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 Posted:   Oct 21, 2012 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Lipstick (1976) - Music by Michel Polnareff:

Both the clavinet and Rhodes are featured in this cue.

 Posted:   Oct 21, 2012 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Dana Kaproff's Amazing Spider-Man theme!


 Posted:   Oct 21, 2012 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Keep 'em coming!

 Posted:   Oct 26, 2012 - 9:46 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)


 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   mikael488   (Member)

Alain Goraguer - The Fantastic Planet (1973):

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

That Lipstick one is cool, as is the Spidey.

I haven't found any additional films lately Mik. Everything I try comes back negative. I thought THE COWBOYS main title and various parts in HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER sounded like a clavinet was used (at least through the TV), but I'm pretty sure they don't. Nothing but dead-ends brotha, so thanks for keeping it alive...

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Chronological Listing of Clavinet Uses in Film

- Not sure about the Goldsmith In Like Flint reference - need Mikael or OB to confirm. My intial view was that it was a very early model Clavinet, if at all.

- If In Like Flint is valid, it is the first identified Clavinet use in film; otherwise, Rosemary's Baby is the first (that we've identified).

Hey, lexedo!

I don't know much about the Clavinet sound, but would this piece of cocktail lounge source music that Piero Piccioni wrote for 1963's LE MANI SULLA CITTA' (HANDS OVER THE CITY) contain an early Clavinet?

This doesn't sound like an electric organ or an electric harpsichord, but it seems to me to be of the electric piano family...

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Usually, the easy way to tell the Clavinet is the way it reverberates after a key is pressed bc as soon as the player lifts his finger from the depressed key, the string inside the box falls silent due to the damping process I initially described w the thread on the string-ends.

I think it's an early Clavinet, TR. We need Mik's verification though bc he's the expert. The late model D6 is the one I am most familiar with, but that's mostly the 70s. The reason I think it's a Clavinet is bc at ~ 1.55, you can hear the natural Clavinet-phasing as the player uses his left hand. The player is not used to the instrument bc he's playing it like a Hammond; he seems to start getting the natural feel for the instrument about the time I cited above. Anyway, I'm listening open-air w my iPhone, so I could be way off. 

Let's see what Mik says. Figures TR would light up the scoreboard by just posting once. Hats off to you --- Manderley Faiola Jr.

Ha. :-D

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   Mr Drive   (Member)

Nico Fidenco's score to Joe D'Amato's "Porno Holocaust" (1980) also features the Clavinet:

Just catching up and this is a great thread, lexedo! Am I allowed a quick side question - I'd like to know what the lead instrument is that doubles more or less with the voices in the P.H. theme from 1:50-2:25? That high, modulating synth that's so tyical for Italian 70s movie music. Can anybody tell me that? Thanks.

EDIT: Is it a Moog? I remembered that I heard that sound on the 'Solamente Nero' soundtrack and I know Claudio Simonetti, who most likely perfoms it in S.M. used one on 'Suspiria' (which they rented, couldn't afford to buy one).

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

01 Jerry Goldsmith - In Like Flint 1967
- If this is a Clavinet, it's an early version.

02 Christopher Komeda - Rosemary's Baby 1968
- Played on "It is Christmas," track 5. (@ 9:51) (@ 2:06, 7:45)

Hey you guys - you got Johnny Mandel on 'ignore' or somethin'? wink

Right here on FSM you can hear the clavinet in Mandel's POINT BLANK track # 2 ("trackdown").

POINT BLANK was recorded in July of 1967, so it comes after IN LIKE FLINT (which premiered in March '67) and before ROSEMARY'S BABY which wasn't shown until 1968.

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Nice. Thanks Drive. Tbh, I'm about to hit a 4lb porterhouse w a lady friend. I should post pix, bc u guys have never seen a NY steak or shrimp cocktail. Anyway, Mik is the expert on that, and he'll probably hit you up tomorrow bc he's in the EU somewhere.

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

TR, we missed Cleo Jones too. It started by just highlighting some obvious ones. You really have to go back and consciously listen for it. Point Blank is a huge miss for sure, but that's what the review process is for. :-D

Steak & lady time now....

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2012 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Have a nice shrimp cocktail lounge with clavinet!

Maybe tomorrow you'll ammend the thread title to include the 1960s, too?
I hope Piccioni will get first place in the chronology - way to go, Piero!

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 5:00 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Have a nice shrimp cocktail lounge with clavinet! Old Homestead on 8th/13th near Chelsea Market. I've seen Woody Allen there twice, but during the week in the 90s. Paul Sorvino did table stops one night on his b-day; it was real cool. Best steaks in the country, and I've had 'em everywhere.

Maybe tomorrow you'll ammend the thread title to include the 1960s, too? A quick scan of the master list, and the films I've yet to include since the last master list update, shows that more than 80% of the films we've identified so far are from the 70s, w more than 95% outside the 60s. I do think it would be interesting as anything if Piccioni is the first(-ish) usage in film. This becomes an interesting question about instrument adoption, usage, and migration (where's McCrum?) -- especially since Hohner is German, PP is Italian, and well... it seems like it's speading West. Help? :-D

As far as missing some obvious ones, geez, there's been a bunch. Probably Streets of SF was the biggest miss bc everyone should know that one. It'd be awfully difficult to see any of these entries being specifically popular bc of the Clavinet, say as Stevie Wonder's Superstition is - the song is the Clavinet. I did identify Mandell's rejected score from the Seven-ups in the OP. Those are actually the hardest ones, like the Seven-ups "Home to the Junkyard" or An Unmarried Woman main title -- the Clavinet is used in each case for less than a few seconds, and way back in the mix. If you weren't specifically listening for it, and didn't have your headphones on, chances are that you'd miss it altogether. That's why I am purposely going back and watching everything I have 70s, as well as using the Encore and Retro channels to see other things I've missed.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 5:38 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Chronological Listing of Clavinet Uses in Film

01 Jerry Goldsmith - In Like Flint 1967
- If this is a Clavinet, it's an early version.

02 Johnny Mandel - Point Blank 1967
- The "Trackdown" cue (track 2 on the FSM CD).

03 Christopher Komeda - Rosemary's Baby 1968
- Played on "It is Christmas," track 5. (@ 9:51) (@ 2:06, 7:45)

04 Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier - Cannabis 1970
- Used on cue "Dernière blessureuse," and the "Cannabis" instrumental.

05 Quincy Jones - Dollar$ 1971

06 JJ Johnson - Across 110th Street 1972
- Various tracks (e.g., #2).

07 Quincy Jones - "The Streetbeater" 1972, which is the theme to Sanford and Son.
- Just about sure it's Dave Grusin on the Clavinet in this one.
- In this respect, it would be Grusin as the early-adopter, as opposed to QJ. This is also based on a prior post I did regarding the theme, and Chuck Rainey the bassist. CR described the sessions as being a bit more open and improvised, so I figured the musician (in Grusin) deserved the credit. Also, he was a pianist / keyboardist, so he would have showed-up to any studio session w his Clavinet & Case in tow - the studio would not have had one, not at this early date.

08 Patrick Williams - "Streets of San Fransico" theme to the TV show 1972.

09 Brandt, JJ Johnson - Cleopatra Jones 1973
- Used on FSM CD tracks 2 (Wrecking Yard), 6, 9, 11 (Wrap Up), 13, 28.

10 Alain Goraguer - The Fantastic Planet 1973

11 Johnny Mandel - The Seven-Ups (Unused score) 1973
- At the end of the "Home to the Junkyard" cue.

12 Bruce Broughton - Hawaii Five-0 1973-4 (Season 6)
- "The $100,000 Nickel" episode.
- Bruce's first full score for the series (he had partially scored "The Finishing Touch" earlier in the season). Episode also features nice piano work by Artie Kane.

13 Francois De Roubaix - L'antarctique 1974

14 Franco Micalizzi - Chi Sei? (aka Beyond The Door) 1974

15 Dave Grusin - 3 Days of the Condor 1975
- Used sparingly on "Condor! - Theme for 3 Days of the Condor," and "Flashback to Terror."

16 Francois De Roubaix - Astralement Votre TV-Show 1975

17 Francois De Roubaix - Indicatifs Télé Zaïre circa-1975

18 Francois De Roubaix - Les Grands Moyens 1975

19 Francois De Roubaix - Mort D'un Guide TV 1975

20 Francois De Roubaix - Commissaire Moulin TV-Series 1976

21 Francois De Roubaix - Le Trois de Coeur TV 1976
- Recorded in 11/1975.

22 Franco Micalizzi - Napoli violenta (aka Violent Naples) 1976

23 Michel Polnareff - Lipstick 1976
- Both the clavinet and Rhodes are featured in the cue at the link below.

24 Bruce Broughton - Hawaii Five-0 1976-7 (Season 9)
- "Ready, Aim..." episode.
- The rare TV episode scored by both Bruce and his brother, William.

25 Franco Micalizzi - La banda del gobbo 1977

26 Rick Wakeman - White Rock (documentary) 1977

27 Roy Budd - The Wild Geese 1978

28 Bill Conti - An Unmarried Woman 1978
- Clavinet accenting the e-bass starting with the Abmaj7 G7#9 of the main title (about 0:16).

29 Bill Conti - Uncle Joe Shannon 1978
- Used during the "Uncle Joe (Theme from Uncle Joe Shannon)," which was re-recorded according to the notes. Maynard Ferguson plays on this one.

30 Goblin - Martin (aka Wampyr) 1978
- Titled "Snip Snap," and taken from non-film recording, "Roller."

31 Dana Kaproff - Amazing Spider-Man Theme 1978

32 Roberto Pregadio - La Settima Donna OST 1978

33 Stelvio Cipriani - The Great Alligator 1979

34 Goblin - Patrick 1979
- Italian film.

35 Henry Mancini - Blake Edwards "10" 1979
- See analysis on p3 within this thread. (Link only works if you are logged out.)

36 Henry Mancini - Thief Who Came to Dinner 1979
- Second half of the main title from the WB LP.

37 Franco Micalizzi - Stridulum (aka The Visitors) 1979

38 John Morris - The In-Laws 1979
- Used during the opening heist sequence.

39 Fred Myrow and Malcom Seagrave - Phantasm 1979
- Youtube clips no longer available.

40 Nico Fidenco - Joe D'Amato's "Porno Holocaust" 1980

41 Walter Rizzati - The Bronx Warriors 1980 (@ 0:38).

42 Morton Stevens - Hardly Working 1980
- Used on the "Bartender Disco Music" source cue.

43 Rick Wakeman - The Burning 1981
- Used on "Variations On The Fire" track. (@ 5:15).

44 Dave Grusin - The Pope of Greenwich Village 1984
- Used on the "Break Dance" source cue.

45 Jean Michel Bernard - CASH 2008
- Clavinet and also alot of hammond organ. There is actually a Clavinet credit on the record for JMB. Nice.

46 Adrian Younge - Black Dynamite 2009

- Grusin Pope of Greenwich Village is the most recent use during the period in question; this does not include the couple of entries from the 2000s.

- All entries listed here were posted within this thead.

- So far, 2 from the 60s, 37 from the 70s, 5 from the 80s, and 2 from the 2000s.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 5:51 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Here's Clavinet I !

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 6:11 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Uh Oh ... here comes the Hohner Cembalet I ...

... and the Hohner Pianet T ...

... to add to the confusion! smile

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

The D6 like Stevie Wonder used, and still uses:

The master in his hey-day:

Led Zeppelin live using the Clavinet D6 (probably a heavy-rock tune called Trampled Underfoot, which is wicked:

HH doing his thing circa-70s; this is the back of the Direct Step record:

There's a great pic I've seen of Christine McVie standing behind a stack of keys while she sings You Make Loving Fun, but I can't locate it.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   ToneRow   (Member)

Even though there's others (Clavinet I, Clavinet II, Clavinet C & Clavinet L, Clavinet E7), you're only interested in the D6?

I've read there was also a keyboard which combined the Pianet with the Clavinet...

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2012 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   lexedo   (Member)

Tbh, I've only ever worked or played on a D6, so I've never seen the others in real-life. I'm not really a keyboard guy at all - in that respect, it's really Mik's thread, and I just happened to start it. I do think the D6 has the crazy 70s tone everyone digs; it's really a huge sound.

I'm really good with guitars from the late 40s to about 82 or 84-ish -- when they started building them in Japan.

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