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 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 6:58 AM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

Has the soundtrack for the main title and cues for "The Name of the Game" ever been released?

AND...Has anyone ever released the music for the 60s shows "The FBI" and "Wagon Train"?(Not the horrible synthesiser versions on one of those "tv hits" LPs...)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Has the soundtrack for the main title and cues for "The Name of the Game" ever been released?


No soundtrack, but at the time of the show's original network run (circa 1969)
Grusin released the main title theme on a 45rpm single.
The flip side was Grusin's theme for IT TAKES A THIEF. If I'm not mistaken,
I think this was released by Decca (?). OOP now for 40 years and very
hard to find.

Den

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

Has the soundtrack for the main title and cues for "The Name of the Game" ever been released?


No soundtrack, but at the time of the show's original network run (circa 1969)
Grusin released the main title theme on a 45rpm single.
The flip side was Grusin's theme for IT TAKES A THIEF. If I'm not mistaken,
I think this was released by Decca (?). OOP now for 40 years and very
hard to find.

Den


Thanks quiller...I thought as much. I really enjoyed "Name" as a kid...great soundtrack. There was a similar style of theme for a show called "Search" which I thought was excellent at the time. OOPS! I'm showing my age!!! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Has the soundtrack for the main title and cues for "The Name of the Game" ever been released?


No soundtrack, but at the time of the show's original network run (circa 1969)
Grusin released the main title theme on a 45rpm single.
The flip side was Grusin's theme for IT TAKES A THIEF. If I'm not mistaken,
I think this was released by Decca (?). OOP now for 40 years and very
hard to find.

Den


Grusin's Decca 45 for "The Name of the Game" was No. 9-32413. The theme was also released on 45 by Derry O'Leary on UNI 55121. The only LP that I'm aware of on which the theme appeared was "TV Thrillers" performed by Johnny Gregory (under the name "Chaquito"). That LP has recently been re-issued on CD by Vocalion.

http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/13374/SPIES-AND-DOLLS-&-TV-THRILLERS/

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)




What a great title theme..



Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 11:19 AM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

Thanks Bob...you're a star...!!! Now I'll have to take a risk with another overseas PayPal money transfer. I recently ordered something from another small American soundtrack vendor and I think my money has flown south!!! Oh well...another PayPal complaint to lodge!

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)




What a great title theme..



Ford A. Thaxton


Absolutely!!! And thank you. I have "kept" this Youtube video.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Thanks Bob...you're a star...!!! Now I'll have to take a risk with another overseas PayPal money transfer. I recently ordered something from another small American soundtrack vendor and I think my money has flown south!!! Oh well...another PayPal complaint to lodge!

I'm not sure where you are located, but you can buy from SAE with confidence. They are eminently reliable. Since the Vocalion CD is from Britain, perhaps a European vendor might be more to your liking.

Or you can always purchase from the label's website:

http://www.duttonvocalion.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CDSML8465

P.S. The "TV Thrillers" LP also has Kaper's "F.B.I" theme that you mentioned in your first post.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 12:27 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Aside from recent TV theme compilations on CD, Bronislau Kaper's theme from "The F.B.I." appeared on two LPs--one by Hugo Montenegro (RCA 3540) and one by Ray Martin (Camden 927).

Jerome Moross' original "Wagon Train" theme appeared on a 1957 LP (Mercury Records SR 60179 ). The LP has not been issued on CD.



The theme has been re-recorded for many LPs, and most recently for a Silva Screen CD (Silva America SSD 1049 / Silva Screen FILMCD 161 / also available as a download from Amazon Digital Services):

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   quiller007   (Member)

Has the soundtrack for the main title and cues for "The Name of the Game" ever been released?


No soundtrack, but at the time of the show's original network run (circa 1969)
Grusin released the main title theme on a 45rpm single.
The flip side was Grusin's theme for IT TAKES A THIEF. If I'm not mistaken,
I think this was released by Decca (?). OOP now for 40 years and very
hard to find.

Den


Thanks quiller...I thought as much. I really enjoyed "Name" as a kid...great soundtrack. There was a similar style of theme for a show called "Search" which I thought was excellent at the time. OOPS! I'm showing my age!!! smile



I LOVE SEARCH!!! One of my favorite tv shows from my childhood,
which has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.
WB owns the rights to Search, but stupidly consigned it to
"overseas only" syndication hell for eternity. I seriously doubt
this great series will ever get released on dvd. I'm just glad
another fan in Australia had the good fortune of recording the
entire show way back in the late 70's when beta and vhs
first hit the scene. That's the only way to
aquire dvd copies of it. Great theme by Dominic Frontiere!

Den

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

Has the soundtrack for the main title and cues for "The Name of the Game" ever been released?


No soundtrack, but at the time of the show's original network run (circa 1969)
Grusin released the main title theme on a 45rpm single.
The flip side was Grusin's theme for IT TAKES A THIEF. If I'm not mistaken,
I think this was released by Decca (?). OOP now for 40 years and very
hard to find.

Den


Thanks quiller...I thought as much. I really enjoyed "Name" as a kid...great soundtrack. There was a similar style of theme for a show called "Search" which I thought was excellent at the time. OOPS! I'm showing my age!!! smile



I LOVE SEARCH!!! One of my favorite tv shows from my childhood,
which has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.
WB owns the rights to Search, but stupidly consigned it to
"overseas only" syndication hell for eternity. I seriously doubt
this great series will ever get released on dvd. I'm just glad
another fan in Australia had the good fortune of recording the
entire show way back in the late 70's when beta and vhs
first hit the scene. That's the only way to
aquire dvd copies of it. Great theme by Dominic Frontiere!

Den



I loved it as well. It ran here (Australia) almost simultaneously with the US release and I had a great time watching in when I was a very young teen. For me, the main title theme always represented, I dunno..."high-class chic". I liked all those shows that travelled to far away glamorous places like Monaco, etc.

 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 2:12 PM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

Aside from recent TV theme compilations on CD, Bronislau Kaper's theme from "The F.B.I." appeared on two LPs--one by Hugo Montenegro (RCA 3540) and one by Ray Martin (Camden 927).

Jerome Moross' original "Wagon Train" theme appeared on a 1957 LP (Mercury Records SR 60179 ). The LP has not been issued on CD.



The theme has been re-recorded for many LPs, and most recently for a Silva Screen CD (Silva America SSD 1049 / Silva Screen FILMCD 161 / also available as a download from Amazon Digital Services):




Thanks Bob. I'd love to get my mits on that 1957 "Wagon Train" LP!!! (Sigh, envy!!!)

Ditto for the Kaper recordings!

BTW...I'm posting from Australia. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Has the soundtrack for the main title and cues for "The Name of the Game" ever been released?

AND...Has anyone ever released the music for the 60s shows "The FBI" and "Wagon Train"?(Not the horrible synthesiser versions on one of those "tv hits" LPs...)


I totally agree with you, Stroppy. The syntheizer version of "The F.B.I." on "Television's Greatest Hits Vol. 1" is one of the all time worst!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Aside from recent TV theme compilations on CD, Bronislau Kaper's theme from "The F.B.I." appeared on two LPs--one by Hugo Montenegro (RCA 3540) and one by Ray Martin (Camden 927).

Jerome Moross' original "Wagon Train" theme appeared on a 1957 LP (Mercury Records SR 60179 ). The LP has not been issued on CD.



The theme has been re-recorded for many LPs, and most recently for a Silva Screen CD (Silva America SSD 1049 / Silva Screen FILMCD 161 / also available as a download from Amazon Digital Services):




Thanks Bob. I'd love to get my mits on that 1957 "Wagon Train" LP!!! (Sigh, envy!!!)

Ditto for the Kaper recordings!

BTW...I'm posting from Australia. smile


I was also on Johnny Gregory's "Spies And Dolls" album, in which he was credited as Chaquito, though hardly faithful to the original theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 5:11 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Has the soundtrack for the main title and cues for "The Name of the Game" ever been released?


No soundtrack, but at the time of the show's original network run (circa 1969)
Grusin released the main title theme on a 45rpm single.
The flip side was Grusin's theme for IT TAKES A THIEF. If I'm not mistaken,
I think this was released by Decca (?). OOP now for 40 years and very
hard to find.

Den


Thanks quiller...I thought as much. I really enjoyed "Name" as a kid...great soundtrack. There was a similar style of theme for a show called "Search" which I thought was excellent at the time. OOPS! I'm showing my age!!! smile



I LOVE SEARCH!!! One of my favorite tv shows from my childhood,
which has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.
WB owns the rights to Search, but stupidly consigned it to
"overseas only" syndication hell for eternity. I seriously doubt
this great series will ever get released on dvd. I'm just glad
another fan in Australia had the good fortune of recording the
entire show way back in the late 70's when beta and vhs
first hit the scene. That's the only way to
aquire dvd copies of it. Great theme by Dominic Frontiere!

Den



I loved it as well. It ran here (Australia) almost simultaneously with the US release and I had a great time watching in when I was a very young teen. For me, the main title theme always represented, I dunno..."high-class chic". I liked all those shows that travelled to far away glamorous places like Monaco, etc.


"The Name Of The Game" main title is on "Television's Greatest Hits Vol. III".

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 2, 2010 - 7:48 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

There was a similar style of theme for a show called "Search" which I thought was excellent at the time. OOPS! I'm showing my age!!! smile


I LOVE SEARCH!!! One of my favorite tv shows from my childhood,
which has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.
WB owns the rights to Search, but stupidly consigned it to
"overseas only" syndication hell for eternity. I seriously doubt
this great series will ever get released on dvd. I'm just glad
another fan in Australia had the good fortune of recording the
entire show way back in the late 70's when beta and vhs
first hit the scene. That's the only way to
aquire dvd copies of it. Great theme by Dominic Frontiere!

Den

I loved it as well. It ran here (Australia) almost simultaneously with the US release and I had a great time watching in when I was a very young teen. For me, the main title theme always represented, I dunno..."high-class chic". I liked all those shows that travelled to far away glamorous places like Monaco, etc.



"Search has an interesting history. It began as a television movie called "Probe." Here are the main titles for the TV film:



When it was decided to convert the film into a series, NBC found that PBS was already airing a weekly program called PROBE, so the series was dubbed SEARCH, and when the TV movie re-aired as the pilot of the TV show, the credits for it were shortened and redone to use the SEARCH title, as in the version seen here:



And here are the main titles for the regular weekly series:

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2010 - 2:03 AM   
 By:   stroppy   (Member)

There was a similar style of theme for a show called "Search" which I thought was excellent at the time. OOPS! I'm showing my age!!! smile


I LOVE SEARCH!!! One of my favorite tv shows from my childhood,
which has seemingly disappeared from the face of the earth.
WB owns the rights to Search, but stupidly consigned it to
"overseas only" syndication hell for eternity. I seriously doubt
this great series will ever get released on dvd. I'm just glad
another fan in Australia had the good fortune of recording the
entire show way back in the late 70's when beta and vhs
first hit the scene. That's the only way to
aquire dvd copies of it. Great theme by Dominic Frontiere!

Den

I loved it as well. It ran here (Australia) almost simultaneously with the US release and I had a great time watching in when I was a very young teen. For me, the main title theme always represented, I dunno..."high-class chic". I liked all those shows that travelled to far away glamorous places like Monaco, etc.



"Search has an interesting history. It began as a television movie called "Probe." Here are the main titles for the TV film:



When it was decided to convert the show into a series, NBC found that PBS was already airing a weekly program called PROBE, so the series was dubbed SEARCH, and when the TV movie re-aired as the pilot of the TV show, the credits for it were shortened and redone to use the SEARCH title, as in the version seen here:



And here are the main titles for the regular weekly series:




Bob...should you ever visit Australia let me know! A barbecue and much liquid refreshment will provided to you gratis!

Thank you muchly for posting these themes...all three excellent!smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2010 - 3:55 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)


It was also on Johnny Gregory's "Spies And Dolls" album, in which he was credited as Chaquito, though hardly faithful to the original theme.



Bob DiMucci did already mention this version in an earlier post on the thread.

While it might not be 100% faithful to the original (what re-recordings are?), Gregory's version is excellent and entirely within the spirit of the original. As indeed are most of his tv themes. I would suspect that if Grusin himself ever heard the John Gregory arrangements of The Name of The Game and It Takes A Thief, he'd be very pleased.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2010 - 11:15 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Here's the "FBI" opening, circa 1967:



The announcer for all of the Quinn Martin shows was Hank Simms, aka Henry Fry Simms.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2010 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)


It was also on Johnny Gregory's "Spies And Dolls" album, in which he was credited as Chaquito, though hardly faithful to the original theme.



Bob DiMucci did already mention this version in an earlier post on the thread.

While it might not be 100% faithful to the original (what re-recordings are?), Gregory's version is excellent and entirely within the spirit of the original. As indeed are most of his tv themes. I would suspect that if Grusin himself ever heard the John Gregory arrangements of The Name of The Game and It Takes A Thief, he'd be very pleased.


Except for that saxophone solo, which I feel is out of place.

 
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