'Banning' appears to be a little known 1967 film starring Robert Wagner and Jill St.John. It does have a score by Quincy Jones and did get a best song Oscar nomination for 'Eyes Of Love' but was beaten by Leslie Bricusse's 'Talk to the Animals' from 'Doctor Dolittle'.
I assume the score was never released on album. Eyes of Love has appeared on one of Q's later non soundtrack albums with a great harmonica solo by Toots Thielemans.
Plus a live version with Q and Toots at a concert in Montreux:
I haven't seen the film but does anyone know anything about Quincy's score?
It's a cool song from a minor film, but I'm a bit baffled that Q got a best song nom for this and not for In the Heat of the Night the same year. It was the best picture winner, the Bergmans wrote the lyrics, Ray Charles sang the heck out of it, and it even made a reasonable dent on the charts. Hell, it might have even won the damn thing. Didn't the audience boo/grumble/smirk when Animals won?
To MR Criswell- well look at it this way i think it was refreshing that a nice theme song was given from a obscure film over another nice theme from a popular movie, get my drift, a democracy, no bias politics, i like that.
To Bob- since then it did get put in a syndication package of films in the 70's and shown a few times on local indie stations like [yes WOR-TV-CHANNEL 9 IN NEW YORK]-However since the 80's your guess is as good as mine- nowhere land?
So many good scores. Can't believe that Q is such a poor seller!
I don't think it's Quincy as much as the films. Many of the most successful ones are such time capsules. Cactus Flower, For Love of Ivy, Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice ... the geek nation isn't interested in those things. The CDs that are available, from a business point of view, are the ones I would have gone with because the films at least have some currency -- Pawnbroker, Italian Job, the Tibbs pictures. Great as FSM's The Split is, I barely know anyone who's heard of the film, let alone seen it.
Funny, it seems like to avoid typecasting Q for much of his time in Hollywood deliberately steered himself away from "black" movies save for the Poitier vehicles, and he was very much a crossover star, as was Jim Brown when The Split was made. Otherwise he was laying music under the likes of Cary Grant and Gregory Peck. Mancini seemed to be his model, though he lacked Hank's gift for whipping up standards. He never wrote a Moon River to call his own. Even when the blaxploitation era was taking off, he was scoring Redford and Jack Lemmon rather than Pam Grier or Fred Williamson. Ironically, in doing so he missed out on the cult that has arisen around that genre and its funk composers.
He classed himself out of a key CD buying constituency!
For those wishing to check out the release of the movie 'Banning' in the UK, its distribution-and publicity-was minimal to say the least. It was never shown as a stand-alone release in central London, (or elsewhere) having to wait for the appearance of the George Peppard western 'Rough Night in Jericho' to support it in the provinces.
Date of this double-bill commenced 5 November 1967.
All of the scores you mention and more were released on "The Cinema of Quincy Jones" in 2018 by Decca Records France.
Here's the content of that set:
THE PAWNBROKER – Verve (UMG) THE SLENDER THREAD – Mercury (UMG) [new to CD] MIRAGE – Mercury (UMG) [new to CD] THE DEADLY AFFAIR – Verve (UMG) IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT – United Artists (MGM) IN COLD BLOOD – Colgems (Sony) [new to CD] WALK, DON’T RUN – Mainstream (Sony) THE ITALIAN JOB – Paramount (UMG) THE LOST MAN – Universal City (UMG) [new to CD] JOHN AND MARY – A&M (UMG) [new to CD]
Here's the sources of the tracks on CD No. 6 of the set:
1. Soul bossa nova [from the album “Big Band Bossa Nova,” used in AUSTIN POWERS: International Man Of Mystery] 2. Call me mister tibbs ! [from THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS] 3. The time for love is anytime [from CACTUS FLOWER] 4. Thème from "the anderson tapes" [from THE ANDERSON TAPES] 5. The out of towners - main title [from THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS] 6. The split - main title [from THE SPLIT] 7. It's just a game, love [from THE SPLIT] 8. Funny money, end title card [from THE SPLIT] 9. Is this what feeling gets? (dorothy's thème) - Diana Ross [from THE WIZ] 10. Ironside (thème from "ironside" - NBC-TV) [from “Ironside”] 11. Eyes of love [from the album “You've Got It Bad Girl,” used in THE DON IS DEAD] 12. Hikky burr [from “The Bill Cosby Show”] 13. The spell you spin (the web you weave) [from CACTUS FLOWER] 14. "sanford & son thème" - NBC-TV (the streetbeater) [from “Sanford and Son”] 15. Miss celie's blues (sister) [from THE COLOR PURPLE] 16. Money is [from $, aka THE HEIST] 17. Many rains ago (oluwa) (african thème/english version) - Quincy Jones Orchestra [from ROOTS] 18. The q cinema suite - Jean Michel Bernard [special piano recording by the French pianist and composer]
MACKENNA's GOLD was released separately by Intrada, combined with a re-release of IN COLD BLOOD.