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Underneath the Mango Tree...

James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,383MI6 Agent
edited November -1 in James Bond Music
Am I the only member on this forum who has fallen in love with this song. I adore how it plays so often in Dr. No, almost a second James Bond Theme. I feel like it shows the paradise feel to the film, compared to the horrors at Crab Key Island, which was also pushed in the novel (My favorite Bond novel). It grew on me and now I just feel that the singer sings it perfectly and I always find myself singing or humming it when I'm outside on a hot day.
I also love it how Sean sings a part of the song too.
Anyone else like this song?
Here it is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj7rZRKrJ-c
“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Yup, it's a nice piece of work. Did you know that one of the versions is sung by Monty Norman himself? (It's in the background when Bond meets Quarrel)
  • James SuzukiJames Suzuki New ZealandPosts: 2,383MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    Yup, it's a nice piece of work. Did you know that one of the versions is sung by Monty Norman himself? (It's in the background when Bond meets Quarrel)
    I didn't know that!
    I must try and find that, I wonder what he sounds like.
    “The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
    -Casino Royale, Ian Fleming
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Neither did I. :))
    I'll have to keep an ear out for that the next time I watch it. -{
    I keep learning new facts here at AJB007, Thanks Barbel.
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,527MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I didn't know that either - most interesting, Barbel. :)
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    No problem. And of course you know that the main version is sung by the then Mrs Norman, Diana Coupland (known by Brits of a certain age as Sid James' wife in "Bless This House").
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    -{
    I remember my Grandfather telling me about this "Bless this house " :))
    I'm off on my board to practice my Caballerial. :D
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,527MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    No problem. And of course you know that the main version is sung by the then Mrs Norman, Diana Coupland (known by Brits of a certain age as Sid James' wife in "Bless This House").

    Nor that. Barbel, you are a real mine of Bondian music information! :)
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    We used to have a member called The Cat, who probably knows more than me, but he's been away a few years. I guess I'm the resident music man.
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,527MI6 Agent
    edited March 2013
    Barbel wrote:
    We used to have a member called The Cat, who probably knows more than me, but he's been away a few years. I guess I'm the resident music man.

    Yes, I think that I remember him from the early 2003-2005 period that I was a member here. I even remember PM'ing him about a music Bond matter. You appear to be his successor as the AJB Bondian music maestro. There's a very interesting book about the Bond music out at the moment - I bought a copy late last year. I assume you've got it, Barbel?
    Post edited by Silhouette Man on
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • ThunderpussyThunderpussy Behind you !Posts: 63,696MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Always remember Barbel,

    "With Great power comes Great responsibility " :))
    "I've been informed that there ARE a couple of QAnon supporters who are fairly regular posters in AJB."
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited March 2013
    Ha! Thanks Uncle Ben. :))

    I've got many books on that subject, SM, and even wrote one myself though it's unpublishable for legal reasons that I can't go into. That was a result of one of the court cases over... a certain piece of music... that I've been involved in.

    I'm not trying to be mysterious but sorry old man, need to know. Sure you understand.
    Post edited by Barbel on
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 24,951Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    I want a copy of your book already, Barbel....any wiff of scandal and I'm there :))
    YNWA 96

    The Unbearables
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    :)) ... as we all would expect! I think I left a copy in the boot of my DB5, which I last saw in Glencoe....
  • The Domino EffectThe Domino Effect Posts: 3,104MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    It's a fantastic song. So good that I bought the soundtrack just for it. As it turns out, the entire soundtrack is enjoyable...but that song is awesome.
  • Sir MilesSir Miles The Wrong Side Of The WardrobePosts: 24,951Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    :)) ... as we all would expect! I think I left a copy in the boot of my DB5, which I last saw in Glencoe....

    Ahhh...I think you may find a couple of the pages may be singed at the corners :))
    YNWA 96

    The Unbearables
  • PredatorPredator Posts: 785Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    I've got many books on that subject, SM

    Love reading about the music of Bond ... many books you say? I'm aware of the obvious ones, but what would you recommend?
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Recommended-

    "The Music of James Bond" Jon Burlinghame
    "John Barry- A Life In Music" Geoff Leonard et al

    Avoid
    "John Barry: A Sixties Theme" Eddi Fiegel
    "James Bond 007 Collection" sheet music, many errors

    Of interest
    "Torn Music" Gergely Hubai

    (I did a little work on one of the above, very minor help)
  • Silhouette ManSilhouette Man The last refuge of a scoundrelPosts: 7,527MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    Recommended-

    "The Music of James Bond" Jon Burlinghame
    "John Barry- A Life In Music" Geoff Leonard et al

    Avoid
    "John Barry: A Sixties Theme" Eddi Fiegel
    "James Bond 007 Collection" sheet music, many errors

    Of interest
    "Torn Music" Gergely Hubai

    (I did a little work on one of the above, very minor help)

    I see that our old friend The Cat wrote the Torn Music one - it deals partly with the music of Dr. No. Was this the one that you were involved with, Barbel?
    "The tough man of the world. The Secret Agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Well spotted, SM! Yes, it was.
  • always shakenalways shaken LondonPosts: 6,287MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    Am I the only member on this forum who has fallen in love with this song. I adore how it plays so often in Dr. No, almost a second James Bond Theme. I feel like it shows the paradise feel to the film, compared to the horrors at Crab Key Island, which was also pushed in the novel (My favorite Bond novel). It grew on me and now I just feel that the singer sings it perfectly and I always find myself singing or humming it when I'm outside on a hot day.
    I also love it how Sean sings a part of the song too.
    Anyone else like this song?
    Here it is- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj7rZRKrJ-c

    For me its the no 1 Bond song every time i hear it (probably 3 times a week )
    it just conjours up visions sounds and tastes of Jamaica it would get my vote in the Bond
    top of the pops
    By the way, did I tell you, I was "Mad"?
  • Mr_OsatoMr_Osato Posts: 398MI6 Agent
    edited November -1
    I love the song for its innocense. It is such a nice innocent song when you hear the lyircis. The world sounds like such a nice place at that period of time. Really makes you feel good.
    OHMSS, FRWL, DN, GF, CR, GE, SP, YOLT, TB, TSWLM, LALD, TLD, TND, FYEO, SF, MR, TMWTGG, TWINE, OP, AVTAK, DAF, LTK, QOS, DAD

    1. Connery 2. Craig 3. Brosnan 4. Dalton 5. Lazenby 6. Moore
  • BarbelBarbel ScotlandPosts: 30,584Chief of Staff
    edited November -1
    Barbel wrote:
    Recommended-

    "The Music of James Bond" Jon Burlinghame
    "John Barry- A Life In Music" Geoff Leonard et al

    Avoid
    "John Barry: A Sixties Theme" Eddi Fiegel
    "James Bond 007 Collection" sheet music, many errors

    Of interest
    "Torn Music" Gergely Hubai

    (I did a little work on one of the above, very minor help)

    I see that our old friend The Cat wrote the Torn Music one - it deals partly with the music of Dr. No. Was this the one that you were involved with, Barbel?

    I was happily listening to BBC's "The Film Programme" on Thursday when they recommended the above book. I was very pleased to hear that, and told The Cat at once. Being in Hungary, he hadn't been listening (how dare he!) but was happy to hear that his labour of love had been endorsed.

    (It came up during a discussion of John Barry's rejected score for "The Horse Whisperer", which he later partially used for his album "The Beyondness Of Things".)
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