30 Days, 30 Songs (10)


I’m playing along with Sarah from Art Expedition again and as her choice today was a song from a favourite movie I thought I would do the same. I picked “The Blue Brothers” and as I had a hard time deciding which of the great songs in the movie to feature I decided to have two and they are both theme tunes, a sort of theme within a theme.

The first one is “Peter Gunn”. David absolutely loved this because he had a version of it on an old Henry Mancini album. I think he used to watch the show before I knew him too. Anyway, I can’t hear “Peter Gunn” and not think of David.

Theme from Peter Gunn

The second one is the theme from “Rawhide” which came from one of our favourite parts of the movie. The Bob’s Country Bunkhouse scenes. I remember this theme very well because when we lived in England mum used to love “Rawhide” which starred a young Clint Eastwood as Rowdy Yates. I’ve chosen the scene from the movie which features a bit of “Gimme Some Lovin” as well. I must say I think the crowd at Bob’s had poor taste not to enjoy that but they only liked two kinds of music, country and western.

Author: Taswegian1957

Born in England in 1957 my family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. David passed away in 2015 and I'm here on my own now but I have Cindy the dog and Polly the cat to keep me company. I currently co-write two Wordpress blogswith my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and a "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania.

11 thoughts on “30 Days, 30 Songs (10)”

  1. One of my absolute favourite movies — and two great songs from it. I did think about putting this version of Rawhide on my list, but then thought maybe “Think” or “Minnie the Moocher”. So far, I’ve just gone in other directions altogether.

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