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Old January 3 2014, 06:19 AM   #31
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Re: Vintage Albums, LPs, Records

Hey I used to love putting words to instrumental tv themes.

If you've got the time to spare, find the opening credits to TJ HOOKER and try singing the following along with it.

It's the TJ HOO-KER Theme.
It's the TJ HOO-KER Theme.
TJ HOO-OOH-KER
TJ HOOKER Theme.

(repeat as needed, or until other parties fall unconscious)
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Old January 3 2014, 07:00 AM   #32
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Hey I used to love putting words to instrumental tv themes.

If you've got the time to spare, find the opening credits to TJ HOOKER and try singing the following along with it.

It's the TJ HOO-KER Theme.
It's the TJ HOO-KER Theme.
TJ HOO-OOH-KER
TJ HOOKER Theme.

(repeat as needed, or until other parties fall unconscious)
They can't be any worse than that "official" lyrics Roddenberry wrote for Star Trek, or those for the Bonanza or I Dream of Jeannie themes:




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Old January 6 2014, 12:06 AM   #33
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Hey I used to love putting words to instrumental tv themes.
"Star Wars, made me a fortune, Paid off the mortgage, bought me a car..."
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Old January 6 2014, 04:56 AM   #34
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They can't be any worse than that "official" lyrics Roddenberry wrote for Star Trek, or those for the Bonanza or I Dream of Jeannie themes:
Is it weird that I sort of like the Jeannie theme with the lyrics?

Even weirder is that the automatic ad generator on YouTube seems to think it's by Duke Ellington.
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Old January 6 2014, 08:13 AM   #35
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The problem isn't that the Jeannie theme has lyrics, but that the lyrics are lame: "sunshine on every rafter". really? The ones to Bewitched are much better.

Actually all of those examples are better than the drivel Roddenberry penned.
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Old January 7 2014, 01:23 AM   #36
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The lyrics remind me of "Everyone knows it's Windy." Love that Lounge style though.

The way Bonanza is sung below sounds like how a bunch of guys really would sing (in a culture in which people sing i.e. not ours).

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Old January 7 2014, 06:58 AM   #37
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^^^You need to use the [ yt ] [ /yt ] (minus spaces) codes with the default URL (a la http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpUd9KecPa4), and not the "embed" code, in order for them to appear on this board:



I should note that there were multiple sets of lyrics for the Bonanza theme. The first were in the clip from the pilot (video above). Next came these (link) by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. The version Johnny Cash recorded were different (possibly to avoid paying royalties), and others.
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Old January 9 2014, 10:36 PM   #38
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I always sing "Dum diddy dum diddy diddy diddy dum boNANZA." And of course the kids and I sing that dude on YouTube's Voyager lyrics. Anybody else have faux lyrics or syllables to themes?
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Old January 10 2014, 03:14 AM   #39
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Anybody else have faux lyrics or syllables to themes?
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (the show with Teri Hatcher and Dean Cain) had a triumphant theme by Jay Gruska. I'm pretty sure Gruska came up with the melody by setting the title words to music. Meaning, my lyrics might not even be "faux," but the actual words never heard by the public:

Lois and Clark, Superman.
Lois and Clark, Lois and Superman.
Lois and Clark, Lois and Superman.
Lois and CLAARRK!
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Old January 10 2014, 10:05 PM   #40
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I recall a TOS record from the mid-70's, maybe circa 1975. It was more of a fan oriented behind the curtain sort of format...and I recall Shat talking about perceived on-set jealousy between he and Nimoy....and as Shat put it....they were like siblings squabbling and that behind it there was professionalism and love. Lol!

I also recall this album featuring some classic TOS sound effects and the like.....but mostly it all came off as sort of thrown together and nothing of any true depth, despite the fact that when I heard it I was barely 10 years-old.

Does this record/album sound familiar to anybody?

Or is this a warped memory of a pixie stick-fueled dream from yesteryear?
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Old January 11 2014, 01:02 PM   #41
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Does this record/album sound familiar to anybody?
"Inside Star Trek" featured Roddenberry talking to De Kelley, Bill Shatner and Mark Lenard (in character as Sarek).
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Inside_Star_Trek
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Old January 13 2014, 10:06 PM   #42
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Actually all of those examples are better than the drivel Roddenberry penned.
As is Vogon poetry.
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Old January 14 2014, 09:35 PM   #43
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Does this record/album sound familiar to anybody?
"Inside Star Trek" featured Roddenberry talking to De Kelley, Bill Shatner and Mark Lenard (in character as Sarek).
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Inside_Star_Trek
Yes, that would be the one. Thank you!
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Old January 15 2014, 04:20 AM   #44
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Does this record/album sound familiar to anybody?
"Inside Star Trek" featured Roddenberry talking to De Kelley, Bill Shatner and Mark Lenard (in character as Sarek).
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Inside_Star_Trek
Yes, that would be the one. Thank you!

Inside Star Trek is available on CD. It's Disc 2 of this 2-CD set:

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Pict...motion+picture
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