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 Posted:   Apr 2, 2019 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

This was a 1966 series that lasted one season.


All episodes scores are by Lalo Schifrin unless otherwise noted.

The scoring is jazz oriented and just oozes cool at every turn.


EDIT: January 27, 2020
All links are bad unless otherwise noted.



"To Kill a Priest"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-hXsMbUqEs (NEW link)

Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 2:47 in. I don't care if it was in mono -- this would be awesome to have on CD.
  • 9:34 in.
  • 19:48 in.
  • 21:32 in.
  • 22:24 in.
  • 26:20 in. The club source piece.

    Cat: "Would you be kind enough to see me through the door?"



    "Sandman"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh2tkhkcT2U

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 2:28 in. The club source music.
  • 11:33 in. And the short bumper after it.
  • 14:40 in. With a guiro and a washboard(?) for a beat.
  • 19:13 in.
  • 22:32 in. The club source piece.



    "Payment Overdue"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWgHqRraCW0 (NEW link; times will not line up)

    Highlights:
  • 1:16 in.
  • 14:32 in.
  • 16:00 in.
  • 19:10 in.
  • 21:32 in.


    NO LOADS FOUND.
    "Brotherhood"
    "Little Arnie from Long Ago"



    "None to Weep, None to Mourn"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YfbubM-7Yc (LINK STILL GOOD)

    Highlights:
  • 0:15 in.
  • 8:40 in.
  • 11:52/13:08 in. The dance music source.
  • 18:39 in.
  • 20:25 in. And the party source music afterwards.



    "Moments of Truth"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNUgFjFBId4

    Highlights:
  • 11:55 in.
  • 17:52 in.

    "I have seen many men killed; one more will not trouble me..."



    "Marked for Death"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYql7fDYRBo

    Highlights:
  • 0:15 in.
  • 2:55 in.
  • 5:59 in.
  • 12:51/18:21 in. And the club source after the commercial break.



    "Crossing at Destino Bay"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei-3aWBUMXQ

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in. This might be a tracked
  • 2:03 in. More after the bumper.
  • 13:18 in. Bumper.
  • 19:43 in. There are a couple of brief lulls and then some action music.



    "To Bell T.H.E. Cat"
    By: Gerald Fried
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TVfZ2QNQZY

    This is Fried's first effort.

    Highlights:
  • 1:15 in.
  • 3:41 in.
  • 8:35 in.
  • 12:47 in. And after the bumper.
  • 15:56 in.
  • 17:26 in.
  • 21:08 in. The club source music.

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     Posted:   Apr 2, 2019 - 1:09 PM   
     By:   Louis Latzer   (Member)

    This program had some of the best credit visuals, and a tremendous theme. It is unfortunate that the only commercial recording of the theme (of which I am aware) was by Al Hirt, using a "wa-wa" trumpet. The same arrangement with a flute would have been fantastic.

    The show itself was pretty good (if my memories of 50-odd years ago are correct), but it was five to ten years too late. By the mid 60's the half-hour drama was effectively dead.

    A release of the original scores would be wonderful.

    Louis

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 2, 2019 - 3:31 PM   
     By:   shadowman   (Member)

    Oh yeah! If any of the music from this show is released,count me in, most definitely.

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 3, 2019 - 6:45 AM   
     By:   villagardens553   (Member)

    I loved the show. And that theme! Schifrin can do more with a flute and a small ensemble than a dozen composers can do with their bloated symphony orchestras.

     
     Posted:   Apr 3, 2019 - 8:30 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    A correction: Fried did more than one episode. I've edited the post to correct that.

     
     Posted:   Apr 3, 2019 - 10:53 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    NO LOADS FOUND.

    "Curtains for Miss Winslow"

    "King of Limpets"



    "The System"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHHw9DnXzhY

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 12:07 in.
  • 14:28 in.
  • 20:20 in.
  • 22:17 in. The club source music.


    NO LOAD FOUND.

    "The Canary Who Lost His Voice"



    "The Ring of Anasis"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7JxAgSoSwo (NEW link)

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in. Quiet low-key material considering the scoring thus far.
  • 4:07 in. Another low-key piece.
  • 19:05 in. There's a couple second lull.
  • 22:35 in. The kind of tribal club source music.


    NO LOADS FOUND.

    "Queen of Diamonds, Knave of Hearts"

    "A Hot Place to Die"
    By: Gerald Fried

    "A Slight Family Trait"
    By: Gerald Fried

    "If Once You Fail"



    "Design for Death"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGQD2LSWqNA

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 11:07 in.
  • 14:54 in.
  • 20:31 in.
  • 22:18 in.


    NO LOADS FOUND.

    "Matter Over Mind"

    "The Blood-Red Night"

    "The Ninety Percent Blues"

    "The Long Chase"
    By: Ruby Raksin

    "Twenty-One and Out"

    "Lisa"

    And sadly, that's everything I can do at this time.


    Youtube user "Fish Man" has made two long suites of scoring from the show. Enjoy:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ9vM4RLVbc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ6R_-JUcwg


    There's been no official release, of course. The series isn't even legally release on DVD either.

    It would probably take a 2CD set (maybe three) to get all the scoring goodness covered.

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     Posted:   Apr 8, 2019 - 4:55 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I forgot to say: According to trivia found elsewhere, scenes from the pilot were cut, including the character's past as a cat burglar, so these may have been scored and there is unheard scoring waiting to be unearthed by some label.

     
     Posted:   Jan 27, 2020 - 2:42 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Three new links put in and one old link still works. Video links will say at the end "(NEW link)" so you know which ones are new.

     
     Posted:   Jan 27, 2020 - 2:49 PM   
     By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

    Some additional reading in another thread you might enjoy.

    "T.H.E. Cat- Anyone Remember This?"

    https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=40749&forumID=1&archive=1

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 27, 2020 - 4:48 PM   
     By:   villagardens553   (Member)

    Thomas Hewitt Edward Cat. If any label wants to slap that great Schifrin theme onto a silver round disc along with some episode cues I'll step right up.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 4:36 AM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Just watched one of these. The best part was the main title graphics. The music is very good too.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 5:27 AM   
     By:   (Member)   (Member)

    This was a 1966 series that lasted one season.

    All episodes scores are by Lalo Schifrin unless otherwise noted.


    These onscreen credits are not valid. Keep in mind that.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 6:25 AM   
     By:   moolik   (Member)

    Just fantastic.Always loved the Jimmy Smith Album!Definetly worth and in need of a release !!!!!

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 8:27 AM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Just fantastic.Always loved the Jimmy Smith Album!Definetly worth and in need of a release !!!!!

    The track from the Jimmy Smith album has nothing to do with this TV show.

    The Jimmy Smith tune is from the 1964 film Les Felins, a.k.a. Joy House.

    Confusingly, both were composed by Lalo Schifrin.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 2:39 PM   
     By:   villagardens553   (Member)

    Not to be confused with the film, but remember that Lalo also composed that hit for organist Shirley Scott B.U.L.L.E.T.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 2:42 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Not to be confused with the film, but remember that Lalo also composed that hit for organist Shirley Scott B.U.L.L.E.T.

    Seriously?

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 2:53 PM   
     By:   villagardens553   (Member)

    Not so much, but I wish he had.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 28, 2020 - 3:26 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Not so much, but I wish he had.

    big grin

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 29, 2020 - 6:27 AM   
     By:   moolik   (Member)

    Ahhh yes Les Felins not THE CAT by Jimmy Smith of course.Sorry.

     
     
     Posted:   Jan 29, 2020 - 10:40 AM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    Ahhh yes Les Felins not THE CAT by Jimmy Smith of course.Sorry.

    No apologies necessary. It is confusing that Schifrin ended up writing two themes both called, essentially, "The Cat," and within a few years of each other.

     
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