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 Posted:   May 29, 2019 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


Another series I have not seen before, but I trust Mike Post & Pete Carpenter, who scored all the episodes of this Stephen J. Cannell series.

It only lasted one season. I have covered all the episodes.

It's like a combo of the sound of "the Rockford Files", combined with the beat and some feel of some of the scoring from "Magnum, pi", with it's own sound. If you enjoy the scoring of those shows, this should be right up your alley. Including a catchy theme.

Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (the pilot)

  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:39/7:48 in.
  • 10:55 in.
  • 44:28 in.
  • 1:11:22 in.
  • 1:30:55 in.

    "The Robin Tucker's Roseland Roof and Ballroom Murder"

  • 8:28 in.
  • 27:22 in.

    "Savage Says: There's No Free Lunch"

  • 6:12 in.
  • 15:55 in.
  • 25:34 in.
  • 33:40 in.
  • 40:38 in.
  • 42:10 in.

    "Savage Says: What Are Friends For?"

  • 18:37 in.
  • 31:27 in.
  • 38:37 in.

    "The Sixteen Byte Data Chip and the Brown-eyed Fox"

  • 23:55 in.
  • 39:45 in.
  • 44:52 in.

    "The Millionaire's Life "

  • 1:33 in.
  • 27:43 in.
  • 40:02 in.

    "Savage Says, 'The Most Dangerous Bird Is the Jailbird'"

  • 9:21 in.
  • 22:17 in.
  • 40:02 in.

    "It's Easier to Pass an Elephant Through the Eye of a Needle Than a Bad Check in Bel Air"

    Okay, we have a new winner for Longest Episode Title. Just look at it on screen (in the first music highlight) -- it nearly fills the whole damn thing.

  • 5:07 in.
  • 30:16 in.
  • 41:34 in.

    "Loose Larry's List of Losers"

  • 7:16 in.
  • 10:02 in.
  • 15:32 in.
  • 29:22 in.
  • 35:17 in.
  • 39:16 in.
  • 41:51 in. Featuring banjo.

    "This One's Gonna Kill Ya"

  • 15:52/10:58 in. This isn't a mistake; because of the same timpani and detache strings material, both these cues should go together and the one that occurs later in hte episode has an ending that would allow it to work combined with the other.
  • 30:58 in.
  • 36:49 in. And after the commercial break.
  • 42:21 in.

    (untitled) (it literally says "untitled" on screen)

  • 6:35 in.
  • 23:06 in.
  • 27:50 in.
  • 28:48 in.
  • 36:00 in.
  • 41:51 in.

    "The Treasure of Sierra Madre Street"

  • 25:26 in.
  • 28:10 in.
  • 29:58/33:33/34:41/36:17/44:17/48:35 in. With some creative editing, all these could be put together for a fun suite. I'd cut the ending off of 44:17 and put in place the outro cue, for an acceptable ending to the suite.

    "Diamonds Aren't Forever"

  • 2:04 in.
  • 4:21 in.
  • 6:50 in.
  • 17:09 in.
  • 22:34 in.
  • 25:10 in.
  • 29:38 in.
  • 33:05 in.
  • 44:10 in.

    Guest-starring John Hillerman (Our man Higgins from "Magnum, pi").

    The series spawned a spinoff series, the curiously-named "J.J. Starbuck" (which lasted two episodes longer!). It was short lived, too. Velton Ray Bunch and Mike Post are the only composers I can confirm worked on the show; others listed on BMI and ASCAP: Jeff Gerson, John Debney (with Post and separately), Michael Babcock (I'd guess related to Bruce Babcock), Jerome Grant, Pete Carpenter (co-composer on the theme; probably scored the pilot), Frank Denson, Stephen Geyer, and Walter Murphy.

    And the bumpers, of which I heard three different ones. And two CD's should be enough to cover it.

     Posted:   May 29, 2019 - 2:02 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)


    Culled from ASCAP and BMI:

  • Frank Denson.
  • Thomas Chase.

    Other Threads I Have Created or Commented in About TV Scores:

  • "The Orville":

  • "The Rockford Files":

  • "Private Eye": (technically completed)

  • "Cannon": (complete)

  • "Barnaby Jones": (complete)

  • "Dan August":

  • "Markham":

  • "T.H.E. Cat":

  • "The Name of the Game":

  • "McCloud":

  • "Hart to Hart":

  • "T.J. Hooker": (complete)

  • "The Simpsons": (technically complete)

  • The Shirley Walker Odyssey (on episodes of TV series she has scored):

  • "Christy":

  • "Walker, Texas Ranger": (complete)

  • "Rawhide": (complete)

  • "Cover Up": (complete)

  • "Matt Helm": (complete)

  • "87th Precinct": (complete)

  • "Quantum Leap":

  • "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman":

  • "The Untouchables" (1993):

  • "Gunsmoke": (technically complete)

  • "In the Heat of the Night":

  • "Flying High": (complete)

  • "Bodyguards": (complete)

  • "FX: The Series":

  • "Seaquest: DSV": (complete)

  • "The Dirty Dozen: The Series": (complete)

  • "CHiPs": (technically complete)

  • "Bronk": (complete)

  • "Buffy the Vampire Slayer": (technically complete)

  • "Spencer's Pilots":

  • "Police Story":

  • "Longstreet": (complete)

  • "Vega$":

  • "Crazy Like a Fox":

  • "Voyagers!": (complete)

  • "Gemini Man":

  • "Automan":

    [il]"Manimal": ("complete"; until I heat Stu's rejected score, I'm not counting it completed)

  • "The Fall Guy":

  • "Tenspeed and Brown Shoe": (added so next time I have to copy it I don't have to go hunting for the link) (complete)

    (If I missed a thread, let me know!)

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