John Gregory

TV's Greatest Detective Hits

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Of the myriad television theme collections released during the 1970s, few if any are better than the John Gregory Orchestra's TV's Greatest Detective Hits. Its funky, silky-smooth renditions of these familiar melodies perfectly capture the essence of the Me Decade. Gregory is an expert arranger, infusing new cinematic dimensions into the timeless music of "The Rockford Files," "Kojak," and "The Theme from SWAT." He also expands on the originals with intriguing new elements like monster bass solos, killer drum breaks, and horns that hit like a flurry of gunfire. Great stuff regardless of whether or not you grew up on the shows in question. [Released in England under the title The Detectives.]