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The Horn Meets The Hornet - Al Hirt
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Green Hornet Theme
The Hornets Nest
"Get Smart" Theme
Theme From "Run For Your Life
The King Kong Theme
(Theme from) The Monkees
Tarzan (Tarzan's March)
Run Buddy Run
Trumpeter Al Hirt was a titan of the New Orleans music scene (literally, ... Among the other treats on The Horn Meets the Hornet is Al's take on the Batman ...it's the big band jazzy/groovy The Green Hornet TV Show soundtrack - the music that was used in the 1966/67 TV show which introduced Bruce Lee to American audiences and starred Van Williams as the Green Hornet.
The Green Hornet - AKA Britt Reid, owner/publisher of The Daily Sentinel, known only to his secretary and the District Attorney. With his trusty assistant Kato (Lee), crime-fighting was their specialty.
In a nod to the theme music from the original Green Hornet radio show that ran from 1936-1952, the TV show version of The Green Hornet main theme uses a jazzy variation of "The Flight of the Bumblebee" played on trumpet by Al Hirt. This music was in turn used by Tarantino in Kill Bill which paid tribute to Kato by featuring loads of swordfighters wearing Kato masks for the film's main fight sequence.
The Green Hornet TV Show was inspired by the success of the Batman TV show except that the TV version of The Green Hornet was played straight. Unfortunately, in spite of the considerable interest in Bruce Lee at the time, The Green Hornet was cancelled after only one season although Lee's popularity in his native Hong Kong was such that the show was retitled there as The Kato Show.
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