Thursday, September 17, 2009

KFXM September 16, 1960

A Million To One-Jimmy Charles #1
Highest debut I Want To Be Wanted/Just A Little-Brenda Lee #29 New
Shopping For Clothes-Coasters
You Talk Too Much-Joe Jones
Comments Of Our Time-Stan Freberg

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

#16 on the survey, RAT RACE by
Richard Maltby. I really liked
that instrumental tune 49 years ago.
Played it again today after seeing
it here. Sure sounds a lot
like BATMAN THEME by Neil
Hefti. That would come
6 years later. They have many
similarities. A few changes here
and there and they're quite close.

But then, I still insist that
BILLY JEAN and DO IT AGAIN are
really similar in their
openings. Yes? No??

Lord Darth Sidious said...

thanks ANONY for that review about Maltby's old "Rat Race" tune. i have always wondered about that cut; it seems to have haunted me thru the years due to its intrinsic use of 'da-da-da' rhythm lead similar in the other songs you described, and quite possibly many more.