Welcome to The Tuna Melt Music Sharity Blog!

It is here that I post old records that I've ripped
to Mp3 format (and grouped in .ZIP files) via File Sharing Sites,
album cover scans and, sometimes,
somewhat coherent ramblings related to said shares.

None of the shares here are "borrowed" from other blogs.
All of the items shared are rips of Out-of-Print
(or, at least, very difficult to get)
Vinyl Records from my own collection.

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If you don't,
you can always come back later, as the variety
of what is made available should be pretty wide-ranging.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Ray Martin and His Orchestra: Thunderball and Other Thriller Music / Billy Strange, His Guitar and Orchestra: Goldfinger

Two from Her Majesty's Secret Service

Both of these records were released in 1965, both are named for James Bond films and both feature mostly instrumental collections of popular music. That's where the similarities end, though. These are very different records but both are great for different reasons.

The first is by Ray Martin. You may know Ray from the two volumes he created for the Stereo Action series (Dynamica and Excitement, Incorporated). He also recorded a record called "Goldfinger and Other James Bond Thrillers." This record is Exotica Spy Jazz with lots of Stereo Exploitation, Nonsense Ooooh-Ahhhh Lyrics, Zappy Brass and Zinging, Swirling Strings. It will sound great as you're flashing down a mountain road in your Aston Martin DB5.

  1. Thunderball
  2. The Knack
  3. Theme from 'The F.B.I.'
  4. Theme from 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.'
  5. Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  6. Theme for 'Honey West'
  7. I Spy
  8. Theme from 'Trials of O'Brien'
  9. The Young Set

The second record is probably a little better suited for listening to in the Sunbeam Alpine that was the car Bond drove in the first film, Dr. No. It's a bit more Pop oriented than the Ray Martin album, but that makes sense considering that it was recorded by the fella that played guitar on Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots were Made for Walking." Billy Strange also played with Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, and Speedy West. He's got a great website: http://www.billystrangemusic.com/.

  1. Goldfinger
  2. More
  3. Paladin (Have Gun Will Travel)
  4. Goin' Out of My Head
  5. I Feel Fine
  6. Theme for Pussy Galore
  7. Peter Gunn
  8. Dear Heart
  9. Theme from The Munsters
  10. The Jerk
  11. Come See About Me
  12. Man with the Golden Arm


mrdantefontana said...

Great. Thanks for these though I didn't find a link for the Sunbeam Alpine download. I really want that car.

Traitor Vic said...

I've been working hard on my Automobile Sharity solution, Mr. Fontana! I'll let you know when I've got it figured out.
In the meantime... I posted a nice pic for those who may not know the car of which we speak.


Anonymous said...

Wow! that post looks very promising. Action music from the 60's is always a good choice. Thanks vic.


johnny dollar said...

bond records are great. i have the billy strange lp but never digitalized it. very nice work, my good man, thanks!

Anonymous said...

Tuna Melt:

Thank you for sharing from your collection!! I must admit... you really do have an interesting diversity choice(s) of music on your blog... thus I will try to pop back now and again!! Keep up the good work!!


Traitor Vic said...

Thanks, CG!

Of course, I've always found Variety to be preferable to a lot of the same thing. And then, on top of that I'm a bit of a weirdo, so diversity comes with the territory.

Hope you find some stuff you enjoy on occasion.

Vinyl Record LP said...

I am looking for Ray Martin Rainy Night In London if you happen to have it can you please post it