Mother The Car.

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  2. The Mash theme is the most disturbing ... www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gO7uemm6Yo

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  3. I'll accept the theme from Green Acres (and Petticoat Junction) but notMy Mother The Car and Bewitched - those were crap.

    Anyway, this is getting away from the theme of mo post.

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  4. True detective theme was ok and reminiscent of Mash and Apocalypse Now

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SITTIN' ON THE DECK BY THE BAY - WASTIN' TIME ........

Yes, we all remember those classic TV themes like Rawhide, The Flintstones, The Andy Griffith Show, Mr Ed, The Monkees, The Beverly...