I’m sure I’ve made this connection before, but it just hit me again this morning (the benefit of having no long term memory). I’m not sure who copied from whom, but I was listening to Gershwin this morning and it clicked. Gershwin’s “Sweet And Lowdown” rips off the theme from Grieg’s Peer Gynt “In The Hall Of The Mountain King”.
(kicks in after 51 seconds)
And then Shuki Levy ripped off one or the other of them for the Inspector Gadget theme.
GO, GO GADGET RIP-OFF.