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12-17-2003, 10:18 PM
There was a jazzy-guitar tune that played when Miss Jane or Mr. Drysdale were driving on the freeway. I would LOVE to have that song, but it's probably not possible. Anyway, does anyone know who wrote the tune?
12-18-2003, 12:27 AM
I like that song too ! IT's great!
My guess is that it as written by the people who wrote the theme song.
04-08-2007, 09:58 PM
Has anyone got an answer on this yet? If not I might act crazy and just try and email or contact someone connected to the show to see if they can help. You never know they just might respond...LOL
04-10-2007, 07:25 PM
I call it the "Commerce Bank Theme". I was watching a DVD set of the 'billies, and noticed that the song plays whenever the front of the Commerce Bank is shown.
04-11-2007, 06:01 PM
Well, I did something crazy and went to IMDB (internet movie database) and saw that Perry Botkins Jr. listed as the composer of "series original music". I looked Mr. Botkins up found his website and emailed him (see my email and his reply below). Turns out that it was his dad that did the music for the beverly hillbillies not him but he said some very kind words to me and let us all know where those magical interludes came from.
The musical interludes were composed and played by my father. I thought they were pretty neat myself. Dad would have appreciated your enthusiasm.
Perry Botkin Jr.
I'm so sorry for bothering you. First let me say when
looking you up for this question I was very impressed
with your body of work. It is apparent that so many
of us don't appreciate all those that work on
television, movies, commercials, etc. when it comes to
music that we come to know and love, and really for
all the other background work that goes into those
My question is, and I sincerly hope I have the right
person, the question is about all those musical
interludes on the Beverly Hillbillies, were you
responsible for those or would you know who was? For
example, the bank theme, elly's theme, or the music
that plays when they were in the ms. jane's car.
The question is just based on curiosity and this
question has also been asked many times on the website
Well, thanks for your time and thank you for your work
on the Beverly Hillbillies. The show brings back
great memories for me growing up.
04-11-2007, 06:03 PM
Hey here is an odd fact for you. In "great fued" episodes the Clampetts (specifically Granny) refers to the family they had a fued with back home. The name of the family is the BOTKINS... The creators of the Beverly Hillbillies apparently would use the real last names of the folks who worked on the show..
04-13-2007, 10:29 PM
04-13-2007, 10:30 PM
Thank you for sending him the email! : ^ )
04-14-2007, 05:49 PM
You are most welcome, it was fun and interesting.
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