Saturday, November 8, 2008


Okay, this is where we separate the sheep from the goats, the men/women from the boys/girls, the mere trivia freaks from the truly gifted trivia geeks. Whoever and wherever you are, I need your help. I am trying to think of some trivia connected to a particular piece of music from the 60s, and can’t come up with the answer. It hasn’t quite kept me up at night, but that might not be far off. I can get really obsessive about these things (oh really?). And I’ve come across this quest up there in the dusty recesses of my musical memory, off and on, for a long time. Here’s what I can tell you:

The song is called either “La Montana (If She Should Come To You)” or maybe it’s “If She Should Come To You (La Montana).” I tried Googling it, but almost everything I got is either beyond my meager capabilities in Spanish, or Hannah-related.

Several musicians have recorded it, with lyrics (including Anthony Newley) and as an instrumental (Roger Williams, for one). It’s the instrumental version I’m interested in. I am convinced it was used in a movie, perhaps as the movie’s main theme. I’m going crazy; I’m wracking my brain. I thought the movie might have been The Sundowners, but once I listened to that theme again, I remembered it, and it isn’t the one.

So my question to all you music trivia freaks and geeks out there, what movie is this from? Or, if not a movie, where do I know it from? Maybe it was just one of the many instrumental hits in the 60s and not from a movie? Help! If anyone can tell me, please send me a website or any kind of documentation, and put an end to my many years of wondering and searching. I will be forever in your trivial debt. So much so that I would be pleased to reward you by sending one of your kids to college. Kidding! How about I send you a copy of my music trivia book, "Papa Do Run" instead?


Kat said...

I went looking too and found nothing Sorry!

Deborah Godin said...


:-( Gee, you're the best go-to person for movies I know of, too. But thanks for checking!

Poetikat said...

All I've come up with (so far) is Frank Devol and his soundtracks for Cat Ballou, The Happening, McClintock, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner...still looking. I can't resist a challenge!

I thought I had it with "Valley of the Dolls', but that was a dead end.


Deborah Godin said...

I don't know, I must be wrong about it being a movie theme. If it was one, it probably wouldn't be that hard to find.

Gretchen said...

Looked everywhere, but couldn't find a thing worth mentioning. Sorry!

jack sender said...

you may already know, but it is worth a mention if you don't:

for all within radio range- 740AM from toronto, midnight til 5a.m., has loads of rarely heard oldies.