Wednesday 24 October 2007

Burke's Law

If there was one thing 1960's TV detectives had over their modern counterparts apart from sharp suits, slick wheels and classy dames, was great music. Burke's Law was no exception. Composer Herschel Burke Gilbert penned a super cool and highly original crime jazz soundtrack for this popular 60's TV show.

Burke's Law was a detective series which ran on ABC from 1963 to 1966. It starred Gene Barry as Amos Burke, the millionaire Los Angeles Chief of Detectives, who was chauffeured around in his Rolls Royce to solve crimes.

The title Burke's law comes from Burke's habit of spouting such profundities as "You can't solve a murder without first finding a suspect: Burke's Law or Cynical Conversation makes for bitter brew - never mix 'em: Burke's Law."

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