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Generic film music record

Jon Corelis 18 Feb 12 - 11:39 PM
GUEST,999 19 Feb 12 - 08:14 AM
Jon Corelis 19 Feb 12 - 09:22 AM
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Subject: Generic film music record?
From: Jon Corelis
Date: 18 Feb 12 - 11:39 PM

I don't know if this belongs in the main section, but it is certainly about music, and sort of at least about urban folklore, so ...

A long time ago someone I knew had a novelty LP record of deliberately cliched film music. It's sort of hard to describe what it was like. Most film buffs feel that movie cliches are endearing, and this record was a collection of music deliberately emulating film soundtrack cliches. For instance, one track purported to be a soundtrack from a film set in ancient Egypt: it began with slow, laborious song-of-the-Volga-boatman type chords, and you knew that it meant that the slaves were hauling huge rocks up the side of a pyramid they were building. Then there was a sudden stricken chord, followed by a whirling part, then a thud-type card, and you knew that one of the slaves had been crushed under one of the huge bricks and fell off the pyramid. Another track reproduced a whole Western in stereotyped music: the western sunset, the bad guy riding into town, the gun fight, and the good guy and his sweetheart riding a buck-board back to the ranch to be married, followed by an old fashioned square dance. If you've seen a lot of old movies, the effect of this record was hilarious.

I've never found anyone else who knew about this record, and have no idea how to construct a Google search for it. Does anyone remember it and recall the title of it? Is it available on CD or even as a used LP anywhere?

Jon Corelis
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Subject: RE: Generic film music record
From: GUEST,999
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 08:14 AM

Jon, have you considered posting your request to a few trivia sites?

Also, you mention 'a long time ago'. Do you have a date you first heard it?

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Subject: RE: Generic film music record
From: Jon Corelis
Date: 19 Feb 12 - 09:22 AM

Thanks for the link, but it didn't seem to mention the record I was thinking of. I would have heard it sometime in the 1970s.

Jon Corelis
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