Thursday, December 10, 2009

Peter Gunn meets Thunderball; Thunderball meets Johnny Cash

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What would James Bond think of this?

First up is a rendition of the Thunderball theme by the Jazz All-Stars, with an opening riff inspired by the theme from Peter Gunn.

Then it gets even stranger, as we present a tune The Man in Black recorded for the film, but was never used.

"Thunderball" by The Jazz All-Stars

"Thunderball" by Johnny Cash

9 comments:

David Cranmer said...

I'm a huge Cash fan, as you know, but I have never heard this tune. Very interesting but I can see why it wasn't used.

Evan Lewis said...

Yeah, it does sound like "The Ballad of the 007 Kid".

Richard Robinson said...

That "Thunderball" version is pretty bad. Except for the really fakey blue screen work on teh boat chase/crash scene, Thunderball is one of my favorite Bond movies.

Paul D. Brazill said...

Two GREAT finds!

Laurie said...

I love the theme from Peter Gunn, but the original is better.

Richard Prosch said...

I dig those Jazz All-Stars. Especially with the LP static intact.

Evan Lewis said...

Yep, the authentic vinyl clicks and pops come to you at no extra charge.

Tom said...

I love the Johnny Cash song (never heard it before), but it belongs in a western, sorry. Not Thunderball.

Evan Lewis said...

I agree, Tom. Johnny should have done the theme for Shalako - Sean Connery in a cowboy hat with Brigitte Bardot in tow.