Monday, 8 October 2018

Going Down!

Comic actor Matt Berry (Toast of London, House of Fools, The IT Crowd etc.) isn't frightened of recording studios. Not only does he write and perform a lot of his own TV themes, he has also, over the years, knocked out six albums on the Acid Jazz label. Like I say, no musical slouch he.

So, I guess, it was only a matter of time until he decided to record some vintage TV themes (and by vintage I mean seventies) and give them a couple of coats of jazz funk.

Tony Hatch would, I know, be very proud.


I read a review of the album recently which said you only have to take one look at the sleeve to know you want to own it, hear it & devour it.

Here is Berry's take on Are You Being Served? Bet you can't listen to it without thinking of Mrs. Slocombe's pussy at least once.

6 comments:

  1. He's irritatingly talented isn't he?

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  2. Wow, that is so good. Nostalgia and cool jazz rolled into one. They got away with so much back then in the name of family entertainment - Pure filth!

    Mr. Grainger: Mrs. Slocombe. I suggest you take your underwear down at once.
    Mr. Lucas: Same goes for Miss Brahms.

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    1. I don't know what you mean Alyson!

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  3. Love Matt Berry. Had the pleasure of seeing him and his band play live about ten years back. This is definitely on my birthday list hehe

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  4. He missed a trick not respinning Robin's Nest or John Barry's theme from the Orson Welles Mysteries

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