Monday, July 15, 2019

Superman Music Source Uncovered!

Here’s the final update on the Adventures of Superman music I have scored (get it?) over the years.  While rummaging through the dankest corners of the Fortress of Markitude, I came across the original paperwork from “Vintage Soundtrak,” the source of my compilations of AoS music.

First off, here are those two comps:


01. Mysterioso (2:13)
02. Wax Museum (1:32)
03. Build to Sting (0:18)
04. Frantic Rhythm (1:53)
05. Violin Scream (1:19)
06. The Getaway (0:57)
07. Fight (3:13)
08. Jump the Fence! (1:19)
09. Queasy (1:34)
10. Deserted Village (1:33)
11. Rip Through Fear (1:03)
12. Face at the Window (1:44)
13. Eerie Oboe (1:22)
14. Flute to Finale (0:53)
15. Night of Terror (2:29)
16. Sad Romance (1:20)
17. Monkey Mystery (1:18)
18. Airport (0:37)
19. Slow Carousel (0:46)
20. Radio Waltz (1:43)
21. Tango (2:09)
22. Silsby Pastorale (1:43)
23. Life and Death (2:28)
24. Romantic Interlude (1:54)
25. Blue Melody (1:41)
26. World of Tomorrow (3:10)
27. Menace (1:34)
28. City Desk (1:21)
29. Sword of Damocles (2:56)
30. Cat Burglar (1:28)
31. Atlantic Rollers (2:09)
32. Solemn Moment (1:31)
33. Sea Power (1:35)
34. Scotland Yard (2:59)
35. Prelude to Crime (0:24)
36. Crime Doesn't Pay (2:47)
37. Changing Moods I (3:01)
38. Changing Moods II (2:48)
39. Humorous In & Out (0:34)
40. Chameleon Moods (2:40)
41. Free for All (1:35)
42. Hope Abandoned (2:47)
43. Arctic Wastes (2:25)


01. Eerie Night - F G Charrosin (3:10)
02.  Tragedy - Unknown Artist (1:26)
03. Lost in a Fog - Ronald Hanmer (1:25)
04. Dismal Swamp - King Palmer (1:37)
05. Mists - Unknown Artist (1:18)
06. The Tell-Tale Heart - Jack Foulds (2:48)
07. The Ghost Walks - F G Charrosin (1:41)
08. Stealthy Footsteps - F G Charrosin (1:49)
09. Confusion - F G Charrosin (1:17)
10. Rebellion & General Havoc - Edward Carmer (1:34)
11. Disorder - Edward Carmer (1:20)
12. Desert Caravan - Granville Bantock (3:02)
13. Storm at Sea - Unknown Artist (2:52)
14. Tenebrae - Unknown Artist (3:05)
15. Condemned - Unknown Artist (3:02)
16. Dramatique - Unknown Artist (1:03)
17. Tumult & Commotion - Miklós Rózsa (1:20)
18. Mechanical Monster - Unknown Artist (1:50)
19. Danger Ahead - Unknown Artist (1:45)
20. Men of Steel - Miklós Rózsa (1:39)
21. Informal Interview - Ronald Hanmer (2:38)
22. Bits and Pieces - Ronald Hanmer (0:58)
23. Just Whimsical - Ronald Hanmer (1:40)
24. Way Out East - Ronald Hanmer (2:59)
25. Dagger in the Dark - Ronald Hanmer (3:06)
26. Magic Necklace Cue - Modest Mussorgsky (2:00)
27. Seven Souvenirs Cue - Modest Mussorgsky (1:44)
28. Catacombs - With the Dead in a Dead Language - Modest Mussorgsky (3:58)

It was in late 1991 or 1992 that I ordered a couple of cassettes of music from Vintage Soundtrak.  One of those tapes was out of stock, so they sent me another.


Here is the order form they enclosed:


Note that you could order WITH or WITHOUT Dolby processing!

And they enclosed a very informative note on how they dubbed the music.


Following are the summary pages of their offerings.  Full of nifty info!






Boy, I wish I could go back in time and order all of those puppies!

Well, that’s about it, Super-Fans!  Tune in again for more excitement ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­next Monday!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Visit My Friend Herbie J Pilato!




Howdy campers.  Last year I was privileged to edit Mary, by Herbie J Pilato.  In my doings with Herbie J, I found him to be a nice guy, who loves pop culture (especially ’60s TV).



Herbie J has an interview show called Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, in which he talks to some stars of our favorite TV shows.



You can watch them on Amazon Prime here.  Here is the show’s website.



Now, I’ve seen a couple of episodes, and they’re lots o’ fun.  Herbie J probes a little with guests who aren’t chatty.  When a guest wants to tell a story, he sits back and lets ’em roll.  He’s a good stand-in for all TV fans who want to get to know the stars better.


Check him out!
 

Monday, July 08, 2019

My Flying Saucer Blueprints

In honor of Kenneth Arnold's seminal saucer sighting on June 24, 1947, here are some floorplans for saucers, drawn by my twelve-year-old self in 1969.



 By the way, my handwriting at twelve is much better than the current vintage.



Recently unearthed in the attic, and now immortalized in electrons!  Pretty silly, eh?

See you next Monday!
 

Thursday, July 04, 2019

MA-150 - National Anthems

Happy Independence Day to all and sundry!

As somebody said on a talk show earlier this week, “This nation was founded by imperfect men and based on an ideal of liberty.”  I’ll agree with that.  Our country is not perfect, but its ideals of equal opportunity, personal choice, and self-determination are second to none.

Heck, you don’t even have to be an American to get that!  Vide Tracks 22 or 26, both by Britishers.

01 - The Star-Spangled Banner - Reuben Guevara - 1978  (3:45)
02 - Long Long Ago - Merry-Go-Round Records - 1959  (2:45)
03 - There's a Service Flag Flying at Our House - Sterling Trio - 1918  (3:09)
04 - On the 4th of July - James Taylor - 2002  (3:24)
05 - America, Communicate with Me - Ray Stevens - 1970  (3:12)
06 - American Flag on the Moon - Brad Paisley - 2014  (3:49)
07 - Yankee Doodle Blues - Billy Murray & Ed Smalle - 1922  (2:56)
08 - Dixie & The Bonnie Blue Flag - Classical Brass - 1991  (2:25)
09 - Where the Stars and Stripes and Eagle Fly - Aaron Tippin - 2001  (3:44)
10 - Because All Men Are Brothers - Peter, Paul and Mary - 1965  (2:09)
11 - Only in America - Jay and the Americans - 1963  (2:01)
12 - National Emblem March - Tommy Dorsey - 1943  (3:00)
13 - Cool Water - Sons of the Pioneers - 1959  (2:08)
14 - America - Waylon Jennings - 1984  (3:24)
15 - Brother, Can You Spare a Dime - Rudy Vallee and His Connecticut Yankees - 1931  (3:39)
16 - The Immigrant (dedicated to John Lennon) - Neil Sedaka - 1975  (3:46)
17 - We Must Be Vigilant (American Patrol) - Hour of Charm All-Girl Orchestra - 1942  (2:51)
18 - Bugle Call Blues - Jack Pettis and His Pets - 1929  (2:42)
19 - It's America - Rodney Atkins - 2009  (3:29)
20 - Barnum and Bailey's Favorite - United States Army Band - 2012  (2:26)
21 - America Is My Home, Part 1 - James Brown - 1968  (3:20)
22 - Melting Pot - Blue Mink - 1969  (3:47)
23 - Alexander's Ragtime Band - Joe “Fingers” Carr - 1956  (2:07)
24 - Home on the Range - Gene Autry - 1947  2:37)
25 - Battle Cry of Freedom - John Williams and Chicago Symphony Orchestra - 2012  (2:14)
26 - Country Dances - The Swingle Singers - 1991  (3:30)

Here’s hopin’ you can draw a little celebration, inspiration, and even good ol’ American silliness from your heart as you listen.

MA-150 – National Anthems

... And I’ll see you back here on Monday!
 

Monday, July 01, 2019

Much Ado About Holmes

In 1968, an amazing book was published.  Amazing to Holmseians such as I … The Annotated Sherlock Holmes.  Here's the ad in the New York Times Book Review section:
... And here’s their review:


A few years later, Reader’s Digest described someone a lot like our favorite consulting detective:




And in 1980, the World Press Review published a breathless revelation of I-don’t-get it.  If you can boil down the substance or intent of this piece into a sentence or so, please let me know!

And come back on this Thursday, the glorious Fourth, for a new music compilation celebrating our great land!
   
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