Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bare Necessities

Jungle Book last night. It's funny that even though it's been years and years and years since I last watched the film, I could still sing along with the trumpet riff at the end. That's how good that music is. Not only the songs, including Bare Necessities and Wanna Be Like You (one of my favorite songs to do live), but the score (George Bruns) that's both lush and mysterious while tying in the jazzy themes.
The Sherman Brothers write all the songs (except Bare Necessities) and, upon watching their films, I am amazed by how delightful and catchy their tunes are. They are also so diverse- hard to believe the same two men wrote It's A Small World, Feed the Birds, The Wonderful Thing About Tiggers and the perfect Everybody Wants to Be a Cat.
And did you know that the too-fabulous King Louie is voiced by Louis Prima? Craaazy.


  1. I wish there was a Like button on Blogger!! I had also hoped that perhaps you had recorded you singing "I Wanna Be Like You." ah well. Another time, perhaps?

  2. I feel like i should watch it again :)

  3. Sallytonks - thank you for liking! :) Maybe I will record a little version... hmmm...

    Pretty Little Pictures - You totally should! You'll remember how wonderful it is.


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