Great work from Earl Hagen – one of TV's better composers, as you'll hear from this tight set of tracks! The core mode of the music is crime jazz, but Hagen also adds in a lot of dramatic flourishes and contemplative passages – and the show's exotic locales (Mexico, Japan, Burma, Hong Kong) makes for some added musical touches that bring a groovy global aspect to the work. And given that Bill Cosby was a key member of the show, you can bet that things sound pretty darn hip! Titles include "Angel", "Hi Yo Scotty", "I Spy", "Ah So", "Away We Go To Mexico", "Made In Hong Kong", and "Fiesta Del Sol". LP, Vinyl record album
A groovy groovy soundtrack that contains one of the Association's greatest songs! "Goodbye Columbus" may not be as famous as some of their bigger hits – but we love it to death, and it's the kind of catchy groover they'll find us singing in the coffin long after we've passed away! The soundtrack features the vocal version of the track – as well as some other vocal numbers like "It's Gotta Be Real" and "So Kind To Me". Plus, the soundtrack's also got some excellent instrumental numbers that are in the best spirit of the group's music – with loads of dreamy arrangements and light lilting pop melodies. Tunes include "Love Has A Way", "A Moment To Share", "A Time For Love", and "How Will I Know You?". (Rock, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album
A great blend of exotica, crime jazz, and dreamier themes – one of the first truly groovy soundtracks of the 60s! Warren Barker always brought a bit of a whimsical flair to his records, and this album's no exception – a playful mix of original numbers and a few familiar tunes that are sung by different members of the cast – not in a showy way, but in a laidback style that fits very nicely with the instrumentals! As you might guess from the Hawaii setting of the show, there's a fair number of tunes that have percussive exotica bottoms – and these are blended with some more traditional soundtrack numbers that still show Barker's nice light arranging touches, especially on the strings. Vocal numbers include "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me" sung by Robert Conrad, "Let's Do It" sung by Connie Stevens, and "When My Dream Boat Comes Home" sung by Poncie Ponce – and instrumental numbers include "Hawaiian Eye", "Cabbie Kim", "Lopaka's Beat", "Cricket's Corner", and "Rumba Rhapsody". LP, Vinyl record album
Henry Mancini —
10 ... LP Warner, 1979. Near Mint- ...
Back in the day, we remember digging the movie 10 for the fact of Bo Derek's bareness – but these days, we're more likely to love it for this sweet little soundtrack from Henry Mancini! The score's a bit different than the sound of Hank in years past – and the high points are some great moments on Fender Rhodes and clavinet that really make things sparkle – offsetting the sweetness of a few of the themes and vocal numbers with a bit more of a 70s vibe. Yet even the mellower moments are pretty nice – and have this eerie quality that almost makes them feel darker than intended. Titles include "The Hot Sand Mexican Band", "Keyboard Harmony", "Something For Jenny", "Get It On", "I Have An Ear For Love", and "It's Easy To Say" – plus the film's famous version of "Bolero". LP, Vinyl record album
A very cool record! The album's sort of an American tribute to the emerging French sex goddess Brigitte Bardot – one that features a gatefold cover with a wraparound photo of Brigitte, and some nice images on the inside. Music on the set is by Pete Rugolo – the master arranger who'd worked with June Christy, Stan Kenton, and others – and although Bardot doesn't sing or even make an appearance on the set, Pete does more than enough of a good job of conjuring up her presence with a good selection of jazzy tunes. Players include Pete Candoli and Jack Sheldon on trumpets, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Paul Horn and Bud Shank on reeds, and Laurindo Almeida on guitar. Gloria Wood sings on one track – and titles include "Arsenic Blues", "Paris BB", "Jeff's Blues", "Mambo Bardot", "A T'Aimer", and "The Night Heaven Fell". (Jazz, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey label Vitaphonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split spine and split top seam, comes in two pieces, and some light stains.)
Vangelis/New American Orchestra —
Blade Runner ... LP Warner, 1982. Near Mint- ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the best-remembered moments of music from the enigmatic Vangelis – a set that's maybe a bit darker and more moody than some of his other records of the time – thanks to the Blade Runner setting provided by director Ridley Scott! Vangelis works plenty of familiar early 80s soundtrack elements here – lots of keyboards and electronic wash, plus even a bit of almost-cheesy sax at times – but he makes the whole thing sound nicely off-kilter at most moments, with just the sort of awkward replication that fits perfectly with the narrative theme of the film. There's some beautiful exotic currents that are maybe even more captivating here on record than you might remember from their use onscreen – and titles include "Memories Of Green", "Tales Of The Future", "Rachel's Song", "Blush Response", "Lone More Kiss Dear", and "Tears In Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
The soundtrack to John Singleton's landmark film that set the stage for so man inner city set films to come from the big Hollywood and indie studios – putting the city of Compton on the map for a lot of folks, and making Ice Cube a household name! What makes Boyz N The The Hood – the album stand the test of time so well as that it wasn't really a snapshot of the sounds of 1991, fairly diverse and far reaching even at the time. Includes Main Source's " Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (Remix)", some nice early West Coast G Funk tracks like Ice Cube's "How To Survive In South Central" and Compton's Most Wanted's "Growin Up In The Hood", KAM's "Every Single Weekend", Yo Yo "Mama Don't Take No Mess", and songs from from Tone! Toni! Tony!, Monie Love, Tevin Campbell. 14 in all. (Hip Hop, Soundtracks)CD
Not quite the Wild Style soundtrack, but still an early hip hop cinema classic – thanks to work from some of the bigger acts of the time! The movie's from a second generation of rap filmmaking – more narrative, less documentary – but over the course of years, the whole thing's come to stand as a great document of this moment in music – and in super-fresh style as well! Hip Hop tracks include "She's On It" by Beastie Boys, "I Can't Live Without My Radio" by LL Cool J, "If I Ruled The World" by Kurtis Blow, "All You Can Eat" by Fat Boys, and "Krush Groovin" by the Krush Groove All-Stars – which features Run-DMC, Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, and Sheila E! Soul titles include "Krush Groove" by Chaka Khan, Love Triangle" by Gap Band, and "Tender Love" by Force MDs – and Debbie Harry shows her street soul chops on "Feel The Spin". (Hip Hop, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album
While some of this material was released later by Carlos in a different recording, this is the soundtrack to the film, with several orchestral songs and the Gene Kelly version of "Singin In The Rain" included next to Carlos' electronic versions of Beethoven and his own great work for the film, "Timesteps" and "Theme From A Clockwork Orange". LP, Vinyl record album
(Green label pressing in a gatefold cover.)
James Dean —
James Dean ... LP Warner, Late 50s. Near Mint- ...
Temporarily Out Of Stock
Original soundtrack excerpts, dialog & music from East Of Eden, Rebel Without A Cause, and Giant. LP, Vinyl record album
The soundtrack to John Singleton's landmark film that set the stage for so man inner city set films to come from the big Hollywood and indie studios – putting the city of Compton on the map for a lot of folks, and making Ice Cube a household name! What makes Boyz N The The Hood – the album stand the test of time so well as that it wasn't really a snapshot of the sounds of 1991, fairly diverse and far reaching even at the time. Includes Main Source's " Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball (Remix)", some nice early West Coast G Funk tracks like Ice Cube's "How To Survive In South Central" and Compton's Most Wanted's "Growin Up In The Hood", KAM's "Every Single Weekend", Yo Yo "Mama Don't Take No Mess", and songs from from Tone! Toni! Tony!, Monie Love, Tevin Campbell. 14 in all. (Hip Hop, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album
One of the first good hip hop soundtracks, and a motherlode of great cuts like "Paid In Full (7 minute Cold Cut remix)" by Eric B & Rakim, "Butcher Shop" by Kool G Rap, "Colors" by Ice T, "Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste" by M.C. Shan, and "Go On Girl" by Roxanne Shante. More by Salt N Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, 7A3, and Rick James. Marley Marl produced the majority of these cuts, and this was the early days of the Cold Chillin/Warner alliance. (Hip Hop, Soundtracks)LP, Vinyl record album