My 'ol mate Tim Wade and I often have commented that whenever we're feeling a bit down, popping on a bit of Vic Mizzy's delightful music always perked us up. Man, Mizzy's soundtracks were so welded to my childhood consciousness.
'The Addams Family', 'The Ghost and Mr.Chicken', 'Green Acres' etc etc. take me (even now) to a sunny place of Saturday afternoon matinees, freshly mowed lawns and cold lemonade drinks.
What a brilliant talent. I know his style of music had long since passed out of the contemporary limelight, but I'm still saddened to think that the bloke who came up with all those wonderful tunes won't be writing any more.
At least I'm hearted to learn that he actually owned the rights to his most famous work: 'The Addams Family' theme.
Says he: "Two finger snaps and you live in Bel-Air."
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