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 Posted:   Oct 17, 2022 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

SEASON 1:

Series that began in 1973. It had five seasons and some TV movies.

All episode scores are by John Cacavas unless otherwise noted (which will be only the firt episodes, and then later the TV movies).

The generic and forgettable theme music is by Billy Goldenberg.

NOTE: Archive.org has a wonky video player. You must wait for the page to fully load, then click on the episode in the list to make the correct episode player, regardless of the link you use. Otherwise the video player will just load the first episode in the list. And if the page doesn't load fully, it will also fail to play or play the wrong episode. Archive.org pages tend to load slowly, so be patient.

Attention readers: I have been implementing a system that is nothing more than a note to myself; for cues that I want to include in a suite one day, for now on I will denote them with ^ symbol. It has no special meaning to anyone else but myself. No, the lack of an up arrow symbol doesn't mean the cue is bad (it just may have too much SFX or FX for suite use or just isn't worth my time to edit and include). Hence forth this system will be in all future threads and pre-exiting threads that I go back to for missed episodes. Anything in ( ) are just notes to the arrow and you need not bother with that. The system does not mean that I will make a suite or that one has been made, it's simply for my own reference if and when I do decide to.



"The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (really long feature-length pilot film)
By: Billy Goldenberg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK4EXap4ZeE
https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E0+The+Marcus-Nelson+Murders.mp4

Highlights:
  • 4:08 in.^
  • 6:00 in.^
  • 12:30 in.^
  • 25:13 in.^
  • 1:20:42 in.^
  • 1:34:48 in.^
  • 1:51:47 in.^
  • 1:57:59 in.^
  • 2:04:58 in.^
  • 2:13:55 in.^

    (Note to Me: composer credit: 2:17:58)



    "Siege of Terror"
    By: Billy Goldenberg
    https://ok.ru/video/2185623571037

    Highlights:
  • 9:04 in.^
  • 12:57 in.^
  • 18:55 in.
  • 29:14 in.^
  • 32:30 in.^
  • 34:36 in.^
  • 44:50 in.^
  • 47:07 in.^
  • 48:51 in.^



    "Web of Death"
    By: Billy Goldenberg
    https://ok.ru/video/2186403187293

    This is the final effort by Goldenberg for the series. He didn't do any of the TV movies either.

    Highlights:
  • 1:12 in.^
  • 3:58 in.^
  • 8:06 in.^
  • 10:24 in.^
  • 15:10 in. Source music.^
  • 17:05 in.
  • 21:00 in.^
  • 23:00 in. Source music.^
  • 26:20 in.^
  • 31:48 in.^
  • 35:27 in.^
  • 40:22 in.^
  • 42:31 in.^
  • 45:13 in.^
  • 49:35 in.^

    This episode score by him, was superior to the first two. The first two were weak and barely worked.

    (NtM: 49:43)

    "You may be nothing, but you're my nothing."



    "One for the Morgue"
    By: Kim Richmond
    https://ok.ru/video/2199131392605

    This is the only effort by Richmond for the series. It's also the last series episode to be scored by somebody other than Cacavas. The TV movies will shake that up.

    Highlights:
  • 3:56 in.
  • 5:19 in.^
  • 12:46 in.^
  • 22:05 in.^
  • 25:42/29:07/30:42 in. Including the rare use of anklungs in an episode score of a TV series.^
  • 38:00 in.^
  • 40:29 in. And the source cue that crossfades into the end of this cue.^
  • 44:22 in.^
  • 46:22 in.^
  • 49:50 in.^

    I'd liked to have heard more from him on the show. Oh well.

    About 36:20 in -- I'd take that source music, too.



    "Knockover"
    https://ok.ru/video/2200812456541

    Highlights:
  • 2:05 in.^
  • 12:05 in.^
  • 14:05 in.
  • 15:35 in.^
  • 17:37 in.^
  • 20:39 in.^
  • 23:17 in.^
  • 32:17 in.^
  • 34:56 in.^
  • 37:02 in.^
  • 41:29 in.^
  • 43:35 in.^
  • 44:48 in.^

    (NtM: 40:33)

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     Posted:   Oct 17, 2022 - 11:51 AM   
     By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

    Leonard Rosenman scored one episode.

     
     Posted:   Oct 17, 2022 - 12:02 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I'm double checking the IMDb credits, but so far they are right and those are the only three composers.

     
     Posted:   Oct 17, 2022 - 12:16 PM   
     By:   CindyLover   (Member)

    Telly Savalas must've liked John Cacavas; did quite a few of Telly's projects.

     
     
     Posted:   Oct 18, 2022 - 5:29 AM   
     By:   The Shadow   (Member)

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     Posted:   Oct 18, 2022 - 8:19 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "Girl in the River"
    https://ok.ru/video/2201202723421

    Highlights:
  • 1:14 in.^
  • 7:26 in.^
  • 12:29 in.
  • 15:40 in.^
  • 22:32 in.^
  • 28:46 in.^
  • 36:39 in.
  • 40:32 in.
  • 42:37 in.^(open/44:44/45:17)



    "Requiem for a Cop"
    https://ok.ru/video/2203784317533

    Highlights:
  • 1:12 in.^
  • 6:34 in.^
  • 14:43 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^(second)
  • 28:10 in.^
  • 34:19 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 37:45 in.^
  • 39:43 in.^
  • 47:00 in.



    "The Corrupter"
    https://ok.ru/video/2204071168605

    Highlights:
  • 1:13 in.^
  • 14:02 in.^
  • 21:33 in.^
  • 28:44 in.
  • 39:55 in.^
  • 43:53 in.^
  • 48:38 in.^



    "Dark Sunday"
    https://ok.ru/video/2204399700573
    https://ok.ru/video/4826719390349

    Highlights:
  • 1:13 in.^
  • 4:00 in.
  • 7:53 in.^
  • 20:22 in.^
  • 22:13 in.
  • 24:33 in.^
  • 27:57 in.^
  • 30:07 in.^
  • 35:09 in.^
  • 36:06 in.
  • 38:24 in.^
  • 41:08 in.^
  • 44:54 in.
  • 46:06 in.^

    (NtM: 32:56)

    "Hey -- what's with the lollipops?"
    Kojak: "I'm looking to close the generation gap. Get out of here!"




    "Conspiracy of Fear"
    https://ok.ru/video/2205821307485

    Highlights:
  • 1:37 in.^
  • 8:47 in.^
  • 11:04 in.^
  • 13:15 in.^
  • 20:45 in.^
  • 22:38 in.^
  • 32:51 in.^
  • 44:53 in.^

    (NtM: 5:13, 40:36)

    Kojak: "Chow, baby."

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     Posted:   Oct 19, 2022 - 8:13 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "Cop in a Cage"
    https://ok.ru/video/2206045047389

    Highlights:
  • 1:14 in.^
  • 2:49 in.^
  • 5:12 in.^
  • 6:30 in.^
  • 10:42 in.^
  • 21:56 in.^
  • 26:56/28:36 in.^
  • 30:20 in.^
  • 37:41 in.^
  • 39:49 in. Including a water chime.^
  • 44:01 in.^(parts)



    "Marker to a Dead Bookie"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E11+Marker+to+A+Dead+Bookie.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 1:13 in.^
  • 3:57 in.^
  • 13:14 in.^
  • 14:01 in. The source music.^
  • 18:31 in.^
  • 22:09 in.^
  • 23:38 in.^
  • 28:42 in.^
  • 33:26 in. Includes a water chime.^
  • 39:35 in.^
  • 44:29 in.^
  • 45:58 in. Includes a water chime.^

    (NtM: 33:20)

    Kojak: "You know something? For the next hundred years the biggest thing you'll ever buy is a pack of cigarettes."



    "Last Rites for a Dead Priest"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E12+Last+Rites+for+A+Dead+Priest.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 1:13 in.^
  • 6:12 in.^
  • 8:55 in.^
  • 12:12 in.^
  • 14:35 in.
  • 21:17 in.^
  • 23:10 in.^
  • 24:51/28:40 in.^
  • 31:59 in.^
  • 43:50 in. The scenes seem to have inspired Cacavas here, especially to the big emotional closing.^

    (NtM: 40:55; possible composer credit use)



    "Death is Not a Passing Grade"
    https://ok.ru/video/4006578424461

    Highlights:
  • 1:15 in. Including a waterphone and a water chime.
  • 6:12 in.^
  • 9:44 in.^
  • 12:45 in. Including (one) water chime hit.^
  • 14:31 in.
  • 20:39 in.^
  • 31:41 in.^
  • 24:25 in. Including a water phone.^
  • 28:14 in.^
  • 29:10 in. The lovely string music source cue.^
  • 30:47 in.^
  • 31:37 in.^
  • 41:06 in.^
  • 43:25 in.^
  • 44:47 in.^

    (NtM: 36:39)



    "Die Before They Wake"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E14+Die+Before+They+Wake.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 1:14 in.^
  • 4:25 in.
  • 11:33 in.
  • 17:24 in. Night club jazz source music.^
  • 22:45 in.^
  • 26:07 in.^
  • 28:27 in.^
  • 30:13 in.
  • 34:07 in.^
  • 37:02 in. The somewhat laid back source music.^
  • 40:10 in.^
  • 43:59 in.^
  • 46:14 in.^
  • 50:06 in.^

    (Note to Me: 25:50-ish)

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     Posted:   Oct 20, 2022 - 8:14 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 1:




    "Deliver Us Some Evil"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E15+Deliver+Us+Some+Evil.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 9:21 in.^
  • 16:35 in.^
  • 17:44 in.^
  • 19:19 in. Including a water chime hit.^
  • 32:20 in.^
  • 34:44 in.^
  • 40:21 in.
  • 41:07 in.^
  • 43:56 in.^

    Kojak: "I get paid to think ugly."



    "Eighteen Hours of Fear"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E16+Eighteen+Hours+of+Fear.mkv
    Highlights:
  • 1:12 in. This might be tracked from a prior episode opening.^
  • 4:51 in.^
  • 7:05 in.^
  • 8:41 in.^
  • 15:06 in.^
  • 17:47 in.^
  • 20:18 in.^
  • 23:15 in.^
  • 27:25 in.^
  • 32:08 in.^
  • 33:40 in. Including a water chime.^
  • 45:01 in.^
  • 46:34 in.^

    (NtM: 39:50, 48:52)

    Cacavas was really nailing it cue-after-cue on this episode score.



    "Before the Devil Knows"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E17+Before+the+Devil+Knows.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 1:13 in. Including a water chime hit.^
  • 12:11 in.^
  • 14:47 in.
  • 20:55 in.^
  • 23:48 in. Tracked?^
  • 29:11 in.
  • 35:50 in.^
  • 45:10 in.^
  • 46:54 in.^

    Kojak: "Stay clean, baby."



    "Dead on His Feet"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E18+Dead+on+His+Feet.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 1:13 in.^
  • 2:56 in. Including a water chime hit.^
  • 4:21 in. Also including a water chime hit.^
  • 8:20 in.^
  • 15:23 in.^
  • 19:12 in.^
  • 25:23 in.^
  • 27:00 in.^
  • 34:21 in.^
  • 37:03 in.^
  • 40:35 in. Including a water chime hit.^
  • 42:51 in.^
  • 45:30 in.^
  • 48:11 in.^
  • 49:15 in.^



    "Down a Long and Lonely River"
    https://ok.ru/video/5329307175624

    Highlights:
  • 1:47 in.
  • 16:09 in. Funky percussion goodness for most of the cue.^
  • 23:27 in.^
  • 28:23 in.^
  • 42:43 in.^
  • 44:21 in.^
  • 48:03 in.^
  • 49:54 in.^

  •  
     Posted:   Oct 21, 2022 - 8:45 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 1:




    "Mojo"
    https://ok.ru/video/5329158015688

    Highlights:
  • 1:14 in.^
  • 14:02 in.^
  • 20:26 in.^
  • 23:32 in.^
  • 31:05 in. More of that funky percussion goodness (assuming it's not just tracked).^
  • 33:34 in.^
  • 34:58 in.^
  • 38:39 in.^
  • 46:19 in. To the end of the episode, though I suspect this is just an edited-up track job.^

    (NtM: 11:30)

    Out-of-context quote...
    Kojak: "How does that grab you?"



    "Therapy in Dynamite"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E21+Therapy+in+Dynamite.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 1:13 in. I think this might be tracked from a prior episode opening.^
  • 4:10 in.^
  • 11:49 in.^
  • 14:19 in. Including a water chime.
  • 24:25 in.
  • 29:50 in.^
  • 35:56 in. I think this may be tracked fro ma prior episode as well.^
  • 44:16 in.^
  • 46:31 in.
  • 48:16 in. I think this may be tracked fro ma prior episode as well.^



    "The Only Way Out"
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E22+The+Only+Way+Out.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 1:13 in. I think this might be tracked from a prior episode opening.^
  • 5:47 in.
  • 7:55 in.^
  • 25:47 in. Might possibly be tracked from a prior episode.^
  • 29:41 in.^
  • 44:46 in.^
  • 45:51 in. Might be tracked.^
  • 49:37 in.^

    John Hillerman also guest stars.

    (NtM: 15:22, 38:30)




    Well, that's it for "Kojak" this year. I'll pick it back up sometime next year, baby.

  •  
     Posted:   Mar 3, 2023 - 7:35 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 2:

    Somewhere during the season, the theme music was re-arranged. I'm not going to re-check every episode to find where. If somebody here catches when it changes, feel free to post it and I'll edit my post to make a note on the specific episode.



    "The Chinatown Murders" (Parts 1 and 2)
    https://ok.ru/video/7124345686669

    Highlights:
  • 0:42 in.
  • 9:17 in.
  • 27:25 in.^
  • 30:08 in.
  • 32:14 in.^
  • 35:06 in.^
  • 45:47 in. Including a water chime.^
  • 47:43 in. Including a water chime.^
  • 50:07 in.^
  • 56:03 in.^
  • 1:10:31 in.
  • 1:18:33 in.
  • 1:21:03 in.^
  • 1:24:04 in.^
  • 1:34:50 in. Including a water chime.^
  • 1:38:15 in.^

    (NtM: 13:51)



    "Hush Now, or You'll Die"
    https://ok.ru/video/8089003166349

    Highlights:
  • 0:53 in.^
  • 2:12 in.^
  • 14:12 in.^
  • 16:35 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^(both)
  • 20:27 in.^
  • 27:01 in.^
  • 34:54 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^(second)
  • 40:47 in.^
  • 43:02 in. Perfectly disturbed music for a disturbed individual, filled about the first minute of the cue. Over six and-a-half minutes long.^

    (NtM: 27:30)



    "A Very Deadly Game"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E3+A+Very+Deadly+Game.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 15:37 in.^
  • 18:36 in.^
  • 20:17 in.^
  • 24:37 in. Cacavas really does funky music well, but it's scattered about episodes and not consistent in use. This is another good example of such a funky cue.^
  • 26:17 in.^
  • 29:08 in.^
  • 34:28 in.^
  • 35:28 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^(second: 35:50)
  • 39:15 in. About four minutes of car-tailing music.^
  • 45:06 in.^
  • 49:31 in.^



    "Wall Street Gunslinger"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E4+Wallstreet+Gunslinger.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in. Just over seven minutes long!^
  • 14:32 in.^
  • 25:57 in.^
  • 38:32 in.^
  • 43:22 in. Over six minutes long.^

    Some good stuff here.
    For some reason on this episode, Goldenberg doesn't get credited for the theme music.

    Out-of-context quote:
    Kojak: "A hundred dollars an inch, and I'll keep it the way it is."

  •  
     Posted:   Mar 6, 2023 - 10:01 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 2:




    "Slay Ride"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E5+Slay+Ride.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 2:58 in.^
  • 5:31 in.^
  • 11:18 in.^
  • 12:39 in.
  • 15:02 in.^
  • 17:05 in.^
  • 19:03 in.^
  • 22:41 in.^
  • 27:41/32:11 in And the cue (after the second one) after the commercial break.^(32:42)
  • 35:08 in.^
  • 40:45 in.
  • 44:21 in. Including a water chime hit.^
  • 47:08 in.^

    This episode has a new arrangement of the theme music. No one receives credit for the new theme arrangement.

    Another good episode score.

    For the guys here: 9:40 in. You're welcome.



    "Nursemaid"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E6+Nursemaid.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 4:09 in.^
  • 5:38 in.
  • 12:51 in.^
  • 14:51 in.^
  • 18:22 in.^(open/18:46)
  • 21:!5 in.^
  • 22:50 in. Including a water chime hit.^
  • 26:27/32:17/49:18 in.^
  • 33:18 in.^
  • 35:45 in. Some Jewish-flavored music.^
  • 36:19 in.^
  • 38:55 in.^
  • 40:46 in.^
  • 44:58 in. Over three minutes of moderate dramatic music and car chase music.^

    A number of cues have sounds you'd associate with Jewish people, giving it a nice touch of difference from previous episode scores.

    Another strong effort by Cacavas. This and "Mrs. Columbo" are so far the shows where Cacavas really had a chance to shine.

    1980's broadcast TV insult: "flake off".

    (NtM: 12:42, 38:35)

    Kojak: "Besides, who loves ya?"



    "You Can't Tell a Hurt Man How to Holler"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E7+You+Can't+Tell+A+Hurt+Man+How+To+Holler.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:53 in.^
  • 3:04 in.^
  • 7:05 in.^
  • 8:38 in.
  • 12:25 in.^
  • 14:51 in.^
  • 16:22 in.^
  • 16:59 in.^
  • 19:11 in.^(open)
  • 21:24 in. Including a water chime hits. And the cue after the commercial break.^(both; first: 22:18, second: 25:43)
  • 26:59 in.^
  • 31:55 in.^
  • 34:26 in.^
  • 35:38 in.^
  • 38:08 in.^
  • 40:21 in.^
  • 41:11 in.^
  • 47:45 in.^

    (NtM: 6:31)

    Kojak: "Meooowwwww, baby."

    Out-of-context quote...
    Kojak: "You wanna scratch a big fat itch for me?"



    "The Best Judge Money Can Buy"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E8+The+Best+Judge+Money+Can+Buy.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in. Including water chimes.^(first minute)
  • 6:54 in.^
  • 11:26 in.
  • 13:45 in.^
  • 15:55 in.^
  • 19:46 in.^
  • 23:59 in.^
  • 31:28 in. And the cue after the commercial break, which is more of the material in the first highlight.^
  • 38:21 in.^
  • 42:37 in.^
  • 47:26 in.^
  • 48:59 in.^

  •  
     Posted:   Mar 7, 2023 - 8:24 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 2:




    "A Souvenir from Atlantic City"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E9+A+Souvenir+From+Atlantic+City.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 13:28/14:09 in.^
  • 15:43 in.^
  • 17:19 in.^
  • 23:50 in. Including a water chime hit.
  • 27:46 in. Including a water chime hit.
  • 32:59 in.
  • 35:03 in.^
  • 38:20 in.^
  • 42:25 in.^
  • 45:59 in.^(/49:28)

    That little girl about 44:00 minutes is just adorable. I decided to look her up on IMDb. Turns out this was her first credited acting role. And -- going by her IMDb credits -- she stopped in 1985. But I think I am wrong -- I'm not sure that little girl is the same person. Gina Smika may be another girl in the episode. I looked around and didn't find any answers.

    (NtM: 11:15 and the next two, 34:44)

    "What part of the world was she trying to save?"



    "A Killing in the Second House"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E10+A+Killing+In+The+Second+House.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in. Including water chime hits.^
  • 17:55 in.^
  • 31:34 in.^
  • 35:15 in.^
  • 41:12 in.
  • 42:55 in. Snare drum, some timpani, and strings lead this piece for a steady build of moderate tension that rises and falls as just steadily.^
  • 49:08 in.^

    (NtM: 29:52)



    "The Best War in Town"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E11+The+Best+War+In+Town.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 12:45 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 20:12 in.^
  • 23:16 in.^
  • 27:36 in.^(open to knocking)
  • 33:39 in.^
  • 40:16 in.^
  • 46:34 in.^
  • 49:30 in.^

    Richard Donner directs.

    (NtM: 41:31)



    "Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E12+Cross+Your+Heart+And+Hope+To+Die.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 2:52 in. Including water chime.^
  • 4:52 in.^
  • 9:20 in.^
  • 16:00 in.^
  • 20::34 in.^
  • 27:24 in.
  • 32:25 in.^
  • 34:28 in.^
  • 37:57 in.^
  • 38:57 in. Including water chime.^
  • 43:16 in. Including water chime.^



    "The Betrayal"
    https://ok.ru/video/4135812336269

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 2:55 in.^
  • 7:55 in.^
  • 10:18 in.
  • 16:01 in.^
  • 18:05 in.
  • 26:38 in.^
  • 27:55 in.
  • 32:50 in.^
  • 43:14 in.^(44:06)
  • 45:14 in.^
  • 46:32 in.^

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     Posted:   Mar 8, 2023 - 8:31 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 2:




    "Loser Takes All"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E14+Loser+Takes+All.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in. Including airplane porn.^
  • 3:09 in.^
  • 5:27 in.^
  • 12:19 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 14:54 in. Including a water chime hit.^
  • 17:30 in.^
  • 20:46 in.^
  • 29:18 in.^
  • 35:52 in.^
  • 42:00 in.^
  • 45:24 in.^

    Starring Leslie Nielsen. I might have watched a series where he played a bad guy.

    (NtM: possible composer credit to use: 50:00 in)



    "Close Cover Before Killing"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E15+Close+Cover+Before+Killing.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 3:21 in.^(4:40)
  • 18:19 in.^
  • 27:04 in.^
  • 46:24 in.^

    A weak episode score over all, as you can see I barely cited any of it.

    Also guest starring Erik Estrada.

    (NtM: 12:20, 43:56)

    "He tried to kill me."
    Kojak: "What are you -- something special? He killed his partner, why not you?"



    "Acts of Desperate Men"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E16+Acts+Of+Desperate+Men.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 9:21 in.^
  • 20:23 in.^
  • 32:53 in.^(33:41)
  • 44:58 in.^

    Mostly unremarkable score, so I cited very little of it.



    "Queen of the Gypsies"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E17+Queen+Of+The+Gypsies.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:51/2:58 in.^
  • 8:57 in.^
  • 30:35 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 38:46 in.^
  • 41:39/43:08/43:59 in.^
  • 47:42 in.^

    (NtM: 19:59)



    "Night of the Piraeus"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E18+Night+Of+The+Piraeus.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 5:00 in. Joining a cue already in progress.^
  • 16:38 in.^
  • 30:07 in.^
  • 39:09 in.^
  • 43:06 in.^
  • 45:22 in.^

    (NtM: 20:27, 27:53/Rosenman tone pyramid, 35:38)

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     Posted:   Mar 8, 2023 - 9:39 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    By the way, filmusicnow, you must have confused this series with another series. Rosenman is not credited on any episode or any of the TV movies. I checked them all myself.

     
     
     Posted:   Mar 8, 2023 - 10:33 PM   
     By:   Rollin Hand   (Member)

    SEASON 1:

    Series that began in 1973. It had five seasons and some TV movies.

    All episode scores are by John Cacavas unless otherwise noted (which will be only the firt episodes, and then later the TV movies).

    "The Marcus-Nelson Murders" (really long feature-length pilot film)
    By: Billy Goldenberg
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E0+The+Marcus-Nelson+Murders.mp4

    Highlights:
  • 4:08 in.^
  • 6:00 in.^
  • 12:30 in.^
  • 25:13 in.^
  • 1:20:42 in.^
  • 1:34:48 in.^
  • 1:51:47 in.^
  • 1:57:59 in.^
  • 2:04:58 in.^
  • 2:13:55 in.^

    (Note to Me: composer credit: 2:17:58)



    "Siege of Terror"
    By: Billy Goldenberg
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-season-1/S1+E1+Siege+Of+Terror.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 9:04 in.^
  • 12:57 in.^
  • 18:55 in.
  • 29:14 in.^
  • 32:30 in.^
  • 34:36 in.^
  • 44:50 in.^
  • 47:07 in.^
  • 48:51 in.^



    "Web of Death"
    By: Billy Goldenberg
    https://archive.org/details/kojak-S01/Kojak+S01e02+Web+Of+Death.mkv

    This is the final effort by Goldenberg for the series. He didn't do any of the TV movies either.

    Highlights:
  • 1:12 in.^
  • 3:58 in.^
  • 8:06 in.^
  • 10:24 in.^
  • 15:10 in. Source music.^
  • 17:05 in.
  • 21:00 in.^
  • 23:00 in. Source music.^
  • 26:20 in.^
  • 31:48 in.^
  • 35:27 in.^
  • 40:22 in.^
  • 42:31 in.^
  • 45:13 in.^
  • 49:35 in.^

    This episode score by him, was superior to the first two. The first two were weak and barely worked.

    (NtM: 49:43)

    "You may be nothing, but you're my nothing."




    I listened to the three scores by Billy Goldenberg and I agree with you the most expressive remains the last one ("Web of Death").

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     Posted:   Mar 9, 2023 - 8:49 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Finishing SEASON 2:




    "Elegy in an Asphalt Graveyard"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E19+Elegy+In+An+Asphalt+Graveyard.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 2:27 in. Is this classical music?^
  • 15:00 in.^
  • 19:22 in.^
  • 34:22 in.^



    "The Goodluck Bomber"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E20+The+Good+Luck+Bomber.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^(2:27)
  • 5:57 in.
  • 12:13 in.^
  • 22:11 in.
  • 24:30 in. Including water chime.
  • 30:53 in.^
  • 42:37 in.^
  • 44:34 in.
  • 49:17 in.^



    "Unwanted Partners"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E21+Unwanted+Partners.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 2:57 in. Might be tracked from a prior episode.^
  • 5:54 in. Pretty sure this is tracked from a prior episode.^
  • 22:54 in. The pleasant light jazz source music that later in kind of acts as a score cue during a beating.^
  • 37:29 in. The funky source music.^
  • 40:51 in.^
  • 43:00 in.^
  • 46:16 in.^

    These last few episodes they've decided it's a thing to open them with songs.

    Out-of-context quote...
    Kojak: "He's inside poppin' his cookies."



    "Two-Four-Six for Two Hundred"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E22+Two-Four-Six+For+Two+Hundred.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:51 in.^
  • 12:16 in.^
  • 15:02 in.^
  • 20:23 in. Including a water chime.^
  • 21:26 in. I'm not sure if any of this is original; it might just all be an edited track job.^
  • 24:26 in.
  • 25:57 in.^
  • 28:27 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 35:28 in.^
  • 36:41 in.^
  • 39:23 in.^
  • 42:47 in.^
  • 45:17 in.^
  • 46:42 in.^
  • 49:06 in.^

    Another strong score. So many good cues in here.



    "The Trade-Off"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E23+The+Trade-Off.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:51 in.^
  • 23:23 in.
  • 24:57 in.
  • 26:27 in.^
  • 29:38 in.
  • 39:29 in.^
  • 41:16 in.^
  • 47:01 in.^

    I'm not entirely certain the last two highlights are nothing more than edited track jobs.

    28:28 in: tracked from a prior episode.



    "I Want to Report a Dream"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-2/S2+E24+I+Want+To+Report+A+Dream.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 1:54 in.^
  • 10:52 in.^
  • 25:49 in.^
  • 36:10 in.^(36:52)
  • 42:25 in.
  • 45:02 in. Sounds like something Billy Goldenberg would have written.
  • 48:38 in.^

    I think Cacavas should have gotten an Emmy nomination, at least, for this episode score.

    (NtM: 14:54, 21:24)

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     Posted:   Mar 10, 2023 - 8:16 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 3:




    "A Question of Answers" (Parts 1 and 2)
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E1+A+Question+of+Answers+Parts+1+%26+2.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 2:21 in. Just over eight minutes long.^
  • 10:55 in. Including a water chime.^
  • 16:14 in.^
  • 19:33 in.^
  • 23:28 in.^
  • 25:16 in.^
  • 28:16 in.
  • 40:59 in.^
  • 42:21 in. Including a water chime.^
  • 46:52 in.^
  • 49:35 in.^
  • 1:00:20 in.
  • 1:01:39 in.
  • 1:08:31 in.^
  • 1:17:35 in.^
  • 1:20:02 in.^
  • 1:25:33 in.^
  • 1:29:41 in.^
  • 1:33:27 in. Around four and-a-half minutes long.^
  • 1:39:56 in.^

    Too soon? A good alternative episode title would have been: "Curtains for Curtains". Muwahahahaaa.

    Around 34:00 in there are two sources cues going on at the same time. I would like to have the funky one, not the circus cue.

    Cacavas' score for this two-parter, was nominated for an Emmy. The other competition that year:
    "Rich Man, Poor Man"
    Composer: Alex North
    (WINNER)

    "Bronk"
    Episode: "Next of Kin"
    Composer: Jack Urbont

    "Little House on the Prairie"
    Episode: "Remember Me"
    Composer: David Rose

    (Full listing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primetime_Emmy_Award_for_Outstanding_Music_Composition_for_a_Series )



    "My Brother, My Enemy"
    https://ok.ru/video/4826790038157

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 4:40 in.
  • 8:08 in.^
  • 14:45 in.^
  • 20:52 in.^
  • 24:18 in.^
  • 25:55 in.
  • 27:16 in.^
  • 32:23 in.^
  • 34:31 in.^
  • 41:46 in.^
  • 44:06 in.^
  • 48:18 in.
  • 49:30 in.^

    I think all those kind of upbeat funky cues, starting with 14:45 in, can probably be logically all crossfaded together in some sequence, for a suite. It might require whacking of opening and/or closing seconds of cues, but in the end I think it would be worth it. If I ever get around to making suites for this show -- that's what I'll be doing with those cues.

    Guest starring Sylvester Stallone.



    "Sweeter Than Life"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E3+Sweeter+Than+Life.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 3:03 in. A good deal of waa/wah/wah-wah electric guitar playing. It's yummy.^
  • 6:26 in. More wah-wah.^
  • 8:06 in.^
  • 13:31 in.^
  • 15:52 in. More wah-wah.^
  • 17:06 in.
  • 18:33 in.^(part)
  • 20:33 in.^(part)
  • 29:27 in.^
  • 30:42 in.^
  • 36:53 in.^
  • 39:14 in.
  • 46:58 in.^

    While Telly's weird acting and mediocre ad-libbing can leave a lot to be desired, I do have to say that the whole scene taking the kid to see the flophouse full of junkies and showing him his future, was good television.

    (NtM: 14:19)



    "Be Careful What You Pray For"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E4+Be+Careful+What+You+Pray+For.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in. My brain swears I've heard this cue in another episode.^
  • 3:42 in.
  • 21:24 in.^
  • 23:52 in.
  • 29:12 in.
  • 33:05 in.
  • 35:59 in.^
  • 38:51 in.^(parts)
  • 42:06 in.^(42:17)
  • 43:21 in.^



    "Secret Snow, Deadly Snow"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E5+Secret+Snow%2C+Deadly+Snow.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 2:29 in.^
  • 10:19 in.^
  • 22:51 in.^
  • 34:17 in.^
  • 47:12 in. Including water chime.^

    (NtM: composer credit -- 50:12 in; Telly is smiling at Cacavas' name)

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     Posted:   Mar 13, 2023 - 9:05 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 3:




    "Life, Liberation, and the Pursuit of Death"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E6+Life%2C+Liberation%2C+And+The+Pursuit+Of+Death.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 12:17 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 16:52 in.^
  • 21:19 in.^
  • 22:33 in.^
  • 30:45 in.^
  • 41:33 in.
  • 42:44 in.
  • 49:09 in.^

    (NtM: 18:22)



    "Out of the Frying Pan..."
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E7+Out+Of+The+Frying+Pan....mkv

    Highlights:
  • 8:46 in.^
  • 11:20 in.^
  • 15:15 in.^
  • 23:07 in.^
  • 24:13 in.
  • 28:07 in. I think this is tracked from a prior episode.^
  • 32:24 in. Quiet snooping around music.^
  • 34:50 in.^
  • 35:47 in.
  • 39:04 in.^
  • 41:50 in.^
  • 45:10 in.^

    A "nebbish", by the way, has a few similar meanings, from a timid person, to a weak person, to a person of no significance. Those are three god examples, but basically what the bad cop meant were they were three pieces of worthless garbage.



    "Over the Water"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E8+Over+The+Water.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:51 in. Blends into some cool dance source music.^
  • 3:46 in. Another source cue for the bar/restaurant.^
  • 13:37 in.^
  • 16:28 in.^
  • 24:46 in.^
  • 29:25 in.^
  • 31:47 in.
  • 33:05 in.^
  • 38:59 in.^
  • 43:15 in.^
  • 47:42 in.^

    (NtM: 10:55)



    "The Nicest Guys on the Block"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E9+The+Nicest+Guys+On+The+Block.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:51 in.
  • 3:51 in.^
  • 5:25 in.^
  • 17:29 in. Delicious modern funk.^
  • 19:11 in.^
  • 30:32 in.^



    "No Immunity for Murder"
    https://ok.ru/video/4448361974413

    Highlights:
  • 2:11 in.^
  • 16:15 in.^(16:45)
  • 19:29 in.^
  • 28:39 in.^
  • 49:14 in. Piano lead closing cue.^

    Kojak: "My, my -- what the hell have we got here?"

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     Posted:   Mar 14, 2023 - 9:02 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 3:




    "A Long Way from Times Square"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E11+A+Long+Way+From+Times+Square.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in.^
  • 3:11 in.^
  • 10:53 in.^
  • 14:23 in.^
  • 17:04 in.
  • 43:09 in. Cacavas demonstrating what he might do if there had been a fourth Magnificent Seven film, for the first minute or two. Then some moody drama, followed by a few minutes of southern-flavor car chase music. Over five minutes long.^
  • 49:11 in.^(49:21)

    (NtM: 30:53,)



    "Money Back Guarantee"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E13+Money+Back+Guarantee.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 3:19 in.
  • 11:56 in.^
  • 13:00/14:52 in.^
  • 25:57 in.^
  • 30:22 in.^
  • 33:47 in.^(parts)
  • 39:51 in.^(30:40)
  • About 46:02 in.^
  • 49:16 in.^

    David Ogden Steirs guest stars.

    (NtM: 10:29)

    Kojak: "You get old early in this job."

    Kojak: "Ummm, meow, baby."



    "A House of Prayer, a Den of Thieves"
    https://ok.ru/video/2520235903686

    Highlights:
  • 12:07 in.^
  • 13:30 in. Including water chime^
  • 36:59 in.
  • 43:52 in.^
  • 48:32 in.
  • 49:21 in.^

    This was a back-door pilot attempt that failed.



    "How Cruel the Frost, How Bright the Stars"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E14+How+Cruel+The+Frost%2C+How+Bright+The+Stars.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 21:22 in.^
  • 27:07 in.
  • 33:23 in.
  • 37:07 in. The interesting We Wish You a Merry Christmas arrangement used as source music for a Christmas party.^
  • 38:28 in. Another Christmas classic arranged like the one above.^
  • 45:46 in.^

    On a set of season three scoring, I'd only take the two Christmas tune instrumental arrangements.

    Kojak: "Fuzzy wuzzy, baby."



    "The Forgotten Room"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E15+The+Forgotten+Room.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 14:55 in.^

    A weak score. On a set of season three scoring, that's the only cue I'd take away from it.

    (NtM: 46:28)

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     Posted:   Mar 15, 2023 - 7:33 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Continuing SEASON 3:




    "On the Edge"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E16+On+The+Edge.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:51 in.^
  • 3:58 in. Joining a cue already in progress for some rumbling dramatic material.
  • 10:25 in.^
  • 13:28 in. And the cue after the commercial break.^
  • 17:13 in.^(18:10)
  • 27:27 in.^
  • 34:24 in.^
  • 39:17 in.^
  • 41:51 in.^(open/43:41)

    "Any man who doesn't want money is a dangerous man."

    Out-of-context quote...
    "Why didn't you come sooner?!"



    "A Wind from Corsica"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E17+A+Wind+From+Corsica.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:51 in.^
  • 2:35 in.^
  • 18:03 in.^
  • 27:12 in.^
  • 35:40 in.
  • 42:31 in.^
  • 46:02 in. The source cue playing on the cab radio.^
  • 49:32 in.^



    "Bad Dude"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E18+Bad+Dude.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in. Funky opening.^
  • 8:25 in. Funky.^
  • 9:35 in. Funky.^
  • 11:58 in.^
  • 16:05 in.^
  • 18:46 in. Over three minutes of funky goodness.^
  • 22:59 in.^
  • 31:12 in. And the source cue that immediately follows it.^
  • 35:18 in.^
  • 37:52 in. Light funky material.^
  • 39:16 in.
  • 41:30 in. Funky cue (for the first minute) that begins like something John Parker would have done for "Cannon".^
  • 49:21 in.^

    38:47 in is just an edit job of a cue earlier in the episode.

    I cited nearly every single cue. I personally can't imagine skipping any of the cues cited above. I wouldn't be opposed to a full score release, though I do think only what I cited is needed.

    Kojak: "The only thing that bum isn't into, is jail."



    "A Grave Too Soon"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E23+A+Grave+Too+Soon.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 0:52 in. I think the entire cue is an edit job of two cues from prior episodes.^
  • 15:46 in.^
  • 22:23 in. I think this might be tracked, too.^
  • 23:23 in. This might be tracked as well.^
  • 43:24 in.^

    (NtM: 14:40, 26:33, 37:20)



    "The Frame"
    https://archive.org/embed/kojak-season-3/S3+E19+The+Frame.mkv

    Highlights:
  • 3:01 in.^
  • 12:48 in.^
  • 15:05 in.^
  • About 22:00 in.^
  • 24:11 in.^
  • 25:35 in.^
  • 26:45 in.^
  • 34:53 in.^
  • 39:13 in.^
  • 43:12 in.^

    I think the score playing on the TV starting around 19:00 in, is just a score cue from a prior episode.

    (NtM: 36:53)

    "They're closer to me than my underwear."

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