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BigKenLittle last won the day on April 1 2013

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  1. I can't believe we are 52 posts in and no one has mentioned this, most perfect composition by James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Oscar nominated and (IMO) James Horner's most beautiful song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=an0j7_zu9vI
  2. For days now; the theme from High Spirits has been rumbling around in there. George Fenton created this masterpiece in 1988. This is the overture on the original soundtrack, but it served as the end credits in the film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdUtKh-3oMQ
  3. An excellent group to start with is The Beegee Adair Trio seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSKNnB6OC_U Her website is http://www.beegieadair.com/ A very talented group similar to the style you cite. You might want to do a search for some dixieland as well. Just a good place to start.
  4. While I will admit, in the last few years I haven't really followed James Horner's music much, I must say he had a profound influence on my youth. I have been listening to James Horner's music since the early 80's. I sought out the original Rhino records vinyl release of "Battle Beyond the Stars". In 1981, I paid over thirty bucks for this LP, because I was so enamored of the new young composer. So many more came afterwards; "Wrath of Khan, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Cocoon, 48 Hours, Krull, Aliens... and so many more. Two in particular stood out for me. It was 1983 and I knew Horner's music, but then came Brainstorm. This was a music I had never heard before. I was, at first, completely lost listening to this "noise" as I called it, but I was determined to follow it to the end. So I played the LP (best audio ever from Eric Tomlinson BTW). And at the end I played it again. But then something happened, as I was listening to the track "Lillian's Heart Attack" I heard the strangest thing, I found the melody and counterpoint in all that cacophony. It was right then I realized that music is much more than a march in 4/4 time. There is a depth to be sought out. A shallow moment, true, but I was only 16. And then... Ahhhhhhh, James Horner's greatest moment. "Michael's Gift To Karen". Sublime. Beautiful. I mean it sincerely when I say this is James Horner's crowning achievement. So much so, and I've never said this before, but my late wife Tamara chose this for her march down the aisle. I still get goosebumps to this day. I will play a James Horner medley all day today. I will even dig out my Brainstorm LP, even though I have long since added the CD to my collection. Something about the low frequency rumble of the turntable will make me feel like a kid again. And then this...
  5. I've been watching Letterman since the early 80's. He has many great moments, far too many to list. This one, however is my favourite. I would be a happy human if he busted this one out of mothballs for the finale... Not likely, though. Fast forward to around 4:10 for the best moment.
  6. Not sure if this has been posted previously, but, it convinces me that I'm moving to Europe. BKL: Packing as we speak.
  7. So very sad tonight. At the ripe old age of 48, I realized tonight that I have been a fan of Robin Williams and his work for as long as he has been famous. Seriously. I remember watching the very first "Mork" episode of "Happy Days" and even at a young age, I knew that this was someone special. Watched "Mork and Mindy" from the start to finish. (Beautiful theme by Perry Botkin, BTW) I listened to the "Reality... What A Concept" comedy album so many times that I (to this day) know all of the routines verbatim. So much of my youth and adulthood is tied to his work. Watching his HBO comedy specials, where he improved with John Ritter. His un-credited cameo in "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen", seeing "Good Morning, Vietnam" three times in the theatre. Finding out what a talented actor he was in "Dead Poets Society" and "Awakenings". There is so little to laugh about in the world these days, that when you take away someone who was so brilliant; well, the world just seems a little smaller now. Mr. Williams, you are already missed. Finally, thoughts and prayers for the family and friends left behind. This is probably a good time to think about those who are feeling lost and alone. If you know someone who is suffering from depression tell them they are not alone and there are resources available to help them through the difficult times. In Canada visit http://www.depressionhurts.ca The flame that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. Lao Tzu, Te Tao Ching
  8. I hope everyone is enjoying this funk-a-licious arrangement. It was originally released in Canada in late 1978, the band is a session group called "The Wonderland Band". The original piece was never released on an LP, only on 12" remix single and a compilation which has long since vanished. I found the music on You Tube here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ydeGf7Z3A
  9. Hello everyone; The older members will remember me from days past (I hope) . However, I haven't posted in a looooooooong time. It's nice to be back after lurking around for a while. I'm glad that I do not come empty handed upon my return. I recently discovered this version of the Superman theme on You Tube, and, I wanted to share it where I thought it would be appreciated. I have no idea of it's validity, but I offer it to you anyway. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfIdI7a8ERk Hope you enjoy it and have a happy Monday. BKL: still wearing boogie oogie boogie woogie dancing shoes!
  10. He was one of the truly great comedic actors of all time.... But that's not important now.
  11. 45/80. Not bad, considering I really stopped buying score CDs from about the late nineties on. I missed all the Zimmer cues (of course). However, I am really mad for not being able to connect with Big Trouble in Little China, one of my favourite John Carpenter scores. I played it several times, but just got brain lock. I would have had Doctor Zhivago by Maurice Jarre, but my brain just seized up after the next theme played. Got all of the Goldsmith and Williams (of course). BKL
  12. I beg to differ... The "Gloria" is the highlight of the score. BKL: Overture from Twilight Zone the Movie (Jerry Goldsmith) The cd arrived in the mail today, and I am on my second listen... [audible sigh] I miss the 80's
  13. If a composer could write one epic score in their career, like Lawrence of Arabia or Doctor Zhivago, some would say that was enough of a legacy. Maurice Jarre gifted the world with so many, that it seems almost impossible. And now he's gone... RIP Monsieur Jarre BKL who will now listen to "Building the Barn" from Witness. (My personal favourite)
  14. The name is Giacomo Puccini. I KNOW that it was written by Giacomo Puccini, Marian. As you can see by the rest of my posts, I wasn't listing any of the composers or lyricists for these songs. Just the performers. Since this is my favourite performance of Turandot, I listed Pavarotti only for the aria...
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