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 Posted:   Aug 27, 2018 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Admittedly I've never seen the series, but I've skimmed some episodes to hear score while in the process of trying to solve the IMDb credits, and I liked what I heard and knew I'd have to come back to it to hear more. Some famous composers were involved in the scoring of the series.

The theme is by Stanley Wilson.



SEASON 1:




"A Princely Sum"
By: Jack Hayes & Leo Shuken
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c9n6e

Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 9:37 in. It's going to be nice to have this cue; especially since it fades out early.
  • 11:49 in.
  • 18:44 in.
  • 20:40/24:00 in.



    "Woman of Arles"
    By: Johnny Williams
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c9nt5

    According to Thor, this is Williams' only effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 4:45 in.
  • 6:40 in. Unfortunately, half of it is buried under SFX a good deal.
  • 16:37 in.
  • 21:22 in.
  • 24:07 in.

    This is a fine score.



    "Paris Encounter"
    By: Jack Hayes & Leo Shuken
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqSNvHC-Hks

    Presumably their final episode; not all episodes are up and some have the end credits cut off, so I have not been able to solve the composer on every single episode.

    Highlights:
  • 1:09 in.
  • 4:30 in.
  • 10:00 in.
  • 11:25 in.
  • 14:27 in.
  • 17:42 in.



    "The Marble Face"
    By: Conrad Salinger
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YduhEW7yyEM

    Highlights:
  • 0:14 in.
  • 2:36 in.
  • 6:14 in.
  • 8:37 in.
  • 13:29 in.
  • 16:40 in.
  • 19:57 in.
  • 22:00 in.

    I've heard next to nothing by this composer, so it's a find that this is a good score.



    "The Human Factor"
    By: Johnny Mandel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqtJy3-Uf9A (NEW load as of April 9, 2019; time stamps may not link up)

    Highlights:
  • 0:14 in.
  • 2:59 in.
  • 10:17 in.
  • 14:12 in.
  • 22:30 in.
  • 25:17 in.

    Another fine score.


    (Did he also score that commercial at 2:00? Perhaps the classiest beer commercial music ever. And the orchestral backing to another beer commercial at 14:45.)

    (Is the piece at 27:40 original? Another beer commercial.)




    NOTE:



    The pilot was episode thirty-seven ("Eye for an Eye") of the series "Suspicion". No composer is credited.

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     Posted:   Aug 28, 2018 - 4:04 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "The Seamark"
    By: Nathan Scott
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ykn7PoE0Rg

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:49 in.
  • 3:40 in.
  • 9:46 in.
  • 12:09 in.
  • 15:00 in.
  • 18:07 in.
  • 26:25 in.

    Another fine score.



    "Three Steps to Murder"
    By: Johnny Mandel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJl3M5FjzAo (NEW LINK as of April 10, 2019)

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 4:36 in.
  • 8:30 in.
  • 13:41 in.
  • 15:42 in.
  • 20:22 in.
  • 24:05 in.

    Magical bombs. Yes, you plant one bomb and it just keeps exploding.

    (About 12:44 -- another beer commercial; I wonder if the orchestral music is by Mandel.)


    I had to skip this one; NO LOAD FOUND.

    "The Glass Diamond"
    By: Lyn Murray



    "Vendetta in Venice"
    By: Lyn Murray
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c9mkp

    This is presumably Murray's final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 0:30 in.
  • 6:46 in.
  • 8:48 in.
  • 13:55 in.
  • 15:01 in. Short but good.
  • 16:17 in. Short but good.
  • 22:53 in.
  • 25:48 in.
  • 26:40 in.

    Yet another fine score.

    Magical bullets. Yes, bullets don't go threw walls and into the people on the other sides.



    "The Last Bullet"
    By: Johnny Mandel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gI-zMxWK9w

    Highlights:
  • 6:47 in.
  • 8:18 in.
  • 16:30 in. Opening with exciting slow-car driving transition music.
  • 20:50 in.
  • 22:58 in.

    Magical gun attachments. Only in Hollywood do they think suppressors are called "silencers" and that when you put this magical device on and discharge the firearm, you hear nothing. Magic!

    Markham: "A case like this, the more you find out about it, the less you know."



    "Forty-Two on a Rope"
    By: Johnny Mandel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiyMs94fYPE

    Highlights:
  • About 1:45 in.
  • 4:13 in.
  • 9:00 in. Jazz source music.
  • 13:51 in.
  • 20:10 in.
  • 24:25 in.

    I rather like this jovial hammer-acting villain (played by Sebastian Cabot, who died young in 1977).

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     Posted:   Aug 28, 2018 - 5:32 PM   
     By:   Thor   (Member)


    "Woman of Arles"
    By: Johnny Williams
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c9nt5

    This is presumably Williams' only effort for the series.


    It is. We talk a bit about it in the "John Williams' TV Jungle" thread. A "throwaway" single assignment while he was still under contract with Revue.

     
     Posted:   Aug 29, 2018 - 1:49 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    I had to skip these; NO LOADS FOUND.

    "The Duelists"
    By: Conrad Salinger

    "The Counterfeit Stamps"
    By: ?????




    "We Are All Suspect"
    By: Nathan Scott
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MQlzhOUmos (the volume is low on this load)

    This is presumably Scott's final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 8:50 in.
  • 10:25 in.
  • 21:33 in.



    "The Bay of the Dead"
    By: Albert Sendrey
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CalOK1PWb6A

    This is presumably Sendrey's only effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 0:05 in.
  • 3:55 in.
  • 13:50 in.
  • 14:23 in.
  • 17:39 in.
  • 18:40 in.
  • 22:05 in.


    I had to skip this one; NO LOAD FOUND.

    "The Other Side of the Wall"
    By: ?????



    "Deadline Date"
    By: Johnny Mandel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAIwMu9Ntns

    This is presumably Mandel's final effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 0:10 in.
  • 2:02 in.
  • 11:36 in.
  • 16:00 in.
  • 17:39 in.
  • 23:28 in.
  • 25:12 in.


    I had to skip these; NO LOADS FOUND.

    "Girl on the Rocks"
    By: Juan García Esquivel

    "Grave and Present Danger"
    By: ?????

    "Double Negative"
    By: ?????

    "The Nephews"
    By: Juan García Esquivel

    "The Long Haul"
    Presumably No Credited Composer

    "Mutation"
    By: Juan García Esquivel

    "The Father"
    Presumably No Credited Composer



    "Incident in Bel Air"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALZ6gObATI0

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:45 in. Lounge-y jazz source music. I wonder if the players on stage are actual sessions players on the episode score.
  • 8:43 in. Brass and bongos.
  • 12:13 in. Wildly over-scored scene.
  • 18:40 in. Well, aside from that overly dramatic "dum Dum DUM" opening.
  • 22:05 in.
  • 23:49 in.
  • 24:56 in.

    Markham: "I get my own words thrown in my face often, but seldom so charmingly."



    "Round Trip to Mozambique"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llO3hcqjULU

    Highlights:
  • 1:00 in.
  • 11:36 in.
  • 15:15/20:25 in.
  • 24:26 in.

    Markham: "Now, persuading girls is usually something I do on my own time."

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     Posted:   Aug 29, 2018 - 4:43 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    "Round Trip to Mozambique"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llO3hcqjULU

    Highlights:
    1:00 in.
    11:36 in.
    15:15/20:25 in.
    24:26 in.

    Markham: "Now, persuading girls is usually something I do on my own time."

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 29, 2018 - 4:43 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    I had no idea THEE GREAT ESQUIVEL did that show!

     
     Posted:   Aug 30, 2018 - 1:50 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:

    There's actually only one season, but I get in a habit of opening each post in my threads with the season.

    Presumably Juan García Esquivel did every single episode from this point on.



    "Strange Visitor"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A90hsOxKsmQ

    Highlights:
  • 4:50 in.
  • 9:30 in.
  • 13:57 in.
  • 16:47 in.
  • 17:56 in.
  • 20:55 in.

    While Esquivel does interesting scoring that is nice to listen to, it just doesn't mesh with the on-screen episodes.



    "The Altar"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c9nd1


    Highlights:
  • 2:06 in.
  • 3:00 in.
  • 8:45 in.
  • 11:00 in.
  • 13:30 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 20:57 in.
  • 24:36 in.

    How to fail at Sneaking Around in Someone's house 101: Stop, sit have a glass of wine and start smoking in the house. Hell, in another scene the bad guy didn't even wait twenty seconds -- even had time to drop it off on a bud tray before getting away; that's some fast action!
    His smoking boner was more powerful than his crime boner.



    "No Flies on Friday"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggOozdRWhMI

    Highlights:
  • 7:20 in.
  • 8:49 in.
  • 9:46 in.
  • 10:26 in.
  • 12:33 in.
  • 17:30 in.
  • 19:19 in.
  • 24:37 in.



    "The Candy Store Jungle"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or4zls-DtVc (LINK GONE)

    Highlights:
  • 10:45 in.
  • 12:21 in.
  • 15:03 in.



    "Sing a Song of Murder"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGyGJeW5opk

    Highlights:
  • About 1:30 in.
  • 12:20 in.
  • 22:24 in.



    "The Ambitious Wife"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c9o90 (volume is low on this load)

    Highlights:
  • 7:00 in.
  • 10:00 in.
  • 11:21 in.
  • 14:00 in.
  • 15:37 in.
  • 23:08 in.


    I had to skip this one; NO LOAD FOUND.

    "Events Leading Up to the Crime"
    By: ?????

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     Posted:   Aug 30, 2018 - 4:24 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Have you listened to these Esquivel scores yet? Do they use any of the trademark devices of his LP arrangements?

     
     
     Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 6:19 AM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    I watched "Incident in Bel Air" with music by Esquivel. It did seem bizarre in places. Do we know if the production company behind "Markham" ever used library music? I ask because Esquivel recorded library music, and I wonder if it was used on this show.

     
     Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 8:20 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Coincidentally, I was browsing some of his instrumental albums yesterday, since I was not familiar with his output in general, and yes, I do hear a good deal of similarities.

    Yes, I listen to all the cues from start to finish that I note the times of; ones I don't note, I tend to not listen all the way through because I don't care for them.

    Like I said, the music often just doesn't go with the on-screen actions. This is no slight on the compositional abilities; he certainly was masterful at what he did and he took some chances.

     
     Posted:   Aug 31, 2018 - 2:09 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "A Coffin for Cinderella"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c9n8y

    Highlights:
  • 5:51 in.
  • 11:22 in.
  • 14:20 in.
  • 17:37 in.
  • 25:40 in.


    I had to skip these; NO LOADS FOUND.

    "Deadly Promise"
    By: ?????

    "One for the Money"
    By: ?????



    "Image of Love"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVUz0czlZuM

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 4:06 in.
  • 6:04 in. Strings and harp.
  • 7:57 in.
  • 10:51 in.
  • 14:21 in.
  • 17:23 in. Reminds me of Herrmann, the wandering contrabassoon work.
  • 22:38 in.
  • 26:48 in.

    A fine score. The first time I've been able to say this about any Esquivel episode score. I think I mentioned every cue.

    Considering the level of cheese in each episode before hand, this is a surprisingly more intellectual and dramatic (cerebral).

    "Sanity, what's that? Intellectual clarity? A balanced perception of the realities?"



    "The Long Search"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_MF-ooF3-I

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 13:35 in.
  • 16:10 in.
  • 16:55 in.
  • 21:35 in.

    "A spider's web can hold the universe, Mr. Markham, if God wills."


    I had to skip this one; NO LOAD FOUND.

    "The Shape of Evil"
    By: Presumably No Composer Credited



    "The Searing Flame"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB9Ns4DtX24 (the volume is a little low, and the hiss is very noticeable)

    Highlights:
  • 1:48 in.
  • 9:47 in.
  • 15:00 in.
  • 24:17 in. And right after it is a bumper for the show I don't recall hearing before.

    This is the least enjoyable score from him so far.


    I had to skip these; NO LOADS FOUND.

    "Fateful Reunion"
    By: ?????

    "The Last Oasis"
    By: ?????

    "Anxious Angel"
    By: ?????

    "The Sitting Duck"
    By: ?????

    "The Snarled Web"
    By: ?????



    "Coercion"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYF7umK12HU (the volume is a little low on this load)

    Highlights:
  • 1:19 in.
  • 3:02 in.
  • 5:46 in.
  • 6:23 in.
  • 7:25 in.
  • 9:34/12:00/14:30 in.
  • 15:34 in.
  • 22:05 in.
  • And the end credits in. Am I wrong, or is this a new arrangement with a different opening?



    Tomorrow I finish the series. Of course I mean I finish the episodes I could find.

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     Posted:   Sep 1, 2018 - 2:24 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:



    I had to skip this one; NO LOAD FOUND.

    "The Man from Salzburg"
    By: ?????



    "The Silken Cord"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6c9mc0

    Highlights:
  • 0:05 in.
  • 1:57 in.
  • 3:00 in.
  • 5:09 in.
  • 7:32 in.
  • 9:09 in.
  • 9:51 in.
  • 12:46 in.
  • 14:42 in.
  • 15:26 in.
  • 17:30 in.
  • 18:46 in.
  • 21:01: in.

    That's nearly every single cue. A good score.
    Hearing a score like this, it's a wonder he didn't turn up as a composer on other series once in a while, like "Mission: Impossible".



    "Escorts a La Carte"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7Qvs4R8U4c

    Highlights:
  • 2:32 in.
  • 5:23 in.
  • 15:52 in.
  • 22:20 in.


    I had to skip these; NO LOADS FOUND.

    "The Cruelest Thief"
    By: Juan García Esquivel

    "13 Avenida Muerte"
    By: Juan García Esquivel




    "A Cry from the Penthouse"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwNmhiaDlck (the video and audio is out-of-synch for most of it, but it's not necessary to hear the score)

    Highlights:
  • 1:34 in.
  • 6:30 in.
  • 12:08 in.
  • 16:25 in.
  • 20:53 in.
  • 21:58 in.



    "The Young Conspirator"
    By: Juan García Esquivel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6uWBrJ3p5g

    Highlights:
  • 1:27 in.
  • 5:35 in. A long cue, at four and-a-half minutes in length.
  • 11:42 in.
  • 14:18 in.
  • 22:10 in.
  • 23:07 in.

    Paper boys named Jimmy shouldn't hang around Markham; last one died.



    I had to skip these; NO LOADS FOUND.

    "The Country Mouse"
    By: ?????

    "Crash in the Desert"
    By: ?????

    "Counterpoint"
    By: ?????

    "The Snowman"
    By: ?????



    "The Bad Spell"
    By: Bob Thompson
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itLrj10zPuM

    I forgot about him. This is presumably his only effort for the series.

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:03 in.
  • 15:08 in.
  • 18:15 in.
  • 23:26 in.

    (Is that music being "played" from an LP at 14:06 an existing instrumental piece?)


    I had to skip this one; NO LOAD FOUND.

    "The Man from Salzburg"
    "A Matter of Identity"
    By: ?????




    And so concludes the series.
    If all goes well on my hunt Sunday or Monday, the next series I cover will a MRAUDIO-friendly show.

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     Posted:   Sep 1, 2018 - 2:33 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Bob Thompson was amazing. He did three space-age bachelor pad albums for RCA, and the album "The Sound of Speed" for Dot.

     
     Posted:   Sep 1, 2018 - 3:02 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Check out his jazz score for that episode.

    I know I'd pick up a copy of scoring from the show. Can't say everybody else would. Hell, if the original "Mission: Impossible" show scoring is selling poorly, there's not much hope for this.

     
     Posted:   Apr 10, 2019 - 11:48 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Enjoy these score suites:

    "The Seamark" (Nathan Scott):
    https://studio.youtube.com/watch?v=DqpSJBQ9C5Q

    "Paris Encounter" (Hayes & Shuken):
    https://studio.youtube.com/watch?v=C61XbhjxhNw

    General Esquivel suite #1:
    https://studio.youtube.com/watch?v=NO5gfo51Nv0

     
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