Friday, June 20, 2008
Funky Friday - Watching The Detectives
Were you a sucker for seventies police shows ? I was. Although a bit too young to jog along with the plot for most of these shows, each one had it's own unique ingredient that kept me coming back.
Banacek - I liked the 'rowing' intro'.
The Magician - Bill Bixby's 'fancy pants' white sports car .
Macmillan and Wife - the eye soothing Susan St James *sighs*.
Police Woman - Pepper Anderson *goes giddy at the memory*.
Kojak - the snappy suits with swishy linings. Lollipops!.
But the the coolest cops on the block were always those wheel screeching, street prowling, thug busting, bonnet bouncing, trendy tog wearing, undercover cruisers Starsky and Hutch...
Tom Scott - 'Gotcha' (Theme from Starsky and Hutch )
So, how about going on patrol with Singing Detective Sammy Davis Jr. as he belts out the themes to...
Sammy Davis Jr. - 'You Can Count On Me' (Theme from Hawaii Five-O)
And - Kojak
Sammy Davis Jr. 'We'll Make It This Time' (Theme from Kojak)
There's a ready reckoner of 70's detectives right here if you fancy a peep.
Adidas SL76s were worn by Paul Michael Glaser in Starsky and Hutch - luckily I mananged to grab a pair when they ran a limited reissue about 4 years ago.