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 Posted:   Jun 29, 2017 - 5:13 PM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

"Fred Astaire: The Astaire Story Vol. 1 & 2"

Really, "Volume 1 and 2?" Originally a (1952) box set of 4 LP's, it's since been available in a 2-CD jewel box, released in various incarnations on various labels. Is that what you're referring to? I know of no label which has broken up the set into two halves. (Not one of the CD releases has presented the original batch of songs & dances in their entirety, nor has this truncation ever been honestly acknowledged, but that's another story.)

FWIW, with rare exceptions, just about ANY Astaire CD is going to be a collection of his movie songs (and/or his stage songs). As you know, more standards were written for him than for any other performer.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2017 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Yes, I think you should follow your instinct and start a separate thread for instrumental versions.

Apples & oranges, don'tcha know...


Yeah, maybe, but this thread is coughing up blood as it is. We need SOMETHING to keep it alive.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2017 - 7:57 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Paul Weston: my father spoke fondly of his arrangements but did not love long enough to hear my collection of his recordings, apart from sundry backings to several of the song stylists such as Doris Day.

I now have 10 albums from this master, most of the tracks being superb arrangements of standards, albeit not all emanate from the world of the silver screen.

Mitch


I just found his "Crescent City" in mint condition, for one buck. Not quite as interesting as his other stuff, but I'm still a fan, just like you.

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2017 - 9:36 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Pres, that's what came up for me when I typed in The Astaire Story on All Music, Amazon, iTunes, etc., so that's what I went by. Don't blame me, blame the Internet.

And where the hell were you these last two months so we coulda fixed it? It's too damn late now!

 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2017 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Yes, I think you should follow your instinct and start a separate thread for instrumental versions.

Apples & oranges, don'tcha know...


You want it so bad, you do it!

wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2017 - 1:43 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Connie Francis did three movie song albums.

http://www.barrysdiscs.com/Images/Rock%20Female/4266.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CNPZ0JYfo5Y/SbcEK4tqMPI/AAAAAAAAIUY/GOYHEXWUAXg/s400/image+21.jpg

http://www.barrysdiscs.com/Images/Rock%20Female/4264.jpg

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2017 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Are any of these Connie Francis available on CD? I remember her so well from the 60s but don't even think of her today, unless someone cool mentions her.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 12:53 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)


Pres, that's what came up for me when I typed in The Astaire Story on All Music, Amazon, iTunes, etc., so that's what I went by. Don't blame me, blame the Internet.

And where the hell were you these last two months so we coulda fixed it? It's too damn late now!

***

Where the hell were you hiding this thread?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

"Pres, that's what came up for me when I typed in The Astaire Story on All Music, Amazon, iTunes, etc., so that's what I went by. Don't blame me, blame the Internet."

***

I just typed in "The Astaire Story" on Amazon, (the only one of those sites I myself frequent), and all that came up for me was "The Astaire Story," period.

***

"And where the hell were you these last two months so we coulda fixed it? It's too damn late now!"

***

Where the hell were you hiding this thread? That's what I wanna know.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 1:02 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

"Yes, I think you should follow your instinct and start a separate thread for instrumental versions.

Apples & oranges, don'tcha know..."

***

"You want it so bad, you do it!

wink"

***

Who said I wanted it? I just thought it shouldn't be cluttering up this thread. As for whether or not this thread should be cluttering up the Message Board, well...


smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

Where the hell were you hiding this thread? That's what I wanna know.

I know, I promised all this compiling and just didn't do it - what a dilettante I am!

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I'm smacking my head. Weston also did "Music for Jennifer" (Jones).


http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/paul_weston/music_for_jennifer/

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Paul Weston: my father spoke fondly of his arrangements but did not love* long enough to hear my collection of his recordings, apart from sundry backings to several of the song stylists such as Doris Day.

I now have 10 albums from this master, most of the tracks being superb arrangements of standards, albeit not all emanate from the world of the silver screen.

Mitch



Mitch: You should email me. Use my screen name here, at Yahoo.com

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2017 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)


Who said I wanted it? I just thought it shouldn't be cluttering up this thread. As for whether or not this thread should be cluttering up the Message Board, well...


smile


Maybe YOU wanna give this thread mouth-to-mouth, like I am, Jones-y?? big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2017 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

https://www.discogs.com/Andr%C3%A9-Previn-Andr%C3%A9-Previn-Plays-Music-Of-The-Young-Hollywood-Composers/master/624243

All but 1 or 2 of these are film scores, mostly arranged by JW. A good bit were also lyricized by Dory Previn, which means the Previn household got a bigger piece of the sales.

It also has the (at the time) rarely heard "A Happy Song" from INSIDE DAISY CLOVER (which can be heard in full on this cd: http://filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm/CDID/424/Inside-Daisy-Clover/)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 6, 2017 - 8:38 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

There was the 101 Strings album "The Sound Of Henry Mancini" which featured a rocked up version of "Peter Gunn" and a Parisian influenced version of "Moon River" replete with accordion. There were also two non Mancini tracks on the album, "Happy Hobo" and "Weekend Pass" yet sounded like they could have been composed by Mancini.

 
 Posted:   Jul 8, 2017 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Violinist Drew Tetrick plays "Cinema Classics" on his CD.

https://myspace.com/goviolin/music/song/superman-film-score-can-you-read-my-mind-111494225-126354977



The opening cut is "Can You Read My Mind?" from SUPERMAN (1978). When I cued it up to preview, I snorted to myself "He's got a lot to prove to ME if he's going to try doing this tune!!"




Actually, the arranger acquitted himself quite well on it. I'm not sure I'll buy the cd (I found it in a clearance bin), but it's on my list of possibilities.

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2017 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Themes! Alfred Newman dean of motion picture music conducts (Capitol ST 1652)

https://www.discogs.com/Alfred-Newman-Themes/master/1121346

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2017 - 4:20 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Great Movie Themes - The Norman Luboff Choir (RCA LSP-2895)


This includes a theme I thought would never have gotten lyrics: North's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE ("There'll Be some Blues Tomorrow", lyrics by Alan Bergman)

 
 Posted:   Jul 16, 2017 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Am I the last man standing here? smile

 
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