Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tiny Tim - Songs of an Impotent Troubador (1995)

Tiny Tim Gets Real!
A different side of Tiny Tim, really. It's just Tiny Tim, XXXX beer in hand, telling stories of his youth and of his travels. From his crushes to his eccentric behavior, it's all heart-felt, humorous and insightful. Don't fret, though. There's still plenty of ukulele playing and his charmingly high falsetto, though it isn't anything that it used to be (This is 35 years later, remember).

A must listen for Tiny fans, but newcomers would be better off checking out his debut, posted elsewhere on this blog...

01. Welcome To Tiny Tim's World
02. The Ice Skaters Song - 1994
03. Poem For Elizabeth Taylor - 1947
04. You're The Only One - Song For Elizabeth Taylor
05. Tiny Tim's Search For The Magic Princess
06. The Destruction Of The Captain America Collection
07. Tiny Tim's Quest For Elizabeth Taylor
08. When I'm Feeling Sad - 1948
09. Jane - 1948
10. Our Little Secret - 1958
11. Stephanie - 1958
12. Pretty Baby - 1958
13. Don't Call Me Anymore - 1958
14. Whispering Voices - 1958
15. Heaven Only Knows - 1958
16. Dear Tuesday - 1960
17. Tiny Tim At The Café Bizarre
18. Hello Ellie Halsey - 1963
19. Tiny Tim At Page Three
20. If I Could Ride A Spaceship - 1964
21. Tiny Tim Records His 78 Classics
22. Spoiled - 1964
23. Just Another Girl Called Judy - 1964
24. Tiny Tim Receives "Siddhartha" From Miss Bluebell
25. The Tragedy Of Romance
26. Introducing Miss Dixie!
27. Forever Miss Dixie - 1982
28. Tiny Tim Meets The Eternal Princess
29. Jessica Hahn I - 1989
30. I Used To Love Jessica Hahn, But Now I Love Stephanie Bohn - 1990
31. Jessica Hahn II - 1989
32. Santa Claus Has Got The Aids This Year - 1980
33. She Left Me With The Herpes - 1980
34. The Ballad Of An Impotent Troubadour - 1995 - Tiny Tim
35. Just What Do You Mean By 'Antichrist'? - Tiny Tim with Current 93 and Nurse With Wound

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Hawaii Five-O (1970.)

A soundtrack album featuring Morton Stevens' theme and incidental music was issued by Capitol Records in 1970. One of the instrumental pieces on the album, "Call to Danger", was excerpted as background music accompanying a "Special Presentation" logo that CBS used to introduce its prime time television specials throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The album was reissued on compact disc by Film Score Monthly in 2010.


Hawaii Five-O (the complete studio version of the theme)
Call to Danger (Interestingly, portions of this theme were used as the theme jingle for CBS Special Presentation spots back in the 70's and 80's).
McGarrett's Theme
Front Street
The Long Wait
Blues Trip


The Floater
Operation Smash
Beach Trip
Up Tight
The Chase/Hawaii Five-O (the Five-O theme here is the same as the TV version (the first few bars)

The information in the back cover of the album:


Music from the TV Soundtrack
A CBS Television Series starring Jack Lord
Composed, Arranged and Conducted by Morton Stevens
(Capitol/EMI ST-410 Stereo)
All selections published by April Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Mel Taylor for Melee Productions

Back cover blurb (by Leonard Freeman):

"Before taking a tough new assignment, Morton Stevens (Director of Music, CBS West Coast), graduate of Juilliard School of Music, arranger and conductor for Sammy Davis, Jr. in those halcyon years between 1950 and 1960, composer of literally hundreds of segments of television's finest dramatic shows, and in my opinion, a stone cold genius, made a pilgrimage to Hawaii.

"In our seven-island FIVE-O state, Mort discovered for himself what I had already found: the last Eden, palm trees and skyscrapers, aloha spirit and snarling traffic jams, America;s heartbeat in the Pacific, mecca for more than two million tourists annually, and home for the polygenetic golden people of Hawaii, a vital, hip, swinging place, Polynesia now!

"That's what I asked Morton Stevens to put into music. The value of a great one-minute theme to any television series is inestimable and I wanted one for my then brand spanking new HAWAII FIVE-O. No ukeleles or steel guitars or falsetto singers or overused bongos, but a kind of melding of the Polynesian, the classic, the jazz and most of all the pop sound of today. HAWAII FIVE-O is all of these things and so, happily, is Morton Stevens' music, as you will discover. Aloha!"

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Green Hornet - Billy May (Original T.V. Score, 1966)

01. Green Hornet
02. Four Hornets
03. Casy
04. Horneted House
05. Kato
06. Do The Hornet
07. Black Beauty
08. Guadarahornet
09. Activate The Scanner
10. The Green Hornet
11. Main Title

ABC commissioned this TV series which starred Van Williams as the hero and of course, the legendary Bruce Lee as his sidekick. Based on the classic 1930’s radio series about a newspaper owner Britt Reid. Billy May, celebrated composer and arranger referenced his theme music around Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakoff’s classic 'The Flight Of The Bumble Bee' although there’s plenty of original scoring too. Special limited edition is remastered and the outstanding accompanying booklet is simply stunning packed with masses of authoritative and little-known information and rare photographs! Also, that's Al Hirt playing trumpet on the theme song...

Monday, September 6, 2010


including me, but heatwave's over and it's the time of the season to start giving A FLYING FUCK