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 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

I never knew the name of it. It was anthem-like, an instrumental played on electric keyboard or electric organ, and probably comes from the mid 1960s.

What's it called?

Maybe I could find it on youtube.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 3:29 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Hmm, not much to go on there, Richard. Could you be more specific with "anthem-like"? Do you mean in the religious or in the celebratory way? I must admit that the first thing that sprang to mind on reading your question was Booker T's "Green Onions!" (instrumental, '60s, Hammond organ). But... anthem-like?

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:12 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

The first thought to occur to me was Mason Williams' "Classical Gas".

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Perhaps:

Love is Blue: Paul Mauriat
Last Date: Floyd Cramer (piano though)
Quentin's Theme: from "Dark Shadows"
Telstar: The Tornados

?

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

'Telstar'?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

'Telstar'?

That's two votes for "Telstar!" I'm now going for J McM's suggestion of "Love is Blue" though. C'mon Richard, go to YouTube and tell us wot it is!

Observation - that Mason Williams piece is awfully like Ron Grainer in the middle section. Sort of like THE PRISONER or THE OMEGA MAN. Funny how I kiss and cuddle and treasure my copies of those Grainer film n' TV scores and yet can't be bothered adding any Mason Williams to my collection. Fanboy flanboy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

The arrangement reminded me a little of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

Sorry, I didn't see the other post.

I've just noticed though that the 'Telstar' tune is VERY similar to the later theme from 'The High Chaparral'.

Well I never!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

The arrangement reminded me a little of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

The arrangement of what, Richard?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 9:25 AM   
 By:   John McMasters   (Member)

Richard, the free wheeling instrumental section of Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" does sound a bit like "Telstar" -- so give a listen to "Telstar" and let us know if that's what you are trying to identify. This a link to "Telstar" on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBYdp84AwuU

 
 Posted:   Jul 25, 2014 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   gone   (Member)

Sink The Bismark was fairly anthem like

there were quite a few 'novelty songs' in the early 60's ... and there are lists

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2014 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   jenkwombat   (Member)

Instrumentals can be especially difficult to track down. I had an instrumental in my head for a long time, which I heard on the radio constantly, and the annoying DJ would never say the name of the song, or the artist. I wanted to reach through the radio and strangle the guy. Anyway, I finally found out what it was called --- "Pick Up the Pieces" by the Average White Band, if I recall. They actually say that in the background on the recording, but I could never make it out.

(ADDED: I think someone told me it might have been in the film "Superman II", when the Super Villains are in the small town bar. But I haven't seen the film in years, and I dont' recall the music from that scene specifically.)


Songs that don't say the title are a pain as well. It took me years to find out what The Smiths' song "How Soon Is Now" was called. All I could say to my friends was that it was "that ominous sounding track which sounds like a bus is going by every once in a while". (A lot of good that did.)

Anyway, good luck in your search....

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2014 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

this wouldnt be procul harum would it?? they did a bit of anthem like keyboard?

or Perez prez prado and his organ??!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2014 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I never knew the name of it. It was anthem-like, an instrumental played on electric keyboard or electric organ, and probably comes from the mid 1960s.

What's it called?

Maybe I could find it on youtube.


It may not be this? Bloody good tune though...



Bugger! :/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQyFJAfdCWU

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2014 - 3:33 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

It's from '61--though I believe the song is from earlier-- but has the harpsichord beloved throughout the FSM board.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2014 - 9:14 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

richard - now we're all on this goosechase, how about a little feedback here???!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2014 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

I'm working on it.

 
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