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 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 5:11 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

My childhood memories of Battlestar Galactica are of the mixed variety. Even as an eight-year-old, the series felt forced and half-assed, and it didn't help that the show aired on a Sunday, when most every child was severely depressed about having to go to school the next day. However, I loved the spaceships, Lorne Greene, the Cylons, and Lucifer.

However, no matter how dire the typical episode was, I *always* tuned in to hear Patrick MacNee's gripping spoken introduction and above all, Stu's magnificent theme.

Thank you, Stu. I hope you realize just how much you mean to those of us "of a certain age."

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 5:30 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Now playing the aforementioned Hollyridge Strings Beatles Vol. 5, all Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour Tracks. Gorgeous.

Stu, what was the secret to getting that round, non-harsh sound from the violins? Was it simply EQ? Michel Legrand also got that smooth string sound during that period.

 
 Posted:   Sep 15, 2019 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2019 - 12:54 PM   
 By:   rerunkr   (Member)

Now playing the aforementioned Hollyridge Strings Beatles Vol. 5, all Sgt. Pepper and Magical Mystery Tour Tracks. Gorgeous.

Stu, what was the secret to getting that round, non-harsh sound from the violins? Was it simply EQ? Michel Legrand also got that smooth string sound during that period.


The sound that you are referring to was created with a combination of the magnificent echo chambers at Capitol and tape delay. (sending the original signal to a second tape machine before it gets to the master recording machine.) Have no knowledge of how Legrand did his.

SP

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 16, 2019 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)





Looks just like a family reunion, with the more sensible ones supporting the over-excited kid on the way to the bathroom...

Happy belated birthday!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2019 - 12:31 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I accumulated a lot of LPs in the 1990s, when everyone was unloading vinyl and no one knew what anything was (pre-eBay).

I still have hundreds of LPs in my "to be cleaned" stacks that I've never gotten to.

A few years ago, I decided I was pretty much finished with buying music, and would focus on cleaning and spinning all of those used LPs rescued from the Great Vinyl Purge.

Well, today I'm going through these LPs, and finding not one but TWO Stu Who LPs:

"Feel Like Lovin'"(Capitol ST 2356), still in the shrink wrap, in which our hero interprets the hits of 1965, including "Goldfinger" for those interested in film scores. Still in shrink, with stone-mint vinyl with that beautiful Capitol rainbow label, and the green Capitol inner sleeve hyping the latest releases from the Beach Boys and Beatles.

And:

The Hollyridge Strings "Hits of the 70s" (Capitol ST 883), in which Stu Who interprets, among others, the theme from "Shaft" and Carol King's "It's Too Late." Also stone mint, with that decadent 70s red-and-purple Capitol label.

Giving both a scrub on the trusted Nitty Gritty, and will enjoy later with a bottle of Cabernet while we're cooking dinner!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 22, 2019 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

OMG THIS 70S RECORD IS AMAZING!

I love the wordless vocals! It reminds me of an MPS album!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2019 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

"Feel Like Lovin'"(Capitol ST 2356), still in the shrink wrap, in which our hero interprets the hits of 1965, including "Goldfinger" for those interested in film scores. Still in shrink, with stone-mint vinyl with that beautiful Capitol rainbow label, and the green Capitol inner sleeve hyping the latest releases from the Beach Boys and Beatles.

This album is unbelievable. If I didn't know better, I would think that this was originally intended as a Jackie Gleason release. Incredible arrangements and production.

Check out this arrangement of "Tired of Waiting" by the Kinks:

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2019 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

I've been out of the loop here for a few weeks and I'm late to this party, but let me add my belated and most sincere wishes for a happy and healthy 90th birthday and beyond.

I was thrilled watch you conduct and to meet you after your concert with the Golden State Pops at the Warner Grand Theater. You were very kind and we took a nice photo together there.

I very much enjoyed reading your book "Stu Who?," which you kindly autographed. Highly recommended for your fans and fans of film music history. See: www.stuwho.com

Oh...and let me second all of the preceding praise for your soundtrack and pop music LPs and CDs. And I played and enjoyed them all, not just "collected" them.

Ron Burbella

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2019 - 11:47 AM   
 By:   rerunkr   (Member)

I've been out of the loop here for a few weeks and I'm late to this party, but let me add my belated and most sincere wishes for a happy and healthy 90th birthday and beyond.

I was thrilled watch you conduct and to meet you after your concert with the Golden State Pops at the Warner Grand Theater. You were very kind and we took a nice photo together there.

I very much enjoyed reading your book "Stu Who?," which you kindly autographed. Highly recommended for your fans and fans of film music history. See: www.stuwho.com

Oh...and let me second all of the preceding praise for your soundtrack and pop music LPs and CDs. And I played and enjoyed them all, not just "collected" them.

Ron Burbella



Thank you Ron. I appreciate the belated wishes.

SP

 
 Posted:   Nov 28, 2019 - 3:09 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

"Stu Who enters the 90s" A new musical set to open off Broadway... way off Broadway...way, way off Broadway. So far off Broadway that it's in Greenland.

rerunkr


I don't come over this side of the board very often these days so I'm afraid it's very belated birthday wishes from me. 90!! No way!!

 
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