Pop Pick: "Jonny Quest: Original Television Soundtrack"

Everything, of course, was cool about Jonny Quest - the characters, the look, the action, the whole kid-as-adventure-hero premise - but one of the coolest was the swinging soundtrack.

Now that music gets its due in a limited edition, 2-CD package from the excellent outfit, La-La Land Records. The set is packed with jazzy, exotic, adventure-filled themes and cues that will soundtrack any scenarios you can conjure in your head. Lots of crackling drums, brass stabs and grooving bass, with the occasional tabla and flute thrown in. Most of the music was composed by Hoyt Curtin, who also created music for "Top Cat," "The Flintstones" and other series.

A detailed booklet provides great historical background on the series and how the music was created. You can order the album here.