I was really intrigued by the Weekly Music Challenge (hosted by Jingle Jangle Jungle) this week, so I decided to dip my toe in the pond and play along. I am not exactly sure what is generally included so I will wing it a bit.
First up: TV Show Theme Song
The lyrics for ”Rawhide” were written by America lyricist Ned Washington and composed by the renowned Russian Jewish composer Dimitri Tiomkin. The song was originally recorded by the legendary Frankie Lane.
Second: A Coin
“Three Coins in the Fountain” was written by Jule Styne (melody) and Sammy Cahn (lyrics). They cut a demo record for the movie of the same name with Frank Sinatra singing. Unfortunately for the studio they failed to sign the contract with the composers which allowed them to retain all rights to the song.
Third: Time of Day
I chose “In the Midnight Hour” written by Wilson Pickett and guitarist Steve Cropper. Cropper says the intro was composed by following the dots on the neck of the guitar. (Songfacts)
What fun this was! Thanks for allowing me to play along!