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 Posted:   Oct 16, 2005 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

Vicente Gomez (1911- 2001) was born in Spain and early on began to study classic Spanish guitar. He became renown throughout Europe in the days preceding World War II and upon coming to the USA, eventually had his own 15 minute broadcast coast to coast every Sunday afternoon following Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra. In 1941, composer Alfred Newman invited Gomez to contribute some "background" music for the 20th Century-Fox film, "Blood and Sand" (Decca DL-5380, mono, 10" LP) starring Tyrone Power as a bullfighter. Liner notes on The Decca album “The Fighter” below, indicate he also “wrote and played music for “Captain from Castile” and “The Kissing Bandit” and played the entire score of “Crisis” from music written by Miklos Rozsa.” In 1952 he scored “The Fighter” (Decca DL-5415, mono, 10" LP), a boxing film set at or about the time of the Mexican Revolution, and in 1959 supplied his music for “Goya”, (Decca DL-8236, mono, 12" LP) a short Spanish film on the life of artist, Francisco Goya..

His recordings for Decca have always been rare vinyl collectibles. (See photos below). I am unaware of any transfer to CD, but if so I assume someone will note it below.
Mike


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2005 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   gumdrops1   (Member)

Reading about Vicente Gomez and his contribution to Alfred Newman's score for Captain from Castile made me pull out and listen to my copy. Was he involved with the recording of the symphonic suite that was originally released on the Majestic label? For I have the cd that was released on the Facet label by Tony Thomas.

I never saw the film CRISIS with a score by Miklos Rozsa. I can honestly say that I've seen ninety percent of all the films Rozsa scored. This film eludes me. Could you tell me about the plot synopsis. Thanks.

PS: I love those vibrant colors on the album covers.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2005 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Recordman   (Member)

I checked out both the Majestic and Mercury 78rpm set studiotracks of "Captain from Castile" and Gomez is not credited on either. Of course, the definitive issue of Captain... was on SAE CD recently (SAE-CRS-0007). In the notes, Jon Burlingame talks extensively about Gomez

Also, you can read about the film "Crisis" at IMDB at
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042352/combined

Mike

[startquote from gumdrops1]Reading about Vicente Gomez and his contribution to Alfred Newman's score for Captain from Castile made me pull out and listen to my copy. Was he involved with the recording of the symphonic suite that was originally released on the Majestic label? For I have the cd that was released on the Facet label by Tony Thomas.

I never saw the film CRISIS with a score by Miklos Rozsa. I can honestly say that I've seen ninety percent of all the films Rozsa scored. This film eludes me. Could you tell me about the plot synopsis.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2005 - 6:51 PM   
 By:   gumdrops1   (Member)

Thank You.

 
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