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 Posted:   May 3, 2023 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Last year I had to make my own fake screen credit for "Cutter's Trail". Well, now I have found a copy of that failed pilot with the end credits in tact, so now I can see what John Parker's credit does look like:
https://ok.ru/video/5061619878603

 
 Posted:   May 4, 2023 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

What to expect from Monday's suites: Gil Melle, Bill Conti. Two pilots.

 
 Posted:   May 8, 2023 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This week's suites.


"Falcon's Crest"
Composer: Bill Conti
https://youtube.com/watch?v=ORb-v5koSOw

Only salvageable selections from the second pilot -- the only episode Bill scored.

The first pilot, titled "The Vintage Years", was scored by Rosenman. He did not have a good experience on it. It's very likely he was not asked back for the second pilot at all.



"Tentafly"
Composer: Gil Melle
https://youtube.com/watch?v=4DEs9gzm7R4

Most of the salvageable score from the feature-length pilot (some stuff was boring and I skipped it).

This was a very short-lived series from 1973 that sucked hard. It's surprisingly it got ordered after the pilot. It didn't even get half a season. It got half of half a season.

No further episodes are available for suites.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2023 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Hey Justin,

Please check your email. I've sent you a link.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2023 - 12:40 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I will.



Oh, and a heads up on Monday's suites: up in the air at the moment for the second, but the other is a terrific David Shire TV series effort. Suites will be posted later in the day than normal. Possibly even later in the day Tuesday.


And no suites posted the 29th. I'll probably have to post them days earlier, making two days with suites in one week.

 
 
 Posted:   May 14, 2023 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)



"Tentafly"
Composer: Gil Melle
https://youtube.com/watch?v=4DEs9gzm7R4

Waouw, thank you so much for this new Gil Mellé TENAFLY suite: I was searching for this for years as we only had the main theme. Keep go on like this Justin, you are great!

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2023 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This week's suites.



"J.J. Starbuck"
Composers: Mike Post & Velton Ray Bunch
https://youtube.com/watch?v=RPa0pqchhD8

Suite #3. Third and final suite for episodes where both composers are credited.



"Three for the Road"
Composer: David Shire
https://youtube.com/watch?v=6RLMEbv5NLA

Score from the feature-length pilot. No further episodes of this yet-to-be-released 1975 series have surfaced. We're lucky we got this.

 
 Posted:   May 16, 2023 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Justin,

Don’t forget to download the link I’ve sent you:-)

 
 Posted:   May 17, 2023 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Okay, based on two suites a week all the way threw November, I have about 50 opens spaces. Please feel free to make suggestions.

 
 Posted:   May 19, 2023 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

What to expect from Monday's suites:


Oliver Nelson, and the other suite is up in the air at the moment (could be a Brad Fiedel, could be something else).

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2023 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)

What to expect from Monday's suites:


Oliver Nelson, and the other suite is up in the air at the moment (could be a Brad Fiedel, could be something else).


Can't wait for it Justin!

 
 Posted:   May 22, 2023 - 3:31 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This week's suites.
Followed by comment on next week's suites.



Birds of Prey
Composers: Allyn Ferguson & Jack Elliott
https://youtube.com/watch?v=_rRcFElB97A

A 1970's TV movie.



"Chase"
Composer: Oliver Nelson
https://youtube.com/watch?v=DS_QE7_OF54

Suite #1, covering two or three episodes starting with the first one available. Another suite for Nelson will follow at and unspecified point (maybe next year) and also one for Johnson.




Comments on next week's suites:
Next week suites will be posted as early as I can, which starts Tuesday, but as I have part-time work now, I cannot say when I'll be online to post the for sure.

Next week I unveil the first of three suites for the mystery TV series I talked about earlier.

Also, I want to make a plea. As members here no doubt know, I have a tendency to cover funky and jazzy scores. Mainly because so much TV scoring like this has never been released, no other reason. I mean, in August and September I am going to be presenting two orchestral scores that are neither jazzy nor funky. Now, sometime in the next few months I want those who enjoy this kind of scoring to have some faith in me and enjoy an unreleased overseas score; only the second overseas film I have ever done. Don't let not knowing either the film or the composer be a decision maker -- just enjoy the music.

 
 
 Posted:   May 23, 2023 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)

This week's suites.
Followed by comment on next week's suites.

"Chase"
Composer: Oliver Nelson
https://youtube.com/watch?v=DS_QE7_OF54

Suite #1, covering two or three episodes starting with the first one available. Another suite for Nelson will follow at and unspecified point (maybe next year) and also one for Johnson.


Oh my God, this is damn gooood!
Many many thanks Justin for this highly awaited Oliver Nelson CHASE suite #1.

I am currently listening to this in loop full circle....you did a great job with this at burying it out from the grave!
I can't wait for your next year upcoming suite #2;, the sooner the better.

This is pure Oliver Nelson trademark and magic all throughout the suite and it forecasts a lot of the musical ideas and patterns later developped in SMDM that I like so much and miss so much on disc.

I would pay big bucks figures for an Oliver Nelson TV music CD set collection with his takes on COLUMBO, CHASE, LONGSTREET and of course SMDM.

 
 Posted:   May 25, 2023 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

What to expect from next week's suites (which will be maybe Tuesday or later; I don't know yet when I'll be free!):

Lee Holdridge for the first suite. And then the first suite to the mystery series I posted a preview to weeks ago. I will once again link to the preview clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eMzHnMUg-c

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2023 - 1:47 AM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)

I hope the Lee Holdridge suite is SKYWAY TO DEATH...
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072177/



But I am open minded to any other great Lee Holdridge stuff as well.

 
 Posted:   May 30, 2023 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This week's suites.



"Moonlighting"
Composer: Lee Holdridge
https://youtube.com/watch?v=MnAxexYLung

The only salvageable music from the pilot -- the only episode Lee scored by himself.



"Korg: 70,000 B.C."
Composer: Hoyt Curtain
https://youtube.com/watch?v=B6LO_gnGQpg

This was one of the rare few live-action TV series from Hanna Barbara. Released in the 1970's and only lasting half a season, the show centered on the family of Korg as cavemen who struggle with daily existence.

While no famous cast members, the show had the pointless narration of Burgess Meredith.

A library of original music was created and edited up and tracked as needed in the series, which only lasted half a season, so there was a good deal of repetition of cues re-use.

Like the series "The Red Hand Gang", where I went threw it and pasted cleaner parts over bad parts of cues to come up with as much music-only cues as possible, I went threw this show and did the same thing. This is the last TV series I will ever cover in complete form like this.

Like the aforementioned show, it appears some cues were never heard in complete form, so I had to make a few personal editing choices. In select instances I have left in dialogue and/or FX so as to not ruin the structure of the cue.

This is the first of three suites covering the show. I had made the choice to present the cues in a sort of listening order., which builds over the suites to danger, action, release and then close. I realize the opening of the opening cue is just part of the same cue only sped up, but they used that sped up version in two or three episodes, I liked it, I decided to retain it and use it as a way to openg the opening cue.

I hope you all enjoy the music as much as I do!

 
 Posted:   May 31, 2023 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

What to expect from next week's suites (I have no idea what day they will be posted):


Morton Stevens for a TV movie.
And I kick off June with another special western suite, where I replaced bad parts with clean parts from cues tracked into other episodes. This mystery score is from an episode of a long-running western series and is one of the best scores of the series.

Good stuff coming your way.

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2023 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I went ahead and took Skyway to Death as a request and have recorded it. Very little scoring in the film (I suspect some was dropped).

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2023 - 3:43 AM   
 By:   The Shadow   (Member)

Thank you Justin for doing it, at least the main theme was terrific as far as I remember.

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2023 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This week's meaty suites.



Fugitive Family
Composer: Morton Stevens
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NR0d3iMvUo4

Suite #1 (or two) covering the TV movie.



"The Virginian"
Episode: "All Nice and Legal"
Composer: Nathan van Cleave
https://archive.org/details/the-virginian-score-suite-1-van-cleave

Suite #1 (or two) covering the only episode of the series he scored.

Normally I would cite Fair Use is that the video is transformational of the material from the episode, but I think this score fits another Fair Use mention: educational. I think wannabe composers should study this score.

This delightful score, which features a six/seven-note bouncy main theme with two or three resolutions (or answers as Shirley Walker called them), and a descending two-note climbing menacing motif on brass for the bad guys. So many wonderful variations, engaging music, catchy memorable pieces. Truly one of the best scores of the series.

Like the "Gunsmoke" episode score "Major Glory", this episode was recorded far in advance. In fact, while going through all the season three track-job episodes to find tracked pieces, I found myself sad, because a beautiful piece of a cue -- maybe about twenty seconds of it -- with sorrowful/sad work, was still covered in dialogue and nowhere to be found in the track-job episodes. At the last minute I decided: What if it was recorded earlier like "Major Glory" and was also tracked in episodes prior to "All Nice and Legal"? Sure enough, I go back and check and it's all ALL the track job episodes, even at the start of the season (sessions for the episodes scores must have taken place right before season three started, I would guess). And low and behold, right there in an earlier track-job episode -- BOOM! -- the missing sad music, CLEAN. And thanks to earlier track-job episodes, I was able to make other cues cleaner and salvage more cues. No score was found tracked in season four; doesn't mean it won't show up later in the series (some scores did), but right now I have only gone to the end of season five.

And in the track-job episodes I found score that was dropped from "All Nice and Legal", but since it was dropped, I was only able to use parts of them (one long-ish cue was talked over and almost completely unusable). I would guess that Cleave recorded somewhere from thirty to forty minutes of score.

I sincerely hope you all love this like I do. Enjoy! A shit-ton of work went into this!

 
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