Post by mike weber Post by Kip Williams Post by Dan Kimmel
No, those are lyrics to "Casino Royale" which are heard when the title song
is played during the end credits. Sellers doesn't do them (at least it
doesn't SOUND like him).
I thought we were talking about "Casino Royale." But if that's not
Sellers, I stand corrected. To me it sounds like some of the comedy
'spoken' records he did in the 60s.
I just found an mp3 of it online and listened; it doesn't sound like
Sellers to me -- however, the site where i found it says that it was
sung by someone named Michael Redway, who apparently issued it as a
single at some point as well.
With that clue, I went and found this:
FOR THE WEEK OF JUNE 2, 2003
DEAR JERRY: Last year, your annual unsolved whodunit was about the
unidentified singer of the theme song of the film “Casino Royale.”
Having not seen any mention of this in your column since then, I
assume no one came through for you.
Well, after a great deal of networking and hunch-playing, I not only
know who the singer is, but just received a personal e-mail from
him. His name is Michael Redway, and here is his letter:
“Yes, I am the singer of the vocal version of “Casino Royale.”
“The vocal track was recorded at the same time as the film track,
done live on the set. We recorded at CTS Studios Queensway,
conducted by the great man himself, Burt Bacharach. What a thrill it
“I don't know why I didn't get credited [on either the album or the
film]. I suppose I could blame it on my management at the time.
“Thank you for your interest. I hope this information is useful.”
Mike also mentioned that he was once the lead singer of the Mike
I will be anxious to see what the musical mystery for 2003 turns out
—Wyl E. Cyote, via e-mail.
DEAR WYL: Thanks to your investigative diligence — and also that of
Chester Prudhomme — one of our most difficult musical mysteries is
Besides the stint with the Mike Sammes Singers, Redway made a number
of solo recordings, including the 1973 hit, “Good Morning” (Philips
You see, I learned something today. Thanks to Dan for pointing it
out and Mike for the further clue.
I guess one thing, subconsciously, was that I couldn't imagine
leaving that in the picture if it hadn't been by someone like
Sellers. Wrong again, Subconscious-Boy!
--Kip (Williams) ... now with more Sarah at members.cox.net/kipw
"Thank you drive through." --Beavis & Butt-head