Yes, that is Spock in the headphones. The year was 1979. These are some of my LPs, themed compilations, and the like.


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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Scarlatti Harpsichord Sonatas

I think there were three LPs in the box set I ripped this from.  It has been long enough that I don't have a record of the performer.  But still they are fun, lively, and occasionally melancholy ... but not for long!

DISC ONE    contains Tracks 1-19: Sonatas 1-19.

DISC TWO contains Tracks 1-17: Sonatas 20-36

Hope they help you have a fun weekend, see you Monday.

Monday, March 25, 2013


I just love this rascal's music!  And even though it feeels to me as if he's being cheapened to have his music in a commercial for "joint health," if it introduces more folks to him, I'm OK with that outcome.

01 - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
02 - Ain't Misbehavin'
03 - Your Feet's Too Big
04 - Got a Bran' New Suit
05 - Handful of Keys
06 - I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby (and My Baby's Crazy About Me)
07 - Honeysuckle Rose
08 - All That Meat and No Potatoes
09 - Spring Cleaning (Getting Ready for Love)
10 - Keepin' Out of Mischief Now
11 - Ring Dem Bells
12 - Tea for Two
13 - African Ripples
14 - I Ain't Got Nobody (and Nobody Cares for Me)
15 - You're Not the Only Oyster in the Stew
16 - Medley (NBC On-Air Recording)
17 - Smashing Thirds
18 - The Joint Is Jumpin'
19 - S'posin'
20 - Carolina Shout
21 - Cash for Your Trash
22 - The Sheik of Araby
23 - Viper's Drag
24 - (Do You Intend to Put An End to) a Sweet Beginning Like This

Those eyes! That leer!


Friday, March 22, 2013

Home-Taping Relic

In the 1980s I assembled a cassette for my own enjoyment from a few soundtrack LPs, a few rearrangements, and several recorded by holding a microphone in front of my TV speaker.  The two "suites" and the several extended/edited themes were recorded back in the days of physical buttons on cassette decks for PAUSE -- unlike more recent decks that "paused" by disengaging the tape heads -- and required a long process of trial-and-error.

Anyways, this is a 1980s relic that some of you might enjoy at least one listening-to.  I was pretty proud of the STAR TEK TV Theme before a magnet or gaussing process made the whole track phase in and out...

1 Star Wars Suite 12:14
2 Star Trek TV Edit 01:32
3 Twilight Zone the Movie 05:44
4 Star Trek the Motion Picture 03:16
5 The Prisoner 04:06
6 Dr Who 01:13
7 The Wild, Wild West 00:50
8 The Martian Chronicles 01:54
9 Tales of the Gold Monkey 01:17
10 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 01:10
11 Star Trek II and III Suite 15:48
12 Scarecrow & Mrs King 01:12
13 Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. 01:09
14 Battlestar Galactica 03:12
15 The Greatest American Hero 01:31
16 The Day the Earth Stood Still 01:43
17 ET The Extraterrestrial 03:47

MA-06 - Science-Fiction and Fantasy Music

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Late St Paddy's Day Edition

This fine collection and lovely performances will give you warm thoughts of the Oulde Sodde.

It's another of those wonderful "lost" Musical Heritage Society albums.
Here are the songs:
01. Southwind - Rose Of Tralee (3:04)
02. Snowy Breasted Pearl - Celtic Wedding March (2:57)
03. Lagan Love (2:17)
04. Down by the Glenside (1:26)
05. Sweep's Hornpipe (2:15)
06. Danny Boy (2:30)
07. The Coulin (1:31)
08. Scariunt Na Gcompanach (2:35)
09. Ballinderry (4:44)
10. I Won't Love You Anymore My Dear (2:01)
11. Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (3:55)
12. Gaelic Farmer (1:03)
13. Down by the Salley Gardens (2:21)
14. Thompson's Reel (2:16)
15. Greensleeves (1:57)
16. Little Red Lark - Cornish Dance - O’Donnell Abu - Pretty Maid Milking Her Cow - Carolan’s Air (6:48)
17. The Harp That Once Through Tara's Halls (1:57)

Monday, March 18, 2013

MA-02 - TREKonometry

Here's a comfabulation (new word!) of TREK themes as seen in pop culture, cash-ins on the name, and the like...

These are the tracks:

1      The Galactic Force Band    Star Trek TV Theme
2      Gene Page  Star Trek TV Theme
3      Gotham’s Greatest Star Trek TV Theme
4      Gotham’s Greatest STAR TREK: The Motion Picture Theme
5      Chris Holland   Star Trek TV Theme
6      Nichelle Nichols Theme from Star Trek
7      Now Sound Orchestra Ilias Theme from ST:TMP
8      Now Sound Orchestra Star Trek II Theme
9      Now Sound Orchestra ST:TMP Theme
10 Schnauzer Radio Orchestra Star Trek TV Theme
11 The Charles Randolph Grean Sounde Star Trek TV Theme
12 Orion Star Trek Tekkno
13 The Secret Agents Star Trek TV Theme
14 Phil Reavis Star Trek TV Theme
15 Super Hero Orchestra Star Trek TV Theme
16 Ettore Strata Star Trek Suite
17 Ed Willett Star Trek TV Theme
18 Wonderland Space Shuttle Star Trek TV Theme
19 Laserlight Label  Star Trek TV Theme
20 Phil Woods Quintet Star Trek TV Theme
21 London Philharmonic Star Trek TV Theme
22 James Horner The Search for Spock
23 Opie & Anthony Star Trek Rhapsody
24 The Firm Star Trekkin

Beam me out, Scotty! I'm overloaded!

See you Wednesday.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Dreamy New Age Stuff

Here we have music from a couple of brothers named Gordon.  This tape came out in 1984.

It's a fine example of the "Calgon, take me away!" style of New Age music, ephemeral and just fine for closing your eyes in a dark room with a candle flame dancing before you.
The tracks are
01. Perception and Opening (23:02)
02. The Luminous Path (11:37)
03. Trancendence (6:10)
04. Sanctuary (5:39)
See you Monday for late Saint Paddy's Day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Here's a legacy of vaudeville days.

I imagine that Benny and Blossom's mindset might have been similar to that of a couple of sci-fans of my age reminiscing about when there was only ONE Star Trek.
Here are the songs:
01 - Opening: That's Entertainment

02 - I Love A Piano
03 - Soft Shoe Song
04 - Lady, Play Your Mandolin
05 - Lullaby Of Broadway
06 - Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye
07 - That Teasin' Rag
08 - Song And Dance Man
09 - June
10 - There's No Business Like Show Business


 These are the liner notes on back of the LP:

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes

This was a 1965 release on the Metro label, which I assume was a budget arm of MGM records.

This is a portmanteau album with performances by various ensembles.  The "Theme from Mr Novak" doesn't have a performer listed.
The two Man from U.N.C.L.E. numbers besides the Jerry Goldsmith theme are by Lalo Schifrin ("Illya") and Morton Stevens ("Night People").

It may have been a selling-point to have the star of Dr. Kildare sing a song supposedly from that show.  I never watched the show.
These are the tracks:
01. Theme from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Milton DeLugg and His Orchestra (1:45)
02. Theme from Mr Novak - (no artist credited) (2:08)
03. Daniel Boone - Milton DeLugg and His Orchestra (2:18)
04. Theme from Flipper - Milton DeLugg and His Orchestra (1:37)
05. Bonanza - David Rose and His Orchestra (1:39)
06. Illya - Milton DeLugg and His Orchestra (2:30)
07. Theme from Return to Peyton Place - LeRoy Holmes and His Orchestra (2:36)
08. Night People - Milton DeLugg and His Orchestra (2:38)
09. Three Stars Will Shine Tonight - Richard Chamberlain (2:36)
10. Theme from 12 O'Clock High - Milton DeLugg and His Orchestra (2:04)
Enjoy these MOR arrangements of once-hot TV properties!



Friday, March 8, 2013

Honeytree and Keeping a Promise

I bought this LP at the AMC around 1975.  AMC was an OKC version of a warehose store -- without any stupid membership nonsense.  It was nearly as big as a city block and carried all kinds of stuff, clothing and food and tools and musical instruments and records.

I think Nancy Henigbaum deliberately chose an unflattering cover photograph to show her devotion to the Lord and not try to sell the record based on a glamorous image.  The songs are pretty solid. I always liked "Resist the Devil," the first song on side two.

Joyce and I had our friend Susan Talley sing track two, "Treasures," at our wedding.  These are the lyrics, typed from memory.

(Nancy Henigbaum)
What does it mean to you when you find a friend who is true?
Do you count all your treasures less precious than this?
I know two people who do.
When you are blessed do you share?
Does someone know you care? 

What does it mean to you, the hands that the nails ran through?
Do you hold onto Jesus, and trust Him, my friend?
I know two people who do.
They do because they have found
He’ll never let them down. 

What does it mean to you? They say to each other “I do.”
Do you feel that their promise will live ’til they die?
I  know two people who do.
They know that Jesus will stay
Close to them every day.
Oh, what does it mean to you? You say to each other, “I do.”
Do you feel that your promise will live ’til you die?
I know in Jesus you do.

(BTW last month, we celebrated anniversary number thirty-five.)

These are the songs:
01 - Only God 2:43
02 - Treasures 2:56
03 - Sweet Rain 2:00
04 - Hallelujah, Outasight 1:42
05 - Job's Song 1:58
06 - Resist The Devil 3:47
07 - So Much Man 2:05
08 - Clean Before My Lord 3:00
09 - I Don't Have To Worry 2:36
10 - Honeytree 4:57

And here is the link:

I have a feeling that Nancy Henigbaum chose this performing name because"henigbaum," her last name, is two German words "honey" and "tree" put together.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Spaced Out Disco

Don't ask me who the Galactic Force Band may have been, because that information is lost among the stars.  But they left this momento from 1978.

Spaced Out Disco
The Galactic Force Band

1. The Conversation (Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind)
2. Theme From 2001
3. Cantina Band from Star Wars
4. Space Dust
5. Main Title from Star Wars
6. Main Title Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
7. Theme from Star Trek
8. Galactic Go Go

Here is the link:

Au Reservoir!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Welcome Back, with MA-01 - The Themes from U.N.C.L.E.

Here's the first in a series of compilations of versions of Jery Goldsmith's classic theme to The Man from U.N.C.L.E., along with songs ABOUT the show, and songs reflecting its popularity an influence in pop culture from the 1960s to today.

These are the tracks:

1          First Season Main Title revised           Original television score          0:55
2          First Season End Title Original television score          1:14
3          Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Roland Shaw and His Orchestra        2:36
4          “The Deadly Decoy Affair” Main Title          Original television score          1:13
5          The Man from Thrush Lalo Schifrin   2:55
6          Roulette Rhumba        Lalo Schifrin   2:06
7          Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Dick Hyman    2:29
8          To Trap a Spy -  Meet Mr. Solo-End Title      Original film score      1:54
9          Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes     1:43
10        Illya     The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes     2:30
11        Night People   The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Other TV Themes     2:37
12        Second Season Main Title (arr Lalo Schifrin) Original television score          0:36
13        Second Season End Title (arr Lalo Schifrin)  Original television score          0:48
14        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme New Original TV Themes       3:09
15        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Hugo Montenegro       1:59
16        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Al Caiola         2:00
17        One of Our Spies Is Missing Main Title         Original film score      3:07
18        Third Season Main Title (arr Gerald Fried)    Original television score          0:30
19        Third Season End Title (arr Gerald Fried)      Original television score          0:38
20        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Teddy Randazzo         1:33
21        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Challengers          1:38
22        One Spy Too Many  Main Title          Original film score      2:49
23        “The Candidate’s Wife Affair” Main Title     Original television score          0:28
24        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Jazz All-Stars       2:07
25        The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. Main Title            Original television score          0:33
26        The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. End Title  Original television score          0:39
27        The Spy in the Green Hat Main Title  Original film score      2:08
28        “The Five Daughters Affair” Main Title         Original television score          0:41
29        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Billy Strange   2:28
30        Fourth Season Main Title        Original television score          0:31
31        Fourth Season End Title         Original television score          0:36
32        The Karate Killers Main Title Original film score      0:29
33        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Swingin' Themes for Secret Agents    2:21
34        The Helicopter Spies Main Title         Original film score      2:02
35        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme The Man from UNCLE Cult TV Classics      2:41
36        Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. Main Title        Original film score      1:17
37        Man from U.N.C.L.E. Theme Man or Astro-Man?    1:31
38        Love Ya Illya  Alma Cogan    2:27
39        Man from Uncle          Moskow          3:30

This first compilation tried to collect most (if not all) of the various on-air versions of the theme.  As an example, there were at least two versions of the sax riff in the third-season's opening credits.

Here is the link:

See ya!