Full Musical Credits for the VW Needle in a Haystack TV Ad

Maybe the love affair of TV ad-men and swing jazz never really went away….


The song is Needle in a Haystack from the 1934 Fred Astaire film The Gay Divorcee

Music by Con Conrad

Lyrics by Herb Magidson

Singer Cate Ferris

Karen Straw, Paul Jordanous (trumpets).

Will Gibson, Duncan Hemstock (saxes & clarinets).

Ben Greenslade Stanton (trombone).

Bill Mudge (piano).

Richard Sadler (Double bass).

Ollie Howell (drums).

String section led by Lara Foot.

Arrangement by Paul Jordanous.

Editing/ Original Concept by Alex Banks ( also guitar)

Recording engineer Jon Bailey

Recorded at Air Studios.

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