Thursday, October 14, 2010

Jay Wadley Produces: "Mad Men Theme Song ... With a Twist"

Jay Wadley, an incredibly gifted music producer and scorer of films whom I met this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, put together this video which has been blowing up all over YouTube today:

That's Jay playing the bongos and conducting! And that coolly confident chanteuse at the mic is none other than the very talented progeny of NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams, Allison Williams. The arrangement is a mash-up of the memorable opening theme song to the AMC cable network's hit show, Mad Men, and the classic song, "Nature Boy," which was originally made famous by singer Nat King Cole. Kudos to Jay and his team for showing the world how a terrific musical arrangement, top notch hair, make-up and costume design, and slickly effective stage lighting can make for a truly great video.

To follow Jay on Twitter, go to!/jaywadley.

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