Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
WOW!! What can I tell you? I really don't know where this came from, but I happen to find it and am thrilled to share it amongst everyone who'll enjoy it as well as I have.
A classic comedy, and a score to match it!....LADY!!
PS--I hope you enjoy my artwork too!! :))
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Charming score! Enjoy :)
Eddie Lawrence Manson began scoring dramas in the days of live television, and composed for such shows as Armstrong Circle Theater, Kraft Theater, Westinghouse Theater, Studio One, and Lamp Unto My Feet. At the same time, he wrote and performed his famous harmonica score to the now-classic Morris Engel/Ruth Orkin film, The Little Fugitive.
In television Mr. Manson was nominated for two Emmy awards for scores for Harvey (a Dupont Show of the Month) and for the critically-acclaimed documentary, The River Nile. He also wrote scores for numerous movies of the week, including Crash: The True Story of Flight 401, the Ace award-winning Tiger Town, and in recent years, for two MOW's on which he worked with his son, producer/director David Manson -- A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story, and Eye on the Sparrow. In addition, he composed for such series as Ben Casey, Slattery's People, The Virginian and others.
Other theatrical releases for which Mr. Manson composed scores include the Engel/Orkin film Weddings and Babies and Lovers and Lollipops, as well as Three Bites of the Apple (MGM) and the Academy Award- winning short, Day of the Painter.
Monday, July 21, 2008
A highly enjoyable score! Cheers to Isbum for the covers too.
A long-time fixture in the Los Angeles area, Don Randi is best-known as the proprietor of the North Hollywood club Baked Potato and for his longtime leadership of a popular fusion/crossover group, Quest. Raised in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Don Randi had classical music lessons for 13 years. He moved to the Los Angeles area in 1954. Since then he has been a busy studio musician, appearing on and writing for a countless number of motion picture and television soundtracks, commercials and pop albums. Randi recorded as a leader for World Pacific (1960), Verve (1962 including a trio date with Leroy Vinnegar and Mel Lewis), Palomar, Reprise, Capitol, Poppy, Sheffield Lab and Headfirst. Don Randi appears at the Baked Potato with Quest on a fairly regular basis.
A very unusual and cool score from Mr. Montenegro. Enjoy!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
NEW LINK - 2/12/11
Taj Mahal is an internationally recognized blues musician who folds various forms of world music into his offerings. A self-taught singer-songwriter and film composer who plays the guitar, banjo and harmonica (among many other instruments), Mahal has done much to reshape the definition and scope of blues music during his 40+ year career by fusing it with nontraditional forms, including sounds from the Caribbean, Africa and the South Pacific.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Pleasant score from a classic novel. Scruggs was a musician noted for perfecting and popularizing a 3-finger banjo style that is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Story of an American folk and blues musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing, his virtuosity on the twelve string guitar, and the rich songbook of folk standards he introduced.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Here's a very rare and early score by Alan Silvestri. Fun stuff indeed! :)
Special "thanks" to Mike from Majestyx for providing the high-resolution cover!