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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Chris101   (Member)


https://archive.org/details/OutakesFromClassicHollywoodMusicals

Listen to TRACK THREE.

Just hilarious!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Wow! Thanks Chris101 !

That is one of the best musical tributes I ever heard to a film composer.

The fact Alfred Newman is my favorite Golden Age composer colors my thinking but how many musicians have had a crazily popular song (starting in 1931 straight through Oingo Boingo and Danny Elfman) rewritten by it's writer and performer in their honor? Calloway did take-offs of it many times in his career, including with Henry Mancini at the Hollywood Bowl and John Williams with the Boston Pops. But he didn't do a full biographical story as he does here.

VERY cool.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

"The legacy of Alfred Newman and his influence on the language of music for the cinema is practically unmatched by anyone in Hollywood history. As an executive, he was hard but fair. As a mentor to his staff he was revered. The orchestras under his baton delighted in his abilities as a conductor. The music he himself composed, often under extreme emotional duress, is among the most gorgeous ever written. […] Not big in physical stature, he was a giant in character, a titan in of the world he loved and dominated. He was a true musical force, and one that cannot in any sense be replaced.”

- Nick Redman

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   Chris101   (Member)

I'd like to know from which year this is. Probably 40s.

I like that idea that Newman must have been very popular at that time and even known to the general public. Most likeky an exaggeration but Calloway indicates: "Made music in the studios / What happened after that / most everyone knows."

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 3:26 AM   
 By:   Chris101   (Member)

Is there any video material available with Newman conducting or him being interviewed? I only have the How to Marry Millionaire DVD with Newman conducting Street Scene. Would love to see more of him.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 4:15 AM   
 By:   tony_carty   (Member)

Is there any video material available with Newman conducting or him being interviewed? I only have the How to Marry Millionaire DVD with Newman conducting Street Scene. Would love to see more of him.

He can be heard briefly at the start of this Betty Grable record:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEFZtCQo4lA

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

If only it had a little more fake stereo reverb added.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 6:44 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

"The chicks liked the way he held his stick!"

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 7:10 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

This tribute is also on the Stormy Weather soundtrack Fox put out in the early 90's.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

The Jane Frazee song was from the set of HELLZAPOPPIN'. The knock on "Mr. Potter" was in reference to director H. C. Potter who had no idea what to do on the picture and was replaced by Eddie Cline.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   joec   (Member)

https://archive.org/details/OutakesFromClassicHollywoodMusicals

Listen to TRACK THREE.

Just hilarious!



FYI this was included on Varese's STORMY WEATHER soundtrack, 1993.

http://www.amazon.com/Stormy-Weather-1943-Film-Horne/dp/B000005LBT/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1397927706&sr=1-3&keywords=stormy+weather


 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

I'd like to know from which year this is. Probably 40s.

I like that idea that Newman must have been very popular at that time and even known to the general public. Most likeky an exaggeration but Calloway indicates: "Made music in the studios / What happened after that / most everyone knows."


Since STORMY WEATHER came out in 1943 and Calloway talks about "20th Century Fox finding us altogether making a thing called STORMY WEATHER" so I assume it is during it's making, maybe late 1942.

 
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