Many People have asked me about the cartoons of the characters I use in our He-Said – She Said series (well .. one person actually) They come from one of the really very best Anime series and certainly the one with the best Music. – Cowboy Bebop.
The music in Cowboy Bebop was composed by the famous jazz pianist composer Yoko Kanno and performed by the band The Seatbelts and the music plays a big part in creating the atmosphere of the anime.
Opening Theme: – Tank
The Anime series is about the adventures a group of Space bounty hunters who live and travel in a Space Ship called Cowboy Bebop. The anime is inspired by film noir and has many references to other genres including westerns and hong kong martial arts movies. These references made the series accessible to western audiences and it was very successful in the USA.
The music during the series was really great ! ! ! Yoko Kano brought in vocalist from other bands or soloists to sing the vocals on the tracks where they had them. In this track Steve Conte from The Crown Jewels and The Contes makes the vocals.
Call Me – Yoko Kano and The Seatbelts Ft. Steve Conte (vocalist)
The theme for Closing Credits for the series was The Real Folk Blues which featured jazz singer Mai Yamane as the vocalist.
The Real Folk Blues – Yoko Kano and The Seatbelts Ft. Mai Yamane (vocalist)
I hope you enjoyed some of the music to Cowboy Bebop and that it fills some of your time waiting for the new RR topic ! ! !
Jupiter Jazz 2 is one of my Favourite Cowboy Bebop themes. It is very melancholic Jazz number but I really like it and this is track I will leave you with
Jupiter Jazz 2 – Yoko Kano and The Seat Belts
So as they say in Cowboy Bebop . . .
. . . . So Long Space Cowboy ! ! !