Musical coincidences # 39

January 24, 2010

Last week I was reading the splendid PowerPop blog (as I do every morning), and one of Steve’s posts there was a list of “Most Memorable Drums, Drumming or Drum Simulation on a Post-Elvis Pop or Rock Record!!!“. At number 7 was Cozy Cole with “Topsy Parts 1 and 2.” Steve presented Part 2 which sounds a little like this:

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And as soon as that organ riff came in I thought “Hang on a minute – that organ riff sounds like…”

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Yep. That’s the theme tune to the kids’ cartoon Inspector Gadget.

Here are the full versions of each:

Cozy Cole – “Topsy Part 2” (1958)

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Inspector Gadget – theme tune (1984)

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