Monday, January 15, 2007

Mandingo mysteries revealed

It has also lots of fine article and record covers on a lot of other easy listening artists !

A list of score downloads I found at another blog

These list is from

Many thanks to the blog's editor for compiling them and, of course, even more thanks to all the original uploaders. I can't guarantee they all still work, you have to try.

Anton Garcia Abril and Marcello Giombini - ...4...3...2...1...Morte
Bernard Herrmann - Marnie
Bernard Herrmann - Obsession
Bernard Herrmann - Sisters
Billy May - Johnny Cool
Carlo Rustichelli - L'uomo, L'Orgoglio, La Vendetta
David Shire - The Conversation
Dennis Coffey and Luchi De Jesús - Black Belt Jones
Elmer Bernstein - Gold
Elmer Bernstein - McQ
Elmer Bernstein - The Silencers
pw = youdont
Ennio Morricone - Le Casse
Ennio Morricone - Città Violenta
Ennio Morricone - Exorcist II: The Heretic
Ennio Morricone - Faccia a Faccia
Ennio Morricone - Forza G
Ennio Morricone - Holocausto 2000
Ennio Morricone - Metti Una Sera A Cena
Ennio Morricone - Orca
Ennio Morricone - Two Mules For Sister Sara
Ennio Morricone - The Untouchables
Ennio Morricone - Da Uomo A Uomo
Gene Page - Blacula
Georges Garvarentz - They Came To Rob Las Vegas
pw = you_dont_have_to_visit
George Martin - Live And Let Die
Harry Betts - Black Mama, White Mama
Password: youdont
Henry Mancini - The Molly Maguires
pw = youdont
Herbie Hancock - Death Wish
Herbie Hancock - The Spook Who Sat by the Door
Jerry Goldsmith - The Boys from Brazil
Jerry Goldsmith - Caboblanco
Jerry Goldsmith - The Illustrated Man
Jerry Goldsmith - The Last Run
Jerry Goldsmith - Papillon
Jimmy Page - Death Wish II
John Barry - Dr.No
John Barry - Goldfinger
Password: Oddjob
John Barry - You Only Live Twice
Password: Blofeld
John Williams - Images
Johnny Dankworth - Modesty Blaise
Johnny Mandel - Point Blank
Kenyon Hopkins - The Hustler
Lalo Schifrin - The Cincinnati Kid
Lalo Schifrin - Cool Hand Luke
Lalo Schifrin - Magnum Force
Manos Hadjidakis - Topkapi
Michel Legrand - The Thomas Crown Affair
Mikis Theodorakis - Serpico
Nora Orlandi - Lo Strano Vizio Della Signora Wardh
Pino Donaggio - Raising Cain
pw = youdont
Popol Vuh - Aguirre
Quincy Jones - In Cold Blood
Riz Ortolani - Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna
Riz Ortolani - Mondo Candido
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Rogier van Otterloo - Soldaat Van Oranje
Roy Budd - The Black Windmill
Roy Budd - Diamonds
Roy Budd - The Marseile Contract
Willie Hutch - Foxy Brown

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Some great scores from the comment section of YDHTVTB

Many thanks to the all the original uploaders, who make this comment section such a great place to go. These scores are too great to be buried in this large comment, so I like to feature some of them here again.

Concerning Mandingo:
This file is actually not Maurice Jarre's score but one of the four records by the 70ies rock fusion band "Mandingo". Actually I listened yesterday to the record and was wondering that a western-era film like "Mandingo" had such a modern score ! So much for recognizing your favorite composer... However, it is a great and rare record well worth downloading, so give it a try ! There's a lesser-known British film/library composer involved in this "Mandingo" band, but at this moment I can't remember who.

Maurice Jarre
Shout at the Devil

Johnny Harris
Man in the Wilderness (great main theme !!!)

Mario Nascimbene
Francis of Assisi

Dimitri Tiomkin
High Noon + Gunfight at OK Corral (both OST !!!)

Max Steiner
The Caine Mutiny (for quite a time the rarest soundtrack LP EVER RELEASED !!!). In the 80ies this thing sold for over 1.000 bucks !!!

Christopher Young
U-Boats: The Wolfpack (nice score, very similiar to Goldsmith's action music)

Yvacheslav Ovchinikov
War and Peace

Akira Kurosawa Film Score Collection

Georges Delerue
A Walk With Love and Death
Tours du monde, tours du ciel

Jacques Loussier
Dark of the Sun

Billy May
Sergeants 3

Danny Elfman

Download them all, these are great scores !!!

It's time for a new Schifrinwatch

From Isbum (he found it on the net) comes Latin in the Horn, an album Schifrin made in the 60ies together with trumpeter Al Hirt, who played on the Green Hornet theme (look for a LP where this is included in an older post on this blog). As always, many thanks to Isbum !!!
And from the comment section of YDHTVTB (the finest source for soundtrack records) comes Amityville Horror in the rare expanded version:
Finally, we have Schifrin's 1982 score for the Robert Redford-prison drama Brubaker:

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Great 3 CD film noir compilation

Classic Disney :60 Years Of Musical Magic (5 CDs)

Can you resist a movie that has such a poster ?

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Another rare thing from Isbum

Elmer Bernstein : A Musical Tribute
USC Jazz and Thornton Orchestra
Conducted by David Spear
rec: Sept. 2006

Bruce Lee in Sin City

John Hartigan posted three great links:

The Big Boss

Fist of Fury

The Way of the Dragon

All three scores are composed by Joseph Koo.
pw: brandon

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Perhaps my children are safe now

Daniel was so kind and posted a comment that Rapidbolt links are safe again - well, I will give it a try: here is my third compilation of Now This is Music again:
Let's see how long it works out. (Or, to say it with John Morris: "Hope for the best, expect the worst.")
If the file stays, I will upload other music files again soon.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Lalo Schifrin's DIRTY HARRY

Dichtung und Wahrheit posted this classic Schifrin score. You can't start the new year any better !

Bob Dylan: Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

1. Main Title Theme (Billy)
2. Cantina Theme (Workin' for the Law)
3. Billy 1
4. Bunkhouse Theme
5. River Theme
6. Turkey Chase
7. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
8. Final Theme
9. Billy 4
10. Billy 7

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Tony Takitani

Craig Armstrong Piano Works

Now This is Music, Vol. 3

As the first music post of the new year I'm continuing the series of my all-time favorite music tracks. The compilations feature 30 years of collecting records and contain only the finest of the finest music tracks. I would say on every 1.000 tracks I year only one comes in this list.

Because someone has deleted both the previous volumes, I'm switching to protected links from now on. Please tell me if you have any problems with downloading.

And here is the track listing of vol. 3:

01 Jarre Maurice --- The Professionals Main Title.mp3
02 (unknown) --- Sway (from Dark City) (Vocal by Anita Kelsey).mp3
03 Myers Stanley --- Cavatina.mp3
04 Morricone Ennio --- Burn Abolicao.mp3
05 Elfman Danny --- Mars Attacks Main Titles.mp3
06 Harline Leigh --- Pinocchio I've Got No Strings.mp3
07 Grusin Dave --- The Goonies Fratelli Chase.mp3
08 Jones Terry --- Dance Floral Radio edit.mp3
09 Williams John --- JFK Drummers' Salute.mp3
10 Kander John --- Cabaret Tomorrow Belongs to Me.mp3
11 Mancini Henry --- Hatari The Sounds Of Hatari.mp3
12 Nicolai Bruno --- Corri uomo corri (3 06).mp3
13 Nitzsche Jack --- One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest Closing theme.m
14 Poledouris Basil --- The Hunt For Red October Hymn to Red October
15 Schifrin Lalo --- Medical Center (TV).mp3
16 Bernstein Elmer --- 1958 Saddle the Wind (Vocal by Julie London
17 Kilar Wojciech --- Dracula Vampire Hunters 3 06.mp3
18 Madonna --- Fever.mp3
19 Fielding Jerry --- The Gauntlet.mp3
20 Barry John --- Thunderball Main Title (Vocal by Tom Jones).mp3
21 Schifrin Lalo --- Coogans Bluff (0 49).mp3
22 Goldsmith Jerry --- Gremlins 2 Gremlin Credits.mp3

If you're interested in volume 1 to 3, please e-mail me at

The 193 greatest scores of 193 composers

And here we have chronologically the greatest 193 film music scores by as much composers. I've put them in the comment because it's such a long list.

Additions welcome !

Listmania: 50 film music one-hit wonders

Sometimes it happens that a composer pops up with one fine score and after that we don't here much from him. Several of the composers in this list have composed more than this one score, but still they are remembered for the single work listed.

Barron, Louis and Bebe - Forbidden Planet (1956)
Bernstein, Leonard - On the Waterfront (1954)
Buckmaster, Paul - 12 Monkeys (1995)
Carlos, Wendy - A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Cordell, Frank - Khartoum (1966)
Corigliano, John - Altered States (1980)
Costa, Don - Soul of Nigger Charly, The (1973)
Courage, Alexander - Star Trek: The Cage (TV) (1966)
Davey, Shaun - Twelfth Night: Or What You Will (1996)
Davis, Miles - L'ascenseur pour l'echaffaut (1958)
Dun, Tan - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Ellington, Duke - Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Ellis, Don - The French Connection (1971)
Farnon, Robert - Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
Gerard, Lisa - Whale Rider (2003)
Giovanni, Paul - The Wicker Man (1973)
Glass, Paul - Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)
Goraguer, Alain - La planete sauvage (1973)
Gross, Charles - Valdez is Coming (1971)
Guaraldi, Vince - A Boy Named Charlie Brown (TV) (1965)
Hammer, Jan - Miami Vice (1984)
Hancock, Herbie - Death Wish (1974)
Harris, Johnny - Man in the Wilderness (1971)
Hayes, Isaac - Shaft (1971)
Helms, Jim - Kung Fu (TV) (1972)
Hirschfelder, David - Elizabeth (1998)
Ikebe, Shinishiro - Kagemusha (1980)
Kaempfert, Bert - A Man Could Get Killed (1966)
Karas, Anton - The Third Man (1949)
Kraft, William - Fire and Ice (1983)
Martin, George - Live and Let Die (1973)
Mayfield, Curtis - Superfly (1972)
McKuen, Rod - Scandalous John (1971)
Mead, Abigail - Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Mellé, Gil - The Andromeda Strain (1971)
Moloney, Paddy - Treasure Island (1990)
Pook, Jocelyn - The Merchant of Venice (2004)
Powell, Andrew - Ladyhawke (1985)
Raksin, David - Laura (1944)
Ramin, Sid - Stiletto (1969)
Rubinstein, John - Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Sainton, Phillip - Moby Dick (1956)
Schickele, Peter - Silent Running (1972)
Schumann, William - Night of the Hunter (1955)
Shankar, Ravi - Charly (1968)
Tiersen, Yann - Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain (2001)
Vaughn-Williams, Ralph - Scott of the Antarctic (1948)
Vorzon, Barry de - Dillinger (1973)
Waits, Tom - Night on Earth (1992)
Wang Chung - To Live and Die in L. A. (1985)