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TOPIC: Astounding Theme Tune Thrills

Astounding Theme Tune Thrills 08 Nov 2008 11:53 #721

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lorne green from bonanza sings the theme tune to... bonanza.
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Re: Astounding Theme-tune thrills 08 Nov 2008 12:11 #723

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sammy davis junior sings the theme to hawaii 5-0 - "you can count on me"
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Re: Astounding Theme-tune thrills 23 Apr 2011 08:55 #1509

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i've just listened to a fascinating documentary about library music on radio 4, presented by jonny trunk of trunk records


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01061hr/into_the_music_library/


give it a go if you've got half an hour spare - don't quite understand why but it looks like it'll stay available for ages.


"it's the music which has surrounded us our whole lives, but which most of us have never quite heard let alone listened to... and nearly all of it made in the uk.




sometimes called 'source music', 'mood music' or as it's best known, 'library music': a hugely important part of british sonic history. its use and purpose is simple: it's well produced, economic music for film, tv, advertising and radio. never commercially available to the general public, this music was pressed onto vinyl from the 1950s onwards in short, limited quantities and then sent directly to tv production houses and radio stations for use when necessary.


from the mid 1960s onwards, as tv and radio productions expanded, so did library music usage. as a result the golden age of tv (and our memories of it) is not only punctuated but dominated by classic library music.


sports themes, situation comedies, game shows, cartoons, talk shows, classic children's tv, the testcards and even farmhouse kitchen was brought to us all with the help of library music. themes for terry and june, grange hill, mastermind, match of the day and of course that gallery tune from vision on are all well placed library cues. but there are reels (and reels) of gorgeously crafted, equally great stuff that never made it past the elevator door! we have been surrounded by it forever, but we know so little about it.... where does it comes from? who actually makes it? and how do you actually set about making music for the inside of a waiting area, a lift or for a plane before it takes off?"


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Re: Astounding Theme-tune thrills 07 May 2011 06:12 #1520

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It's still available - looks like it'll be available for the next year.
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