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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: “Batman”

“Sewer Lady”: Musically Unsanitary

Neal Hefti‘s soundtrack to the Batman TV series is top-flight 60s instrumental music – playful and imaginatively-produced.  “Sewer Lady,” from the 1966 album, Batman Theme and 11 Hefti Bat Songs, was inexplicably overlooked by RCA for single release: “Sewer Lady”     Neal Hefti     1966 RCA Victor would release the

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“Batman Theme”: Mod + Brass

Les & Larry Elgart get the mod brass thing happening in their take on the Neal Hefti classic: “Batman Theme”     Les & Larry Elgart     1966 “Batman Theme” closes side one of 1966 Columbia album, Sound of the Times. Album review from the July 9, 1966 edition of Billboard:

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Lee Hazlewood: Lesser-Known Legend of Surf & Twang Guitar

Even if only for his pioneering production work with one of my guitar heroes, Duane Eddy (e.g., using a gigantic grain tank as an echo chamber), let it be known that Lee Hazlewood, while himself not a hotshot guitarist, co-wrote some of Eddy’s best tunes (including half of his excellent

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