Classic kitschy biker material from Davie Allan and The Arrows – one of the best-ever groups to play on schlocky soundtracks during the 60s! There's lots of guitar and lots of fuzz – and guessing from the photos of the movie, the music was the best thing about it! Toddler Mike Curb ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwicke/Artie Butler —
Love Machine ... LP Scepter, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ...
Fantastic! This great Burt Bacharach score to an obscure film has some of his most fantastic orchestrations ever. The sound is cool, breezy, and with some amazing changes that make you gasp anew at his genius. Dionne Warwick sings on some tracks, and it's nice to hear her do material that you're ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from a rare Swedish film – noteworthy not just for the end result, but for the lineup of people who were part of the process! The movie itself starred rising soul star Johnny Nash – in the lead in a tale about interracial romance – and although Johnny sings on the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sort of a throwaway album of tracks designed to accompany the throwaway film of the same name – but also a pretty decent compilation of tracks by artists on the Cameo/Parkway label that features a few groovers by some of the label's soul artists. Titles include "The Fly", "Smas ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Vladimir Cosma —
Diva ... LP DRG, 1982. Near Mint- ...
When we were impressionable little arty tykes, this was one of our favorite soundtracks. It's got some beautiful Satie-esque tracks that feature solo piano by Vladimir Cosma, plus some weird Euro electronic stuff that has a nice cold feel to it. Also features a few tracks from the opera "La ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nice little Georges Delerue score to this quirky and sentimental film from the mid 60s. The tunes are all relatively short – and a mixture of Delerue's usual French-tinged themes with other tracks that have a bit more of a regal composure, in keeping with the performance of Alan Bates in ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Edge With Michael Brook —
Captive ... LP Virgin, 1987. Very Good+ ...
George & Ira Gershwin/Fred Astaire —
Lady Be Good ... LP World Record Club (UK), 1926. Very Good ...
Almost an historical artifact – London recordings by Fred Astaire from the 20s, with Gershwin actually backing him up on piano – and a few tracks feature dancing too! Also features songs from Gay Divorce and Flying Down To Rio. LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing – on Monmouth/Evergreen. Cover has a name in pen on back.)
There's some pretty nice moments on Jerry Goldsmith's great score for the film A Patch of Blue (so many, in fact, that the score was later re-cast by Sun Ra and Walt Dickerson). The overall approach is orchestral – but there's a lot of moments when the instrumentation gets odd, and when the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A unique western score by Maurice Jarre, written for this late 60s Pancho Villa thriller that starred Robert Mitchum, Charles Bronson, and Yul Brynner – who's clearly wearing hair for the film! Jarre's score interweaves more traditional scoring with bits of western and Mexican themes – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Slammin soundtrack to this bio-pic which starred Sal Mineo as Gene Krupa, and which features music by Krupa himself, plus Anita O'Day and Red Nichols. Pretty trad and swing all around – but there's a lot of great drum work by Krupa, particularly the type that often got featured in the live ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a taped top seam.)
Weird weird work from Galt MacDermot! The soundtrack features work for a musical version of the Shakespeare play – written by Galt in the years after Hair, and done with a hip funky Broadway style that's very much in keeping with his best musical work of the time. The music on the disc is ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cool Mancini work from the start of the 70s – a record that offers a nice step forward from his scoring styles of the 60s, with a slightly orchestral feel as well! The arrangements here are full, but still have a nice sort of focus – and include solos by players like Mancini on piano, ... (Now Sound, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of those soundtracks that outlived the life of the film – or at least the theme did! "Emily" is one of the best ballads to be penned in the 60s – a dreamy number offered up here in a number of different ways by Johnny Mandel – with strings, reeds, and in larger ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The MJQ always manage to sound especially great when working on music for film – and this album's a great illustration of that fact! The work here is written by John Lewis, for a movie that never lasted the test of time as much as the record – and it's some of John's most evocative ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Long Playing Unbreakable pressing with deep groove.)
Mostly a mellow period score, but with a few favorite Morricone elements firmly in place: solo viola, solo female vocals by Gianna Spagnolo, and an orchestra and chorus conducted by Bruno Nicolai. Titles include "Battle & Red Sea", "In God's Voice", "Exodus Two", ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great set that brings together themes from some of the best European films of the early 60s – work by composers who include Nino Rota, John Addison, Maurice Jarre, and others – all presented as short, focused instrumental tunes! Werner Muller's instrumental approach features strings ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Most of this soundtrack is orchestral and classical, but the record includes a fantastic funky tune by Previn – the great "Executive Party", played during a tripped-out party scene in the film, and featuring a mix of funky bass, wah wah guitar, and some weird spooky moogy bits that ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Brilliant stuff – the follow-up to Sesame Street, a hipper show that was aimed at older kids, and which kind of played up the groovier aspect of the music a bit more at times. The soundtrack features performances by Rita Moreno, Morgan Freeman, June Angela, and Skip Hinnant – as well ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Library copy, with stickers, peeling, splitting & stains from moisture.)
The Sesame Street posse takes it to the clubs – and goes disco with this fantastic late 70s release! The music's still handled by Joe Raposo – who brought all the charm to the earlier Sesame Street records, and who manages to come up with some nice grooves that really hold up past the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nelson Riddle —
Harlow ... LP Warner, Early 60s. Sealed ...
Some of the grooviest Nelson Riddle albums recorded for Capitol – both of them swinging sets based around popular TV themes of the 50s and 60s! Nelson's no stranger to that sort of work, and both albums are warm, wonderful, and filled with plenty of jazzy touches that open up the tunes ... (Now Sound, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Coer has wear, aging, split top & bottom seams with some marker.)
A classic Italian score from Carlo Rustichelli – penned for a famous early comedy from Marcello Mastroianni! The mood of the film is a bit lighter than some of Marcello's with Fellini – and as a result, so is the soundtrack – put together with a mixture of sprightly melodies and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, with textured cover. Cover is slightly bumped in one corner.)
Ravi Shankar —
Charly ... LP World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ...
A wonderful and oft-overlooked soundtrack from the mid 60's, featuring some of Mikis Theodorakis' best work, written at the point when he was one of the greatest composers in Europe, moving way past the cliches that folks had come to expect from the Greek music of soundtracks like Never On A Sunday. ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound Columbia Masterworks pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)
One of our favorite Johnny Williams soundtracks ever – music for a barely-remembered heist film that starred Dick Van Dyke, but a set of tracks that really shows Williams moving into some wonderful new territory! There's a strongly jazzy vibe to the set – and Williams almost works at ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic album featuring music from The Sound Of Jazz – the legendary 1957 TV show that brought together some of the greatest talents then working in jazz! Unusual for TV, the show really seemed to capture the players at their best – and recorded some tremendous live performances that ... (Jazz, Soundtracks)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing. Cover has light wear and some peeled spots on the front.)
The classic first volume in this series, put together back in the 80's, when loads of hip hop tracks were sampling things like "Inspector Gadget" and "Batman". Still classic now, though, and with loads of material, like The Flintsones, Batman, Lost In Space, Star Trek, The Dick ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
2nd volume in this classic series – with a cool mix of TV themes to cartoons, sitcoms, and spy/crime shows! The 65 song set includes such favorites as The Three Stoges, Johnny Quest, Spiderman, Underdog, Route 66, I Spy, The Saint, Outer Limits, NBC Mystery Movie, Rawhide, Brady Bunch, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album