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 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

While adding some missing episode composer credits to IMDb, I noticed the scoring for the show and decided to check it out.

Even though the show lasted a full season with twenty-six episodes, only a fraction had credited original scores. There's not much to do, so I'm going to do s much as I can.

If you love funky music with a beat, shakers, guiro, triangle, scores with ideas, you should enjoy this. This would make a good 2CD set.



"Murder by Proxy" (the pilot)
By: Don Vincent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOG8XHPn864 (Part 1)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7it7WuIXxU (Part 2)

Highlights:
Part 1:
  • About 5:50 in.
  • 29:05 in.
    Part 2:
  • Around 10:10 in.

    Unfortunately that is as far as I can go as the video gets messed up and has no sound for the remainder.

    This appears to be the only episode Vincent scored.



    "The Murder of a Small Town"
    By: Richard Markowitz
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te8vu3tV_qg (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnDg2UPogwo (Part 2)

    Highlights:
    Part 1:
  • 0:27 in.
  • 1:17 in.
  • 7:48 in.
    Part 2:



    "Love Is a Nickel Bag"
    By: Tom Scott
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyca9g3TSYo (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDu6DANEd6s (Part 2)

    Highlights:
    Part 1:
  • The opening party music at about 0:30 in.
    Part 2:
  • 8:45 in.
  • About 13:30 in.
  • 25:30 in.



    "The King Is Dead"
    By: Dave Grusin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS197UDam-A (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LbEA-L78mQ (Part 2)

    Highlights:
    Part 1:
  • About 18:40 in.
  • 19:50 in: a long cue in three parts.
  • 37:28 in.
    Part 2:
  • About 1:50 in.
  • About 3:15 in.
  • 8:26 in. There's a lull before some more material (that gets cut off by the commercial break).



    "In the Eyes of God"
    By: Dave Grusin
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48bdaAChNd4 (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZp2xgsBwiA (Pat 2)

    Highlights:
    Part 1:
  • 10:25 in.
  • 11:55 in.
  • 17:34 in.
  • About 22:00 in.
  • 26:29 in.
  • 28:27 in.
    Part 2:
  • 6:30 in.
  • 8:00 in.



    "The Color of Fury"
    By: Pat Williams
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IR0pnRJDn94 (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tSFakdBfjw (Part 2)

    Highlights:
    Part 1:
  • About 2:30 in.
  • 5:36 in.
  • 15:11 in.
  • 20:37 in.
  • 24:32 in.
  • 28:19 in: a short but nice piece.
    Part 2:
  • Nothing.



    "Epitaph for a Swinger"
    By: Tom Scott
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3-TgZPDAmc (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18vfDGJ1WSk (Part 2)

    Highlights:
    Part 1:
  • About 19:15 in.
  • 31:12 in.
  • 45:26 in.
  • 47:25 in.
    Part 2:
  • 5:24 in.
  • 11:13 in.
  • 20:39 in: a cool funky cue with chase music and a cool drum kit bit when the suspect falls down some stairs.



    "Passing Fair"
    By: Pat Williams
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh9r9gHtWBo (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DaAepevSY8 (Part 2)

    Highlights:
    Part 1:
  • 0:49 in.
  • About 11:00 in.
  • About 14:00 in.
  • 31:08 in.
    Part 2:
  • 1:49 in.
  • 4:51 in.
  • 6:58 in.
  • 8:21 in.
  • 9:36 in: low octave piano and snare drum with some strings and a shaker for chase music. Even some guiro thrown in.
  • 17:59 in. More at 21:29 in.
  • 22:13 in.
  • 23:43 in.
  • 35:55 in.



    "The Titan"
    By: Duane Tatro
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTXJFRttXkE (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imr-9qb73KQ (Part 2)

    Highlights:
    Part 1:
  • About 0:30 in.
  • 5:53 in.
  • 8:58 in.
  • About 11:18 in.
    Part 2:
  • About 5:40 in.
  • 24:00 in.



    No credited composer:
    "Invitation to Murder"
    "The Union Forever"
    "The Soldier"
    "Quadrangle for Death"
    "Death Chain"
    "Dead Witness to a Killing"
    "The Law"
    "The Worst Crime"
    "Circle of Lies"
    "Trackdown"
    "Bullet for a Hero"
    "Days of Rage"
    (EDIT: this episode has no credited composer)
    "Prognosis: Homicide"
    "The Assassin"
    (series finale) (EDIT: this episode has no credited composer)

    There were also some TV movies, but they were nothing more than edit jobs of episodes, so no new scoring.

    Episodes where I couldn't find a load with the end credits to see if anybody was credited:
    "When the Shouting Dies" (EDIT: Dave Grusin; LLLR released it)
    "The Manufactured Man"
    "The Meal Ticket"

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     Posted:   Jan 10, 2018 - 9:57 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I didn't realize it, but the TV movie "House on Greenapple Road", was actually a pilot film (originally intended as a film but cut down by thirty minutes for TV) for "Dan August", so while I wait for other episodes to load with the end credits to see if I am missing anything, I'll talk briefly about the score to this by Duane Tatro:


    The score features a tense and edgy opening theme, some quieter lightly jazzy stuff, some other jazz scoring, ranging from a number of moods.

    A suite I ripped from it:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aljEtImtHU

     
     Posted:   Jan 10, 2018 - 10:33 AM   
     By:   chriss   (Member)

    Impressive little group of composers....

     
     Posted:   Jan 10, 2018 - 11:36 AM   
     By:   afn   (Member)

    Holy sh**!!!!!! I thought I was the only one who just LOVES the music. The epitome of early 70s funky orchestral TV scoring and one hell of a main theme.

    One of my earliest memories of being attracted to music on TV and loving it (together with the PERSUADERS theme), having been a little kid in the early 70s. I recorded all the themes with my white cassette recorder with those little holes over the speaker and listened to them endlessly. A CD set would be bought in an instant!

     
     Posted:   Apr 23, 2019 - 8:22 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Just incase somebody missed it, two episode scores are being released today on LLLR's Quinn Martin Collection: Volume 1:
    La-La Land Records, The Film Music Society and CBS proudly announce the world-premiere release of THE QUINN MARTIN COLLECTION – VOLUME 1: COP AND DETECTIVE SERIES, a limited edition 2-CD set, showcasing original score tracks from 70s era cop/detective series produced by legendary TV producer Quinn Martin, featuring music from BARNABY JONES, MOST WANTED, CANNON, DAN AUGUST and more!

    Remastered from original Quinn Martin Productions elements, this dynamic compilation showcases some of the finest television music of the 70s, from legendary composers at the top of their game. These exhilarating action/drama/mystery score tracks demonstrate the musical genius of such talents as Jerry Goldsmith, Bruce Broughton, Dave Grusin, Lalo Schifrin, John Parker, Duane Tatro, Nelson Riddle, Patrick Williams and David Shire. With a group of maestros like that, you know you’re in for a timeless treat! Produced for La-La Land Records by Jon Burlingame and transferred and mastered by Doug Schwartz, this 2-CD set is limited to 2000 units and will thrill classic TV and score fans of all ages. The exclusive, in-depth liner notes are by producer Burlingame, and the sharp art direction is by Dan Goldwasser.

    TRACK LISTING:

    DISC ONE

    BARNABY JONES (1973–80, CBS)
    “REQUIEM FOR A SON”
    Composed by Jerry Goldsmith. Aired 1/28/73.
    1. Main Title #1 0:45
    2. The Bag Man 2:26
    3. Killing 1:36
    4. The Office / Condolences 1:32
    5. Garage Attack 2:21
    6. Ballistics Report / The Ransom /
    The Client 1:18
    7. Bumper 0:04
    8. Barnaby Visits McCormick / The Drive-In / Take a Shower / Bad Manners
    1:28
    9. The Dark Room / The Tail 1:46
    10. The Meeting Place 2:43
    11. Drop It / The Best in the Business 1:46
    12. End Credits 0:30
    13. Barnaby #2, 3, 4, 5 2:44
    14. Main Title #2 0:49

    “THE PICTURE PIRATES”
    Composed by Bruce Broughton. Aired 12/21/78.
    15. At Emery Studios / Ken Gets It 2:09
    16. Jimmy Finds Rita / Bring Me Red Galaxy 0:56
    17. Rita Confesses 2:23
    18. To Western & Gower 1:44
    19. Rita Is Saved / The Old Beard Gag 4:20
    20. Main Title #3 (JERRY GOLDSMITH) 0:53

    DAN AUGUST (1970–71, ABC)
    “THE KING IS DEAD”
    Composed by Dave Grusin. Aired 10/14/70.
    21. Main Title 1:11
    22. Act One / And Stay Out 1:30
    23. Pleasance / Tears From a Loving Daughter / Pavane Pour un
    Millionaire 2:59
    24. Colonial Inn / Homespun 1:57
    25. Canzionne 3:28
    26. Act III / Follow Thru / Pool Scene / Venable Bldg. / Stash 2:07
    27. Closing In / Stage Wait / Grand Chase 2:45
    28. Heavy 0:36

    “WHEN THE SHOUTING DIES”
    Composed by Dave Grusin. Aired 11/25/70.
    29. Apartment / Three-Point Landing 1:59
    30. Letters / Li’l Drunkee 1:39
    31. Last Job / False Arrest / More Letters / J.D. 1:47
    32. Carla 3:03
    33. Badenhaus Blauen / Alibi / Flight of the Gimp 1:46
    34. Dextrose / New Ball Game / Finko Hobbs 2:19
    35. Little Boy / Let It Ring 1:45
    36. Goodbye Carla, Hello Dan 2:09
    37. Nobody Remembers 2:27
    38. New Franchise / Life Isn’t a Fountain? 1:13
    39. End Title 0:39


    DISC TWO

    MOST WANTED (1976–77, ABC)
    “THE SKY KILLER”
    Composed by Lalo Schifrin. Aired 10/16/76.
    1. Main Title 1:02
    2. Prelude 3:08
    3. Airport Landing Strip 2:07
    4. Link’s Arrival / Act Out 1:09
    5. Link’s Idea 3:10
    6. Celli 2:07
    7. Billy Lee / Death Penalty 1:52
    8. Ominous Trial / Regulations 2:04
    9. Skyjacking 2:11
    10. Like a Wounded Animal 3:58
    11. Bumper 0:06
    12. Losing Altitude / Good Brakes / Gaining Altitude / Andrews 2:53
    13. Hot Money / Officer George / Drop It 2:29
    14. All the Way to the Ground / Epilogue 1:58
    15. End Credits 0:35

    CANNON (1971–76, CBS)
    “CANNON” (PILOT MOVIE)
    Composed by John Parker. Aired 3/26/71.
    16. Main Title 1:06
    17. Cannon / Off to New Mexico 2:21
    18. Suit Yourself / Mister Dirty 1:40
    19. Train #99 1:20
    20. Antacid / Redfield 1:36
    21. Shell Game / The Set-Up 1:16
    22. Christy’s Transistor 1:24
    23. Warren Springs / Hay Truck 2:14
    24. Burglar Alarms / Rape? 2:26
    25. Virgil / Hideout / Shut Up, Laverne 2:05
    26. Virgil’s Hooked / Under Arrest / Pay the $15 2:29
    27. End Credits 1:02

    “THE SALINAS JACKPOT”
    Composed by John Parker. Aired 9/14/71.
    28. Main Title (FIRST SEASON) 0:44
    29. Act I Play-On / Clowns! 1:37
    30. Green Light / Yes Ma’am / Wristwatch 1:31
    31. Lobo Canyon Road 1:28
    32. After the Fall 3:05
    33. Trouble Goes Away / Sodom in the Suburbs 3:04
    34. Gimme a Big Hug 2:46
    35. Gimme a Small Hug 1:19
    36. End Credits (FIRST SEASON) 0:32

    OTHER QUINN MARTIN COP, DETECTIVE AND MYSTERY THEMES
    THE MANHUNTER (1974–75, CBS)
    37. Main Title (DUANE TATRO) 0:54

    CARIBE (1975, ABC)
    38. Main Title (NELSON RIDDLE) 1:16

    BERT D’ANGELO / SUPERSTAR (1976, ABC)
    39. Main Title (PATRICK WILLIAMS) 1:12

    TALES OF THE UNEXPECTED (1977, NBC)
    40. Main Title (DAVID SHIRE) 1:03
    41. End Credits (DAVID SHIRE) 0:32

    TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 2:35:29

     
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