Saturday, August 9, 2008
Hey, James Bond fans, recognize any of these?
Rita Coolidge sings for 007 "All Time High."
In this video Louis Armstrong sings "We Have All the Time in the World."
Nancy Sinatra performs "You Only Live Twice."
And last but not least, Shirley Bassey's "Moonraker."
I grew up listening to these songs and at an early age became a fan of John Barry's sweeping melodies and rich accompaniments. His music has often been characterized by a certain poignancy that makes nostalgia almost inevitable when you listen to it (see Out of Africa soundtrack).
And, yes, I'm also a fan of James Bond movies with Roger Moore and Sean Connery as my two favorite 007's.