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"All I want is Black Bean Soup."

 

Nice form Hutch

 

"Lovin' Arms" by the Singing Policeman

 

Nice form Starsky

 

"Fa la la la la la la la laaa."

 

 

"Im A Loser" sung by Nick Starsky

 

"Somebody Bad Stole the Wedding Bell"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Starsky and Hutch" had four different opening theme songs – one for each season. The soundtrack was usually very bass heavy with a lot of Shaft-like "whacka, whacka" whammy bar effects. The epitomes of 70's-stye. Very "Saturday Night Fever". And, there was a strange, squeaky sound effect that often accompanied a story line that involved drugs. Trippy, man.  
 
But, there was lots of other music throughout the four years to be noted. From disco to country; jazz to folk, the boy's lives were touched by all kinds of music. Hutch played guitar often, most notably in the tag for "Death Notice" where he and Starsky sang the ever-popular "Black Bean Soup." Hutch also sang it in "The Set-Up".
 

BLACK BEAN SOUP

All I want is black bean soup
And you to make it with me
Honey won't you
Be my love while love will stay
And wear your ribbons for me

Boil those black beans, honey
Mash them up real well
One big soft tomato
Just a handful of sorrel, well
Cut up your chilly pepper
Squeeze that garlic smell
One mouthful of drippings
A granddaddy onion and well, well, well

All I want is black bean soup
And you to make it with me
Honey won't you
Be my love while love will stay
And wear your ribbons for me

Well I've been kicked in the head a few times
But that just made me high
I believe in the good things now
You know black bean soup don't lie, lie, lie....

All I want is black bean soup
And you to make it with me
Honey won't you
Be my love while love will stay
And wear your ribbons for me

 

• In the episode "Little Girl Lost", Starsky hums or whistles a bunch of Christmas Carols including; "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", "Little Drummer Boy", "Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer" and "Deck the Halls".

• In the episode "The Game", Hutch is serenaded by a homeless man in the a soup kitchen, by playing "Swanee River" on the harmonica.

 
 
The Rolling Stones "Miss You" is looped without vocals in the episode "Discomania".
 
 
 

• In the episode "Huggy Can't Go Home", Dr. John sings an original tune, "Huggy Can't Go Back". Words and music by Jack Murphy.

• In the episode "A Body Worth Guarding", besides the music of the ballet, Hutch sings and plays guitar for his new love, Anna. It's a beautiful ballad called "I Wish".

 

I WISH

I wish I was the sunlight – gently reaching out in space
I wish you were a flower so I could warm your face

I wish I was a scarecrow – because I've got a scare or two
I wish you were a stalk of corn with me protecting you

I wish I was a pillow – because I've got some softness too
I wish you were a weary head, alone just me and you

 

• In "Quadromania", Lynn Marta plays a prospective country performer and sings "Nobody Loves You Quite Like You Do." And, guest star Philip Michael Thomas entertains his ambition to be a disk jockey.

• In the episode "Texas Longhorn", Starsky and Hutch visit a former singer. An informant called Angel. Without warning, she begins to belt out an old gospel song called, "A Long Way Home".

 
 

After a night on the town with
bro Davey, Nick gives us his rendition of
The Beatles "I'm A Loser" (off the "Beatles For Sale" album),
in the episode "Starsky's Brother".

 

• In "The Fix", besides the eerie, squeaky soundtrack, there is a lovely piano piece at the very end when Hutch and Jeanie say their final good-byes. Very "Love Story".

• In the episode "Voo Doo Island", the partners are joined by Huggy Bear for a rendition of "Somebody Bad Stole the Wedding Bell".

 
In the episode "Discomania", instead of the usual generic stuff, we are treated to actual disco music: "Macho Man" by The Village People and "Disco Inferno" by
The Trammps.
 

• In the episode "Long Walk Down a Short Dirt Road", we get to enjoy the lovely voice of Lynn Anderson, but we also get to hear Hutch in a duet with Lynn where they sing "Lov'in Arms."

• In the episode "Losing Streak ", we are treated to a few songs played by Toby and Vic in the piano bar. They included "Alfie" and "Fly Me to the Moon".

• In the episode "Moonshine", Lynn Marta sings "Nobody Loves You Like You Do" over the speakers at the Smoky Mountain Inn. Also, Willy Hall the bootlegger sings "That's Alright Mama."

 
  In "Savage Sunday", we hear the
famous Harlem Globe Trotters
music "Sweet Georgia Brown", when Starsky and Hutch challenge
two youths to a game of basketball.
 

• In the episode "Blindfold", Hutch sings "Sunday Morn'in Coming Down" in the Torino.

• In the episode "Cover Girl", the hitman "Angel" listened to Mozart. There were parts Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor.

• In the episode "The Avenger", Starsky plays guitar and sings a lovely song entitled "Just Another Day". The lyrics are below.

 

JUST ANOTHER DAY

Sittin' up here, wondering why
The blue out there, the sun and the sky
Lookin' at all the people down there
Playin' in the water, the sun and the sea
And, I say
It's just another day
And, I say
It's just another day

 

• In the episode "Ballad for a Blue Lady", Hutch promises his plants (he often talked to his plants), that he'd put on some Donna Summer for the to "get off on". Okay.

• Also in the episode "Ballad for a Blue Lady", Marianne Owens sings Nat King Cole's "Nature Boy" Or, at least attempts to. The lyrics are below.

 

NATURE BOY – Nat King Cole
Words and Music by Eden Ahbez

There was a boy, A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far, very far
Over land and sea
A little shy, And sad of eye
But very wise, Was he

And then one day
A magic day he passed my way
And while we spoke of many things, fools and kings
This he said to me
"The greatest thing You'll ever learn Is just to love
And be loved In return"

 

• Again in the episode "Ballad for a Blue Lady", Marianne Owens sings "The Sit down, Can't Cry, I'm Gonna Die Blues."

• Also in the episode "Ballad for a Blue Lady", Hutch writes out the words to a song David Soul recorded; "1927 Kansas City." The lyrics are below.

• In the episode "Targets Without A Badge Part II", Starsky gets tickets for the Boston Symphony - Brahms. He and Hutch sing Brahms Lullaby.

 
  In "90 lbs. of Trouble", Starsky gets two tickets for himself and Joey to see Bruce Springsteen. The teenager declines.
 

1927 KANSAS CITY – David Soul

He bought her a flower at the fair
1927 Kansas City
Said he liked the color of her hair
Then he walked her home and told her she was pretty

Then they spent a little while
Letting their hearts learn to smile
Doing things that lovers always do
He said "How many kids?" She said "A few"
And it's 1927 Kansas CIty

Folks were drivin' round in their stuts bearcats
With straw hats, parasols, the fashion of the day
Summer nights with ukulele strumming
They were humming to the tune of moonlight bay

Batchtub gin and movie stars
Two more payments and the baby's ours
It's the little things that make this live so sweet
When your only worries were your two sore feet
From dancin' in the street in Kansas City

So fine the little ol' couple in love
Space in time the little ol' couple in love

Nowadays there's silver in her hair
The kids have come and gone like seasons turning
Forty years since they met at the fair
But he still brings her flowers in the morning

Knowing when the shadows fall
Life's a circle after all
Reminding her their love can never end
Suddenly she's just a girl again
And it's 1927 Kansas City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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