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 Posted:   Feb 25, 2011 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Young Williams did a number of scores to this TV Series starring John Forsythe

At the end of Part 4 you will see Williams credited: "Music by Johnny Williams".

Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAgseOBBO4&feature=related

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKQzcHi_Bd4&feature=related

Part 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZV2JPgb0JY&feature=related

Part 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TtoFie6eG4&feature=related

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2011 - 11:13 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Young Williams did a number of scores to this TV Series starring John Forsythe

At the end of Part 4 you will see Williams credited: "Music by Johnny Williams".

Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpAgseOBBO4&feature=related

Part 2:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKQzcHi_Bd4&feature=related

Part 3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZV2JPgb0JY&feature=related

Part 4:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TtoFie6eG4&feature=related


It was on all three networks due to a change in sponsors.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2011 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah, I've seen those youtube videos before. I wonder how many episodes he did. Sometimes, the same music was tracked throughout a season (like GILLIGAN'S ISLAND).

Williams' early TV work is really something to get lost in.

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   thx99   (Member)

He scored 44 episodes, according to IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002354/filmoseries#tt0049996

They have been playing for several years now on the cable television station Retro TV here in the US: http://www.myretrotv.com/

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 9:26 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

He scored 44 episodes, according to IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002354/filmoseries#tt0049996

They have been playing for several years now on the cable television station Retro TV here in the US: http://www.myretrotv.com/


Yeah, but were they 44 original scores, or just a handful that were then tracked throughout the remainder?

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   thx99   (Member)

Yeah, but were they 44 original scores, or just a handful that were then tracked throughout the remainder?

Having watched all of them some time ago as they aired on Retro TV, they seemed to be original scores for each episode. But I didn't undertake a detailed study of the scores.

Here's an MP3 which includes the most complete version of the end title that I could find AND the cue underscoring a montage from the episode "Bentley and the Brainy Beauty" (where Bentley is dragged around to various civic rallies and ends up speaking at a number of them): http://members.cox.net/thx99/Bachelor_Father_-_End_Title_&_Montage.zip

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Thanks for the clip, THX!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

Cool clip. Thanks.

A part sounds a lot like SPEED RACER music and it has a FLINTSTONES / JETSONS feeling too.

Fun stuff.

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 11:23 AM   
 By:   thx99   (Member)

And here's the (infectious) song "Twirly Twirly" from the episode titled "Bentley and the Majorette": http://members.cox.net/thx99/Twirly_Twirly.zip

[Note: The song doesn't appear in the episode in its entirety, including all stanzas and the instrumental section (which underscores a montage of majorettes trying out for the squad). I pieced this together from as many stanzas as I could, and threw in the instrumental section as a "bridge".]

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

But that's not a Williams composition, is it?

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   thx99   (Member)

But that's not a Williams composition, is it?

The music credits on the episode didn't indicate otherwise, but of course, that may not be a true indicator. The instrumental version sure sounds like he arranged it, though, so even if the song wasn't written by him, his touches are there IMO.

Here's a picture of Dean Reed and his pals singing the song:

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2011 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Jeff Eldridge is usually the go-to man for this kind of trivia. Jeff, are you reading?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2011 - 4:09 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I am trying my very best to find out more about what Williams did and did not do in his TV days, but it's a hopeless task for several reasons.

Any more info on what he did or did not do in this show? Which episodes etc.?

There are several more episodes of the series on youtube now (and some of them have Williams scores), but his theme usually only appears at the end, not in the opening.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2011 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

Williams scored the second half of the second season and all of the third season. He also wrote a theme (the third of four themes for the series) that was used for the third season.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2011 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Williams scored the second half of the second season and all of the third season. He also wrote a theme (the third of four themes for the series) that was used for the third season.

Thanks, Jeff.

If he wrote a new theme, why was it relegated to the end credits?

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2011 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

If he wrote a new theme, why was it relegated to the end credits?

Williams' theme was used for both the opening and closing credits during the third season.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2011 - 1:44 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

If he wrote a new theme, why was it relegated to the end credits?

Williams' theme was used for both the opening and closing credits during the third season.


Ah, ok. Then I haven't been able to find a third season episode on youtube. The ones that are available there all start with the old theme (written by???), but has the Williams theme over the end credits.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2011 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

If it has the Williams theme over the end credits, then it's most likely a third-season episode. What you see on YouTube isn't necessarily the way the show was broadcast on TV 50 years ago.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2011 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Good point. The youtube videos might have been edited, with the "old" (and more famous?) theme inserted over the opening instead.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2011 - 4:37 PM   
 By:   thx99   (Member)

As run on the Retro TV channel, the opening credits are mixed and matched, and appear to have no true bearing on what season the episode is from. The YouTube vids could have originated from these airings.

BTW, Thor, I haven't forgotten about you! wink

 
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