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, July 31, 2014

Quick, Henry, the Kryptonite!

One of my earliest compilations of music based on one mind-numbing theme.  Hence the graphic design that is more amateurish than my current level of amateurism.

Some versions of the "Superman" themes, and a few songs ABOUT our favorite Kryptonian.  Some of them are pretty bumpin' as in Track One.

1)  Movie Theme - Walter Murphy
2)  Superboy TV Theme
3)  Superman - Herbie Mann
4)  The Adventures of Superman TV Theme
5)  Sound from Krypto / Movie Theme - Let's All Dance with Super Friends cassette
6)  Superman the Animated Series TV Theme (extended)
7)  The Batman / Superman Adventures TV Theme
8)  Movie Theme - Gotham's Greatest
9)  Comic Book Heroes / I'm Your Superman - Rick Springfield
10)  The New Adventures of Superman TV Theme
11)  The New Adventures of Superman Episode Title Music
12)  The New Adventures of Superman TV End Credits
13)  Movie Theme - Super Hero Music cassette
14)  It's Superman - The Supermen
15)  You've Got Possibilities - The Supermen
16)  TV Theme - Ruby-Spears
17)  Movie Theme - Cinema Sound Orchestra
18)  The Superman / Batman Adventures TV Theme
19)  Superboy TV Theme (Filmation cartoon)
20)  SuperPup TV Theme
21)  Movie Theme - Fleischer cartoons
22)  Theme from Superman (original) - Wonderland Space Shuttle
23)  Movie Serial Theme

Yes, the actual cassette labeling for Track Five is "Sound from Krypto," not Krypton.  Also I think the speaking voice sounds a little like a Robin Williams impersonation.

Well, I'll be a three-eyed Kryptonian Babootch!


Monday, July 28, 2014

I Embarrassed My Family

In summer of 1976, I was in-between years at OCU (Oklahoma City University).  My girlfriend Joyce was driving an ice-cream truck.

For our nation's Bicentennial, my brother Robert picked up Joyce and I and we drove to Kansas City, where our sister Sue lived with her husband Bob.  We went to a movie, a KC Royals game, and watched some of the TV coverage of the Bicentennial celebrations.

On the morning of Sunday, July 4th, Joyce and I walked up the street to a neighborhood church that burned its mortgage, having just paid it off.

Also on that weekend, we watched Mel Brooks' new Silent Movie.  I embarrassed everybody else by shrieking and contorting with laughter.  But man, it was worth it!

This is the LP release of the film's soundtrack, composed and arranged to perfection by John Morris.

1)  Silent Movie March
2) Sidewalk Oddities; Custom Suit and Acupuncture
3) Burt Reynolds' House
4) Engulf & Devour
5) The Wrong Dog Rag
6) Liza Minnelli and Knights in Armor
7) Coat Routine; Men's Room
8) Anne Bancroft; Rio Bomba Bossa Nova
9) New Flamencos; Jalousie
10) Marcel Marceau
11) Wheelchair Chase
12) Marty Feldman Two Step
13) Babalu
14) Hotel Sleez; Lord of Winos
15) Sneak Preview
16) Film Chase; Coke Machine War
17) Silent Movie March

You can't go wrong with this one!  Your sense of fun will be Engulfed and Devoured!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Silly Trekkin'

Want to hear the lyrics to Goldsmith's "Theme from STAR TREK: The Motion Picture"?  Want to listen to the imitation-Disco LP single stuck into the Search for Spock soundtrack LP?  Want to hear more variations on Courage's theme than you can shake a Tribble at?

Well, my friend, you're in the right place!

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

So, let your Federation Freak flag fly!

See you Monday.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Fantastic, Honky Tonk Player BARROOM PIANO

This is a relic of Paul Eakins'Gay '90s Village -- 1890s, that is -- and this is player-piano-type ragtime/barroom music, for a generation raised on Gunsmoke.

01. Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight
02. School Days
03. My Blue Heaven
04. Col. Bogey
05. My Little Girl
06. Red Wing
07. For All and Forever
08. Devil's Hornpipe
09. My Wild Irish Rose
10. Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean
11. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
12. Battle Hymn of the Republic
13. Smile a While, Til We Meet Again
14. Where Do You Work a John

So swing on over, pull up a mug o' suds, and kick your way through the sawdust to park your keister next to the bar.

Gay '90s Village!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MA-69 - Final Themes from U.N.C.L.E.

That's it man, game over!

I don't foresee EVER coming across enough more and different versions of Jerry Goldsmith's U.N.C.L.E. theme or other music freatured in the show, to EVER compile another anthology.  So this, the fourth one, is the last!

And here are the contents of the dead man's pockets (That's also the title of a dynamite story by Jack Finney, which may be read here.)

01. The Man from Thrush - The Clee-Shays  (2:00)   1965
02. The Spy - The Guys from U.N.C.L.E. (2:31)   1966
03. Man from America (Medley: Theme from Man from U.N.C.L.E. - America) - The Ring (7:03)   1980
04. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Times (5:14)   1985
05. Illya Kuryakin Looked at Me - Cleaners from Venus (2:58)   1987
06. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - London Theatre Orchestra (2:36)   1996
07. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - TV21 (3:24)   1998
08. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Johnny Pearson and His London Orchestra (2:04)   1999
09. Agent for Love - Girls from U.N.C.L.E. (2:20)   2000
10. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Ray Fischer (2:10)   2001
11. The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. - The Four Corners (1:41)   2001
12. Lament for a Trapped Spy - The Moon-Rays (2:14)   2002
13. Run Spy Run - The Moon-Rays (2:03)   2002
14. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Spy-Fi (2:05)   2003
15. Illya Kuryakin Looked at Me (Slow Version) - Cleaners from Venus (2:52)   2004
16. The Man from Thrush - Jet Set Sweden (3:54)   2005
17. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Los Tortures (1:40)   2005
18. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Paul Brooks (2:44)   2005
19. Illya Kuryakin Looked at Me - The Jennifers (3:02)   2006
20. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Warren Barker Orchestra (2:44)   2006
21. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Countdown (2:31)   2007
22. The Man from Thrush - Movie Sounds Unlimited (2:37)   2008
23. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - Chris Rime (featuring Lionel Fortin) (4:56)   2011
24. Napoleon Solo - George Zhen (4:44)   2011
25. Season 1 Theme - Dominik Hauser (1:07)   2012
26. Season 3 Theme - Dominik Hauser (0:41) 2012
27. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - The Grave (2:59)   2012
28. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - West Hell 5 (2:40)   2012

So, for other obsessive completists like me, here's something else to tide you over until the remake movie comes out.

Also included is a PDF of notes and brief commentary.

We wish to thank the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement, without whose assistance this compilation would not have been possible.