Saturday, January 15, 2011

T.V LAND CRIME STOPPERS - P.I THEMES




















Download here

Track 1 - The Rockford Files / Mike Post
Track 2 - Mannix / Lalo Schifrin
Track 3 - Charlie's Angels / Jack Elliott & Allyn Ferguson
Track 4 - 77 Sunset Strip / Warren Barker
Track 5 - Vegas / Dominic Frontiere
Track 6 - Peter Gunn / Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
Track 7 - Cannon / John Parker
Track 8 - Hart To Hart / Mark Snow
Track 9 - Remington Steele / Henry Mancini & His Orchestra
Track 10 - Wild Honey / Alfred Perry
Track 11 - Hawaiian Eye / Warren Barker
Track 12 - Spenser For Hire / Steve Dorff & Friends
Track 13 - Harry O / John Gregory Orchestra
Track 14 - Checkmate / Johnny Williams & His Orchestra
Track 15 - Tenspeed & Brown Shoe / Mike Post
Track 16 - Magnum P.I / Mike Post

The private eye t.v show was a staple in the United States for much of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and this explains why there is such a wealth of music available to be collected. The nature of the genre lent itself to theme songs packed with excitement, drama and intrigue and these are the qualities that make many of the songs here timeless.  Their impact has reached far and wide, for instance my first exposure to "Peter Gunn" was through the Commodore 64 game Spyhunter.

The mainstays of the soundtrack biz are here in the form of Schifrin, Mancini and Post. The highlights from the other composers include the driving funk of "Vegas", the swinging "Wild Honey" and the wacky voice overs from "Charlies Angels" and "Hart To Hart".  There is plenty for everybody on this excellent compilation.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

thank you!!..i love your blog

carlos said...

great music on your blog, but this file is so low bitrate compared with the first vol. sorry but I have to told you.

Mr. Craig said...

Yeah I know, it's a shame about the bitrate. Got both the albums from the same source so it's a bit weird. Still, it kind of suits the audio quality you would have experienced while listening to these themes on t.v in the 60's/70's.

carlos said...

hello Mr.craig thanx for your time and your music,any way a blog called junesjukebox have both at 320 if you wantit,mean while I go to blogbusters to rent that old series by.

Mr. Craig said...

Okay, the link has been changed. Thanks for your comment.

Anonymous said...

dead link, please re-up, thanx