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 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Dominic Frontiere definitely knew the funk

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 9:48 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


I would encourage everybody to visit John Bender's "Retro Euro Cult Film Score" page on Facebook for tons of great and rare tracks!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroeurocultfilmscore/

Lukas

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

I would encourage everybody to visit John Bender's "Retro Euro Cult Film Score" page on Facebook for tons of great and rare tracks!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/retroeurocultfilmscore/

Lukas


It was FSM's articles in the 1990s magazine about blaxploitation scores, Roy Budd music, John Bender's reviews, et al that first won me over to the idea that not all film scores had to be in the Herrmann-Williams-Goldsmith mode.

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

He wasn't a film composer but he did score a handful of films but Isaac Hayes wrote one of the funkiest scores ever for Shaft.

Truck Turner (1974) is imo a much better score.

BTW, "Knew" how to get funky? Is the OP implying that contemporary composers like Zimmy Baby, Our Sainted Marco Beltrami, and the myriad of other generically-interchangeable composers *don't* know how to get funky?

Say it ain't so!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 10:30 AM   
 By:   moolik   (Member)

Dominic Frontiere ON ANY SUNDAY
Johnny Pate SHAFT IN AFRICA
THE SOUL OF NIGGER CHARLY
Stelvio Capriani
So many.....

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 11:32 AM   
 By:   Adm Naismith   (Member)

Lalo Schifrin-

But was he truly a film composer first with a very wide palette, or come at it from another world like Quincy Junes & Herbie Hancock. He certainly spent most of his time on the film side here in The US.

 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


I once inquired about the rights to The Soul of... and the executive at the studio said, "I'd be afraid even to write the memo."

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 20, 2020 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

It was FSM's articles in the 1990s magazine about blaxploitation scores, Roy Budd music, John Bender's reviews, et al that first won me over to the idea that not all film scores had to be in the Herrmann-Williams-Goldsmith mode.

Yes, I remember those columns well. At the time, it wasn't a genre of music I was particularly interested in (I still haven't DARED to explore the vast catalogue of obscure Italian genre scores of the 60s and 70s), but I was always fascinated by John's fascination for it. And so I read them, and learned. Today, I'm more willing to explore this territory, although it still seems dangerously overwhelming.

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2020 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Holy, cow, GL Kendall reads these threads?

Oh, I guess we've all got extra time now... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2020 - 11:18 PM   
 By:   Cameron007   (Member)

What about Conti and Faltermeyer?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2020 - 2:34 AM   
 By:   SonicLester   (Member)



Indeed Lalo Schifrin is one of the greatest composers ever - he even
Wrote symphonic movie scores (RHINO! 1963) long before- nearly ten years -John Williams entered
The genre, and he also wrote one of the funkiest movie scores ever written.

St.Ives 1976

Is there any chance we ever get our hands on a complete
Score cd of St.Ives OST?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2020 - 6:29 AM   
 By:   Laurent78   (Member)

Would Laurie Johnson fit in this category too? I'm thinking of scores like THE NEW AVENGERS and THE PROFESSIONALS.

 
 Posted:   Apr 25, 2020 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Would Laurie Johnson fit in this category too? I'm thinking of scores like THE NEW AVENGERS and THE PROFESSIONALS.

Yes, true. I just watched AND SOON THE DARKNESS yesterday and he had a groovy theme for that - although maybe a bit more corny than funky. But indeed he wrote some funky stuff for TV.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2020 - 4:00 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Speaking of funky composers, I've often wondered if Lalo Schifrin created--or helped create--Acid Jazz.

 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2020 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Oh yes - Charles Bernstein. Thank you.

Two others are Jerry Fielding and Michael Small.

Patrick Williams. I'm not familiar with any "groovy" stuff by him, but that just means I need to explore more of his output.


Along with their fellow funkster Roy Budd, I just so happen to be listening to these guys almost exclusvely lately.

Pat Williams' music I'm listening to within the shows themselves, since I don't have anything by him on disc. frown

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2020 - 12:48 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Watching BORN TO WIN (1971). Some really nice street-groovy sounds from William S. Fischer.

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2020 - 10:33 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

https://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=140848&forumID=1&archive=0

This recent thread dovetails nicely with this thread examining the joys of film music funk.

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

David Shire got funky in "Welcome to Cadwallader" from FAST BREAK (1979). He did it better than most, I think.

(No sound sample that I can find, dangit.)

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 6:28 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

David Shire got funky in "Welcome to Cadwallader" from FAST BREAK (1979). He did it better than most, I think.

(No sound sample that I can find, dangit.)


Awesome! I might have to actually watch a Gabe Kaplan basketball movie to hear that. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2020 - 6:55 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

What about "Something Kinda Funky" from BUCK ROGERS, and "It's Love, Love, Love" from BATTLESTAR GALACTICA? Skipping those would be crazy.

 
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