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 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)



Due out near the end of July or very early August, from Monstrous Movie Music:
Three exciting western scores by Bert Shefter, Paul Dunlap, and Albert Glasser!

The last of our four imminent releases, this 2-CD set contains western music from three composers who are underrepresented in the marketplace.

THE GREAT JESSE JAMES RAID (1953) is a seldom-seen Lippert oater directed by Reginald Le Borg, and Bert Shefter wrote the solid score using a traditional (as in “enjoyable”) western musical language. In addition to the orchestral score, some fun source music heard in one of those ubiquitous western saloons is also included.

SOUND SAMPLE:
http://www.mmmrecordings.com/Audio_Samples/Music-1975-JesseJames-medley.mp3


THE BARON OF ARIZONA (1950) was Paul Dunlap’s first film assignment, and he created a wealth of themes for this early Samuel Fuller picture starring Vincent Price. About a half-hour of music survived from Dunlap’s personal audio collection, providing further evidence of what a superb composer he was.

SOUND SAMPLE:
http://www.mmmrecordings.com/Audio_Samples/Music-1976-Baron-medley.mp3


Rounding out the compilation is a wonderfully melodic western score by Albert Glasser for LAST OF THE WILD HORSES (1948). Although only 16 minutes of music exists, it reveals the “horror composer” in a completely different and hummable light!

A 28-page booklet filled with massive doses of trivia, humor, and lots of fun pictures adds to the western fun!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I kinda liked the Dunlap music for BARON (directed by Sam Fuller) - I think I liked the music he wrote for Sam Fuller in general. Would love to know if you got any other music from him.

Fuller did a movie about Jessie James with music by Glasser (which I enjoyed), but unfortunately it's not the film score here.

I know WILD HORSES from MST3k, which was okay but not at the top my Glasser Wish list. Did you get it from the Univ. of Wyoming?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

No, the quality of the music at Wyoming isn't that great for most of the scores. They were dubs Glasser made at slower speeds and with much distortion. These were made from Glasser's original reels (15 ips) when he had the tapes at his home. It's a very lovely score from Al. I think listeners will be surprised. Shows his melodic influences from Steiner, Rozsa, and Korngold.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Why have you abandoned our beloved genre?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Why have you abandoned our beloved genre?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

Just taking a respite. Needed some melodies!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

I think you'll need to add another symbol to your saucer,claw,and atomic nucleus. Might I suggest the profile of a dusty western cowboy boot complete with obligatory spur.

 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   wayoutwest   (Member)

Great cover art is there any music samples available for these new titles.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 10:17 PM   
 By:   pp312   (Member)

What's "In glowing Sepiatone"? Was that supposed to get people into the cinema?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 17, 2014 - 11:13 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

Yes, a dusty boot and spur would work wonderfully! Maybe the claw could have a spur?

We'll put up sound samples before the CDs are released. And after I learn my updated website designer that doesn't seem to like Windows 8!

If you've ever seen unglowing Sepiatone, you'll know why they started making it glow. It was much more impressive that way!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Dp

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Yeah its western week at mmm!!

It is still a great thing to me that there people around the world - both in the american and italian market - digitalizing and rescuing this stuff forever which would otherwise be lost bar with the movie or on about half a dozen collectors audio cassettes!!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 5:45 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

No, the quality of the music at Wyoming isn't that great for most of the scores.

thanks for the info. Any more Dunlap in the pipeline?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Irv Lipscomb   (Member)

It would be great if someone could locate Ferde Grofe's score for the Lippert picture, THE RETURN OF JESSE JAMES. Not quite of the quality of ROCKETSHIP X-M, it still is a mighty western score, way above the norm for most examples of the genre. I actually held the 16" discs upon which the score was recorded, while visiting Albert Glasser in his studio during the 1970s. He offered them to me, but, dumb me, I declined, since I had to travel back to Florida and I was so afraid the shellac discs would be broken somewhere along the way. Only one of many of life's regrets!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 8:46 AM   
 By:   Irv Lipscomb   (Member)

It would be great if someone could locate Ferde Grofe's score for the Lippert picture, THE RETURN OF JESSE JAMES. Not quite of the quality of ROCKETSHIP X-M, it still is a mighty western score, way above the norm for most examples of the genre. I actually held the 16" discs upon which the score was recorded, while visiting Albert Glasser in his studio during the 1970s. He offered them to me, but, dumb me, I declined, since I had to travel back to Florida and I was so afraid the shellac discs would be broken somewhere along the way. Only one of many of life's regrets!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

It would be great if someone could locate Ferde Grofe's score for the Lippert picture, THE RETURN OF JESSE JAMES. Not quite of the quality of ROCKETSHIP X-M, it still is a mighty western score, way above the norm for most examples of the genre. I actually held the 16" discs upon which the score was recorded, while visiting Albert Glasser in his studio during the 1970s. He offered them to me, but, dumb me, I declined, since I had to travel back to Florida and I was so afraid the shellac discs would be broken somewhere along the way. Only one of many of life's regrets!

tell us more about your Glasser visit.
I imagine the discs would have been well packed - I dont think he'd let you put them on your keyring.
Question - I've seen a listing for "Rocketship X-M 1976" tapes in the Glasser archives. Maybe the year is when he donated his copies?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)


Wow! This looks like a great cd set. What a wonderful cover!

As I mentioned on the JD cd site, David's big booklets are worth the price alone.

Great job David! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

Thanks for the kind words, PFK. I did about 32,000 words of writing in these four books, and that took me a lot longer than I thought it would. Also we did some larger books this time so we could fit in a few more fun photos. It would definitely be easier if we did four-page booklets or filled 20-pagers up with giant images of lobby cards! Even our six-sheets get reduced to the size of a postage stamp!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

Thanks for the kind words, PFK. I did about 32,000 words of writing in these four books, and that took me a lot longer than I thought it would. Also we did some larger books this time so we could fit in a few more fun photos. It would definitely be easier if we did four-page booklets or filled 20-pagers up with giant images of lobby cards! Even our six-sheets get reduced to the size of a postage stamp!

But if you took the easier way to do things, your cd's wouldn't be the quality releases they are!
Keep doing what you're doing; the way you're doing it. Don't change a thing, except maybe adding that dusty cowboy boot.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2014 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

Thanks! Wish we could crank 'em out faster, but it's slow, methodical work trying to get the facts right... If I hadn't started out as a writer, I'd probably be focusing 99% on the music, but that's not the way things have worked out. We always approach these as an exercise in preservation and information first. And an excuse to include a lot of silly humor...

 
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