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 Posted:   Jan 3, 2009 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Over the years, I have picked up about two dozen of the approximately 400 LPs (also released as reel-to-reel tapes) in the CBS EZ CUE LIBRARY series. They are a rich source of vintage CBS-TV scoring and library music from the 1950s-1070s. You can find cues by Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Jerome Moross, Ernest Gold, Fred Steiner, Richard Shores, Wilbur Hatch, Leonard Rosenman, William Lava, Robert Drasnin, Nathan Van Cleave, Lyn Murray, and Lucien Moraweck, Rene Garriguenc, and many others in this library.

My question is this: Does anyone or any place have a comprehensive or complete cataloging of the cues in the entire series. Perhaps one of the university libraries? The LPs that I have tantalize me as to what more musical gems remain undiscovered.

I think Ray Faiola once told me that CBS donated their entire EZ CUE library collection to one of the universities (ULCA?). Does anyone have a lead as to where I might look online or this information?

Those of you who have picked up the Jerry Goldsmith - The Early Years (Volume One) by Prometheus have an idea of what quality scoring is waiting to see the light of day. Hmmm - I wonder when is Volume Two coming? Ford?

Ron Burbella

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2009 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   PRGFSM   (Member)

Ron -

I too like the EZ cues; I have collected #s 101 to 179, and have the catalogue listings for the same. You mention approx 400 LPs/Reels. How did you find the number?? I've always wondered how many got put out...I'd be curious to know which numbers you have, especially if they're outside the range I listed above.

Thanks,
Paul

 
 Posted:   Jan 7, 2009 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

Over the years, I have picked up about two dozen of the approximately 400 LPs (also released as reel-to-reel tapes) in the CBS EZ CUE LIBRARY series. They are a rich source of vintage CBS-TV scoring and library music from the 1950s-1070s. You can find cues by Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Jerome Moross, Ernest Gold, Fred Steiner, Richard Shores, Wilbur Hatch, Leonard Rosenman, William Lava, Robert Drasnin, Nathan Van Cleave, Lyn Murray, and Lucien Moraweck, Rene Garriguenc, and many others in this library.

My question is this: Does anyone or any place have a comprehensive or complete cataloging of the cues in the entire series. Perhaps one of the university libraries? The LPs that I have tantalize me as to what more musical gems remain undiscovered.

I think Ray Faiola once told me that CBS donated their entire EZ CUE library collection to one of the universities (ULCA?). Does anyone have a lead as to where I might look online or this information?

Those of you who have picked up the Jerry Goldsmith - The Early Years (Volume One) by Prometheus have an idea of what quality scoring is waiting to see the light of day. Hmmm - I wonder when is Volume Two coming? Ford?

Ron Burbella


Hi Ron,

Are there any recordings by Morton Stevens in the CBS LP collection? Thanks...:-)

--
Sent on a phone using T9space.com

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2009 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

MR, I had occasion top peruse this catalogue many years back, and I believe the bulk of the material comes from the late 50's to the early 60's, pre-dating Morton Stevens' CBS period of activity. I can't really recall any of his stuff being represented in to the catalogue.

 
 Posted:   Jan 8, 2009 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)

MR, I had occasion top peruse this catalogue many years back, and I believe the bulk of the material comes from the late 50's to the early 60's, pre-dating Morton Stevens' CBS period of activity. I can't really recall any of his stuff being represented in to the catalogue.

Thanks, Vinylscrubber - I kind of thought so. I know Morton Stevens started his work at CBS in 1965. Two excellent scores that he did that come to mind were for GUNSMOKE: "Seven Hours To Dawn" (1965) and "Major Glory" (1967) - both of these were emmy-nominated efforts and are truly outstanding, indeed...:-)

 
 Posted:   Feb 19, 2009 - 7:28 AM   
 By:   workingwithknives   (Member)

I googled "cbs ez-cue" and low and behold, I'm directed back to this crazy place!

I have some of the old "ez-cue" recordings. Three of my favorites are one with some original "Perry Mason" cues, another with brutal baritone sax work and another of a selection of main titles by Lyn Murray and David Buttolph. I've always wanted to track down what films those main T's are from.

My brother and I found a bunch of these at a flea market back in the golden days of digging for vinyl. The both of us went back to that place several times and sifted through thousands of LP's looking for more.

They are great! Some of the stuff in that library has been released commercially. Bernard Herrmann's "Outer Space Suite" on Cerberus, as well as three other LP's on Cerberus. The Varese Sarabande "Twilight Zone" recordings, "Goldsmith, The Early Years" and whatever else.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2009 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Since my original post, I have been able to find the contents of the CBS EZ CUE Library (music) from an actual catalog that contained the contents, cue-by-cue, with composer and "take" number for each cue, for LPs 101-175. And the contents of the entire series came my way on 32 CDRs (digitally cleaned up, with sound booth workers calling the slates for each cue) Wow, what a find!

Paul, you said that your LPs include catalog numbers 176-177-178-179, which are missing from my copy of the catalog. So I am very interested in the content of the last 4 LPs, if they exist. Please contact me privately if you do have them. The other (higher number) CBS EZ CUE LPs seem to be from the "CBS SOUND EFFECTS LIBRARY." Trains, airplanes, zoos, crowds, etc.

Having this catalog lets you figure out where the Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Leonard Rosenman, Ernest Gold, Jerome Moross, Fred Steiner (quite a lot), etc. cues are! Here's the title list.

By the way, an asterisk (*) means that I have the LP. Being a vinyl collector, I still am looking for the actual LPs, so if you have any that you want to dispose of, please contact me privately. Though now that they are available on CDRs, their value has declined, with a few exceptions.

**********************************************

CBS EZ CUE MUSIC LIBRARY RECORDINGS

101 Electronic Effects
102 Ethnic: African; American Indian
103 Drama - Documentaries
104 Drama - Documentaries
105 Comedy Backrounds & Bridges
106* Dramatic - Suspense
107* Dramatic & Anthology Main Titles
108 Ethnic: Spain
109 Western Backgrounds
110* Western Backgrounds
111* Mexican Backgrounds
112 Dance Band
113 Dramatic - Dark Bridges
114* City Backgrounds
115 Comedy - Main Titles & Bridges
116 Dramatic - Dark Backgrounds
117 Western Backgrounds
118* Western Backgrounds
119* Romantic Materials
120 Restaurant Music - Gypsy
121 Comedy - Farce
122* Comedy Backgrounds
123 Fantasy
124 Metropolitan - Chase
125 Fantasy
126 Space - Fantasy
127* Dramatic Bridges
128 Dramatic Punctations
129* Descriptive - Pastoral, Landscapes
130 Descriptive - Panoramics/Descriptive - Seascapes, Panoramics
132 Music Boxes - Public Domain/Celeste Solo - Public Domain
132 Circus, Carnival & Fairground Music - Public Domain/Composers
133 Religious Materials - Public Domain
134 Bugle Calls/Bugle Calls & Military Backgrounds
135 Piano Solos - Public Domain
136 Harpsichord Solos - Public Domain/Piano Solos - Public Domain
137 Banjo Solos - Public Domain/Barrelhouse Piano - Public Domain)
138 Harmonica Solos - Public Domain
139 Western Backgrounds
140* Romantic Materials
141* Romantic Materials
142* American Indian Backgrounds
143 Asiatic, Indian & Chinese Backgrounds/Dalmatian & Slavic Backgrounds
144* City Backgrounds
145* Dramatic Backgrounds (plaintive, melancholy, lonely)
146* Fantasy
147* Western Backgrounds
148* Western Backgrounds
149* Dramatic - Suspense
150* Romantic Materials
151 Space - Fantasy
152 Dramatic - Suspense
153 Comedy - Farce; Pantomines/Comedy - Bridges
154 Fantasy/Fantasy - Space
155* Comedy - Farce
156 Concert Waltzes
157 Light Favorites
158 Popular Classics
159 Popular Favorites/Favorite Classics
160 Marches
161 Stephen Foster Melodies
162 Victor Herbert Melodies
163 Mexicali Brass
164 Mexicali Brass
165 Crime Backgrounds
166 Industrial & Machines
167 Electronic Music
168 Fanfares & Signals
169 Marches
170 Religious Music
171 Jazz
172 Jazz
173* Jazz // Bossa Nova - Cha-Cha/Rhumba
174 Dance - Latin & Twenties/Rock 'n' Roll
175* Rock 'n' Roll
176 [--???--]
177 [--???--]
178 [--???--]
179 [--???--]

OTHER CBS LIBRARY SOURCES
Twilight Zone Music Cues (4 Cds)
Bernard Herrmann's Western Music Cues
Bernard Herrmann Gothic Music Cues
The Early Jerry Goldsmith



Ron Burbella
(BurbellaRon@cs.com)

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2009 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   workingwithknives   (Member)

If I had my recordings in hand I could be more specific about catalog numbers. There's at least one other ez cue main title LP not included in your list.

Many of the titles my brother and I found at the flea market are included in your list as well as several others. "Big Band Bongos" is one that comes to mind. "Big Band Bongos" sounds to be recorded early 70's and always struck me as perhaps cues from some obscure "Blaxploitation" film.

Just as soon as I'm able to access my recordings I'll be able to offer specifics.

The older ones have slightly larger than standard, gray labels. Some of the others, orange labels.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2009 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

I'd love to get my mitts on some of these!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2009 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   merlyn   (Member)

Since my original post, I have been able to find the contents of the CBS EZ CUE Library (music) from an actual catalog that contained the contents, cue-by-cue, with composer and "take" number for each cue, for LPs 101-175. And the contents of the entire series came my way on 32 CDRs (digitally cleaned up, with sound booth workers calling the slates for each cue) Wow, what a find!

Paul, you said that your LPs include catalog numbers 176-177-178-179, which are missing from my copy of the catalog. So I am very interested in the content of the last 4 LPs, if they exist. Please contact me privately if you do have them. The other (higher number) CBS EZ CUE LPs seem to be from the "CBS SOUND EFFECTS LIBRARY." Trains, airplanes, zoos, crowds, etc.

Having this catalog lets you figure out where the Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann, Leonard Rosenman, Ernest Gold, Jerome Moross, Fred Steiner (quite a lot), etc. cues are! Here's the title list.

By the way, an asterisk (*) means that I have the LP. Being a vinyl collector, I still am looking for the actual LPs, so if you have any that you want to dispose of, please contact me privately. Though now that they are available on CDRs, their value has declined, with a few exceptions.

**********************************************

CBS EZ CUE MUSIC LIBRARY RECORDINGS

101 Electronic Effects
102 Ethnic: African; American Indian
103 Drama - Documentaries
104 Drama - Documentaries
105 Comedy Backrounds & Bridges
106* Dramatic - Suspense
107* Dramatic & Anthology Main Titles
108 Ethnic: Spain
109 Western Backgrounds
110* Western Backgrounds
111* Mexican Backgrounds
112 Dance Band
113 Dramatic - Dark Bridges
114* City Backgrounds
115 Comedy - Main Titles & Bridges
116 Dramatic - Dark Backgrounds
117 Western Backgrounds
118* Western Backgrounds
119* Romantic Materials
120 Restaurant Music - Gypsy
121 Comedy - Farce
122* Comedy Backgrounds
123 Fantasy
124 Metropolitan - Chase
125 Fantasy
126 Space - Fantasy
127* Dramatic Bridges
128 Dramatic Punctations
129* Descriptive - Pastoral, Landscapes
130 Descriptive - Panoramics/Descriptive - Seascapes, Panoramics
132 Music Boxes - Public Domain/Celeste Solo - Public Domain
132 Circus, Carnival & Fairground Music - Public Domain/Composers
133 Religious Materials - Public Domain
134 Bugle Calls/Bugle Calls & Military Backgrounds
135 Piano Solos - Public Domain
136 Harpsichord Solos - Public Domain/Piano Solos - Public Domain
137 Banjo Solos - Public Domain/Barrelhouse Piano - Public Domain)
138 Harmonica Solos - Public Domain
139 Western Backgrounds
140* Romantic Materials
141* Romantic Materials
142* American Indian Backgrounds
143 Asiatic, Indian & Chinese Backgrounds/Dalmatian & Slavic Backgrounds
144* City Backgrounds
145* Dramatic Backgrounds (plaintive, melancholy, lonely)
146* Fantasy
147* Western Backgrounds
148* Western Backgrounds
149* Dramatic - Suspense
150* Romantic Materials
151 Space - Fantasy
152 Dramatic - Suspense
153 Comedy - Farce; Pantomines/Comedy - Bridges
154 Fantasy/Fantasy - Space
155* Comedy - Farce
156 Concert Waltzes
157 Light Favorites
158 Popular Classics
159 Popular Favorites/Favorite Classics
160 Marches
161 Stephen Foster Melodies
162 Victor Herbert Melodies
163 Mexicali Brass
164 Mexicali Brass
165 Crime Backgrounds
166 Industrial & Machines
167 Electronic Music
168 Fanfares & Signals
169 Marches
170 Religious Music
171 Jazz
172 Jazz
173* Jazz // Bossa Nova - Cha-Cha/Rhumba
174 Dance - Latin & Twenties/Rock 'n' Roll
175* Rock 'n' Roll
176 [--???--]
177 [--???--]
178 [--???--]
179 [--???--]

OTHER CBS LIBRARY SOURCES
Twilight Zone Music Cues (4 Cds)
Bernard Herrmann's Western Music Cues
Bernard Herrmann Gothic Music Cues
The Early Jerry Goldsmith



Ron Burbella
(BurbellaRon@cs.com)




Hi Ron,
I only have 3 of these ezq 125 / esg 126 /esq 154 which as you know feature Fred Steiner and Jerry Goldsmith on all three

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2009 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Hi Merlyn,

Yes, these three CBS EZ CUE LPs have the following cues:


-----------------------------------------------
125 .....FANTASY
(12 cues by Jerry Goldsmith
(10-"The Invaders")
(2 -source??)
(8 cues by Fred Steiner - "King Nine Will Not Return")
-----------------------------------------------
126.....SPACE - FANTASY
(5 cues by Fred Steiner - "King Nine Will Not Return")
(5 cues by Jerry Goldsmith) (source??)
-----------------------------------------------
154.....FANTASY / FANTASY - SPACE
(9 cues by Fred Steiner - "A Hundred Yards Over The Rim")
(10 cues by Wilfred Josephs)
(2 cues by Jerry Goldsmith) (source??)
-----------------------------------------------

Are you just mentioning that you have them for mentioning's sake, or are you orfering them for sale/trade?

For Jerry Goldsmith fans, there are Jerry Goldsmith cues on 8 CBS EZ CUE discs:

117.....Western Backgrounds
118.....Western Backgrounds
125.....Fantasy
126.....Fantasy / Space - Fantasy
139.....Western Backgrounds
143.....Asiatic, Indian & Chinese Backgrounds
152.....Dramatic - Suspense
154.....Fantasy / Fantasy - Space

Ron Burbella
(BurbellaRon@cs.com)

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2009 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   workingwithknives   (Member)

The two Goldsmith cues on side 2 of "Fantasy / Fantasy-Space" are from the "Twilight Zone" episode "Dust"...

The Rock-Dust :37
Forecast :19

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2009 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Haste makes waste. Two corrections:


-----------------------------------------------
125 .....FANTASY
(12 cues by Jerry Goldsmith
(10-"The Invaders")
(2 -source??)
(8 cues by Fred Steiner - "King Nine Will Not Return")
-----------------------------------------------
126.....SPACE - FANTASY
(5 cues by Fred Steiner - "King Nine Will Not Return")
(15 cues by Jerry Goldsmith)
(14 - "Back There")
(1 - "Knock Out" (0:18) - source??)
-----------------------------------------------
154.....FANTASY / FANTASY - SPACE
(9 cues by Fred Steiner - "A Hundred Yards Over The Rim")
(10 cues by Wilfred Josephs)
(2 cues by Jerry Goldsmith - "Dust")
-----------------------------------------------

Ron Burbella

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2009 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Mick Moreau   (Member)

I'd love to get my mitts on some of these!

Ditto on that!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2009 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   PRGFSM   (Member)

Haste makes waste. Two corrections:


-----------------------------------------------
125 .....FANTASY
(12 cues by Jerry Goldsmith
(10-"The Invaders")
(2 -source??)
(8 cues by Fred Steiner - "King Nine Will Not Return")
-----------------------------------------------
126.....SPACE - FANTASY
(5 cues by Fred Steiner - "King Nine Will Not Return")
(15 cues by Jerry Goldsmith)
(14 - "Back There")
(1 - "Knock Out" (0:18) - source??)
-----------------------------------------------
154.....FANTASY / FANTASY - SPACE
(9 cues by Fred Steiner - "A Hundred Yards Over The Rim")
(10 cues by Wilfred Josephs)
(2 cues by Jerry Goldsmith - "Dust")
-----------------------------------------------

Ron Burbella


I can fill in a hole or two here...
The source in question for the Goldsmith cues is "The Big, Tall Wish", a TZ episode about a washed-up boxer.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 15, 2009 - 6:05 PM   
 By:   joshuaj   (Member)

Since my original post, I have been able to find the contents of the CBS EZ CUE Library (music) from an actual catalog that contained the contents, cue-by-cue, with composer and "take" number for each cue, for LPs 101-175. And the contents of the entire series came my way on 32 CDRs (digitally cleaned up, with sound booth workers calling the slates for each cue) Wow, what a find!

151 Space - Fantasy
Ron Burbella
(BurbellaRon@cs.com)


New poster here. I have #151 - see links for scans of the labels:

http://img4.imageshack.us/i/ezcue1.jpg/

http://img689.imageshack.us/i/ezcue2.jpg/

 
 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Jmza   (Member)

Question: does anyone know the process to USE any of the Ez-cues?
Is it just an ASCAP BMI situation?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   ruk   (Member)

HELP!!!! I'm searching for a piece of music I was told came from the CBS Production Library. It was used back in the early 1970's on Mac Calhouns "Nite life" production "Rance Spangel-Nose for Hire" and a local horror TV show in Petersburg Virginia called "Shock Theatre". The music is dark and sinister (spooky). Is there any way I can post an MP3 clip of the music to give an idea of what I'm talking about? I've been looking for this music for over 10 years and all I have this info and a 40 year old music clip. Thanks in advance

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2014 - 8:20 PM   
 By:   ruk   (Member)

HELP!!!! I'm searching for a piece of music I was told came from the CBS Production Library. It was used back in the early 1970's on Mac Calhouns "Nite life" production "Rance Spangel-Nose for Hire" and a local horror TV show in Petersburg Virginia called "Shock Theatre". The music is dark and sinister (spooky). Is there any way I can post an MP3 clip of the music to give an idea of what I'm talking about? I've been looking for this music for over 10 years and all I have this info and a 40 year old music clip. Thanks in advance

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 15, 2014 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Ruk, drop me a line with the mp3 attached at: sturges47@earthlink.net

I might be able to place it for you. I have the feeling what you are going to send is a Goldsmith cue from TWILIGHT ZONE, either "The Invaders' or "Back There."

 
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