Sunday, November 20, 2011

Song of the Week - Midnight Cowboy by Ferrante & Teicher

This is a bit of a departure from what I usually feature but this is a great song (the theme song from the 1969 movie with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight). F&T were a great piano duet who released almost 100 albums over a 60+ year span. They did a lot of albums of movie music. I own one of their records, 1967's The Piano Artistry of Ferrante & Teicher. It is one of the oldest records I own, probably bought it in 1968 or 1969. I don't remember now why I bought it, but I'm sure I'd seen them on TV many times. I used to play the record all the time. A couple of years ago, my wife bought me a USB turntable which allows me to digitize old LP records. This was one of the first ones I did because I hadn't listened to it for probably 20 years. I still like it.

1 comment:

Susan DeMark said...

A friend found Ferrante & Teicher's "Midnight Cowboy" on YouTube today, and in further research this evening I came upon your post. Nicely done! I remember well that fine music of F&T, but I learned even more in your post. Thanks!