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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

"Kickoff" by David Robidoux


That cue wouldn't sound out of place on Rambo III or some such Jerry opus.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   TerryLee   (Member)

I think this may be my favorite thread ever. Thanks to everyone for including the links. It's been a great journey revisiting old friends like Joe Kapp and, of course, the great music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 11:11 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

"Big West Skye" by David Robidoux

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Big Ben Davidson and Ted Hendricks would have loved that one.

Thank you, my new friend, I'm honored at the thought!
It would be a joy if they liked it. On the other hand, I'd hate to be there in person and find out they didn't. :-0

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 11:40 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I agree with all that Autumn Thunder is a superb collection. As I recall, I had read about it for months and pre-ordered it on Amazon when it came out (2004, I believe). I wish it had even more of Sam Spence's older music (with all due respects to Messrs. Hedden and Robidoux, I enjoy their music also).
I have the original 5 fan LPs from the '70's, and I'm kinda old-school about it.
As others have said, there are many of Sam's cues I'd prefer over some that were included, particularly some that were used in the TV series This Week In Pro Football, and Championship Games Of The NFL. I think some of the best are several cues used in the Super Bowl V Highlights show that didn't make the AT collection.
I've attached a link for anyone interested: http://www.hulu.com/watch/123660/super-bowl-highlights-1971-super-bowl-v-baltimore-colts-vs-dallas-cowboys
Don't get me wrong, I treasure my AT and I appreciate NFL Films for making it! If anyone knows where some of the older Spence cues that weren't included can be found, please post! Thanks! - jack

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Welcome aboard, jack.

You mention that you own the original fan LP's from the 70's that were released. Did you purchase the reissue set of those LP's that came out at about the same time as the AT cd set?

I searched the out of print record shops all over NYC in the 80's in vain trying to track down the original albums.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Welcome aboard, jack.

You mention that you own the original fan LP's from the 70's that were released. Did you purchase the reissue set of those LP's that came out at about the same time as the AT cd set?

I searched the out of print record shops all over NYC in the 80's in vain trying to track down the original albums.


Thanks for the kind words, I feel I've found a new home here!
I actually purchased those LP's by mail-order when they first issued in the early seventies I recall, so they're quite old. They would advertise them at the end of the show (This Week In Pro Football, I think).
But I do believe they're identical to the set you spoke of. Thanks again! - jack

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Thank you jack.

I'm aware that this music has a limited appeal to many on this board, but it's nice to find that there are others such as yourself on this thread who enjoy it, and remember it fondly as accompaniment to a special time in the history of NFL football.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2010 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Sam Spence NFL Films Medley.

 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2010 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

I'm aware that this music has a limited appeal to many on this board, but it's nice to find that there are others such as yourself on this thread who enjoy it, and remember it fondly as accompaniment to a special time in the history of NFL football.

And thank you for indulging my obsession with this music. Some years ago on Mr. Spence's website, there was an Excel spreadheet for downloading with, I believe, a complete list of his NFL Films music library cues (691, total!). I wonder if the library itself is available?
Thanks again! - jack

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2010 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

I guess the only way to find out about what has not already been released would be to email Mr. Spence or NFL Films directly.

I'm sure they've already answered more than a few questions about the omissions on the AT set.

Who knows, something as simple as asking might yield some results one way or another.

I'm happy with what we do have already though. I never expected any more music to be released after that first cd. It of course had all of the "general interest" stuff plus the Facenda narration mixed in.
"The Power and Glory" single cd obviously sold well enough and garnered enough interest for NFL Films to allow them to put together the 10 cd set.

I wonder if "Autumn Thunder" sold well after it's release. Curious.





 
 
 Posted:   Jul 14, 2010 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2010 - 8:38 PM   
 By:   ctyankfan7   (Member)

I agree with all that Autumn Thunder is a superb collection. As I recall, I had read about it for months and pre-ordered it on Amazon when it came out (2004, I believe). I wish it had even more of Sam Spence's older music (with all due respects to Messrs. Hedden and Robidoux, I enjoy their music also).
I have the original 5 fan LPs from the '70's, and I'm kinda old-school about it.
As others have said, there are many of Sam's cues I'd prefer over some that were included, particularly some that were used in the TV series This Week In Pro Football, and Championship Games Of The NFL. I think some of the best are several cues used in the Super Bowl V Highlights show that didn't make the AT collection.
I've attached a link for anyone interested: http://www.hulu.com/watch/123660/super-bowl-highlights-1971-super-bowl-v-baltimore-colts-vs-dallas-cowboys
Don't get me wrong, I treasure my AT and I appreciate NFL Films for making it! If anyone knows where some of the older Spence cues that weren't included can be found, please post! Thanks! - jack


Jack,

Thanks for posting this. I've been a Colt fan since that very season when I was eight years old, so I'll be checking this out from time to time. I just recently purchased Autumn Thunder, and it's a great set which includes many of my favorites from the old weekly highlight shows. Before I purchased, I read the reviews on Amazon, etc., several of which mentioned that there are still many classic pieces left out. I now understand some of these reviews a little better after stumbling upon this site the other day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cbbyjsg2e0

I was able to quickly recognize about a half dozen or so on this clip that are not on AT or Power and the Glory. I don't mean to steal any of Sam Spence's thunder here, but perhaps many or even most of the missing familiar classics were actually composed by others as it appears that Beverly Hermann and Martha Jane Weber were solidly in the NFL Films mix.

Hope you all enjoy this clip.

RD

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2010 - 1:36 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

The Lombardi Trophy: Overture by David Robidoux

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2010 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

An audio interview from npr with NFL Films composer Tom Hedden.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7048880

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2010 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

Sam Spence in Green Bay.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2010 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I love this music too. Inspiring and can rouse me no matter how bad the day.

My only regret is the NY giants during have any of the glory years. So the facenda/spence era never has films with them.
I could be wrong but at best maybe colts giants too way before my time. And not having faced for giant supervisor hurts.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2010 - 10:36 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

I love this music too. Inspiring and can rouse me no matter how bad the day

I feel the same.

Thanks for posting! Sometimes on this thread I feel like I'm one of the very few here who really understands the impact of this music.

Thanks again.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2010 - 10:38 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I love this music too. Inspiring and can rouse me no matter how bad the day

I feel the same.

Thanks for posting! Sometimes on this thread I feel like I'm one of the very few here who really understands the impact of this music.

Thanks again.


You definitely get it!!

I knew I'd like from handful of NFL films saw.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 21, 2010 - 10:48 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I love this music too. Inspiring and can rouse me no matter how bad the day

I feel the same.

Thanks for posting! Sometimes on this thread I feel like I'm one of the very few here who really understands the impact of this music.

Thanks again.


You definitely get it!!

I knew I'd like from handful of NFL films saw.


If want weird try sam spence sounds on amazon. Weird rock but him

 
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