Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The John Seely/Capitol Hi-Q Produciton Music Library

Aka 50s60s production music blog. Here is hopefully a lasting post her.e..the stock music library often misunderstood and talked about as used in so many old television and schoolhouse programs and films, espeiclaly in many sitcoms and cartoons, started in 1949 as Capitol Q, made up of Mutel, David and Byron Chudnow,. ALexandre Lazlo, and Herschel Burke Gilbnert stock music among others. Others starting being widely used but independently. However the Capitol library department as known started licensing and more confusingly created their own music with renaming (with their trademark mundane-kind of-names for the cues) the cues with different "publisher abbreivation" codes.

Sometimes the codes would be some other library., Siometimes the letter codes would stand for some publisher. For instance, Bill Loose [b.Indiana, 1991 d.1991] was the head and his code was namely simply "C"!For CAPITOL, obviously.

Those composers (from within and without the library) and their codes (at Capitol,lthat is_)
would be
Belasclo, Jack "SF" (Sam Fox)

Bluestone Harry, usually with Cadkin, Emil (see below) but often with Cadkin "CB" (Cadkin/Bluestone)

Cadkin, Emil, with aforementioned Bluestone as noted, as "CB" - often worked as "Chandler/Williams", or with Bill Loose under (if with those two) "JB", and sometimes credited with third composer Jack Cookerly under "OK" (Omar-Kruahaar-Fox?).Sometimes this would get a three letter publishers code, PMS for Production Music Services (see next paragraphs).Phil Green is also said to have done scores under these names. Surprsingly, Jack Cookerly was never solely credited but often did a lot of solo compositions under the "PMS" & "OK" pub. abbrieviations.

Cookerly, Jack. See Cadkin, Emil.

Green, (Harry) Phillip. Worked under various houses under various "codes" (many stock ,libraries had them)-"UP'"GR","PG", (The initials of his name, I'm guessing), EM" (EMI Photoplay London), & "CT". Don't ask me what all those stand for.

Hormel, George. "ZR" (for "Zephyr Records")

Laszlo, Alexander. "SM" (for "Structural Music").,

Loose, Bill. "C" (for "Capitol Records". Duh! As mentioned.)

Moore, Spencer. "L". (Not sure what this one stood for.)

Seely, John and Loose, Bill. Wrote as "TC" ("Theme Craft"), ML ("May-Loo") and "AL",among others.

Shaindlin, Jack "F" (Fox)?

There were many more.
I'll post some more on this tomorrow.

11 comments:

WIL fan said...

I didn't realise TC meant Theme Craft. The things you learn.

Here is a list of TC cues from the Capitol Hi-Q Library written by Seely and Loose (those by Loose alone are indicated):

TC 1 - Urgent Fire
TC 2 - Fierce Fire
TC 3 - Relentless Fire
TC 4 - Flaring Fire
TC 5 - Feverish Pursuit
TC 6 - Violent Pursuit
TC 7 - Urgent Pursuit
TC 8 - Furious Pursuit
TC 9 - Hurried Pursuit
TC 10 - Pastoral Pursuit
TC 11 - Forceful Pursuit
TC 12 - Tense Pursuit
TC 13 - Easy Pursuit
TC 14 - Zealous Pursuit
TC 15 - Spirited Pursuit
TC 16 - Dreamy Ghost
TC 17 - Melancholy Ghost
TC 18 - Waltzing Ghost
TC 19 - Sparkling Ghost
TC 20 - Sleepy Ghost
TC 21 - Nostalgic Ghost
TC 22 - Subblime Ghost
TC 23 - Vibe Ghost
TC 24 - Passing Ghost
TC 25 - Heavenly Harp
TC 26 - Angel's Ghost
TC 27 - Turbulent Land
TC 28 - Western Land
TC 29 - Pleasant Land
TC 30 - Liquid Land Martini
TC 31 - Rainy Land
TC 32 - Wonderland
TC 33 - Restful Land
TC 34 - Rural Land
TC 35 - Home Land
TC 36 - Patriotic Hero
TC 37 - Moderate Hero
TC 38 - Stinger 38
TC 39 - Jubilant Hero
TC 40 - Lively City
TC 42 - Rural Stage
TC 43 - Reminiscent Shoes
TC 44 - Smooth Shoes
TC 45 - Easy Shoes
TC 46 - Rising Danger
TC 47 - Menacing Danger
TC 48 - Ominous Danger
TC 49 - Fateful Danger
TC 50 - Anxious Danger
TC 51 - Desolate Danger
TC 52 - Foreboding Danger
TC 53 - Intense Tragedy
TC 54 - Flaring Tragedy
TC 55 - Unhappy Tragedy
TC 56 - True Tragedy
TC 57 - Desolate Tragedy
TC 58 - Haunting Tragedy
TC 59 - Dire Disaster
TC 60 - Tragic Disaster
TC 61 - Sad Disaster
TC 62 - Hopeful Afternoon
TC 63 - Anxious Afternoon
TC 64 - Turbulent Afternoon
TC 65 - Indecisive Afternoon
TC 66 - Dreary Evening
TC 67 - Bewitched Evening
TC 68 - Sinister Evening
TC 69 - Anxious Evening
TC 70 - Doomed Evening
TC 71 - Threatening Evening
TC 72 - Climactic Evening
TC 73 - Spellbound Night
TC 74 - Oppressive Death
TC 75 - Bleak Death
TC 76 - Impending Trouble
TC 77 - Melancholy Trouble
TC 78 - Fearful Trouble
TC 79 - Perilous Trouble
TC 80 - Tender Love
TC 81 - Thankful Love
TC 82 - Troubled Love
TC 83 - Sweet Love
TC 84 - Contented Love
TC 85 - Serene Love
TC 86 - Hopeful Love
TC 87 - Mounting Love
TC 88 - Gentle Love
TC 89 - Sublime Love
TC 90 - Pleading Love
TC 91 - Wistful Love
TC 92 - Delicate Love
TC 93 - Disappoined Heart
TC 94 - Aching Heart
TC 95 - Desolate Heart
TC 96 - Pleading Heart
TC 97 - Disturbed Heart
TC 98 - Happy Smile
TC 99 - Gay Smile

TC 100 - Giddy Smile
TC 101 - Fumbling Smile
TC 102 - Frisky Smile Dog
TC 103 - Looney Smile
TC 104 - Coy Smile
TC 105 - Bustling Smile
TC 106 - Merry Smile
TC 107 - Spirited Smile
TC 108 - Blewsy Smile
TC 109 - Crazy Smile
TC 110 - Cute Smile
TC 111 - Creepy Evening
TC 112 - Switch On
TC 113 - Quick Smile
TC 114A - A Brief Breeze
TC 115 - Slight Breeze
TC 116 - Gay Breeze
TC 117 - Giddy City
TC 118 - Happy Breeze
TC 119 - Gleeful Breeze
TC 120 - Sprightly Home
TC 122 - Little Disaster
TC 123 - Desolate Disaster
TC 124 - Foreboding Disaster
TC 125 - Threatening Disaster
TC 126 - Quiet Disaster
TC 127 - Reserved Disaster
TC 128 - Emphatic Disaster
TC 129 - Impending Disaster
TC 130 - Small Disaster
TC 132 - Punch Disaster
TC 133 - Stinging Disaster
TC 134 - Brief Disaster
TC 135 - Fast Disaster
TC 136 - Ominous Disaster
TC 137 -Flaring Disaster
TC 138 - Flaming Disaster
TC 139 - Quick Disaster
TC 140 - Shocking Disaster
TC 141 - Impact Disaster
TC 142 - Building Disaster
TC 143 - Quick Lightning
TC 144 - Short Pursuit
TC 145 - Brief Pursuit
TC 147 - Fast Fire
TC 148 - Blazing Fire
TC 149 - Low Fire
TC 150 - Urgent Lightning
TC 151 - Fateful Fire
TC 152 - Hammering Wheels
TC 153 - Mysterious Disaster
TC 154 - Brief Night
TC 155 - Black Night
TC 156 - Unrestful Evening
TC 157 - Dreary Danger
TC 158 - Curious Danger
TC 159 - Building Tragedy
TC 160 - Quick Tragedy
TC 161 - Shocking Tragedy
TC 163 - Fateful Afternoon
TC 164 - Concerned Afternoon
TC 166 - Punchy Afternoon
TC 167 - Fast Afternoon
TC 169 - Pining Heart
TC 170 - Brief Love
TC 172 - Sweet Day
TC 173 - Brief Day
TC 174 - Little Day
TC 175 - Short Day
TC 176 - Nice Day
TC 177 - Sunny Day
TC 178 - Charming Day
TC 179 - Cheerful Day
TC 180 - Easy Day
TC 181 - Gentle Land
TC 182 - Ominous Afternoon
TC 183 - Stinger 1
TC 184 - Stinger 2
TC 185 - Stinger 3
TC 186 - Stinger 4
TC 187 - Stinger 5
TC 188 - Stinger 6
TC 189 - Stinger 7
TC 190 - Stinger 8
TC 191 - Stinger 9
TC 192 - Stinger 10
TC 193 - Stinger 11
TC 193 - Stinger 12
TC 194 - Stinger 13
TC 195 - Stinger 14
TC 196 - Stinger 15
TC 197 - Connecting Thrills 1G
TC 197D - Connecting Thrills 5B
TC 197H - Connecting Thrills 9 D Sharp
TC 197J - Connecting Thrills 11F

TC 200 - Wistful Comedy
(also TC 203, 204A, 307, 308, 309)
TC 201 - Pixie Comedy aka Themecraft 201
TC 202 - Eccentric Comedy
(also TC 300)
TC 205 - Light Comedy
TC 207 - Mysterioso
TC 209 - Mysterioso
TC 210 - Emotional
TC 214 - Neutral Drama
TC 218 - Heavy Agitato
TC 218A - Heavy Agitato
TC 218B - Heavy Agitato
TC 221 - Heavy Agitato
(also 415, 6-TC-415, Texan Theme)

TC 300 - Eccentic Comedy
TC 301 - Zany Waltz
TC 302 - Waltz
TC 303 - Zany Comedy
TC 304 - Fox Trot
TC 304A - Fox Trot
TC 307 - Wistful Comedy
TC 308 - Wistful Comedy
TC 309 - Wistful Comedy
TC 326 - Stinger 26
TC 327 - Stinger 27
TC 328 - Stinger 28
TC 329 - Stinger 29
TC 330 - Stinger 30
TC 331 - Stinger 31
TC 332 - Stinger 32
TC 333 - Stinger 33
TC 334 - Stinger 34
TC 335 - Stinger 35
TC 336 - Stinger 36
TC 337 - Stinger 37
TC 339 - Stinger 39
TC 340 - Stinger 40
TC 341 - Stinger 41
TC 342 - Stinger 42
TC 343 - Stinger 43
TC 344 - Stinger 44
TC 345 - Stinger 45
TC 346 - Stinger 46
TC 347 - Stinger 47
TC 348 - Stinger 48
TC 349 - Stinger 49
TC 350 - Stinger 50

TC 400 - Tension
TC 401 - Tension
TC 402 - Tension
TC 404 - Tension
TC 410 - Neutral Dramatic
TC 411 - Neutral Dramatic
TC 413 - Neutral Dramatic
TC 415 - Heavy Agitato (see TC 218)
TC 416 - Heavy Agitato
TC 430 - Donna Reed Show Theme aka Happy Days
TC 430A - Donna Reed Show Theme aka Happy Days
TC 431 - Light Activity
TC 432 - Holly Day
TC 433 - Light Underscore
TC 435 - Light Underscore
TC 436 - Domestic
TC 437 - Light Activity
TC 451 - Billboard 1
TC 451A - Billboard 2
TC 451B - Billboard 3
TC 452 - Billboard 4
TC 452A - Billboard 5
TC 453 - Billboard 6
TC 453A - Billboard 7
TC 454 - Billboard 8
TC 454A - Billboard 9
TC 455 - Billboard 10
TC 455A - Billboard 11
TC 456 - Billboard 12
TC 456A - Billboard 13
TC 457 - Billboard 14
TC 457A - Billboard 15
TC 458 - Billboard 16
TC 458A - Billboard 17
TC 459 - Billboard 18
TC 459A - Billboard 19
TC 460 - Billboard 20
TC 460A - Billboard 21
TC 461 - Billboard 22
TC 462 - Billboard 23
TC 463 - Billboard 24

TC 527 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 529 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 529A - Dramatic Jazz
TC 530 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 531 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 531A - Dramatic Jazz
TC 532 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 533 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 534 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 535 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 536 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 537 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 538 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 538A - Dramatic Jazz
TC 539 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 540 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 541 - Dramatic Jazz1
TC 542 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 543 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 544 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 545 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 546 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 547 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 548 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 549 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 550 - Dramatic Jazz
TC 551- Dramatic Jazz

1 TC 475 - Popsicle (Loose)
1 TC 482 - Improvisation (Loose)
1 TC 576 - Busy Bee (Loose)
1 TC 584 - Happy Days (Loose)

2 TC 476 - Joe's Tune (Loose)
2 TC 483 - Archie's Tune (Loose)
2 TC 553 - Main Title (Loose)
2 TC 565 - Main Title (Loose)
2 TC 577 - Shopping (Loose)
2 TC 585 - Western Sunset (Loose)

3 TC 477 - Orange Peel (Loose)
3 TC 484 - Alice (Loose)
3 TC 554 - End Title (Loose)
3 TC 566 - End Title (Loose)
3 TC 578 - Faster Version (Loose)
3 TC 586 - Seashore Summer (Loose)

4 TC 478 - Back Talk (Loose)
4 TC 579 - Melody Manor (Loose)
4 TC 587 - Speedy Happiness (Loose)

5 TC 479 - Harry's Tune (Loose)
5 TC 556 - Main Title (Loose)
5 TC 568 - Main Title (Loose)
5 TC 580 - Elegant Lady (Loose)

6 TC 415 - Heavy Agitato
6 TC 480 - Jasper's Theme (Loose)
6 TC 557 - End Title (Loose)
6 TC 569 - End Title (Loose)
6 TC 589 - Sunshine Day (Loose)

7 TC 582 - Hometown (Loose)
7 TC 690 - Cosmopolitan Lady (Loose)

8 TC 559 - Main Title aka End Title aka 9 TC 560 (Loose)
8 TC 571 - Main Title (Loose)
8 TC 583 - Eccentricity (Loose)

9 TC 560 - see 8 TC 559
9 TC 572 - End Title

11 TC 562 - Main Title (Loose)
11 TC 574 - Main Title (Loose)

12 TC 563 - End Title (Loose)
12 TC 575 - End Title (Loose)

Loose, of course, wrote (or is credited with writing) 7007 different pieces that have BMI numbers. Some are written pn his own, others with Emil Cadkin, or with Cadkin and Jack Cookerly. Some of these Capitol cues have "AM", "C", "JB", "ML", "MR", "OK", "TM", "PMS" and "WA" (among others, perhaps).

The Loose-Seely cues are credited to MAY-LOO MUSIC INC and INSELTOWN MUSIC INC and Additional Non-BMI Publishers (who aren't named). The Loose cues are strictly those two publishing firms.

WIL fan said...

Sorry, that should read TINSELTOWN MUSIC.

Steve C. said...

Loose wrote with Seely, Loose with Emil Cadkin, which in TURN got cowritten with Jack Cookerly or "with" Philip Green-his being a seperate library composer explaining the quotes..in "Play Production Music: CARLIN ARCHIVES: CARLIN ONLINE SERIES"..note Loose and Cadkin always in THAT ORDER--BUT..P.Green FIRST, but JACK COOKERLY-since he worked with Loose & Cadkin---THIRD..but the four composers NEVER listed together!

SC-the author of this blog

Yowp said...

Steve, the Green-Loose-Cadkin trio wrote for EMI Photoplay, or at least have cues in it. I don't have the actual discs but I gather the composers are listed in the order I've given them. It was Green's library, after all.

Eventually, my blog is going to do a piece on Hi-Q, or at least the stuff used in HB cartoons. That lets out Jack Meakin and Nelson Riddle, who wrote stuff for the 'D' series, though I admit there are some cues I can't identify and I don't have a complete listing of the 'L' discs.

Spencer Moore also is given an 'LM' designation.

Yowp

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