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 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   jeanesingsjazz   (Member)

does anyone know the band doing the song during this dance sequence? they sure sound familiar. since there is no soundtrack i don't know how to find it. imdb is no help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6f6-q_U06Q

i hope i did this correctly, so you can hear it!

thanks all,

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2010 - 10:55 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

If you go to the IMDB and read the posts about WHO KILLED TEDDY BEAR, you'll discover a lot of speculation about who performed the title song. However, and surprisingly, there's no discussion there about who the band was.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 3, 2010 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   jeanesingsjazz   (Member)

However, and surprisingly, there's no discussion there about who the band was.

right...like i said imdb is NO help...i thought some knowledgeable person on this website just might know for sure!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2010 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   LRobHubbard   (Member)

From the AV Maniacs forum board:

http://www.dvdmaniacs.net/forums/showthread.php?t=12959

dave hartley

The three songs in the film were co-written by songwriter Al Kasha and Bob Gaudio who at the time was both the key writer and a performing member of the Four Seasons. The rest of the score was written by Charles Calello who arranged for the Four Seasons and was also briefly a member of the group around the time this film was made.

No singer or performer credits on the film or on anything I can find. (I've seen the suggestion that the title song is sung by Joanie Sommers but nothing about who sings 'It Could Have Been Me'). My guess is that these were studio sessions produced from within the network of musicians around the Four Seasons and the scene they existed within. Be fascinating to know more.

None of the tracks used in the film seem to have been released commercially. Although the original publicity and promotion brochure included on the Network DVD suggests that the title song be used in publicity the only version I'm aware of - by Leslie Uggams on Atlantic - was recorded a couple of months after the films US release. Maybe there was a promotional pressing for use in publicising the film but if so it's left no trace I can discover, and given that the Four Seasons have an active fan base that makes it seem a bit unlikely.


That's probably as good as you'll get, without actually going to L.A. and searching records and logs... although, there is another mention of Joanie Sommers singing the title song:

http://amanoutoftime.livejournal.com/2006/11/01/

Diary of a Man Out of Time 11/1/06


"...the title theme sung by an uncredited Joanie "The Pepsi Girl" Sommers."

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2010 - 10:19 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

Someone over on the IMDB claimed that the title song as played in the film was released in France. The female vocalist was described as a woman who occasionally collaborated with Herbie Hancock.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2010 - 10:43 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Joanie Sommers? Are people joking??? That is so not Joanie. I know her well, and she absolutely did not sing that song in that film or anywhere else.

I recorded a wonderful version of it with a great singer named Tami Tappan - it's on my album, Jeepers Creepers: Great Songs from Horror Films.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2010 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

According to one poster on the IMDB, the woman who sometimes collaborated with Herbie Hancock was Claire Francis. Her title recording of "Who Killed Teddy Bear" was reportedly released under the name "Mikki Young" as a Polydor 7 inch single in 1966.

I have no personal knowledge of this information, I should add.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2010 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

According to one poster on the IMDB, the woman who sometimes collaborated with Herbie Hancock was Claire Francis. Her title recording of "Who Killed Teddy Bear" was reportedly released under the name "Mikki Young" as a Polydor 7 inch single in 1966.

I have no personal knowledge of this information, I should add.


I have the single of the song somewhere.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2010 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   jeanesingsjazz   (Member)

thanks LRobHubbard, for all the info. and i knew it was not joane sommers singing
the title song. i've been listening to her forever and although it sounded similar in timbre, was not her. wish the original recordings would see the light of day.

 
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