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Fretless bassist on Bergerac was Dill Katz - one of those bits of trivia you pick up along the way :-)

Cracking (old) thread with some great tunes. How about -

Flambards, composed by David Fanshawe. I heard him talking about it on the radio once, the second half of the tune is the first half upside down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHIk2eeXjBg

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[quote name='lowland' timestamp='1477920908' post='3165252']
Fretless bassist on Bergerac was Dill Katz - one of those bits of trivia you pick up along the way :-)
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Learn something everyday. I thought it was 'Mo Foster'.

Another one of my favourite Film Themes, 'Exodus'.
The video says 'Henry Mancini', but the composer is Ernest Gold.
Pretty rousing and dramatic.

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32YPozK5Y-0[/media]

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1477921576' post='3165257']
Learn something everyday. I thought it was 'Mo Foster'.

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I thought it was Mo Foster too.

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1477921576' post='3165257']
Learn something everyday. I thought it was 'Mo Foster'.
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I think we're both right - I didn't know this before, but it seems there are two versions - one Foster (fretted) and one Katz (fretless).

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[quote name='lowland' timestamp='1477923833' post='3165271']
I think we're both right - I didn't know this before, but it seems there are two versions - one Foster (fretted) and one Katz (fretless).
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Any links for the fretted version ? I have never heard a fretted version.
It would be interesting to compare them.
I know that there were two or three alternative arrangements over the various seasons.

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[quote name='ras52' timestamp='1477924113' post='3165275']
So who played on this one? Was it Dill - or perhaps Herbie Flowers? B)

[media]http://youtu.be/3VdN-2RYPKg[/media]
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Brilliant!

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Bit surprised there's no mention of Angelo Badalamenti's Twin Peaks score nor Thomas Newman's for American Beauty. Gabriel Yared's theme for Betty Blue is the mutts nuts as are John Barry' original Bond score for Dr No and Ennio M's for Sergio Leone's spag westerns.

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1477925445' post='3165292']
Any links for the fretted version ? I have never heard a fretted version.
It would be interesting to compare them.
I know that there were two or three alternative arrangements over the various seasons.
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Try this, note fretted gliss @ 0.03 -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9iyPEJ4ELw

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[quote name='lowland' timestamp='1477926735' post='3165309']
Try this, note fretted gliss @ 0.03 -

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9iyPEJ4ELw[/media]
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Ah..ok. A full track version.

This is the version I thought was Mo Foster (The opening titles cue)[/font][/size]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b3FLCpu8bk

[size=5][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#222222"][size=2]I believe 'Rich' (moderator) interviewed him for Basschat, maybe he knows.[/size][/color][/font][/size]
[size=5][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][color="#222222"][size=2]http://basschat.co.uk/topic/182955-interview-with-mo-foster/[/size][/color][/font][/size]

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1477927319' post='3165315']
Ah..ok. A full track version.

This is the version I thought was Mo Foster (The opening titles cue)[/font][/size]



[size=5][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][size=2]I believe 'Rich' (moderator) interviewed him for Basschat, maybe he knows.[/size][/font][/size]
[size=5][font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif][size=2][url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/182955-interview-with-mo-foster/"]http://basschat.co.u...with-mo-foster/[/url][/size][/font][/size]
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The thit plockens: I think that's an early version, fretless, and therefore (according to my theory) Dill Katz. I attach him to the Bergerac music because when the series was running there was a music video (presumably made by the Beeb) of the theme showing the musicians, with DK on fretless. Of course, we could have been hearing Mo Foster and seeing someone else...

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[quote name='lowland' timestamp='1477928395' post='3165325']
The thit plockens: I think that's an early version, fretless, and therefore (according to my theory) Dill Katz. I attach him to the Bergerac music because when the series was running there was a music video (presumably made by the Beeb) of the theme showing the musicians, with DK on fretless. Of course, we could have been hearing Mo Foster and seeing someone else...
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One reason reason I assumed it was Mo (apart from some interviews), was back then, Guitarist Ray Russell was also writing some cues on the show (although George Fenton composed the themes)
They were all good friends and worked a lot together (from what I have read).

Maybe 'Rich' Moderator might have some info.
He did an interview with Mo Foster for Basschat (a very good read, actually).
[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/182955-interview-with-mo-foster/page__p__2322435__hl__mo%20foster%20interview__fromsearch__1#entry2322435"]http://basschat.co.u..._1#entry2322435[/url]

EDIT: I just emailed Ray Russell to see if he can offer up anything. :)

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[quote name='lowdown' timestamp='1477930393' post='3165344']
One reason reason I assumed it was Mo (apart from some interviews), was back then, Guitarist Ray Russell was also writing some cues on the show (although George Fenton composed the themes)
They were all good friends and worked a lot together (from what I have read).

Maybe 'Rich' Moderator might have some info.
He did an interview with Mo Foster for Basschat (a very good read, actually).
[url="http://basschat.co.uk/topic/182955-interview-with-mo-foster/page__p__2322435__hl__mo%20foster%20interview__fromsearch__1#entry2322435"]http://basschat.co.u..._1#entry2322435[/url]
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Interesting, thanks lowdown. I'll have a look at the interview tonight after Only Connect!

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[quote name='lowland' timestamp='1477930825' post='3165345']
Interesting, thanks lowdown. I'll have a look at the interview tonight after Only Connect!
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Ok, sorted.
Just sent you a PM.
:)

Paul Westwood - Original version.
Mo Foster - Updated version

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Lots of "proper" tunes that ended up doing double duties as TV themes. Here are some of my faves...

Heartsong - Gordon Giltrap, Holiday
http://youtu.be/ktRsmHrLHU4

Billy Taylor Trio - I wish I knew how it would feel to be free, Film'XX
http://youtu.be/jlH_XFuf3wU

Kate Rusty - Village Green Preservation Society, Jam and Jerusalem
http://youtu.be/HGnNQ6PX-Mg

Siobhan Maher Kennedy - I wanna see the bright lights tonight, sitcom can't remember the name
Nantucket Sleighride's already been mentioned.

Light Flight - Pentangle, Take three girls
http://youtu.be/d9gCN9-

Theme and Variations 1-4, Andrew Lloyd Webber, South Bank Show (the original version features Coliseum as the backing band with Don Airey, Gary Moore, John Hiseman and John Mole plus Barbara Thompson and Rod Argent!) Most but not all on this vid...
http://youtu.be/TMCb90JpvxY

Here's a little video playlist for ya...
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLGIYNBxcSZ3s4Q2qC42nv4yaQbP7KHKEd






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