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 Posted:   Dec 27, 2017 - 3:15 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

While adding some missing episode composer credits to IMDb, I noticed the scoring for the show and decided to check it out.

Even though the show lasted a full season with twenty-six episodes, only a fraction had credited original scores. There's not much to do, so I'm going to do s much as I can.

If you love funky music with a beat, shakers, guiro, triangle, scores with ideas, you should enjoy this. This would make a good 2CD set.

"Murder by Proxy" (the pilot)
By: Don Vincent (Part 1) (Part 2)

Part 1:
  • About 5:50 in.
  • 29:05 in.
    Part 2:
  • Around 10:10 in.

    Unfortunately that is as far as I can go as the video gets messed up and has no sound for the remainder.

    This appears to be the only episode Vincent scored.

    "The Murder of a Small Town"
    By: Richard Markowitz (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Part 1:
  • 0:27 in.
  • 1:17 in.
  • 7:48 in.
    Part 2:

    "Love Is a Nickel Bag"
    By: Tom Scott (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Part 1:
  • The opening party music at about 0:30 in.
    Part 2:
  • 8:45 in.
  • About 13:30 in.
  • 25:30 in.

    "The King Is Dead"
    By: Dave Grusin (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Part 1:
  • About 18:40 in.
  • 19:50 in: a long cue in three parts.
  • 37:28 in.
    Part 2:
  • About 1:50 in.
  • About 3:15 in.
  • 8:26 in. There's a lull before some more material (that gets cut off by the commercial break).

    "In the Eyes of God"
    By: Dave Grusin (Part 1) (Pat 2)

    Part 1:
  • 10:25 in.
  • 11:55 in.
  • 17:34 in.
  • About 22:00 in.
  • 26:29 in.
  • 28:27 in.
    Part 2:
  • 6:30 in.
  • 8:00 in.

    "The Color of Fury"
    By: Pat Williams (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Part 1:
  • About 2:30 in.
  • 5:36 in.
  • 15:11 in.
  • 20:37 in.
  • 24:32 in.
  • 28:19 in: a short but nice piece.
    Part 2:
  • Nothing.

    "Epitaph for a Swinger"
    By: Tom Scott (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Part 1:
  • About 19:15 in.
  • 31:12 in.
  • 45:26 in.
  • 47:25 in.
    Part 2:
  • 5:24 in.
  • 11:13 in.
  • 20:39 in: a cool funky cue with chase music and a cool drum kit bit when the suspect falls down some stairs.

    "Passing Fair"
    By: Pat Williams (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Part 1:
  • 0:49 in.
  • About 11:00 in.
  • About 14:00 in.
  • 31:08 in.
    Part 2:
  • 1:49 in.
  • 4:51 in.
  • 6:58 in.
  • 8:21 in.
  • 9:36 in: low octave piano and snare drum with some strings and a shaker for chase music. Even some guiro thrown in.
  • 17:59 in. More at 21:29 in.
  • 22:13 in.
  • 23:43 in.
  • 35:55 in.

    "The Titan"
    By: Duane Tatro (Part 1) (Part 2)

    Part 1:
  • About 0:30 in.
  • 5:53 in.
  • 8:58 in.
  • About 11:18 in.
    Part 2:
  • About 5:40 in.
  • 24:00 in.

    No credited composer:
    "Invitation to Murder"
    "The Union Forever"
    "The Soldier"
    "Quadrangle for Death"
    "Death Chain"
    "Dead Witness to a Killing"
    "The Law"
    "The Worst Crime"
    "Circle of Lies"
    "Bullet for a Hero"
    "Days of Rage"
    "Prognosis: Homicide"
    "The Assassin"
    (series finale)

    There were also some TV movies, but they were nothing more than edit jobs of episodes, so no new scoring.

    Episodes where I couldn't find a load with the end credits to see if anybody was credited:
    "When the Shouting Dies"
    "The Manufactured Man"
    "The Meal Ticket"

     Posted:   Jan 10, 2018 - 8:57 AM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I didn't realize it, but the TV movie "House on Greenapple Road", was actually a pilot film (originally intended as a film but cut down by thirty minutes for TV) for "Dan August", so while I wait for other episodes to load with the end credits to see if I am missing anything, I'll talk briefly about the score to this by Duane Tatro:

    The score features a tense and edgy opening theme, some quieter lightly jazzy stuff, some other jazz scoring, ranging from a number of moods.

    A suite I ripped from it:

     Posted:   Jan 10, 2018 - 9:33 AM   
     By:   chriss   (Member)

    Impressive little group of composers....

     Posted:   Jan 10, 2018 - 10:36 AM   
     By:   afn   (Member)

    Holy sh**!!!!!! I thought I was the only one who just LOVES the music. The epitome of early 70s funky orchestral TV scoring and one hell of a main theme.

    One of my earliest memories of being attracted to music on TV and loving it (together with the PERSUADERS theme), having been a little kid in the early 70s. I recorded all the themes with my white cassette recorder with those little holes over the speaker and listened to them endlessly. A CD set would be bought in an instant!

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