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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Dick Hyman IS "The Man from O.R.G.A.N."

Dick Hyman was famous for all kinds of keyboard playing, including recordings of silent-movie accompaniments and other things.  But in 1965, he was The Man from O.R.G.A.N.!

In the inside notes of the LP he talks about the excitement of spy music and also boasts that his arrangement of Goldsmith's U.N.C.L.E. theme is in the 5/4 time used in the actual TV theme.

From this we can tell that this is an "early" cover of the theme, since (as we all know) the Man from U.N.C.L.E. theme was only in 5/4 for the first season.

Here are the tracks.

1) The Liquidator
2) The 3rd Man Theme and "Danger" Theme
3) The Man from O.R.G.A.N.
4) Theme for "Honey West"
5) Theme from "I Spy"
6) A Man Alone
7) Thunderball
8) Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
9) The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
10) The Cat
11) The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
12) Agent Double-O-Soul

Once again, there are several "originals" with appropriately spy-ish names.  However, I certainly don't think there was EVER a reason to call something "Agent Double-O-Soul!" 

That's just wrong.  Here is the link, judge for yourself!    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IW55JV8W

1 comment:

  1. Did a great show w/ Mariam McPartland for Piano Jazz. check it out:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103450893

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