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Themes From Hit TV Shows

Peter Pan records presents your favorite TV themes.

The music on this Peter Pan record is a lot like the cover art: bland, homogenous, and bearing only a mild resemblence to the original article. Millions of kids across the country must have been vaguely disappointed when they figured out that these low-budget arrangements of their favorite TV themes were decidedly not the original songs by the original artists. Who wouldn't have been at least slightly let down to discover that they'd just purchased a version of the Six Million Dollar Man theme that skips over the entire spoken-word introduction?

I have learned that there's usually a gem in every box of junk, and the prize on this one is probably the Hawaii Five-O theme, a tune which the "Pop Singers and Orchestra" take right over the top and back.

If only I had the two releases advertised on the back of the jacket -- Themes from Hit TV Shows Volume 1, and something called Disco Duck Dance Party -- my life would be (almost) complete. Thanks, Peter Pan, wherever you are!

Themes From Hit TV Shows
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Songs:

Hawaii Five-O (MP3) One of the craziest renditions of the classic Ventures tune anywhere!
Sanford and Son (MP3) The Sanford and Son theme is so funky that even this cheezebox rendition is pretty good.
One Day at a Time (Real Audio) I didn't know One Day at a Time was a country song -- did you?

See Also: We're The Banana Splits, Fonzie, Fonzie, He's Our Man, The Kids from the Brady Bunch

Your Comments:

Willy Mays Issac Hayes (badhaze@aol.com) says:
I would like to get a copy of the song "Shaft" if anyone has it please send it (05-15-1998)

Jamie Bradburn says:
At the campus radio station I volunteer at (CFRU-FM, Guelph, Ont), there's a copy of a Kid Stuff disco nursery rhymes album that's pretty amusing. Imagine if you will a disco version of "John Henry"! A Dr. John wannabe sings along with some backup singers that sound like they failed the audition for the "Mahna Mahna" skit on the Muppet Show. As for this album - who drew the cover? Had they ever seen some of the shows in question (or did I miss the episodes of the Six Million Dollar Man with the mustache)? (04-17-1998)

Dan (lewisd@netpci.com) says:
I'm looking for the theme to the TV series "Drag net" if anyone has it please forward it to me asap. thanks (04-13-1998)

Droopy Drawers says:
Rumour has it that Issac Hayes wrote the theme for "Shaft" on one condition, that he also appear in the starting role. His music lives on but his acting career got the "Shaft"! (03-17-1998)

The Milkman says:
Oh, I've got this one sooo beat. A late '80's comp called Punk TV (not to be confused with the later, Epitaph Records version) by one of the random "DIY" record co.s that sprung up in CA in that period. Some of the incredible versions include "The Greatest American Hero", "Bosom Buddies", "Hawaii 5-0", but the best is the Laverne and Shirley theme: imagine DeeDee Ramone howling "OneTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEight...". All of the songs are done surprisingly well by SoCal hardcore bands whose members undoubtedly serve "Moons Over My Hammys" all night at the Denny's in Huntington Beach... (03-11-1998)

Alex (alex.offord@ndirect.co.uk) says:
Scary!! Is it possible to get a copy of this album? (12-21-1997)

Brian Linds says:
I play a great version of the Tarzan Theme by The Ray martin Orchestra and Singers on my radio show called The Midnight Midway. It is debuting on CBC Radio 2 on sat Nov 29 and 30 from Midnight until 5:00A.M. The Tarzan piece is about two hours into the show on the thirtieth. Sop tune in for the wierd the wild and the totally wacked out!!! (11-26-1997)

Jay (okalina@yahoo.co.kr) says:
ūČģįGood (11-20-1997)

Elizabeth Nichols (wiscobrupia@usinternet.com) says:
We are looking for the theme from "The Rockford Files". The full opening with the woman asking "Is this a machine? I hate machines!" would make my life almost complete. We have two TV Toon tapes, but sadly, no Jimbo & Angel. If you have any info, please let us know. P.S. We have our own version of Hawaii Five-O as sung by our cats (it's all meows). That theme rocks! (11-11-1997)






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