Favoriting Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from December 13, 2016 Favoriting

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Favoriting December 13, 2016: DR. LILLIAN GERSHENSON CARSON on Joseph Gershenson (Universal Pictures Music Head 1949-69)
Dr. Lillian Gershenson Carson discusses her father Joseph Gershenson's legacy. Russian-born Gershenson was orchestra leader at the Palace Theater on Broadway during the heyday of Vaudeville then Head of Music for the RKO-Keith Theaters' silent films nationwide before becoming a short film pioneer producer and music director. In 1939, Universal Pictures hired him to produce short film musicals and serials in Hollywood and later executive produce over 40 feature length films including early Westerns and "Universal Monsters" films. Eventually as the Music Department head from 1949-69, Gershenson supervised (and conducted) for over 300 films such as Touch of Evil, The Glenn Miller Story, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Magnificent Obsession, Abbott & Costello's Little Giant, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Sweet Charity. He even gave Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, John Williams, Quincy Jones and the studio musicians now known as "The Wrecking Crew" some of their first jobs. Other collaborators include Vic Mizzy, Francis Lai, Leonard Rosenman, Hans J. Salter and Frank Skinner.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Images Approx. start time
Henry Mancini  Touch of Evil   Favoriting Touch of Evil  Varèse Sarabande  1958 
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Vic Mizzy/Sammy Kaye Orchestra  Main Title   Favoriting The Night Walker  Percepto  1964 
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Henry Mancini 

The Monster Gets Mark   Favoriting

Creature from the Black Lagoon 

RCA 

1954 

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Herman Stein/Irving Gertz/Henry Mancini  Main Title   Favoriting It Came From Outer Space  Monstrous Movie Music   1953 
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Jerry Goldsmith  Main Title   Favoriting The List of Adrian Messenger  Varèse Sarabande  1963 
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Frank Skinner/Earl Grant  Main Title   Favoriting Imitation of Life  RCA  1958 
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Music behind DJ:
DR. LILLIAN GERSHENSON CARSON 

Interview   Favoriting

on her father JOSEPH GERSHENSON 

 

 

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Quincy Jones  A Shot In The Park   Favoriting Mirage  Mercury  1965 
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Music behind DJ:
DR. LILLIAN GERSHENSON CARSON 

Interview   Favoriting

on her father JOSEPH GERSHENSON 

 

 

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Sammy Davis Jr.  The Rhythm Of Life   Favoriting Sweet Charity  Decca  1969 
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Music behind DJ:
DR. LILLIAN GERSHENSON CARSON 

Interview   Favoriting

on her father JOSEPH GERSHENSON 

 

 

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Vic Mizzy  Main Title   Favoriting The Ghost And Mr. Chicken  Percepto  1966 
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Music behind DJ:
DR. LILLIAN GERSHENSON CARSON 

Interview   Favoriting

on her father JOSEPH GERSHENSON 

 

1964 

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Glenn Miller  Moonlight Serenade   Favoriting The Glenn Miller Story  Decca  1954 
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Frank Skinner  Main Title   Favoriting Magnificent Obsession  Decca   
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Benny Goodman  Seven Comes Eleven   Favoriting The Benny Goodman Story  Decca  1955 
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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm
dale:

LOVE those vic mizzy scores for all the don knotts stuff. and green acres, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm
dale:

charleton heston made an odd looking mexican.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm
Michael 98145:

strings galore!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm
dale:

"WAIT FOR ME WILD BILL!" - love andy devine!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm
dale:

although i could see 'cary grant meets the mummy'
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:27pm
Devon E. Levins:

...Maria Montez and Sabu films!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:36pm
Devon E. Levins:

Bob Bain, Carol Kaye and Don Costa in the photo
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39pm
dale:

great show!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:41pm
Devon E. Levins:

Thanks Dale!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:44pm
melinda:

I liked the Wrecking Crew doc.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm
dale:

loved the little old lady who said "they even used bon ami!" to try to get the blood stains off the organ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47pm
Devon E. Levins:

Composer Bert Kaempfert and Joseph Gershenson in the prior photo likely when working on "A Man Could Get Killed" circa 1966
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm
Devon E. Levins:

The first appearance of his most famous composition "Strangers in the Night" without lyrics
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm
dale:

which one was with steve allen?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:01pm
Dominick:

Loving the program
  8:06pm
bethany:

is this bethany or what??
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:34am
joeray:

I really enjoyed the show but was disappointed that there was no mention or programming of Alex North's "Four Girls in Town" suite.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 12:43am
joeray:

I really enjoyed the show but wished you had programmed Alex North's "Four Girls In Town" suite.
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