My father and I watched a documentary on TV in the 90s (likely TVO in Canada, possibly a National Geographic production?). It was about a boy named Ali who lived in the jungle with his father. It showed their daily life, how they hunted for food, etc. One scene I clearly remember is the father teaching the son how to create poison darts using toads.
I believe the title was "Ali's Jungle", but I can't find any references to it on the internet. My dad and I really enjoyed the theme song, which was hummed by the father as he played a thumb piano. Here is a recording my father made at the time:
Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
posted by wivy
on Mar 2, 2013 -
What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music? [more inside]
posted by dopeydad
on Apr 28, 2012 -
TV shows that used thematically remixed/covered versions of their theme songs for particular episodes. [more inside]
posted by theodolite
on Apr 26, 2012 -
The new Upstairs, Downstairs
series on BBC uses a particular piece of theme music composed by Carl Davis. The theme sounds like it's based on a traditional English folk ballad, like something Vaughan Williams might have rearranged. Of course, it could be an original composition, but if it's based on an existing work I would love to know. Here
is a snatch (MP3 format) from a scene in season 2 episode 4.
posted by gentle
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Help me identify the song used as Lex Luger's theme in WCW - also, is there a version with lyrics? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius
on Feb 7, 2012 -
The "Pink Panther" theme and the "Peter Gunn" theme are both jazz pieces created by Henry Mancini in the 1960's. But musically, how are they similar? If I add Lalo Schifrin's "Mission Impossible" theme ... is this a particular flavor or genre of jazz? If I like these as music, what other pieces (that are not necessarily theme songs) would I like?
posted by musofire
on Feb 2, 2012 -
Silly question, surely it's easily answerable but I'm on a computer with no sound and have too much work to do to spend much time looking, so I turn to AskMe in hopes of settling an office disagreement before the workday is over.
The classic musical phrase which describes "mystery," "detective," etc. I think it's from a TV show. Tip of my tongue, but I'm drawing a complete blank.
It goes, "Duuuuum da-dum dum / Duuuuum da-dum dum dummmmmm...."
Notes are: 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1 / 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1, X.
Boss says X
is a perfect fifth. I say it's a flat-5 Who is correct? And what the heck is it from? Thanks AskMe.
posted by Balonious Assault
on Dec 5, 2011 -
Are there any musicians who hit it big after being "discovered" when a song of theirs was licensed for a TV show theme? [more inside]
posted by Plutor
on Jun 1, 2011 -
[Music recommendation filter] - Songs that convey a fresh start, a new beginning or a clean slate. [more inside]
posted by Kurichina
on Nov 3, 2010 -
I have fond childhood memories of the theme song from a 1980s nature show, but have been unable to find it anywhere on the internet. The main melody was played by a sort of synthesized oboe, with an odd synthesized rhythm of pops and clicks in the background, and the accompanying visuals were trippy, red-and-orange footage of various animals. I've recreated (badly) the main melody from the title sequence here
. Can anyone tell me what show this is from, and point me to a recording of the original tune? Thanks!
posted by luvcraft
on Jun 14, 2010 -
WKRP In Cincinnati (Closing Theme).
What the words to this? Are there any words? If they aren't words then what the hell are they, exactly? And what exactly is the story behind putting a song like that on a nationally broadcast sitcom? Anybody know the backstory?
posted by jonmc
on Jul 13, 2008 -
For all you current and former medical school students out there: what one song defined your experience in medical school - especially year one. I'm looking for the song that has meaning but also a bit of tongue-in-cheek built in. It's the song you came up with on the back side of a marathon study session (while delirious). Does such a song exist?
posted by stuboo
on Apr 3, 2008 -
Does anyone know where I can find the theme song to the '80's PBS show "The Voyage of the Mimi"? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on May 14, 2007 -
[YetAnotherMusicQuestionFilter] I'm looking for movie score music/themes that are commonly borrowed for trailers/commercials/other uses than the film they were originally written for. [more inside]
posted by po
on Feb 27, 2007 -
What's the music used as the theme for Law and Order on five in the UK? It's also used in a trailer for one of the Matrix sequels - here [WMV]
, music from 1:41 — 2:14.
posted by matthewr
on Oct 17, 2006 -
Fox's House MD features a theme tune by Massive Attack in the US, but in Europe it has a different theme called "House" due to licensing problems.
What other programs have had to do this, and what does a "licensing problem" mean, exactly?
posted by twine42
on May 11, 2006 -
Some guy once impressed me by humming the theme from "The Munsters" and joining it seamlessly with "If I Were a Rich Man" from "Fiddler on the Roof." In idle moments, I try to repeat this amazing feat, but I can't figure out how the songs fit together. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 23, 2005 -
Having recently fallen in love with Firefly (the tv show) and playing Uru for a short bit I am quite interested in the musical styling of these two things. They both have the twangy floaty guitar.. But they definitely are not country and western.. What is this style of music called, and who should I listen to for more?
posted by JonnyRotten
on Aug 28, 2005 -