Monday, March 8, 2010

What would you do baby?

Recently re-discovered this gem of a tv theme:

Don't laugh man, I'm fucking serious. Just close your eyes and try to de-contextualize it. Great changes. And you know who sings it? Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams. BAM!!!!!

Now to get SUPER nerdy for a minute...the first season had the same song, but a different version done with all studio musicians. Just compare the musical choices and level of nuance:

This really illustrates the difference between "pro ses" musicians and those with more expressive creativity. It's like Wallace Roney vs Miles Davis. I consider Mathis the vocal counterpoint to "Live Evil"-era Miles...

In other words, gutbucket funk in a sheen of noise and confusion. Or is that the hair I'm thinking of?

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