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Theme from Kung Fu: the Legend Continues (from Television Tunes.)

I could never bring myself to watch this series, which ran from 1993-1997. I just felt it couldn’t be as good as the original series, Kung Fu, which ran from 1972-1975. I loved the original because it had a lot of useful lessons that suburban kids like me could use in daily life; like how to survive extreme temperatures when you’re locked overnight in a tin shack desert jail and how to walk on rice paper without leaving footprints.

Vegetable Kingdom by Pell Mell (from Interstate, Geffen, 1995)

Another gem from the band featuring The King of the 6/4 Time Drum Beat, Robert Beerman. He's also pretty good at 4/4, 2/4, 3/4, 6/8 and even 5/4 meters.

Echoes of Harlem by Duke Ellington (from American Legends: Duke Ellington, LaserLight, 1996)

What kind of world is this, that you can get 12 songs by the Duke for $2.99, yet a dozen Gaga ditties cost 4 or 5 times that?

No Way Jose by Ray Kennedy (from Guitar Man, Atlantic/WEA, 1992)

Yes way, Ray.

Workaday World by Jack Beaver (from Music for TV Dinners, Scamp, 1997)
This pluckily plucked and effervescent diapason is a longtime favorite of Only A Game listeners. It makes it easy to imagine oneself as a 1950's supermarket stock boy, the Chief Seamstress of a successful pre-Elvis drapery business or just a staff member of NPR's only sports program.
Workaday World by Jack Beaver (from Music for TV Dinners, Scamp, 1997)

This segment aired on April 2, 2011. The audio for this segment is not available.

Gary Waleik Producer, Only A Game
Gary Waleik is a producer for Only A Game.

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