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Watching The Detectives

Posted in 70's, cream cheese, Funk, Funky Friday, retromania, tv themes on June 20, 2008 by planetmondo


Were you a sucker for seventies police shows ? I was. Although a bit too young to jog along with the plot for most of these shows, each one had it’s own unique ingredient that kept me coming back.

BanacekI liked the ‘rowing’ intro’.
The MagicianBill Bixby’s ‘fancy pants’ white sports car .
Macmillan and Wife – the eye soothing Susan St James *sighs*.
Police WomanPepper Anderson *goes giddy at the memory*.
Kojak – the snappy suits with swishy linings. Lollipops!.

But the the coolest cops on the block were always those wheel screeching, street prowling, thug busting, bonnet bouncing, trendy tog wearing, undercover cruisers Starsky and Hutch…

Tom Scott – ‘Gotcha’ (Theme from Starsky and Hutch )

So, how about going on patrol with Singing Detective Sammy Davis Jr. as he belts out the themes to…

Hawaii Five-O

Sammy Davis Jr. – ‘You Can Count On Me’ (Theme from Hawaii Five-O)

And – Kojak

Sammy Davis Jr. ‘We’ll Make It This Time’ (Theme from Kojak)

There’s a ready reckoner of 70’s detectives right here if you fancy a peep.


Adidas SL76s were worn by Paul Michael Glaser in Starsky and Hutch – luckily I mananged to grab a pair when they ran a limited reissue about 4 years ago.

Themes To Be In Order

Posted in 70's, john barry, retromania, tv themes on March 10, 2008 by planetmondo


Davey had a funky one.

Mick had a classic one.

I’m slapping an unsung obscurity in my cyberspace scrapbook

John Barry – Orson Welles Great Mysteries.mp3

Info on the ‘Orson Welles Great Mysteries’ series is available here

I don’t remember much about the show except the opening titles, where Orson seemed to be stepping out from some smoldering embers dressed as The Sandeman