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 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

https://vimeo.com/115354256

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


fantastic! thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Just very occasionally I actually wish I was fifteen years older than I am, just to have been able to appreciate the cool in that as it happened. Or is it only cool in retrospect? Did those cats really dig it at the time? They sure looked like they did.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 1:42 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Was that Goldsmith conducting?

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   MusicUnite   (Member)

Was that Goldsmith conducting?

No, that's McFarland. A bit kitschy, but it's also quite fun. Thanks for sharing.

Jay

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Was that Goldsmith conducting?

Goldsmith could only dream of being even remotely as cool as Gary McFarland. wink

 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 6:53 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

He likes to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony . . . but was stabbed in the back by a "drink me" potion. Let's not forget.

Don't mean to rain on parade. Facts are facts.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   purplemonkeydishwasher   (Member)

Terrific clip! I lingered long enough to watch the next video autoplay and apparently there is a "This Is Gary McFarland" documentary DVD that I was previously unaware of. I'll need to pick this up!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 8:25 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I personally have never heard of this McFarland chap until this thread. Sorry. Where have I been?

He kinda looked to me like a 70's Mephisto Waltz period Jerry G.

After googling, I see and understand. I was never that into jazz back then. Grusin I guess was my first. I didn't really know who any musicians or composers were until around 1968 when I was 11 years old and first started buying LP Movie Soundtracks in the cut out bins at Woolworth. It was at that time I first saw SPARTACUS on TV and was totally moved by Alex North's score. Boom! Hooked on film scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I personally have never heard of this McFarland chap until this thread. Sorry. Where have I been?

He kinda looked to me like a 70's Mephisto Waltz period Jerry G.


S'all good, man. It is just a little jarring to see the epitome of hip juxtaposed with an old man who wore his hair in a ponytail.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 8:52 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

I personally have never heard of this McFarland chap until this thread. Sorry. Where have I been?

He kinda looked to me like a 70's Mephisto Waltz period Jerry G.


S'all good, man. It is just a little jarring to see the epitome of hip juxtaposed with an old man who wore his hair in a ponytail.


But in '66, Goldsmith I think was pretty hip. He got hipper when he let his hair grow after his shorter semi-mod look:

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 26, 2017 - 10:20 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Buy McFarland’s Eye of the Devil on the FSM label and you’ll find a small tribute to the second-coolest guy in film music.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 6:54 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

But in '66, Goldsmith I think was pretty hip. He got hipper when he let his hair grow after his shorter semi-mod look:



Sadly, McFarland did not live long enough to make any fashion choices inappropriate for an old man.

But regarding those young Goldsmith pix: An old guy with a ponytail could never have written the Flint scores.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 8:38 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

BTW, McFarland released a version of the tune from the Fresca commercial under the title "Flea Market," on his LP "Does the Sun Really Shine on the Moon." Not sure offhand which came first.



 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

I'm finding very strong musical similarity between the sung version of this in the original post, and Roxy Music's repeated chorus in 'Street Life'. I wonder if the influence was real .....?


https://youtu.be/arct2SuLcZs

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 30, 2017 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'm finding very strong musical similarity between the sung version of this in the original post, and Roxy Music's repeated chorus in 'Street Life'. I wonder if the influence was real .....?

https://youtu.be/arct2SuLcZs


I hear it!

 
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