Friday, December 21, 2007


Last night I was loading up the sounds on my new computer, and in so doing I heard the old 'I Dream of Jeannie' theme in its entirety.

Like a lot of incidental screen music from the mid 60s, it deserves a second listen. Go ahead; you know you want to.

I can’t help but think that if you slowed the tempo just a fraction and added a bit more latin swagger in the horn section, it’d be quite a groovy, sexy little number. And there’s a subtle descending riff on the bass guitar that gives the tune a lot of texture.

Give it a chance and it could transcend its less than noble roots.


Blogger Blandwagon said...

Of course you'd need to get rid of the puffing bottle sound effects, which make it sound like there's a guy with a bong in the studio, seated between the trombonist and the drummer. I can see him in my mind's eye, wild-haired and red-eyed, carefully following the sheet music and taking a hit at the appropriate moment...

Bandleader: Jason, you were half a beat late!

Jase: Whoa, dude, sorry... I just got to get my head together...

Bandleader: Hey, don't think I won't replace you with someone who can huff in time!

8:24 AM  

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