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 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

What about "Something Kinda Funky" from BUCK ROGERS, and "It's Love, Love, Love" from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA? Skipping those would be crazy.

Hahaha! Yes! I can well imagine Starbuck as their talent agent.

 Posted:   Jul 19, 2020 - 2:53 AM   
 By:   HAL 9000   (Member)

ROBERT PRINCE; His score sets for "Wonder Women" "Bionic Women" Newman's Law and Ironside were dymamite. DANA KAPROFF for "The Amazing Spider-Man and Exo-Man. MARTY PAICH: scores for Ironside were as funky as you can possibly get. WILLIAM LOOSE: Bummer
LEE HOLDRIDGE; for his 3 scores he did for "McCloud tv series 72/73. Also check out JIMMIE HASKELL's mega long action packed chase funk cue from the film "Outrage" 1973..ooft

*None of the above with the exeption of Wonder Women have been released.

 Posted:   Jul 23, 2020 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   johnbijl   (Member)

No composer in the history of music knew better how to get funky then Geert van Schlänger. If you know what I mean.

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

Charles Bernstein got a mention earlier. I need to cite his Mr. Majestyk, some of the finest movie funk I've heard all fall.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2020 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

Oh yes - Charles Bernstein. Thank you.

Two others are Jerry Fielding ....

While I didn't care for his big band ensembles playing lots of improv for the Clintwood movies in the 70's, I do agree they were funky.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2020 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

Elmer Bernstein McQ

 Posted:   Nov 26, 2020 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   John Black   (Member)

Alex North!

North collaborated with Band leader Robbie Robertson to score CARNY (1980) which is definitely a funky soundtrack (check out North's composition "Lust" for example).

North also scored 1979's WISE BLOOD for Jhon (sic) Huston.

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2020 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   townerbarry   (Member)

John Williams could get Funky..

 Posted:   Dec 1, 2020 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Derek Wadsworth made Space funky like it's 1999. And much props to Andrew Belling for brining the funk to Wizards.

 Posted:   Dec 8, 2020 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Garland   (Member)

Henry Mancini knew how to "Get It On"

and let us know "What's Happenin'!"

found some more here:

 Posted:   Dec 10, 2020 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Dzien swira theme by Jerzy Satanowski.

I highly recommend the film, too.

 Posted:   Dec 10, 2020 - 6:33 AM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

 Posted:   Dec 10, 2020 - 6:37 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Jerzy Satanowski “should of” composed THE OMEN.

 Posted:   Dec 10, 2020 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Prince Damian   (Member)

I recently picked.up Daniel Pemberton's Man from Uncle. Totally funky, hip and cool. And I like it.

 Posted:   Dec 10, 2020 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

“Because ‘funky’ is the foremost adjective when describing film composers beloved by the typical FSMer.” [see also: “Hans Zimmer”]


 Posted:   Mar 20, 2021 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

“Because ‘funky’ is the foremost adjective when describing film composers beloved by the typical FSMer.” [see also: “Hans Zimmer”]


big grin

I didn't catch this witticism from the much-missed JP last December.

I thought it would be a good time to bring this thread back up to dilute all of the Justice Trek and Star League talk. Give a listen and get up and groove to one of the links listed here - or add any other - especially 1970s - excellent funk score tracks.

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2021 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Steven Lloyd   (Member)

I didn't catch this witticism from the much-missed JP last December.

"Much-missed?" Sorry, but apparently I missed some development, because I just checked and learned he is "no longer active." He's someone I'll miss.

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2021 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Bill Conti with FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, parts of FIVE DAYS FROM HOME and I, THE JURY to name a few!smile

 Posted:   Mar 20, 2021 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   Broughtfan   (Member)

Unless I missed it, David Shire's disco instrumentals for "Saturday Night Fever" were terrifically funky (as was Morton Stevens' takeoff of Shire in "Hardly Working"). Also, Stevens' and Broughton's work on latter season "Hawaii Five-O" episodes, "Turkey Shoot at Makapuu" (Stevens, in his best "Police Woman" mode) and "Ready, Aim..."(Broughton/Broughton), Bruce including some clavinet licks which would make even Stevie Wonder take notice. The latter also features my favorite bit of Chin Ho dialogue: 'Steve, somethin's goin' down.'

 Posted:   Mar 21, 2021 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Viscount Bark   (Member)

The two post-In the Heat of the Night Virgil Tibbs movies, They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) and The Organization (1971), offer a contrast in their approaches to scoring. Tibbs is catchier, groovier; Quincy Jones trades the sultriness of Heat of the Night for driving, urban funkiness. I don't have the album, so I don't know what this cue is called, but the propulsive music during the foot chase of Sidney Poitier's Tibbs going after creep Anthony Zerbe through the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown is exemplary. It's pretty close to the main title music actually:

Great bass throb, outstanding use of horns and organ.

For The Organization, Gil Melle took a different approach. Less driving and tuneful, more acid and atmospheric.

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