Saturday, December 13, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Here's a very rare promo of selections of Film Music #1. There are some wonderful scores here from the late Miles Goodman. He died much too young.
I'll post #2 in the coming weeks.
Also, if anyone happens to have #3 in this series, I would be very grateful if you would post a link for it! :)
Born in Los Angeles in 1949, Mr. Goodman was a graduate of Antioch College in Ohio. He became interested in film scoring through his cousin, Johnny Mandel, an Oscar-winning film composer. When Mr. Goodman went to Hollywood, he met Oscar Castro-Neves, who became his friend and music partner. They worked together for 30 years.
Mr. Goodman worked with Mr. Mandel on the music for such movies as ''Being There'' and ''The Verdict.'' He later helped orchestrate or score music for films including ''Footloose'' and ''La Bamba.''
Mr. Goodman and Mr. Castro-Neves were also co-producers of a series of well-reviewed jazz albums. They arranged 12 selections for the successful ''Billie Holiday Songbook'' and for ''Color and Light: Jazz Sketches on Sondheim,'' which featured jazz artists interpreting the works of Stephen Sondheim.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Here's an excellent score from a relatively unknown composer. Themes are by Angelo Badalamenti (who is quite well known :)
All thanks to original uploader. Custom covers by me :)
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
One of the first soundtracks I bought years ago was "Lord Love A Duck" by Neal Hefti. I enjoyed the quirkiness of this score, and from that point on, I was hooked-on-Hefti!
Neal was right up there with the best pop-jazz composers of the time.
I'm so saddened to hear of his passing, and my condolences are with his family and friends.
He began arranging professionally in his teens, when he wrote charts for Nat Towles. He became a prominent composer and arranger while playing trumpet for Woody Herman; while working for Herman he provided new arrangements for "Woodchopper's Ball" and "Blowin' Up a Storm," and composed "The Good Earth" and "Wild Root." After leaving Herman's band in 1946, Hefti concentrated on arranging and composing, although he occasionally led his own bands. He is especially known for his charts for Count Basie such as "Li'l Darlin'" and "Cute".
In the 1960s and later he composed and arranged mainly for movies and television. He wrote the background music for movies such as Sex and the Single Girl, How to Murder Your Wife, Synanon, Boeing Boeing, Harlow, Lord Love a Duck, Duel at Diablo, Oh Dad Poor Dad Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad, and Barefoot in the Park.
His best-known contributions of this period are the themes for the TV series Batman and The Odd Couple.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
NEW LINK! THANK YOU ISBUM
Great Promos from Fred Karlin. N-Joy! All thanks go to Filmpac and Isbum :)
NEW LINK! THANKS TO ISBUM
A hearty "thanks" to Isbum and Filmpac.
NEW LINK! THANKS TO ISBUM
These promos by Fred Karlin are just terrific! BIG thanks again to Filmpac and Isbum for sharing these gems!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I'm certain this has been posted somewhere in blog-land, but this is my rip and I've re-arranged the Zombies songs at the end of the Paul Glass score, just to keep it flowing nicely :) N-Joy.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Excellent score from the Western TV show from 1960. Enjoy this rare classic! :)
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Nice blend of jazz / big band score for this war epic. N-Joy! :)
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
This is a great compilation from BH. The first side contains a score from "The Virginian" TV show. And the second side is a bit of a mystery, as it contains various themes from other TV shows. Perhaps someone could help identify some of the themes contained here? Anyhow, enjoy! :)
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Here's a rare one! Big thank you to isbum for finding this treat! :)