THE JAMES BOND THEME - John Barry´s original soundtrack version and
cover version by Roland Alphonso & the Studio One Orchestra

Original Artist Composer Jamaican Artist / Title / Producer
Eddie Cantor "Makin' Whoopee"
(from the 1928 musical "Makin'Whoopee")
Walter Donaldson Baba Brooks Band "King Size" (Sonia Pottinger 1965)
(from the 1943 musical / 1955 movie "Oklahoma!")
Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II Terry & the Hurricanes "Oklahoma" (Wirl)
"Fiddler On The Roof"
(from the musical / film "Fiddler On The Roof")
Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick Soul Brothers "Fiddler On The Roof" (Dodd 1967)
Soul Vendors "Swing Easy" (Dodd 1967)
"The Lonely Goatherd"
(from the 1959 musical "The Sound of Music")
Richard Rodgers Tommy McCook "Laba Laba Reggae" (Reid)
Ed Ames "Try To Remember" (RCA Victor 1965)
Roger Williams "Try To Remember" (Kapp 1965)
The Brothers Four "Try To Remember" (Columbia 1965)
(from the 1960 musical "The Fantasticks")
Harvey Schmidt, Tom Jones Pat Kelly "Try To Remember" (Bunny Lee 1969)
Louis Armstrong "Hello Dolly" (Kapp 1964)
(from the musical "Hello Dolly")
Jerry Herman Pat Satchmo "Hello Dolly" (Perry 1969)
Julie Andrews "Mary Poppins"
(from the 1964 musical film "Mary Poppins")
Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman Danny Simpson & Tommy McCook "Mary Poppins" (Reid 1968)
Llans Thelwell "Mary Poppins" (WIRL 196?)
Cliff Richards "The Young Ones" (Columbia 1962)
(from the 1961 musical film "The Young Ones" aka. "Wonderful to Be Young!")
Brian Bennett, Sid Tepper Lloyd Clark "Young Love" (A. Barnett 1968)
Henry Mancini & his Orchestra "Baby Elephant Walk"
(from the 1962 Paramount movie "Hatari!")
Henry Mancini Skatalites "Baby Elephant Walk" (Randy´s 1965)
Henry Mancini & his Orchestra "Charade"
(from the 1963 Universal movie "Charade")
Henry Mancini Roland Alphonso "Charade" (Leslie Kong 1967)
Henry Mancini & his Orchestra "Mambo Parisienne"
(from the 1963 Universal movie "Charade")
Henry Mancini Roland Alphonso "Ska La Parisienne" (Dodd, blank 1964)
Henry Mancini & his Orchestra "A Shot In The Dark" (RCA Victor 1964)
(from the 1964 United Artists movie "A Shot In The Dark")
Henry Mancini Skatalites "A Shot In The Dark" (Yap 1965)
"How Soon (Theme From the Richard Boone Show)"
Jackie Trent "How Soon (Theme From the Richard Boone Show)" (Pye 1964) (vocal)
Henry Mancini Roland Alphonso "How Soon" (Merritone 1967)
Joe Reisman Orchestra "The Guns Of Navarone"
(from the 1961 Columbia movie "The Guns Of Navarone" / Landa 1961)
Dimitri Tiompkin Skatalites "Guns Of Navarone" (Dodd 1965)
Matt Monro "From Russia With Love" (Parlophone 1963)
(from the 1963 United Artists movie "From Russia With Love")
Lionel Bart Roland Alphonso "From Russia Wth Love" (Dodd 1965)
John Barry Orchestra "The James Bond Theme"
(from the 1962 United Artists movie "Dr. No")
Monty Norman Roland Alphonso "James Bond" (Dodd 1966)
(from the 1960 United Artists movie "Exodus")
Ernest Gold Tommy McCook "Exodus" (Dodd 1963)
"Bonanza", "Lonely Prairie", "Lone Ranger" J. Livingstone, R. Evans
"Lone Ranger" is an adaption of Rossini´s Wilhelm Tell theme
Carlos Malcolm "Bonanza Ska" (Malcolm 1965)
Prince Buster "Little Joe" (Buster 1965) uses the "Bonanza" theme
"Popeye" Lerner Granville Williams Orchestra "Popeye Ska" (Williams 1965)
"Magnificent Seven"
(from the 1960 United Artists movie "The Magnificent Seven")
Elmer Bernstein Baba Brooks & Lynn Taitt "Magnificent Ska" (Duke Reid 196?)
Winston Wright "Magnificent Seven" (Rupie Edwards, Success 1969)
Anton Karas "The Third Man Theme" aka "The Harry Lime Theme"
(from the 1949 British Lion movie "The Third Man", Decca 1950)
Anton Karas Skatalites "Third Man Ska" (Dodd 1965)
Granville Williams Orchestra "Third Man Theme" (Williams 1966)
"Peter Gunn"
(from the 1958 television series "Peter Gunn")
Henry Mancini Buster´s All Stars "Jet 707" aka. "707" (Buster 1964)
Johnny Spence Orchestra "The Dr. Kildare Theme" 1962
Richard Chamberlain (MGM)
(from the 1961 television series "Dr. Kildare")
Jerry Goldsmith, Pete Rugolo, Hal Winn Roland Alphonso "Dr. Kildare" (Dodd 1965)
Neal Hefti "Batman Theme" (RCA Victor 1966)
(from the 1966 television series "Batman" )
Neal Hefti Lynn Taitt "Bat Man" (Sam Mitchell & Keith Scott, Merritone 1968)
Neal Hefti "The Mafista" (LP 'Batman Theme and 11 Hefti Bat Songs', RCA Victor 1966)
(from the 1966 television series "Batman" )
Neal Hefti Abyssinians "Satta Massa Gana"
Not a cover version, but definitely inspired by "The Mafista"!
Marketts "Bat Cape" (LP 'The Batman Theme', Warner Bros. 1966)
(from the 1966 television series "Batman" )
Dick Glasser / Al Capps Lynn Taitt & the Jets "Mr. Dooby" (Sam Mitchell & Keith Scott, Merritone 1968)
Laurie Johnson Orchestra "Echo Four Two"
(from the 1961 television series "Echo Four Two" )
Laurie Johnson Roland Alphonso "Ball Of Fire" (Dodd 1965)
Laurie Johnson Orchestra "Sucu Sucu"
(from the 1961/62 British television series "Top Secret")
The song was originally interpreted in 1960 by Ping Ping, a Surinamese singer.
Tarateño Rojas (1958) Roland Alphonso "Sucu Sucu" (Dodd 1965)
"Samba De Orfeu"
(from the 1959 movie "Black Orpheus")
Luiz Bonfa Skatalites "Black Sunday" (Dodd 1965)
Mr. Acker Bilk "Stranger On The Shore" (Columbia 1961)
(from the BBC TV series)
Acker Bilk, Robert MellinVal Bennett "Popeye On The Shore" aka "Stranger On The Shore" (Lee Perry production, Upset 1968)
David Isaacs "Stranger On The Shore" (Lee Perry production, Justice League1973)
"The Good, The Bad And The Ugly"
(from the 1966 United Artists movie "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly")
Ennio Morricone Llans Thelwell "The Good, The Bad And The Ugly" (WIRL 196?)
Hugo Winterhalter "Theme From A Summer Place" (1959)
Percy Faith "Theme From A Summer Place" (Columbia 1959)
(from the 1959 Warner Bros. movie "A Summer Place")
Max Steiner Crystalites "Illya Kuryakin" (Derrick Harriott, Crystal 1968)
Talat Mehmood and Shamshad Begum "Milte Hi Ankhen Dil Hua Diwana"
(from the 1950 Bollywood movie "Babul")
Naushad Ali, Shakeel Badayuni Sam Carty "Bird In Hand" (Lee Perry production)
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