Fictional background: “Theme from Mr. Downtown” tells the story of the 1957 television program. Detective Sergeant ‘Shake’ Lovell, so haunted by the murder of a good friend, has become an insomnia-riddled denizen of a big city’s jazz club scene. Freddie Fredrickson was riding high on the success of “Mama, Tell Me Mama” when he recorded this version at the Play-Tone East Studios in New York City, January 1960.
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