Posts filed under ‘Movie Theme’

The High and the Mighty

“The High and the Mighty”, composed by Dimitri Tiomkin,  is the main theme from the 1954 movie of the same name. While the song did not win any awards, the film’s score won an Oscar for best music. The song, with lyrics by Ned Washington, peaked at #4 in 1954.

The Shadows included an instrumental version of the song on their 1964 album “Dance with the Shadows”. My version is essentially a cover of this — although it is not “note-for-note”.

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February 11, 2018 at 3:22 pm Leave a comment

Rhythm & Greens

Rhythm & Greens was an extended play 45 rpm record released by The Shadows in 1964. The music was the soundtrack from a films short of the same name, produced and directed by Christopher Miles.

The EP contained 5 songs, with writing credit shared by the four members of the group at the time: guitarist Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch, bassist John Rostill, and drummer Bruce Bennett. The recording was produced by Norrie Paramor.

The first song on side one was titled “Rhythm & Greens” which was also released as a single in 1964 and peaked at #22 on the UK singles charts. The first song on side two is this “Main Theme”.

My version is a straight cover.

February 6, 2018 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

Blue’s Theme

“Blues Theme” is from the 1966 biker film “The Wild Angels” starring Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra and directed by Roger Corman. This instrumental was written by Mike Curb and was performed by Davie Allen and the Arrows. “Blue” is the name of the character played by Peter Fonda. Both the single and the sound track album sold well; the single stayed on the charts for 17 weeks.

January 13, 2018 at 3:19 pm Leave a comment

Temptation

“Temptation” was composed by Nacio Herb Brown in 1933 and first presented by Bing Crosby in the movie “Going Hollywood”. Probably the most well-known version is Perry Como’s, recorded in 1945.

It has been recorded by many other artists, including the Shadows. It was the last track on the 1964 album “Dance with the Shadows”. Their version is the inspiration and influence for my instrumental arrangement, which while not a cover, is intended to be in their style.

January 6, 2018 at 3:46 pm Leave a comment

The Boys (and the Girls)

The Boys was a 1962 British courtroom drama film, directed by Sidney J. Furie, with a screenplay by Stuart Douglass, and starring Robert Morley.

In the film, a night watchman at a garage is found murdered, and four “teddy boys” are put on trial for the crime. Witnesses and suspects give differing accounts of the lead-up to the crime, and the truth eventually emerges.

The Shadows recorded the soundtrack for the film. In 1962, four tracks from the movie (including “The Boys” and “The Girls”) were released on an EP in the UK ; it was number one for three weeks there. In Australia, “The Boys” was paired with “The Girls” as a single and topped the charts there.

Here is my versions of “The Boys” and right below it, “The Girls”.

 

December 11, 2017 at 4:16 pm Leave a comment

The Boys

The Boys was a 1962 British courtroom drama film, directed by Sidney J. Furie and with a screenplay by Stuart Douglass, starring Robert Morley.

In the film, a night watchman at a garage is found murdered, and four “teddy boys” are put on trial for the crime. Witnesses and suspects give differing accounts of the lead-up to the crime, and the truth eventually emerges.

The Shadows recorded the soundtrack for the film. In the UK, four tracks were released on an EP in 1962 and was number one for three weeks there. In Australia, “The Boys” was paired with “The Girls” (also from the film) as a single and topped the charts there.

My arrangement largely follows the Shadows original.

September 14, 2017 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

Tell Me What You See

Tell Me What You See” first appeared in 1965 on their album Help! in the United Kingdom and on Beatles VI in the United States. As with all Beatles compositions by either of the two, the song is credited to Lennon–McCartney.  However, the consensus is that it is entirely Paul McCartney’s work.

My instrumental arrangement preserves much of the feel of the original while adding some additional rhythmic variety.

September 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

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