Morning Music: Hill Street Blues

Hill Street BluesFor this week, I thought we would do television show theme songs that I admire. But not just any. I want to features songs that are of a distinct type. But I don’t have a name for it. They are, roughly speaking, jazz instrumentals. These are often some of the most memorable songs. Usually, they are well written, but it is mostly because we hear them so much.

Probably the most well known practitioner of this kind of art is Mike Post, who wrote the music for pretty much every show you can think of from the early 1980s. I may come back to him later this week. He’s actually not one of the my favorites, but he seemed like a good person to start with. And the show I picked is Hill Street Blues. Now this is an interesting show. My friend Will loved it. But I have never seen it. It must be good, though; it is where David Milch got his start (he wrote a very large number of the episodes).

Anyway, here it is:

6 thoughts on “Morning Music: Hill Street Blues

    • He may have. As I recall, he was on the leading edge of bring digital music to television. For example, he did The Rockford Files. I don’t much like that theme, but I may use it because I have a story I want to tell.

      • I have watched a couple episodes-it was compelling television for the ones I have seen and I was only a kid when I did. Looks like it is on Hulu though so in that vast amount of no free time you have you should binge watch it.

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