Monday, February 22, 2010

The lesser stock music libraries on the show

Among the many musical companies used on many television shows in America, at least though from the John Seely Associates wing at Capitol Records Hollywood Special Productions for many years, by now these may be familiar
EMI Photoplay
Langlois/Jack Shaindlin
Omar/Raoul Kraushaar

In last few years, several sites have mentioned also
Zephyr [G.Hormel's company]
C&B [Cadkin and Bluestone]

Many others were offered. Among the more known would by KPM, JW Media, Sam Fox, Valentino,etc.,etc.etc. But here are a few others, beginning with the same letter:
The letter S.

Ever hear of Selected Sound? My knowledge of them's rather sketchy, but two of their guys, the dynamic duo of HANS CONZELMANN and DELLE nee GERHARD HAENSCH have cues on APM thru SELECTED SOUND familiar on "Gumby", and the "Ren and Stimpy"/Nickelodoen era wave of cartoons, credited on Selected Sound [500-5223}? to Conzellmann and Haensch [and Gerhard Trede possibly as Gerhard T. is a Selected Sound name, and still is, and ASCAP.COM refers to a GERHARD HAESNCH [last name then first name, HAENSCH GERHARD-under HANS CONZELMANN's name] and this is on both the Clokey productions, Gumby and Davey and Goliath, as well as Ren and Stimpy if I remember correctly. Such selections as "Variete", as I've mentioned here if I'm not mistaken are heard in both 5118 CONZELMANN-HAENSCH SELECTED SOUND Fanfares [5118/2-track 29] in at least one G&P episode as I mentioned earlier, "All Broken Up".

There are others but I'll save that for later, as far as the Selected Sound service is concerned.

The Southern Library was used in at least one episode, "Gabby Auntie', a personal favorite, the Clokey studio's answer to the old Max Fleischer "Dreamwalking" episode [lately over at ANIMATION HISTORY ANIMATION SHOW FORUM's, it's basically the MAX FLEISHCER FAN FORUM LOL.][, where it seemed EVERY cue--"Cinnamon Stick" [slighted edited, only the open bars;the jointly pseudonymous* "Frank Sterling"], "Comedy Timepiece" [used both near beginning and at end][Arthur Harold Wilkinson], "Capering Clowns [Max Saunders}, and "Chase Me Chester" [Roger Roger}, are all in the Southern Library due to a visit to a music site that shall-ahem-remain anonymous, and also, for those interested in trivia stuff, all of those cues share the same initial.

I've heard one on the same site, from composer Les Bridgewater titled "Fluttering Butterflies" which I've DEFINITELY also heard in a Gumby--probaly "Magic Flute" or "Super Spray". Southern had many of the composers [Roger Roger, his good pal Nino Nardini and others] that may be more known.

It hooked up with Peer, according to a post in Bryan Lord's
Totalrod2 aka Bryan's Lounge due to a comment from LittlGrey aka that little kitten of the blog word, who also interestingly thru his comment separates Major and Valentino.

These and Chappell were also huge publisher of British AND American hits, btw, which probaly should be saved for uh, a more DIFFERENT post, but Southern Music [at the time the later Gumbys as Nopey and Gabby Aunt Gumbitty [which I can verify used its cues] published one of the sillier songs of the time, one of the 1960s top ten US hits, and a guilty pleasure and great voice tester of mine, "Winchester Cathedral", the tune done a la 1920s-30s crooning pioneer of radio Rudy Vallee.
You know..dum dum DUM DUM
Winchester Ca-THE-dral
You're bringing me down..

Peer publishing Vaughn Monroe's 1949 Red Roses, and Chappell, "Poor People of Paris" [one one of the publishers.]

Some other libraries used seem to be rather unknown besides the many mentioned..Clarence Wheeler and Henry Russell [NOT that sea chanty writer!!!] who'd had a stock connection in reverse, due to a composition in the thirties that WB Music publishing owned and would be used in early color Warner Brothers cartoons before disappearing forever and a day in 1940s, "When I Yoo Hoo", and some sources DO give Henry Russell credit [but also another site confuses him with the "Life on the Ocean Wave, at home on the rolling sea" guy from the 1800s, putting them both in one entry.I'd sure like to know who the twentieth century Henry Russell wrote for, library wise and if he adapted, more important any sea chantys. Hey, this may stir some confusoon, The FIRST Henry Russell's Ocean song [yes, that one] is one some Carlin an archive.]

*"Frank Sterling" is a pseudonym of composers Den Barry & Stu Crombie.

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