Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We ride on a weekly train of music and we are headed by our head Engineer XmasDolly. Her co-conductors are: ♥Callie of JAmerican Spice♥, (who right now is visiting when she can ) and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ Also, co-conducting is ♥Cathy from Curious as a Cathy♥ And, finally, last but not least - little ol' me. And, for the next few months, we will also have guest conductors. Go to Xmas Dolly's site, get the complete list, and you can find out how you could guest conduct next year.
Today, I am the guest conductor and I am bringing you TV and movie themes from my childhood in the 1950's and 60's.
In my childhood, TV game shows were big. One of the biggest one was a show called the Match Game. It took its theme from an instrumental called A Swingin' Safari by Bert Kaempfert and His Orchestra, from 1962. I could wish for more instrumentals today. Thank you for fellow participant in Music Moves Me John Holton for digging this one up for me.
Prime time cartoons were also big in the early 1960's. Does anyone out there remember Bugs Bunny's This is It? And oh, what heights we'll hit....
How about a glimpse into the future, early 1960's style, from The Jetsons? Not exactly accurate, it turns out. But TV Cartoons could take up a blog post of their very own, so onward.
A popular meme during the early 1960's was the TV Doctor. The theme song of Dr. Kildare (played by Richard Chamberlain) was so haunting to me - here, Richard Chamberlain sings the theme, called Three Starts Will Shine. So swoon-worthy, sigh........
And then there was the meme of the TV Lawyer. Perhaps the most famous of them was Raymond Burr, as Perry Mason. Here's his theme.
Switching to movies - from 1960, the theme from Exodus, as composed by Ernest Gold. A version by Ferrante and Teicher went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1960.
The original James Bond theme. 007 rules!
How about a little song and dance from the year I was born (although technically, I wasn't born yet when this movie came out) - from 1952, Gene Kelly dances and sings in "Singin' in the Rain".
I will close with this 1966 theme song from the movie Georgy Girl - sung by The Seekers.
I hope I helped to make your Monday airy and light. Have a wonderful week! And be sure to visit the other Music Moves Me blogs for musical treats.