The right one...that's 'Martini'

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blueonblue
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The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby blueonblue » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:32 pm

I wonder how many members remember this theme, it accompanied those 'Martini' commercials on British TV in the late Sixties and early Seventies.
I always thought Burt had composed it, wrong as usual it was a composer called Chris Gunning ? ......you could have fooled me !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6jSU1EOrwA

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

A different version with Burt and Angie....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBLMbJnN69c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AWhI2bWXew

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Martin Johnson
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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby Martin Johnson » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:41 am

Those Martini ads hark back to a time when foreign travel seemed to be exclusive to the rich and glamorous, hence the term 'The Jet-Set'. Out of all the songs written especially for British ads this was probably the most memorable, although I never thought for one moment that Bacharach had anything to with the music, it's just very typical of its time.

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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby blueonblue » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:19 am

Martin Johnson wrote:Those Martini ads hark back to a time when foreign travel seemed to be exclusive to the rich and glamorous, hence the term 'The Jet-Set'. Out of all the songs written especially for British ads this was probably the most memorable, although I never thought for one moment that Bacharach had anything to with the music, it's just very typical of its time.


True, it's a product of it's time but I always thought Burt had composed it.
Or very heavily 'influenced' by him.

'blue'

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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby Sara D » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:57 pm

You know, Blue, I guessed you were a Martini Man. This is one from those series of ads I remember seeing back in the 70s and, yes, it's a nice tune.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B9UdlL4qfa8

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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby blueonblue » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:52 pm

Sara D wrote:You know, Blue, I guessed you were a Martini Man. This is one from those series of ads I remember seeing back in the 70s and, yes, it's a nice tune.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B9UdlL4qfa8


Absolutely Sara....any time, any place, anywhere..... :)

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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby grooverider » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:02 pm

Dear Blue,

Chris Gunning is also a noted arranger/conductor, here's one of my favorites from 1975, also noted for being the first cover version of a Bruce
Springsteen song, "Sandy (4th of July Asbury Park)" by the Hollies:

https://youtu.be/06yRiArzqnQ

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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby Hank » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:35 pm

Another Chris Gunning classic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sl_J57S2C_M

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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby blueonblue » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:07 am

Vastly underrated composer...
Reminds me a little of John Barry.

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

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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby pljms » Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:31 am

Blue, the obvious John Barry influence is probably why he may be underrated.

Do you remember how the song from the Martini ad was chopped and changed to become 'Dancing Easy', a UK Top 30 hit for Danny Williams during the disco craze in 1977?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUwFzMl0W90
pljms

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Re: The right one...that's 'Martini'

Postby blueonblue » Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:19 am

pljms wrote:Blue, the obvious John Barry influence is probably why he may be underrated.

Do you remember how the song from the Martini ad was chopped and changed to become 'Dancing Easy', a UK Top 30 hit for Danny Williams during the disco craze in 1977?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUwFzMl0W90


pljms, I've never heard that version before (must have slipped under the radar) I'm only familiar with the TV jingles ?
Thank you for posting ...it's superb ! :D

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