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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'...Paladin paladin where do you roam

I came across these youtube clips on a recent browse and it reminded me of a day of song on the camino when they finished strongly in my repertoire. Why were the TV shows theme songs of the 60's and 70's so catchy? Oh yes, pretty trite but they were very singable.
It doesn't seem to be the case for present themes...Start singing the theme of the Sopranos if you can...great tune Maybe a go at FRIENDS. Maybe it was just a TV time of Warner brother Westerns, Muskateers, and a big range of American Sitcoms that made those shows theme music so memorable... and we were young and impressionable

The British produced great musical scores and theme music... Denis Waterman comes to mind . Minder and recently New Tricks etc .... All the police shows and comedies...can't remember that I've ever burst into song on any of them though

Rawhide and Paladin are timeless or maybe date me.

On one very long day on the camino when the day was very hot, the road long and dusty and remote, I sang just about every song I could remember to pass the time and take our minds of our tired progress.

This included that title songs of those old TV Westerns Rawhide and Paladin. Paladin may be known to many if not in the series but in movies particularly a coming of age movie STAND BY ME which had a compilation of memorable songs , notably its title song.

Rawhide was where Clint Eastwood learned the skills which he continued in the Spaghetti Westerns and has been used for universal acclaim in his directed movies.

There was a movie of PALADIN on the way but they don't make em like they usaed to and it has not got any further , maybe Clint will do something. The songs were almost the start to the TWANGY guitar sounds that came in the Spag Westerns. Duane Eddy has a few renditions of them in the you tubes above section.

I am particularly glad that no other pilgrims were in earshot to witness the many song renditions.

I guess it is a bit like this for many travellers. You know you get a song in your head and it keeps coming back subconsciously for a long time.
Do you have a favourite TV theme that you sing along to? I would think so....

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