Options Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from January 29, 2019 Options

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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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Options January 29, 2019: RIP Michel Legrand
Morricone Island pays tribute to French child prodigy pianist and composer of over 200 soundtracks Michel Legrand passed away at 86 on Saturday, best known for his 1968 Oscar-winning "Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair and Jacques Demy's Palme D'Or-winning 1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg working with the likes of musicians Miles Davis, Getz, Coltrane, Ray Charles, Streisand and Maurice Chevalier and filmmakers Godard, Altman, Louis Malle, Orson Wells and Claude Lelouch.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Dusty Springfield  The Windmills Of Your Mind   Options Dusty In Memphis  Atlantic  1969   
0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  Boston Wrangler   Options The Thomas Crown Affair  UA  1968   
Michel Legrand  Alcatraz   Options Songs For Dancers  Philips  1964   
0:06:55 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  Mi, Sol, Mi, Mi, Re, Re, Mi   Options La Dame Dans L' Auto  Disques Vogue   1970   
0:08:32 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Michel Legrand/Stephane Grappelli/Christiane Legrand 


Le Piscine 





0:15:59 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  The Race, First Laps   Options Le Mans  Columbia  1971   
0:17:07 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  The Beautiful Transformation   Options A Matter Of Innocence  Decca  1967   
0:18:02 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  Peau D'âne S'enfuit   Options Peau D'âne  Play Time  1970   
0:20:45 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  Look Back   Options Les Grands Compositeurs Français de Musique de Film  Fremaix Entertainment  1984  From the 1984 "Eternity" LP 
0:23:21 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  Rocking Chair   Options Breezy  MCA  1973   
0:25:19 (Pop‑up)
Michel  Le Cercle Rouge   Options Le Cercle Rouge  Play Time  1970  Unused Score 
0:31:26 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  La Guerre   Options Summer of '42  Warner Bros.  1971   
0:34:28 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  Ralph Thorson In Action   Options The Hunter  Emarcy  1980   
0:37:44 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand  Le Complot   Options Il Etait Une Fois... L'Espace  Procodis  1983   
0:38:45 (Pop‑up)
Miles Davis/Michel Legrand  Parris Walking II   Options Dingo  Warner     
0:44:13 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand/Bill Medley  Nobody Knows   Options The Magic Garden Of Stanley Sweetheart  MGM  1969   
0:48:21 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand/Claude Parent  Chanson de Solange   Options Les Demoiselles de Rochefort  Philips     
0:51:53 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand/Agnès Varda/Corinne Marchand  Cléo De 5 à 7   Options Cléo De 5 à 7  Philips  1972   
0:54:02 (Pop‑up)
Michel Legrand/Danielle Licari  Umbrellas of Cherbourg   Options Umbrellas of Cherbourg  Philips  1964   
0:55:53 (Pop‑up)
Astrud Gilberto  Once Upon A Summertime   Options Look To The Rainbow  Verve  1965   
0:58:06 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 7:01pm Linda Lee:

Dusty my love. good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Kat in Chicago:

I really like that photo of the late Mr. Legrand
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not too terribly bad an album.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:01pm melinda:

hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm dale:

that cover totally says dusty was a hot mess. a must-own album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Michael 98145:

this certainly brings back a time
Avatar 7:03pm Linda Lee:

Dusty did pretty well, considering what she was up against. she was part of an amazing collaboration with her main squeeze, after all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm dale:

...and gaylord fields' 'dust covers' is the second must-own album
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Avatar 7:05pm Linda Lee:

we kids of the 60s wouldn't be who we are without Michel Legrand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm maestroso:

@Linda Lee absolutely correct.
  7:10pm Yayson:

amazing sounds! thanks from jackson heights :)
Avatar 7:11pm TDK60:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Greg from ZONE 5:

Evening, Devon & all!
Avatar 7:15pm TDK60:

Dig all those dances mentioned on the "Plays For Dancers" cover.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:21pm ultradamno:

RIP Legrand.

Looking forward to that Thirlwell show.
Avatar 7:22pm Linda Lee:

@TDK60 ~ i've actually done a couple myself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm Michael 98145:

{ heh reading that dance list as "Bird Surf" and "Dog Monkey Stomp" -- could only imagine what those could be :) }
  7:24pm John from Florham Park:

Hey guys what’s up
  7:25pm John from Florham Park:

And damn I missed dusty
Avatar 7:25pm Linda Lee:

i wonder if the tracks had accompanying dances listed! that wasn't uncommon for dance music lps.
Avatar 7:26pm Linda Lee:

.. especially if the dances were 'exotic' ~ like the cha cha!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm steveo:

Good evening! The steveo family is enjoying the Legrand greatly!
Avatar 7:29pm Linda Lee:

anyone doing the hully gully, steveo? :-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm steveo:

(And damn we missed Dusty.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:30pm steveo:

You'll have to teach us that one, LL!
  7:31pm John from Florham Park:

Linda I don’t think I could do the hilly gully might hurt myself(G)
Avatar 7:32pm Linda Lee:

here ya go dear! youtu.be...
  7:32pm John from Florham Park:

Hully gully
Avatar 7:33pm Linda Lee:

the hully gull's fairly tame. just don't try the monkey if you're unsure.
  7:33pm John from Florham Park:

@linda I am not that coordinated
Avatar 7:36pm Linda Lee:

i know the feeling well :-)
  7:36pm John from Florham Park:

@linda lee hee hee hee
Avatar 7:37pm Linda Lee:

stopped drinking in '87 but i still have my moments :-D
  7:40pm John from Florham Park:

@linda don’t really drink either, don’t need the hangover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm common:

Avatar 7:43pm TDK60:

the twist is hard to do..
  7:44pm dano59:

Dust Covers is a new one to me -- Vant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm Devon E. Levins:

Thanks for listening. Nice to see JaHi is represented, Yayson.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:46pm ultradamno:

You could cakewalk or mess around manchesterlindy.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar 7:47pm TDK60:

this is groovy.
  7:48pm dano59:

Or do the Madison. Or the Pony.
Breezy - the one with Kay Lenz?
  7:48pm John from Florham Park:

TDK50 very groovy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Devon E. Levins:

Bill Medley was the pre-Righteous Brothers members vocal group The Paramours with Bobby Hatfield
  7:48pm John from Florham Park:

I meant 60
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hypothesis: Rawk Rebellion meant/s a different thing in the U.S. than in countries that - actually have &/or honor Culture...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:55pm ultradamno:

I love this Varda movie.
Avatar 7:57pm Linda Lee:

absolutely, Rev. i believe so too.
  7:57pm judy from croton:

If it takes forever, I will wait for you.
Help, I’m goin down fast.
Killin me
Avatar 7:57pm Linda Lee:

look at how pretty she was. unbelievable.
Avatar 7:58pm TDK60:

thanks Devin.
Avatar 7:58pm Linda Lee:

oh my. what a closer!
Avatar 7:59pm Linda Lee:

i'm starting to believe that Michel Legrand showed a small child what being an adult was like.
Avatar 7:59pm TDK60:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm steveo:

Thanks, Linda, will look at the hully gully video when I can...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am Webhamster Henry:

Thanks for this collection! He did a lot more movie scores than I realized!
LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG has been staged as an opera, which must be really good.
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