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 Posted:   Dec 23, 2019 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Never get tired of hearing the Frosty the Snowman song on the radio every November/December, thanks of course of Maury Laws. Yet I've only heard a tiny bit of jhis work compared to his overall body of scoring.

Time to rectify this.



"The Daydreamer" (1966)
Part 1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ge19j
Part 2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6ge1ad

Highlights:

Part 1:
  • 0:21 in.
  • 7:29 in.
  • 9:16 in.
  • 10:42 in.
  • 12:33 in.
  • 14:22 in. Almost eight minutes long.
  • 22:50 in.
  • 23:48 in.*
  • 31:08 in.
  • 34:46 in.
  • 37:02 in.
  • 40:48 in.
  • 43:16 in.
  • 47:13 in.
  • 49:31 in.
  • 52:22 in.
  • 57:18 in.

    * = Why does she have to be told what legs are? The Merking, her dad, has them! In fact, there are so many issues with this for like eight minutes!

    Out-of-context quote:
    "Now, give it to me!"

    Part 2:
  • 0:00 in. Actually begins at the very tail end of Part 1.
  • 1:43 in.
  • 6:44 in.
  • 12:21 in.
  • 14:21 in.
  • 19:40 in.
  • 21:32 in.
  • 23:59 in.
  • 30:04 in.
  • 35:28 in.
  • 3640 in.
  • 42:43 in.
  • 44:46 in.
  • 46:34 in.
  • 50:56 in.
  • 52:08 in.

    Out-of-context quote...
    "Chris, your size has nothing to do with your real happiness."


    And the instrumental backings of all the songs. I cited some songs, just 'cause.

    Percepto Records released a slightly expanded edition with a little more score and an audio interview, but according to SoundtrackCollector, it was on CD-R.

    This is the first credit for Laws on his IMDb page. While we know him for a long string of animated specials, this is live action.


    "King Kong" (1966)

    There are forty-eight episodes and only one up, so I am going to skip this for now.



    "Mad Monster Party?" (1967)
    "Music composed & scored by"
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBkd7rCEcWc
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm8lyhWcgGw
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Acg8P-kylfA
    Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZNTxicadwI
    Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_6SWRoiYr8
    Part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSYvlED-Jw8
    Part 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V81oI34E2qo
    Part 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVsHksLWMIo
    Part 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FItbbk8XQYw
    Part 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBZ0VuYdt-I
    Part 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvXeJtMCeFM
    Part 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCpnt_R7zQI
    Part 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcN1nzlo_lM

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 0:05 in. Sounds like a jazz-y soft crime 1960's drama. If "Austin Powers" had been made in 1967, Maury Laws would have been a good composer choice.

    Part 2:
  • 1:28 in. I can imagine hearing this as Baretta drives around tailing a suspect.*

    * = LOL, og my goodness -- the Monster has a roving eye!

    Part 3:
  • 3:22 in.
  • 4:32 in.
  • 6:14 in. Continues into Part 4.

    Part 4:
  • 1:41 in.
  • 4:28 in.

    Part 5:
  • Abut 1:10 in.
  • 4:08 in.* Continues into Part 6.

    "Don't kiss! You always leave marks."

    * = If you really think about it, the Invisible Man is attending the party naked.

    Part 6:
  • 3:32 in.
  • 4:46 in.

    3:20 in: Whoh! He MeToo'ed Frankenstein's assistant!

    Part 7:
  • 7:47 in. Continues into Part 8.

    Part 8:
  • About 6:05 in.
  • About 7:05 in. Finishes in Part 9.

    Part 9:
  • 1:00 in.
  • 1:48 in.

    Part 10:
  • 3:50 in.
  • 6:40 in. Continues into Part 11.

    Part 11:
  • 1:43 in.
  • 6:50 in. Continues through all of Part 12 and into Part 13.

    Part 13:
  • 1:19 in.
  • 7:05 in.

    And the instrumental backings of all the songs.

    If James Bond was done with puppets, this is the score it would have.

    There was a soundtrack, with six cues on it.



    "Cricket on the Hearth" (1967)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLjpXfvrTSs

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:32 in.
  • 4:48 in.
  • 5:14 in.
  • 8:22/8:38 in.
  • 13:24 in.
  • 20:20 in.
  • 23:37 in.
  • 27:17 in.
  • 34:50 in.
  • 35:45 in.
  • 36:30 in. A tad over three minutes in length.
  • 40:22 in.
  • 40:54 in.
  • 42:50 in.

    37:32 in: I think that bird has that look on it's face because there's a giant wood pole sticking out it's ass.

    And the instrumental backings of all the songs.

    There was a soundtrack, but only two score cues are on it.

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     Posted:   Dec 24, 2019 - 1:45 PM   
     By:   C.J. Smith   (Member)

    Cool. Always welcome more Maury Laws threads! He is sorely under-repped on CD.

    If you aren't already familiar with his HOBBIT/RETURN OF THE KING scores, I highly recommend checking them out. The films themselves are a delight -- RoTK's script has some flaws, but the rest of the film is pretty good, to say nothing of the outstanding Laws score.

     
     Posted:   Dec 26, 2019 - 12:54 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "Mouse on the Mayflower" (1968)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbuIVzfdh0I

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:15 in.
  • 9:57 in.
  • 13:06 in.
  • 14:30 in.
  • 15:32 in.
  • 16:41/17:05 in.
  • 20:28 in.
  • 22:33 in.
  • 26:10 in. Including some music for Indians. Over six minutes long.*
  • 32:43 in.
  • 37:42 in.
  • 41:28 in.

    There is no release of the score/songs.

    * = He's getting MeToo'd by Baloo the Joe Biden way.

    40:32 in: So, is he humping that shoe?

    Out-of-context quote...
    "...in the dirtiest meanest way possible..."



    "The Little Drummer Boy" (1968)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_hQqw5Nok
    "Music"

    Highlights:
  • 0:46 in.
  • 4:06 in.*
  • 6:51 in.
  • 7:29 in.*
  • 9:29 in.
  • 13:07 in.*
  • 14:12 in.
  • 15:20 in.
  • 20:35 in.
  • 32:53 in.

    There is no release of the score/songs.

    * = Uses The Little Drummer Boy to some degree.

    Somebody else is actually credited as the musical director on this one.


    "The Smokey Bear Show" (1969)

    Animated series. No episodes up. Skipping for now.



    "The Mad, Mad, Mad Comedians" (1970)
    No links provided since I didn't cite anything.

    Highlights:
  • Nothing.

    There is no release of the score.

    There are nothing but short little bits that just service the this special which is a pointless animation of real-life comedians doing their stand up material.


    "The Reluctant Dragon & Mr. Toad Show" (1970)

    Animated series. No episodes up. Skipping for now.



    "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" (1970)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wovTUhOeRug

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:30 in.
  • 7:52 in.
  • 10:45 in.
  • 12:01 in.
  • 16:49 in.
  • 18:08 in.
  • 19:24 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 29:41 in.
  • 32:10 in.
  • 33:17 in.
  • 35:10 in.
  • 44:15 in.

    There is a selection of score/songs on a combo CD with "Frosty the Snowman".


    "Tomfoolery" (1970)

    Animated series. No episodes up. Skipping for now.

    There is no release of the score.


    "Jackson 5ive" (1971)

    Animated series. Skipping; no thanks.

    There is no release of the score.



    "The Emperor's New Clothes" (1972)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sdxwv2egyMY
    "Music"

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in. And the cue immediately after the song.
  • 11:47 in.
  • 12:19 in.
  • 15:00
  • 16:01 in.
  • 1650 in.
  • 21:21 in.
  • 22:55 in.
  • 25:13 in.
  • 28:20 in.
  • 30:38 in.
  • 36:10 in.
  • 36:33 in.
  • 43:33 in.
  • 48:23 in.

    There is no release of the score/songs.

    IMDb has it by the name "The Enchanted World of Danny Kaye: The Emperor's New Clothes", but the first part occurs several screens later when you actualyl watch the special.


    "The Osmonds" (1972)

    Animated series. Skipping.

    There is no release of the score/songs.


    "Arabian Nights" (1972)
    NO LOAD FOUND.

    There is no release of the score/songs.


    "Willie Mays and the Say-Hey Kid" (1972)
    NO LOAD FOUND.

    There is no release of the score/songs.



    "The Red Baron" (1972)
    "MUSIC BY"
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbdt8fgTnSQ
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32gpxlmW8cU
    Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xGpBbAuQko

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 2:31 in.
  • 5:57 in.
  • 7:40 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 10:55 in.
  • 12:00 in. Continues into Part 2. Over three minutes long.

    Part 2:
  • 4:58 in.
  • 5:42 in.
  • 8:08 in.
  • 12:30 in.

    Part 3:
  • 2:19 in.
  • 4:45 in.
  • 6:08 in.
  • 11:07 in.
  • 12:06 in.

    There is no release of the score/songs.



    "That Girl in Wonderland" (1973)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZk2QiICMp4

    Highlights:
  • 4:02 in.
  • 5:42 in.
  • 8:16 in.
  • 9:00 in.
  • 13:32 in.
  • 16:09 in.
  • 16:55 in.
  • 19:43 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 27:06 in.
  • 30:44 in.
  • 32:31 in.
  • 33:37 in.
  • 37:05 in.
  • 38:03 in.
  • 31:51 in.
  • 43:02 in.
  • 44:17 in.
  • 46:50 in.
  • 4937 in.

    There is no release of the score/songs.

    Yes, based on the live-action series. Marlo Thomas even voices the same character.

    "No wonder it doesn't fit -- I tried it with my toes on."

    Out-of-context quote...
    "Look, do you want to come or not?"

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     Posted:   Dec 27, 2019 - 12:29 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "Festival of Family Classics" (1972)

    Animated series. Barely any episodes available. Skipping for now.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.


    "Marco" (1973)
    NO LOAD FOUND.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.



    "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" (1974)
    "music by"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3ga10f

    Highlights:
  • 0:54 in.
  • 1:50 in.
  • 6:23 in.
  • 9:30 in.
  • 10:22 in.
  • 16:07 in.
  • 17:03 in.
  • 21:48 in. And the end credits music that immediately follows.

    There was an LP but it included narration and was pretty much just songs.



    "The Year Without a Santa Claus" (1974)
    "MUSIC"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4cfza7

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 5:08 in.
  • 9:19 in.
  • 10:40 in.
  • 12:10 in.
  • 17:19 in.
  • 23:33 in.
  • About 24:40 in.
  • 28:19 in.
  • 29:28 in.
  • 32:52 in.
  • 36:40 in.
  • 38:57 in.
  • 40:48 in.
  • 41:30 in.
  • 43:02 in.
  • 46:18 in.
  • 50:00 in.

    Isn't it nice how the main characters stop and listen to the song and dance production numbers of the people they visit? ;-)

    In real life, the actor who voiced the Heat Miser, George S. Irving, later in life looked surprisingly a lot of like the Heat Miser. He would later reprise the character in a 2006 animated special that by the reviews, sucked. Maury Laws did not score it.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.

    Another version of this was made in 2006, with a score by Deborah Lurie (and using a song by Maury Laws and Jules Bass. There was no release of that either, but there is a "Film Music Sampler" promo issued by Costa Communications that contains five cues.



    "The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow" (1975)
    "MUSIC"
    Also from the end credits: "Music Composed, Arranged & Conducted by"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3etejl

    Highlights:
  • 0:03 in.
  • 3:40 in.
  • 7:15 in.
  • 9:05 in.
  • 10:37 in.
  • 14:18 in.
  • 15:18 in.
  • 15:38/16:24 in.
  • 18:21 in. Short but nice.
  • 22:04 in.

    They got Angela Lansbury for this. Christmas Snow, She Wrote.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.



    "The First Easter Rabbit" (1976)
    "music"
    And from the end credits: "music arranged & conducted by"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga1dV9ckXfk

    Highlights:
  • 2:10 in.
  • 4:28 in.
  • 5:20 in.
  • 10:42 in.
  • 14:49 in.
  • 16:17 in.
  • 17:05 in.
  • 17:59 in.
  • 22:10 in.
  • 23:19 in.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.

    They got Stan Freeberg for this.

    0:17 in = If you missed the tail, you'd think he was shitting white shit on that rock...



    "The Little Drummer Boy Book II" (1976)
    "Music"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6xbbph (minus the closing credits)

    Highlights:
  • 0:27 in.
  • 4:12 in.
  • 7:41 in.
  • 10:45 in.
  • 12:56 in.
  • 18:32 in.
  • About 21:40 in.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.



    "The Last Dinosaur" (1977)
    "Music By"
    "Arranged & Conducted By
    Ken Hirose"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8hm5LUtnEE

    Laws breaks free of animated specials and scores a TV movie. It's still a Rankin/Bass production though.

    Highlights:
  • 0:41 in.
  • 5:33 in.
  • 19:38 in.
  • 25:28/26:35 in.
  • 28:47 in.
  • 33:56 in.
  • 37:20 in.
  • 38:35 in.
  • 43:52 in.
  • 47:07 in.
  • 50:51 in.
  • 1:00:44 in.
  • 1:03:33 in.
  • 1:06:09 in.
  • 1:08:57 in.
  • 1:11:03 in.
  • 1:15:23 in.
  • 1:20:14 in.
  • 1:21:50 in. Montage cue.
  • 1:33:45 in.
  • 1:35:18 in.
  • 1:43:25 in.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.

    Certainly not an original theme, heard it before in other scores, but still welcomed to hear.

    About 2:20 in: What a James Bond theme song might sound like if Bond was a dinosaur and it was a low-budget TV movie.

    Theme song is sung by Nancy Wilson, with music by Laws and arranged and conducted by Bernard Hoffer (this will not be the last "Thundercats" connection...).

    With some tighter editing, some removal of the chauvinist behavior and re-casting the lead of the film with Andy Griffith, this might have been somewhat enjoyable.

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     Posted:   Dec 27, 2019 - 4:53 PM   
     By:   JThree   (Member)



    There needs to be a CD release compilation of his work. He serves a bit more notoriety.

    ==jthree

     
     Posted:   Dec 27, 2019 - 6:48 PM   
     By:   other tallguy   (Member)

    Fantastic work!

    One of my true Grails would be the score to The Hobbit.

    I loved The Last Dinosaur when it came out. I am both terrified at how terrible it must be and intrigued at the fact it stars Richard Boone.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 27, 2019 - 6:49 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    My parents worked with Maury Laws. They had some funny stories about him.

     
     Posted:   Dec 27, 2019 - 8:46 PM   
     By:   other tallguy   (Member)

    My parents worked with Maury Laws. They had some funny stories about him.

    Do tell?

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 27, 2019 - 9:03 PM   
     By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

    My parents worked with Maury Laws. They had some funny stories about him.

    Do tell?


    My parents were group singers in New York, and they were singers on a number of sessions he did. My Dad served with him in WWII.

     
     Posted:   Dec 28, 2019 - 11:35 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "The Easter Bunny Is Comin' to Town" (1977)
    "MUSIC"
    And from the end credits: "MUSIC ARRANGED & CONDUCTED BY"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2n1w_NqEc8

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in. And the cue after the song, which 0:00 leads into.
  • About 11:00 in.
  • 12:38 in.
  • 19:32 in.
  • 21:52 in.
  • 22:53 in.
  • 29:50/32:06 in.
  • 35:11 in.
  • 41:17 in.
  • 44:33 in.
  • 45:43 in.
  • 49:06 in.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.

    This Easter special is much better than the first one; it's more inventive and creative and doesn't shoe-horn Santa in.

    Out-of-context quote...
    "Dirty tricks, dirty tricks, dirty tricks, dirty tricks, dirty tricks..."

    Out-of-context quote...
    "Sure is hard, sure is hard, sure is hard..."



    "The Hobbit" (1977)
    "MUSIC
    Composed, Arranged & Conducted By"
    Part 1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6cidk9
    Part 2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6cidog

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 0:04 in. I am forever cursed to hear Leonard Nimoy singing about the Hobbit, even though this is not him...
  • 4:24 in.
  • 11:27 in.
  • 19:08 in.
  • 20:47 in.
  • 22:20 in. Dit DAH Dah daaahhh, boom ba dah, boom ba dah, boom ba dah. ;-)
  • 26:34 in.
  • 30:33 in.
  • 36:44 in.

    Out-of-context quote...
    "Not a dirty nasty wet hole..."

    Part 2:
  • 4:14 in.
  • 5:30 in.
  • About 12:20 in.
  • 19:05 in.
  • 23:10 in. Continues after the commercial break.
  • 24:45 in.
  • About 27:30 in. All the way to the end credits. And then, of course, the end credits.

    They got some big

    A quote you thought you'd never hear in your life:
    "my snug puppet hole."

    There was a 2LP set of score/songs from the film, and a CD that had the same material but merged tracks. A proper deluxe edition with instrumentals of the songs, is still needed.



    "Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" (1977)
    "Additional music & Lyrics by" (and Jules Bass)
    And from the end credits:
    "Music Arranged & Conducted by"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmq7z3

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 7:44 in.
  • About 8:50 in.
  • 9:30 in.
  • 18:20 in.
  • 21:53 in.
  • 23:25 in.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.

    Santa has two big asses.

    Rankin/Bass has finally decided to go with the Disney dead parent back story.



    NO LOAD FOUND.
    "The Bermuda Depths" (1978)

    There has been no release of the score/songs.



    "Jack Frost" (1979)
    "MUSIC"
    And from the end credits:
    "MUSIC ARRANGED & CONDUCTED BY"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x52a7lj
    Purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87Ag3iWDeYw

    Highlights:
  • 2:55 in.
  • 5:07 in.
  • 5:50 in.
  • 9:08 in. 9:26 in: she's feeling herself up; or checking to make sure they're still there.
  • 12:11 in.
  • 15:18 in.
  • 32:23 in.
  • 34:48 in.
  • 43:58 in.
  • 44:53 in.
  • 47:23 in.

    25:52 in: Is Jack air humping something?

    There has been no release of the score/songs.

    Another phrase you never thought you'd hear:
    "the flake-flipping snow gypsies"

    (28:24)


    NO LOADS FOUND.
    "The Ivory Ape" (1980)

    There has been no release of the score/songs.


    "The Return of the King" (1980)

    Leonard Rosenman scored the second animated film for some reason (perhaps they tossed a Laws score and went for something bigger).

    Disneyland Records released an LP of songs and dialogue.

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     Posted:   Dec 28, 2019 - 12:12 PM   
     By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

    "The Return of the King" (1980)

    Leonard Rosenman scored the second animated film for some reason (perhaps they tossed a Laws score and went for something bigger).

    Disneyland Records released an LP of songs and dialogue.


    The Rosenman-scored film was made by a different studio, which might explain why Laws didn’t score it, and from what I’ve read, Ralph Bakshi (the director of that film) didn’t even want Rosenman to score the film.

     
     Posted:   Dec 28, 2019 - 12:39 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    .

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 28, 2019 - 12:42 PM   
     By:   TacktheCobbler   (Member)

    "Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey" (1977)
    "Additional music & Lyrics by" (and Jules Bass)
    And from the end credits:
    "Music Arranged & Conducted by"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xmq7z3

    Rankin/Bass has finally decided to go with the Disney dead parent back story.


    Rankin/Bass actually already took this route in The Little Drummer Boy nearly a decade earlier.

     
     Posted:   Dec 28, 2019 - 1:00 PM   
     By:   other tallguy   (Member)

    There was another album of Hobbit music. Mostly songs (including one or two that weren't in the movie). Side one was all Glenn Yarbrough and side two was the rest.

    https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/glenn-yarbrough/the-hobbit-original-soundtrack/

     
     Posted:   Dec 30, 2019 - 10:13 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    NO LOAD FOUND.
    "Pinocchio's Christmas" (1980)
    Purchase link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RU3e4Or_nvk



    "The Bushido Blade" (1981)
    "MUSIC BY"
    "Arranged & Conducted By
    Ken Hirose"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUjqgOlXVnY (some brief of nudity alert*; and another scene that has no music -- both bare breasts of a hot woman)

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:06 in.
  • 18:06 in.
  • 27:40 in.
  • 29:00 in.
  • 29:32 in.
  • 32:15 in.
  • 34:35 in.
  • 38:01 in.
  • 40:44 in.
  • 42:14 in. Source music.
  • 43:26 in. Source music.
  • 48:46 in.
  • 50:44 in.
  • 53:15 in.
  • 55:30 in.
  • 57:20 in.
  • 1:03:30 in.
  • 1:05:24 in.*
  • 1:07:59 in.
  • 1:09:13/1:10:29/1:12:14 in. Duel music, getting away music, chase music.
  • 1:13:44 in. Fight music.+
  • 1:15:59 in.
  • 1:18:16 in.
  • 1:20:23 in. More fight music.
  • 1:23:25 in.
  • 1:25:42 in. Short dramatic cue.
  • 1:26:37 in. Leads into the short end credits.

    That's all but three cues; I skipped a quiet cue that really did nothing for about a minute at

    59:00 in, a source cue at 1:07:59 in, and short cue at 1:24:32 in.

    There has been no release of the score.

    This is Laws first and only serious movie work. Sadly.
    And yes, it's a Rankin/Bass film. It's not a bad movie, but it's nothing special either.

    + = I guess they aren't civilized; none of them put down their swords and one picked up a rock... ;-)



    "The Leprechauns' Christmas Gold" (1981)
    "Music"
    And from the end credits: "Music Arranged & Conducted By"
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xw4tki

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:18 in.
  • 4:14 in.
  • 5:29 in.
  • 8:16/9:13 in.
  • 11:31 in.
  • 12:04 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 15:32 in.*
  • 19:57 in.
  • 21:09 in.
  • 22:57 in. And the end credits which immediately following it.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.

    Yes, an Irish-flavored score.

    * = How does this work? Why can't she just give the sailor the same potion and make him give her the gold when he's alone?

    "You don't have to chew your cabbage twice"



    "The Flight of Dragons" (1982)
    "Music Composed, Arranged & Conducted By"
    Part 1: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2c0rw9
    Part 2: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2c0u4i

    Highlights:

    Part 1:
  • 0:00 in. Wonderfully laid back but sad-sounding piece.
  • 7:26 in.
  • About 15:30 in.
  • About 20:00 in.
  • 21:29 in.
  • 23:09 in.
  • 26:04 in.
  • 30:50 in.

    Part 2:
  • 2:13 in.
  • 4:35 in.
  • 5:50 in. Tail end of a cue because part of the special is missing.
  • 8:03 in.
  • 11:35 in.*
  • 13:30 in.
  • 16:21 in.
  • 19:07 in.
  • 21:54 in.
  • 23:32 in.+
  • 25:18 in.
  • 28:19 in. And the end credits which immediately follows it.

    3:20 in: What is sounds like he said in English: "A dog in your room".

    * = Oh, come on! No one sees that giant cloud hand in the sky???

    + = I don't know why ... I could accept all kinds of things including talking dragons and magic from this, but when that house gently flew to the ground I laughed.

    There has been no release of the score and the song.

    A super-mega names on this one. I guess people loved this specials so much when that Rankin/Bass asked for their talent, they wanted to be a part of it.


    NO LOAD FOUND.
    "The Wind in the Willows" (1987)
    "Music By"
    "Lyrics By
    Jules Bass"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuNalRwLmQQ

    I don't know what happened, but I can't find any credits from the rest of 1982 until this. What happened to his career? Did he retire early and decide to do one more thing?

    There has been no release of the score/songs.





    SoundtrackCollector.com has a mystery entry for something called "Mom & Dad & Me" (1996), but I am unable to find details on what this is.

    Some websites erroneously list Laws for the music of "The Last Unicorn" (which is credited to Jimmy Webb).

    ASCAP lists him and Jules Bass for cues for "Comic Strip" (an animated collection show, which so far only has Bernard Hoffer listed on IMDb), a theme for an old TV special not listed on IMDb, "Conversation with Betty Ford"; something called "No More Vietnams", something called "Vatican Collections" (signature credits and cues), Videocraft I.D. signature, and something called "Women Like Us" (signature theme).

    No listing on BMI found.


    Moving on to a TV series I skipped over (I'll give it it's own post).

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     Posted:   Dec 30, 2019 - 12:12 PM   
     By:   peterproud   (Member)

    I've mentioned this on the board before, but The Bermuda Depths is one of those scores that continues to haunt me to this day. The score uses Vivaldi's Lute Concerto in D major, but the main score and song "Jennie" by Maury Laws is wonderful. I wrote to him a few years ago regarding this score and got a lovely response...an underrated composer for sure considering his body of work.

     
     Posted:   Dec 30, 2019 - 12:38 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "Festival of Family Classics" (1972)

    Animated series. Barely any episodes available.

    There has been no release of the score/songs.



    "Hiawatha"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edbLlE4c8rk (in Italian?)

    Highlights:
  • 1:10/1:39 in.
  • 3:44 in.
  • Around 15:00 in.



    "Yankee Doodle"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrb1-rKa8Hw (in Italian?)

    Highlights:
  • 0:10 in.
  • 2:11 in.
  • About 3:00/4:14 in.
  • 7:50 in.
  • 9:59 in.
  • About 11:00 in. There's some tracked scoring around the end from the previous episode.
  • 13:53 in.
  • 13:35 in.
  • 17:30 in.
  • About 18:50 in.



    "Cinderella"
    "Music"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvFvmJ_cKdQ

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:32 in.
  • 6:32 in.
  • 9:13 in.
  • 10:53/12:26 in.
  • 13:03 in.
  • 14:52 in.
  • 15:33 in.
  • About 17:10 in.
  • 18:30 in.
  • 20:15 in.
  • 21:03 in.

    There are some legitimately good laughs in this. Especially making one of the evil stepsisters sound and look like an ugly guy.

    "More like a sack of potatoes!"



    "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Part 1"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DYomcUbVvg

    Highlights:
  • 0:02 in.
  • 1:28 in.
  • 4:13 in.
  • 6:35 in. Short outtro.
  • 7:17 in.
  • 8:42 in.
  • 9:20 in.
  • 10:47 in.
  • About 13:20 in. Continues after the commercial break.
  • About 17:40 in.
  • 19:05 in.

    No ... just no. You don't say you get milk from a "sperm whale". After some guy has started drinking it.



    "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Part 2"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49nKKBWKZ8Q

    Highlights:
  • 1:28 in.
  • 4:28 in.
  • 7:20 in.
  • 10:52 in.
  • 12:53 in.
  • 16:40 in.
  • 19:19 in.

    So ... you ever seen a dolphin riding a sea horse? Well, you will.
    Goddamn Fifi.



    "Jack O'Lantern"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiNCbwNAKmY

    Highlights:
  • 1:31 in.
  • 4:42 in.
  • 9:06/12:12 in.*
  • 14:21 in.
  • 17:10 in.
  • 19:34 in.

    * = 10:45 in: Anybody suddenly reminded of the "sperm whale" now...?



    More episodes tomorrow.

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     Posted:   Dec 31, 2019 - 10:15 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing "Festival of Family Classics"




    "Johnny Appleseed"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkwPvptlgUw

    Highlights:
  • 3:00 in.
  • 7:10 in. 7:30 in -- did that guy shit his pants?
  • 8:50 in.
  • 13:52/15:11 in. The second part goes on for over four minutes.
  • 19:50 in.
  • 21:18 in.

    Out-of-context quote...
    Kid: "What are we going to do, Johnny?"
    Johnny: "Start drinkin', I guess."



    "Around the World in 80 Days: Part 1"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCcN7ts_LME

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:37 in.
  • 4:32/5:32 in.
  • 6:22 in.
  • 8:11 in.
  • 9:12 in.
  • 11:38 in.
  • About 14:10 in. The two tribal percussion source cues, followed by chase music. At some point it stops and tracked material comes in.
  • 19:00 in. To the end of the episode.


    10:10 in: Excited LLLR employee counting the profits. ;-)



    "Around the World in 80 Days: Part 2"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBv-mJHM-IM

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 3:40 in. If this isn't tracked fro ma previous episode.
  • 7:50 in. About 8:20 it cuts to tracked music.
  • About 9:50 in. After maybe thirty seconds it tracked music again.
  • About 14:00 in.
  • 16:59 in.
  • 21:07 in.

    I'm not going to instantly remember all the tracked material, so excuse me in advance if I list.

    About 15:20 in: He head briefly jumped to the right be like a spit second by two or three head widths.

    18:10 in: Before the "jumped the shark", they rocketed over the train. Yes, all tracked music.


    "Puss-in-Boots"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM0y29gwpN4

    Highlights:
  • 1:40 in.
  • 5:29 in. And the next cue that follows it.
  • 1025 in.
  • 12:24 in.*
  • 14:00 in. Short cue with pizzicato strings and what might be a glockenspiel. And the next cue that follows shortly after it.+
  • 18:37 in. To the end of the episode.%

    * = Good lord, for a family animated show made for kids, that lady has an enormous rack that's only 50% covered!

    + = Puss-in-Boots, who has been lying and tricking people all along, dares to say to his owner that he wishes he had more faith in him? Oh, and then Puss murdered someone in order to steal his castle and give it to somebody else; granted it was a troll, but still premeditated murder and theft!

    % = Impending cat orgy?

    (0:24/9:05)



    "A Christmas Tree"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqEAS83qyj4

    Highlights:
  • 3:05 in.
  • 4:44 in.
  • 6:38 in.
  • 8:39 in.
  • 11:10 in.
  • 12:10 in.
  • 14:30 in.
  • 15:09 in.*
  • 18:47 in.

    * = Well, I think that's a first. I cant' recall ever seeing a snow monster spitting snowballs like a dragon spitting fire. Ugh, thought about the "sperm whale" again.

    Out-of-context quotes...
    "I feel it, too."

    I'm so glad you can feel it, too."



    "The Ballad of Paul Bunyan"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NvIPd6UUgA

    Highlights:
  • 1:40 in.*
  • 3:10 in.
  • 4:02 in.
  • 5:21/6:04 in.
  • 6:50 in. Fast fiddle montage cue. And the cue that immediately follows it.
  • 11:08 in.
  • 12:47 in.
  • 14:13 in. And the fast fiddle cue that immediately follows it.
  • 16:14 in.
  • 17:20 in.

    * = That was creative; can't say I recall seeing something like this before -- squeezing a cloud like a sponge to get rain.

    (15:24)


    "Swiss Family Robinson"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FDCxzZPd1k

    Highlights:
  • 1:38 in.
  • 3:41 in.
  • 6:28 in. Around three minutes long if you count continuing after the commercial break.
  • 16:44 in.*
  • 19:17 in.
  • 20:32 in.

    * = CinemaSins voice: "Episode has time for this."


    That's it for today. I'll finish what episodes are available, Thursday. So far, no skipped episodes.


    I wonder if Laws created a library of original music to be tracked as needed, like Rosenman and "Combat!".

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     Posted:   Jan 2, 2020 - 10:19 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing "Festival of Family Classics"




    "Sleeping Beauty"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUSpKjgdVcM

    Highlights:
  • 2:44 in.
  • 4:45 in.
  • 6:58 in.
  • 8:15 in.
  • 20:51 in.

    A lot of tracked cues in this episode.



    "Arabian Nights"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI09neDC6kQ

    Highlights:
  • 0:00 in.
  • 1:46 in.
  • 4:55 in.
  • 10:44 in.
  • 14:13 in.

    A lot of tracked cues in this episode.

    (0:??/5:15)



    "Alice in Wonderland"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XESBbQlTHM

    Highlights:
  • 1:38 in.
  • 5:05 in. Over four minutes long.
  • 11:04 in. Unfortunately, when Alice starts crying, it's then tracked music -- we don't hear the piece in full.
  • 17:08 in.



    "Robinson Crusoe"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXFDe5M419g

    Highlights:
  • 1:49 in.
  • 2:58 in.
  • About 5:40 in.
  • 9:19 in. Percussion source music.*
  • 13:43 in. And the cue after the commercial break.
  • 16:20 in.
  • 21:19 in.

    4:04 in: CinemaSins voice: "That's not how turtles work." (DING)

    * = CinemaSins voice: "He's dead, right? Right?" (DING) "He survives this." (DING)

    (5:30)



    "Tom Sawyer"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnUmANhglbo (in Italian?; minus the preview, opening credits and closing credits)

    Highlights:
  • 6:10 in.
  • 8:48 in.
  • 10:29 in.
  • 11:36 in.
  • 14:06 in.
  • 17:07 in.



    "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKs3xhpwUS4

    Highlights:
  • 1:40 in.
  • 3:49 in.
  • About 6:00 in.
  • 12:11 in.
  • 15:08 in.



    "Robin Hood"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q91GHMYgLG8

    Highlights:
  • 1:44 in.
  • 3:07 in.
  • 5:39 in.
  • 13:49 in.
  • 17:17 in.
  • 20:18 in.

    (8:20)



    Well, turns out I didn't miss any of the episodes.



    And so concludes, for this time, my journey into his scoring career. Sadly, Laws passed away earlier last year on March 28, 2019, but he had a good long life and lived to be 95 years old.



    Doubling back to Bernard Hoffer. On top of doing some work on the Laws scores, he also scored some Rankin/Bass Productions including being the composer on "Thundercats".

    Another Rankin/Bass Productions composer was Johnny Marks.

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     Posted:   Jan 20, 2021 - 1:08 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    "The Ivory Ape" (1980)


    Feature-length Rankin/Bass film that also has Jack Palance in it.
    Doubling back to this film, which was not available when I did this thread.


    "MUSIC COMPOSED BY
    MAURY LAWS
    &
    BERNARD HOFFER"

    "music conducted by BERNARD HOFFNER"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eFat3qpAS4

    Highlights:
  • 1:32 in. At one point all SFX is dialed down for a minute or two and it's score only. Four minute cue.
  • 11:45 in.
  • 15:54 in.
  • 22:17 in.
  • 30:16 in.
  • 38:06 in.
  • 41:11 in.*
  • 46:39 in.
  • 51:45 in.
  • 54:10 in. Cool.
  • 57:57 in.#
  • About 1:06:20 in. Hard to tell if we're watching a scene from the film or just Palance being himself and not realizing the camera was on... ;-)
  • 1:10:34 in.
  • 1:11:58 in. About four minutes long.
  • 1:17:25 in.
  • 1:23:15 in.
  • 1:25:17 in.
  • 1:26:42 in.
  • 1:30:07 in.

    That's nearly all the score. I maybe skipped half a dozen cues.
    There has been no release of the score and song.

    It's a rangi. A fur-covered rangi. It's a furrangi.

    * = You know, a film about adorable small kittens overthrowing the earth to moody music might work.

    # = CinemaSins voice: "Tommy ... how's the peepin'?"

    "Darling, it's your animal behavior I'm interested in..."

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