Fans of John Williams’ work with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas might not instantly recognize his work on Robert Altman’s The Long Goodbye. With lyrics by legendary songwriter Johnny Mercer, Williams theme is memorable for being repeated throughout the film in styles ranging from jazz vocal, jazz instrumental, muzak, tango, mariachi, sitar, love theme with strings and more.
Kids who grew up in the 70s will recognize the voice above as jazz singer/trumpeter Jack Sheldon from so many great Schoolhouse Rock cartoons.
There’s your Watercooler musical interlude and that’s it from me this week. Now it’s your turn. Has anyone seen anything worth talking about lately? Lay it on me.
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