PMB187: Man Alive! Tony Hatch At 75 (Tony Hatch, Ninette, Mrs. Miller, David McCallum, Cybercom Project)

PMB187: Man Alive - Tony Hatch At 75This week on the show we wish a very happy 75th birthday to pop and theme tune composer extraordinaire Tony Hatch. Of course, this does mean that Tony isn’t quite eligible for entry into the Moonbase Hall of Fame (which has a minimum age requirement of 80). But we feel sure that in the next five years Tony will produce many more classic tunes and we look forward to formally inducting him in 2019.

We’ve tried to bring you some of Tony Hatch’s less well-known compositions as well as some cover versions of classic Hatch which will hopefully result in a quizzical look or two.

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The Music

1. The Tony Hatch Orchestra: Theme From Crossroads from Top TV Themes Buy on Amazon
2. The Tony Hatch Sound: Man Alive from TV Sound And Image (British Television, Film And Library Composers 1956-80) Buy on Amazon
3. Tony Hatch & The Satin Brass: Codename from Sounds Of The 70s Buy on Amazon
4. Ninette: Push a Little Button Buy on Amazon Push a Little Button - Single - Ninette
5. Mrs. Miller: Downtown from Wild Cool & Swingin’ Vol.3 Buy on Amazon
6. David McCallum: Call Me from A Part Of Me/A Bit More Of Me Buy on Amazon
7. The Tony Hatch Sound: Black Is Black from A Latin Happenning Buy on Amazon
8. Tony Hatch: Out Of This World from The Easy Project II – House Of Loungecore Buy on Amazon
9. Cybercom Project: emmerdale Free
10. Tony Hatch & His Orchestra: Maori from The Tony Hatch Sounds Buy on Amazon
11. The Tony Hatch Orchestra: Sportsnight from Hit The Road To Themeland Buy on Amazon

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Sweep of Sooty & Sweep fame sings Nessun dorma


A brief but powerful performance of Nessun dorma by Sweep impersonating Pavaroti.

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PMB186: All Over The World Cup (Ray Martin, Deodato, Stu Phillips, KPM All Stars, The Tony Hatch Orchestra, Edmundo Ros, Ivor Cutler, Sweep, Eddie Warner, Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions, Ali Haider)

PMB186: All Over The World CupWe always enjoy being fashionably late to a party so one week after the World Cup came to an end we thought the timing was perfect for a football special. This gives us a chance to play some of our favourite sporting TV themes (many of which were written by KPM genius Keith Mansfield) including one by this year’s 75th birthday boy Tony Hatch (much more of whom next week). There’s also a particularly moving rendition of Nessun Dorma, popularised by the BBC in their coverage of Italia ’90.

We should make it clear that neither of us know the first thing about football, though this will probably become fairly obvious as you listen to the show.

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The Music

1. Ray Martin: The World At Their Feet (Theme From European Football) from Favourite TV Themes
2. Deodato: Soccer Game from Skyscrapers Buy on Amazon
3. Stu Phillips: Sunday Art & Football from Surf, Sex And Cycle-Psychos: A Diverse Potpourri Of Antediluvian Film Music By Stu Phillips Buy on Amazon
4. KPM All Stars: UK Sports Theme Medley: The Big Match/BBC Wimbledon/BBC Athetics/Grandstand from Music For Dancefloors: The KPM All Stars Live At Jazz Cafe, London, April 2000 Buy on Amazon
5. The Tony Hatch Orchestra: Best In Football from Hit The Road To Themeland Buy on Amazon
6. Edmundo Ros: Football Football from Vaba-Ba-Boom Buy on Amazon
7. Ivor Cutler: Pass the Ball Jim (feat. Linda Hirst) from Privilege Buy on Amazon Privilege - Ivor Cutler
8. Sweep: Nessun Dorma from Sooty Sing-a-Long Buy on Amazon Sooty Sing-a-Long - Sweep
9. Eddie Warner: Football Mambo from Happy Birthday, Mr. Warner Buy on Amazon Happy Birthday, Mr. Warner (Mono Version) - Eddie Warner
10. Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions: Soulful Football from Funky Chicken Buy on Amazon Funky Chicken - Willie Henderson And The Soul Explosions
11. Ali Haider: World Cup Music from Jane Jan Sun Buy on Amazon Jane Jan Sun - Ali Haider

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