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 Posted:   May 28, 2018 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

In the US in the early 70s, this tune was used on a commercial for perfume or douche or Geritol or something. It is by Brit composer Johnny Pearson.

Was this a hit in Britain? Anyone watching TV in the US in the 70s will most certainly remember it.

 
 
 Posted:   May 28, 2018 - 11:16 PM   
 By:   vinylman   (Member)

In the US in the early 70s, this tune was used on a commercial for perfume or douche or Geritol or something. It is by Brit composer Johnny Pearson.

Was this a hit in Britain? Anyone watching TV in the US in the 70s will most certainly remember it.




As leader of the Johnny Pearson Orchestra, he reached number 8 in the United Kingdom chart in early 1972 with "Sleepy Shores", the theme from the television series Owen, M.D. (1971–73).
My favourite piece from him link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjWUrpnwDT0

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Sleepy Shores was always a bit too sedate for me.

My favourite bit of Johnny Pearson:

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

And a bit of a cheeky rip-off of Schifrin's 'Jim on the Move' cue from the latter's Mission: Impossible album:

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Another slowly-building piece of Pearson's funky library music:



Nah - you can keep Sleepy Shores... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 5:13 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Does anyone remember it being incessantly used in a US TV commercial in the early 1970s?

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   vinylman   (Member)

Don't forget Power Drive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9ek2IJX8SQ

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Thanks all for the videos. I haven't heard many of these. I do have a number of JP tracks on comps, but I don't think I have any albums specifically by him.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)

Thanks all for the videos. I haven't heard many of these. I do have a number of JP tracks on comps, but I don't think I have any albums specifically by him.


I seem to recall that he did various easy listening LP's in the seventies, quite similar stuff to Sleepy Shores and therefore not of great interest to me personally. I think Sleepy Shores did - and probably still does occasionally - crop up on adverts in the UK (no idea about the US).

His library music gets featured on library music compilations from time to time.

Another of his library themes which became well known in the UK (and I think to some extent overseas) was his piece Heavy Action which was used in a long running BBC series called 'Superstars':


 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   Alexander Zambra   (Member)

Both Ray Conniff Singers and Andy Williams have exquisite vocal versions of this.

 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Search engine - 2011 posts! smile

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=81980&forumID=1&archive=0

On this thread I posted re: Sleepy Shores:
... includes 1 track shown as a K.P.M. Production (tr. B1 Sleepy Shores - which was used as the theme to another TV series Owen M.D. and became a 45rpm hit reaching No.3 in the UK charts!)...

So, yes, it was a popular tune here in the U.K.

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 5:31 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Didn't they use to play "Sleepy Shores" on M.O.R. radio stations?

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Search engine - 2011 posts! smile

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=81980&forumID=1&archive=0

On this thread I posted re: Sleepy Shores:
... includes 1 track shown as a K.P.M. Production (tr. B1 Sleepy Shores - which was used as the theme to another TV series Owen M.D. and became a 45rpm hit reaching No.3 in the UK charts!)...

So, yes, it was a popular tune here in the U.K.

Mitch


I remember the version by Norrie Paramor.

 
 
 Posted:   May 29, 2018 - 5:33 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Thanks all for the videos. I haven't heard many of these. I do have a number of JP tracks on comps, but I don't think I have any albums specifically by him.


I seem to recall that he did various easy listening LP's in the seventies, quite similar stuff to Sleepy Shores and therefore not of great interest to me personally. I think Sleepy Shores did - and probably still does occasionally - crop up on adverts in the UK (no idea about the US).

His library music gets featured on library music compilations from time to time.

Another of his library themes which became well known in the UK (and I think to some extent overseas) was his piece Heavy Action which was used in a long running BBC series called 'Superstars':



"Heavy Action" later became the theme for "A.B.C. Monday Night Football"

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 11, 2018 - 5:23 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Listening to the riveting podcast "S-Town" and "Sleepy Shores" appears in episode 4.

 
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