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 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 6:02 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

http://news.feedzilla.com/en_us/stories/top-news/music/327733216?client_source=feed&format=rss&sb=1

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2013 - 8:13 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Fred Katz, RIP

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 1:46 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Sorry to hear that. Just a couple of weeks ago, I played a Katz album featuring a young John Williams on piano -- FOLK SONGS FOR FAR OUT FOLKS.

But at 94, he got to live a long and fruitful life.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 2:48 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

One of a kind. He really was one of those totally original individuals who never buckled down to conformity. I wish more people had brains and guts like that.

I think that my favourite film AND score of his is BUCKET OF BLOOD. I prefer that one to the generally higher-regarded LITTLE SHOPPE. BUCKET OF BLOOD is a riot, and extremely funny, with all those knowing digs at Ginsberg etc. Wonderful, and Katz was just perfect for that project.

By the way, in that obit link, doesn't he look a lot like a very old Vincent Price? Maybe mixed in with an incredibly ancient Sean Penn...

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 4:03 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)



I loved the look on Katz's face when the jazz hipster chick in Sweet Smell of Success was foisted on him by Martin "Steve Dallas" Milner. Katz also showed up on the "Swinging Longhair" episode of Johnny Staccato.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 4:38 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

How much original music was written for Bucket of Blood? I read here that it was tracked with Little Shop of Horrors music.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Graham S. Watt   (Member)

Onya, I think A BUCKET OF BLOOD came first, and had an original score. There's an interview somewhere in which Katz says that it was LITTLE SHOP which had music tracked in from previous Corman films, so maybe a bit of BUCKET turned up in that, but in that order and not vice versa. I might of course be totally wrong.

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Very sad news.
I own Little Shop of Horrors - it's very nice jazzy album, listen it very often.
RIP, Maestro...

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 5:46 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Onya, I think A BUCKET OF BLOOD came first, and had an original score. There's an interview somewhere in which Katz says that it was LITTLE SHOP which had music tracked in from previous Corman films, so maybe a bit of BUCKET turned up in that, but in that order and not vice versa. I might of course be totally wrong.

Thanks.

So can anyone tell me if any of the "Little Shop of Horrors" CD has any music from "Bucket of Blood," and if so, can you identify any of the specific tracks?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2013 - 9:20 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

Didn't Fred Katz compose the opening and closing musical cues for THE ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE? I have always loved those, and was so glad to finally have them on CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

The NY Times obit: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/arts/music/fred-katz-who-married-cello-to-jazz-dies-at-94.html?_r=0

Excerpt: "I hated every picture that Corman did, but you've got to be a professional about this." I'm sure that Mr. Katz was not to only movie composer to harbor such sentiments. We all have to earn a living somehow.



 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 9:37 AM   
 By:   JohnnyG   (Member)

Didn't Fred Katz compose the opening and closing musical cues for THE ST. VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE? I have always loved those, and was so glad to finally have them on CD.


No, that was Fred Steiner.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 17, 2013 - 10:50 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I think A BUCKET OF BLOOD came first, and had an original score. There's an interview somewhere in which Katz says that it was LITTLE SHOP which had music tracked in from previous Corman films, so maybe a bit of BUCKET turned up in that, but in that order and not vice versa. I might of course be totally wrong.


A BUCKET OF BLOOD was released around October 1959, while THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS did not go into production until December 1959 (and was released in September 1960).

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2013 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   lupoprezzo   (Member)

Onya, I think A BUCKET OF BLOOD came first, and had an original score. There's an interview somewhere in which Katz says that it was LITTLE SHOP which had music tracked in from previous Corman films, so maybe a bit of BUCKET turned up in that, but in that order and not vice versa. I might of course be totally wrong.

Thanks.

So can anyone tell me if any of the "Little Shop of Horrors" CD has any music from "Bucket of Blood," and if so, can you identify any of the specific tracks?


Onya, not very specific, but I think all music of "Little Shop of Horrors" (and the CD) was originally from "A Bucket of Blood".

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 20, 2013 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)



Onya, not very specific, but I think all music of "Little Shop of Horrors" (and the CD) was originally from "A Bucket of Blood".


That's what I thought.

 
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