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 Posted:   Aug 17, 2013 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

'... they're after me with guns and knives and fast, fast horses...

...they're gonna tail me, trail me, try to nail me there...

But they havent got a prayer...'



(there will be a few people on here who will recognize it straight away)
Update: 25 views and no one got it yet!
Im shocked - thought would go in first ten views)

37 views and still no one got it yet?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 1:31 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Never thought this would get to day two???

Where's wayoutwest, TallGuy and Morricone and all our western experts?!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 1:55 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

That would be Lee Van Cleef singing (if you can call it that) the main title theme from CAPTAIN APACHE.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 6:59 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

well done bob, we hav a winner! ha ha.

80 odd views before it was nailed. nice to see someone on the ball!

yeh singer is a bit of an exagerration but i didnt wana give it away!

theres another " song" at the end credits called april morning, with van cleef hitting bum notes and flat as a pancake.

great actor and couldnt do any wrong in his western peak, but what was he thinking!?

Shocking songs for a very silly and disjointed western.

and ive been humming April morning all morning...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The two songs and the CAPTAIN APACHE score were composed by Candian composer and pianist Dolores Claman. It's her only feature film score. Claman's writing partner and husband, lyricist Richard Morris, did the lyrics for the songs. The pair composed over 3,000 commercial jingles in a 30 year period and won more than 40 awards internationally for their work. Claman's theme for the television show "Hockey Night in Canada" is believed to be Canada's most recognizable music, second only to the Canadian National Anthem. Claman is 86 years-old.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

interesting stuff bob.
there waz an underscore in the film, of sorts, based on the two themes.

now i cant get that April morning out of my head.

"...i've got a daaaaate...with an April Morning..."

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Never thought this would get to day two???

Where's wayoutwest, TallGuy and Morricone and all our western experts?!!



Can't speak for anyone else, but I was in Wales for the weekend... yee-haw!

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Great stuff Bill I remember that track from years ago was it released as a single that got a lot of radio play I’m getting flashbacks big grin would never have remembered were it was from though or who it was by.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

in wales?? bad memory??? bloody excuses. you let me down, and you let this forum down.

i bet josh and henry morricone would have known it straight off.

hopeless, the pair of you. be thankful bob was there to bail you out.
when the crisis came he stood tall.

frankly, i think you should apologise to him, for leaving him to stand on his own!!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Urs Lesse   (Member)

"guns and knives" actually made me guess Mike Redway (Casino Royale End Title song) first! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 2:15 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

even you, urs?? im losing my faith. the worlds gone mad!!!

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

The world has lost the plot years ago the order is all mixed up wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

i like that. love the trumpet. sounds like Lacerenza?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 7:35 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

CAPTAIN APACHE was one of those films that got shown in syndication on TV stations years ago like WOR-TV CHANNEL 9 and to me that opening melody stuck out like a sore thumb. Fun song. Good addition to the list of non-singers trying to sing songs on film which I have going on my thread. Other SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL RELEASE films that got shown on local TV back then were BAD MAN'S RIVER[Which had a main theme vocal song to it] PANCHI VILLA-Where TELLY SAVALAS knocks off a end theme song, HORROR EXPRESS, where no one sings but has a good MICHAEL CACAVAS score and PSYCHOMANIA[DEATH WHEELERS] which starred GEORGE SANDERS shortly before he committed suicide, which did have a pleasant vocal folk song in it called RIDING FREE. SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL didn't hang around long did they?

 
 Posted:   Aug 18, 2013 - 9:38 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

i like that. love the trumpet. sounds like Lacerenza?

Just what I was thinking myself wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Yeah Dan, Bad Man's River was another shockingly-bad western - That and Captain Apache are probably the worst items on Van Cleef's CV. The score for Bad mans river had singing all through with the choir singing "He's bad bad news, he's bad bad news..." Terrible, Couldnt even put it in "comedy" western category as it "wasnt fkn funny either!"

I remember Pancho Villa - and Telly Savalas "song". Chuck Connors in that too!

And Horror Express had a score - slightly out-of-place but good whistling theme if I recall.
That got an LP release in the end I think.







 
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