Vic Mizzy, best known for writing the melodies for television shows including "The Addams Family" and "Mister Ed" and hits for Dean Martin, Doris Day and Perry Como, has recorded his first solo CD, at 81. Mizzy's "Songs for the Jogging Crowd" is set for release next month.
Why'd he wait so long to record his own tunes?
"The business has changed so much over the years that a lot of good songwriters can't get anything recorded," Mizzy said. "Somebody said that my voice has natural distortion and I can sing just as good as they can, so I figured that I might as well get in the studio and record my own material."
Ten songs on the CD are new, along with "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres" themes.