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 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The theme's video highlights are hilarious. Clothesline and face mask. How the rules have changed.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

So as usual it's impossible to find any info on just who created the music outside the composers themselves...

I have some tracks I bought digitally and want to tag them but of course seeing that companies don't care to actually give credit anywhere and just take your money...

So are there orchestrators? Named orchestras or are they all contracted? Who conducts? Etc...


Finding music tracks used for the older NFL Films videos can be a vexing and very frustrating endeavor, indeed. This Week in Pro Football (1967 – 1975) and various Super Bowl highlights videos (up until the early Eighties) utilized numerous library cues from De Wolfe, APM, KPM, etc., by composers such as Spence, Mansfield, Dale, Kirchin, on and on the list goes. To confound searches even further, cues were frequently renamed. Even for those library cues that can be found with composer’s names, there are rarely any further details. There is a group dedicated to the music of NFL Films at Yahoo which has been extremely helpful to me in my never-ending quest for older library tunes. I’ve been amazed at the amount of awesome work some of the folks there have done. You might find help there as well. Good luck! - jack

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2013 - 5:17 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

The NFL Network has been doing some great work with their own documentaries recently. The music is a good mixture of some of the older Tom Hedden and Dave Robidoux orchestral cues combined with some added original material. The late 90's IMHO were when Hedden and Robidoux were at their creative best. They were using 70 plus piece orchestra's and they were winning Emmy Awards along the way for their work.

"The Diesel". Big John Riggins.

The egos of both Namath and Riggins on the same team were too much for the New York Jets to bear in the mid 1970's. Something had to give, and Riggins moved on to the Washington Redskins and from there on to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.


 
 
 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Just thought I'd share these two amusing videos here amongst the group. (Is anyone still here? wink) Who would have thought that even the great John Facenda would have trouble pronouncing Fred Biletnikoff's name? Joe Conklin actually does the best Facenda impression I've ever heard. And Joe's Keith Jackson ain't half bad either.



 
 Posted:   Oct 3, 2013 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Sam Spence should be inducted into the pro football hall of fame. His masterful music has served as the perfect backdrop for the replaying of great plays and great games and has provided decades of enjoyment for football fans. Sam Spence is to the NFL what John Williams is to movies."



Sam Spence visits UW-Green Bay.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Many running backs of yesteryear darted and slashed against the grain avoiding enemy tacklers to the clippity-clop strains of "Range Rider" by Sam Spence.



A catchy piece of music if ever there was one. The first 6 discs of the "Autumn Thunder" set are chock full of golden Sam Spence material. There's not a bad apple in the bunch.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 6:35 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

iTunes seem to have 6 discs of the 10 discs in autumn thunder. For some reason they stopped at 6 over 1.5 years ago. Rights issue or sales?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

iTunes seem to have 6 discs of the 10 discs in autumn thunder. For some reason they stopped at 6 over 1.5 years ago. Rights issue or sales?

Amazon has vinyl of these 6 volumes do maybe these are re-releases of vinyl and not autumn thunder. Don't have time to do track by track comparison

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 4, 2013 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

The NFL Network has been doing some great work with their own documentaries recently. The music is a good mixture of some of the older Tom Hedden and Dave Robidoux orchestral cues combined with some added original material. The late 90's IMHO were when Hedden and Robidoux were at their creative best. They were using 70 plus piece orchestra's and they were winning Emmy Awards along the way for their work.

"The Diesel". Big John Riggins.

The egos of both Namath and Riggins on the same team were too much for the New York Jets to bear in the mid 1970's. Something had to give, and Riggins moved on to the Washington Redskins and from there on to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame.



iTunes has 6 volumes of NFL Films of Hedden and Robidoux. Can't find cd versions if there ever were any.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 6:50 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Other than the iTunes offerings I don't think any of the Hedden and Robidoux material were available as pressed cd's. Perhaps at one point there were cdr's offered but I'm not sure. Robidoux's scores to HBO productions like "Hard Knocks", "Lombardi", his "America's Game", and his recent "Namath" HBO documentary score were released as downloads.




http://youtube.com/watch?v=aqVevEierXw

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 8:37 AM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

Listening to "Round-Up". (I think from disc 5.) A little trivia , this cue was played on King Of Queens, when Dough was trying to beat the record for the most packages delivered without damage. I'm pretty sure they used other cues in another episode. Which got me thinking. Can anyone mention what films or television shows incorporated Autumn Thunder cues? They were usually used for comical montage scene of some sorts.

This makes it more saddening to know Sam is not receiving any royalties for these many uses and appearances of his music in shows, commercials, etc. Incredible. I just wish some campaign would be done to pressure the NFL to come forward and explain how on earth they can justify taking Sam's music performance rights out of him.
For those of you who are watching the NFL season (go Cowboys!), Sam's music is being used in VISA commercials and many highlight shows. And, if anyone is in the Bahamas area, he will be conducting some of his music there very soon.

Alex

 
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