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Frame A : That’s Dancing,MGM Hall wallis Production,composer Henry Mancini

MGM HALL WALLIS FILM That’s Dancing!

COMPOSER HENRY MANCINI

Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini
Birth name Enrico Nicola Mancini
Born April 16, 1924(1924-04-16)
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died June 14, 1994(1994-06-14) (aged 70)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Film scores
Occupations Composer, conductor
Instruments Piano

Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994)[1] was an American composer, conductor and arranger, best remembered for his film and television scores. He won a record number of Grammy Awards (20), including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1995. His best-known works include the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series (“The Pink Panther Theme“), the Peter Gunn Theme from the television series, and back-to-back Academy Awards for the songs “Moon River” from the Blake Edwards film Breakfast at Tiffany’s and “Days of Wine and Roses” from the 1962 film Days of Wine and Roses.

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 Early life

Mancini was born and raised Enrico Nicola Mancini in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the steel town of West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. His parents emigrated from the Abruzzo region of Italy. Mancini’s father, Quinto, was a steelworker, who made his only child begin piccolo lessons at the age of eight.[2] When Mancini was 12 years old, he began piano lessons. Quinto and Henry played flute together in the Aliquippa Italian immigrant band, “Sons of Italy”. After graduating from Aliquippa High School in 1942, Mancini attended the renowned Juilliard School of Music in New York. In 1943, after roughly one year at Juilliard, his studies were interrupted when he was drafted into the United States Army. In 1945, he participated in the liberation of a concentration camp in southern Germany.

 Career

Upon discharge, Mancini entered the music industry. In 1946, he became a pianist and arranger for the newly re-formed Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by Tex Beneke. After World War II, Mancini broadened his composition, counterpoint, harmony and orchestration skills during studies with two acclaimed “serious” concert hall composers, Ernst Krenek and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.[3]

In 1952, Mancini joined the Universal Pictures music department. During the next six years, he contributed music to over 100 movies, most notably The Creature from the Black Lagoon, It Came from Outer Space, Tarantula, This Island Earth, The Glenn Miller Story (for which he received his first Academy Award nomination), The Benny Goodman Story and Orson WellesTouch of Evil. Mancini left Universal-International to work as an independent composer/arranger in 1958. Soon after, he scored the television series Peter Gunn[2] for writer/producer Blake Edwards, the genesis of a relationship which lasted over 35 years and produced nearly 30 films. Together with Alex North, Elmer Bernstein, Leith Stevens and Johnny Mandel, Henry Mancini was one of the pioneers who introduced jazz music into the late romantic orchestral film and TV scores prevalent at the time.

Mancini’s scores for Blake Edwards included Breakfast at Tiffany’s (with the standard “Moon River“)[2] and Days of Wine and Roses (with the title song, “Days of Wine and Roses“), as well as Experiment in Terror, The Pink Panther (and all of its sequels), The Great Race, The Party, and Victor Victoria. Another director with whom Mancini had a longstanding partnership was Stanley Donen (Charade, Arabesque, Two for the Road). Mancini also composed for Howard Hawks (Man’s Favorite Sport?, Hatari! — which included the well-known “Baby Elephant Walk“), Martin Ritt (The Molly Maguires), Vittorio de Sica (Sunflower), Norman Jewison (Gaily, Gaily), Paul Newman (Sometimes a Great Notion, The Glass Menagerie), Stanley Kramer (Oklahoma Crude), George Roy Hill (The Great Waldo Pepper), Arthur Hiller (Silver Streak),[4] Ted Kotcheff (Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?), and others. Mancini’s score for the Alfred Hitchcock film Frenzy (1972) was rejected and replaced by Ron Goodwin‘s work.

Mancini scored many TV movies, including The Thorn Birds and The Shadow Box. He wrote his share of television themes, including Mr. Lucky (starring John Vivyan and Ross Martin), NBC News Election Night Coverage, NBC Mystery Movie,[5] What’s Happening!!,[6] Newhart, Remington Steele, Tic Tac Dough (1990 version)[citation needed] and Hotel. Mancini also composed the “Viewer Mail” theme for Late Night with David Letterman.[5] Lawrence Welk held Mancini in very high regard, and frequently featured Mancini’s music on The Lawrence Welk Show (Mancini, at least once, made a guest appearance on the show).

Mancini recorded over 90 albums, in styles ranging from big band to classical to pop. Eight of these albums were certified gold by The Recording Industry Association of America. He had a 20 year contract with RCA Records, resulting in 60 commercial record albums that made him a household name composer of easy listening music.

Mancini’s range also extended to orchestral scores (Lifeforce, The Great Mouse Detective, Sunflower, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, Molly Maguires, The Hawaiians), and darker themes (Experiment in Terror, The White Dawn, Wait Until Dark, The Night Visitor).

Mancini was also a concert performer, conducting over fifty engagements per year, resulting in over 600 symphony performances during his lifetime. Among the symphony orchestras he conducted are the London Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He appeared in 1966, 1980 and 1984 in command performances for the British Royal Family. He also toured several times with Johnny Mathis and with Andy Williams, who had sung many of Mancini’s songs.[citation needed]

Mancini had experience with acting and voice roles. In 1994, he made a one-off cameo appearance in the first season of the sitcom series Frasier, as a call-in patient to Dr. Frasier Crane’s radio show. Mancini voiced the character Al, who speaks with a melancholy drawl and hates the sound of his own voice, in the episode “Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast?”[7] Mancini also had an uncredited performance as a pianist in the 1967 movie Gunn, the movie version of the series Peter Gunn, the score of which was originally composed by Mancini himself.

 Death and legacy

Mancini died of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. He was working at the time on the Broadway stage version of Victor/Victoria, which he never saw on stage. At the time of his death, Mancini was married to his wife of 43 years, singer Virginia “Ginny” O’Connor, with whom he had three children. They’d met while both were members of the Tex Beneke orchestra, just after World War II. In 1948, Ginny was one of the founders of the Society of Singers, a non-profit organization which benefits the health and welfare of professional singers worldwide. Additionally the Society awards scholarships to students pursuing an education in the vocal arts. One of Mancini’s twin daughters, Monica Mancini, is a professional singer; her sister Felice runs The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF). Son Christopher is a music publisher and promoter in Los Angeles.

In 1996, the Henry Mancini Institute, an academy for young music professionals, was founded by Jack Elliott in Mancini’s honor, and was later under the direction of composer-conductor Patrick Williams. By the mid 2000s, however, the institute could not sustain itself and closed its doors on December 30, 2006.[citation needed] However, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Foundation “Henry Mancini Music Scholarship” has been awarded annually since 2001. While still alive, Henry created a scholarship at UCLA and the bulk of his library and works are archived in the highly esteemed music library at UCLA.

In 2005, the Henry Mancini Arts Academy was opened as a division of the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. The Center is located in Midland, Pennsylvania, minutes away from Mancini’s hometown of Aliquippa. The Henry Mancini Arts Academy is an evening-and-weekend performing arts program for children from pre-K to grade 12, with some classes also available for adults. The program includes dance, voice, musical theater, and instrumental lessons.

 Awards

Mancini was nominated for an unprecedented 72 Grammys, winning 20.[8] Additionally he was nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning four.[9] He also won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for two Emmys.

Mancini won a total of four Oscars for his music in the course of his career. He was first nominated for an Academy Award in 1955 for his original score of The Glenn Miller Story, on which he collaborated with Joseph Gershenson. He lost out to Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin‘s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. In 1962, he was nominated in the Best Music, Original Song category for “Bachelor in Paradise” from the film of the same name, in collaboration with lyricist Mack David. That song did not win. However, Mancini did receive two Oscars that year: one in the same category, for the song “Moon River” (shared with lyricist Johnny Mercer), and one for “Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture” for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The following year, he and Mercer took another Best Song award for “Days of Wine and Roses“,[2] another eponymous theme song. His next eleven nominations went for naught, but he finally garnered one last statuette working with lyricist Leslie Bricusse on the score for Victor Victoria, which won the “Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score” award for 1983. All three of the films for which he won were directed by Blake Edwards. His score for Victor/Victoria was adapted for the 1995 Broadway musical of the same name.

On April 13, 2004, the United States Postal Service honored Mancini with a 37 cent commemorative stamp. The stamp shows Mancini conducting with a list of some of his most famous movies and TV show themes in the background. The stamp is Scott catalog number 3839.

 Discography

Hit singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
US US
AC
US Country UK[1]
1960 “Mr. Lucky” 21
1961 “Theme from the Great Imposter” 90
“Moon River” 11 1 44
1962 “Theme from Hatari” 95
1963 “Days of Wine and Roses” 33 10
“Banzai Pipeline” 93
“Charade” 36 15
1964 “The Pink Panther Theme” 31 10
“A Shot in the Dark” 97
“Dear Heart” 77 14
“How Soon” 10
1965 “The Sweetheart Tree” 117 23
“Moment to Moment” 27
1966 “Hawaii (Main Theme)” 6
1967 “Two For the Road” 17
“Wait Until Dark” 4
1968 “Norma La De Guadalajara” 21
“A Man, a Horse and a Gun” 36
1969 Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet 1 1
“Moonlight Sonata” 87 15
“There Isn’t Enough to Go Around” 39
1970 “Theme from Z (Life Goes On)” 115 17
“Darling Lili” 26
1971 “Love Story” 13 2
“Theme from Cade’s County” 14 42
1972 “Theme from the Mancini Generation” 38
“All His Children”(with Charley Pride) 117 2
1973 “Oklahoma Crude” 38
1974 “Hangin’ Out”(with the Mouldy Seven) 21
1975 “Once Is Not Enough” 45
1976 “African Symphony” 40
“Slow Hot Wind” 38
1977 “Theme from Charlie’s Angels”” 45 22
1980 “Ravel’s Bolero” 101
1984 “The Thornbirds Theme” 23
“—” denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Albums

  • The Versatile Henry Mancini, Liberty LRP 3121
  • The Mancini Touch, RCA Victor LSP 2101
  • The Blues & the Beat, RCA Victor LSP-2147
  • Mr. Lucky Goes Latin, RCA Victor LSP-2360
  • Our Man in Hollywood, RCA Victor LSP-2604
  • Uniquely Mancini, RCA Victor LSP-2692
  • The Best of Mancini, RCA Victor LSP-2693
  • Mancini Plays Mancini, RCA Camden CAS-2158
  • Everybody’s Favorite, RCA Camden CXS-9034
  • Concert Sound of Henry Mancini, RCA Victor LSP-2897
  • Dear Heart and Other Songs, RCA Victor LSP-2990
  • Theme Scene, RCA Victor LSP-3052
  • Debut Conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, RCA Victor LSP-3106
  • The Best of Vol. 3, RCA Victor LSP-3347
  • The Latin Sound of Henry Mancini, RCA Victor LSP-3356
  • A Merry Mancini Christmas, RCA Victor LSP-3612
  • Pure Gold, RCA Victor LSP-3667
  • Mancini Country, RCA Victor LSP-3668
  • Mancini ’67, RCA Victor LSP-3694
  • Music of Hawaii, RCA Victor LSP-3713
  • Brass on Ivory, RCA Victor LSP-3756
  • A Warm Shade of Ivory, RCA Victor LSP-3757
  • Big Latin Band, RCA Victor LSP-4049
  • Six Hours Past Sunset, RCA Victor LSP-4239
  • Theme music from Z & Other Film Music, RCA Victor LSP-4350
  • Big Screen-Little Screen, RCA Victor LSP-4630
  • This Is Henry Mancini, RCA Victor VPS6029
  • Music from the TV Series “The Mancini Generation”, RCA Victor LSP-4689
  • Brass, Ivory & Strings (with Doc Severinsen), RCA APL1-0098
  • The Theme Scene, RCA AQLI-3052
  • Country Gentleman, RCA APD1-0270 (Quadraphonic)
  • Hangin’ Out, RCA CPL1-0672
  • Symphonic Soul, RCA APD1-1025 (Quadraphonic)
  • Mancini’s Angels, RCA CPL1-2290
  • (with Johnny Mathis), The Hollywood Musicals, Columbia FC 40372
  • The Pink Panther Meets Speedy Gonzales, Koch Schwann CD
  • The Legendary Henry Mancini, BMG Australia 3 CD set

 Soundtracks

Many of Mancini’s “soundtracks” are actually “Music from …”, which allowed him to rearrange the music to be more accessible and to release records without the expense of paying studio orchestra fees.

 Filmography

That’s Dancing!

Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Jack Haley Jr.
Produced by Jack Haley Jr.
David Niven Jr.
Written by Jack Haley Jr.
Starring Gene Kelly
Liza Minnelli
Mikhail Baryshnikov
Sammy Davis Jr.
Ray Bolger
Music by Henry Mancini
Distributed by MGM
Release date(s) January 18, 1985 (U.S. release)
Running time 105 min.
Language English
Preceded by That’s Entertainment, Part II
Followed by That’s Entertainment! III

That’s Dancing! (1985) is a retrospective documentary produced by MGM that looked back at the history of dancing in film. Unlike the That’s Entertainment! series, this film did not focus specifically on MGM films and included more recent performances by the likes of John Travolta (from Saturday Night Fever) and Michael Jackson and from the then-popular films Fame (1980) and Flashdance (1983), as well as classic films from other studios, including Carousel, released by 20th Century Fox, and Oklahoma!, released by Magna Corporation (roadshow) and 20th Century Fox (general release).

A highlight of the film was the first theatrical release of a complete dance routine by Ray Bolger for his “If I Only Had a Brain” number that had been shortened in The Wizard of Oz.

The hosts for this film are Gene Kelly (who also executive produced), Ray Bolger (his last film appearance before his death in 1987), Liza Minnelli, Sammy Davis Jr., and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Pop singer Kim Carnes was commissioned to sing an original song, “Invitation to Dance,” that plays over the closing credits.

This film is sometimes considered part of the That’s Entertainment! series, especially since its starting credits contain a card with the That’s Entertainment! III title (not to be confused with the 1994 film), but even though it shared studio and producers, it is considered a separate production. Jack Haley Jr., who wrote, produced and directed the first That’s Entertainment! film, also wrote and directed this one, co-producing with longtime friend David Niven, Jr.. Haley’s father, Jack Haley, had co-starred with Bolger in Wizard of Oz.

That’s Dancing! was not included when the three That’s Entertainment! films were released on DVD in 2004; it was instead released on its own in 2007. The DVD includes several behind-the-scenes promotional featurettes from 1985 on the making of the film, as well as its accompanying music video featuring Kim Carnes singing “Invitation to Dance” although the DVD omits both the video and song itself.

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 Dedication

This film is dedicated to all dancers …. especially those who devoted their lives to the development of their art long before there was a motion picture camera.

Appearance

Films Featured

Frame B The Eddy Duchin story,music composer Carmen Cavallero.

actor : Gary Grant

Cary Grant

Cary Grant

Grant in 1973, by Allan Warren
Born Archibald Alexander Leach
January 18, 1904(1904-01-18)
Bristol, England
Died November 29, 1986(1986-11-29) (aged 82)
Davenport, Iowa, United States
Other names Archie Leach
Occupation Actor
Years active 1932–1966
Spouse Virginia Cherrill (1934–1935)
Barbara Hutton (1942–1945)
Betsy Drake (1949–1962)
Dyan Cannon (1965–1967)
Barbara Harris (1981–1986)
Partner Maureen Donaldson (1973–1977)[1]
Children Jennifer Grant, born on 26 February 1966 (1966-02-26) (age 44)
Relatives Cary Benjamin Grant, born on 12 August 2008 (2008-08-12) (age 2)
Awards Academy Honorary Award
1970 For his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.

Archibald Alexander Leach[2] (January 18, 1904 – November 29, 1986), better known by his stage name Cary Grant, was an English-American actor.[3] With his distinctive yet not quite placeable Mid-Atlantic accent, he was noted as perhaps the foremost exemplar of the debonair leading man: handsome, virile, charismatic, and charming.

He was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. His popular classic films include She Done Him Wrong (1933), Topper (1937), The Awful Truth (1937), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Gunga Din (1939), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), The Philadelphia Story (1940), Suspicion (1941), The Talk of the Town (1942), Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), Notorious (1946), Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948), To Catch A Thief (1955), An Affair to Remember (1957), North by Northwest (1959), and Charade (1963).

Nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor, he missed out every time until he was finally honored with an Honorary Award at the 42nd Academy Awards “for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues”.

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Early life and career

Archibald Alexander Leach was born in Horfield, Bristol, to Elsie Maria Kingdon (1877–1973) and Elias James Leach (1873–1935).[4][5] An only child, he had an unhappy childhood, attending Bishop Road Primary School. His mother had suffered from depression since the death of a previous child. Her husband placed her in a mental institution, and told his nine-year-old son only that she had gone away on a “long holiday”; it was not until he was 31[6] that Grant discovered her alive, in an institutionalized care facility.

He was expelled from the Fairfield Grammar School in Bristol in 1918. After joining the “Bob Pender stage troupe”, Leach performed as a stilt walker and travelled with the group to the United States in 1920 at the age of 16, on a two-year tour of the country. He was processed at Ellis Island on July 28, 1920.[7] When the troupe returned to the UK, he decided to stay in the U.S. and continue his stage career. During this time, he became a part of the vaudeville world and toured with Parker, Rand and Leach. (After departing the troupe, a young James Cagney briefly replaced him.) Still using his birth name, he performed on the stage at The Muny in St. Louis, Missouri, in such shows as Irene (1931); Music in May (1931); Nina Rosa (1931); Rio Rita (1931); Street Singer (1931); The Three Musketeers (1931); and Wonderful Night (1931). Leach experience on stage as a stilt walker, acrobat, juggler, and mime taught him “phenomenal physical grace and exquisite comic timing” and the value of teamwork, skills which would benefit him in Hollywood.[6]

Hollywood stardom

After some success in light Broadway comedies he went to Hollywood in 1931,[6] where he acquired the name Cary Lockwood. He chose the name Lockwood after the surname of his character in a recent play called Nikki. He signed with Paramount Pictures, but while studio bosses were impressed with him, they were less than impressed with his adopted stage name. They decided that the name Cary was acceptable, but Lockwood had to go due to a similarity with another actor’s name. It was after browsing through a list of the studio’s preferred surnames, that “Cary Grant” was born. Grant chose the name because the initials C and G had already proved lucky for Clark Gable and Gary Cooper, two of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars.

Already having appeared as leading man opposite Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus (1932), his stardom was given a further boost by Mae West when she chose him for her leading man in two of her most successful films, She Done Him Wrong and I’m No Angel (both 1933).[8] I’m No Angel was a tremendous financial success and, along with She Done Him Wrong, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, saved Paramount from bankruptcy. Paramount put Grant in a series of unsuccessful films until 1936, when he signed with Columbia Pictures. His first major comedy hit was when he was loaned to Hal Roach‘s studio for the 1937 Topper (which was distributed by MGM).

Under the tutelage of director Leo McCarey, his role in The Awful Truth (1937) with Irene Dunne was the pivotal film in the establishment of Grant’s screen persona; as he later wrote, “I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be and I finally became that person. Or he became me. Or we met at some point.” The Awful Truth began “what would be the most spectacular run ever for an actor in American pictures”;[6] during the next four years, Grant made the screwball comedy Bringing Up Baby and the romance Holiday (1938) with Katharine Hepburn; the adventures Gunga Din and Only Angels Have Wings (1939); His Girl Friday (1940) with Rosalind Russell; The Philadelphia Story (1940), with Hepburn and James Stewart; and Suspicion (1941), the first of four with Alfred Hitchcock.

Grant remained one of Hollywood’s top box-office attractions for almost 30 years.[6] Howard Hawks said that Grant was “so far the best that there isn’t anybody to be compared to him”.[9] David Thomson called him “the best and most important actor in the history of the cinema“.[6]

as John Robie in Alfred Hitchcock‘s
To Catch a Thief (1955)

Grant was a favorite of Hitchcock, who called him “the only actor I ever loved in my whole life”.[10] Besides Suspicion, Grant appeared in the Hitchcock classics Notorious (1946), To Catch a Thief (1955) and North by Northwest (1959). Biographer Patrick McGilligan wrote that, in 1965, Hitchcock asked Grant to star in Torn Curtain (1966), only to learn that Grant had decided to retire after making one more film, Walk, Don’t Run (1966); Paul Newman was cast instead, opposite Julie Andrews.[11]

In the mid-1950s, Grant formed his own production company, Grantley Productions, and produced a number of movies distributed by Universal, such as Operation Petticoat (1959), Indiscreet (1958), That Touch of Mink (co-starring with Doris Day, 1962), and Father Goose (1964). In 1963, he appeared opposite Audrey Hepburn in Charade (1963). His last feature film was Walk, Don’t Run (1966) with Samantha Eggar and Jim Hutton.

Grant was the first actor to “go independent” by not renewing his studio contract, effectively leaving the studio system,[6] which almost completely controlled what an actor could or could not do. In this way, Grant was able to control every aspect of his career, at the risk of not working because no particular studio had an interest in his career long term. He decided which movies he was going to appear in, he often had personal choice of the directors and his co-stars and at times even negotiated a share of the gross, something uncommon at the time.

Grant was nominated for two Academy Awards in the 1940s, and received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970. In 1981, he was accorded the Kennedy Center Honors. Never self absorbed, Grant poked fun at himself with statements such as, “Everyone wants to be Cary Grant—even I want to be Cary Grant”.[12] After receiving a telegram from a magazine editor asking “HOW OLD CARY GRANT?” Grant was reported to have responded with “OLD CARY GRANT FINE. HOW YOU?”[13]

Retirement and death

Statue of Cary Grant in Millennium Square, Bristol, England

Although Grant had retired from the screen, he remained active in other areas. In the late 1960s, he accepted a position on the board of directors at Fabergé. By all accounts this position was not honorary, as some had assumed, Grant regularly attended meetings and his mere appearance at a product launch would almost certainly guarantee its success. The position also permitted use of a private plane, which Grant could use to fly to see his daughter wherever her mother, Dyan Cannon, was working. He later joined the boards of Hollywood Park, Western Airlines (now Delta Air Lines), and MGM.[14]

In the last few years of his life, Grant undertook tours of the United States in a one-man show. It was called “A Conversation with Cary Grant”, in which he would show clips from his films and answer audience questions. Grant was preparing for a performance at the Adler Theater in Davenport, Iowa on the afternoon of November 29, 1986 when he sustained a cerebral hemorrhage. He had previously suffered a stroke in October 1984. He died at 11:22 pm [14] in St. Luke’s Hospital.

In 2001 a statue of Grant was erected in Millennium Square, a regenerated area next to the harbour in his city of birth, Bristol, England.

In November 2004, Grant was named “The Greatest Movie Star of All Time” by Premiere Magazine.[15] Richard Schickel, the film critic, said about Grant: “He’s the best star actor there ever was in the movies.”[16]

Personal life

Grant was married five times, and was dogged by rumors that he was bisexual. He wed Virginia Cherrill on February 10, 1934. She divorced him on March 26, 1935, following charges that Grant had hit her. In 1942 he married Barbara Hutton, one of the wealthiest women in the world, and became a father figure to her son, Lance Reventlow. The couple was derisively nicknamed “Cash and Cary”, although in an extensive prenuptial agreement Grant refused any financial settlement in the event of a divorce. After divorcing in 1945, they remained lifelong friends. Grant always bristled at the accusation that he married for money: “I may not have married for very sound reasons, but money was never one of them.”

On December 25, 1949, Grant married Betsy Drake. He appeared with her in two films. This would prove to be his longest marriage, ending on August 14, 1962. Drake introduced Grant to LSD, and in the early 1960s he related how treatment with the hallucinogenic drug —legal at the time— at a prestigious California clinic had finally brought him inner peace after yoga, hypnotism, and mysticism had proved ineffective.[17][18][19] The couple divorced in 1962.

He eloped with Dyan Cannon on July 22, 1965 in Las Vegas. Their daughter, Jennifer Grant, was born prematurely on February 26, 1966. He frequently called her his “best production” and regretted that he had not had children sooner. The marriage was troubled from the beginning and Cannon left him in December 1966, claiming that Grant flew into frequent rages and spanked her when she “disobeyed” him. The divorce, finalized in 1968, was bitter and public, and custody fights over their daughter went on for nearly ten years.

On April 11, 1981, Grant married long-time companion British hotel public relations agent Barbara Harris, who was 47 years his junior. They renewed their vows on their fifth wedding anniversary. Fifteen years after Grant’s death Harris married former Kansas Jayhawks All-American quarterback David Jaynes in 2001.[20]

Grant allegedly was involved with costume designer Orry-Kelly when he first moved to Manhattan,[21] and lived with Randolph Scott off and on for twelve years. Richard Blackwell wrote that Grant and Scott were “deeply, madly in love”,[22] and alleged eyewitness accounts of their physical affection have been published.[21] Hedda Hopper [23] and screenwriter Arthur Laurents also have alleged that Grant was bisexual, the latter writing that Grant “told me he threw pebbles at my window one night but was luckless”.[24] Alexander D’Arcy, who appeared with Grant in The Awful Truth, said he knew that he and Scott “lived together as a gay couple”, adding: “I think Cary knew that people were saying things about him. I don’t think he tried to hide it.”[21] The two men frequently accompanied each other to parties and premieres and were unconcerned when photographs of them cozily preparing dinner together at home were published in fan magazines.[21]

Barbara, Grant’s widow, has disputed that there was a relationship with Scott.[14] When Chevy Chase joked about Grant being gay in a television interview Grant sued him for slander; they settled out of court.[25] However, Grant did admit in an interview that his first two wives had accused him of being homosexual.[25] Betsy Drake commented: “Why would I believe that Cary was homosexual when we were busy fucking? Maybe he was bisexual. He lived 43 years before he met me. I don’t know what he did.”[14]

actres: Kim Novak

Kim Novak

Kim Novak

Novak in 2004
Born Marilyn Pauline Novak
February 13, 1933 (1933-02-13) (age 77)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Years active 1954–1991
Spouse Richard Johnson (1965–1966)
Dr. Robert Malloy (1976–present)

Kim Novak (born February 13, 1933) is an American retired actress. She is best known for her performance in the 1958 film Vertigo. Novak retired from acting in 1991 and has since become an accomplished artist of oil paintings.[1] She lives with her veterinarian husband on a ranch in Eagle Point, Oregon, where they raise livestock.[2]

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Early life

Kim Novak was born Marilyn Pauline Novak in Chicago, Illinois, to Joseph Novak and Blanche Marie Novak (nee Král). Her parents were second-generation Czech immigrants. Her father was a railroad clerk and former teacher and her mother was also a former teacher.

While attending David Glasgow Farragut High School, she won a scholarship to the Art Institute of Chicago. After leaving school, she began a career modeling teen fashions for a local department store. She later received a scholarship at a modeling academy and continued to model part-time. She worked as an elevator operator, a sales clerk and a dental assistant.

After a job touring the country as a spokesman for a refrigerator manufacturer, “Miss Deepfreeze,” Novak moved to Los Angeles, where she continued to find work as a model.[3]

Career

The 20-year-old actress began with an uncredited role in The French Line (1954). Eventually, she was seen by a Columbia Pictures talent agent and filmed a screen test. Novak was signed to a six-month contract, and the studio changed her first name to Kim. Novak debuted as Lona McLane that same year in Pushover opposite Fred MacMurray and Philip Carey, and played the femme fatale role of Janis in Phffft! opposite Judy Holliday, Jack Lemmon, and Jack Carson. Novak’s reviews were good . People were eager to see the new star, and she received an enormous amount of fan mail .

Kim Novak singing “My Funny Valentine‘ in Pal Joey)

After playing Madge Owens in Picnic (1955) opposite William Holden, Novak won a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer and for World Film Favorite. She was also nominated for the British BAFTA Film Award for Best Foreign Actress. That same year she played Molly in The Man with the Golden Arm with Frank Sinatra. In 1957 she worked with Sinatra again for Pal Joey, which also starred Rita Hayworth, and starred in Jeanne Eagels with Jeff Chandler. She was on the cover of the July 29, 1957, issue of Time Magazine. That same year, she went on strike, protesting her salary of $1,250 per week.

In 1958, Novak starred in the Alfred Hitchcock-directed classic thriller Vertigo, playing the roles of a brunette shopgirl, Judy Barton, and a blonde woman named Madeleine Elster.

Today, the film is considered a masterpiece of romantic suspense, though Novak’s performance has received mixed reviews. Critic David Shipman thought it “little more than competent”,[4] while David Thomson sees it as “one of the major female performances in the cinema”.[5] Hitchcock, rarely one to praise actors, dismissed Novak in a later interview. “You think you’re getting a lot,” he said of her ability, “but you’re not.”[citation needed]

Kim Novak in Vertigo

That same year, she again starred alongside Stewart in Bell, Book and Candle, a comedy tale of modern-day witchcraft that did moderately well at the box office. In 1960, she co-starred with Kirk Douglas in the critically acclaimed Strangers When We Meet also featuring Walter Matthau and Ernie Kovacs. In 1962, Novak produced her own movie, financing her own production company in association with Filmways Productions. Boys’ Night Out, in which she starred with James Garner and Tony Randall. It was received mildly well by critics and the public. She was paired with Lemmon for a third and final time that year in a mystery-comedy, The Notorious Landlady.

In 1964 she played the vulgar waitress Mildred Rogers in a remake of W. Somerset Maugham‘s drama Of Human Bondage opposite Laurence Harvey, and starred as barmaid Polly, “The Pistol” in Billy Wilder‘s Kiss Me, Stupid with Ray Walston and Dean Martin. After playing the title role in The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (1965) with Richard Johnson, Novak took a break from Hollywood acting. She continued to act, although infrequently, taking fewer roles as she began to prefer personal activities over acting[6][7]

Her comeback came in a dual role as a young actress, Elsa Brinkmann, and an early-day movie goddess who was murdered, Lylah Clare, in producer-director Robert Aldrich‘s The Legend of Lylah Clare (1968) with Peter Finch and Ernest Borgnine for MGM. The movie did not do well . After playing a forger, Sister Lyda Kebanov, in The Great Bank Robbery (1969) opposite Zero Mostel, Clint Walker, and Claude Akins, she stayed away from the screen for another four years. She then played the role of Auriol Pageant in the horror anthology film Tales That Witness Madness (1973) opposite Joan Collins. She starred as veteran showgirl Gloria Joyce in the made-for-TV movie The Third Girl From the Left (1973), and played Eva in Satan’s Triangle (1975). She was featured in the 1977 western The White Buffalo with Charles Bronson, and in 1979 she played Helga in Just a Gigolo co-starring David Bowie.

In 1980, Novak played Lola Brewster in the mystery/thriller The Mirror Crack’d, based on the story by Agatha Christie and co-starring Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. She and Taylor portrayed rival actresses. She made occasional television appearances over the years. She co-starred with James Coburn in the TV-movie Malibu (1983) and played Rosa in a revival of Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) opposite Melanie Griffith. From 1986 to 1987, the actress was a cast member of the television series Falcon Crest during its fourth season, playing the mysterious character Kit Marlowe (the stage name rejected at the start of her career). She co-starred with Ben Kingsley in the 1990 film The Children.

Her most recent appearance on the big screen to date came as a terminally ill writer with a mysterious past in the thriller Liebestraum (1991), opposite Kevin Anderson and Bill Pullman. However, owing to battles with the director over how to play the role, her scenes were cut . Novak later admitted in a 2004 interview that the film was a mistake. She said

“I got so burned out on that picture that I wanted to leave the business, but then if you wait long enough you think, ‘Oh, I miss certain things.’ The making of a movie is wonderful. What’s difficult is afterward when you have to go around and try to sell it. The actual filming, when you have a good script—which isn’t often—nothing beats it.”

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In an interview with Stephen Rebello in the July 2005 issue of Movieline’s Hollywood Life, Novak admitted that she had been “unprofessional” in her conduct with the film’s director, Mike Figgis .

Novak has not ruled out further acting. In an interview in 2007, she said that she would consider returning to the screen “if the right thing came along.”[9]

Novak appeared for a question-and-answer session about her career on July 30, 2010, at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, where the American Cinematheque hosted a tribute to her coinciding with the August 3 DVD release of “The Kim Novak Collection.”[10]

Honors

For her contribution to motion pictures, Novak was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6332 Hollywood Boulevard.

In 1995, Novak was ranked 92nd by Empire Magazine on a list of the 100 sexiest stars in film history. In 1955, she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer-Female. In 1957, she won another Golden Globe–for World Favorite female actress. In 1997, Kim won an Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival. In 2002 a Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Novak by Eastman Kodak.

In 2005, British fashion designer Alexander McQueen named his first It bag the Novak.[11]

Personal life

Novak has been married to veterinarian Dr. Robert Malloy (born 1940) since March 12, 1976. The couple resides on a ranch where they raise horses and llamas. Novak has two stepchildren.[12]

Novak was previously married to English actor Richard Johnson from March 15, 1965, to April 23, 1966. The two have remained friends . Novak dated Sammy Davis, Jr., in the late 1950s and actor Michael Brandon in the 1970s.[13][14] She was engaged to director Richard Quine in the early 1960s.[15]

On July 24, 2000, her home in Eagle Point, Oregon, was partially destroyed by fire.[16] Novak lost scripts, several paintings, and a computer containing the only draft of her unfinished autobiography.[16] Of the loss Novak said:

“I take it personally as a sign that maybe I’m not supposed to write my biography; maybe the past is supposed to stay buried. It made me realize then what was really valuable. That’s the day I wrote a gratitude list. We’re safe and our animals are safe.”[16]

In December 2001, her home in Oregon was robbed of more than $200,000 worth of firearms and tools. Three men were arrested and charged with burglary, theft, and criminal conspiracy.[17]

In 2006, Novak was injured in a horseback riding accident. She suffered a punctured lung, broken ribs, and nerve damage but made a full recovery within a year.[9]

Novak is an artist who paints in watercolor and oil as well as creating sculpture, stained glass design, poetry, and photography.[18]

In October 2010, it was reported that Novak had been diagnosed with breast cancer according to her manager, Sue Cameron. Cameron also noted that Novak is “undergoing treatment” and that “her doctors say she is in fantastic physical shape and should recover very well.” [19]

Eddy Duchin

Eddy Duchin (April 1, 1909 or April 10, 1910 – February 9, 1951) was an American popular pianist and bandleader of the 1930s and 1940s, famous for his engaging onstage personality, his elegant piano style, and his fight against leukemia.

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Early career

Edwin Frank Duchin was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Sources are divided as to whether his birth occurred on 1 April 1909 or 10 April 1910. He first became a pharmacist before turning full-time to music and beginning his new career with Leo Reisman’s orchestra at the Central Park Casino in New York, an elegant nightclub where he became hugely popular in his own right and eventually became the Reisman orchestra’s leader by 1932. He became widely popular thanks to regular radio broadcasts that boosted his record sales, and he was one of the earliest pianists to lead a commercially successful large band.

 Musical style

Playing what later came to be called “sweet” music rather than jazz, Duchin’s success opened a new gate for similarly styled, piano-playing sweet bandleaders such as Henry King, Joe Reichman, Nat Brandwynne, Dick Gasparre, Little Jack Little, and particularly Carmen Cavallaro (who acknowledged Duchin’s influence) to compete with the large jazz bands for radio time and record sales.

Eddy Duchin on the cover of his album Talk of the Town

Duchin had no formal music training—which was said to frustrate his musicians at times—but he developed a style rooted in classical music that some saw as the forerunner of Liberace‘s ornate, gaudy approach. Still, there were understatements in Duchin’s music. By no means was Duchin a perfect pianist, but he was easy to listen to without being rote or entirely predictable. He was a pleasing stage presence whose favourite technique was to play his piano cross-handed, using only one finger on the lower hand, and he was respectful to his audiences and to his classical influences.

Duchin would often use beautiful, soft-voiced singers such as Durelle Alexander and Lew Sherwood to accommodate his sweet and romantic songs, giving them extra appeal and making them more interesting.

Notoriety

Duchin’s 1938 release of the Louis Armstrong song “Ol’ Man Mose” (Brunswick Records 8155) with vocal by Patricia Norman caused a minor scandal at the time with the lyric “bucket” being heard as “fuck it.” Some listeners have analyzed the recording and concluded that there is no vulgarism uttered, while others are convinced that Norman does say “fuck” (which would explain one of the band members laughing delightedly after Norman seems to chirp, “Aww, fuck it, fuck-fuck-fuck it!”).

The “scandalous” lyrics caused the record to zoom to #2 on the Billboard charts, resulting in sales of 170,000 copies when sales of 20,000 were considered a blockbuster. The song was banned after its release in Great Britain. The notorious number can be heard on a British novelty CD, Beat the Band to the Bar.

Late career and death

Duchin entered the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving as a combat officer in a destroyer squadron in the Pacific.[1] He attained the rank of lieutenant commander (O4). After his discharge from the military, Duchin was unable to reclaim his former stardom in spite of a stab at a new radio show in 1949.

On February 9, 1951, Eddy Duchin died at age 41 in New York City of acute myelogenous leukemia. He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered in the Atlantic Ocean.

Legacy

By the mid 1950s, Columbia Pictures, having enjoyed success with musical biographies, mounted a feature film based on the bandleader’s life. The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) is a fictionalized tearjerker, with Tyrone Power in the title role. The film did well in theaters, and was well enough known to be referenced in one of Columbia’s Three Stooges shorts: the Stooges’ spaceship is about to crash when Joe Besser yelps, “I don’t want to die! I can’t die! I haven’t seen The Eddy Duchin Story yet!”

An anthology of some of Duchin’s best recordings, Dancing with Duchin, was released in 2002.

Duchin’s had one child, Peter Duchin (b. 1937), with his first wife, Marjorie Oelrichs). Peter had begun a musical education with his father and eventually later studied formally at Yale. In time, he became an orchestra-leading pianist in his own right, as well as the author of a series of mystery novels, a presence in high society (into which his mother had been born), and a frequent entertainer (as well as musical director for U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson‘s inauguration) at the White House and on television. In his 1996 memoir Ghost of a Chance, Peter Duchin wrote about the wholesale fictionalization in The Eddy Duchin Story. Peter Duchin has been married to actress/writer Brooke Hayward (daughter of agent and theatrical producer Leland Hayward and actress Margaret Sullavan), since 1985.

  • Born: 1912
  • Died: 1989
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Active: ’40s
  • Major Genres: Musical, Comedy

Biography

Pianist and some-time composer Carmen Cavallaro has been called “The Poet of the Piano” and is known for taking classical standards and arranging them as pop tunes. One of his biggest hits was “Chopin’s Polonaise” (1945). He began his career leading a dance-band in St. Louis. He also toured hotels and nightclubs all over the U.S. and in the ’40s hosted The Schaeffer Parade, a radio show. During the ’40s, Cavallara also appeared in such films as Hollywood Canteen (1944). In 1956, he played the piano soundtrack for The Eddy Duchin Story. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

 

 

 

 

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The Minangkabau Music record History(Sejarah rekamn Musik Minang)1.Orkes Gumarang  sibp.Asbon degan Penyanyi Yuni amir,Oslan Husein dan Nurseha.

1) Gumarang Orchestra leader Asbon with Singer Yuni Amir ,song Ya Musthapa productions  Mesra Record Inc

 The Song Ya Mustapha history

Ya Mustafa, also spelled Ya Mustapha, is a famous Egyptian song of unclear origin, whose lyrics are composed in 3 different languages: Arabic, French and Italian. There are also versions in the Greek and Turkish languages, where they are very popular in the respective countries (“Μουσταφά”). The music of the song is similar to Greek music. It was very popular in the 1950s and early 1960s. The song has been performed in many different versions by many different singers worldwide. One of the earliest singers to record this song in the 1950s was the Turkish-French singer Dario Moreno. The song became popular in Europe with the help of the Egyptian-born Palestinian singer Bob Azzam, who released it in 1960 in France. Azzam’s version was also a hit on the UK Singles Chart, where it spent 14 weeks and peaked at number 23[1]. In Spain, in 1960, the song reached #1 in the charts in both versions sung by Bob Azzam and by José Guardiola [1]. Bruno Gigliotti, the brother of famous singer Dalida, also covered the song. The song also featured in a few Egyptian movies, including one starring the Egyptian actor Ismail Yassin in the 1950s, and another film featuring Sabah from the same era. In 1975, the Turkish Cypriot actress and singer Nil Burak sang Ya Mustafa. The song was also copied by the Indian composers Nadeem-Shravan. Other singers who reproduced exactly the same song include the Lebanese singer Reeda Boutros and the American singer and actress Angélica María.

This song, with its Greek style music and polyglotic lyrics, can be considered as a historical tribute to the cosmopolitan era in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. During that era, a large cosmopolitan polyglotic community, mainly Greeks, Jews and Italians, lived in Alexandria. A sizable portion lived in the Attarine district, where the events of the song takes place.

The refrain of the song is “Chérie je t’aime, chérie je t’adore, como la salsa del pomodoro” (Darling, I love you, darling, I adore you, like tomato sauce).

The Gumarang Asbon History

Gumarang Orchestra and other Minang record like  Kampuang Nan Jauh Dimato(the homeland which far from eyes)

and Gumarang 1971

Orkes Gumarang

Menjelang akhir tahun 1953 dan awal 1954, ada beberapa anak muda asal Sumatera Barat yang, antara lain, bernama Alidir, Anwar Anif, Dhira Suhud, Joeswar Khairudin, Taufik, Syaiful Nawas, dan Awaludin yang di kemudian hari menjadi Kepala Polri. Bersama beberapa orang lainnya mereka berkumpul di rumah Yus Bahri di Jalan Jambu, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat. Mereka sepakat mendirikan sebuah grup musik untuk meneruskan kiprah orkes Penghibur Hati yang mendendangkan lagu-lagu Minang. Mereka menamakan grupnya orkes Gumarang. Nama itu diambil dari cerita legendaris Minang, Cindue Mato, yang tokoh utamanya memiliki tiga binatang kesayangan. Tiga binatang itu adalah Kinantan si ayam jantan yang piawai, Binuang si banteng yang gagah perkasa, dan Gumarang si kuda sembrani berbulu putih yang larinya bagaikan kilat sehingga menurut legenda tersebut bisa keliling dunia dalam sekejap. Anwar Anif pun didaulat menjadi pemimpin. Mula-mula yang dibicarakan adalah bagaimana konsep musik yang akan dibawakan untuk lagu-lagu Minang yang sudah dipopulerkan oleh Penghibur Hati melalui Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) Jakarta.

Lagu-lagu Penghibur Hati yang disiarkan radio itu, antara lain, Kaparinyo, Dayung Palinggam, Nasib Sawahlunto, dan Sempaya.

Pengaruh lagu-lagu Latin (seperti Melody d’Amour, Besame Mucho, Cachito, Maria Elena, dan Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) yang sedang digemari tak mampu mereka tepis. Oleh sebab itulah musik Latin tersebut menjadi unsur baru dalam aransemen musik Gumarang.  Pada masa itu tidaklah mudah bagi seorang penyanyi atau sebuah grup untuk tampil di RRI. Mereka harus lulus tes di depan sejumlah juri, sebagaimana layaknya peserta sebuah lomba. Walaupun Anwar Anif hanya memimpin selama sembilan bulan, ia berhasil membawa Gumarang lulus tes RRI. Alidir yang menggantikannya ternyata bertahan lebih singkat lagi dan kemudian menyerahkan pimpinan Gumarang kepada Asbon, bulan Mei 1955.

 Album Gumarang – Kampuang Nan Jauah di Mato

Asbon tidak hanya mempertegas dominasi musik Latin dalam lagu-lagu yang sudah biasa dibawakan Gumarang, tetapi juga pada lagu-lagu baru ciptaannya maupun ciptaan personel Gumarang lainnya. Pada masa Asbon inilah bergabung pianis yang memiliki sentuhan Latin, Januar Arifin, serta penyanyi Hasmanan (kemudian menjadi sutradara), Nurseha, dan Anas Yusuf. Kebesaran Gumarang tidak bisa disangkal berkat seringnya grup ini tampil di RRI dan memeriahkan acara Panggung Gembira. Sukses Gumarang merebut hati masyarakat menyebabkan penampilan orkes itu berlanjut di tempat-tempat lainnya, seperti Istana Negara, Gedung Kesenian, dan Istora Senayan. Pada masa kepemimpinan Alidir, Gumarang sempat merekam sejumlah lagu di bawah naungan perusahaan negara, Lokananta, di Solo. Rekaman dilakukan di Studio RRI Jakarta dan hasilnya dibawa ke Lokananta untuk dicetak dalam bentuk piringan hitam (PH). Dalam rekamannya yang pertama ini Gumarang bermain dengan gendang, bongo, maracas, piano, gitar, dan bas betot. Mereka tetap mempertahankan rentak gamat dan joget sambil memadukannya dengan beguine, rumba, dan cha-cha. Bunyi alat musik Minang, seperti talempong, memang memberikan asosiasi pada irama Latin, demikian juga saluang. Itulah sebabnya irama Latin mudah dipadukan dengan lagu-lagu Minang.

Suyoso Karsono yang memimpin perusahaan rekaman Irama di Jakarta ternyata diam-diam tertarik pada Gumarang. Sebagai seorang pengusaha, orang yang dikenal dengan nama Mas Yos itu tahu bahwa irama yang dibawakan Gumarang bukan saja mampu menyajikan lagu-lagu Minang sesuai dengan aslinya, namun juga memiliki ramuan irama Latin yang amat disukai masyarakat.

“Sebenarnya irama Latin itu hanya dalam tempo, supaya lagu-lagu Minang bisa diterima juga oleh masyarakat di luar Minang,” kata Asbon ketika menerima tawaran Irama untuk merekam sejumlah lagu.

Gumarang merekam Ayam Den Lapeh ciptaan A Hamid, Jiko Bapisoh dan Laruik Sanjo ciptaan Asbon, Yobaitu ciptaan Syaiful Nawas, Takana Adiak ciptaan Januar Arifin, Baju Karuang, Ko Upiek Lah Gadang, Titian Nan Lapuak, Nasib Sawahlunto, dan lagu lain-lain yang jelas sekali dipadukan dengan irama cha-cha yang dikenal sebagai pengiring tarian di Amerika Selatan.  “Cha-cha memang sedang menjadi favorit masyarakat waktu itu, sebagaimana kami senang naik becak dari tempat indekos menuju Studio Irama. Kalau selesai rekaman, Nurseha diantar Asbon dengan becak ke rumahnya di Grogol. Soalnya, rekaman yang dimulai pukul delapan malam biasanya selesai pukul dua dini hari,” ujar salah seorang penyanyi Gumarang, Syaiful Nawas, yang sempat menjadi wartawan harian Waspada, Pedoman, Purnama, Trio, Aneka, Sinar Harapan, Abadi, Suara Pembaruan, dan majalah Selecta. “Sayalah yang bertugas menulis semua kejadian karena ikut di dalam proses rekaman.

Mas Yos memberikan bahan-bahannya dan saya tulis di berbagai surat kabar serta majalah Selecta dan Varia. Bahkan, harian Pedoman menulis Gumarang dalam tajuk rencananya.

Sementara Asbon langsung memberikan PH yang baru dari pabrik ke RRI,” ungkap Syaiful Nawas, kakek dari lima cucu yang sekarang setiap hari berkantor di rumah makan miliknya, Padang Raya.Hasilnya, Laruik Sanjo dan Ayam Den Lapeh berkumandang tidak hanya di RRI, namun juga di toko-toko yang khusus menjual PH di Jakarta dan luar kota. Pemutaran lagu-lagu Gumarang itu adalah atas permintaan masyarakat yang mendatangi toko-toko itu dan membeli PH mereka. Laruik Sanjo yang berarti larut senja dan Ayam Den Lapeh sebagai analogi kehilangan kekasih, menjadi lagu-lagu populer secara nasional.

Sedemikian populernya kedua lagu itu, Laruik Sanjo dilayarputihkan oleh Perfini tahun 1960 dengan sutradara kondang Usmar Ismail serta aktor Bambang Irawan dan aktris Farida Oetojo sebagai pemeran utama. Sementara Stupa Film memproduksi Ayam Den Lapeh pada tahun yang sama dengan sutradara H Asby dan Gondosubroto, sementara Asbon dan Gumarang dipercaya mengisi ilustrasi musik film ini. Ceritanya diambil dari lirik lagunya. Si kucapang si kucapai/ saikua tapang saikua lapeh/Tabanglah juo nan ka rimbo/Oi lah malang juo. Artinya, yang dikejar luput, yang dimiliki terlepas.

2.Musik Minang ERA 1960-1970

1) Oslan Husein

oslan huseinGumarang, Teruna Ria, dan Kumbang Tjari
IRAMA musik Latin sudah masuk dalam ramuan aransemen musik lagu-lagu Indonesia sejak pertengahan tahun 1955. Pelakunya adalah seorang yang bernama Asbon Majid, pemimpin orkes Gumarang. Dengan maksud memberi alternatif lain dari seriosa, keroncong, dan hiburan, Asbon memasuki unsur-unsur musik Latin yang pada masa itu memang sedang populer di Indonesia.

oslan-tahu

Detail information on musical album is important for history. Look at this album entitled Tahu Tempe by singer Oslan Husein which published by Irama record on 1960-ies. This album attached a note written by Sjahrul Nawas on it’s back cover. Sjahrul Nawas said that this album presented songs concerning about basic need of the Indonesian people in era 1960-ies.

This album responded toward speech of Presiden Soekarno who said that Indonesian people will never been hungry, because Indonesia is a rich country. So that this album presented songs entitled Tahu Tempe (a traditional food made of soya-bean), Nasi Djagung (rice made of corn), Sepiring Nasi (A Plate of Rice).

But what made this album special is a song entitled Lebaran, which became national anthem and sung every Idul Fitri season. Also finally, we know that the composer of this classic song is M. Jusuf, a leader of Orkes Widjaja Kusuma, a band for this album. Who has any information about M. Jusuf? Please share us

Menjelang akhir tahun 1953 dan awal 1954, ada beberapa anak muda asal Sumatera Barat yang, antara lain, bernama Alidir, Anwar Anif, Dhira Suhud, Joeswar Khairudin, Taufik, Syaiful Nawas, dan Awaludin yang di kemudian hari menjadi Kepala Polri. Bersama beberapa orang lainnya mereka berkumpul di rumah Yus Bahri di Jalan Jambu, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat. Mereka sepakat mendirikan sebuah grup musik untuk meneruskan kiprah orkes Penghibur Hati yang mendendangkan lagu-lagu Minang.

Mereka menamakan grupnya orkes Gumarang. Nama itu diambil dari cerita legendaris Minang, Cindue Mato, yang tokoh utamanya memiliki tiga binatang kesayangan. Tiga binatang itu adalah Kinantan si ayam jantan yang piawai, Binuang si banteng yang gagah perkasa, dan Gumarang si kuda sembrani berbulu putih yang larinya bagaikan kilat sehingga menurut legenda tersebut bisa keliling dunia dalam sekejap. Anwar Anif pun didaulat menjadi pemimpin.

Mula-mula yang dibicarakan adalah bagaimana konsep musik yang akan dibawakan untuk lagu-lagu Minang yang sudah dipopulerkan oleh Penghibur Hati melalui Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) Jakarta. Lagu-lagu Penghibur Hati yang disiarkan radio itu, antara lain, Kaparinyo, Dayung Palinggam, Nasib Sawahlunto, dan Sempaya.

Pengaruh lagu-lagu Latin (seperti Melody d’Amour, Besame Mucho, Cachito, Maria Elena, dan Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) yang sedang digemari tak mampu mereka tepis. Oleh sebab itulah musik Latin tersebut menjadi unsur baru dalam aransemen musik Gumarang.

Pada masa itu tidaklah mudah bagi seorang penyanyi atau sebuah grup untuk tampil di RRI. Mereka harus lulus tes di depan sejumlah juri, sebagaimana layaknya peserta sebuah lomba.

Walaupun Anwar Anif hanya memimpin selama sembilan bulan, ia berhasil membawa Gumarang lulus tes RRI. Alidir yang menggantikannya ternyata bertahan lebih singkat lagi dan kemudian menyerahkan pimpinan Gumarang kepada Asbon, bulan Mei 1955.

Asbon tidak hanya mempertegas dominasi musik Latin dalam lagu-lagu yang sudah biasa dibawakan Gumarang, tetapi juga pada lagu-lagu baru ciptaannya maupun ciptaan personel Gumarang lainnya. Pada masa Asbon inilah bergabung pianis yang memiliki sentuhan Latin, Januar Arifin, serta penyanyi Hasmanan (kemudian menjadi sutradara), Nurseha, dan Anas Yusuf.

Kebesaran Gumarang tidak bisa disangkal berkat seringnya grup ini tampil di RRI dan memeriahkan acara Panggung Gembira. Sukses Gumarang merebut hati masyarakat menyebabkan penampilan orkes itu berlanjut di tempat-tempat lainnya, seperti Istana Negara, Gedung Kesenian, dan Istora Senayan.

Pada masa kepemimpinan Alidir, Gumarang sempat merekam sejumlah lagu di bawah naungan perusahaan negara, Lokananta, di Solo. Rekaman dilakukan di Studio RRI Jakarta dan hasilnya dibawa ke Lokananta untuk dicetak dalam bentuk piringan hitam (PH).

Dalam rekamannya yang pertama ini Gumarang bermain dengan gendang, bongo, maracas, piano, gitar, dan bas betot. Mereka tetap mempertahankan rentak gamat dan joget sambil memadukannya dengan beguine, rumba, dan cha-cha.

Bunyi alat musik Minang, seperti talempong, memang memberikan asosiasi pada irama Latin, demikian juga saluang. Itulah sebabnya irama Latin mudah dipadukan dengan lagu-lagu Minang.(siapa yang memiliki rekaman orkes Gumarang dibp alidir,harap memberikan info,teriam Kasih- Dr Iwan S)

Suyoso Karsono yang memimpin perusahaan rekaman Irama di Jakarta ternyata diam-diam tertarik pada Gumarang. Sebagai seorang pengusaha, orang yang dikenal dengan nama Mas Yos itu tahu bahwa irama yang dibawakan Gumarang bukan saja mampu menyajikan lagu-lagu Minang sesuai dengan aslinya, namun juga memiliki ramuan irama Latin yang amat disukai masyarakat.Bagaimanakah profiole Mas Yos, mari kita lihat pada sampul piring hitam berjudul Dari Mas Yos Kasih Maafkan Beta ,berupa rekaman musik orkes eslhinta dbp Mus Mualim. dibawah ini :

“Sebenarnya irama Latin itu hanya dalam tempo, supaya lagu-lagu Minang bisa diterima juga oleh masyarakat di luar Minang,” kata Asbon ketika menerima tawaran Irama untuk merekam sejumlah lagu. Gumarang merekam Ayam Den Lapeh ciptaan A Hamid, Jiko Bapisoh dan Laruik Sanjo ciptaan Asbon, Yobaitu ciptaan Syaiful Nawas, Takana Adiak ciptaan Januar Arifin, Baju Karuang, Ko Upiek Lah Gadang, Titian Nan Lapuak, Nasib Sawahlunto, dan lagu lain-lain yang jelas sekali dipadukan dengan irama cha-cha yang dikenal sebagai pengiring tarian di Amerika Selatan.

“Cha-cha memang sedang menjadi favorit masyarakat waktu itu, sebagaimana kami senang naik becak dari tempat indekos menuju Studio Irama. Kalau selesai rekaman, Nurseha diantar Asbon dengan becak ke rumahnya di Grogol. Soalnya, rekaman yang dimulai pukul delapan malam biasanya selesai pukul dua dini hari,” ujar salah seorang penyanyi Gumarang, Syaiful Nawas, yang sempat menjadi wartawan harian Waspada, Pedoman, Purnama, Trio, Aneka, Sinar Harapan, Abadi, Suara Pembaruan, dan majalah Selecta.

“Sayalah yang bertugas menulis semua kejadian karena ikut di dalam proses rekaman. Mas Yos memberikan bahan-bahannya dan saya tulis di berbagai surat kabar serta majalah Selecta dan Varia. Bahkan, harian Pedoman menulis Gumarang dalam tajuk rencananya. Sementara Asbon langsung memberikan PH yang baru dari pabrik ke RRI,” ungkap Syaiful Nawas, kakek dari lima cucu yang sekarang setiap hari berkantor di rumah makan miliknya, Padang Raya.

Pada era ini musik barat dilarang diputar di Radio,  sehingga musik dalam negeri memperoleh kesempatan.,sperti lagu minang , seperti cuplikan dari tulisan surat kabar Padang Post dibawah ini:

Sejarah munculnya kreatifitas seniman dalam memopulerkan lagu-lagu Minang. Frans Sartono (kompas.com), menjelaskan, pada era 1950-1960-an, pembatasan pemutaran musik pop Barat di radio berimbas pada kreatifitas seniman lokal untuk berbicara dengan bahasa daerah dalam lirik lagu. Orkes Gumarang yang personelnya adalah Urang Awak mempopulerkan lagu berbahasa Minang, seperti Ayam Den Lapeh sampai Laruik Sanjo. Mereka mengakomodasikan unsur musik Latin yang saat itu banyak digemari di negeri ini. Oslan Husein, dengan bahasa Minang pula, memopulerkan lagu seperti Kampuang nan Jauh di Mato, dan Elly Kasim dikenal lewat Bareh Solok.
Dengan penelusuran yang lebih lengkap mengenai sejarah munculnya lagu-lagu Minang yang bersinergi dengan musik-musik lain, Theodore KS, penulis masalah industri musik (kompas.com) menguraikan, bahwa di masa 50-an muncul grup-grup musik yang menggubah lagu-lagu Minang dengan warna musik lain, seperti musik klasik. Orkes Gumarang dengan irama Latin

Hasilnya, Laruik Sanjo dan Ayam Den Lapeh berkumandang tidak hanya di RRI, namun juga di toko-toko yang khusus menjual PH di Jakarta dan luar kota. Pemutaran lagu-lagu Gumarang itu adalah atas permintaan masyarakat yang mendatangi toko-toko itu dan membeli PH mereka. Laruik Sanjo yang berarti larut senja dan Ayam Den Lapeh sebagai analogi kehilangan kekasih, menjadi lagu-lagu populer secara nasional.

Sedemikian populernya kedua lagu itu, Laruik Sanjo dilayarputihkan oleh Perfini tahun 1960 dengan sutradara kondang Usmar Ismail serta aktor Bambang Irawan dan aktris Farida Oetojo sebagai pemeran utama. Sementara Stupa Film memproduksi Ayam Den Lapeh pada tahun yang sama dengan sutradara H Asby dan Gondosubroto, sementara Asbon dan Gumarang dipercaya mengisi ilustrasi musik film ini.

Ceritanya diambil dari lirik lagunya. Si kucapang si kucapai/ saikua tapang saikua lapeh/Tabanglah juo nan ka rimbo/Oi lah malang juo. Artinya, yang dikejar luput, yang dimiliki terlepas.

 Nuansa Minangkabau yang ada di dalam setiap musik Sumatera Barat yang dicampur dengan jenis musik apapun saat ini pasti akan terlihat dari setiap karya lagu yang beredar di masyarat. Hal ini karena musik Minang bisa diracik dengan aliran musik jenis apapun sehingga enak didengar dan bisa diterima oleh masyarakat. Unsur musik pemberi nuansa terdiri dari instrumen alat musik tradisional saluang, bansi, talempong, rabab, dan gandang tabuik.

Ada pula saluang jo dendang, yakni penyampaian dendang (cerita berlagu) yang diiringi saluang yang dikenal juga dengan nama sijobang[14].

Musik Minangkabau berupa instrumentalia dan lagu-lagu dari daerah ini pada umumnya bersifat melankolis. Hal ini berkaitan erat dengan struktur masyarakatnya yang memiliki rasa persaudaraan, hubungan kekeluargaan dan kecintaan akan kampung halaman yang tinggi ditunjang dengan kebiasaan pergi merantau.

Industri musik di Sumatera Barat semakin berkembang dengan munculnya seniman-seniman Minang yang bisa membaurkan musik modern ke dalam musik tradisional Minangkabau. Perkembangan musik Minang modern di Sumatera Barat sudah dimulai sejak tahun 1950-an ditandai dengan lahirnya Orkes Gumarang.

Mereka memang sudah pergi, tetapi meninggalkan jejak berupa musik Minang dan Indonesia modern. Gumarang dengan irama Latin dan Teruna Ria me-rock’n’roll-kan lagu serta musiknya.

2.Orkes Kumbang Tjari dibp.Nuskan sjarif dengan penyanyi Elly Kasim.

Kumbang Tjari
Sementara itu, di Padang tersebutlah seorang pemuda yang gila musik bernama Nuskan Syarif. Saking besar keinginannya bermusik dan memiliki gitar, uang untuk membeli baju Lebaran dibelikannya gitar bekas di tukang loak. Nuskan, yang bangga dengan popularitas Gumarang, pada tahun 1954 sempat berlibur ke Jakarta. Dia tidak menyia-nyiakan kesempatan selama berada di Ibu Kota dan menawarkan lagu ciptaannya, Kok Upiak Lah Gadang, ke Gumarang. Ternyata lagunya diterima dan dimainkan dalam acara Panggung Gembira di RRI. “Lagu itu saya tulis notasi dan liriknya karena tape recorder belum memasyarakat seperti sekarang. Saya kembali ke Padang dan meneruskan karier sebagai penyanyi amatir sambil memperdalam pengetahuan saya bermain gitar,” kata Nuskan yang juga dikenal sebagai guru Pendidikan Jasmani di SMP Negeri I Padang hingga tahun 1960. Pindah ke Jakarta, Nuskan meneruskan karier sebagai guru olahraga, sementara kemampuannya bermain gitar dan mencipta lagu semakin meningkat. Atas saran Anas Yusuf, Nuskan memutuskan bergabung dengan Gumarang. Tetapi, Asbon yang sudah tahu kemampuan anak muda itu justru menyarankannya membentuk grup musik sendiri.
“Itulah awal lahirnya orkes Kumbang Tjari pada tahun 1961. Meskipun saya mengagumi Gumarang, saya berusaha membuat musik yang berbeda. Kalau Gumarang dominan dengan pianonya, Kumbang Tjari mengedepankan melodi gitar,” lanjut Nuskan, ayah dari sembilan anak dan kakek dari 10 cucu. Di sinilah Nuskan menunjukkan keperkasaannya sebagai pemain gitar, bukan hanya dalam soal teknik, namun juga dalam soal eksplorasi bunyi. Petikan gitarnya mengingatkan pendengarnya akan suara saluang, seruling bambu khas Minang. Ciri khas ini belum ada duanya sampai sekarang. Hal ini diperjelas Hasmanan, salah seorang penyanyi Gumarang yang menulis kesan-kesannya di sampul depan PH. “Sebagai orkes baru jang masih harus berdjuang memenangkan simpatik dan popularitas, menarik sekali nafas dan penghajatan jang diberikan ’Kumbang Tjari’ terhadap lagu-lagunja. Hidangan2 mereka terasa masih dekat sekali kepada tjara lagu2 rakjat asli Minang dibawakan. Petikan2 gitar Nuskan Sjarif sering mengingatkan orang akan bunji alat2 musik asli Minang seperti talempong, rebab, dan saluang,” demikian tulisan di sampul depan PH itu.
PH Kumbang Tjari yang pertama ini berisi lagu-lagu Asmara Dara yang dinyanyikan oleh Elly Kasim, Randang Darek dinyanyikan Nuskan Syarif, Taraatak Tangga (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan), Mak Tatji (Nuskan Syarif), Apo Dajo (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan), Tjita Bahagia (Elly Kasim dan Nuskan Syarif), Cha Cha Mari Cha (Nuskan Syarif), Gadis Tuladan (Nuskan Syarif), Kumbang Djanti (Elly Kasim), Langkisau (Nuskan Syarif dan kawan kawan), Kureta Solok (Nusikan Syarif dan kawan-kawan), dan Oi, Bulan (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan). Bersama Kumbang Tjari inilah Elly Kasim menjadi penyanyi lagu-lagu Minang yang belum tergantikan sampai sekarang. Perempuan kelahiran Tiku, Kabupaten Agam, Sumatera Barat, tanggal 27 September 1942, itu terkenal dengan lagu-lagu seperti Kaparinyo, Dayung Palinggam, Kelok Sembilan, Barek Solok, Lamang Tapai, Sala-lauak, Si Nona, Lansek Manih, Main Kim, Mudiak Arau, dan masih banyak lagi. Lagu-lagu itu telah dimuat dalam puluhan PH, kaset, maupun VCD selama lebih dari 40 tahun.  Namun, Kumbang Tjari kemudian terpaksa vakum ketika Nuskan sebagai guru olahraga menerima untuk ditempatkan di Sukarnapura (sekarang Jayapura), Papua, pada bulan Juli 1963. “Saya sangat menikmati profesi sebagai guru olahraga. Dikirim ke Irian Barat saya anggap sebagai amanat yang harus dilaksanakan. Setelah saya pergi, sayang teman-teman tidak bersedia meneruskan Kumbang Tjari,” ujar Nuskan. Selama di Jayapura, ia sempat juga membina bibit-bibit penyanyi dan menciptakan sejumlah lagu. Lahir di Tebing Tinggi tanggal 4 Januari 1935, dalam usia menjelang 70 tahun sekarang ini, Nuskan masih rajin joging di pagi hari dan tetap siap tampil bersama Kumbang Tjari-nya.  Walaupun hanya dua tahun (1961-1963) di belantika musik, Kumbang Tjari menjadi grup pertama yang tampil di TVRI ketika stasiun televisi pemerintah itu diresmikan tahun 1962. Orkes ini juga mengisi acara pembukaan Bali Room, Hotel Indonesia, dan kemudian tampil bersama Gumarang serta Taruna Ria dalam pertunjukan bertajuk “Tiga Raksasa” di Istora Senayan.
Nuskan kembali ke Jakarta 29 November dan Januari 1969 Kumbang Tjari dibentuk lagi dengan personel yang berbeda dan tidak pakai embel-embel “orkes” lagi. Kumbang Tjari pun kembali dipimpin Nuskan dan seperti sebelumnya mulai masuk studio rekaman dan mengisi berbagai acara panggung hingga tur ke Malaysia bersama Elly Kasim, Benyamin S, Ida Royani, serta Ellya Khadam. Di samping Gumarang dan Kumbang Tjari, juga tidak bisa dilupakan orkes Teruna Ria yang mempertegas irama rock’n’roll dalam lagu-lagu Minang. Bubarnya Teruna Ria menyebabkan penyanyi utamanya, Oslan Husein, mendirikan Osria. Sementara personel lainnya, Zaenal Arifin, mendirikan Zaenal Combo, yang merajai penataan musik rekaman hampir semua penyanyi pada akhir 1960-an sampai awal 1970-an. Penyanyi-penyanyi yang diiringi Zaenal Combo, yaitu Lilies Suryani, Ernie Djohan, Alfian, duet Tuty Subarjo/Onny Suryono, Retno, Patti Sisters, Tetty Kadi, Anna Mathovani, Emilia Contessa, Titi Qadarsih, Angle Paff, atau Lily Marlene. Zaenal Arifin, pencipta lagu Teluk Bayur, meninggal 31 Maret 2002. Asbon tutup usia pada 16 Maret 2004, sedangkan Oslan Husein dan Nurseha mendahului keduanya beberapa tahun sebelumnya.
Mereka memang sudah pergi, tetapi meninggalkan jejak berupa musik Minang dan Indonesia modern. Gumarang dengan irama Latin dan Teruna Ria me-rock’n’roll-kan lagu serta musiknya. Sementara gitar bersuara saluang ala Nuskan Syarif masih bisa dinikmati sampai sekarang bersama Kumbang Tjari-nya.

Mengikuti sukses Gumarang, Kumbang Tjari pun tak kalah terkenalnya. Adalah Nuskan Syarif yang menakhodai grup musik yang berdiri tahun 1961 ini. Meskipun mengagumi Gumarang, Nuskan berusaha membuat musik yang berbeda. Kalau Gumarang dominan dengan pianonya, Kumbang Tjari mengedepankan melodi gitar. Di sinilah Nuskan menunjukkan keperkasaannya sebagai pemain gitar, bukan hanya dalam soal teknik, namun juga dalam soal eksplorasi bunyi. Petikan gitarnya mengingatkan pendengarnya akan suara saluang, seruling bambu khas Minang. Ciri khas ini belum ada duanya sampai sekarang.
Memasuki studio rekaman piringan hitam (PH), album Kumbang Tjari yang pertama ini berisi lagu-lagu Asmara Dara yang dinyanyikan oleh Elly Kasim, Randang Darek dinyanyikan Nuskan Syarif, Taratak Tangga (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan), Mak Tatji (Nuskan Syarif), Apo Dajo (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan), Tjita Bahagia (Elly Kasim dan Nuskan Syarif), Cha Cha Mari Cha (Nuskan Syarif), Gadis Tuladan (Nuskan Syarif), Kumbang Djanti (Elly Kasim), Langkisau (Nuskan Syarif dan kawan kawan), Kureta Solok (Nusikan Syarif dan kawan-kawan), dan Oi, Bulan (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan).
Selain Gumarang dan Kumbang Tjari, juga tidak bisa dilupakan orkes Teruna Ria yang mempertegas irama rock’n’roll dalam lagu-lagu Minang.

Bubarnya Teruna Ria menyebabkan penyanyi utamanya, Oslan Husein, mendirikan Osria. Sementara personel lainnya, Zaenal Arifin, mendirikan Zaenal Combo, yang merajai penataan musik rekaman hampir semua penyanyi pada akhir 1960-an sampai awal 1970-an. Penyanyi-penyanyi yang diiringi Zaenal Combo, yaitu Lilies Suryani, Ernie Djohan, Alfian, duet Tuty Subarjo/Onny Suryono, Retno, Patti Sisters, Tetty Kadi, Anna Mathovani, Emilia Contessa, Titi Qadarsih, Angle Paff, atau Lily Marlene.

Seribu lagu setahun

Melihat perkembangan awal lagu-lagu pop Minang ini, wajar saja kalau sebagian penggemar lagu Minang prihatin dan kecewa dengan lagu Minang sekarang. Salah satu faktor yang menyebabkan lagu-lagu Minang tempo dulu bisa hinggap lebih lama di telinga pendengarnya adalah tidak banyaknya industri rekaman, apalagi ditahun-tahun 50-an tersebut. Dalam setahun bisa dihitung dengan jari lagu yang beredar. Belum lagi pada masa itu rekaman piringan hitam (PH) dengan gramafon sebagai medianya. Bahkan untuk tampil di RRI saja harus melewati seleksi yang ketat. “Pada masa itu tidaklah mudah bagi seorang penyanyi atau sebuah grup untuk tampil di RRI. Mereka harus lulus tes di depan sejumlah juri, sebagaimana layaknya peserta sebuah lomba,”

SEMENTARA itu, orkes Kumbang Tjari dipimpin oleh Nuskan Syarif, Teruna Ria oleh Oslan Husein, dan Zaenal Combo oleh Zaenal Arifin. Tiga orkes ini memasukkan rock’n’roll pada lagu-lagu Minang dan non-Minang, seperti Kampung Nan Jauh Di Mato, Tirtonadi, dan Bengawan Solo.

 

Kumbang Tjari

Sementara itu, di Padang tersebutlah seorang pemuda yang gila musik bernama Nuskan Syarif. Saking besar keinginannya bermusik dan memiliki gitar, uang untuk membeli baju Lebaran dibelikannya gitar bekas di tukang loak. Nuskan, yang bangga dengan popularitas Gumarang, pada tahun 1954 sempat berlibur ke Jakarta. Dia tidak menyia-nyiakan kesempatan selama berada di Ibu Kota dan menawarkan lagu ciptaannya, Kok Upiak Lah Gadang, ke Gumarang. Ternyata lagunya diterima dan dimainkan dalam acara Panggung Gembira di RRI. “Lagu itu saya tulis notasi dan liriknya karena tape recorder belum memasyarakat seperti sekarang. Saya kembali ke Padang dan meneruskan karier sebagai penyanyi amatir sambil memperdalam pengetahuan saya bermain gitar,” kata Nuskan yang juga dikenal sebagai guru Pendidikan Jasmani di SMP Negeri I Padang hingga tahun 1960. Pindah ke Jakarta, Nuskan meneruskan karier sebagai guru olahraga, sementara kemampuannya bermain gitar dan mencipta lagu semakin meningkat. Atas saran Anas Yusuf, Nuskan memutuskan bergabung dengan Gumarang. Tetapi, Asbon yang sudah tahu kemampuan anak muda itu justru menyarankannya membentuk grup musik sendiri.

“Itulah awal lahirnya orkes Kumbang Tjari pada tahun 1961. Meskipun saya mengagumi Gumarang, saya berusaha membuat musik yang berbeda. Kalau Gumarang dominan dengan pianonya, Kumbang Tjari mengedepankan melodi gitar,” lanjut Nuskan, ayah dari sembilan anak dan kakek dari 10 cucu. Di sinilah Nuskan menunjukkan keperkasaannya sebagai pemain gitar, bukan hanya dalam soal teknik, namun juga dalam soal eksplorasi bunyi. Petikan gitarnya mengingatkan pendengarnya akan suara saluang, seruling bambu khas Minang. Ciri khas ini belum ada duanya sampai sekarang. Hal ini diperjelas Hasmanan, salah seorang penyanyi Gumarang yang menulis kesan-kesannya di sampul depan PH. “Sebagai orkes baru jang masih harus berdjuang memenangkan simpatik dan popularitas, menarik sekali nafas dan penghajatan jang diberikan ’Kumbang Tjari’ terhadap lagu-lagunja. Hidangan2 mereka terasa masih dekat sekali kepada tjara lagu2 rakjat asli Minang dibawakan. Petikan2 gitar Nuskan Sjarif sering mengingatkan orang akan bunji alat2 musik asli Minang seperti talempong, rebab, dan saluang,” demikian tulisan di sampul depan PH itu.

Sementara itu, di Padang tersebutlah seorang pemuda yang gila musik bernama Nuskan Syarif. Saking besar keinginannya bermusik dan memiliki gitar, uang untuk membeli baju Lebaran dibelikannya gitar bekas di tukang loak.

Nuskan, yang bangga dengan popularitas Gumarang, pada tahun 1954 sempat berlibur ke Jakarta. Dia tidak menyia-nyiakan kesempatan selama berada di Ibu Kota dan menawarkan lagu ciptaannya, Kok Upiak Lah Gadang, ke Gumarang. Ternyata lagunya diterima dan dimainkan dalam acara Panggung Gembira di RRI.

“Lagu itu saya tulis notasi dan liriknya karena tape recorder belum memasyarakat seperti sekarang. Saya kembali ke Padang dan meneruskan karier sebagai penyanyi amatir sambil memperdalam pengetahuan saya bermain gitar,” kata Nuskan yang juga dikenal sebagai guru Pendidikan Jasmani di SMP Negeri I Padang hingga tahun 1960.

Pindah ke Jakarta, Nuskan meneruskan karier sebagai guru olahraga, sementara kemampuannya bermain gitar dan mencipta lagu semakin meningkat. Atas saran Anas Yusuf, Nuskan memutuskan bergabung dengan Gumarang. Tetapi, Asbon yang sudah tahu kemampuan anak muda itu justru menyarankannya membentuk grup musik sendiri.

“Itulah awal lahirnya orkes Kumbang Tjari pada tahun 1961. Meskipun saya mengagumi Gumarang, saya berusaha membuat musik yang berbeda. Kalau Gumarang dominan dengan pianonya, Kumbang Tjari mengedepankan melodi gitar,” lanjut Nuskan, ayah dari sembilan anak dan kakek dari 10 cucu.

Di sinilah Nuskan menunjukkan keperkasaannya sebagai pemain gitar, bukan hanya dalam soal teknik, namun juga dalam soal eksplorasi bunyi. Petikan gitarnya mengingatkan pendengarnya akan suara saluang, seruling bambu khas Minang. Ciri khas ini belum ada duanya sampai sekarang. Hal ini diperjelas Hasmanan, salah seorang penyanyi Gumarang yang menulis kesan-kesannya di sampul depan PH.

“Sebagai orkes baru jang masih harus berdjuang memenangkan simpatik dan popularitas, menarik sekali nafas dan penghajatan jang diberikan ’Kumbang Tjari’ terhadap lagu-lagunja. Hidangan2 mereka terasa masih dekat sekali kepada tjara lagu2 rakjat asli Minang dibawakan. Petikan2 gitar Nuskan Sjarif sering mengingatkan orang akan bunji alat2 musik asli Minang seperti talempong, rebab, dan saluang,” demikian tulisan di sampul depan PH itu.

PH Kumbang Tjari yang pertama ini berisi lagu-lagu Asmara Dara yang dinyanyikan oleh Elly Kasim, Randang Darek dinyanyikan Nuskan Syarif, Taraatak Tangga (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan), Mak Tatji (Nuskan Syarif), Apo Dajo (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan), Tjita Bahagia (Elly Kasim dan Nuskan Syarif), Cha Cha Mari Cha (Nuskan Syarif), Gadis Tuladan (Nuskan Syarif), Kumbang Djanti (Elly Kasim), Langkisau (Nuskan Syarif dan kawan kawan), Kureta Solok (Nusikan Syarif dan kawan-kawan), dan Oi, Bulan (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan).

Kemudian elly Kasim merekam beberapa piring hitam antara lain :

1.Lagu  Kasiah Tak Sampai diiringi Band  electrica dibp Iwan Setiawan ,diproduksi oleh Indah record,LP Sterio side 1 berisi lagu Kapan Kamai,Kasiah tak sampai,Gulai paku,Djangan Tjoba2,Batanam Mumbang dan Sutan Betawi

side 2 berisi lagu :Batjontiak,Putus Kasiah,Sunguik Apolo,Permohonan dan gadih Bajua.

2.Lagu Anak Salido direkam oleh Philips

Bersama Kumbang Tjari inilah Elly Kasim menjadi penyanyi lagu-lagu Minang yang belum tergantikan sampai sekarang. Perempuan kelahiran Tiku, Kabupaten Agam, Sumatera Barat, tanggal 27 September 1942, itu terkenal dengan lagu-lagu seperti Kaparinyo, Dayung Palinggam, Kelok Sembilan, Barek Solok, Lamang Tapai, Sala-lauak, Si Nona, Lansek manih, Main Kim, Mudiak Arau, dan masih banyak lagi. Lagu-lagu itu telah dimuat dalam puluhan PH, kaset, maupun VCD selama lebih dari 40 tahun.

Namun, Kumbang Tjari kemudian terpaksa vakum ketika Nuskan sebagai guru olahraga menerima untuk ditempatkan di Sukarnapura (sekarang Jayapura), Papua, pada bulan Juli 1963. “Saya sangat menikmati profesi sebagai guru olahraga. Dikirim ke Irian Barat saya anggap sebagai amanat yang harus dilaksanakan. Setelah saya pergi, sayang teman-teman tidak bersedia meneruskan Kumbang Tjari,” ujar Nuskan.

Selama di Jayapura, ia sempat juga membina bibit-bibit penyanyi dan menciptakan sejumlah lagu. Lahir di Tebing Tinggi tanggal 4 Januari 1935, dalam usia menjelang 70 tahun sekarang ini, Nuskan masih rajin joging di pagi hari dan tetap siap tampil bersama Kumbang Tjari-nya.(salam kepada Pak Nuskan sjarief,masih ingat saya Goan pemain tenis yang dilatih oleh ayah anda alm Bachtiar sjarief di Padang,masih ingat kita pernah bertemu dilapangn seberang sungai dikaki bukit gunung padang dulu sekitar tahun 1960,nama saya sekarang Iwan Suwandy-Dr Iwan)

Walaupun hanya dua tahun (1961-1963) di belantika musik, Kumbang Tjari menjadi grup pertama yang tampil di TVRI ketika stasiun televisi pemerintah itu diresmikan tahun 1962. Orkes ini juga mengisi acara pembukaan Bali Room, Hotel Indonesia, dan kemudian tampil bersama Gumarang serta Taruna Ria dalam pertunjukan bertajuk “Tiga Raksasa” di Istora Senayan.

Nuskan kembali ke Jakarta 29 November dan Januari 1969 Kumbang Tjari dibentuk lagi dengan personel yang berbeda dan tidak pakai embel-embel “orkes” lagi. Kumbang Tjari pun kembali dipimpin Nuskan dan seperti sebelumnya mulai masuk studio rekaman dan mengisi berbagai acara panggung hingga tur ke Malaysia bersama Elly Kasim, Benyamin S, Ida Royani, serta Ellya Khadam.

Di samping Gumarang dan Kumbang Tjari, juga tidak bisa dilupakan orkes Teruna Ria yang mempertegas irama rock’n’roll dalam lagu-lagu Minang. Bubarnya Teruna Ria menyebabkan penyanyi utamanya, Oslan Husein, mendirikan Osria. Sementara personel lainnya, Zaenal Arifin, mendirikan Zaenal Combo, yang merajai penataan musik rekaman hampir semua penyanyi pada akhir 1960-an sampai awal 1970-an.

Penyanyi-penyanyi yang diiringi Zaenal Combo, yaitu Lilies Suryani, Ernie Djohan, Alfian, duet Tuty Subarjo/Onny Suryono, Retno, Patti Sisters, Tetty Kadi, Anna Mathovani, Emilia Contessa, Titi Qadarsih, Angle Paff, atau Lily Marlene.

Zaenal Arifin, pencipta lagu Teluk Bayur, meninggal 31 Maret 2002. Asbon tutup usia pada 16 Maret 2004, sedangkan Oslan Husein dan Nurseha mendahului keduanya beberapa tahun sebelumnya.

PH Kumbang Tjari yang pertama ini berisi lagu-lagu Asmara Dara yang dinyanyikan oleh Elly Kasim, Randang Darek dinyanyikan Nuskan Syarif, Taraatak Tangga (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan), Mak Tatji (Nuskan Syarif), Apo Dajo (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan), Tjita Bahagia (Elly Kasim dan Nuskan Syarif), Cha Cha Mari Cha (Nuskan Syarif), Gadis Tuladan (Nuskan Syarif), Kumbang Djanti (Elly Kasim), Langkisau (Nuskan Syarif dan kawan kawan), Kureta Solok (Nusikan Syarif dan kawan-kawan), dan Oi, Bulan (Elly Kasim dan kawan-kawan). Bersama Kumbang Tjari inilah Elly Kasim menjadi penyanyi lagu-lagu Minang yang belum tergantikan sampai sekarang. Perempuan kelahiran Tiku, Kabupaten Agam, Sumatera Barat, tanggal 27 September 1942, itu terkenal dengan lagu-lagu seperti Kaparinyo, Dayung Palinggam, Kelok Sembilan, Barek Solok, Lamang Tapai, Sala-lauak, Si Nona, Lansek Manih, Main Kim, Mudiak Arau, dan masih banyak lagi. Lagu-lagu itu telah dimuat dalam puluhan PH, kaset, maupun VCD selama lebih dari 40 tahun.  Namun, Kumbang Tjari kemudian terpaksa vakum ketika Nuskan sebagai guru olahraga menerima untuk ditempatkan di Sukarnapura (sekarang Jayapura), Papua, pada bulan Juli 1963. “Saya sangat menikmati profesi sebagai guru olahraga. Dikirim ke Irian Barat saya anggap sebagai amanat yang harus dilaksanakan. Setelah saya pergi, sayang teman-teman tidak bersedia meneruskan Kumbang Tjari,” ujar Nuskan. Selama di Jayapura, ia sempat juga membina bibit-bibit penyanyi dan menciptakan sejumlah lagu. Lahir di Tebing Tinggi tanggal 4 Januari 1935, dalam usia menjelang 70 tahun sekarang ini, Nuskan masih rajin joging di pagi hari dan tetap siap tampil bersama Kumbang Tjari-nya.  Walaupun hanya dua tahun (1961-1963) di belantika musik, Kumbang Tjari menjadi grup pertama yang tampil di TVRI ketika stasiun televisi pemerintah itu diresmikan tahun 1962. Orkes ini juga mengisi acara pembukaan Bali Room, Hotel Indonesia, dan kemudian tampil bersama Gumarang serta Taruna Ria dalam pertunjukan bertajuk “Tiga Raksasa” di Istora Senayan.

Nuskan kembali ke Jakarta 29 November dan Januari 1969 Kumbang Tjari dibentuk lagi dengan personel yang berbeda dan tidak pakai embel-embel “orkes” lagi. Kumbang Tjari pun kembali dipimpin Nuskan dan seperti sebelumnya mulai masuk studio rekaman dan mengisi berbagai acara panggung hingga tur ke Malaysia bersama Elly Kasim, Benyamin S, Ida Royani, serta Ellya Khadam. Di samping Gumarang dan Kumbang Tjari, juga tidak bisa dilupakan orkes Teruna Ria yang mempertegas irama rock’n’roll dalam lagu-lagu Minang. Bubarnya Teruna Ria menyebabkan penyanyi utamanya, Oslan Husein, mendirikan Osria. Sementara personel lainnya, Zaenal Arifin, mendirikan Zaenal Combo, yang merajai penataan musik rekaman hampir semua penyanyi pada akhir 1960-an sampai awal 1970-an. Penyanyi-penyanyi yang diiringi Zaenal Combo, yaitu Lilies Suryani, Ernie Djohan, Alfian, duet Tuty Subarjo/Onny Suryono, Retno, Patti Sisters, Tetty Kadi, Anna Mathovani, Emilia Contessa, Titi Qadarsih, Angle Paff, atau Lily Marlene. Zaenal Arifin, pencipta lagu Teluk Bayur, meninggal 31 Maret 2002. Asbon tutup usia pada 16 Maret 2004, sedangkan Oslan Husein dan Nurseha mendahului keduanya beberapa tahun sebelumnya.

Album Elly Kasim – Main Kim

Mereka memang sudah pergi, tetapi meninggalkan jejak berupa musik Minang dan Indonesia modern. Gumarang dengan irama Latin dan Teruna Ria me-rock’n’roll-kan lagu serta musiknya. Sementara gitar bersuara saluang ala Nuskan Syarif masih bisa dinikmati sampai sekarang bersama Kumbang Tjari-nya.

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Pada  era 1959-1970 Orkes Kumbangtjari dibawah pimpinan Nuskan sjarif ( Saya pernah bertemu dengan Nuskan sekitar tahun 1959, baik dipadang saat lagi berlatih  Tennis lapangan dengan ayahnya alm Pak Bachtiar  Sjarief dan tahun 1959 betermu di Jakarta saat bertanding tennis ke Semarang di Jakarta, terakhir Nuskan sjarif sebagai ppegawai negeri bertugas di Papua barat (IB saat itu) dan menciptakan lagu Apose,dimasnakah Nusakn sjarief saat ini ? harap yang menegtahuinya memebrikan ifo,ayahnya Bachtiar sjarief pelatihku sudah almarhum-Dr Iwan) lihat piringhitam Nuskan sjarif deng orkes Kumbang Tjarinya,djuga lagu Elly Kasim alias cik Unieng ,

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1.Student Prince,Mario Lanza

The Student Prince (film)
The Student Prince is a 1954 CinemaScope color film musical featuring, as the credits read, “the singing voice of Mario Lanza”. Lanza had become embroiled in a bitter dispute with MGM during production and the studio dismissed him. Under the terms of the settlement with Lanza, MGM retained the…

 

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The Student Prince (1954)

107 min  –  Musical   –  15 June 1954 (USA)
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Director:

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Writers:

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Stars:

Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom and John Ericson

Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959) was an American tenor

Tenor
The tenor is a type of male singing voice and is the highest male voice within the modal register. The typical tenor voice lies between C3, the C one octave below middle C, to the A above middle C in choral music, and up to high C in solo work. The low extreme for tenors is roughly F2…

 and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian immigrants, he began studying to be a professional singer at the age of 15. Orchestral conductor Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini was an Italian conductor. One of the most acclaimed musicians of the late 19th century and 20th century, he was renowned for his brilliant intensity, his restless perfectionism, his phenomenal ear for orchestral detail and sonority, and his photographic memory…

 would reputedly later call him “the greatest voice of the twentieth century.” Others referred to him extravagantly as the “new Caruso”, after his “instant success” in Hollywood films, while MGM hoped that he would become the movie studio’s “singing Clark Gable

Clark Gable
William Clark Gable was an American film actor, nicknamed “The King of Hollywood” in his heyday. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Gable seventh among the greatest male stars of all time….

” due to his good looks and powerful voice.

After appearing at the Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States that is used primarily for music performances…

 in 1947, Lanza signed a seven-year contract with MGM’s head, Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer
Louis Burt Mayer was a Belarus-born American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the “star system” within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in its golden years. Known always as Louis B…

, who saw his performance and was impressed by his singing. Prior to this, Lanza had made only two appearances on an operatic stage, when in 1948 he sang the role of Pinkerton in Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire…

‘s Madama Butterflyin New Orleans.

Madama Butterfly
Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Puccini based his opera in part on the short story “Madame Butterfly” by John Luther Long, which was dramatized by David Belasco…

 

His movie debut was in That Midnight Kiss, which produced an unlikely hit song in the form of Giuseppe Verdi

That Midnight Kiss
That Midnight Kiss was the screen debut of tenor Mario Lanza, also starring Kathryn Grayson, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Among the supporting cast were Ethel Barrymore, conductor/pianist Jose Iturbi , Keenan Wynn, J. Carroll Naish, and Jules Munshin…

 

Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. He was one of the most influential composers of the 19th century…

‘s operatic aria “Celeste Aida.” The following year, in The Toast of New Orleans, his featured popular song “Be My Love” became his first million-selling hit. In 1951, he starred in the role of his tenor idol, Enrico Caruso (1873–1921), in the biopic, The Great Caruso, which produced another million-seller with “The Loveliest Night of the Year.” It was the top-grossing film that year. The title song of his next film, Because You’re Mine, featured his final million-selling hit song. The song went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. After recording the soundtrack for his next film, The Student Princehe walked out on the project after an argument with producer Dore Schary

The Toast of New Orleans
The Toast of New Orleans is a 1950 musical film directed by Norman Taurog and choreographed by Eugene Loring. It starred Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, David Niven, J. Carroll Naish, James Mitchell and a teenaged Rita Moreno…

 

The Great Caruso
The Great Caruso is a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Joe Pasternak with Jesse L. Lasky as associate producer from a screenplay by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig. The original music was by Johnny Green and the cinematography by…

 

Because You’re Mine
This article is about the 1952 musical comedy film. For other uses see Because You’re Mine .Because You’re Mine is a 1952 musical comedy film starring Mario Lanza. Directed by Alexander Hall, the film also stars Doretta Morrow, James Whitmore, and Dean Miller.-Plot:Opera singer superstar Renato…

 

The Student Prince
The Student Prince is an operetta with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. It is based on Wilhelm Meyer-Förster’s play Alt Heidelberg. The piece has elements of melodrama but lacks the swashbuckling style common to Romberg’s other works…

 

Dore Schary
Isadore “Dore” Schary was an American motion picture director, writer, and producer, and playwright. He graduated from Central High School in Newark, New Jersey ….

 over his behavior on the set.

Lanza was known to be “rebellious, tough, and ambitious”, and during most of his film career, he suffered from addictions to overeating and alcohol which had a serious effect on his health and his relationships with directors, producers and sometimes other cast members. Hollywood columnist Hedda Hopper

Hedda Hopper
Hedda Hopper was an American actress and gossip columnist, whose long-running feud with friend turned arch-rival Louella Parsons became at least as notorious as many of Hopper’s columns.-Early life:…

 writes that “his smile, which was as big as his voice, was matched with the habits of a tiger cub, impossible to housebreak.” She adds that he was the “last of the great romantic performers”. He made three more films before dying of a heart attack at the age of 38. At the time of his death in 1959 he was still “the most famous tenor in the world”. Author Eleonora Kimmel concludes that Lanza “blazed like a meteor whose light lasts a brief moment in time.”

The Lanza “myth” was created by familiar Hollywood formulae, which took his social class and Italian-American identity and combined them with his good looks and exceptional talent as a singer to create the “poor boy makes good”, who is “transformed into a star”. He genuinely appealed to audiences worldwide, however, owing to his ability to cater to a wide variety of musical tastes. He could sing operatic arias, popular songs, Neapolitan favorites, operettas, sacred melodies and Great American Songbook

Great American Songbook
The Great American Songbook is a nebulously-defined construct that seeks to represent the best American songs of the 20th century principally from Broadway theatre, musical theatre, and Hollywood musicals, from the 1920s to 1960, including dozens of songs of enduring popularity…

 standards, making him what some call the “crossover artist supreme”.

Today, the “magnitude of his contribution to popular music is still hotly debated”, and because he appeared on the opera stage only twice, many critics feel that he needed to have had more “operatic quality time” in major theatres before he could be considered a great star of that art form. Nonetheless, his groundbreaking films, especially The Great Caruso, influenced numerous future opera stars, including José Carreras

José Carreras
Josep Maria Carreras i Coll , better known as José Carreras , is a Catalan Spanish tenor particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini…

, Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo
José Plácido Domingo Embil KBE , better known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor and conductor known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a ringing and dramatic tone throughout its range. In March 2008, he debuted in his 128th opera role, giving Domingo more roles than any other tenor…

, and Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He was one of “The Three Tenors” and became well-known for his televised concerts and media…

. According to opera historian Clyde McCants, “Of all the Hollywood singers who performed operatic music . . . the one who made the greatest impact was Mario Lanza,” while Hedda Hopper

Hedda Hopper
Hedda Hopper was an American actress and gossip columnist, whose long-running feud with friend turned arch-rival Louella Parsons became at least as notorious as many of Hopper’s columns.-Early life:…

 stated, “. . . there had never been anyone like Mario, and I doubt whether we shall ever see his like again.”

Early years

Born Alfred Arnold Cocozza in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the fifty-first most populous city in the world….

, he was exposed to classical singing at a young age by his Abruzzese

Abruzzo
Abruzzo is a region in Italy, its western border lying less than due east of Rome. Abruzzo borders the region of Marche to the north, Lazio to the west and south-west, Molise to the south-east, and the Adriatic Sea to the east…

-Molisan

Molise
Molise is a region of Southern Italy, the second smallest of the regions. It was formerly part of the region of Abruzzi e Molise and now a separate entity. The region covers 4,438 km² and has a population of about 300,000.Molise is the newest Italian region, since it was established in…

 Italian immigrant parents. By the age of 16, his vocal talent had become apparent. Starting out in local operatic productions in Philadelphia for the YMCA

YMCA
The Young Men’s Christian Association is a worldwide movement of more than 45 million members from 124 national federations affiliated through the World Alliance of YMCAs…

 Opera Company while still in his teens, he later came to the attention of conductor Serge Koussevitzky

Serge Koussevitzky
Sergei Aleksandrovich Koussevitzky , was a Russian-born Jewish conductor, composer and double-bassist, known for his long tenure as music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1924 to 1949.-Early career:…

, who in 1942 provided young Cocozza with a full student scholarship to the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood

Tanglewood
Tanglewood is an estate and music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. It is the home of the annual summer Tanglewood Music Festival and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, and has been the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home since 1937.- History :…

, Massachusetts. Reportedly, Koussevitzky would later tell him that, “Yours is a voice such as is heard once in a hundred years.”

Opera career

His operatic debut, as Fenton in Otto Nicolai’s The Merry Wives of Windsor(in English), came at the Berkshire Music Festival in Tanglewood on August 7, 1942, after a period of study with conductors Boris Goldovsky and Leonard Bernstein

The Merry Wives of Windsor (opera)
The Merry Wives of Windsor is an opera in three acts by Otto Nicolai to a German libretto by Hermann Salomon Mosenthal, based on the play The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare….

 

Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein was an American conductor, composer, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim…

. It was here that Cocozza adopted the stage name Mario Lanza, for its similarity to his mother’s maiden name, Maria Lanza. His performances at Tanglewood won him critical acclaim, with Noel Straus of The New York Times hailing the 21-year-old tenor as having “few equals among tenors of the day in terms of quality, warmth, and power.” Herbert Graf subsequently wrote in the Opera News of October 5, 1942 that, “A real find of the season was Mario Lanza […] He would have no difficulty one day being asked to join the Metropolitan Opera.” Lanza performed the role of Fenton twice at Tanglewood, in addition to appearing there in a one-off presentation of Act III of Puccini’s La bohèmewith the noted Mexican soprano Irma González, baritone James Pease, and mezzo-soprano Laura Castellano. Music critic Jay C. Rosenfeld wrote in The New York Times of August 9, 1942 that, “Miss González as Mimì and Mario Lanza as Rodolfo were conspicuous by the beauty of their voices and the vividness of their characterizations.” In an interview shortly before her death in 2008, Ms. González recalled that Lanza was “very correct, likeable, [and] with a powerful and beautiful voice.”
His budding operatic career was interrupted by World War II, when he was assigned to Special Services in the U.S. Army Air Corps

La bohème
La bohème is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio and conducted by the young Arturo…

 

United States Army Air Corps
The United States Army Air Corps was a forerunner of the United States Air Force. Created on July 2, 1926 as part of the United States Army, it was also the predecessor of the United States Army Air Forces , established in 1941…

. He appeared in the wartime shows On the Beam and Winged Victory. He also appeared in the film version of the latter (albeit as an unrecognizable member of the chorus).

Winged Victory (play)
Winged Victory is a play and, later, a film by Moss Hart, originally created and produced by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II as a morale booster and as a fundraiser for the Army Emergency Relief Fund. Upon recommendation of Lt. Col. Dudley S. Dean, who had been approached with the…

 

Lanza resumed his singing career with a concert in Atlantic City

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, famous for its boardwalk, casino gambling, sandy beaches, and view of the Atlantic Ocean. The city has also served as the inspiration for the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is a resort community located on Absecon Island on…

 with the NBC Symphony Orchestra

NBC Symphony Orchestra
The NBC Symphony Orchestra was a radio orchestra established by David Sarnoff of the National Broadcasting Company especially for conductor Arturo Toscanini…

 in September 1945 under the baton of Peter Herman Adler

Peter Herman Adler
Peter Herman Adler was an American conductor born in Austria–Hungary in Gablonz an der Neiße, which is now in the Czech Republic….

, who subsequently became a mentor to him. The following month, Lanza replaced tenor Jan Peerce

Jan Peerce
Jan Peerce was an American operatic tenor. He is the father of film director Larry Peerce.-Biography:Jan Peerce’s parents, Louis and Henya Perelmuth, came from the Russian village of Horodetz. Their first child, a daughter, died in an epidemic. In 1903 they emigrated to America along with second…

 on the live CBS

CBS
CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a major US television network, which started as a radio network. The name is derived from the initials of the network’s former name, Columbia Broadcasting System. The network is sometimes referred to as the “Eye Network” in reference to the shape of the company’s logo…

 radio program Great Moments in Music, on which he made six appearances over a period of four months, singing extracts from various operas and other works. He then studied with noted teacher Enrico Rosati for fifteen months, acquiring a solid vocal technique that enabled him, in his own words, “to sing for hours without becoming tired.” His friend and colleague bass-baritone George London later recalled that, prior to working with Rosati, Lanza’s voice “was unschooled, but of incredible beauty, with ringing, fearless high notes. […] Rosati taught him to sing more lyrically, with less pressure, to good advantage.”

His studies with Rosati completed, Lanza embarked on an 86-concert tour of the United States, Canada and Mexico between July 1947 and May 1948 with George London and soprano Frances Yeend

Frances Yeend
Frances Yeend was an American classical soprano who had an active international career as a concert and opera singer during the 1940s through the 1960s…

. Reviewing his second appearance at Chicago’s Grant Park in July 1947 in the Chicago Sunday Tribune, the respected music critic Claudia Cassidy

Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, and the flagship publication of the Tribune Company. Formerly self-styled as the “World’s Greatest Newspaper” , it remains the most read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region and is…

 

Claudia Cassidy
Claudia Cassidy , born in Shawneetown, Illinois, was a music, dance, and drama critic. She was so well-known for giving caustic reviews to what she considered bad performances that she earned the nickname “Acidy Cassidy.” Her judgment, however, which was regarded as extremely controversial even in…

 praised Lanza’s “superbly natural tenor” and observed that “though a multitude of fine points evade him, he possesses the things almost impossible to learn. He knows the accent that makes a lyric line reach its audience, and he knows why opera is music drama.”

In April 1948, Lanza sang two performances as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterflyfor the New Orleans Opera Association. The conductor was Walter Herbert

Madama Butterfly
Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Puccini based his opera in part on the short story “Madame Butterfly” by John Luther Long, which was dramatized by David Belasco…

 

Walter Herbert (conductor)
Walter Herbert was an American conductor and impresario of German birth, and World Champion contract bridge player….

, the stage director was Armando Agnini

Armando Agnini
- Metropolitan Opera :Born in Naples, Italy, he went to the United States at the age of eighteen. He was associated with companies in Boston and Montreal, and made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera with a production of I puritani , in 1919…

. Writing in the St. Louis News, critic Laurence Odel observed that, “Mario Lanza performed his duties as Lieut. Pinkerton with considerable verve and dash. Rarely have we seen a more superbly romantic leading tenor. His exceptionally beautiful voice helps immeasurably.” Following the success of these performances, Lanza was invited to return to New Orleans in 1949 as Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata. However, as biographer Armando Cesari observes, by 1949 Lanza “was already deeply engulfed in the Hollywood machinery and consequently never learned the role [of Alfredo].”

La traviata
La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La dame aux Camélias , a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils. The title “La traviata” means literally The Woman Gone Astray, or perhaps more figuratively, The…

 

Film career

A concert at the Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl
The Hollywood Bowl is a modern amphitheater in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California, United States that is used primarily for music performances…

 in August 1947 had brought Lanza to the attention of Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer
Louis Burt Mayer was a Belarus-born American film producer. He is generally cited as the creator of the “star system” within Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in its golden years. Known always as Louis B…

, who promptly signed Lanza to a seven-year film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., or MGM, was an American media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of films and television programs. MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew gained control of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures Corporation and Louis…

. This proved to be a turning point in the young singer’s career. The contract required him to commit to the studio for six months, and at first Lanza believed he would be able to combine his film career with his operatic and concert one. In May 1949, he made his first commercial recordings with RCA Victor

Sony BMG Music Entertainment
Sony BMG Music Entertainment was a global recorded music company, which was a 50–50 joint venture between the Sony Corporation of America and Bertelsmann AG…

. His rendition of the aria “Che gelida manina” (from La bohème) from that session was subsequently awarded the prize of Operatic Recording of the Year by the (United States) National Record Critics Association.

La bohème
La bohème is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio and conducted by the young Arturo…

 

The Toast of New Orleans

Lanza’s first two starring films, That Midnight Kissand The Toast of New Orleans, were commercial successes, and in 1950 his recording of “Be My Love” became the first of three million-selling singles for the young singer, earning him enormous fame in the process. While at MGM, Lanza worked closely with the Academy Award-winning conductor, composer, and arranger Johnny Green

That Midnight Kiss
That Midnight Kiss was the screen debut of tenor Mario Lanza, also starring Kathryn Grayson, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Among the supporting cast were Ethel Barrymore, conductor/pianist Jose Iturbi , Keenan Wynn, J. Carroll Naish, and Jules Munshin…

 

The Toast of New Orleans
The Toast of New Orleans is a 1950 musical film directed by Norman Taurog and choreographed by Eugene Loring. It starred Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, David Niven, J. Carroll Naish, James Mitchell and a teenaged Rita Moreno…

 

Johnny Green
Johnny Green was an American songwriter, composer, musical arranger, and conductor. He was given the nickname “Beulah” by colleague Conrad Salinger. His most famous song was one of his earliest, “Body and Soul”…

. In a 1977 interview with Lanza biographer Armando Cesari, Green recalled that the tenor was insecure about the manner in which he had become successful, and was keenly aware of the fact that he had become a Hollywood star before first having established himself on the operatic stage. “Had [Lanza] been already a leading tenor, if not the leading tenor at the Met[ropolitan Opera House], and come to Hollywood in between seasons to make a picture, he would have had [the security of having] the Met as his home,” Green remarked. According to Green, Lanza possessed “the voice of the next Caruso. [Lanza] had an unusual, very unusual quality…a tenor with a baritone color in the middle and lower registers, and a great feeling for the making of music. A great musicality. I found it fascinating, musically, to work with [him].”

The Great Caruso

In 1951, Lanza portrayed Enrico Caruso in The Great Caruso, which proved an astonishing success, though it did not adhere to the facts of Caruso’s life. At the same time, Lanza’s increasing popularity exposed him to intense criticism by some music critics, including those who had praised his work years earlier. Nevertheless, Lanza’s performance earned him compliments from the subject’s own son, Enrico Caruso Jr., a tenor in his own right. Shortly before his death in 1987, Enrico Jr. wrote in Enrico Caruso: My Father and My Family (posthumously published by Amadeus in 1990) that, “I can think of no other tenor, before or since Mario Lanza, who could have risen with comparable success to the challenge of playing Caruso in a screen biography. […] Mario Lanza was born with one of the dozen or so great tenor voices of the century, with a natural voice placement, an unmistakable and very pleasing timbre, and a nearly infallible musical instinct.” He went on to praise Lanza’s tempi and phrasing, “flawless” diction, and “impassioned” delivery, adding that, “All are qualities that few singers are born with and others can never attain.” In conclusion, he wrote that, “Lanza excelled in both the classical and the light popular repertory, an accomplishment that was beyond even my father’s exceptional talents.”

The Great Caruso
The Great Caruso is a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Joe Pasternak with Jesse L. Lasky as associate producer from a screenplay by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig. The original music was by Johnny Green and the cinematography by…

 

The Student Prince

In 1952, Lanza was dismissed by MGM after he had pre-recorded the songs for The Student Prince. The reason most frequently cited in the tabloid press at the time was that his recurring weight problem had made it impossible for him to fit into the costumes of the Prince. However, as his biographers Cesari and Mannering have established, Lanza was not overweight at the beginning of the production, and it was, in fact, a disagreement with director Curtis Bernhardt

The Student Prince
The Student Prince is an operetta with music by Sigmund Romberg and book and lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. It is based on Wilhelm Meyer-Förster’s play Alt Heidelberg. The piece has elements of melodrama but lacks the swashbuckling style common to Romberg’s other works…

 

Curtis Bernhardt
Curtis Bernhardt was a German film director born in Worms, Germany. Some of his American films were called “woman’s films” including the Joan Crawford film Possessed . Bernhardt trained as an actor in Germany, and performed on the stage, before starting as a film director in 1926…

 over Lanza’s singing of one of the songs in the film that led to Lanza walking off the set. MGM refused to replace Bernhardt, and the film was subsequently made with actor Edmund Purdom

Edmund Purdom
Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom was a British actor.-Early life:Purdom was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England and educated at St Augustine’s Abbey School,Ramsgate, then by the Jesuits at St Ignatius’Grammar School and Welwyn Garden City Grammar School]…

 miming to Lanza’s voice. Ironically, the eventual director of the film was Richard Thorpe

Richard Thorpe
Richard Thorpe was an American film director.Born Rollo Smolt Thorpe in Hutchinson, Kansas, he began his entertainment career performing in vaudeville and onstage. In 1921 he began in motion pictures as an actor and directed his first silent film in 1923. He went on to direct more than one hundred…

, the same man whom Lanza had pleaded with MGM to replace Bernhardt, and with whom the tenor had enjoyed an excellent working relationship in The Great Caruso.

The Great Caruso
The Great Caruso is a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Joe Pasternak with Jesse L. Lasky as associate producer from a screenplay by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig. The original music was by Johnny Green and the cinematography by…

 

Depressed by his dismissal, and with his self-confidence severely undermined, Lanza became a virtual recluse for more than a year, frequently seeking refuge in alcoholic binges. During this period, Lanza also came very close to bankruptcy as a result of poor investment decisions by his former manager, and his lavish spending habits left him owing about $250,000 in back taxes to the IRS.

Serenade

Lanza returned to an active film career in 1955 in Serenade However the film was not as successful as his previous films, despite its strong musical content, including arias from Der Rosenkavalier, Fedora, L’arlesiana, and Otello, as well as the Act III duet from Otello with soprano Licia Albanese

Serenade (film)
Serenade, a 1956 Warner Bros. release, was tenor Mario Lanza’s fifth film, and his first on-screen appearance in four years. Directed by Anthony Mann and based on the 1937 novel of the same name by James M…

.

Der Rosenkavalier
Der Rosenkavalier is a comic opera in three acts by Richard Strauss to an original German libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal. It is loosely adapted from the novel Les amours du chevalier de Faublas by Louvet de Couvrai and Molière’s comedy Monsieur de Pourceaugnac…

 

L’arlesiana
L’arlesiana is an opera in three acts by Francesco Cilea to an Italian libretto by Leopoldo Marenco. It was originally written in four acts, and was first performed on 27 November 1897 at the Teatro Lirico di Milano in Milan…

 

Otello
Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Arrigo Boito, based on Shakespeare’s play Othello. It was Verdi’s penultimate opera, and was first performed at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, on February 5, 1887….

 

Licia Albanese
Licia Albanese is an Italian-born American operatic soprano. Noted especially for her portrayals of the lyric heroines of Verdi and Puccini, Albanese was a leading artist with the Metropolitan Opera of New York from 1940 to 1966…

. He then moved to Rome, Italy in May 1957, where he worked on the film Seven Hills of Rome, and returned to live performing in a series of acclaimed concerts throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. Despite a number of cancellations, which resulted from his failing health during this period, Lanza continued to receive offers for operatic appearances, concerts, and films.

In September 1958, he made a number of operatic recordings at the Rome Opera House for the soundtrack of what would turn out to be his final film, For the First Time. Here he came into contact with the Artistic Director of the Rome Opera, Riccardo Vitale, who offered him the role of Canio in Pagliacciin the theater’s 1960/61 season. Lanza also received offers from the management of the La Scala and San Carlo opera houses. However, his health continued to decline, with the tenor suffering from a variety of ailments, including phlebitis

For the First Time
For the First Time is tenor star Mario Lanza’s final film. Filmed on location in 1958 in Capri, Salzburg, Berlin and at the Rome Opera House, the film told the sentimental story of an operatic tenor who finds love for the first time with a young German woman , who happens to be deaf…

 

Pagliacci
Pagliacci is an opera consisting of a prologue and two acts written and composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo. It recounts the tragedy of a jealous husband in a commedia dell’arte troupe…

 

Phlebitis
Phlebitis is an inflammation of a vein, usually in the legs.When phlebitis is associated with the formation of blood clots , usually in the deep veins of the legs, the condition is called thrombophlebitis…

 and acute high blood pressure. His old habits of overeating and crash dieting, coupled with binge drinking, compounded his problems.

Death

In April 1959, Lanza suffered a minor heart attack, followed by double pneumonia

Pneumonia
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung. It is often characterized as including inflammation of the parenchyma of the lung and abnormal alveolar filling with fluid ….

 in August. He died in Rome in October of that year at the age of 38 from a pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of the main artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance that has travelled from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream . Usually this is due to embolism of a thrombus from the deep veins in the legs, a process termed venous thromboembolism…

 after undergoing a controversial weight loss program colloquially known as “the twilight sleep treatment,” which required its patients to be kept immobile and sedated for prolonged periods. Attenders at his funeral were the singers Maria Caniglia

Maria Caniglia
Maria Caniglia was one of the leading Italian dramatic sopranos of the 1930s and 1940s.- Life and career :…

 and Lidia Nerozzi and the actors Franco Fabrizi

Franco Fabrizi
Franco Fabrizi was an Italian actor.Son of a barber and a cinema cashier, was a soap opera photo actor, for example, the fotoromanzo Arizona Kid, in the newspaper Avventuroso Film…

 and Enzo Fiermonte

Enzo Fiermonte
Enzo Fiermonte , sometimes credited as William Bird, was a boxer and actor. Fiermonte was born on July 17, 1908 in Bari, Puglia, Italy. He married Madeleine Astor on November 27, 1933 in New York City, but was divorced on June 11, 1938. In his early life he was a boxer, but later became a film actor…

. Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra
Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra was an American singer and actor.Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a successful solo artist in the early to mid-1940s, being the idol of the “bobby soxers.” His professional career had stalled by the…

 sent his condolences by telegram.
Lanza’s widow, Betty, moved back to Hollywood with their four children, but died five months later at the age of 37. Biographer Armando Cesari writes that the apparent cause of death, according to the coroner, was “asphyxiation resulting from a respiratory ailment for which she had been receiving medication”. In 1991, Marc, the younger of their two sons, died of a heart attack at the age of 37; six years later, Colleen, their elder daughter, was killed at the age of 48 when she was struck by two passing vehicles on a highway. Damon Lanza, the couple’s eldest son, died in August 2008 of a heart attack at the age of 55.

Legacy

Lanza’s short career covered opera, radio, concerts, recordings, and motion pictures. He was the first artist for RCA Victor Red Seal to receive a gold disc and the first artist to sell two and half million albums. A highly influential artist, Lanza has been credited with inspiring successive generations of opera singers, including Plácido Domingo

Plácido Domingo
José Plácido Domingo Embil KBE , better known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor and conductor known for his versatile and strong voice, possessing a ringing and dramatic tone throughout its range. In March 2008, he debuted in his 128th opera role, giving Domingo more roles than any other tenor…

, Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI was an Italian operatic tenor, who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. He was one of “The Three Tenors” and became well-known for his televised concerts and media…

, Leo Nucci

Leo Nucci
Leo Nucci is an Italian operatic baritone, particularly suited to Verdi roles.Born at Castiglione dei Pepoli, near Bologna, he studied with Giuseppe Marchese and made his stage debut in Spoleto, as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, in 1967, he then joined the chorus of La Scala in Milan, and…

 and José Carreras

José Carreras
Josep Maria Carreras i Coll , better known as José Carreras , is a Catalan Spanish tenor particularly known for his performances in the operas of Verdi and Puccini…

. Singers with seemingly different backgrounds and influences were also inspired by his singing, including his RCA Victor label-mate Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley
Elvis Aaron Presley was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “the King”.Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his…

.

In 1994, tenor José Carreras paid tribute to Lanza in a worldwide concert tour, saying of him, “If I’m an opera singer, it’s thanks to Mario Lanza.” Carreras’ colleague Plácido Domingo echoed these comments in a 2009 CBS interview when he stated, “Lanza’s passion and the way his voice sounds are what made me sing opera. I actually owe my love for opera thanks to a kid from Philadelphia.”

Filmography

  • Winged Victory
    Winged Victory (play)
    Winged Victory is a play and, later, a film by Moss Hart, originally created and produced by the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II as a morale booster and as a fundraiser for the Army Emergency Relief Fund. Upon recommendation of Lt. Col. Dudley S. Dean, who had been approached with the…

     

    , 1944 (uncredited chorus member)

  • That Midnight Kiss
    That Midnight Kiss
    That Midnight Kiss was the screen debut of tenor Mario Lanza, also starring Kathryn Grayson, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Among the supporting cast were Ethel Barrymore, conductor/pianist Jose Iturbi , Keenan Wynn, J. Carroll Naish, and Jules Munshin…

     

    , 1949

  • The Toast of New Orleans
    The Toast of New Orleans
    The Toast of New Orleans is a 1950 musical film directed by Norman Taurog and choreographed by Eugene Loring. It starred Mario Lanza, Kathryn Grayson, David Niven, J. Carroll Naish, James Mitchell and a teenaged Rita Moreno…

     

    , 1950

  • The Great Caruso
    The Great Caruso
    The Great Caruso is a 1951 biographical film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Joe Pasternak with Jesse L. Lasky as associate producer from a screenplay by Sonya Levien and William Ludwig. The original music was by Johnny Green and the cinematography by…

     

    , 1951

  • Because You’re Mine
    Because You’re Mine
    This article is about the 1952 musical comedy film. For other uses see Because You’re Mine .Because You’re Mine is a 1952 musical comedy film starring Mario Lanza. Directed by Alexander Hall, the film also stars Doretta Morrow, James Whitmore, and Dean Miller.-Plot:Opera singer superstar Renato…

     

    , 1952

  • The Student Prince
    The Student Prince (film)
    The Student Prince is a 1954 CinemaScope color film musical featuring, as the credits read, “the singing voice of Mario Lanza”. Lanza had become embroiled in a bitter dispute with MGM during production and the studio dismissed him. Under the terms of the settlement with Lanza, MGM retained the…

     

    , 1954 (voice only)

  • Serenade
    Serenade (film)

    Serenade, a 1956 Warner Bros. release, was tenor Mario Lanza’s fifth film, and his first on-screen appearance in four years. Directed by Anthony Mann and based on the 1937 novel of the same name by James M…

     

    , 1956

  • Seven Hills of Rome, 1958
  • For the First Time
    For the First Time
    For the First Time is tenor star Mario Lanza’s final film. Filmed on location in 1958 in Capri, Salzburg, Berlin and at the Rome Opera House, the film told the sentimental story of an operatic tenor who finds love for the first time with a young German woman , who happens to be deaf…

     

    , 1959

 

Select recordings

  • The Mario Lanza Collection, RCA
    RCA
    RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Currently, the RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor…

    , 1991

  • Mario Lanza: The Legendary Tenor, RCA
    RCA
    RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Currently, the RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor…

    , 1987

  • The Great Caruso And Other Caruso Favorites, RCA
    RCA
    RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Currently, the RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor…

    , 1989

  • Mario! Lanza At His Best
    Mario! Lanza at His Best
    Mario! Lanza At His Best is a CD released by BMG in 1995, and consists of two original albums recorded by tenor Mario Lanza. These are: the Neapolitan songs album Mario!, recorded in December 1958, and The Vagabond King, recorded in July 1959…

     

    RCA
    RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Currently, the RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor…

    , 1995

    , RCA

  • Mario Lanza Live at Hollywood Bowl: Historical Recordings (1947 & 1951)
    Mario Lanza Live at Hollywood Bowl: Historical Recordings (1947 & 1951)
    Mario Lanza Live at Hollywood Bowl: Historical Recordings is a 2000 CD, released by the Gala label, includes the six selections that tenor Mario Lanza sang at his first Hollywood Bowl concert in August 1947. This is the performance that first brought Lanza to the attention of Hollywood, and…

     

    , Gala, 2000

  • Mario Lanza Sings Songs from The Student Prince and The Desert Song
    Mario Lanza Sings Songs from The Student Prince and The Desert Song
    Mario Lanza Sings Songs from The Student Prince and The Desert Song is a 1989 BMG CD by Mario Lanza.This CD features most of the songs recorded by Mario Lanza for the 1954 MGM film The Student Prince…

     

    RCA
    RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Currently, the RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor…

    , 1989

    , RCA

  • Serenade/A Cavalcade of Show Tunes
    Serenade/A Cavalcade of Show Tunes
    The Mario Lanza CD Serenade/A Cavalcade of Show Tunes is a BMG UK “twofer”, released in 2004. Comprising the soundtrack album from the film Serenade, and the LP A Cavalcade of Show Tunes, the CD also includes a previously unreleased version of the song Serenade by Nicholas Brodszky and Sammy Cahn…

     

    RCA
    RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Currently, the RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor…

    , 2004

    , RCA

  • Mario Lanza: Opera Arias and Duets
    Mario Lanza: Opera Arias and Duets
    Mario Lanza: Opera Arias and Duets is a 1999 CD which at the time of its writing was the only all-operatic Mario Lanza CD that BMG had released…

     

    RCA
    RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Currently, the RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor…

    , 1999

    , RCA

  • Christmas With Mario Lanza, RCA
    RCA
    RCA Corporation, founded as Radio Corporation of America, was an electronics company in existence from 1919 to 1986. Currently, the RCA trademark is owned by the French conglomerate Technicolor SA through RCA Trademark Management S.A., a company owned by Technicolor…

    , 1987

  • Mario Lanza – The Broadway Collection, Rosetta Remastering, 2008

 

2.Comedian Motion Movie TRUST ME, about President Jimmi Carter,written and Produced by Hans Handersen, music The Pickers

4.American Graffiti

 

41 Original Hits from the Soundtrack of American Graffiti

41 Original Hits From The Soundtrack Of American Graffiti
Soundtrack album from American Graffiti by Various
Released August 1973 (LP)
June 22, 1993 (CD)
Recorded Various
Genre Rock and roll, Oldies
Label MCA 8001
Producer Gil Rodin (soundtrack producer)
 
 

41 Original Hits From The Soundtrack Of American Graffiti is the official 1973 soundtrack album of the film American Graffiti. It has been certified triple platinum in the U.S., where it peaked at #10 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Included in the film, but not on the soundtrack, are “Gee” by The Crows, “Louie, Louie” by Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, and Harrison Ford‘s in-character a cappella rendition of “Some Enchanted Evening“.

The song “Ain’t That a Shame” was a remake with a woman’s chorus, since Lucas could not obtain the rights to the original well-known original version by Fats Domino.

Also, the song “Party Doll” fades out earlier than the original version during the final chorus.

A second compilation, titled More American Graffiti (MCA 8007) (and not to be confused with the 1979 film sequel of that name) was issued by MCA in early 1975, with Lucas’s approval.[citation needed] It features more rock and doo-wop hits from the late ’50s and early ’60s (only one of which, the Crows’ “Gee”, was featured in the film), along with additional Wolfman Jack dialogue. A third and final oldies compilation, titled American Graffiti Vol. III (MCA 8008) was also issued by MCA in early 1976. All three albums were released as 2-record sets or double-length tapes, the tapes being quite hard to come by, now.

Track listing

 LP

Side one (Front side of record one)
No. Title Original Artist and year Length
1. (We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock”   Bill Haley & the Comets 1954 2:08
2. “Sixteen Candles”   The Crests 1958 2:48
3. Runaway”   Del Shannon 1961 2:18
4. Why Do Fools Fall in Love”   Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers 1956 2:14
5. That’ll Be the Day”   Buddy Holly 1957 2:14
6. Fanny Mae”   Buster Brown 1959 2:52
7. At the Hop”   Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids 1973 2:25
8. “She’s So Fine”   Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids 1973 2:18
9. The Stroll”   The Diamonds 1957 2:26
10. See You In September”   The Tempos 1959 2:03
Side two (Front side of record two)
No. Title Original Artist and year Length
1. Surfin’ Safari”   The Beach Boys 1962 2:05
2. “He’s The Great Imposter”   The Fleetwoods 1961 1:33
3. Almost Grown”   Chuck Berry 1959 2:09
4. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”   The Platters 1959 2:37
5. Little Darlin’”   The Diamonds 1957 2:04
6. Peppermint Twist”   Joey Dee and the Starlighters 1961 1:58
7. Barbara Anne”   The Regents 1961 2:14
8. “Book of Love”   The Monotones 1958 2:17
9. Maybe Baby”   Buddy Holly 1958 2:01
10. Ya Ya”   Lee Dorsey 1961 2:22
11. The Great Pretender”   The Platters 1955 2:35
Side three (Back side of record two)
No. Title Original Artist and year Length
1. Ain’t That a Shame”   Fats Domino 1955 2:31
2. Johnny B. Goode”   Chuck Berry 1958 2:38
3. I Only Have Eyes for You”   The Flamingos 1959 3:09
4. Get a Job”   The Silhouettes 1958 2:37
5. To the Aisle”   The Five Satins 1957 2:44
6. “Do You Wanna Dance”   Bobby Freeman 1958 2:35
7. Party Doll”   Buddy Knox 1957 1:54
8. Come Go with Me”   The Del-Vikings 1956 2:37
9. You’re Sixteen – You’re Beautiful (And You’re Mine)”   Johnny Burnette 1960 1:56
10. Love Potion No. 9”   The Clovers 1959 1:53
Side four (Back side of record one)
No. Title Original Artist and year Length
1. Since I Don’t Have You”   The Skyliners 1958 2:35
2. Chantilly Lace”   The Big Bopper 1958 2:21
3. Teen Angel”   Mark Dinning 1960 2:35
4. Crying in the Chapel”   Sonny Till & the Orioles 1953 3:04
5. A Thousand Miles Away”   The Heartbeats 1957 2:25
6. Heart and Soul”   The Cleftones 1961 1:49
7. Green Onions”   Booker T. & the M.G.’s 1962 2:25
8. “Only You (and You Alone)”   The Platters 1954 2:35
9. “Goodnight, Well it’s Time to Go”   The Spaniels 1953 2:43
10. All Summer Long”   The Beach Boys 1964 2:05

Frame Two :

Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy has been awarded annually since 1952 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Contents

 

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 1951-1957

Year Film Director[1] Producer[2]
1951[3][4] An American in Paris Vincente Minnelli Arthur Freed
1952 With A Song In My Heart Walter Lang Lamar Trotti
Hans Christian Andersen Charles Vidor Samuel Goldwyn
I’ll See You in My Dreams Michael Curtiz Louis F. Edelman
Singin’ in the Rain Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly Arthur Freed
Stars and Stripes Forever Henry Koster Lamar Trotti
1953 No Award given.
1954[5][6] Carmen Jones Otto Preminger Otto Preminger
1955[7][8] Guys and Dolls Joseph L. Mankiewicz Samuel Goldwyn
1956 The King and I Walter Lang Charles Brackett & Darryl F. Zanuck
Bus Stop Joshua Logan Buddy Adler
The Opposite Sex David Miller Joe Pasternak
The Solid Gold Cadillac Richard Quine Fred Kohlmar
The Teahouse of the August Moon Daniel Mann Jack Cummings
1957 Les Girls George Cukor Saul Chaplin & Sol C. Siegel
Don’t Go Near the Water Charles Walters Lawrence Weingarten
Love in the Afternoon Billy Wilder Billy Wilder
Pal Joey George Sidney Fred Kohlmar
Silk Stockings Rouben Mamoulian Producer

1958-1962

Year Comedy Director Producer Musical Director Producer
1958 Auntie Mame Morton DaCosta Morton DaCosta Gigi Vincente Minnelli Arthur Freed
Bell, Book and Candle Richard Quine Julian Blaustein Damn Yankees George Abbott & Stanley Donen George Abbott, Stanley Donen, Robert E. Griffith, & Harold Prince
Indiscreet Stanley Donen Norman Krasna South Pacific Joshua Logan Buddy Adler
Me and the Colonel Peter Glenville William Goetz tom thumb George Pal George Pal
The Perfect Furlough Blake Edwards Robert Arthur      
1959 Some Like It Hot Billy Wilder Billy Wilder Porgy and Bess Otto Preminger Samuel Goldwyn
But Not for Me Walter Lang William Perlberg & George Seaton The Five Pennies Melville Shavelson Jack Rose
Operation Petticoat Blake Edwards Robert Arthur Li’l Abner Melvin Frank Norman Panama
Pillow Talk Michael Gordon Ross Hunter & Martin Melcher A Private’s Affair Director Producer
Who Was That Lady? George Sidney Norman Krasna Say One for Me Director Producer
1960 The Apartment Billy Wilder Billy Wilder Song Without End George Cukor & Charles Vidor William Goetz
The Facts of Life Melvin Frank & Norman Panama Melvin Frank & Norman Panama Bells Are Ringing Vincente Minnelli Arthur Freed
The Grass Is Greener Stanley Donen Stanley Donen & James H. Ware Can-Can Walter Lang Saul Chaplin & Jack Cummings
It Started in Naples Melville Shavelson Jack Rose Let’s Make Love George Cukor Jerry Wald
Our Man in Havana Carol Reed Carol Reed Pepe George Sidney George Sidney
1961 A Majority of One Mervyn LeRoy Producer West Side Story Jerome Robbins & Robert Wise Robert Wise
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Blake Edwards Martin Jurow & Richard Shepherd Babes in Toyland Jack Donohue Walt Disney
One, Two, Three Billy Wilder Billy Wilder Flower Drum Song Henry Koster Ross Hunter
The Parent Trap David Swift Walt Disney & George Golitzen      
Pocketful of Miracles Frank Capra Frank Capra      
1962 That Touch of Mink Delbert Mann Robert Arthur, Martin Melcher, Edward Muhl, & Stanley Shapiro The Music Man Morton DaCosta Morton DaCosta
The Best of Enemies Director Producer Billy Rose’s Jumbo Charles Walters Martin Melcher & Joe Pasternak
Boys’ Night Out Michael Gordon Martin Ransohoff Girls! Girls! Girls! Norman Taurog Hal B. Wallis
If a Man Answers Henry Levin Ross Hunter Gypsy Mervyn LeRoy Mervyn LeRoy
Period of Adjustment George Roy Hill Lawrence Weingarten The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm Henry Levin & George Pal George Pal

 1963-1969

Year Film Director[1] Producer[2]
1963 Tom Jones Tony Richardson Michael Balcon, Michael Holden, Oscar Lewenstein, & Tony Richardson
Bye Bye Birdie George Sidney Irving Brecher & Michael Stewart
Irma la Douce Billy Wilder Edward L. Alperson, I.A.L. Diamond, Doane Harrison, Alexandre Trauner, & Billy Wilder
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Stanley Kramer Stanley Kramer
A Ticklish Affair Director Producer
Under the Yum Yum Tree David Swift David Swift
1964 My Fair Lady George Cukor Jack Warner
Father Goose Ralph Nelson Robert Arthur
Mary Poppins Robert Stevenson Walt Disney
The Unsinkable Molly Brown Charles Walters Lawrence Weingarten
The World of Henry Orient George Roy Hill Jerome Hellman
1965 The Sound of Music Robert Wise Robert Wise
Cat Ballou Elliot Silverstein Walter Newman
The Great Race Blake Edwards Martin Jurow
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines Ken Annakin Stan Margulies
A Thousand Clowns Fred Coe Fred Coe
1966 The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming Norman Jewison Norman Jewison
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Richard Lester Melvin Frank
Gambit Ronald Neame Leo L. Fuchs
Not with My Wife, You Don’t! Norman Panama Norman Panama
You’re a Big Boy Now Francis Ford Coppola Phil Feldman
1967 The Graduate Mike Nichols Joseph E. Levine & Lawrence Turman
Camelot Joshua Logan Jack Warner
Doctor Dolittle Richard Fleischer Arthur P. Jacobs
The Taming of the Shrew Franco Zeffirelli Producer
Thoroughly Modern Millie George Roy Hill Ross Hunter
1968 Oliver! Carol Reed John Woolf
Finian’s Rainbow Francis Ford Coppola Joseph Landon
Funny Girl William Wyler Ray Stark
The Odd Couple Gene Saks Howard W. Koch
Yours, Mine and Ours Melville Shavelson Robert F. Blumofe
1969 The Secret of Santa Vittoria Stanley Kramer George Glass & Stanley Kramer
Cactus Flower Gene Saks M.J. Frankovich
Goodbye, Columbus Larry Peerce Stanley R. Jaffe
Hello, Dolly! Gene Kelly Ernest Lehman
Paint Your Wagon Joshua Logan Alan Jay Lerner

 1970s

Year Film Director[1] Producer[2]
1970 MASH Robert Altman Ingo Preminger
Darling Lili Blake Edwards Blake Edwards
Diary of a Mad Housewife Frank Perry Frank Perry
Lovers and Other Strangers Cy Howard David Susskind
Scrooge Ronald Neame Robert H. Solo
1971 Fiddler on the Roof Norman Jewison Norman Jewison
The Boy Friend Ken Russell Harry Benn & Ken Russell
Kotch Jack Lemmon Producer
A New Leaf Elaine May Hillard Elkins
Plaza Suite Arthur Hiller Howard W. Koch
1972 Cabaret Bob Fosse Cy Feuer
Avanti! Billy Wilder Billy Wilder
Butterflies Are Free Milton Katselas M.J. Frankovich
1776 Peter H. Hunt Jack Warner
Travels with My Aunt George Cukor James Cresson & Robert Fryer
1973 American Graffiti George Lucas Francis Ford Coppola & Gary Kurtz
Jesus Christ Superstar Norman Jewison Norman Jewison, Patrick Palmer, & Robert Stigwood
Paper Moon Peter Bogdanovich Peter Bogdanovich & Frank Marshall
Tom Sawyer Don Taylor Frank Capra Jr. & Arthur P. Jacobs
A Touch of Class Melvin Frank Melvink Frank
1974 The Longest Yard Robert Aldrich Albert S. Ruddy
The Front Page Billy Wilder Paul Monash
Harry and Tonto Paul Mazursky Paul Mazursky
The Little Prince Stanley Donen Stanley Donen
The Three Musketeers Richard Lester Alexander Salkind, Ilya Salkind, & Pierre Spengler
1975 The Sunshine Boys Herbert Ross Ray Stark
Funny Lady Herbert Ross Ray Stark
The Return of the Pink Panther Blake Edwards Blake Edwards
Shampoo Hal Ashby Warren Beatty
Tommy Ken Russell Ken Russell & Robert Stigwood
1976 A Star Is Born Frank Pierson Jon Peters
Bugsy Malone Alan Parker Alan Marshall
The Pink Panther Strikes Again Blake Edwards Blake Edwards
The Ritz Richard Lester Producer
Silent Movie Mel Brooks Michael Hertzberg
1977 The Goodbye Girl Herbert Ross Ray Stark
Annie Hall Woody Allen Charles H. Joffe
High Anxiety Mel Brooks Mel Brooks
New York, New York Martin Scorsese Robert Chartoff & Irwin Winkler
Saturday Night Fever John Badham Robert Stigwood
1978 Heaven Can Wait Warren Beatty & Buck Henry Warren Beatty
California Suite Herbert Ross Ray Stark
Foul Play Colin Higgins Edward K. Milkins & Thomas L. Miller
Grease Randal Kleiser Allan Carr & Robert Stigwood
Movie Movie Stanley Donen Stanley Donen
1979 Breaking Away Peter Yates Steve Tesich
Being There Hal Ashby Andrew Braunsberg
Hair Milos Forman Michael Butler & Lester Persky
The Rose Mark Rydell Anthony Ray, Aaron Russo, & Marvin Worth
10 Blake Edwards Tony Adams & Blake Edwards

1980s

Year Film Director[1] Producer[2]
1980 Coal Miner’s Daughter Michael Apted Bernard Schwartz
Airplane! Jim Abrahams, David Zucker & Jerry Zucker Jon Davison & Howard W. Koch
Fame Alan Parker David De Silva & Alan Marshall
The Idolmaker Taylor Hackford Gene Kirkwood & Howard W. Koch Jr.
Melvin and Howard Jonathan Demme Art Linson & Don Phillips
1981 Arthur Steve Gordon Steve Gordon
The Four Seasons Alan Alda Martin Bergman
Pennies from Heaven Herbert Ross Nora Kaye, Rick McCallum, & Herbert Ross
S.O.B. Blake Edwards Tony Adams & Blake Edwards
Zoot Suit Luis Valdez Peter Burrell
1982 Tootsie Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack & Dick Richards
The Best Little Whore­house in Texas Colin Higgins Robert L. Boyett & Colin Higgins
Diner Barry Levinson Jerry Weintraub
My Favorite Year Richard Benjamin Michael Gruskoff
Victor Victoria Blake Edwards Tony Adams & Blake Edwards
1983 Yentl Barbra Streisand Larry DeWaay, Rusty Lemorande, & Barbra Streisand
The Big Chill Lawrence Kasdan Michael Shamberg
Flashdance Adrian Lyne Jerry Bruckheimer & Don Simpson
Trading Places John Landis George Folsey Jr., Aaron Russo, Irwin Russo, & Sam Williams
Zelig Woody Allen Robert Greenhut
1984 Romancing the Stone Robert Zemeckis Michael Douglas
Beverly Hills Cop Martin Brest Jerry Bruckheimer & Don Simpson
Ghostbusters Ivan Reitman Bernie Brillstein & Ivan Reitman
Micki + Maude Blake Edwards Tony Adams, Lou Antonio, Trish Caroselli, & Jonathan D. Krane
Splash Ron Howard Brian Grazer
1985 Prizzi’s Honor John Huston John Foreman
Back to the Future Robert Zemeckis Neil Canton & Bob Gale
A Chorus Line Richard Attenborough Cy Feuer
Cocoon Ron Howard David Brown & Richard D. Zanuck
The Purple Rose of Cairo Woody Allen Robert Greenhut
1986 Hannah and Her Sisters Woody Allen Robert Greenhut
Crimes of the Heart Bruce Beresford Freddie Fields
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Paul Mazursky Pato Guzman & Paul Mazursky
Little Shop of Horrors Frank Oz David Geffen
Peggy Sue Got Married Francis Ford Coppola Paul R. Gurian
1987 Hope and Glory John Boorman John Boorman & Michael Dryhurst
Baby Boom Charles Shyer Bruce A. Block & Nancy Meyers
Broadcast News James L. Brooks James L. Brooks
Dirty Dancing Emile Ardolino Linda Gottlieb
Moonstruck Norman Jewison Norman Jewison
1988 Working Girl Mike Nichols Douglas Wick
Big Penny Marshall James L. Brooks & Robert Greenhut
A Fish Called Wanda Charles Crichton Michael Shamberg
Midnight Run Martin Brest Martin Brest
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Richard Williams & Robert Zemeckis Frank Marshall & Robert Watts
1989 Driving Miss Daisy Bruce Beresford Lili Fini Zanuck & Richard D. Zanuck
The Little Mermaid Ron Clements & John Musker Howard Ashman, Ron Clements, & John Musker
Shirley Valentine Lewis Gilbert Lewis Gilbert
The War of the Roses Danny DeVito James L. Brooks & Arnon Milchan
When Harry Met Sally… Rob Reiner Rob Reiner & Andrew Scheinman

1990s

Year Film Director[1] Producer[2]
1990 Green Card Peter Weir Peter Weir
Dick Tracy Warren Beatty Warren Beatty
Ghost Jerry Zucker Steven-Charles Jaffe, Lauren Ray, & Bruce Joel Rubin
Home Alone Chris Columbus John Hughes
Pretty Woman Garry Marshall Laura Ziskin
1991 Beauty and the Beast ‡ Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise Don Hahn
City Slickers Ron Underwood Billy Crystal & Irby Smith
The Commitments Alan Parker Lynda Myles & Roger Randall-Cutler
The Fisher King Terry Gilliam Debra Hill, Tony Mark, & Lynda Obst
Fried Green Tomatoes Jon Avnet Jon Avnet & Norman Lear
1992 The Player Robert Altman David Brown, Michael Tolkin, & Nick Wechsler
Aladdin Ron Clements & John Musker Ron Clements & John Musker
Enchanted April Mike Newell Matthew Hamilton, Simon Relph, Ann Scott, & Mark Shivas
Honeymoon in Vegas Andrew Bergman Mike Lobell
Sister Act Emile Ardolino Scott Rudin & Teri Schwartz
1993 Mrs. Doubtfire Chris Columbus Producer
Dave Ivan Reitman Ivan Reitman & Lauren Shuler-Donner
Much Ado About Nothing Kenneth Branagh Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Evans, & David Parfitt
Sleepless in Seattle Nora Ephron Gary Foster
Strictly Ballroom Baz Luhrmann Antoinette Albert & Tristram Miall
1994 The Lion King Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff Don Hahn
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Stephan Elliott Al Clark & Michael Hamlyn
Ed Wood Tim Burton Tim Burton & Denise Di Novi
Four Weddings and a Funeral Mike Newell Duncan Kenworthy
Prêt-à-Porter Robert Altman Robert Altman & Scott Bushnell
1995 Babe Chris Noonan Catherine Barber, Philip Hearnshaw, Bill Miller, George Miller, Doug Mitchell, & Daphne Paris
The American President Rob Reiner Barbara Maltby, Charles Newirth, Rob Reiner, & Jeffrey Stott
Get Shorty Barry Sonnenfeld Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, & Stacey Sher
Sabrina Sydney Pollack Sydney Pollack & Scott Rudin
Toy Story John Lasseter Bonnie Arnold & Ralph Guggenheim
1996 Evita Alan Parker Alan Parker & Robert Stigwood
The Birdcage Mike Nichols Marcello Danon, Michele Imperato, Neal Machlis, & Mike Nichols
Everyone Says I Love You Woody Allen Robert Greenhut
Fargo Joel Coen Ethan Coen
Jerry Maguire Cameron Crowe James L. Brooks, Cameron Crowe, Laurence Mark, & Richard Sakai
1997 As Good as It Gets James L. Brooks Laura Ziskin
The Full Monty Peter Cattaneo Uberto Pasolini
Men in Black Barry Sonnenfeld Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, & Steven Spielberg
My Best Friend’s Wedding P.J. Hogan Producer
Wag the Dog Barry Levinson Barry Levinson & Robert De Niro
1998 Shakespeare in Love † John Madden Donna Gigliotti, Marc Norman, David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein, & Edward Zwick
Bulworth Warren Beatty Warren Beatty & Pieter Jan Brugge
The Mask of Zorro Martin Campbell Doug Claybourne & David Foster
Patch Adams Tom Shadyac Mike Farrell, Barry Kemp, Marvin Minoff, & Charles Newirth
Still Crazy Brian Gibson Amanda Marmot
There’s Something About Mary Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly Bobby Farrelly & Peter Farrelly
1999 Toy Story 2 John Lasseter Karen Robert Jackson & Helene Plotkin
Analyze This Harold Ramis Jane Rosenthal & Paul Weinstein
Being John Malkovich Spike Jonze Steve Golin, Vincent Landay, Sandy Stern, & Michael Stipe
Man on the Moon Milos Forman Danny DeVito
Notting Hill Roger Michell Duncan Kenworthy

2000s

Year Film Director[1] Producer[2]
2000[9] Almost Famous Cameron Crowe Ian Bryce & Cameron Crowe
Best in Show Christopher Guest Gordon Mark & Karen Murphy
Chicken Run Peter Lord & Nick Park Peter Lord, Nick Park, & David Sproxton
Chocolat Lasse Hallstrom Harvey Weinstein
O Brother, Where Art Thou? Joel Coen Tim Bevan, Ethan Coen, & Eric Fellner
2001 Moulin Rouge! Baz Luhrmann Fred Baron, Martin Brown, & Baz Luhrmann
Bridget Jones’s Diary Sharon Maguire Tim Bevan, Jonathan Cavendish, & Eric Fellner
Gosford Park Robert Altman Robert Altman, Bob Balaban, & David Levy[disambiguation needed]
Legally Blonde Robert Luketic Ric Kidney & Marc E. Platt
Shrek Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson Jeffrey Katzenberg, Aron Warner, & John H. Williams
2002 Chicago Rob Marshall Meryl Poster, Martin Richards, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, & Craig Zadan
About a Boy Chris Weitz & Paul Weitz Tim Bevan, Robert De Niro, Brad Epstein, Eric Fellner, & Jane Rosenthal
Adaptation. Spike Jonze Jonathan Demme, Vincent Landay, & Edward Saxon
My Big Fat Greek Wedding Joel Zwick Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, & Rita Wilson
Nicholas Nickleby Douglas McGrath Simon Channing-Williams, John Hart, & Jeffrey Sharp
2003 Lost in Translation Sofia Coppola Sofia Coppola & Ross Katz
Bend It Like Beckham Gurinder Chadha Gurinder Chadha & Deepak Nayar
Big Fish Tim Burton Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, & Richard D. Zanuck
Finding Nemo Andrew Stanton Graham Walters
Love Actually Richard Curtis Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, & Duncan Kenworthy
2004 Sideways Alexander Payne Michael London
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Michel Gondry Anthony Bregman & Steve Golin
The Incredibles Brad Bird John Walker
The Phantom of the Opera Joel Schumacher Andrew Lloyd Webber
Ray Taylor Hackford Howard Baldwin, Karen Baldwin, Stuart Benjamin, & Taylor Hackford
2005 Walk the Line James Mangold James Keach & Cathy Konrad
Mrs. Henderson Presents Stephen Frears Norma Heyman
Pride & Prejudice Joe Wright Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, & Paul Webster
The Producers Susan Stroman Mel Brooks
The Squid and the Whale Noah Baumbach Wes Anderson
2006 Dreamgirls Bill Condon Laurence Mark
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Larry Charles Sacha Baron Cohen & Jay Roach
The Devil Wears Prada David Frankel Wendy Finerman & Karen Rosenfelt
Little Miss Sunshine Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris Albert Berger, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, & Ron Yerxa
Thank You for Smoking Jason Reitman Edward R. Pressman & David O. Sacks
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tim Burton John Logan, Laurie MacDonald, Walter F. Parkes, & Richard D. Zanuck
Across the Universe Julie Taymor Charles Newirth, Jennifer Todd, & Suzanne Todd
Charlie Wilson’s War Mike Nichols Tom Hanks
Hairspray Adam Shankman Toby Emmerich, Neil Meron, Marc Shaiman, Adam Shankman, Bob Shaye, Scott Wittman, & Craig Zadan
Juno Jason Reitman Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Mason Novick, & Russell Smith
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen Letty Aronson, Jaume Roures, Stephen Tenenbaum, & Gareth Wiley
Burn After Reading Ethan Coen & Joel Coen Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh Simon Channing-Williams
In Bruges Martin McDonagh Graham Broadbent & Peter Czernin
Mamma Mia! Phyllida Lloyd Benny Andersson, Judy Craymer, Tom Hanks, Phyllida Lloyd, Björn Ulvaeus, & Rita Wilson
2009 The Hangover Todd Phillips Daniel Goldberg & Todd Phillips
(500) Days of Summer Marc Webb Mason Novick, Jessica Tuchinsky, Mark Waters, & Steven J. Wolfe
It’s Complicated Nancy Meyers Nancy Meyers & Scott Rudin
Julie & Julia Nora Ephron Nora Ephron, Laurence Mark, Amy Robinson, & Eric Steel
Nine Rob Marshall John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, Marc Platt, Harvey Weinstein, & Maury Yeston

 2010s

Year Film Director[1] Producer[2]
2010[9] The Kids Are All Right Lisa Cholodenko Jeff Levy-Hinte,Gary Gilbert, Jordan Horowitz, Celine Rattray, Daniela Taplin Lundberg & Philippe Hellmann
Alice in Wonderland Tim Burton Richard D. Zanuck, Joe Roth, Suzanne Todd & Jennifer Todd
Burlesque Steven Antin Donald De Line
Red Robert Schwentke Lorenzo di Bonaventura & Mark Vahradian
The Tourist Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Graham King, Tim Headington, Roger Birnbaum, Gary Barber & Jonathan Glickman

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1.The Magnificent Men In Their flying Machine,Composer Ron Goodwin

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Those Magnificent Men
in their Flying Machines,
Or How I Flew from London to Paris
in 25 Hours 11 Minutes

Theatrical poster
Directed by Ken Annakin
Produced by Stan Margulies
Written by Ken Annakin
Jack Davies
Starring Stuart Whitman
Sarah Miles
Terry-Thomas
Robert Morley
James Fox
Music by Ron Goodwin
Cinematography Christopher Challis
Editing by Anne V. Coates
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) 16 June 1965 (US)
Running time 138 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Followed by Monte Carlo or Bust

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British comedy film directed and co-written by Ken Annakin. Based on a screenplay titled Flying Crazy, the story is set in 1910, when Lord Rawnsley, an English press magnate, offers £10,000 to the winner of the Daily Post air race from London to Paris, to prove that Britain is “number one in the air”.[1]

Contents

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Origins

Director Ken Annakin had been interested in aviation from his early years when Sir Alan Cobham gave him a flight in a biplane. With co-writer Jack Davies, Annakin had been working on an adventure film about transatlantic flights when the producer’s bankruptcy aborted the production. Fresh from his role as director of the British exterior segments in The Longest Day (1962), Annakin suggested an event from early aviation to Darryl F. Zanuck, his producer on The Longest Day.

Zanuck paid for an epic faithful to the era, deciding the name Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines after Elmo Williams, managing director of 20th Century Fox in Europe, told him his wife had written an opening for a song that Annakin complained would “seal the fate of the movie”:

Those magnificent men in their flying machines,
They go up diddley up-up, they go down diddley down-down!

However, after being put to music by Ron Goodwin, the Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines song went on to a life of its own, released in singles and on the soundtrack record.[2]

Annakin was born in 1914, just as the era of aviation depicted in this movie was ending, and though the movie is a farce, the behaviour of the various aviators depicts the tensions between the European countries prior to the First World War.

Music played an integral part in the film with the theme song later going on to “pop” fame.

Plot

The film opens with a brief, comic segment on the history of flight, narrated by James Robertson Justice and featuring American comedian Red Skelton depicting a recurring character whose adventures span the centuries, in a series of silent blackout vignettes that incorporate stock footage of unsuccessful attempts at early aircraft. The French pilot Pierre Dubois, played by Jean-Pierre Cassel is seen receiving information about an aerial race for international competitors.[N 1][N 2] [N 3] [N 4]

Sarah Miles plays the daughter of Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley), a newspaper magnate whose favourite to win is his daughter’s fiancé, Richard Mays (James Fox), flying an Antoinette monoplane. Rawnsley sums up: “The trouble with these international affairs is they attract foreigners.”[3] An international cast plays the array of contestants, most of whom live up to national stereotypes, including the by-the-book, monocle-wearing Prussian officer (Gert Fröbe) flying an Eardley-Billing biplane, impetuous Count Emilio Ponticelli (Alberto Sordi), an amorous Frenchman (Cassel) in a Santos-Dumont Demoiselle, the rugged American cowboy Orvil Newton (Stuart Whitman) flying a Bristol Boxkite (impersonating a Curtiss), who falls for Rawnsley’s daughter Patricia, who was also Richard Mays’ girlfriend, causing a love triangle.

Terry-Thomas plays the cheating Sir Percival Ware-Armitage, an Avro Triplane-flying rogue who “never leaves anything to chance”. With his bullied servant Courtney (Eric Sykes), he sabotages other aircraft or drugs their pilots, getting his comeuppance . The race sets out with 14 competitors but one by one they drop out until, after stops at Dover and Calais, only a few land in Paris. Orvil Newton loses his chance to win when he stops to rescue Emilio Ponticelli from his burning aircraft. Richard Mays wins for Britain, but insists on a tie with Orvil Newton and sharing the prize with the now-bankrupt Newton. The final scene shows Orvil and Patricia kissing, then being interrupted by a strange noise. Those at the flying field look up to see a fly past by six English Electric Lightnings overhead, as the narrator notes that the jet can make the trip in minutes. But then the film shows a fogbound airport as a cancellation is announced. One frustrated passenger turns out to be Skelton, who starts wing-flapping motions with his arms, cutting back into the animation from the title sequence for the closing credits.

Cast

Cast credits in order of screen credits include onscreen and uncredited roles:[4]

Actor Role
Stuart Whitman Orvil Newton
Sarah Miles Patricia Rawnsley
James Fox Richard Mays
Alberto Sordi Count Emilio Ponticelli
Robert Morley Lord Rawnsley
Gert Fröbe Colonel Manfred von Holstein
Jean-Pierre Cassel Pierre Dubois
Irina Demick Brigitte/Marlene/Ingrid/Françoise/Yvette/Betty
Eric Sykes Courtney
Red Skelton Neanderthal Man, Greek birdman, Middle Ages inventor, Victorian-era pilot, Modern airline passenger
Terry-Thomas Sir Percy Ware-Armitage
Benny Hill Fire Chief Perkins
Yujiro Ishihara Yamamoto (voice dubbed by James Villiers)
Dame Flora Robson Mother Superior
Karl Michael Vogler Captain Rumpelstoss
Sam Wanamaker George Gruber
Eric Barker French postman
Maurice Denham Trawler skipper
Fred Emney Colonel
Gordon Jackson MacDougal
Davy Kaye Jean, Pierre Dubois’ Chief Mechanic
John Le Mesurier French painter
Jeremy Lloyd Lieutenant Parsons
Zena Marshall Countess Sophia Ponticelli
Millicent Martin Hostess
Eric Pohlmann Italian mayor

[N 5]

Production

One of strengths was British and international character actors who enlivened each contestant’s nationality’s foibles. The entertainment comes from the dialogue and characterizations and the aerial stunts, with heroism and gentlemanly conduct. Benny Hill, Eric Sykes, Terry-Thomas and Tony Hancock provided madcap misadventures; Hancock had broken his leg prior to filming and Annakin wrote it into the story. The two lead actors, Stuart Whitman and Sarah Miles fell out early in the production. Director Ken Annakin commented that “she hated his guts,” and rarely deigned to speak to him if it wasn’t part of the script.[2] Annakin had to employ various manipulations in order to ensure the production proceeded smoothly despite his stars’ animosity towards each other.[2]

Another aspect was the fluid writing and directing with Annakin and Davies feeding off each other. They had worked together on Very Important Person (1961), The Fast Lady (1962), and Crooks Anonymous (1962). Annakin and Davies continued to develop the script with zany interpretations. When the German character, Gert Fröbe, contemplates piloting his country’s entry, he climbs into the cockpit and retrieves a manual. Annakin and Davies devised a quip on the spot, having him read out: “No. 1. Sit down.” .[5]

Although a comedy, elements of Annakin’s documentary background were evident with authentic sets, props and costumes. More than 2,000 extras out in authentic costumes were in the climactic race launch.

 Location sets

The film used life-size working aeroplane models and replicas to create an early 20th Century airfield, the Brookley Motor Racing Track (fashioned after Brooklands) where early aviators staged test flights. All Brookley’s associated trappings of structures, aircraft and vehicles (including a rare 1908 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost estimated to be worth 50 million dollars [2]) were part of the Booker Airfield set, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. The completed set featured a windmill as a lookout tower as well as serving as a restaurant (the “Old Mill Cafe”). Hangars were constructed in rows, bearing the names of real and fictional manufacturers: A.V. Roe & Co., The Bristol: The British and Colonial Aeroplane Company, Humber, Sopwith, Vickers, Ware-Armitage Manufacturing CoY (sic), and Works. A grandstand was added for spectators.

When the production was unable to obtain rights to film main sequences over Paris, models of the aircraft and a miniature Parisian set played a prominent role in sequences depicting Paris. A mock-up of Calais was also constructed.[6] Interior and studio sets at Pinewood Studios were used for bluescreen and special effects while exterior and interior footage of Rawnsley’s Manor House was shot at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. Other principal photography utilized location shooting at Dover Castle along with the cliffs and beaches in the area. The location where Sir Percy’s aircraft lands on a train is the now closed line from Bedford to Hitchin. The tunnel into which they fly is the Old Warden Tunnel near the village of the same name in Bedfordshire; the tunnel had only recently been closed, and in the panning shot through the railway cutting, the cooling towers of the now demolished Bedford power station can be seen. The locomotive is former Highland Railway Jones Goods Class No 103. About 1910, French Railways built duplicates of a Highland Railway Class “The Castles” which were a passenger version of the Jones Goods.[7]

 Principal photography

The film was photographed in 70 mm Todd-AO by Christopher Challis. Royal Air Force Air Commodore Allen H. Wheeler was head technical consultant during planning. Wheeler had previously restored a 1900 era Bleriot with his son, and provided invaluable assistance in the restoration and recreation of period aircraft for the film.

The camera platforms included a modified Citroen sedan, camera trucks, helicopters and a flying rig constructed by Dick Parker. Parker had built it for model sequences in Strategic Air Command (1955); the rig was two construction cranes and a hydraulically operated device to tilt and position a model, along with 200 ft of cables. Parker’s rig allowed actors to sit inside full-scale models suspended 50 ft above the ground, yet provide safety and realism for staged flying sequences. A further hydraulic platform did away with matte shots of aircraft in flight. The platform was large enough to mount an aircraft and Parker or stunt pilots could manipulate its controls for realistic bluescreen sequences. Composite photography was used when scenes called for difficult shots; these were completed at Pinewood Studios. Some shots were created with rudimentary cockpits and noses grafted to a Alouette helicopter. One scene over Paris was staged with small models when Paris refused an overflight. However, for the majority of flying scenes, full-scale flying movie models were assembled.[2]

 Aircraft

The film is notable for reproductions of 1910-era aircraft, including a triplane, monoplanes, biplanes and also Horatio Phillips’s 20-winged multiplane.[8] Air Commodore Wheeler insisted on authentic materials but allowed the use of modern engines and modifications necessary to ensure safety. Of 20 types built in 1964 at £5,000 pounds each, six could fly, flown by six stunt pilots and maintained by 14 mechanics.[2] The race takeoff scene where seven aircraft are in the air at once included a composite addition. Flying conditions were monitored with aerial scenes filmed before 10am or in early evening when the air was least turbulent, for the replicas, true to the originals, were flimsy – and control, especially in the lateral plane, tended to be marginal. If the weather was poor, interiors or other incidental sequences were substituted. Wheeler eventually served not only as the technical adviser but also as the aerial supervisor throughout the production and later wrote a comprehensive background account of the film and the replicas that were constructed to portray period aircraft.[9]

The following competitors were listed:

  • Number 1: Richard Mays, “Antoinette IV” (Aircraft number 8)
  • Number 2: Sir Percy Ware-Armitage, “Avro Triplane” (Aircraft number 12)
  • Number 3: Orvil Newton, “Bristol Boxkite”, nicknamed “The Phoenix Flyer” (Aircraft number 7)
  • Number 4: Lieutenant Parsons, “Picaut Dubrieul” nicknamed “HMS Victory” (Aircraft number 4)
  • Number 5: Harry Popperwell, “Little Tiddler” (Aircraft number 5)
  • Number 6: Colonel Manfred von Holstein and Captain Rumpelstoss, “Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane” (Aircraft number 11)
  • Number 7: Mr Wallace. (Aircraft number 14)
  • Number 8: Charles Wade. (Aircraft number unknown)
  • Number 9: Mr Yamamoto, “Japanese Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane” (Aircraft number 1)
  • Number 10: Count Emilio Ponticelli, “Philips Multiplane,” “Passat Ornithopter,” “Lee Richards Annular Biplane” and “Vickers 22 Monoplane” (Aircraft number 2)
  • Number 11: Henri Monteux. (Aircraft number unknown)
  • Number 12: Pierre Dubois, “Santos-Dumont Demoiselle” (Aircraft number 9)
  • Number 13: Mr Mac Dougall, “Blackburn Monoplane” nicknamed “Wake up Scotland” (Aircraft number 6)
  • Number 14: Harry Walton (no number assigned).

1963 Replica of the Bristol Boxkite, now hanging in the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery.

While each aircraft was an accurate reproduction, some “impersonated” other types. For instance, The Phoenix Flyer was a Bristol Boxkite built by F.G. Miles Engineering Co. at Ford, Sussex, representing a typical American biplane of 1910. Annakin had apparently expressed a desire to have a Wright Flyer in the film.[6] The Bristol (a British derivative of the French 1909 Farman biplane) was chosen instead because it shared a common general layout with a Wright or Curtiss pusher biplane of the era, and had an excellent reputation for tractability.[9] For the impersonation, the replica had “The Phoenix Flyer” painted on its outer rudder surfaces and was also called a “Gruber-Newton Flyer” adding the name of its primary backer to the nomenclature; although the American pilot character, Orvil Newton inaccurately describes his aircraft to Patricia Rawnsley as a “Curtiss with an Anzani engine.”[2]

F. George Miles, chiefly responsible for its design and manufacture, built the replica Bristol Boxkite with the usual twin rudder installation and powered the replica with a 65 hp Rolls-Royce A65. In the course of testing, Air Commodore Wheeler had a third rudder inserted between the other two (as did some original Boxkites) to improve directional control, and replaced the first engine with a Rolls-Royce C90 that barely delivered the power of the original 50 hp Gnome rotary, and provided a 45 mph top speed.[9] The Boxkite was tractable and the scene in the story when the aircraft loses a pair of main wheels just after takeoff but lands smoothly was repeated 20 times for the cameras. In the penultimate flying scene, a stuntman was carried in the Boxkite’s undercarriage and carried out a fall and roll (the stunt had to be repeated to match the principal actor’s roll and revival). Slapstick stunts on the ground and in the air were a major element and often the directors requested repeated stunts; the stuntmen were more than accommodating – it meant more pay.[6]

The Eardley Billing Tractor Biplane replica flown by David Watson appeared in two guises, as the German pilot’s aircraft, in more or less authentic form, impersonating an early German tractor biplane, as well as the Japanese pilot’s mount, modified with boxkite-like side curtains over the interplane struts and other colourful fuselage decorations.

Santos-Dumont flying his Demoiselle in Paris, 1907

In addition to the flying aircraft, several unsuccessful aircraft of the period were represented by non-flying replicas – including contraptions such as an ornithopter (the Passat Ornithopter) flown by the Italian contender, the Walton Edwards Rhomboidal, Picaut Dubrieul, Philips Multiplane and the Little Tiddler (a canard, or tail-first design). Several of the “non-flying” types “flew” with the help of “movie magic.” The Lee Richards Annular Biplane with circular wings (built by Denton Partners on Woodley Aerodrome near Reading) “flew” better than its 1910 namesake, although the movie model was towed into the air.[9]

The flying replicas were specifically chosen to be different enough that an ordinary audience could distinguish them. They were all types reputed to have flown well, in or about 1910. In most cases this worked well, but there were a few surprises, adding to an accurate historical reassessment of the aircraft concerned. For example, the replica of the Santos-Dumont Demoiselle, a forerunners of today’s ultralight aircraft, was in its early form unable to leave the ground except in short hops. Extending the wingspan and fitting a more powerful Ardem 50 hp engine produced only marginal improvement. When Doug Bianchi and the Personal Planes production staff who constructed the replica consulted with Alan Wheeler, he recalled that the Demoiselle’s designer and first pilot, Alberto Santos-Dumont was a very tiny man. A suitably small pilot, Joan Hughes, a wartime member of the Air Transport Auxiliary who was the Airways Flying Club chief instructor, was hired. With the reduced payload, the diminutive Demoiselle flew very well, and Hughes proved a consummate stunt flyer.[6]

The Shuttleworth Collection’s replica A.V. Roe IV Triplane

Bianchi had in 1960 created a one-off Vickers 22 (Bleriot type) Monoplane, using Vickers company drawings intended for the Vickers Flying Club in 1910. The completed prototype was available and 20th Century Fox purchased the replica, though it required a new engine and modifications including replacing the wooden fuselage structure with welded steel tubing as well as incorporating ailerons instead of wing-warping. The Vickers 22 became the final type used by the Italian contestant.[9] Sometime after the film, the Vickers was sold in New Zealand. It is believed to have flown once, at Wellington Airport in the hands of Keith Trillo, and is now at the SouthWard Museum.[citation needed]

Peter Hillwood of Hampshire Aero Club constructed a Avro Triplane Mk IV, using drawings provided by Geoffrey Verdon Roe, son of A.V. Roe, the designer. The construction of the triplane followed A.V. Roe’s specifications and was the only replica that utilised wing-warping successfully. With a more powerful 90 hp Cirrus II replacing the 35 hp Green engine that was in the original design, the Avro Triplane proved to be a lively performer even with a stuntman dangling from the fuselage.[6]

Original Daguerreotype of an Antoinette IV c. 1910 – note triangular ailerons hinged on trailing edge of wing

The Antoinette IV movie model closely replicated the slim, graceful monoplane that was very nearly the first aircraft to fly the English Channel, in the hands of Hubert Latham, and won several prizes in early competitions. When the Hants and Sussex Aviation Company from Portsmouth Aerodrome undertook its construction, the company followed the original structural specifications carefully, although an out-of-period de Havilland Gypsy I engine was used. The Antoinette’s wing structure proved, however, to be dangerously flexible, and lateral control was very poor, even after the wing bracing was reinforced with extra wires, and the original wing-warping was replaced with “modern” ailerons (hinged on the rear spar rather than from the trailing edge, as in the “real” Antoinette). The final configuration was still considered marginal in terms of stability and lateral control.[9]

The realism and the attention to detail in the replicas of vintage machines are a major contributor to the enjoyment of the film, and although a few of the flying stunts were achieved through the use of models and cleverly disguised wires, most aerial scenes featured actual flying aircraft. One of the few vintage aircraft used, including a Deperdussin used as “set dressing”, the flyable 1912 Blackburn Monoplane “D” (the oldest “genuine” British aircraft still flying[10]) belonged to the Shuttleworth Trust based at Old Warden, Bedfordshire. When the filming was completed, the “1910 Bristol Boxkite” and the “1911 Roe IV Triplane” were retained in the Shuttleworth Collection.[11] Both replicas are still in flyable condition, albeit flying with different engines.[12] For his role in promoting the film, the non-flying “Passat Ornithopter” was given to aircraft restorer, Cole Palen who displayed it at the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, New York, where it still exists.

During the promotional “junkets” accompanying the film in 1965, a number of the vintage aircraft and film replicas used in the production were flown in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The pilots who had been part of the aerial team readily agreed to accompany the promotional tour in order to have a chance to fly the movie models again.[6]

 Reception

Contemporary reviews judged the film as “good fun”, and even the usually hyper-critical New York Times reviewer Bosley Crowther was effusive in that the film was a good-natured “large-canvas” comedy with costumes, authentic-looking props and good character acting. Variety had a similar reaction: “As fanciful and nostalgic a piece of clever picture-making as has hit the screen in recent years, this backward look into the pioneer days of aviation, when most planes were built with spit and bailing wire, is a warming entertainment experience.”[13] When the film turned up on television for the first time in 1969, TV Guide summed up most critical reviews: “Good, clean fun, with fast and furious action, good cinematography, crisp dialogue, wonderful planes, and a host of some of the funniest people in movies in the cast.”[14]

Running at over two hours’ length, Those Magnificent Men In their Flying Machines… (most theatre marquees abbreviated the full title and it was eventually re-released with the shorter title) was treated as a major production, one of only three full-length 70 mm Todd-AO Fox releases in 1965 with an intermission and musical interlude spliced into the original screenings.[2] Due to the Todd-AO process, Those Magnificent Men In their Flying Machines was considered an exclusive feature shown in deluxe Cinerama venues where customers needed reserved seats purchased ahead of time to see it.[15] Considered one of the most popular exemplars of the ’60s “epic comedy” genre, it was an immediate box-office success, far outgrossing the similar car-race comedy The Great Race and even eclipsing the perennial favorite It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.[5] Audience reaction both in first release and even today is nearly universal in assessing the film as one of the “classic” aviation films.[16]

 Awards and honors

Those Magnificent Men In their Flying Machines was nominated and received awards in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The original screenplay written by Ken Annakin and Jack Davies was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Writing Directly for the Screen (1966). The film was also nominated in the category of Best Writing, Story and Screenplay – Written. At the 1966 Golden Globes, the film won Best Motion Picture Actor – Musical/Comedy for Alberto Sordi, as well as being nominated in Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy and Most Promising Newcomer – Male for James Fox. Those Magnificent Men In their Flying Machines went on to win 1966 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA) for Best British Costume (Colour), winners: Osbert Lancaster and Dinah Greet, Best British Art Direction (Colour), winner: Thomas N. Morahan and Best British Cinematography (Colour), winner: Christopher Challis. The film also was nominated for Best Comedy in the 1966 Laurel Awards where it was awarded a fourth place finish.

The success of the film prompted Annakin to write (again with Jack Davies) and direct another race movie, Monte Carlo or Bust (aka Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies), released in 1969, this time involving vintage cars with the story set around the Monte Carlo Rally.

Composer Ron Goodwin

Ron Goodwin

Ron Goodwin
Background information
Birth name Ronald Alfred Goodwin
Born England Plymouth, Devon 17 February 1925
Origin Plymouth, Devon
Died England Newbury, Berkshire 08 January 2003
Genres Film music, Classical music, Pop music, Orchestral music.

Ronald Alfred Goodwin (17 February 1925 – 8 January 2003) was a British composer and conductor known for his film scores.

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Early Life

Ron Goodwin was born in Plymouth, Devon on 17 February 1925. His father, James Goodwin (d 1952), was a Police officer within The Metropolitan Police Service and was engaged in security work at the naval dockyard. His mother, Bessie Violet née Godsland (d 1966), was a housewife. He started his schooling at Willesden County School where he learned to play the piano and trumpet from the age of five which allowed him to join the school band. When he was nine the family returned to London and moved to Harrow, where he attended Pinner County Grammar School, in Middlesex. From there he went on to study the trumpet in London at the Guildhall School of Music.[1]

Early career

His first job in music was as a copyist and arranger for publishing companies and bands, including some attached to the BBC.[2] Through documentary films he was introduced to music for movies, which he said was “a very good training”. He worked as a ghostwriter for Phil Green, Stanley Black, Geraldo and Peter Yorke among others. From 1949 Goodwin conducted for the Polygon company, arranging and conducting recordings of Petula Clark and Jimmy Young, including the latter’s 1951 UK no 1 hit ‘Too Young’. In the 1950s he joined Parlophone, and worked alongside George Martin. He accompanied Peter Sellers on his “Goodness Gracious Me” album, and began to broadcast and make records with his Ron Goodwin Concert Orchestra. In 1953 Goodwin began arranging and conducting more than 300 recordings for over fifty artists, which resulted in over 100 chart successes. He simultaneously made his own series of recordings and broadcasts as “Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra”, and in addition began to compose scores for documentary films at Merton Park Studios. In 1958 Ron Goodwin wrote his first feature film score for Whirlpool, with screenplay by Lawrence P. Bachmann. After Bachmann became executive producer at MGM British Studios in 1959, Ron composed and conducted the music for most of its productions, as well as working for other film studios.

 Later career

The later part of his film score career remained consistent throughout but the films dwindled in terms of quality and his scores would often be the only redeeming feature. His last film score would be for the 1986 animation film “Valhalla” which was made in Denmark. By now, Goodwin began concentrating on live orchestral performances which included more extended compositions including his “Drake 400 Suite” in (1980) and “Armada Suite” in (1988), both commissioned by his native Plymouth.[3] His “New Zealand Suite” in (1983) marked a long association with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, which earned him a platinum disc from EMI New Zealand to mark two million sales of the album “Going Places”. Goodwin earned three Ivor Novello Awards, including a lifetime achievement award, and was a Fellow of the City of Leeds College of Music and a Freeman of the City of London. Goodwin appeared as guest conductor with many symphony orchestras at home and abroad including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Australian Pops Orchestra, Danish Radio Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra. Goodwin was guest conductor at the Royal Academy of Music’s Festival of British and American Film Music in June 1996.

Personal life

Goodwin was known to be a musical perfectionist who had a fine rapport with his fellow artists. He was recognized as a kind, caring man, with a wonderful sense of humour. He was a keen worker with young people, being much involved with the Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, Worthing Youth Orchestra, City of Leeds College of Music and the City of Birmingham Schools’ Concert Orchestra. Goodwin won three Ivor Novello Awards, including one for lifetime achievement in 1994. He was given honorary Freedom of the City of London.[4]

Ron Goodwin was married twice; his second wife is called Heather. He had a son named Chris, a granddaughter called Charlene, and a greatgrandson called Jordan. He had one step-granddaughter called Anna.

The road in which Goodwin lived with his family in Plymouth has since been renamed “Goodwin Crescent” in memory of the composer [5].

 Death

In December 2002 he completed his 32nd consecutive year of these Christmas concerts in packed venues across the South of England. However, he had suffered from asthma for many years and the condition had got progressively worse the older he got. On 7th January 2003 having completed conducting Christmas concerts with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra he returned home and fell asleep. He never awoke and died peacefully at his home at Brimpton Common, Berkshire, on 8 January 2003, aged 77.[6]

Works

Ron Goodwin is known for film music. He worked on more than 60 scores. His first was for documentaries, and his first feature was Whirlpool in 1958, followed television and on the film The Day of the Triffids in 1962. His war films are particularly well remembered. These include Where Eagles Dare (1968), Battle of Britain (1969), for which he replaced William Walton, 633 Squadron and Operation Crossbow. After requests from military bands, the opening from Battle of Britain, originally titled Luftwaffe March, was retitled Aces High.

He also wrote scores for Of Human Bondage (1964), Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965), Alfred Hitchcock‘s 1972 film Frenzy (for which he replaced Henry Mancini), and two movies featuring Morecambe and Wise, as well as Norman Wisdom films, including The Early Bird. He composed the music Lancelot and Guinevere (1962). He composed for the four Miss Marple movies, starring Margaret Rutherford, Murder, She Said (1961), Murder at the Gallop (1963), Murder Most Foul (1963) and Murder Ahoy 1964. The ‘Miss Marple tune’ was released as a single in 1966 and the music from the four films was released on CD in 1992, along with music from Lancelot and Guinevere and Force 10 from Navarone.

He is also remembered for light music compositions, such as The Headless Horseman and the theme for 1966 film The Trap, used by the BBC as theme to London Marathon coverage. Also, the score for Walt Disney’s 1975 family film, One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing. Goodwin composed all the music and songs for a series of animated films, that included “The Happy Prince”, “The Selfish Giant” and “The Little Mermaid”, the first two based on stories by Oscar Wilde, and the last by Hans Christian Andersen. All three films feature original music by Goodwin and songs with moral lessons.

Goodwin was guest conductor with orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. He usually conducted film music by himself and others, light music, and arrangements of popular music caissons. He also recorded orchestral versions of pop tunes.

He is also associated with the Yorkshire Television start up music used from the mid 70’s to early 80’s before ITV had breakfast television.

In 1972 he recorded Somebody Named Ron Goodwin Plays Somebody Named Burt Bacharach. Goodwin recorded internationally and has gold and platinum discs awarded by EMI.

Filmography

  • A Man with a Gun (1958)
  • Whirlpool (1958)
  • The Witness (1959)
  • I’m All Right Jack (1959)
  • The Trials of Oscar Wilde (1960)
  • Village of the Damned (1960)
  • Murder She Said (1961)
  • Johnny Nobody (1961)
  • Village of Daughters (1961)
  • Kill or Cure (1962)
  • I Thank a Fool (1962)
  • Lancelot and Guinevere (1962)
  • Postman’s Knock (1962)
  • Follow the Boys (1963)
  • Murder at the Gallop (1963)
  • Ladies Who Do (1963)
  • Murder Ahoy (1964)
  • Murder Most Foul (1964)
  • 633 Squadron (1964)
  • Of Human Bondage (1964)
  • Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines (1965)
  • The Alphabet Murders (1965)
  • Operation Crossbow (1965)
  • The Trap (1966)
  • Jules Verne’s Rocket to the Moon (1966)
  • Magnificent Two (1967)
  • Where Eagles Dare (1968)
  • Decline and Fall… of a Birdwatcher (1968)
  • Mrs Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter (1968)
  • Monte Carlo or Bust (1969)
  • Battle of Britain (1969)
  • The Executioner (1970)
  • The Selfish Giant (1971)
  • Frenzy (1972)
  • Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)
  • The Little Mermaid (1974)
  • The Happy Prince (1974)
  • Deadly Strangers (1974)
  • One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing (1975)
  • Spanish Fly (1975)
  • Escape from the Dark (1976)
  • Beauty and the Beast (1976)
  • Born to Run (1977)
  • Force 10 From Navarone (1978)
  • The Spaceman and King Arthur (1979)
  • Clash of Loyalties (1983)
  • Valhalla (1986)

2.Oklahoma,composer Richard Rodgers

Oklahoma! (soundtrack)

Oklahoma!
Soundtrack album by cast
Released August 1, 1955
Recorded May 11, 1955
Genre Soundtrack
Label Angel Records
Producer Andy McKaie, Ron OBrien
 
 

Oklahoma! is the original soundtrack album of the 1955 Academy Award-winning film Oklahoma!, an adaptation of the musical play of the same name. The soundtrack charted #1 on the Billboard Pop Album Chart in 1956 and has been in continual print. It was certified “gold” by the RIAA on July 8, 1958 and “multi-platinum” on April 1, 1992.[1]

It was originally released as a 42 minute album on the Capitol Records label, but only in mono at first. However, as with the 1956 film soundtracks of Carousel and The King and I (also issued by Capitol on LP), because the film’s soundtrack had been recorded in then state-of-the-art stereo, it was possible for Capitol to issue a stereo version of the album in 1958. And again as with Carousel because of a difference between mono and stereo grooves, it was necessary to cut a very brief section of the music on the stereo release.

In 1956, less than a year after the first mono Capitol soundtrack LP was released – Goddard Lieberson of rival Columbia Records produced an LP featuring Nelson Eddy and a supporting cast, with the chorus and orchestra directed by Lehman Engel. The Columbia LP “Nelson Eddy in Oklahoma” (CL 828) was promoted as the “complete score” because it included the song “Lonely Room” and a track “Entrance of Ensemble” which had not previously been released from the score.

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Todd-AO vs. Cinemascope

A notable difference between the mono and stereo versions of the Capitol album is that the Cinemascope version of the film was used in the making of the mono version, while the Todd-AO version was used for the stereophonic release. Although the singing is the same in both, different inflections are noticeable in the brief spoken dialogue retained on the album, for instance, in the spoken portion of the song Pore Jud Is Daid.

Named performers

By order of appearance on soundtrack.

Track listing for the LP version

All songs composed by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers.

  1. “Overture” (Instrumental) – 4:52
  2. Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” (performed by Gordon MacRae) – 2:36
  3. “The Surrey With the Fringe on Top” (performed by MacRae, Shirley Jones, Charlotte Greenwood) – 4:53
  4. Kansas City” (performed by Gene Nelson, Greenwood, The Men’s Chorus) – 2:36
  5. I Cain’t Say No” (performed by Gloria Grahame) – 3:10
  6. Many a New Day” (performed by Jones and Girls’ Chorus) – 3:09
  7. People Will Say We’re in Love” (performed by MacRae and Jones) – 4:21
  8. “Pore Jud is Daid” (performed by MacRae and Rod Steiger) – 4:16
  9. “Out of My Dreams” (performed by Jones) – 2:25
  10. The Farmer and the Cowman” (performed by MacRae, Greenwood, Nelson, Jay C. Flippen, James Whitmore, Grahame, Mixed Chorus) – 2:58
  11. All Er Nothin’” (Grahame, Nelson) – 2:59
  12. “Oklahoma!” (MacRae, Greenwood, Whitmore, Jones, Flippen, Mixed Chorus) – 3:18

CD Reissue

The film soundtrack album of Oklahoma! was later issued on CD, again by Capitol, then on Broadway Angel on CD in the Broadway Classics series, and finally on Angel in a much expanded CD edition containing virtually all the music. It is the best-known recording of Oklahoma! ever made, even eclipsing the fame of the pioneering 1943 original Broadway cast album of the show.

The latest CD expanded edition contained more than twice the amount of music listed here, and runs nearly 80 minutes, with only the numbers actually cut from the film omitted. [2]

One notable difference between the original version of the movie soundtrack album and the expanded edition is that the original album contains a new overture specifically created for the recording, and not the overture and main title sequence as heard in the actual film. The expanded edition of the soundtrack, issued in 2001, contains both the overture that was heard before the opening credits in the original roadshow theatrical release of the movie, plus the opening credits music exactly as heard in the film.

Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers
Background information
Birth name Richard Charles Rodgers
Born 28 June 1902(1902-06-28)
New York City, New York, USA
Died December 30, 1979(1979-12-30) (aged 77)
New York City, New York, USA
Genres Musical theatre
Occupations Composer, songwriter, playwright

Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music down to the present day, and have an enduring broad appeal.

Rodgers is one of only two persons to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony (known collectively as an EGOT), and a Pulitzer Prize (Marvin Hamlisch is the other).

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Biography

Early life and education

Born into a prosperous ethnic German Jewish family in Arverne, Queens, New York City, Rodgers was the son of Mamie Levy and Dr. William Abrahams Rodgers, a prominent physician who had changed the family name from Abrahams. Richard began playing the piano at age six. He attended P.S. 10, Townsend Harris Hall and DeWitt Clinton High School. Rodgers spent his early teenage summers in Camp Wigwam (Waterford, Maine) where he composed some of his first songs.[1]

Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, and Rodgers’s later collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II all attended Columbia University. At Columbia, Rodgers joined the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. In 1921, Rodgers shifted his studies to the Institute of Musical Art (now Juilliard).[2] Rodgers was influenced by composers such as Victor Herbert and Jerome Kern, as well as by the operettas his parents took him to see on Broadway when he was a child.

Career

Rodgers and Hart

Main article: Rodgers and Hart

Richard Rodgers (seated) with Lorenz Hart in 1936.

In 1919, Richard met Lorenz Hart, thanks to Phillip Leavitt, a friend of Richard’s older brother. Rodgers and Hart struggled for years in the field of musical comedy, writing a number of amateur shows. They made their professional debut with the song “Any Old Place With You”, featured in the 1919 Broadway musical comedy A Lonely Romeo. Their first professional production was the 1920 Poor Little Ritz Girl. Their next professional show, The Melody Man, did not premiere until 1924.

When he was just out of college Rodgers worked as musical director for Lew Fields. Amongst the stars he accompanied were Nora Bayes and Fred Allen. Rodgers was considering quitting show business altogether to sell children’s underwear, when he and Hart finally broke through in 1925. They wrote the songs for a benefit show presented by the prestigious Theatre Guild, called The Garrick Gaieties, and the critics found the show fresh and delightful. Only meant to run one day, the Guild knew they had a success and allowed it to re-open later. The show’s biggest hit — the song that Rodgers believed “made” Rodgers and Hart — was “Manhattan“. The two were now a Broadway songwriting force.

Throughout the rest of the decade, the duo wrote several hit shows for both Broadway and London, including Dearest Enemy (1925), The Girl Friend (1926), Peggy-Ann (1926), A Connecticut Yankee (1927), and Present Arms (1928). Their 1920s shows produced standards such as “Here in My Arms“, “Mountain Greenery“, “Blue Room“, “My Heart Stood Still” and “You Took Advantage of Me“.

Rodgers (left) and Irving Berlin circa 1960

With the Depression in full swing during the first half of the 1930s, the team sought greener pastures in Hollywood. The hardworking Rodgers later regretted these relatively fallow years, but he and Hart did write a number of classic songs and film scores while out west, including Love Me Tonight (1932) (directed by Rouben Mamoulian, who would later direct Rodgers’ Oklahoma! on Broadway), which introduced three standards: “Lover“, “Mimi“, and “Isn’t It Romantic?“. Rodgers also wrote a melody for which Hart wrote three consecutive lyrics which either were cut, not recorded or not a hit. The fourth lyric resulted in one of their most famous songs, “Blue Moon“. Other film work includes the scores to The Phantom President (1932), starring George M. Cohan, Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (1933), starring Al Jolson, and, in a quick return after having left Hollywood, Mississippi (1935), starring Bing Crosby and W.C. Fields.

In 1935, they returned to Broadway and began writing with a vengeance, resulting in an almost unbroken string of hit shows that ended only with Hart’s death in 1943. Among the most notable are Jumbo (1935), On Your Toes (1936, which included the ballet “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue”, choreographed by George Balanchine), Babes in Arms (1937), I Married an Angel (1938), The Boys from Syracuse (1938), Pal Joey (1940), and their last original work, By Jupiter (1942). Rodgers also contributed to the book on several of these shows.

Many of the songs from these shows are still sung and remembered, including “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World“, “My Romance“, “Little Girl Blue“, “I’ll Tell the Man in the Street“, “There’s a Small Hotel“, “Where or When“, “My Funny Valentine“, “The Lady is a Tramp”, “Falling in Love with Love“, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered“, and “Wait Till You See Her”.

In 1939 he wrote the ballet Ghost Town for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, with choreography by Marc Platoff [3].

Rodgers and Hammerstein

His partnership with Hart having problems because of the lyricist’s unreliability and declining health, Rodgers began working with Oscar Hammerstein II, with whom he had previously written a number of songs (before ever working with Lorenz Hart). Their first musical, the groundbreaking hit, Oklahoma! (1943), marked the beginning of the most successful partnership in American musical theatre history. Their work revolutionized the form. What was once a collection of songs, dances and comic turns held together by a tenuous plot became an integrated masterpiece.

The team went on to create four more hits that are among the most popular of all musicals and were each made into successful films: Carousel (1945), South Pacific (1949, winner of the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), The King and I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959). Other shows include the minor hit, Flower Drum Song (1958), as well as relative failures Allegro (1947), Me and Juliet (1953) and Pipe Dream (1955). They also wrote the score to the film State Fair (1945) (which was remade in 1962 with Pat Boone), and a special TV musical of Cinderella (1957).

Their collaboration produced many well-known songs, including “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’“, “People Will Say We’re in Love“, “Oklahoma!” (which also became the state Oklahoma’s state song), “If I Loved You“, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, “It Might as Well Be Spring“, “Some Enchanted Evening“, “Getting to Know You“, “My Favorite Things“, “The Sound of Music“, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen“, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain“, “Do-Re-Mi“, and “Edelweiss“, Hammerstein’s last song.

Much of Rodgers’s work with both Hart and Hammerstein was orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Rodgers composed twelve themes, which Bennett scored for the 26-episode World War II television documentary Victory at Sea (1952–53). This NBC production pioneered the “compilation documentary”–programming based on pre-existing footage—and was eventually broadcast in dozens of countries. The melody of the popular No Other Love (1953 song) was later taken from the ‘Victory at Sea’ theme entitled “Beneath the Southern Cross”. Rodgers won an Emmy for the theme music for the ABC documentary Winston Churchill: The Valiant Years, scored by Eddie Sauter and Robert Emmett Dolan. He contributed the musical theme for the 1963-64 historical anthology television series The Great Adventure.

In 1950, Rodgers and Hammerstein received The Hundred Year Association of New York‘s Gold Medal Award “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the City of New York.”

In 1954, Rodgers conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in excerpts from Victory at Sea, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue and the Carousel Waltz for a special LP released by Columbia Records.

Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals earned a total of 35 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, two Grammy Awards, and two Emmy Awards.

After Hammerstein

After Hammerstein’s death in 1960, Rodgers wrote both words and music for his first new Broadway project No Strings (1962, which earned two Tony Awards). The show was a minor hit and featured perhaps his last great song, “The Sweetest Sounds“. He went on to work with lyricists Stephen Sondheim (protege of Hammerstein), Sheldon Harnick, and Martin Charnin, with uneven results.

At its 1978 commencement ceremonies, Barnard College awarded Rodgers its highest honor, the Barnard Medal of Distinction.

Rodgers died in 1979 at age 77 after surviving cancer of the jaw, a heart attack, and a laryngectomy. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea. In 1990, the 46th Street Theatre was renamed “The Richard Rodgers Theatre” in his memory. In 1999, Rodgers and Hart were each commemorated on United States postage stamps. 2002 was the centennial year of Rodgers’s birth, celebrated worldwide with books, retrospectives, performances, new recordings of his music, and a Broadway revival of Oklahoma!. The BBC Proms that year devoted an entire evening to Rodgers’ music including a concert performance of Oklahoma!

Several American schools are named after Richard Rodgers.

Alec Wilder wrote the following about Rodgers:

Of all the writers whose songs are considered and examined in this book, those of Rodgers show the highest degree of consistent excellence, inventiveness, and sophistication…[A]fter spending weeks playing his songs, I am more than impressed and respectful: I am astonished.[4]

In April 2009, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama met Queen Elizabeth II, for the first time at Buckingham Palace. The Obamas gave the queen a gift of an iPod and a rare songbook signed by Richard Rodgers.

 Relationship with performers

Richard Rodgers famously wanted his work performed exactly as he wrote it. For example, Rosemary Clooney recorded a version of “Falling In Love” by Rodgers, using a swing style. After the recording session Richard Rodgers told her pointedly that it should be sung as a waltz.[5] The 1961 doo-wop arrangement of the Rodgers and Hart song “Blue Moon” by The Marcels so incensed Rodgers that he wanted to litigate. Hammerstein talked him out of it, arguing that the recording would ultimately increase royalties, which turned out to be the case.citation needed

After Peggy Lee recorded her version of “Lover”, a Richard Rodgers song, Rodgers said, “I don’t know why Peggy picked on me, she could have fucked up “Silent Night“. [6] However, another famous performer, Mary Martin says that Richard Rodgers composed songs for her for South Pacific, knowing she had a small vocal range, and the songs generally made her look her best. She also says that Rodgers and Hammerstein listened to all her suggestions and she worked extremely well with them.[7]

 Personal life

In 1930, Rodgers married Dorothy Belle Feiner. Their daughter, Mary, is the composer of Once Upon a Mattress and an author of children’s books. The Rodgerses later lost a daughter at birth, but another daughter, Linda, was born in the 1930s. Rodgers’ grandson, Adam Guettel, also a musical theatre composer, won Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for The Light in the Piazza in 2005. Peter Melnick, another grandson, is the composer of Adrift In Macao, which debuted at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2005 and was produced Off Broadway in 2007.

 Shows with music by Rodgers

 Lyrics by Lorenz Hart

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Other lyricists and solo works

Wider influence

  • The Internet Movie Database lists 276 film and TV soundtracks using songs by Rodgers, as well as 46 films and TV events that credit him as the composer.
  • In 1960, the saxophonist John Coltrane recorded a jazz version of “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music whose rich modal improvisations proved germane. The tune became a regular part of his repertoire.
  • The entry “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (from Carousel) discusses in detail the many cover versions of this song, and its extraordinary popularity with professional soccer teams and their fans.
  • Jerry Lewis ends his Labor Day telethon by singing “You’ll Never Walk Alone”.
  • Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’” from Oklahoma! is sometimes mistaken for a traditional folk song.
  • Edelweiss“, “Ländler” (Rodgers’ adaption of a traditional Austrian folk dance tune), and “Do-Re-Mi“, all from The Sound of Music, frequently go unrecognized as Rodgers’ tunes.
  • “Happy Talk” is covered by Daniel Johnston and Jad Fair. Captain Sensible did a jaunty rendition in the 1980s, complete with burlesque organ. The British rapper Dizzee Rascal uses the chorus of this song.
  • Several professional awards in musical theater are named for Rodgers.

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1.  Prologue and Fanfare for the Prince (01:47)
2.  Romeo (04:04)
3.  Juliet (01:33)
4.  The Feast at the House of Capulet (02:06)
5.  Their First Meeting (Introduction of the Complete “Love Theme”) (02:50)
6.  “What Is a Youth” (Love Theme from “Romeo & Juliet”) (02:24)
Sung by Glen Weston (Lyric by Eugene Walter)
7.  What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks? (The Balcony Scene, Part I) (02:57)
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8.  Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow (The Balcony Scene, Part II) (02:38)
9.  But This I Pray…Consent to Marry Us Today (03:04)
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1.  Romeo and Juliet Are Wed (01:42)
2.  The Death of Mercutio and Tybalt (01:04)
3.  Night’s Candles Are Burnt Out (04:28)
4.  Adieu (Farewell Love Scene) (01:52)
5.  The Likeness of Death (03:40)
6.  The Ride from Mantua (02:55)
7.  Death…Hath Sucked the Honey of Thy Breath (The Death of Romeo) (01:47)
8.  Love Theme from “Romeo & Juliet” (In Capulet’s Tomb) (03:04)
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3.  THE BALCONY SCENE
Romeo, Juliet, Nurse
4.  ROMEO & JULIET ARE WED
Friar, Romeo, Juliet
5.  THE DEATH OF MERCUTIO AND TYBALT
Mercutio, Romeo, Benvolio, Tybalt, Prince, Lady Capulet, Montague
6.  FAREWELL LOVE SCENE (Juliet’s Bedchamber)
Juliet, Romeo, Nurse
7.  THE LIKENESS OF DEATH
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Romeo and Juliet (1968 film)

Romeo and Juliet

DVD cover
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
Produced by John Brabourne
Anthony Havelock-Allan
Written by Franco Brusati
Masolino D’Amico
Franco Zeffirelli
Story by William Shakespeare (Play)
Narrated by Laurence Olivier
Starring Leonard Whiting
Olivia Hussey
Milo O’Shea
Pat Heywood
John McEnery
Robert Stephens
Michael York
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography Pasqualino De Santis
Editing by Reginald Mills
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) October 8, 1968
Running time 138 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Italy
Language English
Gross revenue $38,901,218

Romeo and Juliet is a 1968 British-Italian cinematic adaptation of the William Shakespeare play of the same name.

The film was directed and co-written by Franco Zeffirelli, and stars Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey. It won Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design; it was also nominated for Best Director and Best Picture. Sir Laurence Olivier spoke the film’s prologue and epilogue and reportedly dubbed the voice of the Italian actor playing Lord Montague, but was never credited in the film.

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Plot

The story is of two “star-cross’d” lovers who want to be together, but fate tears them apart.

Romeo is of the Montague family while Juliet is of the Capulet family. The Montagues and Capulets constantly are disrupting the peace of Verona, for they hold a grudge against one another. This makes it very difficult for Romeo and Juliet to be together as planned.

Feuds constantly break out and one day, Romeo’s friend, Mercutio begins to quarrel with Tybalt, Juliet’s cousin. The quarrel turns to a duel and in attempts to stop the fight, Romeo interferes, and Tybalt’s sword punctures Mercutio, who soon after dies. Wanting revenge, Romeo seeks to kill Tybalt, and succeeds. Therefore, Romeo is exiled for disrupting the streets for a fourth time.

This is a major turning point for the plot, for Juliet and Romeo no longer can be together. Not to mention, Juliet’s father, Lord Capulet agrees to have her marry Count Paris. In attempt to avoid marrying Paris, and with desire to be with Romeo, Juliet seeks the Friar Laurence’s help.

He creates a plan to make a potion for Juliet to drink to seem dead. Her family and Paris will think she’s passed and put her in the family tomb. Later, while in the tomb, alone, Juliet will awake & Romeo will rescue her, and a happily ever after will occur. However this is not the case.

Romeo’s friend witnesses Juliet being put in the tomb and quickly leaves to tell Romeo. Romeo comes to the tomb at night and sees her dead and kills himself with a poison he retrieved from a lowly herbalist. She soon wakes up with Friar by her side, urging her to leave, for he knows Romeo is dead. He flees the scene. She quickly finds Romeo on the floor and kills herself with his dagger.

With the knowledge of Romeo dead & Juliet freshly bleeding, the Montagues & Capulets along with town members come to the area and finally realize that their family feud is what brought the death of their children. They then promise peace.

 Cast

 Differences from the original play

While based on the original play, numerous small details were changed in the film’s story. However, this is also true of numerous Shakespeare films made by other famous directors, including Laurence Olivier’s versions of Henry V, Hamlet and Richard III, of the 1999 version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, of the widely criticized Orson Welles Macbeth, and especially of Baz Luhrmann‘s Romeo + Juliet. Many of the same small changes in this adaptation were also made in Romeo + Juliet.

In the play… In the film…
Rosaline (Romeo’s unrequited love) is unseen in the play. Yet she is expected to be at the feast and this is why Romeo attends it as well. Rosaline can be found at Capulet’s feast. (She also appears in the 1954 film version.) It becomes evident at the feast Romeo is not the only one whom Rosaline shuns; she has multiple potential suitors doting on her, none of which she shows any interest in, though she seems to enjoy basking in the attention she is getting.
At the feast, when Tybalt recognizes Romeo, he is ready to kill him on the spot (“to strike him dead I’ll hold it not a sin”), but he is intercepted by Lord Capulet. Tybalt instead runs to Lord Capulet to protest Romeo’s presence.
After Mercutio is stabbed, he exits with Benvolio. Benvolio then re-enters to tell Romeo of Mercutio’s death. Mercutio dies in front of Romeo and Benvolio, without exiting.
Immediately following the fight between Romeo and Tybalt (and Romeo’s quick exit), both house lords and ladies and the Prince arrive on the fight scene. Following Juliet and her Nurse’s grieving, the scene is instead shifted to the steps of the prince’s palace.
Just before he leaves Verona after being exiled by the Prince, Romeo bids Juliet farewell on her balcony. The lovers are traditionally fully clothed although it is the morning after their wedding. This scene takes place largely in Juliet’s bedroom after their wedding night. Romeo is naked laying next to Juliet who is sleeping partially covered by a blanket. Romeo gets out of bed, Juliet awakens to see him gazing out the window. After he pulls on his trousers, he lays down next to her and she begins the Lark/Nightingale conversation. Only the last part of this scene takes place on the balcony, as in the play.
Juliet’s arranged marriage to Count Paris is scheduled for a Thursday, but after Juliet’s “repentance”, an overjoyed (and overzealous) Lord Capulet moves the wedding day up to Wednesday. The wedding remains scheduled for Thursday.
Juliet delivers a lengthy speech, commonly known as The Potion Scene, before drinking the sleeping potion. Juliet simply says: “Love give me strength” before drinking the potion.
Friar John (the unnamed donkey-riding messenger in the film) cannot get Friar Laurence’s message to Romeo because he finds himself involved in a quarantine, and instead returns the letter to Friar Laurence. Balthasar, galloping on horseback to tell Romeo of Juliet’s “death”, passes the unhurried messenger on the road. Later on, as Romeo and Balthasar ride back to Verona, they pass by the messenger, who is obliviously making adjustments to the cargo on his donkey.
After hearing of Juliet’s “death”, Romeo buys a vial of poison from a Mantuan apothecary before riding back to Verona. The scene was eliminated and was replaced by Balthasar and Romeo riding to Capulets’ tomb; though it is still daylight as they ride back to Verona, night has already fallen when they arrive. It is never revealed in the film where Romeo got the poison from.
At the entrance to Capulet’s tomb following Juliet’s interrment, Romeo is intercepted by Count Paris, who tries to arrest the fugitive Romeo, but Romeo draws on Paris and kills him (in the final scene, the Prince, referring to losing “a brace of kinsmen”, also referred to Paris as well as Mercutio). That scene was eliminated altogether, but the Prince’s line at the end was not changed. Reference to the scene was made in the souvenir program for the film, however, indicating that it may have been filmed, but deleted before the final release.
Near the end, following Romeo’s and Juliet’s respective suicides, Friar Laurence, arrested and brought back to the tomb by the Prince’s Watchmen, reveals to the Prince, both Lords and Lady Capulet the truth of Romeo & Juliet’s clandestine wedding and his other plans. (His story is confirmed by a letter intended for Lord Montague that Romeo had given to Balthasar.) The Friar is not seen or heard from again after fleeing in terror from the tomb, and thus the revelation of the secret marriage is never shown in the film, though both houses evidently know about Romeo and Juliet’s marriage by the time of the double funeral.
In the tomb, we learn through Lord Montague that his wife died of a broken heart upon learning of her son Romeo’s banishment. Lady Montague is still alive in the final scene at the church.
The play ends in Capulet’s Tomb. The final scene (the double funeral) unfolds at the steps to Verona’s church. After the Prince’s reprimand of both families, they exit, without reconciliation by the two fathers. The end credits are visible as processions from both houses make their way side by side into the church.
The final line (“…for never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo”) is recited by the Prince. The unseen narrator who performed the introduction (“Two households, both alike in dignity…”) also gives the closing lines.

 Production

Set in a 15th-century Renaissance period, Romeo & Juliet was filmed entirely in Italy in varying locations:[1]

  • The balcony scene: At the Palazzo Borghese, built by Cardinal Scipione Borghese in the 16th century, in Artena, 20 miles south of Rome.
  • The church scenes: At a Romanesque church named St. Pietro in Tuscania, 50 miles northwest of Rome.
  • The tomb scene: Also in Tuscania.
  • The palace of the Capulets scenes: At Palazzo Piccolomini, built between 1459-62 by Pope Pius II, in the city of Pienza, in Siena province.
  • The street scenes: Also in Pienza.
  • The fight scenes: In Gubbio, a town in Umbria province.

According to Franco Zeffirelli‘s autobiography, Paul McCartney was originally asked to play the part of Romeo.[2]

Controversial rating distinctions

The film was once rated G in the United States, but was later re-rated M (now known as PG) primarily because of a nude scene featuring Hussey. Zeffirelli had to get permission for Hussey to appear nude in the film as she was only 15 years old at the time.[3] Leonard Whiting (Romeo), a 17-year-old subject of Great Britain at the time of the filming, was of legal age in Britain and did not need permission. Italy, where the film was made, has similar age laws.

 Soundtrack

Two releases of the score of the film, composed by Nino Rota, have been released.[4][5]

 “Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet

The film’s love theme is used in popular culture, as in “Our Tune” by disc jockey Simon Bates. In addition to this, various versions of the theme have been recorded and released, including the most successful by Henry Mancini, whose instrumental rendition was a number-one success in the United States during June, 1969.[6]

There are two different sets of English lyrics to the song.

 “What Is a Youth?”

The film’s version is called “What Is a Youth?”, featuring lyrics by Eugene Walter. This version has been released on the complete-score soundtrack release.

“A Time for Us”

An alternate version, called “A Time for Us”, featuring lyrics by Larry Kusik and Eddie Snyder. This version it has been recorded by Johnny Mathis and Andy Williams among others.

Josh Groban performed “Un Giorno Per Noi”, an Italian version of “A Time for Us”.

“Ai Giochi Addio”

A third version is called “Ai Giochi Addio”, featuring lyrics by Elsa Morante, and has been performed by opera singers such as Luciano Pavarotti and Natasha Marsh.

 In popular culture

Thom Yorke cites the film as one of the inspirations for the Radiohead song “Exit Music (For a Film)“. Said Yorke, “I saw the Zeffirelli version when I was 13, and I cried my eyes out, because I couldn’t understand why the morning after they shagged, they didn’t just run away. The song is written for two people who should run away before all the bad stuff starts. A personal song”.

Celine Dion referenced this film, in particular the “hand dance” scene, in the video for her 1992 single “Nothing Broken but My Heart”.

Japanese manga artist Rumiko Takahashi referenced the Zeffirelli film in two of her manga and anime works. In one episode of Urusei Yatsura, devious troublemaker Ryoko Mendou invites the series’ male protagonist, Ataru Moroboshi, to have a “Romeo and Juliet” rendezvous with her, and wears a dress based on Olivia Hussey’s from the 1968 film. Later, Takahashi’s Ranma 1/2 featured a storyline in which the lead characters, Ranma Saotome and Akane Tendo, are cast as Romeo and Juliet in a production of the play at their high school. Takahashi designed Ranma and Akane’s costumes for the play with Whiting and Hussey’s outfits in the Zeffirelli film in mind. The storyline spans chapters 74 through 77 of the manga and episode 39 of the anime titled Kissing Is Such Sweet Sorrow! The Taking of Akane’s Lips.[7]

Nino Rota

Nino Rota
Background information
Birth name Giovanni Rota Rinaldi
Born December 3, 1911(1911-12-03)
Milan, Lombardy, Italy
Died April 10, 1979(1979-04-10) (aged 67)
Rome, Italy

Nino Rota (December 3, 1911, Milan – April 10, 1979, Rome) was an Italian composer and academic who is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli‘s Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola‘s Godfather trilogy, receiving for the latter the Academy Award for Best original Score in 1974.

During his long career Rota was an extraordinarily prolific composer, especially of music for the cinema. He wrote more than 150 scores for Italian and international productions from the 1930s until his death in 1979—an average of three scores each year over a 46 year period, and in his most productive period from the late 1940s to the mid-1950s he wrote as many as ten scores every year, and sometimes more, with a remarkable thirteen film scores to his credit in 1954. Alongside this great body of film work, he composed ten operas, five ballets and dozens of other orchestral, choral and chamber works, the best known being his string concerto. He also composed the music for many theatre productions by Visconti, Zeffirelli and Eduardo de Filippo[1] as well as maintaining a long teaching career at the Liceo Musicale in Bari, Italy, where he was the director for almost 30 years.

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Born into a musical family in Milan, Rota was a renowned child prodigy—his first oratorio, L’infanzia di San Giovanni Battista, was written at age 11[2] and performed in Milan and Paris as early as 1923; his three-act lyrical comedy after Hans Christian Andersen, Il Principe Porcaro, was composed when he was just 13 and published in 1926. He studied at the Milan conservatory there under Giacomo Orefice[1] and then undertook serious study of composition under Ildebrando Pizzetti and Alfredo Casella at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome, graduating in 1930[3].

Encouraged by Arturo Toscanini, Rota moved to the United States where he lived from 1930 to 1932. He won a scholarship to the Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, where he was taught conducting by Fritz Reiner and had Rosario Scalero as an instructor in composition.[3] Returning to Milan, he wrote a thesis on the Renaissance composer Gioseffo Zarlino. Rota earned a degree in literature from the University of Milan, graduating in 1937, and began a teaching career that led to the directorship of the Liceo Musicale in Bari, a title he held from 1950 until 1978[3].

In his entry on Rota in the 1988 edition of The Concise Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Composers and Musicians, music scholar Nicholas Slonimsky described Rota as “brilliant” and stated that his musical style:

“… demonstrates a great facility and even felicity, with occasional daring excursions into dodecaphony. However his most durable compositions are related to his music for the cinema; he composed the sound tracks of a great number of films of the Italian director Federico Fellini covering the period from 1950 to 1979.”[3]

During the 1940s, Rota composed scores for more than 32 films, including Renato Castellani’s Zazà (1944). His association with Fellini began with Lo sceicco bianco (1952), followed by I vitelloni (1953) and La strada (1954). They continued to work together for decades, and Fellini recalled:

The most precious collaborator I have ever had, I say it straightaway and don’t even have to hesitate, was Nino Rota — between us, immediately, a complete, total, harmony … He had a geometric imagination, a musical approach worthy of celestial spheres. He thus had no need to see images from my movies. When I asked him about the melodies he had in mind to comment one sequence or another, I clearly realized he was not concerned with images at all. His world was inner, inside himself, and reality had no way to enter it.[4].

The relationship between Fellini and Rota was so strong that even at Fellini’s funeral Giulietta Masina, Fellini’s wife, asked to the trumpeter Mauro Maur to play the Improvviso dell’Angelo of Rota in the Basilic S. Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri in Rome [5].

Rota’s score for Fellini’s (1963) is often cited as one of the factors which makes the film cohesive. His score for Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits (1965) included a collaboration with Eugene Walter on the song, “Go Milk the Moon” (cut from the final version of the film), and they teamed again for the song “What Is a Youth?”, part of Rota’s score for Franco Zeffirelli‘s Romeo and Juliet. In all, Rota wrote scores to more than 150 films.

Rota wrote numerous concerti and other orchestral works as well as piano, chamber and choral music, much of which has been recorded and released on CD. After his death from heart failure[6] in 1979, Rota’s music was the subject of Hal Willner‘s 1981 tribute album Amarcord Nino Rota, which featured several at the time relatively unknown but now famous jazz musicians. Gus Van Sant used some of Rota’s music in his 2007 film Paranoid Park and director Michael Winterbottom used several Rota selections in the 2005 film Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story. Danny Elfman frequently cites Nino Rota as a major influence. Director Mario Monicelli filmed a documentary Un amico magico: il maestro Nino Rota which featured interviews with Franco Zeffirelli and Riccardo Muti (a student under Rota at Bari Conservatory), and was followed by a German documentary Nino Rota – Un maestro della musica. Both explored film and concert sides of the composer.

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His 1955 opera Il cappello di paglia di Firenze (The Italian Straw Hat), an adaptation of the play by Eugène Labiche was presented by the Santa Fe Opera in 1977. In 2005 his opera Aladino e la lampada magica (Aladdin and the Magical Lamp), with Cosmin Ifrim in the title role, was performed in German translation at the Vienna State Opera and released on DVD.

Written for a radio production by RAI in 1950, his short opera, I due timidi (The Two Timid Ones), was presented by the Santa Fe Opera as part of their pre-season “One-Hour Opera” program in May/June 2008.

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Federico Fellini recalls his first chance meeting with Rota:

“Outside Cinecittà, I noticed a funny little man waiting in the wrong place for the tram. He seemed happily oblivious of everything. I felt compelled … to wait with him…. I was certain that the tram would stop in its regular place and we would have to run for it, and he was equally certain it would stop where he was standing … To my surprise, the tram did stop right in front of us.”

A critic conversing with Nino Rota at the age of eleven just prior to a performance of his oratorio, The Childhood of St. John the Baptist, in 1923:

Critic: “Do you like playing?”
Rota: “Whenever I can … Is it hard to write for a newspaper?”
Critic: “It’s not easy to do a good article”
Rota: “Have you come from Brussels specially to hear my oratorio?”
Critic: “I certainly have, my little friend.”
Rota: “That’s really funny. I won’t be conducting it tonight. Yesterday the double bass snubbed me”

On his friendship with Igor Stravinsky:

“Stravinsky was fun; his mind struck sparks. Age was no barrier – ours became a true friendship, despite distance and meeting ever more rarely.”

Nino Rota reflecting on the unhappiness of others:

“When I’m creating at the piano, I tend to feel happy; but – the eternal dilemma – how can we be happy amid the unhappiness of others? I’d do everything I could to give everyone a moment of happiness. That’s what’s at the heart of my music.”

Federico Fellini on Nino Rota:

“He was someone who had a rare quality belonging to the world of intuition. Just like children, simple men, sensitive people, innocent people, he would suddenly say dazzling things. As soon as he arrived, stress disappeared, everything turned into a festive atmosphere; the movie entered a joyful, serene, fantastic period, a new life.”

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[edit] Music for piano

  • Il Mago doppio-Suite per quattro mani (1919)
  • Tre pezzi (1920)
  • Preludio e Fuga per Pianoforte a 4 Mani (Storia del Mago Doppio) (1922)
  • Illumina Tu, O Fuoco (1924)
  • Io Cesserò il Mio Canto (1924)
  • Ascolta o Cuore June (1924)
  • Il Presàgio (1925)
  • La Figliola Del Re (Un Augello Gorgheggiava) (1925)
  • Ippolito gioca (1930)
  • Campane a Festa (1931)
  • Campane a Sera (1933)
  • Il Pastorello e altre Due Liriche Infantili (1935)
  • La Passione (poesia popolare) (1938)
  • Bagatella (1941)
  • Fantasia in sol (1945)
  • Fantasia in do (1946)
  • Azione teatrale scritta nel 1752 da Pietro Metastasio (1954)
  • 15 Preludi (1964)
  • Sette Pezzi Difficili per Bambini (1971)
  • Cantico in Memoria di Alfredo Casella (1972)
  • Due Valzer sul nome di Bach (1975)

[edit] Chamber

[edit] Duets

  • Pezzo per Corno in Fa e Contrabasso (1931)
  • Sonata per ottoni e organo (1972)
  • Tre Pezzi per 2 flauti (1972–73)

[edit] For string and piano

  • Improvviso in re minore per violino e pianoforte (1947)
  • Improvviso per Violino e Pianoforte (Un diavolo sentimentale) (1969)
  • Intermezzo per viola e pianoforte (1945)
  • Sonata in sol per Viola e Pianoforte (1934–35, revised 1970)
  • Sonata per Viola e Pianoforte della Sonata in Re per Clarinetto e pianoforte (1945)
  • Sonata per violino e pianoforte(1936–37)

[edit] For wind and piano

  • Castel del Monte – Ballata per Corno e Pianoforte (1974)
  • Cinque Pezzi facili per flauto e pianoforte (1972)
  • Elegia Per Oboe E Pianoforte (1955)
  • Pezzo in re per clarinetto e pianoforte (Agosto) (1977)
  • Sonata in Re per Clarinetto e Pianoforte (1945)
  • Toccata per Fagotto e Pianoforte (1974)

[edit] For flute and harp

  • Cadenze per il Concerto K299 di Mozart per flauto e arpa (1962)
  • Sonata per flauto e arpa (1937)

[edit] Trios

  • Trio per clarinetto, violoncello e pianoforte (1973)
  • Trio per Flauto, Violino e Pianoforte (1958 settembre)

[edit] Quartettos

  • Invenzioni per quartetto d’archi(1932)
  • Quartetto per archi (1948–54)

[edit] Miscellaneous

  • Il Presepio: Quartetto d’archi con voce (1929)
  • Il Richiamo: Quintetto d’archi con voce (1923)
  • Minuetto (1931)
  • Nonetto, per flauto, oboe, clarinetto, fagotto, corno, violino, viola, cello e contrabasso (1959, 1974, 1977)
  • Piccola Offerta Musicale per flauto, oboe, clarinetto, corno e fagotto (1943)
  • Quintetto per flauto, oboe, viola, violoncello e arpa (1935)
  • Romanza (Aria) e Marcia (1968)
  • Sarabanda e Toccata per Arpa (1945)
  • Sonata per Organo (1965)

[edit] Vocal

  • Perché Si Spense la Lampada (Quando Tu Sollevi la Lampada al Cielo) (August 1923)
  • Vocalizzi per Soprano leggero e Pianoforte (1957)
  • Tre liriche infantili per canto (soprano, tenor) e pianoforte/Three children’s lyrical poems for voice and piano (1935)
  • Le Prime Battute di 6 Canzoni e un Coro per “L’Isola Disabitata” (April 1932)
  • Mater fons amoris per Soprano (o tenore) solo, coro di donne e organo (1961)
  • Canto e Pianoforte/Voice and Piano (1972)
  • Ballata e Sonetto di Petrarca (1933)

[edit] Music for orchestra

  • Infanzia di S. Giovanni Battista oratorio per soli, coro e orchestra (1922)
  • Balli per piccola orchestra (1932–1934)
  • Sonata (Canzona) per orchestra da camera (1935)
  • Variazioni e fuga nei 12 toni sul nome di Bach per orchestra(1950)
  • Concerto in fa, Concerto Festivo per orchestra (1958–61)
  • Concerto per archi (1964–65, nuova revisione 1977)
  • Due Momenti (Divertimenti) (1970)
  • Fantasia sopra dodici note del Don Giovanni (1960)
  • Fuga per Quartetto d’Archi, Organo e Orchestra d’Archi (1923)
  • Guardando il Fujiyama (Pensiero per Hiroshima) (1976)
  • La Fiera di Bari (1963, 28-4)
  • La Strada (1966)
  • Le Molière imaginaire – Ballet Suite (1976–78)
  • Meditazione per coro e orchestra (1954)
  • Rabelaisiana. (1977)
  • Serenata per Orchestra in quattro tempi (1931–1932)
  • Sinfonia n.1 per orchestra (1935–1939)
  • Sinfonia n.2 in Fa per orchestra (1937–39)
  • Sinfonia n.3 in Do (1956–1957)
  • Sinfonia Sopra una Canzone d’Amore (1972)
  • Sonata per orchestra da camera (1937–1938)
  • Variazioni e fuga nei 12 toni sul nome di Bach per Orchestra (1950)
  • Variazioni sopra un tema gioviale per orchestra (1953)
  • Waltzes

[edit] Concertos for solo instrument and orchestra

  • Concerto per Arpa (1947)

[edit] Piano and orchestra

[edit] Strings and orchestra

  • Concerto per Violoncello n.0 (1925)
  • Divertimento Concertante per Contrabasso e Orchestra (1968–73)
  • Concerto per Violoncello n.1 (1972)
  • Concerto per Violoncello n.2 (1973)

[edit] Wind instrument and orchestra

  • Andante sostenuto per il Concerto per Corno K412 di Mozart (1959)
  • Concerto per Trombone (1966)
  • Ballata per Corno e orchestra “Castel del Monte” (1974)
  • Concerto per Fagotto (1974–77)

[edit] Opera

  • Il principe porcaro (1926)
  • Ariodante (1938–1941)
  • Torquemada (1943)
  • I due timidi (1950)
  • Il cappello di paglia di Firenze (premiere (1955))
  • Scuola di guida (1959)
  • La notte di un nevrastenico (1959)
  • Lo scoiattolo in gamba (1959)
  • Aladino e la lampada magica (1963–1965)
  • La visita meravigliosa (1965–1969)
  • Napoli milionaria (1973–1977)

[edit] Choral

  • Allegro concertante per Coro e Orchestra (1953)
  • Audi Judex Per Coro misto a 4 Voci a cappella (1964)
  • Canto di Gloria (1968)
  • Custodi nos Domine per Coro
  • Due Mottetti Vigilate et orate
  • Il Martirio di San Giovanni Battista/The Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist (1924)
  • Il Natale Degli Innocenti (1968–70)
  • Il Pane del Cielo (1967)
  • Il Pastorello e altre due liriche infantile (canto e pianoforte) (1935)
  • Il Presagio (1925)
  • Inno del Seminario La Quercia per Coro, una Voce e Pianoforte
  • L’infanzia di San Giovanni Battista/The childhood of St. John the Baptist (1922–23)
  • L’isola disabitata (1931)
  • La Figliola Del Re (ex Un Augello Gorgheggiava) (1925)
  • La Vita di Maria (1969–1970)
  • Messa a 4 voci (senza Gloria) (1962)
  • Messa di Requiem (1923–1924)
  • Messa per Coro e Organo (Orchestra) (1960)
  • Messa, Mariae dicata per coro e organo (1961)
  • Mysterium Catholicum (1962)
  • Ninna Nanna (1922, 1923)
  • Psallite nato de Maria Virgine (1958)
  • Quando tu sollevi la lampada al cielo (1922)
  • Roma Capomunni (1970–1971)
  • Salmo IC (1943)
  • Salmo VI Domine (1943)
  • Salve Regina per Voce e Pianoforte (1958)
  • Sonetto di Petrarca (1933)
  • Three Canons For Women’s Voices (1932)
  • Tota Pulchrases (1961)
  • Tu es Petrus in Sol Maggiore (1967)
  • Unum panem (1962)

[edit] Discography

[edit] CD

[edit] ARTS

  • Complete music for Viola/Violin and Piano

Viola & piano intermezzo, viola & piano sonata #1, viola & piano sonata #2, violin & piano sonata, Un diavolo sentimentale, Amanti senza amore

  • Sinfonia sopra una Canzone d’Amore/Concerto-Soirée for piano and orchestra

[edit] ASV

  • Chamber Music

Flute & harp sonata, clarinet, cello & piano trio, string quartet, quintetto, flute, violin & piano trio, Piccolo Offerta Musicale (Ex Novo Ensemble)

[edit] ATMA

  • La Strada, Harp Concerto, Trombone Concerto, Atma ACD 2 2294
  • La Strada Suite (coupled w/Kurt Weill’s Sym No.2), ALCD2 1036

[edit] BMG

  • Alle Origini della Mafia
  • Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze

[edit] BIS

  • Kremerata Musica (Jun 97), CD-870

Piccola Offerta Musicale, sarabanda & toccata for harp, flute, violin & piano trio, Ippolito Gioca, Il Presepio, catilena, viola & piano intermezzo, Puccettino nella Giungla, nonetto

  • Symphonies No.1 & 2 (Aug 98), CD-970
  • Symphony 3 (etc.) (Aug 01), CD-1070

[edit] CAM

  • La Vita di Maria (1995 January 1), CAM 493062
  • Il Casanova di Federico Fellini (2004 April 30), CAM 493094
  • La Dolce Vita (2003 January 10), CAM 493095
  • Il Gattopardo (2005 January 28), CAM 493267
  • Accadde Al Penitenziario/Un Eroe Dei Nostri Tempi (1992 January 1), CAM 493295
  • Severino Gazzelloni Plays Nino Rota (1993 January 1), CAM 493397
  • Luis Bacalov Plays Nino Rota (1994 January 1), CAM 493398
  • 8½ (2009 March 1), CAM 511316
  • Amarcord (2003 March 28), CAM 511317
  • Giulietta degli Spiriti (2003 May 5), CAM 511318
  • Il Bidone (2003 May 21), CAM 512127
  • Fellini & Rota (2006 February 3), CAM 515348
  • I Clowns (2006 December 12), CAM 515394
  • Prova d’orchestra (2008 September 23), CAM 515465
  • Rocco e i suoi fratelli (2009 June 17), CAM 515510

[edit] Chandos

  • Piano Concertos, CHAN 9681
  • The Film Music of Nino Rota (25 November 1999), CHAN 9771
  • Chamber Music (15 June 2000), CHAN 9832

Clarinet, cello & piano trio, viola & piano sonata #2, flute, violin & piano trio, violin & piano sonata

  • Cello Concertos 1 & 2 (21 May 2001), CHAN 9892
  • Concertos (11 March 2002), CHAN 9954

Harp concerto, bassoon concerto, Castel del Monte, trombone concerto

  • Suite from ‘La Strada’/Sinfonia sopra una canzone d’amore/Waltzes from ‘Il Gattopardo’ (16 June 2003), CHAN 10090
  • Symphonies Nos 1 & 2 (1 June 2009), CHAN 10546

[edit] DRG

  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Shoot Loud, Louder… I Don’t Understand
  • Death on the Nile

[edit] Dynamic

  • Chamber Music

Nonetto, quintetto, canzona, Petite Offrande Musicale (I Solisti Dauni)

  • Chamber Music for Flute

3 duets for flute & oboe, 5 pieces for flute & piano, flute, violin & piano trio, flute & harp sonata, quintetto

  • Works for Violin/Viola and Piano

Un diavolo sentimentale, violin & piano sonata, viola & piano intermezzo, viola & piano sonata #1, viola & piano sonata #2

 EL/Cherry Red

  • Fellini Masterpieces

La Strada, Le Notti Di Cabiria

  • LSD Roma

Toby Dammit (from Spirits Of the Dead), Roma, Shoot Loud, Louder!, Love & Anarchy

 EMI

  • Film Music

War & Peace, Il Gattopardo, La Strada (ballet), Waterloo

  • 2 Concerti per Pianoforte

 Hannibal

  • Amarcord Nino Rota

 Kicco Classics

  • Giovanna canta Nino Rota

 La Bottega Discantica

  • La Notte di un Nevrastenico/Nonetto
  • La Visita Meravilgiosa
  • Lo Scoiattolo in Gamba/Cristallo di Rocca
  • Mysterium

1962 recording of Mysterium Catholicum, formerly released on Claves

 Mana Music

  • Bravo Nino Rota

Amarcord, La Strada, Juliet of the Spirits, La Dolce Vita, I Vitelloni, 8½ (The Umbrellas)

MCA

  • The Godfather
  • The Godfather Part II

Milan

  • Chansons pour Fellini

Neljazz

  • Tribute to Nino Rota

Performed by the Gap Band

Rainbow Classics

  • Chamber Music vol. 1

Organ sonata, clarinet & piano sonata, 5 pieces for flute & piano, bassoon & piano toccata, flute & harp sonata, brass & organ sonata (Venice Ensemble)

 Rastascan

  • The Club Foot Orchestra Plays Nino Rota

RCA

  • Boccaccio ’70
  • Cinema Italiano: Music of Ennio Morricone & Nino Rota

Henry Mancini performs selections from Morricone & Rota

 Silva Screen

  • Romeo & Juliet

Original soundtrack conducted by Rota

  • Romeo & Juliet: Complete Film Score

Re-recording by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

  • The Godfather Trilogy

Re-recording by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

Sony

  • La Strada/Concerto per Archi/Il Gattopardo (May 2, 1995)
  • Music for Film (January 13, 1998)

The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, 8½, La Dolce Vita, Orchestra Rehearsal, Rocco and His Brothers, The Leopard

[edit] Stradivarius

  • Improvviso

Flute, violin & piano trio, flute & harp sonata, Un Diavolo Sentimentale, 3 duets for flute, 5 pieces for flute & piano, Allegro Veloce, violin & piano sonata, Rotafantasy ‘Owls’ flute/alto sax is him dedicated on cd ‘All love’ (June 2010) by composer Giovanni Tangorra. efve;rgve’s

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Exodus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Ernest Gold 1964

 

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Exodus: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Exodus (1960 film)

Exodus

Original film poster
Directed by Otto Preminger
Produced by Otto Preminger
Written by Dalton Trumbo
Based on Exodus by
Leon Uris
Starring Paul Newman
Eva Marie Saint
Ralph Richardson
Sal Mineo
Music by Ernest Gold
Cinematography Sam Leavitt, ASC
Editing by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by United Artists
MGM (DVD)
Release date(s) December 15, 1960 (1960-12-15)
Running time 208 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Exodus is a 1960 epic war film made by Alpha and Carlyle Productions and distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by Otto Preminger from a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo from the 1958 novel, Exodus, by Leon Uris. The Super Panavision 70 cinematography was by Sam Leavitt. The music, including the frequently covered title theme, was written by Ernest Gold.

The film stars Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford, Lee J. Cobb, Sal Mineo, John Derek, Hugh Griffith, Gregory Ratoff, Felix Aylmer, David Opatoshu, Alexandra Stewart, Jill Haworth, Marius Goring, Victor Maddern and George Maharis.

Director Otto Preminger helped to end the stigma of the Hollywood blacklist by hiring Dalton Trumbo to adapt the screenplay for the film.[1] The movie was shot entirely on location in Cyprus and Israel.

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Summary

The film is based on the events that happened on the ship Exodus in 1947 and dealing with the founding of the state of Israel around 1948.

Nurse Katherine “Kitty” Fremont (Eva Marie Saint) is an American volunteer at the Karaolos Internment on Cyprus, where thousands of Jews – Holocaust survivors – are being held, as they have no homeland to return to. They sit in anticipation of the day they will be liberated. Ari Ben Canaan (Paul Newman), a Haganah rebel who previously was a captain in the Jewish Brigade of the British Army in World War II, obtains a cargo ship and is able to smuggle 611 Jewish inmates out of the camp for an illegal voyage to Mandate Palestine before being discovered by military authorities. When the British find out that the refugees are in a ship in the harbor of Famagusta, they blockade the harbor. The refugees stage a hunger strike, during which the camp’s doctor dies, and Ari threatens to blow up the ship and the refugees. The British relent and allow the Exodus safe passage.

Meanwhile, Kitty has grown very fond of Karen Hansen (Jill Haworth), a young Danish-Jewish girl searching for her father, from whom she was separated during the war. She has taken up the Zionist cause, much to the chagrin of Kitty, who had hoped to take young Karen to America so that she can begin a new life there.

During this time, opposition to the partition of Palestine into Arab and Jewish states is heating up, and Karen’s young beau Dov Landau (Sal Mineo) proclaims his desire to join the Irgun, a radical Zionist underground network. Dov goes to an Irgun address, only to get caught in a police trap. After he is freed, he is contacted by members of the real Irgun. Dov is interviewed by Ari Ben Canaan’s uncle Akiva (David Opatoshu). Before swearing Dov in, Akiva forces the boy to confess that he was a Sonderkommando in Auschwitz and that he was raped by Nazis. Because of his activities, Akiva has been disowned by Ari’s father, Barak (Lee J. Cobb), who heads the mainstream Jewish Agency trying to create a Jewish state through political and diplomatic means. He fears that the Irgun will damage his efforts, especially since the British have put a price on Akiva’s head. When Dov successfully bombs the King David Hotel in an act of terrorism, leading to dozens of fatalities, Akiva is arrested and sentenced to hang. Meanwhile, Karen’s father has been found, but he is suffering from clinical depression and does not recognize her. Karen has gone to live at Gan Dafna, a fictional Jewish kibbutz near Mount Tabor at which Ari was raised. (An actual kibbutz named Dafna is located now present Lebanese border.)

Kitty and Ari have fallen in love, but Uncle Akiva’s imprisonment is an obstacle, and Ari must devise a plan to free the prisoners.

Dov Landau, who had managed to elude the arresting soldiers, turns himself in so that he can use his knowledge of explosives to rig the Acre prison and plan an escape route. All goes according to plan; hundreds of prisoners, including Akiva, manage to escape. (For the historical incident on which this is based, see Acre Prison break.) Akiva is fatally shot by British soldiers while evading a roadblock set up to catch the escaped prisoners. Ari is also badly wounded. He makes his way to Abu Yesha, an Arab village where his lifelong friend, Taha, is the mukhtar. Kitty is brought there and treats his wound.

An independent Israel is now in plain view, but Arab nationals commanded by Mohammad Amin al-Husayni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, plot to attack Gan Dafna and kill its villagers. Ari receives prior warning of this attack from Taha, and he manages to get the children of the town out in a mass overnight escape. Karen, ecstatic over the prospect of a new nation, finds Dov (who was out on patrol outside the town) and proclaims her love for him; Dov assures her that they will marry someday. As Karen returns to Gan Dafna, she is ambushed and killed by a gang of Arab militiamen. Dov discovers her lifeless body the following morning. That same day, the body of Taha is found hanging in his village, killed by Arab extremists with a Star of David symbol carved on his body. Karen and Taha are buried together in one grave. At the Jewish burial ceremony, Ari swears on their bodies that someday, Jews and Arabs will live together and share the land in peace. The movie then ends with Ari, Kitty, and a Palmach contingent entering trucks and heading toward battle.

Cast

Paul Newman on Exodus DVD cover

John Gielgud turned down the role of General Sutherland.[2]

Awards and nominations

Academy Awards

Composer Ernest Gold won the Academy Award for Best Original Score at the 1960 Oscars.

The film was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Sal Mineo) and for Best Cinematography (Sam Leavitt).

Golden Globe

Sal Mineo won the Best Supporting Actor Award

Grammy Award

Ernest Gold won Best Soundtrack Album and Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards of 1961 for the soundtrack and theme to Exodus respectively. It is the only instrumental song to ever receive that award to date. Oddly, the first notes of the great dramatic theme are identical to the opening theme of a somewhat obscure orchestral piece by Quincy Porter, New England Episodes, premiered in 1958 in Washington, DC.[citation needed]

Cannes Film Festival

The film was screened at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival, but was not entered into the competition for the Golden Palm.[3]

Soundtrack

The main theme from the film has been widely remixed and covered by many artists. A version by Ferrante & Teicher went all the way to number 2 on the Billboard Singles Chart. Another notable version was recorded by jazz saxophonist Eddie Harris. Other versions were recorded by Mantovani, Peter Nero, Connie Francis, and the Duprees, who sang the theme with lyrics written by Pat Boone. Other artists include Gospel pianist Anthony Burger (in the Gaither Vocal Band’s “I Do Believe”), singer Edith Piaf who used french lyrics, Classical pianist Maksim Mrvica and T.I. as a sample for Bankhead. Trey Spruance of the Secret Chiefs 3 rescored the theme for “surf band and orchestra” on the album 2004 Book of Horizons. Howard Stern uses it for comedic effect when discussing aspects of Jewish life. A sample of the Exodus was used also in Ice-T´s song Exodus from the Album 7 Deadly Sin, and Nas‘s song “You’re Da Man” from the album Stillmatic. A portion of the main title was included in a montage arranged by composer John Williams and performed at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony.

Barry.1971

Composer John Barry

John Barry songsMost popular John Barry songs (see all 3 songs)
1 * From Russia With Love lyrics
2 * Somewhere In Time lyrics
3 * Midnight Cowboy lyrics

 

John Barry (composer)

John Barry

John Barry and Paul Bateman
in the Royal Albert Hall, September 2006
Background information
Birth name John Barry Prendergast
Born 3 November 1933(1933-11-03)
York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died 30 January 2011(2011-01-30) (aged 77)
Oyster Bay, New York, U.S.
Genres Film score
Occupations Composer, conductor
Years active 1959–2006

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an Oscar winning English film score composer. He was best known for composing 11 James Bond soundtracks and was hugely influential on the 007 series’ style.

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Barry received a number of awards for his work, including five Academy Awards; two for Born Free, and one each for The Lion in Winter (for which he also won a BAFTA Award), Out of Africa and Dances with Wolves (for which he also won a Grammy Award) and the theme of Somewhere in Time (Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Original Score – Motion Picture).[1]

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Career

Barry was born John Barry Prendergast, in York, England and was the son of a musically talented mother and a charismatic Irish father.[2][3] He was raised in and around cinemas in Northern England.[4]

His father, Jack Xavier Prendergast, from Cork, was a projectionist during the silent movie era who ended up owning a chain of movie theaters across the north.[4] Often, while watching a film, Barry would note with pen and paper, what worked or what did not.[3]

His childhood background in movies influenced Barry’s music interests.[2]

Although originally a classical pianist, Barry also learned the trumpet and grew interested in composing and arranging music. During his National Service in Cyprus, he began performing as a musician. After taking a correspondence course (with jazz composer Bill Russo) and working as an arranger for the Jack Parnell and Ted Heath’s Orchestra[5] he formed his own band in 1957, The John Barry Seven,[6] with whom he had some hit records, including “Hit and Miss”, the theme tune he composed for the BBC’s Juke Box Jury programme, a cover of the Ventures’ “Walk Don’t Run”, and the theme for the United Artists Western The Magnificent Seven. The career breakthrough for Barry was the BBC television series Drumbeat, when he appeared with The John Barry Seven and arranged for many of the singers, including Adam Faith; he also composed songs (along with Les Vandyke) and film scores on Faith’s behalf. When Faith made his first film, Beat Girl, in 1960, Barry composed, arranged and conducted the score, his first. His music was later released as the first soundtrack album on LP in the UK.[7] Barry also composed the music for another Faith film, Never Let Go, orchestrated the score for Mix Me a Person, and composed, arranged and conducted the score for The Amorous Prawn.

Barry was employed by the EMI record company from 1959 until 1962 arranging orchestral accompaniment for the company’s recording artists. From 1962, Barry transferred to Ember Records where he produced albums as well as arranging them.[8]

These achievements caught the attention of the producers of a new film called Dr. No who were dissatisfied with a theme for James Bond given to them by Monty Norman. Barry was hired and the result was one of the most famous signature tunes in film history, the “James Bond Theme“. (Credit goes to Monty Norman, see below.) When the producers of the Bond series engaged Lionel Bart to score the next James Bond film From Russia with Love, they discovered that Bart could neither read nor write music. Though Bart wrote a title song for the film, the producers remembered Barry’s arrangement of the James Bond Theme and his composing and arranging for several films with Adam Faith. Lionel Bart also recommended Barry to producer Stanley Baker for his film Zulu.[9] Bart and Barry worked together in the film Man in the Middle.

This was the turning point for Barry, and he went on to become one of the most celebrated film composers, winning five Academy Awards and four Grammy Awards, with scores for, among others, The Lion in Winter, Midnight Cowboy, Born Free, and Somewhere in Time.[1]

Barry was often cited as having had a distinct style which concentrated on lush strings and extensive use of brass. However he was also an innovator, being one of the first to employ synthesizers in a film score (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), and to make wide use of pop artists and songs in Midnight Cowboy. Because Barry provided not just the main title theme but the complete soundtrack score, his music often enhanced the critical reception of a film, notably in Midnight Cowboy, King Kong, Out of Africa, and Dances with Wolves.

One of Barry’s best known compositions is the theme for the 1971 TV series The Persuaders!, also known as “The Unlucky Heroes”, in which Tony Curtis and Roger Moore were paired as rich playboys solving crimes. The score for the series was composed by Ken Thorne. The theme went on to be a hit single in some European countries and has been re-released on collections of 1970s disco hits. The instrumental recording features Moog synthesizers. Barry also wrote the scores to a number of musicals, including Passion Flower Hotel (lyrics by Trevor Peacock), the successful West End show Billy (lyrics by Don Black) and two major Broadway flops, The Little Prince and the Aviator and Lolita, My Love, the latter with Alan Jay Lerner as lyricist.

Barry’s work began to be sampled in the 1990s by artists such as Dr. Dre and Wu-Tang Clan, with his “James Bond Theme” being sampled by performers as diverse as Bonobo, Gang Starr and Junior Reid. Fatboy Slim used the opening guitars from “Beat Girl (Main Title)” for “Rockafeller Skank” from his 1998 album, You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby. The Sneaker Pimps also sampled “Golden Girl” on their 1996 single “6 Underground“. Additionally, “You Only Live Twice” was heavily sampled on “Millennium” from Robbie Williams‘ second album, I’ve Been Expecting You.[10]

In 2002, Barry was named an Honorary Freeman of the City of York.[11]

During 2006, Barry was the executive producer on an album entitled Here’s to the Heroes by the Australian ensemble The Ten Tenors. The album features a number of songs Barry wrote in collaboration with his lyricist friend, Don Black. Barry and Black also composed one of the songs on Shirley Bassey‘s 2009 album, The Performance. The song entitled, “Our Time is Now”, is the first written by the duo for Bassey since “Diamonds Are Forever“.[12]

James Bond series

After the success of Dr. No, Barry scored eleven of the next 14 James Bond films (but with Monty Norman continually credited as the composer of the “James Bond Theme“).[13]

In his tenure with the film series, Barry’s music, variously brassy and moody, appealed to film aficionados. For From Russia With Love he composed “007”, an alternative James Bond signature theme, which is featured in four other Bond films (Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, Moonraker). The theme “Stalking”, for the teaser sequence of From Russia With Love, was covered by colleague Marvin Hamlisch for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). (The music and lyrics for From Russia With Love’s title song were written by Lionel Bart, whose musical theatre credits included Oliver!). Barry also (indirectly) contributed to the soundtrack of the 1967 spoof version of Casino Royale: his Born Free theme appears briefly in the opening sequence.

In Goldfinger, he perfected the “Bond sound”, a heady mixture of brass, jazz and sensuous melodies. There is even an element of Barry’s jazz roots in the big-band track “Into Miami”, which follows the title credits and accompanies the film’s iconic image of the camera lens zooming toward the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

As Barry matured, the Bond scores concentrated more on lush melodies, as in Moonraker and Octopussy. Barry’s score for A View to a Kill was traditional, but his collaboration with Duran Duran for the title song was contemporary and one of the most successful Bond themes to date, reaching number one in the United States and number two in the UK Singles Chart. Both A View to a Kill and the Living Daylights theme by a-ha blended the pop music style of the artists with Barry’s orchestration. In 2006, a-ha’s Pal Waaktaar complimented Barry’s contributions “I loved the stuff he added to the track, I mean it gave it this really cool string arrangement. That’s when for me it started to sound like a Bond thing”.[14]

Barry’s last score for the Bond series was 1987’s The Living Daylights, Dalton’s first film in the series with Barry making a cameo appearance as a composer in the film. Barry was intended to score Licence to Kill but was recovering from throat surgery at the time and it was considered unsafe to fly him to London to complete the score. The score was completed by Michael Kamen.[15]

David Arnold, a British composer, saw the result of two years’ work in 1997 with the release of Shaken and Stirred: The David Arnold James Bond Project, an album of new versions of the themes from various James Bond films. Arnold thanks Barry in the sleeve notes, referring to him as “the Guvnor”. Almost all of the tracks were John Barry compositions, and the revision of his work met with his approval – he contacted Barbara Broccoli, producer of the upcoming Tomorrow Never Dies, to recommend Arnold as the film’s composer.[16] Arnold also went on to score the subsequent Bond films: The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

Sole compositional credit for the “James Bond Theme” is attributed to Monty Norman, who was contracted as composer for Dr. No. Some 30 years later, in 2001, authorial matters came to a head in the High Court in London after Norman sued The Sunday Times for publishing that claim in a 1997 article naming Barry as the true composer; Barry testified for the defense.[17][18]

In court, Barry declared he had been handed a musical manuscript of a work by Norman (meant to become the theme) and that he was to arrange it musically, and that he composed additional music and arranged the “James Bond Theme”. The court was also told that Norman received sole credit because of his prior contract with the producers. Barry said that a deal was struck whereby he would receive a flat fee of £250 and Norman would receive the songwriting credit.[19] Barry said that he had accepted the deal with United Artists Head of Music Noel Rogers because it would help his career. Despite these claims the jury ruled unanimously in favour of Norman.[19]

On 7 September 2006, John Barry publicly defended his authorship of the theme on the Steve Wright show on BBC Radio 2.[20]

Personal life

Barry was educated at St Peter’s School, York, and also received composition lessons from Francis Jackson, Organist of York Minster.[2]

Barry moved to California in 1970 as a tax exile, with a British judge accusing him of emigrating to avoid paying £134,000 due the Inland Revenue.[5] The matter was resolved in the late 1980s and Barry was able to return to the UK.[5] He subsequently lived for many years in the United States, mainly in Oyster Bay, New York, on Long Island, since 1980.[2]

Barry suffered a rupture of the oesophagus in 1988, following a toxic reaction to a health tonic he had consumed. The incident rendered him unable to work for two years and left him vulnerable to pneumonia.[21]

Barry was married four times. His first three marriages, to Barbara Pickard (1959–63); Jane Birkin (1965–68); and Jane Sidey (1969–71), all ended in divorce.[5] He married his fourth wife Laurie in 1976,[5] to whom he remained married until his death. The couple had a son, Jonpatrick. Barry had three daughters from previous liaisons: Susie, Sian and Kate.[2]

Barry died of a heart attack on 30 January 2011 at his Oyster Bay home aged 77 years.[22][23] His was survived by Laurie, his wife of 33 years, as well as by four children and five grandchildren. There will be a private funeral service, and a memorial service is expected to be held later in 2011 in the United Kingdom.[22][24]

Awards and nominations

Five Academy Awards

Academy Award nominations

Grammy Award

  • 1969 Best Instrumental Theme for Midnight Cowboy.[26]
  • 1985 Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band for The Cotton Club.[26]
  • 1986 Best Instrumental Composition for Out of Africa.[26]
  • 1991 Best Instrumental Composition Written For A Motion Picture Or For Television for Dances with Wolves.[26]

BAFTA Award

  • 1968 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music for The Lion in Winter.[27]

BAFTA Fellowship Award

BAFTA nominations

  • 1986 Best Score for Out of Africa[29]
  • 1991 Best Original Score for Dances with Wolves[30]

Emmy Award nominations

  • 1964 Outstanding Achievement in Composing Original Music for Television for Elizabeth Taylor in London (a 1963 television special)[31]
  • 1977 Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Special (Dramatic Underscore) for Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years[31]

Max Steiner Lifetime Achievement Award (presented by the City of Vienna)

Lifetime Achievement Award from World Soundtrack Academy (presented at the Ghent Film Festival)

  • 2010

Barry was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1998.[13]

 Discography

Film scores

Bond films

Barry worked on the soundtracks for the following Bond films:

Musicals

Television themes

Other works

  • Stringbeat (1961)
  • The Americans (1975)
  • The Beyondness of Things (1999)
  • Eternal Echoes (2001)
  • The Seasons – no release date set

Hit singles

(Excludes co-composed hits, e.g. Duran Duran‘s A View to a Kill)

  • “Hit And Miss” as The John Barry Seven plus Four, UK#10 (first charted 1960)
  • “Beat For Beatniks” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#40 (1960)
  • “Never Let Go” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#49 (1960)
  • “Blueberry Hill” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#34 (1960)
  • “Walk Don’t Run” as The John Barry Seven, UK#11 (1960)
  • “Black Stockings” as The John Barry Seven, UK#27 (1960)
  • The Magnificent Seven” as The John Barry Seven, UK#45 (1961)
  • “Cutty Sark” as The John Barry Seven, UK#35 (1962)
  • “The James Bond Theme” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#13 (1962)
  • “From Russia With Love” as The John Barry Orchestra, UK#39 (1963)
  • “Theme From ‘The Persuaders'” as John Barry, UK#13 (1971)

The 4 highest-charting hits all spent more than 10 weeks in the UK top 50.

 

 

 
John Barry is one of the best-known composers of soundtrack music of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, but his career has carried him through a multitude of music genres and styles. He is best-known in film in connection with his work on the James Bond pictures, but Barry is also the holder of five Academy Awards, none of them for the Bond movies. Born Free (for which he won Oscars for Best Score and Best Song), The Lion in Winter, Out of Africa, and Dances With Wolves are hardly unknown films…
 

Mary, Queen of Scots

Mary I
Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots, after François Clouet
Queen of Scots
Reign 14 December 1542 – 24 July 1567
Coronation 9 September 1543
Predecessor James V
Successor James VI
Regent James Hamilton, 2nd Earl of Arran (1542–1554)
Mary of Guise (1554–1560)
Queen consort of France
Tenure 10 July 1559 – 5 December 1560
 
Spouse Francis II of France
m. 1558; dec. 1560
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley
m. 1565; dec. 1567
James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell
m. 1567; dec. 1578
Issue
James VI of Scotland and I of England
House House of Stuart
Father James V of Scotland
Mother Mary of Guise
Born 8 December 1542
Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow
Died 8 February 1587(1587-02-08) (aged 44)
Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire
Burial Peterborough Cathedral; Westminster Abbey
Signature

Mary Stuart (born as Mary Stewart; 8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587) was Queen regnant of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567. In some lists of Scottish monarchs, she is recognised as Mary I.

She was the only surviving legitimate child of King James V of Scotland. She was 6 days old when her father died and she was crowned nine months later. In 1558, she married Francis, Dauphin of France, who ascended the French throne as Francis II in 1559. Mary was not Queen of France for long; she was widowed on 5 December 1560. Mary then returned to Scotland, arriving in Leith on 19 August 1561. Four years later, she married her first cousin, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. Their union was unhappy and in February 1567, there was a huge explosion at their house, and Darnley was found dead, apparently strangled, in the garden.

She soon married James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, who was generally believed to be Darnley’s murderer. Following an uprising against the couple, Mary was imprisoned in Loch Leven Castle on 15 June and forced to abdicate in favour of her one-year-old son, James VI. After an unsuccessful attempt to regain the throne, Mary fled to England seeking the protection of her first cousin once removed, Queen Elizabeth I of England, whose kingdom she hoped to inherit. Mary had previously claimed Elizabeth’s throne as her own and was considered the legitimate sovereign of England by many English Catholics, including participants in the Rising of the North. Perceiving her as a threat, Elizabeth had her arrested. After 19 years in custody in a number of castles and manor houses in England, she was tried and executed for treason for her alleged involvement in three plots to assassinate Elizabeth

5.For Love Of Ivy .Sidney Poitier,music conduct and co,mposed by Quincy Jones.

 

Sidney Poitier

Sir Sidney Poitier (født 20. februar 1927) er en amerikansk skuespiller, filminstruktør, forfatter og diplomat fra Bahamas. Sidney Poitier er bedst kendt for en lang række prisvindende og nominerede roller i halvtredserne og tresserne. Specielt huskes kan som den første afro-amerikaner der vandt en Oscar for bedste mandlige hovedrolle for sit skuespil i filmen Markens liljer. Før det havde han allerede været nomineret i 1958 i samme kategori. Desuden har han vundet en BAFTA Award og være nomineret fem gange og fem gange til en Golden Globe, som han vandt for samme rolle som han vandt sin Oscar.

Siden 1997 har Sidney Poitier været Bahamas’ ambassadør til Japan og til UNESCO. I august 2009 modtog han Medal of Freedom af præsident Barack Obama.

For Love of Ivy

 

For Love of Ivy

Theatrical poster
Directed by Daniel Mann
Produced by Edgar J. Scherick
Jay Weston
Screenplay by Robert Alan Arthur
Story by Sidney Poitier
Starring Sidney Poitier
Abbey Lincoln
Beau Bridges
Nan Martin
Lauri Peters
Carroll O’Connor
Music by Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones

Quincy Delight Jones (født 14. marts 1933) er en amerikansk pladeproducent, dirigent, musikalsk arrangør og filmkomponist. I løbet af hans fem årtier i underholdningsindustrien har Quincy Jones opnået et rekordhøjt antal på 79 Grammy Award nomineringer, 27 Grammys herunder en Grammy Legend Award i 1991.

Jones er bedst kendt som producent af albummet Thriller (1982), af pop-ikonet Michael Jackson, som har solgt 104 millioner eksemplarer på verdensplan, og som producent samt leder af velgørenhedssangen We Are the World (1985). Quincy Jones er også kendt for sin populære sang Soul Bossa Nova fra 1962.

Studio Palomar Pictures
Distributed by Cinerama Releasing Corporation
Release date(s) July 17, 1968 (1968-07-17)
Running time 101 minutes
Country United States
Language English

For Love of Ivy is a 1968 romantic comedy film directed by Daniel Mann. The film stars Sidney Poitier, Abbey Lincoln, Beau Bridges, Nan Martin, Lauri Peters and Carroll O’Connor. The story was written by Sidney Poitier with screenwriter Robert Alan Arthur. The musical score was composed by Quincy Jones. The film received Golden Globe supporting acting nominations for Beau Bridges and Abbey Lincoln.

Plot

Seeking to improve herself, Ivy Moore, an African-American maid, announces her decision to leave her job working for the Austin family and go to secretarial school. The Austins are desperate to keep her and the teenagers, Gena and Tim, hatch a scheme to do so. Tim Austin sets up Ivy with Jack Parks, a trucking company executive, to wine and dine Ivy Moore. He hopes that the introduction of excitement in her life will dissuade her from leaving the family. Tim Austin persuades a reluctant Jack Parks to date her by threatening to reveal his illegal gambling casino. Their initial meetings are awkward for the cosmopolitan Parks and the less sophisticated Moore. Eventually, however, romance blossoms, but when Moore learns that Parks was coerced into initially dating her, she breaks up with him. Parks overcomes his attachment to bachelorhood and asks Moore to marry him. She accepts.

Themes

While it isn’t a race movie, or primarily about race, Jack Parks (Sidney Poitier) enjoys playing on the Austin children’s racial stereotypes.

The film was released on Region 1 DVD by MGM Home Video January 20, 2004.

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The Battaks Music Record History(Sejarah Rekaman Musik Lagu Tapanuli)

 

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SHOWCASE :

The Vintage Battaks Music record Historic collection

(Sejarah Rekam Musik Tapanuli)

Frame One:

The earliest Battak Music record

1.Dolok Situmorang, lead by Nuhun Situmorang

The Battaks Native Orchestra Dolok Situmorang lead  by Nahun Sitoemorang.with song Denati Somaridi ,look below thid native battaks recording by Puspa nada Irama Inc record label

(look the record below and Please who know about this orcestra and singer send more info-dr iwan S)

versi satu

Suhunan Situmorang

The singer Suhunan Sirtumorang  40 years ago, his songs more famous this time especially at the cafe and karaoke like Inul dara Sista’s  Karaoke but not many Battak native know about this.Situmorang still not married until died.

.Apa boleh buat, selain catatan atas diri Nahum sendiri yang memang minim, ia terlahir dan berada di tengah sebuah bangsa yang amat rendah tingkat pengapresiasian atas suatu karya cipta; yang hanya suka menikmati karya orang lain tanpa mau tahu siapa penciptanya, selain enggan memberi penghargaan pada orang-orang kreatif yang telah memperkaya khazanah karsa dan rasa.

Nahum pun menjadi sosok yang melegenda namun tak pernah tuntas diketahui asal-usulnya. Sulit menemukan sumber yang sahih untuk menerangkan seperti apakah dulu proses kreatifnya, peristiwa atau pengalaman pahit apa saja yang memengaruhi kelahiran lagu-lagu ciptaannya, seberapa besar andilnya menumbuhkan semangat kemerdekaan manusia Indonesia dari kuasa penjajah, dan jasanya yang tak sedikit untuk menyingkap tirai keterbelakangan manusia Batak di masa silam. Ia adalah pejuang yang dibengkalaikan bangsa dan negerinya, terutama sukunya sendiri. Seseorang yang sesungguhnya berjasa besar mencerdaskan orang-orang sekaumnya namun tak dianggap penting peranannya oleh para penguasa di bumi leluhurnya.

Nahum sendiri mungkin tak pernah berharap jadi pahlawan yang akan terus dipuja hingga dirinya tak lagi berjiwa. Pula tak pernah membayangkan bahwa namanya akan tetap hidup hingga zaman memasuki era millenia. Boleh jadi pula tak pernah bisa sempurna ia pahami perjalanan hidupnya hingga usianya benar-benar sirna. Ia hanya mengikuti alur hati dan pikirannya saat melintasi episode-episode kehidupan dirinya yang dipenuhi romantika yang melekat dalam diri para pelakon gaya hidup avonturisme. Tak mustahil pula ia sering bertanya mengapa terlahir sebagai insan penggubah dan pelantun nada dengan tuntutan jiwa harus sering berkelana, bukan seperti saudara-saudara kandungnya yang “hidup normal” sebagaimana umumnya orang-orang di zamannya.

Meski aliran musik yang diusungnya beraneka ragam dan tak seluruhnya bernuansa etnik Batak dan bahkan banyak yang mengadopsi aliran musik Barat macam waltz, bossa, folk, jazz, rumba, tembang-tembang gubahannya begitu subtil dan melodius. Lirik-liriknya pun tak murahan karena menggunakan kosa kata Batak klasik bercitarasa tinggi, kaya metafora, dan karena cukup baik menguasai filosofi dan nilai-nilai anutan masyarakat Batak, mampu menyisipkan nasehat dan harapan tanpa terkesan didaktis.

Ia begitu romantik tapi tak lalu terjebak di kubangan chauvinis, juga seseorang yang melankolis namun menghindari kecengengan bila jiwa dicambuki cinta. Ia melantunkan kegetiran hidup dengan tak meratap-ratap yang akhirnya malah memercikkan rasa muak, sebagaimana kecenderungan lagu-lagu pop Batak belakangan. Ia gamblang meluapkan luka hati akibat cinta yang dilarang namun tak jadi terjebak dalam sikap sarkastis.

NAHUM memang bukan cuma penyanyi dan penulis lagu, tetapi juga penyair yang kaya kata dengan balutan estetika yang penuh makna. Lelaki pengelana ini, kata beberapa saksi mata, dalam keseharian senang tampil parlente, senantiasa berpakaian resik dan modis dengan sisiran rambut yang terus mengikuti gaya yang tengah ditawarkan zaman.

The fifth son form eight brother ,born at Sipirok,south Tapanuli, February,14th 1908, his father Kilian Situmorang who work as the teacher( Anak kelima dari delapan bersaudara ini lahir di Sipirok, Tapanuli Selatan, 14 Februari 1908. Orangtuanya termasuk kalangan terpandang karena ayahnya, Kilian Situmorang, bekerja sebagai guru di sebuah sekolah berbahasa Melayu, di tengah mayoritas penduduk yang kala itu masih buta huruf.)

Kilian sendiri berasal dari Desa Urat, Samosir, sebuah kampung di tepi Danau Toba dan jamak diketahui sebagai kampungnya para keturunan Ompu Tuan Situmorang. (Situmorang Pande, Situmorang Nahor, Situmorang Suhutnihuta, Situmorang Siringoringo, Sitohang Uruk, Sitohang Tongatonga, Sitohang Toruan). Kilian merantau ke wilayah Tapanuli Selatan demi mengejar kemajuan yang kian menguak gerbang peradaban manusia Batak Toba yang begitu lama tertutup dengan splendid-isolation-nya.

Sebagaimana harapannya pada anak-anaknya yang lain, Kilian pun menginginkan Nahum menjadi pegawai pemerintah kolonial. Harapannya itu tak tercapai meski Nahum sangat memenuhi syarat. Ia lebih senang menjadi manusia bebas tanpa terikat, bahkan di kala usianya masih remaja pun sudah berlayar ke Pulau Jawa, suatu hal yang tak terbayangkan bagi umumnya manusia Batak masa itu. Bukan karena kemampuan orangtuanya, melainkan karena dibawa satu pendeta yang bertugas di Sipirok dan kemudian kembali ke Depok, Jawa Barat, setamatnya dari HIS, Tarutung. Di Jakarta ia sekolah di Kweekschool Gunung Sahari dan kemudian meneruskan pendidikan ke Lembang, Bandung, lulus tahun 1928. Selain sekolah umum, ia memperdalam seni musik, terutama saat bersekolah di Lembang.

Ia turut bergabung dengan kalangan pemuda berpendidikan tinggi yang masa itu diterpa kegelisahan yang hebat untuk melepaskan bangsa dari cengkeraman kuasa kolonial. Mereka kerap berkumpul di bilangan Kramat Raya dan pada saat itulah ia berkenalan dan kemudian menjadi pesaing Wage Rudolf Supratman ketika mengikuti lomba penulisan lagu kebangsaan. Supratman memenangi lomba tersebut dengan lagu ciptaannya Indonesia Raya, Nahum diganjar juara dua.

Sayang sekali, lagu yang diperlombakan Nahum itu tak terdokumentasikan dan hingga kini belum ditemukan. Kabarnya, saat itu ia amat kecewa karena merasa lagu ciptaannyalah yang paling layak menang sebab selain unsur orisinalitas, durasinya pun lebih pendek ketimbang Indonesia Raya. (Unsur orisinalitas lagu Indonesia Raya sempat dipersoalkan, namun kemudian menguap begitu saja karena dianggap sensitif).

Lelaki muda yang tengah digelontori idealisme dan cita-cita menjadi seniman musik yang mendunia ini pun memilih pulang ke Sumatera Utara, persisnya ke wilayah Keresidenan Tapanuli yang berpusat di Sibolga. Di kota pantai barat Sumatera itulah ia jalani pekerjaan guru di sebuah sekolah partikelir H.I.S Bataksche Studiefonds, 1929-1932.

In 1932, Nuhun situmorang move to tarutung to work with his brother Sopar Situmorang yo built a schoal althou the DEI colonial goverment forbidde to open the NGO school but the scool still open until 1942 untuil The japanese Occupation and clode by them (TAHUN 1932 itu pula ia hengkang ke Tarutung karena memenuhi ajakan abang kandungnya, Sopar Situmorang (juga berprofesi pendidik), untuk mendirikan sekolah partikelir bernama Instituut Voor Westers Lager Onderwijs. Pemerintah Hindia Belanda coba menghalangi karena saat itu ada peraturan melarang pembukaan sekolah bila dikelola partikelir. Nyatanya Nahum dan Sopar tetap bertahan dan mengajarkan pengetahun umum macam sejarah dunia, geografi, aljabar, selain musik, kepada murid-murid mereka. Sekolah swasta ini bertahan hingga 1942 karena tentara Dai Nippon kemudian mengambilalih kekuasaan Hindia Belanda, lalu menutupnya).

Sebelum sekolah tersebut ditutup Jepang, ia sudah wara-wiri ke Medan untuk menyalurkan bakat sekaligus mengaktualisasikan dirinya yang acap gelisah. Antara lain, bersama Raja Buntal, putra Sisingamangaraja XII, ia dirikan orkes musik ‘Sumatera Keroncong Concours’ dan pada tahun 1936 memenangkan lomba cipta lagu bernuansa keroncong di Medan. Hingga Hindia Belanda dan Jepang hengkang, ia tak pernah mau jadi pegawai mereka. Nahum memang nasionalis tulen dan karenanya memilih bergiat di ranah partikelir ketimbang mengabdi pada penjajah, selain pada dasarnya (mungkin karena seniman) tak menghendaki segala bentuk aturan yang mengekang kebebasannya berekspresi.

Tapi kala itu, mengandalkan kesenimanan belaka untuk menopang kebutuhan hidup taklah memadai, apalagi Nahum senang bergaul dan nongkrong di kedai-kedai tuak hingga larut malam. Tanpa diminta akan ia petik gitarnya dan bernyanyi hingga puas dan dari situlah bermunculan lagu-lagu karangannya. Dan ia bagaikan magnet, kedai-kedai tuak akan dipenuhi pengunjung yang bukan hanya etnis Batak. Orang-orang seperti tersihir mendengar alunan suaranya. Ia memiliki satu keistimewaan karena bisa menggubah lagu secara spontan di tengah keramaian dan tanpa dicatat. (Inilah salah satu penyebab mengapa lagu-lagunya hanya bisa dikumpulkan 120, sementara dugaan karibnya seperti alm. Jan Sinambela, jumlahnya mendekati 200 lagu).

Jenuh berkelana dari satu kedai ke kedai tuak lainnya, dalam kurun waktu 1942-1945, ia coba berwirausaha dengan membuka restoran masakan Jepang bernama Sendehan Hondohan, seraya merangkap penyanyi untuk menghibur tamu-tamu yang datang untuk bersantap. Sepeninggal Jepang karena kemerdekaan RI, restoran yang dikelolanya bangkrut. Ia kemudian berkelana dari satu kota ke kota lain sebagai pedagang permata sembari mencipta lagu-lagu bertema perjuangan dan pop Batak. Masa-masa itu pula ia kembali memasuki dunia manusia Batak dengan berbagai puak yang menghuni Sidempuan, Sipirok, Sibolga, Tarutung, Siborongborong, Dolok Sanggul, Sidikalang, Balige, Parapat, Pematang Siantar, Berastagi, dan Kabanjahe.

Tahun 1949, Nahum kembali menetap di Medan untuk menggeluti usaha broker jual-beli mobil dan tetap bernyanyi serta mencipta lagu, juga kembali melakoni kesenangannya bernyanyi di kedai-kedai tuak. Sesekali ia tampil mengisi acara musik di RRI bersama kelompok band yang ia bentuk (Nahum bisa memainkan piano, biola, bas betot, terompet, perkusi, selain gitar).

 Periode 1950-1960, menurut kawan-kawan dan kerabatnya, adalah masa-masa Nahum paling produktif mencipta lagu dan tampil total sebagai seniman penghibur. Tahun 1960, misalnya, ia dan rombongan musiknya tur ke Jakarta. Setahun lebih mereka bernyanyi, mulai dari istana presiden, mengisi acara-acara instansi pemerintah, diundang kedubes-kedubes asing, live di RRI, hingga muncul di kalangan komunitas Batak. Pada saat tur ini pula ia manfaatkan untuk merekam lagu-lagu ciptaannya dalam bentuk piringan hitam di perusahaan milik negara, Lokananta.

SAMPAI usianya berujung, ia tetap melajang. Kerap disebut-sebut, ia didera patah hati yang amat parah dan tak terpulihkan pada seorang perempuan bermarga Tobing, yang kabarnya berasal dari kalangan terpandang. Orangtua perempuan itu tak merestui Nahum yang “cuma” seniman menikahi anak gadis mereka. Cinta Nahum rupanya bukan jenis cinta sembarangan yang mudah digantikan wanita lain. Ternyata, berpisah dengan kekasihnya, benar-benar membuat Nahum bagaikan layang-layang yang putus tali di angkasa; terbang ke sana ke mari tanpa kendali. Ia tetap meratapi kepergian kekasihnya yang sudah menikah dengan pria lain. Sejumlah lagu kepedihan dan dahsyatnya terjangan cinta, berhamburan dari jiwanya yang merana.

Demikian pun Nahum tak hanya menulis sekaligus mendendangkan lagu-lagu bertema cinta. Dari 120 lagu ciptaannya yang mampu diingat para pewaris karyanya, mengangkat beragam tema: kecintaan pada alam, kerinduan pada kampung halaman, nasehat, filosofi, sejarah marga, dan sisi-sisi kehidupan manusia Batak yang unik dan khas. Dan, kendati pada tahun 30-an isu dan pengaturan atas hak cipta suatu karya lagu/musik belum dikenal di Indonesia, Nahum sudah menunjukkan itikad baik ketika mengakui lagu Serenade Toscelli yang ia ubah liriknya ke dalam Bahasa Batak menjadi Ro ho Saonari, sebagai lagu ciptaan komponis Italia.

Nahum pun terkenal memiliki daya imajinasi serta empati yang luarbiasa. Tanpa pernah mengalami atau menjadi seseorang seperti yang ia senandungkan dalam berbagai lagu ciptaannya, ia bisa menulis lagu yang seolah-olah dirinya sendiri pernah atau tengah mengalaminya. Salah stau contoh adalah lagu Anakhonhi do Hamoraon di Au (Anakkulah kekayaanku yang Terutama). Lagu bernada riang itu seolah suara seorang ibu yang siap berlelah-lelah demi nafkah dan pendidikan anaknya hingga tak mempedulikan kebutuhan dirinya. Lagu tersebut akhirnya telah dijadikan semacam hymne oleh kaum ibu Batak, yang rela mati-matian berjuang demi anak. Ketika menulis lagu itu Nahum layaknya seorang ibu.

Kemampuannya berempati itu, bagi saya, masih tetap tanda tanya, karena ia lahir dan besar di lingkungan keluarga yang relatif mapan karena ayahnya seorang amtenar yang tak akrab dengan kesusahan sebagaimana dirasakan umumnya orang-orang yang masa itu, sekadar memenuhi kebutuhan sehari-hari pun terbilang sulit. Ia pun tak pernah berumahtangga (apalagi memiliki anak) hingga mestinya tak begitu familiar dengan keluh-kesah khas orangtua Batak yang harus marhoi-hoi (susah-payah) memenuhi keperluan anak.

Juga ketika ia menulis lagu Modom ma Damang Unsok, laksana suara lirih seorang ibu yang sedih karena ditinggal pergi suami namun tetap meluapkan cintanya pada anak lelakinya yang masih kecil hingga seekor nyamuk pun takkan ia perkenankan menggigit tubuh si anak. Ia pun menulis lagu Boasa Ingkon Saonari Ho Hutanda yang menggambarkan susahnya hati karena jatuh cinta lagi pada perempuan yang datang belakangan sementara ia sudah terikat perkawinan, seolah-olah pernah mengalaminya.

Kesimpulan saya, selain memiliki daya imajinasi yang tinggi, Nahum memang punya empati yang amat dalam atas diri dan kemelut orang lain. Dalam lagu Beha Pandundung Bulung, misalnya, ia begitu imajinatif dan estetis mengungkapkan perasaan rindu pada seseorang yang dikasihi, entah siapa. Simak saja liriknya: Beha pandundung bulung da inang, da songonon dumaol-daol/Beha pasombu lungun da inang, da songon on padao-dao/Hansit jala ngotngot do namarsirang, arian nang bodari sai tangis inang/Beha roham di au haholongan, pasombuonmu au ito lungun-lungunan. Ia lukiskan perasaan rindu itu begitu sublim, indah, namun tetap menyisipkan nada-nada kesedihan.

Mengentak pula lagunya (yang dugaan saya dibuat untuk dirinya sendiri) berjudul Nahinali Bangkudu. Lirik lagu itu tak saja menggambarkan ironi, pun tragedi bagi sang lelaki yang akan mati dengan status lajang. Dengan pengunaan metafora yang mencekam, Nahum meratapi pria itu (dirinya sendiri?) begitu tajam dan menusuk kalbu: Atik parsombaonan dapot dope da pinele, behama ho doli songon buruk-burukni rere. Ironis sekaligus tragis.

Dan Nahum tak saja pandai menulis lagu yang iramanya berorientasi ke musik Barat, pun piawai mengayun sanubari lewat komposisi-komposisi berciri etnik dengan unsur andung (ratap) yang amat pekat. Perhatikanlah lagu Huandung ma Damang, Bulu Sihabuluan, Assideng-assidoli, Manuk ni Silangge, dan yang lain, begitu pekat unsur uning-uningan-nya.

Akhirnya kesan kita memang, dari 120 lagu ciptaannya yang mampu dikumpulkan para pewarisnya, tak ubahnya kumpulan 120 kisah tentang manusia Batak, alam Tano Batak, berikut romantika kehidupan. Ia tak hanya piawai menggambarkan suasana hati namun mampu merekam aspek sosio-antropologis masyarakat (Batak) yang pernah disinggahinya dengan menawan. Lagu Ketabo-ketabo, misalnya, menceritakan suasana riang kaum muda Angkola-Sipirok saat musim salak di Sidempuan, sementara Lissoi-lissoi yang kesohor itu merekam suasana di lapo tuak dan kita seakan hadir di sana.

Demikian halnya tembang Rura Silindung dan Dijou Au Mulak tu Rura Silingdung, begitu kental melukiskan lanskap daerah orang Tarutung itu, hingga saya sendiri, misalnya, selalu ingin kembali bersua dengan kota kecil yang dibelah Sungai Aeksigeaon dan hamparan petak-petak sawah dengan padi yang menguning itu bila mendengar kedua lagu tersebut. Nahum pun melampiaskan kekagumannya pada Danau Toba melalui O Tao Toba. Mendengar lagu ini, kita seperti berdiri di ketinggian Huta Ginjang-Humbang, atau Tongging, atau Menara Panatapan Tele, menyaksikan pesona danau biru nan luas itu. Kadang memang ia hiperbolik, contohnya dalam lagu Pulo Samosir, disebutnya pulau buatan itu memiliki tanah yang subur dan makmur sementara kenyataannya tak demikian.

Pada tahun 1969, beberapa bulan sebelum kematiannya, Nahun situmorang bernyanyi di Pangururan bersama VG Solu Bolon.  show mereka begitu monoton dan kurang menggigit karena tanpa disertai instrumen band. Ia tampil parlente dengan kemeja dan celana warna putih, walau terlihat sudah tua. Rupanya ia sudah digerogoti penyakit (kalau tak salah lever) namun tetap memaksakan diri bernyanyi ke beberapa kota kecil di tepi Danau Toba hingga kemudian meninggal dunia di usia 62 tahun.

Lewat karya-karyanya, seniman-seniman Batak telah ia antarkan melanglang ke manca negara, macam Gordon Tobing, Trio The Kings, Amores, Trio Lasidos, dan yang lain. Lewat lagu-lagu gubahannya pula banyak orang telah dan masih terus diberinya nafkah dan keuntungan. Sejak remaja telah ia kontribusikan bakat dan mendedikasikan dirinya untuk negara dan Bangso Batak. Lebih dari patut sebenarnya bila mereka yang pernah berkuasa di seantero wilayah Tano Batak memberi penghargaan yang layak bagi dirinya, katakanlah menyediakan sebuah kubur di Samosir yang bisa dijadikan monumen untuk mengenang dirinya.

Kini sisa jasad Nahum masih tertimbun di komplek pekuburan Jalan Gajah Mada, Medan. Keinginannya dikembalikan ke tanah leluhurnya melalui lagu Pulo Samosir, masih tetap sebatas impian. Ia tinggalkan bumi ini pada 20 Oktober 1969 setelah sakit-sakitan tiga tahunan dan bolak-balik dirawat di RS Pirngadi. Piagam Tanda Penghormatan dari Presiden SBY diganjar untuknya pada 10 Agustus 2006, melengkapi Piagam Anugerah Seni yang diberikan Menteri P&K, Mashuri, 17 Agustus 1969.

Para pewaris karya ciptanya yang sudah ditetapkan hakim PN Medan, 1969, sudah lama berkeinginan memindahkan jasadnya dan membuat museum kecil di Desa Urat, Samosir, sebagaimana keinginan Nahum. Diharapkan, para penggemarnya bisa berziarah seraya mendengar rekaman suaranya dan menyaksikan goresan lagu-lagu gubahannya. Rencana tersebut tak lanjut disebabkan faktor biaya dan (sungguh disesalkan) di antara para pewaris yang sah itu, yakni keturunan abang dan adik Nahum.

One of the same native battaks clan had built the inc to manage Nuhun Situmorang songs ,beside the rivality with the nice of Nugun situmorang,  Tagor ,his family became the musician Vicky sianipar .the family of in memoriam Nuhun Situmorang still alive were from the brother of him.

.The Nuhun Situmorang best song Samosi Island lyric in native language (Karya Nahum yang terkenal adalah lagu Pulo Samosir dengan lirik aslinya )  Molo marujungma muse ngolukku sai ingotma/Anggo bangkeku disi tanomonmu/Disi udeanku, sarihonma. (Bila hidupku sudah berakhir, ingatlah/Makamkanlah jasadku di sana/Sediakanlah kuburanku di sana).

versi dua :nuhun situmorang

Nahum Situmorang lahir di Sipirok pada tanggal 14 Februari 1908, putra dari Guru Kilian Situmorang, sebagai anak ke-5 dari 8 bersaudara.

Karirnya sebagai penyanyi dimulai sejak masih duduk di bangku sekolah dasar. Pendidikannya yang terakhir adalah sekolah guru Kweekschool di Lembang, Bandung, lulusan tahun 1928.
Nahum turut dalam barisan Perintis Kemerdekaan sebagai anggota Kongres Pemuda pada tahun 1928 dan mengikuti sayembara untuk menciptakan lagu kebangsaan. Sayembara ini dimenangkan oleh WR Supratman, sementara Nahum mendapatkan tempat kedua.

Nahum mulai bekerja pada tahun 1929 pada sekolah partikelir Bataksche Studiefonds di Sibolga hingga tahun 1932. Tahun 1932 kemudian pindah ke Tarutung untuk bergabung dengan abangnya Guru Sophar Situmorang dan mendirikan HIS-Partikelir Instituut Voor Westers Lager Onderwijs yang berlangsung hingga kedatangan Jepang pada tahun 1942.

Seumur hidupnya Nahum tidak pernah bekerja sebagai pegawai pemerintah penjajah Belanda. Semasa mudanya ia telah berkali-kali memenangkan sayembara lagu-lagu, antara lain Sumatera Keroncong Concours di Medan (1936) dan waktu itu rombongan Nahum Situmorang dipimpin oleh Raja Buntal Sinambela, putra Sisingamangaraja XII.

Pada tahun 1942-1945, Nahum membuka restoran dan menjadi pemusik Jepang Sendenhan Hondohan. Dari tahun 1945-1949, ia menjadi pedagang permata dan emas, dalam pada itu berkarya menciptakan lagu-lagu perjuangan.

Pada tahun 1949, Nahum pindah ke Medan dan menjadi broker mobil sambil tetap meneruskan karirnya sebagai penyanyi dan pencipta lagu. Keistimewaan nahum yang dikagumi adalah bahwa dia sanggup menciptakan beserta syair-syairnya dan sekaligus menyanyikannya. Ia juga dapat memimpin band-nya sendiri serta sanggup memainkan berbagai instrumen musik. Ia bahkan dapat mencipta lagu saat berada di tengah-tengah orang banyak. Tahun 1950-1960 merupakan kurun waktu dimana Nahum paling produktif mencipta lagu.

Pada tahun 1960, Nahum dan rombongan berkunjung ke Jakarta untuk mengadakan beberapa pertunjukan dan mendapat sambutan yang meriah dari masyarakat dan menerima pujian dari pejabat-pejabat pemerintah serta orang-orang asing (anggota kedutaan) yang turut menyaksikan pertunjukannya.
Surat-surat penghargaan dari organisasi kebudayaan, masyarakat dan dari pemerintah telah berkali-kali ia peroleh. Terakhir Nahum memperoleh penghargaan Anugerah Seni dari pemerintah Indonesia pada tanggal 17-08-1969.

Selama hidupnya Nahum telah menciptakan sebanyak kurang lebih 120 lagu, dan sampai akhir hayatnya dia tetap tidak kawin.
Beberapa karyanya yang tidak asing lagi di telinga kita : Alusi Ahu, Anakhonhi Do Hasangapon Di Ahu, Ansideng Ansidoding, Beha Pandundung Bulung, Da Na Tiniptip Sanggar, Dengke Julung Julung, Dijou Ahu Mulak Tu Rura Silindung, Ee Dang Maila Ho, Ketabo-Ketabo, Lissoi, Marhappy-Happy Tung So Boi, Malala Rohangki, Marombus Ombus, Nahinali Bangkudu, Nasonang Do Hita Nadua, Nunga Lao Nunga Lao, O Tao Toba, Pulo Samosir, Sai Gabe Ma Ho, Sai Tudia Ho Marhuta, Sega Na Ma Ho, Sitogol, Tumba Goreng, Utte Malau, dll.

Pada akhir tahun 1966 Nahum jatuh sakit dan dirawat di RSUP Medan selama hampir 3 tahun hingga akhirnya menghembuskan nafasnya yang terakhir pada tanggal 20 Oktober 1969.

FRAME TWO : THE BATTAKS MUSIC RECORD AFTER WORLD WAR II

A.Gordon Tobing

Dengan “A Sing Sing So” Menjelajah Dunia

Siapakah orang Batak yang tidak pernah mendengar lagu A Sing Sing so. Kalau pun ada, mungkin mereka generasi yang baru lahir, atau mereka yang “buta” sama sekali tentang lagu Batak populer. A Sing Sing So (ASS), adalah sebuah lagu rakyat yang selama puluhan tahun hingga kini, tetap dikumandangkan diantara ribuan lagu Batak, dari yang klasik sampai yang paling pop. Irama lagunya yang mendayu-dayu tapi dan diciptakan dengan notasi sederhana, membuat lagu ini cepat memasyarakat, bukan hanya dilingkungan parmitu, remaja tapi juga anak-anak. “A Sing sing S…A Sing Sing So…Ueeee, Lugahon au parau…ullushon au alogo… tu hutani datulangi…”. Demikian antara lain cuplikan lagu tersebut. Gordon Tobing, pemusik dan penyanyi Batak legendaris, adalah tokoh musisi yang berperan besar mempopulerkan lagu A Sing Sing So dan ratusan lagu rakyat Batak lainnya. Bukan hanya di Indonesia tapi juga di Seantoro mancanegara. Kepiawaian menyanyikan lagu rakyat mengantarkannya mengelilingi dunia. Puluhan negara di lima benua telah disinggahinya. Belasan kepala negara telah mengucapkan “Selamat” menjabat tangannya. Dimanapun Gordon menyanyi selalu meninggalkan kesan mendalam, membuat gadis-gadis cantik di Meksiko dan Amerika “Tergila-gila” padanya.

Siapakah Gordon Tobing? Sebuah catatan menyebutkan, Gordon adalah anak kelahiran Medan tanggal 25 Agustus 1925. Ayahnya Romulus Lumbantobing juga dikenal pemusik/komposer terkenal pada jamannya, dan pencipta lagu Arga Do Bona Ni Pinasa (Lihat Liputan Bona Pasogit edisi 13/Juli 200, tulisan tetang S.Dis Sitompul). Romulus Tobing marpariban dengan komponis S.Dis Sitompul dari istrinya boru Hutabarat. Bakat musik yang mengalir dalam diri Romulus ternyata diwarisi Gordon yang sejak kecil telah digembleng bermain musik dan olah vokal oleh ayahnya. Gordon tidak pernah memperoleh pelajaran musik secara formal, tetapi merupakan bakat alam. Tahun 1950, Gordon berangkat ke Jakarta. Disana ia sempat berpindah-pindah pekerjaan, bahkan pernah bekerja sebagai karyawan perusahaan Film Negara. Tapi di sana ia merasa tidak cocok, karena bakat musiknya tak tersalurkan. Kemudian ia pindah ke RRI (Radio Republik Indonesia). Disinilah ia jumpa dengan seniman- seniman musik terkenal seperti Iskandar dan Sudharnoto. Bakat musiknya mulai berkembang. Saat itu Gordon membentuk Kelompok Padua Suara, antara lain kelompok VG “Sinondang”. Setelah VG “Sinondang” bubar, Gordon membentuk kelompok yang dinamakan VG “Impola” (dalam bahasa Batak artinya : inti yang terbaik dari yang terbaik). Vokal grup Impola inilah yang membuat Gordon sangat terkenal sejak tahun 1960 an. Gordon bersama istrinya Theresia Hutabarat menjelajah banyak negara. Bahkan beberapa MC (Master of Ceremony) terkenal seperti Koes Hendratmo dan Hakim Tobing sempat ikut bergabung dalam kelompok itu.

Totalitas Gordon di dunia musik rakyat memang pantas dikagumi. Ia tidak pernah berniat untuk pindah jalur, seperti pemusik lain yang pindah jalur ke blantika musik pop. Gordon juga tidak pernah terpengaruh untuk meninggalkan dunianya, meskipun banyak alternatif pekerjaan lain yang bisa dimasukinya.

MARIO LANZA

Sebagai penyanyi lagu rakyat (folk song), salah satu lagu yang sangat disenangi Gordon dan selalu dinyanyikannya diluar negeri adalah lagu A Sing Sing So, ciptaan Boni Siahaan. Lagu itu di tahun 60 an menjadi lagu Batak terkenal di Amerika. Bahkan karena warna suaranya yang bagus dan sanggup melengking tinggi pindah oktaf, Gordon pernah dijuluki Maria Lanza Indonesia (Maria Lanza adalah penyanyi Italia bersuara emas yang menguasai ratusan lagu rakyat dari banyak negara di dunia/pen). Gordon Tobing pernah berkata: “Saya bisa menyanyikan banyak lagu rakyat dari mancanegara, hanya lagu dari Nigeria dan Arab yang tidak bisa saya nyanyikan”. Tiga tahun setelah menginjakkan kakinya di Jakarta, Gordon mulai bertualang ke berbagai negara. Tahun 1953 ia tiba di Moskow, disusul tahun 1960 mendarat di RRC, mendahului kunjungan Presiden Soekarno ke negara tersebut. Takkala mendarat di bandar udara, Bung Karno terkesima saat mendengar Gordon Tobing menyanyikan lagu Batak (termasuk A Sing Sing So) di bandara. Presiden pertama RI itu heran, dan bertanya pada ajudannya: “Siapa yang menyanyikan Lagu Batak disini?”. Setelah ajudan mengecek siapa yang menyanyi itu dan melaporkannya kepada Bung Karno, spontan Presiden berkomentar:”Luar biasa dia dengan lagu rakyat Gordon bisa sampai disini”. Sejak itu Bung Karno “Jatuh Hati” kepada Gordon dengan grup Impolanya. Tapi kini Gordon sipenyanyi “A Sing Sing so” itu hanya tinggal kenangan bagi pencintanya. Hari Rabu tanggal 13 Nanuari 1993 sang pengembara seni musik ini telah pergi jauh ke haribab Tuhan Sang Pencipta. Ia pergi secara mendadak, tanpa meninggalkan pesan apa-apa. Hari Selasa tengah malam ia masih duduk santai menyaksikan acara televisi , film Another World, kesukaannya. Tiba-tiba ia berkata mengeluh kepada istrinya, bahwa dadanya terasa sesak. Tidak berapa lagi kemudian Gordon telah menghembuskan nafasnya yang terakhir dalam pelukan istrinya tercinta Theresia Br.Hutabarat.

“Papa yang tak pernah mengeluh sakit sebelumnya, selama ini kondisi kesehatannya baik-baik saja. Papa juga tak pernah memeriksakan diri ke Dokter, sehingga tak pernah ketahuan kalau ia mengidap suatu penyakit” Ujar Enrico, putra sulung Gordon ketika itu, 9 tahun lalu. Gordon Tobing semasa hidupnya telah berjasa besar sebagai duta bangsa memperkenalkan lagu-lagu rakyat Indonesia ke seluruh penjuru dunia. Almarhum juga memiliki kemampuan yang prima membawakan lagu rakyat setiap negara yang dikunjunginya, yang membuat semakin dikagumi kemanapun ia pergi. Sejumlah penghargaan bergengsi telah diterimanya dari negara yang pernah dikunjunginya. Antara lain dari Vietnam, Australia, Kuba, Jerman, dan Kamboja. Malah Presiden Mesir Gamal Abdul Nasser dan Presiden Fidel Castro dari Kuba pernah memberi hadiah gitar untuk Gordon. Terakhir, Kaisar Jepang menganugerahkan bintang tanda jasa The Order Of The Sacred Treasure, Goland Silver Rays kepadanya, karena dia dinilai berjasa meningkatkan hubungan kerjasama Indonesia-Jepang. Setelah Gordon Tobing telah tiada, masikah akan ada muncul tokoh seni musik Batak sekaliber Gordon? Banyak musisi dan penyanyi Batak bermunculan saat ini, tapi umumnya berkiprah di jalur pop. Kini dunia musik lagu rakyat terasa semakin sepi, menantikan kehadiran Gordon Tobing-Gordon Tobing yang baru, yang mampu menerobos jalur permusikan lagu rakyat di mancanegara.

B. LAGU BATTAK AS THE SOUVENIER AT TEN YEARS ANNIVERSARY ASIA-AFRICA CONFERENCE IN 1965,RECORDED BY lOKANANTA.

 C.the Mercys

Kumpulan The Mercys

Kumpulan Mercys.

Kumpulan Mercys merupakan sebuah kugiran yang aktif pada era 1960-an. Ia pernah merakamkan lagu pada piring hitam.

The Mercy’s, merupakan salah satu band terhebat di sepanjang masa. Mereka terdiri dari lima anak muda yang berambut gondrong, yakni Erwin Harahap (melody/vokal), Rinto Harahap (bass/lead vokal), Reynold Panggabean (drum/lead vokal), Rizal Arsyad (rhytem/vokal), dan Iskandar alias Bun (keyboard/vokal). Mereka mengusung kisah esensial sejarah dan kenangan yang suka hura-hura, serta berkiblat dengan band-band pesta di Jakarta, seperti, Noor Bersaudara, Ceking, Cruss dan Medinas.

Berdiri awal 1969 di kota Medan, Sumatra Utara, band ini dibangun oleh sekelompok anak muda yang berasal dari satu daerah yang mempunyai satu visi yang sama, sehingga membuat dua bersaudara dari marga Harahap ini bertolak dari Jakarta menuju Medan membentuk band pesta.

Nama The Mercy’s sendiri secara spontan terbesit di ingatan mereka karena menyukai naik mobil merk Mercy. Jika diartikan dalam bahasa Prancis Mercy’s artinya kasihan atau bisa juga terima kasih. Grup ini selalu mengikuti tren perkembangan musik mancanegara, sehingga mereka sering mengacu pada band The Beatles, The Bee Gees, The Hollys, C.C.R maupun Monkeys. Sesekali mereka juga membawakan lagu-lagu band nasional, seperti Koes Plus dengan hit-nya Telaga Sunyi.

Tapi menariknya, belum setahun terbentuk, grup ini sudah mendapat tawaran show di negeri jiran. Sayangnya, Iskandar atau Bun, panggilan akrabnya, tidak dapat melengkapi formasi ini, karena lebih memilih melanjutkan sekolah di kedokteran (kini, menjadi akhli bedah syaraf) dan posisinya digantikan oleh Charles Hutagalung (keyboard/lead vocal). Mereka melewatkan hampir tiap malam mengisi acara di night club Chusan Hotel di Malaysia. Dan, patut diacungi jempol bahwa sosok Charles Hutagalung yang selalu ceria, tetapi tetap mampu melahirkan lagu sentimental, seperti Tiada Lagi. Lewat tembang ini pula The Mercy’s menjadi sebuah supergroup yang diminati jutaan penggemarnya.

Seusai kontraknya selama enam bulan, tepatnya pertengahan 1970, The Mercy’s, kembali ke Medan melanjutkan aktivitas bermusiknya di pesta-pesta anak muda. Lalu datang tawaran untuk show di Singapura dan Bangkok. Namun, karena sesuatu hal kontrak tersebut pun gagal.

Namun, hal itu tidak membuat mereka patah arang, karena The Mercy’s diminta langsung oleh RRI Medan untuk bermain di panggung hiburan dan lagu Tiada Lagi direkam untuk disiarkan secara on air pertama kalinya diperdengarkan dikota ini.

Pada 1971, mereka kembali mendapat tawaran show di Jepang. Pada saat itu grup Spokies sudah berjaya di sana dengan personel anak-anak Indonesia yang bersekolah di Tokyo. Antara lain, Broery Pesolima dan Joko Susilo. Angin segar ini membuat mereka bersemangat kembali.

Namun, karena sesuatu hal, rencana mereka untuk manggung di Jepang, kandas lagi. Mereka malah memilih untuk minggat dari Medan ke Jakarta. Erwin bersama Reynold pun bergabung dengan formasi lainnya yang lebih dulu manggung di Jakarta. Kemudian mereka mengisi serangkaian show secara berkala di empat tempat, seperti Tropicana, LCC, Paprica, dan Mini Discotique.

Di tempat terakhir inilah, The Mercy’s mampu menembus dominasi band asal kota-kota besar, seperti Jakarta dan Bandung. Tepatnya, mereka datang dari band lokal (Medan) menjadi band nasional, dan sejajar dengan The Rollies, Gipsy dan The Pros. Dalam perjalannya, trio Charles, Rinto serta Albert sudah menunjukkan kekuatan dan kemampuannya dalam menggunakan lirik pada lagu-lagunya seperti, Untukmu, Hidupku Sunyi, Love, dan Kisah Seorang Pramuria. Lagu-lagu ini pun kemudian dimasukkan dalam album perdananya, sehingga merupakan success story bagi The Mercy’s.

Mulai rekaman Pada Agustus 1972, kolaborasi dua perusahaan rekaman Remaco dan Purnama sebagai produser, menghasilkan album pertama bagi The Mercy’s. Siapa sangka, band lokal ini mampu menggoyang rekor penjualan piringan hitam (PH) maupun kaset band seniornya Koes Plus dan Panbers. Bahkan menempatkan lima single dari debut album ini merajai tangga-tangga lagu di radio-radio swasta di Jakarta dan seluruh nusantara.

Untuk kedigdayaan luar biasa ini, Puspen ABRI dan perusahaan rekaman Remaco & Purnama mengganjarnya sebagai Band Kesayangan periode 1972-1973 dan meraih Golden Record dan Piringan Emas, atas penjualan lebih dari sejuta keping. Kenyataannya, mereka telah berhasil mewujudkan impiannya. Dalam waktu singkat, mereka menggelar show pertamanya sebagai senjata ampuh di Taman Ria Jakarta Monas.

Pada 31 Desember, empat band besar Koes Plus, Panbers, Favorite’s, dan The Mercy’s, menggelar konser di gedung Istora Senayan Jakarta. Ribuan penonton memadati tempat pertunjukan, bahkan melebihi dari kapasitas tempat pertunjukan.

Ditinggal Charles Pamor The Mercy’s semakin terangkat dengan kehebatan duo sang legenda, Rinto Harahap dan Charles Hutagalung. Aksi mekera selalu mencuri perhatian penikmat musik Indonesia dengan liriknya yang banyak bercerita tentang cinta. Mereka berdua sangat kuat perannya di The Mercy’s dalam mencipta dan menyanyi.

Dalam perjalanannya yang singkat, The Mercy’s berhasil menyabet enam Golden Record dan sejumlah penghargaan lainnya yang diadakan setiap tahunnya oleh Puspen ABRI dari album-albumnya. Sayangnya, setelah The Mercy’s menyelesaikan album ke-12 dan beberapa album Pop Melayu, Pop Mandarin dan Pop Anak-anak yang di produksi Remaco, Charles Hutagalung hengkang dengan mendirikan grup band GE & GE disusul Albert Sumlang memisahkan diri untuk berkarier solo.

Vakum Album Mimpi, tercatat sebagai album terakhir mereka dengan formasi lengkap setelah kembalinya Charles dan Albert yang dirilis pada 1978. Namun, kebersamaan ini ternyata tidak lama, karena para personel The Mercy’s disibukkan dengan kepentingan masing-masing. Charles Hutagalung sibuk bersolo karier, Reynold Panggabean membentuk OM Tarantula, Rinto Harahap mendirikan perusahaan rekaman Lolypop, dan mengorbitkan puluhan penyanyi, sementara Erwin Harahap berprofesi sebagai pengusaha dan Albert Sumlang sibuk membantu album solo penyanyi lain. Dan, pada akhirnya salah satu personel The Mercy’s, Charles Hutagalung, tutup usia, namun karyanya masih bisa disenandungkan dan diperdengarkan dalam banyak kesempatan.

Sementara itu, Rinto Harahap mengungkapkan, Sebenarnya The Mercy’s masih ada dan dari kami pun belum ada pernyataan resmi bubar. Namun, tidak dapat dipungkiri The Mercy’s dikenal karena keberadaan Charles Hutagalung. Kami ini hanya sebagai pelengkap saja. Grup ini pun akhirnya telah menjadi salah satu legenda yang memperkaya khasanah musik pop Indonesia.

Mereka di ibaratkan mata air yang mengalir menembus dan menjangkau relung hati masyarakat musik Indonesia. Mereka juga mampu mengaliri dengan kesejukan lantunan lagu-lagunya tentang nostalgia, sehingga tetap bermakna bagi banyak orang.

DISCOGRAFI 1. Hidupku Sunyi (Vol 1/PH) Remaco/Purnama 2. Padamu Tuhan (Vol 2/PH) Purnama 3. Mama & Papa (Vol 3/PH) Purnama 4. Jangan Lagi (Golden Record-Vol 4/PH) Purnama 5. Usah Kau Harap (Vol 5/PH) Purnama 6. Biar Kusendiri (Vol 6/PH) Purnama 7.Dalam Kerinduan, Purnama 8. Kau Biarkan Ku Sendiri (Vol 7/kaset) Remaco 9. Oh Mama Oh Papa (Vol 8/PH,kaset) Remaco 10. Semua Bisa Bilang (Vol 9/PH)Remaco 11. Lagu Gembira, Remaco 12. Bujang Sama Bujang (Vol 2/Melayu) Remaco 13. Injit-injit Semut (Vol 3/Melayu) Remaco 14. Kutunggu Sampai Mati (Pop Mandarin/PH,kaset) Remaco 15. Kembalilah, Yukawi 16. Mimpi, (PH,kaset) Lolypop/Purnama 17. Instrumentalia Emas (instrumen/kaset) Disco Album Kompilasi 1. The Best (Kau Biarkan Ku Sendiri/Vol 2, kaset) Berlian 2. Album-album Lagu Sukses Mahkota 3. The Best of (Semua Harus Gembira/Vol 2-PH) Remaco 4. 20 Original Super Hits Remaco/BM 5. Tembang Kenangan Remaco/Virgo 6.20 Golden Album Memories Remaco/AR 7. 24 Super Top Pop (Koes Plus,Panbers dll) Remaco/Gema 8. 5 X 5 Super Group Band (Koes Plus, Panbers dll) Atlantic 9. 27 Pop Melayu Legendaris (Koes Plus, Bimbo dll) Virgo Ramayana 10. Platinum Pop Nostalgia (Ge&Ge, The Crabsdll)Remaco/GN

D.PANBERS

PANBERS – VOLUME 11



Here’s the 11th album from the PANBERS ripped at a delicious 320kbps…

Panbers adalah satu nama kelompok pemusik yang merupakan kependekan dari Pandjaitan Bersaudara. Kelompok yang didirikan pada tahun 1969 ini terdiri dari empat orang kakak beradik kandung putra-putra dari Drs. JMM Pandjaitan, S.H, (Alm) dengan BSO Sitompul. Mereka adalah Hans Pandjaitan, Benny Pandjaitan, Doan Pandjaitan dan Sido Pandjaitan.

Dengan mengibarkan bendera Panbers, mereka merintis karir mereka di ibukota, mulai dari mengisi acara-acara hiburan di pesta sekolah dan pesta anak muda yang kala itu dikenal dengan ‘pesta dayak’. Dengan modal tekad yang bulat serta perjuangan yang gigih mereka mencoba mencipta lagu dan membawakannya di pests-pesta masa itu. Satu nomor yang tak henti mereka bawakan adalah Akhir Cinta, sebuah nomor yang melodius yang tiada bosan mereka hantarkan dimana saja mereka  mengadakan pertunjukan. Lewat nomor tersebut pulalah nama Panbers mulai dikenal dan membuat era baru dalam dunia musik Indonesia.

Perjalanan karir Panbers diawali dengan kemunculan pertamanya lewat panggung Istora Senayan pada acara Jambore Bands 1970 yang membawa nama Panbers lebih dikenal luas. Terlebih setelah kesempatan muncul di televisi terbuka sudah buat mereka. Maka melengkinglah lagu-lagu orisinil karya mereka sendiri seperti Bye Bye, Jakarta City SOund, Akhir Cinta, Hanya Semusim Bunga dan Hanya Padamu

Keberhasilan performance mereka di televisi rupanya menarik perhatian bapak Digta Mimi, seorang Manajer perusahaan piringan hitam Dimita Molding Industries, yang kemudian mengantar kelompok Panbers ke dunia rekaman. Mereka diberi kepercayaan untuk mangabadikan lagu-lagu mereka ke dalam bentuk piringan hitam ebonite. Seperti yang telah diketahui, muncullah hit mereka yang abadi, Akhir Cinta yang selalu terpatri di hati penggemar blantika musik Indonesia. Satu tahapan kesuksesan mereka terenggut lewat long play ke-49 produksi PT. Dimita yang bersejarah itu.

Keberhasilan Panbers di dunia rekaman merupakan awal dari kebangkitan grup band di dalam dunia musik Indonesia yang masa itu di dominir oleh penyanyi-penyanyi tunggal. Kelompok Koeswoyo Bersaudara yang sebagai perintis di tahun 60-an, kemudian kemunculan Panbers di awal tahun 1972 yang secara tepat diikuti oleh sekian puluh kelompok pemusik yang meramaikan dunia musik Indonesia hingga saat ini.

Untuk mengikuti perkembangan musik, Kelompok Panbers yang telah kehilangan Hans Pandjaitan, menambah personel ke dalam grup mereka yaitu Maxi Pandelaki yang diberi kesempatan untuk mengisi posisi bas. Sedangkan, Hans Pandjaitan diganti dengan seorang musikus yang bernama Hans Noya.

Panbers telah menciptakan lebih dari 700 lagu dalam ratusan album, baik yang beraliran pop, rock, rohani, keroncong bahkan melayu. Hingga kini kelompok Panbers masih eksis meramaikan dunia musik Indonesia, tidak hanya aktif show-show ke daerah-daerah namun mereka juga masih meliris album. 

Biodata Personil Panbers:
Klik Untuk Gambar Besar! Klik Untuk Gambar Besar! Klik Untuk Gambar Besar!
1.Hans Panjaitan(alm)
Vokalis, Guitar
Garut,Jawa Barat
(in memoriam)
2.Benny Panjaitan
Vokalis, Guitar
Tarutung,Sumatera Utara
14 September 1947
Hobby:swimming,jogging
Panbers favorit songs:
Risau Musikus favorit:Beegees,Pavarotti,
Led Zepellin
3.Doan Panjaitan
Vokalis, Keyboard, Bass
Sibolga,Sumatera utara 
15 July 1949
Hobby:melukis, berburu,
memancing
Panbers favorit songs:
Pelita hati
Musikus favorit:Queen
Klik Untuk Gambar Besar! Klik Untuk Gambar Besar! Klik Untuk Gambar Besar!
4.Asido Panjaitan
Vokalis, Drummer
Jakarta,1 February 1951
Hobby:swimming
Panbers favorit songs:
Maafkan daku
Musikus favorit:
Dennis Chamber
5.Max Pandelaki
Vokalis, Keyboard, Bass
Surabaya,16 May 1954
Hobby:all about music,
 travelling, swimming
Panbers favorit songs:Haai
Musikus favorit:Beatles
6.Hans Noya
Vokalis, Guitar
Makassar,3 April 1954
Hobby:all about music
Panbers favorit songs:
Cinta Abadi
Musikus favorit:Rolling stone,
Jimi Hendrix

 

E.1.NASUTION SISTERS

Rita Nasution

Rita Nasution (lahir 23 November 1956) adalah pasangan penyanyi Indonesia. Bersama Nasution Sisters yang dibentuk bersama penyanyi Diana Nasution dan terkenal di era tahun 1970an. Ia Juga pemandu acara Cipta Pesona Bintang di RCTI.

Daftar isi

 

//

Diskografi

 Album Dari Beri 1/2 Aja (1987) diproduksi Union Artis

Rita Nasution menyanyikan lagu Buku-Buku

 Album Pop Melayu vol 1 Nasution Sisters

  1. Abang Beca
  2. Karena Kamu
  3. Ketentraman
  4. Cinta Remaja
  5. Curi-Curi
  6. Sri Langkat
  7. Mengapa ke Jakarta
  8. Burung Dalam Sangkar
  9. Hidup Untuk Cinta
  10. Pengantin Baru

E2CHRISTINE PANJAITAN

Christine Panjaitan – Jangan Tumbuh Disana

Judul Album : Jangan Tumbuh Disana
Penyanyi : Christine Panjaitan
Music Director : Rinto Harahap
Tahun Produksi : 1983
Produser : Rinto Harahap
Produksi : Lolypop Records
Sebagai salahsatu ikon genre musik pop melankolis di awal 80an, CHRISTINE PANJAITAN memang sangat produktif. Album-albumnya terus dirilis dan rata-rata mencapai sukses, berkat tangan dingin RINTO HARAHAP yang memang sejak awal selalu mengawal setiap albumnya. Album JANGAN TUMBUH DISANA adalah salahsatu album yang dirilis Christine di era itu. Tetapi, tidak seperti album-album lainnya yang berhasil mencatatkan hits besar, album ini ditanggapi biasa saja. Memang lagunya sempat menjadi hits, tapi tidak secemerlang hits Christine semacam SUDAH KUBILANG, TANGAN TAK SAMPAI, UNTUK MAMA atau BURUNG BURUNG PUTIH. Apapun, album ini tetap menjadi bukti eksistensi Christine sebagai salahsatu penyanyi pop terdepan di genrenya.
Track List

1. JANGAN TUMBUH DISANA
Rinto Harahap
2. AKU DAN HARI ESOK
Oetje F. Tekol
3. SAMPAI MENUTUP MATA
Tony F.
4. BUNGA CINTA
Yan D. Putra
5. SAYANGILAH DAKU
Anto
6. DIA
Adi Tiekno
7. KEDAMAIAN HATI
Anto
8. CIPTAKAN HARI BARU
Eric Van Houten
9. BERSEMI
Monthy S.
10. UNTUK SELAMANYA
Anto
11. CINTA YANG TERCIPTA
Oetje F. Tekol
12. HANYA UNTUKMU
Frans Ginting

JANGAN TUMBUH DISANA

Pernah dulu ada cerita
Kisah sedih sekuntum bunga
Yang tak ingin layu ditangkainya
Mekar tumbuh di tengah hutan
Tiada kumbang yang ingin datang
Banyak duri-duri mengancam

Menanti bunga cantik
Tiada yang menemani
Semerbak harum wangi
Siapa yang tahu
Berganti musim kini
Bungapun akan layu
Oo.. sayangnya pasti akan layu

Dulu bunga indah jelita
Kini layu ditelan masa
Jangan lagi tumbuh disana

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// Monday, April 6, 2009

Christine Panjaitan – Katakan Sejujurnya

Judul Album : Katakan Sejujurnya
Penyanyi : Christine Panjaitan
Music Director : Rinto Harahap
Tahun Produksi : 1987
Produser : Rinto Harahap
Produksi : Lolypop Records
Setelah beberapa saat sempat vakum, CHRISTINE PANJAITAN kembali ke dapur rekaman dengan merilis album berjudul KATAKAN SEJUJURNYA ini. Meskipun sempat vakum, tapi ternyata format musik yang diusung masih tetap sama seperti sebelumnya. RINTO HARAHAP masih menyokong penuh di sesi musik dan komposisi lagu andalan, tentu dengan materi lagu yang juga masih setipe dengan hits-hitsnya terdahulu. Boleh jadi karena memang ingin mengambil jalur ‘aman’ setelah sempat vakum, dan rupanya strategi ini terbilang berhasil. Album ini menjadi obat kangen bagi fans Christine yang sudah lama menunggu albumnya. Lagu KATAKAN SEJUJURNYA berhasil menjadi hits besar, dan bahkan menjadi salahsatu hits terbesar Christine sepanjang karirnya. Sebuah album ‘comeback’ yang terhitung berhasil mengangkat kembali namanya yang mulai meredup. Lagu Katakan Sejujurnya belakangan kembali ngetop di era 90an ketika dirilis oleh YUNI SHARA.
Track List

1. KATAKAN SEJUJURNYA
Rinto Harahap
2. NIKMATNYA CINTA
Andy Nasution
3. LELAH
Billy Eden
4. DURI CINTA DALAM DADA
Dadang S. Manaf
5. IDOLAKU
Tonny Visi
6. SAMBUTLAH RINDUKU
Edi Koesworo
7. RELA
M. Taufik
8. PESONA CINTA
Iwan Isman
9. KUINGIN CINTAMU
Yoes Yono
10. RINDU
Asep Sukma
KATAKAN SEJUJURNYA

Kalau dulu kita tak bertemu
Takkan pernah kurasakan artinya rindu
Kalau kita dulu tak kenal
Takkan pernah kurasakan jatuh cinta
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Christine Panjaitan

 

Christine Panjaitan
Nama lahir Christine Natalina Panjaitan
Lahir 23 Desember 1960 (umur 50)
Bendera Indonesia Indonesia
Pekerjaan aktris, penyanyi

Christine Natalina Panjaitan (lahir 23 Desember 1960; umur 50 tahun) adalah seorang penyanyi Indonesia berdarah Tapanuli. Nama Christine Panjaitan pernah melambung ketika menyanyikan lagu karya Rinto Harahap berjudul Katakan Sejujurnya.

Sejak menikah dengan seorang dokter kandungan, Maringan Tobing, pada tahun 1986, Christine mengurangi kegiatan menyanyinya. Apalagi kemudian ia dikaruniai putera tiga orang, yakni Jericho (1987), Jessica (1990) dan Jeremy (1995). Apalagi tamatan Fakultas Sastra Cina UI tahun 1986 ini kemudian mengajar di Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung selama dua tahun.

Tahun 1998 ia pernah membuat album rekaman dengan karya orang lain berjudul Aku Sayang Padamu.

Semua kegiatan yang dilakukannya berkurang drastis ketika ia harus mengikuti suami tugas ke Samarinda. Mengajar di FISIP Unpad Jurusan Hubungan Internasional pun ditinggalkan. Ketika ia kembali lagi ke Bandung, tempat tinggalnya kini, Unpad sudah pindah ke Jatinangor.

Diskografi

  • Kau dia dan aku ciptaan Rinto Harahap
  • Remaja ciptaan Tonny F
  • Bagai Pelangi Senja ciptaan Asep Sukma
  • Sambut Mesra ciptaan Eric Van Houten
  • Masih Ada Hari Esok ciptaan Tonny F
  • Untuk Selamanya ciptaan Anto
  • Bunga Cinta ciptaan Yan D. Putra
  • Sampai Menutup Mata ciptaan Tonny F
  • Bersemi ciptaan Monthy S
  • Rindu di Saat Sepi ciptaan Leo Manuputty
  • Tangan Tak Sampai ciptaan Rinto Harahap
  • Tangismu Tangisku Jua ciptaan Rinto Harahap
  • Hati Ini Milikmu ciptaan Arche Rampengan
  • Untukku ciptaan Tonny
  • Cerah ciptaan Supardimansyah
  • Jangan Sebut Namaku ciptaan Fauzy
  • Dua Merpati ciptaan Budi Mithas
  • Dia Yang Pernah Kucinta ciptaan Henry W.
  • Tinggallah Duka ciptaan Frans Ginting
  • Senyum Bahagia ciptaan Anto
  • Di Saat Cinta Bersemi ciptaan Nuri Gemuri
  • Untuk Mama ciptaan Rinto Harahap
  • Ciptaan Hari Baru ciptaan Eric Van Houten
  • Mengapa Kau Tak Mengerti ciptaan Tony M.
  • Biarkanlah Dia Pergi ciptaan Dedi Supardimansyah
  • Seindah Pelangi ciptaan Davin Kaban
  • Sayangilah Daku ciptaan Anto
  • Cinta Yang Tercipta ciptaan Oetje F. Tekol
  • Dia ciptaan Adi Tiekno
  • Hanya untukmu ciptaan Frans Ginting
  • Suling Bambu ciptaan Asep Sukma
  • Detik Tak Bertepi
  • Jangan Simpan Tangismu
  • Jangan Tumbuh di sana
  • Katakan Sejujurnya
  • Sudah Kubilang
  • Getaran Kasih
  • Perasaan
  • Selamat Jalan
  • Rindu
  • Jingga
  • Aku, Dia dan Kau
  • Burung-Burung Putih
  • Hari Akan Berganti
  • Jangan Lemas Hatimu
  • Jangan Simpan Tangismu
  • Jangan Tumbuh di Sana
  • Jingga

 Lagu Rohani

  • Yesus Menginginkan Daku
  • Ya Yesus, Dikau Kurindukan
  • Di Jalan Hidup yang Lebar, Sempit
  • Suara Yesus ‘Ku Dengar
  • Wonderful Day
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Singing, I Love You, Lord
  • Di Malam Sunyi Bergema
  • Kudaki Jalan Mulia
  • Tinggal Sertaku

Karaoke

  • Evergreen Hits Vol. 002
  • Evergreen Hits Vol. 012
  • Indonesia Evergreen Album 001
  • Indonesian Evergreen Hits Vol. 004
  • Indonesian Evergreen Hits Vol. 007
  • Indonesian Evergreen Hits Vol. 008
  • Indonesian Evergreen Hits Vol. 014
  • Indonesian Top Pop Nav 15 II & Nav 12 II
  • Lagu Cinta Sepanjang Masa Vol. 001
  • Lagu Cinta Sepanjang Masa Vol. 005
  • Lagu lagu Terbaik Christine Panjaitan
  • Pop Batak Naburju Soidopan dan Parumaen
  • Tembang Kenangan Pop Indonesia Vol. 001
  • Tembang Kenangan Pop Indonesia Vol. 002
  • Tembang Kenangan Pop Indonesia Vol. 003
  • Tembang Kenangan Pop Indonesia Vol. 004
  • Tembang Kenangan Pop Indonesia Vol. 005
  • Tembang Kenangan Pop Indonesia Vol. 006
  • Tembang Kenangan Pop Indonesia Vol. 007

 Filmografi

 Penampilan Lain

F.RITA BUTAR BUTAR

Rita Butarbutar

 

Jangan terus menilai saya terlalu sarkastik bila saya menilai penampilan penyanyi serba bisa ini bisa disejajarkan dengan penyanyi penyanyi top dunia. Memang saya menyadari bahwa tidak semua diantara kita senang dengan lengkingan suara wanita untuk membawakan sebuah lagu, apalagi mungkin itu berbentuk andung.

Bah, dengar dulu lae…. kata seseorang kepada temannya, karena sewaktu tiba giliran Rita Butarbutar untuk membawakan sebuah lagu dalam vcd seleksi, temannya ini langsung men-skip lagu tersebut karena dia menganggap terlalu sakit kuping mendengar lengkingannya.

Saya tidak perlu menceritakan apa yang terjadi pada saat itu, tapi setelah dia mengikuti saran temannya tadi agar mendengar dan menyimak lagu yang dibawakan oleh Rita itu, dari saat itu dia merubah pola pikirnya menjadi mengidolakan Rita Butarbutar. Dan saya mendukung tindakkanya karena sebelumnya saya persis mengalami hal yang sama.

Jika kita perhatikan cara dan tehnik yang digunakan Rita Butarbutar untuk bernyanyi, tidaklah begitu berbeda dengan penyanyi penyanyi lain, mungkin Tuhan telah mentakdirkan dia sebagai penyanyi daripada sebagai seorang ibu ibu yang suka arisan dan marjoker karo.

Bermula pada tahun 80an Rita Butarbutar yang masih muda belia, dipertemukan dengan Lolypop Records milik Rinto Harahap, si jago menulis lagu cengeng itu memciptakan lagu buat Rita Butarbutar dalam album pop indonesia, dan lagu itu dikenal luas oleh masyarakat indonesia terutama dibelahan indonesia bagian timur. Seandainya Aku Punya Sayap… itulah judul lagu yang menghiasi beberapa radio di ibukota saat itu dan daerah daerah lainnya, dan nama Rita Butarbutar menjadi sangat tenar, teman saya berkomentar, seandainya paras Rita Butarbutar mirip seperti Sophia Loren mungkin ceritanya akan lebih seru.

Almarhum ibunda Rita Butarbutar yang kala itu selalu mendampingi kemanapun Rita bepergian, berhasrat untuk menerbitkan album batak untuk putrinya, bertemulah dia dengan pencipta lagu batak Dakka Hutagalung, kebetulan Dakka Hutagalung sedang menggarap beberapa album batak dari salah satu produser di jakarta.

Lagu Didia Rokkap Hi, adalah lagu yang pertama menggetarkan suasana hiruk pikuk lagu batak saat itu, alunan suara yang datar pada intro lagu masih mengalunkan betapa seorang wanita menanyakan sang ibundanya yang selalu gelisah karena melihat putrinya yang tidak kunjung menikah padahal umur sudah semakin dewasa (baca: tua). Setelah alinea pertama dan kedua selesai dengan datar maka kita harus bersiap siap untuk mendengar reff lagu dengan lengkingan lengkingan yang tidak sembarang suara bisa membawakannya. Rita Butarbutar mendapat sambutan hangat dan histeris dibeberapa pertunjukan acara batak pada saat membawakan lagu tersebut dan “Didia Rokkap Hi” menjadi nama tengahnya dari saat itu, sampai saat ini lagu tersebut tidak kurang dari 3 kali telah direkam ulang, kita bisa menikmatinya dalam bentuk vcd. kalau suatu saat kebetulan anda bertemu dengan Rita dalam acara show di acara tertentu bernuansa batak, jangan segan segan meminta lagu itu, dia akan besenang hati membawakannya, demikian dia nyatakan pada salah satu acara di TIM tahun 2001 yang lalu. “ini adalah bagaikan lagu wajib bagi saya” katanya diatas pentas.

Rita Butarbutar sadar, walaupun album volume pertamanya dalam pop indonesia sukses dipasaran, namun dia tidak banyak berharap untuk melanjutkan karir dalam blantika musik pop indonesia, namun dalam acara acara batak diseluruh nusantara dia kerap berada terutama acara acara pembangunan gereja, karena panitia gereja dengan lihai dapat memanfaatkan suara Rita untuk mendapatkan uang yang banyak dengan cara lelang.

Hari berganti bulan, bulan berganti ke tahun, Rita yang telah menikah dengan Leo Simanjuntak mengurangi aktifitasnya dalam dunia rekaman, namun dalam kurun satu tahun dia masih mengeluarkan minimal 1 album dari produser yang berbeda.

Pada awal 90an Bragiri Records mencoba untuk menggabungkan suara Rita Butarbutar dengan sang raja andung batak kala itu Johny S, Manurung, duet ini sempat merajai peredaran kaset lagu batak, disamping kepopuleran Trio Maduma saat itu, karena pada bite bite tertentu Trio Maduma juga disertakan untuk backing vocal. Sejak itu dia banyak disandingkan dengan penyanyi penyanyi batak yang cukup sohor untuk berduet, diantaranya : Joel Simorangkir, Charles Simbolon dan Bunthora Situmorang.

Silogan Records melihat peluang, apa yang terjadi jika 3 diva batak saat itu digabungkan untuk membuat sebuah album?, jadilah Rita Butarbutar membentuk trio bersama Herty Sitorus dan Rina Sidabutar, kalau anda belum pernah mendengar gabungan suara mereka ini, saya sarankan cobalah dengar, anda mungkin setuju dengan saya bahwa ketiganya layak disandingkan bahkan melebihi 3 diva yang sering anda lihat baru baru ini. nama mereka disebut “Ladies Trio”. Namun nama tersebut tidak bertahan lama, hanya berhasil menerbitkan 1 album batak, padahal waktu itu sungguh banyak sponsor yang ingin mendanai rekaman mereka apabila mereka bersedia untuk bersama sama kembali, namun kelihatannya Rina Sidabutar yang saat itu sedang banyak tawaran manggung dibeberapa cafe, tidak dapat membagi waktunya untuk Ladies Trio. Sedangkan Herty Sitorus dan Rita Butarbutar masih terlihat akrab sampai saat ini. Dan mereka masih terlihat membuat 1 buah lagu duetnya dalam Album “Holong”.

Sekarang, dia telah sibuk dengan keragaman kehidupan sebagai ibu rumah tangga bagi anak anaknya yang sudah beranjak dewasa, namun apabila ada acara yang ingin menyertakannya dia jarang menolak apalagi dengan alasan keterbatasan honor. dialah penyanyi yang menurut artis batak yang jarang menyertakan angka berapa honor yang akan dia terima. “molo adong pangomoan mu sian acara i, bagi hamu ma di au”, begitulah kira kira sentilan dia untuk beberapa panitia yang mengundangnya. Tapi dia sangat tegas kepada produser produser yang ingin memakai namanya.

Saya berharap kiranya ada tumbuh penyanyi penyanyi muda seperti Rita bagi orang batak, yang mempunyai bakat dan suara seperti dia, terlebih bagaimana seorang Rita melakoni hidup sebagai pribadi yang dinamis dengan keseimbangan public figure dan kesehariannya.

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My fair Lady(Nat King Cole)

My Fair Lady (film)

My Fair Lady

Theatrical release poster by Bill Gold,
original illustration by Bob Peak
Directed by George Cukor
Produced by Jack Warner
Written by Alan Jay Lerner
George Bernard Shaw
Starring Audrey Hepburn
Rex Harrison
Stanley Holloway
Gladys Cooper
Music by Frederick Loewe (Music)
Alan Jay Lerner (Lyrics)
Cinematography Harry Stradling Sr.
Editing by William H. Ziegler
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) December 25, 1964 (1964-12-25)
Running time 170 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $17 million
Gross revenue $72 million

My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe stage musical, of the same name, based on the film adaptation of the stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The ending and the ballroom scene are from the 1938 film, Pygmalion, rather than Shaw’s original stage play. The film was directed by George Cukor and stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.[1]

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 Plot

In Edwardian London, Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison), an arrogant, irascible, misogynistic professor of phonetics, believes that the accent and tone of one’s voice determines a person’s prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering (Wilfrid Hyde-White), himself an expert in phonetics, that he could teach any woman to speak so “properly” that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball, citing, as an example, a young flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who has a strong Cockney (“Lisson Grove lingo” as it is called) accent.

Eliza goes to Higgins seeking speech lessons. Her great ambition is to work in a flower shop, but her thick accent makes her unsuitable for such a position. All she can afford to pay is a shilling per lesson, whereas Higgins is used to training wealthier members of society.[2] Pickering, who is staying with Higgins, is intrigued by the idea of passing a common flower girl off as a duchess and bets Higgins he cannot make good his boast, offering to pay for the lessons himself.

Eliza’s father, Alfred P. Doolittle (Stanley Holloway), a dustman, shows up three days later, ostensibly to protect his daughter’s virtue, but in reality simply to extract some money from Higgins, and is bought off with £5. Higgins is impressed by the man’s honesty, his natural gift for language, and especially his brazen lack of morals – “Can’t afford ‘em!” claims Doolittle. Higgins recommends Doolittle to a wealthy American who is interested in morality.

Eliza goes through many forms of speech training, such as speaking with marbles in her mouth, enduring Higgins’ harsh approach to teaching and his treatment of her personally. She makes little progress, but just as she, Higgins, and Pickering are about to give up, Eliza finally “gets it”; she instantly begins to speak with an impeccable upper class accent.

As a test, Higgins takes her to Ascot Racecourse, where she makes a good impression with her stilted, but genteel manners, only to shock everyone by a sudden and vulgar lapse into Cockney while encouraging a horse to win a race: “C’mon Dover, move your bloomin’ arse!” Higgins, who dislikes the pretentiousness of the upper class, partly conceals a grin behind his hand.

Eliza poses as a mysterious lady at an embassy ball and even dances with a foreign prince. At the ball is Zoltan Karpathy (Theodore Bikel), a Hungarian phonetics expert trained by Higgins. After a brief conversation with Eliza, he certifies that she is of royal blood. This makes Higgins’ evening, since he has always looked upon Karpathy as a bounder and a crook.

After all the effort she has put in however, Eliza is given hardly any credit, all the praise going to Higgins. This, and his callous treatment towards her afterwards, especially his indifference to her future, causes her to walk out on him, leaving him mystified by her ingratitude.

Accompanied by Freddy Eynsford-Hill (Jeremy Brett), a young man she met at Ascot and who has become enamoured of her, Eliza returns to her old stomping ground at Covent Garden, but finds that she no longer fits in. She meets her father, who has been left a large fortune by the wealthy American Higgins had sent him to and is resigned to marrying Eliza’s stepmother. Alfred feels that Higgins has ruined him, since he is now bound by morals and responsibility. Eventually, Eliza ends up visiting Higgins’ mother, who is incensed at her son’s behaviour.

Higgins finds Eliza the next day and attempts to talk her into coming back to him. During a testy exchange, Higgins becomes incensed when Eliza announces that she is going to marry Freddy and become Karpathy’s assistant. Higgins explodes and Eliza is satisfied that she has had her “own back.” Higgins has to admit that rather than being a “a millstone around my neck… now you’re a tower of strength, a consort battleship. I like you this way.” Eliza leaves, saying they will never meet again.

After an argument with his mother—in which he asserts that he does not need Eliza or anyone else — Higgins makes his way home, stubbornly predicting that Eliza will come crawling back. However, he comes to the horrified realization that he has “grown accustomed to her face.” Then, to his great delight, Eliza suddenly returns to him.

The ending

In the ending of the original play Eliza makes it clear that she will marry Freddy. Shaw later wrote an essay[3] in which he explained precisely why it was impossible for the story to end with Higgins and Eliza getting married, though they would continue to be close throughout their lives. Higgins himself does not appear to want to marry Eliza. Towards the end of the original play, he sees the future as “You and I and Pickering will be three old bachelors together instead of only two men and a silly girl.”

The ending of the stage version of My Fair Lady comes from the 1938 film version of Pygmalion, starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller; This ending was faithfully retained in the film version.

 Cast

Production

 Order of musical numbers

The order of the songs in the show was followed faithfully, except for “With a Little Bit of Luck”. The song is listed as being the third musical number in the play; in the film it is the fourth. Onstage, the song is split into two parts sung in two different scenes. Part of the song is sung by Doolittle and his cronies just after Eliza gives him part of her earnings, immediately before she makes the decision to go to Higgins’s house to ask for speech lessons. The second half of the song is sung by Doolittle just after he discovers that Eliza is now living with Higgins. In the film, the entire song is sung in one scene that takes place just after Higgins has sung “I’m an Ordinary Man”. However, the song does have a dialogue scene (Doolittle’s conversation with Eliza’s landlady) between verses.

The instrumental “Busker Sequence”, which opens the play immediately after the Overture, is the only musical number from the play omitted in the film version. However, there are several measures from this piece that can be heard as we see Eliza in the rain, making her way through the cars and carriages in Covent Garden.

All of the songs in the film were performed almost complete; however, there were some verse omissions, as there sometimes are in film versions of Broadway musicals. For example, in the song “With a Little Bit of Luck” the verse “He does not have a Tuppence in his pocket”, which was sung with a chorus, was omitted, due to space and its length. The original verse in “Show Me” was used instead. In the song “Get Me to the Church on Time” the verse that mentions “Drug me or jail me/ Stamp me or mail me” was omitted because the censors would not allow a verse referring to being drugged or jailed, and Alan Jay Lerner refused to have replacement lyrics for the song.

Dubbing

Hepburn’s singing was judged inadequate, and she was dubbed by Marni Nixon,[4] who sang all songs except “Just You Wait”, where Hepburn’s voice was left undubbed during the harsh-toned chorus of the song and Nixon sang the melodic bridge section. Some of Hepburn’s original vocal performances for the film were released in the 1990s, affording audiences an opportunity to judge whether the dubbing was necessary. Less well known is the dubbing of Jeremy Brett‘s songs (as Freddy) by Bill Shirley.[5]

Rex Harrison declined to pre-record his musical numbers for the film, explaining that he had never talked his way through the songs the same way twice and thus couldn’t convincingly lip-sync to a playback during filming (as musical stars had, according to Jack Warner, been doing for years. “We even dubbed Rin-Tin-Tin”[6]). To permit Harrison to recite his songs live during filming, the Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, under the direction of George Groves, implanted a wireless microphone in Harrison’s neckties, marking the first known wireless microphone use in film history.[citation needed] André Previn then conducted the final version of the music to the voice recording.[citation needed] The sound department earned an Academy Award for its efforts.

Intermission

One of the few differences in structure between the stage version and the film is the placement of the intermission. In the stage play, the intermission comes after the scene at the Embassy Ball where Eliza is seen dancing with Karpathy. In the film, the intermission comes before the ball, as Eliza, Higgins and Pickering are seen departing for the embassy.

Art direction

The art direction was by Cecil Beaton, who won an Oscar. Beaton’s inspiration for the library in Henry Higgins’ home, where much of the action takes place, was a room at the Château de Groussay, Montfort-l’Amaury, in France, which had been decorated opulently by its owner Carlos de Beistegui.

Copyright issues

The head of CBS put up the money for the original Broadway production in exchange for the rights to the cast album (through Columbia Records). When Warner bought the film rights in February 1962 for the then-unprecedented sum of $5 million, it was agreed that the rights to the film would revert to CBS seven years after its release.[citation needed]

The first home video release was by MGM/CBS Home Video in 1981, and was re-released by CBS/Fox Video in 1984, 1986, 1991, and 1994.

Warner owned the film’s original copyright, but it was renewed by CBS due to the 1972 rights reversion. From 1998-2008, Warner owned the DVD rights to the film (under license from CBS), while CBS Television Distribution owns the television rights. This made My Fair Lady the only theatrical film whose ancillary rights are owned by CBS that was not distributed by CBS Home Entertainment.[citation needed]

A VHS release by Paramount Pictures in 2001 is currently out of print. However, Paramount obtained DVD rights in 2009 and re-released the film on DVD, on October 6, 2009.[7]

Musical numbers

Act I
  1. “Overture”
  2. “Why Can’t the English?” – Higgins
  3. Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
  4. “An Ordinary Man” – Higgins
  5. “With a Little Bit of Luck” – Alfred
  6. “Just You Wait” – Eliza
  7. “Servants Chorus” – Mrs. Pearce, Servants
  8. The Rain in Spain” – Eliza, Higgins, Pickering
  9. I Could Have Danced All Night” – Eliza, Mrs. Pearce, Maids
  10. “Ascot Gavotte” – Ensemble
  11. “Ascot Gavotte (Reprise)” – Ensemble
  12. On the Street Where You Live” – Freddy
  13. “Intermission”
Act II
  1. “Transylvanian March”
  2. “Embassy Waltz”
  3. “You Did It” – Higgins, Pickering, Mrs. Pearce, Servants
  4. “Just You Wait (Reprise)” – Eliza
  5. “On the Street Where You Live” (reprise) – Freddy
  6. “Show Me” – Eliza
  7. “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” (reprise) – Eliza, Ensemble
  8. Get Me to the Church on Time” – Alfred, Ensemble
  9. “A Hymn to Him (Why Can’t A Woman Be More Like a Man?)” – Higgins, Pickering
  10. “Without You” – Eliza
  11. I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” – Higgins
  12. “Finale”
  13. “Exit Music”

 Soundtrack album as heard on the original LP

All tracks played by The Warner Bros. Studio Orchestra conducted by André Previn. Between brackets the singers.

  1. “Overture”
  2. “Why Can’t the English?” (Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn and/or Marni Nixon (for Audrey Hepburn), Wilfrid Hyde-White)
  3. “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” (Marni Nixon (for Audrey Hepburn))
  4. “I’m Just an Ordinary Man” (Rex Harrison)
  5. “With a Little Bit of Luck” (Stanley Holloway)
  6. “Just You Wait” (Audrey Hepburn, Marni Nixon (for Audrey Hepburn))
  7. “The Rain in Spain” (Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Marni Nixon (for Audrey Hepburn), Wilfrid Hyde-White)
  8. “I Could Have Danced All Night” (Marni Nixon (for Audrey Hepburn))
  9. “Ascot Gavotte”
  10. “On the Street Where You Live” (Bill Shirley (for Jeremy Brett))
  11. “You Did It” (Rex Harrison, Wilfrid Hyde-White)
  12. “Show Me” (Marni Nixon (for Audrey Hepburn), Bill Shirley (for Jeremy Brett))
  13. “Get Me to the Church on Time” (Stanley Holloway)
  14. “A Hymn to Him (Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?)” (Rex Harrison, Wilfrid Hyde-White)
  15. “Without You” (Marni Nixon (for Audrey Hepburn), Rex Harrison)
  16. “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” (Rex Harrison)

Previously unreleased on LP, included on the CD

  1. “The Flower Market”
  2. “Servants’ Chorus”
  3. “Ascot Gavotte (Reprise)”
  4. “Intermission”
  5. “The Transylvanian March”
  6. “The Embassy Waltz”
  7. “Just You Wait (Reprise)” (Audrey Hepburn and/or Marni Nixon (for Audrey Hepburn))
  8. “On the Street Where You Live (Reprise)” Bill Shirley (for Jeremy Brett)
  9. “The Flowermarket” (containing the reprise of “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”) (Marni Nixon for Audrey Hepburn)
  10. “End Titles”
  11. “Exit Music”

 Awards and honors

Academy Awards record
1. Best Actor, Rex Harrison
2. Best Art Direction, Gene Allen, Cecil Beaton, George James Hopkins
3. Best Cinematography, Harry Stradling Sr.
4. Best Costume Design, Cecil Beaton
5. Best Director, George Cukor
6. Best Original Score, André Previn
7. Best Picture, Jack Warner
8. Best Sound, George Groves
Golden Globe Awards record
1. Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
2. Best Actor – Musical or Comedy, Rex Harrison
3. Best Director, George Cukor
BAFTA Awards record
1. Best Film from any Source, George Cukor

Academy Awards: 1964

My Fair Lady won eight Oscars:[1]

Four nominations

 Golden Globe Awards

My Fair Lady won three Golden Globes:

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Director – Motion Picture – George Cukor
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy – Rex Harrison

BAFTA Awards

Others

American Film Institute recognition

  • 1998 AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies #91
  • 2002 AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Passions #12
  • 2004 AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Songs:
  • 2006 AFI’s 100 Years of Musicals #8

 Restoration

The film was restored in 1994 by James C. Katz and Robert A. Harris, who had restored Spartacus three years earlier. The restoration was commissioned and financed by CBS, who purchased the film from Warner Bros. in 1971.[8]

Anna(Silvana Mangano)

Silvana Mangano

Silvana Mangano

as Circe in the 1955 film Ulysses.
Born 21 April 1930(1930-04-21)
Rome, Italy
Died 16 December 1989(1989-12-16) (aged 59)
Madrid, Spain
Years active 1945–1987
Spouse Dino De Laurentiis
(1949–1989)

Silvana Mangano (21 April 1930[1] – 16 December 1989)[2] was an Italian actress.

Raised in poverty during World War II, Mangano trained as a dancer and worked as a model before winning a “Miss Rome” beauty pageant in 1946[2]. This led to work in films; she achieved a notable success in Bitter Rice (1949) and continued working in films for almost four more decades.

The Bosnian singer Silvana Armenulić took her stage name from Mangano.

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Early life

Born in Rome to an Italian father and an English mother (Ivy Webb from Croydon), Mangano lived in poverty caused by the Second World War. Trained for seven years as a dancer, she was supporting herself as a model.

In 1946, at age 16, Mangano won the “Miss Rome” beauty pageant and through this she obtained a role in a Mario Costa movie. One year later she became a contestant in the Miss Italia contest. Potential actress Lucia Bosé became “The Queen”, among Mangano and several other future stars of Italian cinema such as Gina Lollobrigida, Eleonora Rossi Drago and Gianna Maria Canale.

 Film career

Mangano’s earliest connection with filmmaking occurred through her romantic relationship with actor Marcello Mastroianni. This led her to a movie contract, though it would take some time for Mangano to ascend to international stardom with her performance in Bitter Rice (Riso Amaro, Giuseppe De Santis, 1949). Thereafter, she signed a contract with Lux Film, in 1949, and later married Dino De Laurentiis, on the verge of becoming a known producer.[1]

Though she never scaled the heights of her contemporaries Sophia Loren and Gina Lollobrigida, Mangano remained a favorite star between the 1950s and 1970s, appearing in Anna (Alberto Lattuada, 1951), The Gold of Naples (L’oro di Napoli, Vittorio De Sica, 1954), Mambo (Robert Rossen, 1955), Theorem (Teorema, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968), Death in Venice (Morte a Venezia, Luchino Visconti, 1971), and The Scientific Cardplayer (1972).

 Personal life

Married to Bitter Rice producer Dino De Laurentiis from 1949, the couple had four children: Veronica, Raffaella, Francesca, and Federico.[2] Veronica’s daughter Giada De Laurentiis is host of Everyday Italian on the Food Network. Raffaella coproduced with her father on Mangano’s penultimate film, Dune (David Lynch, 1984). Federico died in an airplane crash in 1981 in Alaska.[2] De Laurentiis and Mangano separated in 1983, and Mangano began divorce proceedings in 1988.[3]

Following surgery on 4 December 1989 that left her in a coma, Mangano died of lung cancer in Madrid, Spain, during the late night/early morning hours between 15 and 16 December 1989.[1]

Filmography

Although performed by Flo Sandon’s, Silvana Mangano was credited on the label of the recording of “El Negro Zumbon,” known as “Anna” in the U.S.A., which is from the soundtrack of the motion picture Anna (1951) and was a hit song in 1953.

Rock around The clock,Alan freed and his Rock and roll band, side one the great Pretender and side two Only you

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Rock Around the Clock (film)

Rock Around the Clock
Directed by Fred F. Sears
Produced by Sam Katzman
Written by Robert E. Kent
Starring Bill Haley and His Comets
Alan Freed
The Platters
Freddie Bell and the Bellboys
Cinematography Benjamin H. Kline
Editing by Saul A. Goodkind
Jack Ogilvie
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) March 21, 1956
Running time 77 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Followed by Don’t Knock the Rock

Rock Around the Clock is the title of a 1956 musical motion picture that featured Bill Haley and His Comets along with Alan Freed, The Platters, Tony Martinez and His Band, and Freddie Bell and His Bellboys. It was produced by B-movie king Sam Katzman (who would produce several Elvis Presley films in the 1960s) and directed by Fred F. Sears.

The film was shot over a short period of time in January 1956 to capitalize on Haley’s success and the popularity of his multimillion-selling recording “Rock Around the Clock” that debuted in the 1955 teen flick Blackboard Jungle, and is considered the first major rock and roll musical film.

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 Plot

Rock Around the Clock told a highly fictionalized rendition of how rock and roll was discovered, but moviegoers didn’t care about the plotline; they wanted to hear the music. The film was blamed for inciting rowdy behavior in theaters across America and Great Britain, and was banned in some parts of the world. Queen Elizabeth II reportedly requested a special screening of the film; her reaction to it is not known.[citation needed]

Despite the movie being named after it, the song “Rock Around the Clock” – although heard three times during the picture – is never actually performed in its entirety on screen. At the end of the picture, the director decides to show the two dramatic leads having a conversation while Haley and the Comets are shown performing the song in the background, the music muted to allow dialogue. It has been suggested that the decision to have people talking over this climactic performance “Rock Around the Clock”, a song people came to the film to hear, might have been a contributing factor in reported theater violence.[original research?]

 Cast

  • Alan Freed as Himself
  • Johnny Johnston as Steve Hollis
  • Alix Talton as Corinne Talbot
  • Lisa Gaye as Lisa Johns
  • John Archer as Mike Dodd
  • Henry Slate as Corny LaSalle

Featuring the musical talents of:

 Songs performed in the movie

  1. Rock Around the Clock” – Bill Haley and His Comets
  2. See You Later Alligator” – Haley
  3. “Rock-a-Beatin’ Boogie” – Haley
  4. “A.B.C. Boogie” – Haley – first verse only
  5. “Cuero (Skins)” – Tony Martinez and His Band
  6. “Mambo Capri” – Martinez
  7. “Solo Y Triste (Sad And Lonely)” – Martinez
  8. “Razzle-Dazzle” – Haley
  9. “Teach You to Rock” – Freddie Bell and the Bellboys
  10. “Bacalao Con Papa (Codfish And Potatoes)” – Martinez
  11. Only You (And You Alone)” – The Platters
  12. “R-O-C-K” – Haley
  13. “Happy Baby” – Haley – first verse and chorus only
  14. “Mambo Rock” – Haley – chorus only
  15. “Giddy Up A Ding Dong” – Bell
  16. The Great Pretender” – Platters
  17. “Rudy’s Rock” – Haley

No soundtrack album was ever released for the film. The performance of “Rudy’s Rock” is the only Haley song performed live on camera and while an off-air recording taken from the film would be released in Germany in the 1990s (as part of the Hydra Records Haley compilation album, On Screen), a proper studio-quality recording from the set has yet to be released. The band also performs live on camera during a brief rehearsal prior to lip-synching to the Decca recording of “R-O-C-K”.

“Rock Around the Clock” is heard three times in the film – once over the opening credits, again in a brief rendition of the opening verse during a montage, and again at the end where only the last verse is heard.

A few months prior to shooting the film, the Comets had undergone a major change in personnel, with several members leaving the group. As a result, most of the songs lip-synched in the film actually feature a different line-up of musicians than those shown performing. The only songs on which all musicians shown on screen were also involved in the recording session are “See You Later Alligator” and “Rudy’s Rock”. During the performances of “Rock Around the Clock”, Franny Beecher is shown playing the guitar for Danny Cedrone, who had originally been on the recording session, and who had died 18 months earlier. Cedrone’s guitar work can also be heard on “ABC Boogie”, the opening bars of which are performed off-camera.

 Impact

Rock Around the Clock was one of the major box office successes of 1956, and soon many more rock and roll musical films (notably the big-budget “A” picture The Girl Can’t Help It) would be produced and within a year, Elvis Presley (whose first film, 1956’s Love Me Tender, was a western, not a rock and roll movie) would soon appear in the most popular films of the genre, including Jailhouse Rock and King Creole.

Later in 1956, Bill Haley and His Comets headlined a loose sequel, Don’t Knock the Rock, also directed by Sears and produced by Katzman. Rushed into production in order to capitalize on the success of Rock Around the Clock, the sequel failed to duplicate the earlier film’s success.

In 1961, Katzman produced the similarly titled, Twist Around the Clock starring Chubby Checker, which was very similar in basic plot to Rock Around the Clock and is often referred to as a remake of the Haley picture.

Rock Around the Clock is also the title of a 1987 Canadian documentary.

Ten Thousand Bedroom,sung by Dean Martin.

Grease starring John Travolta-Olivia newton jones,the original soundtract from the motion picture.

 

Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture

Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by John Travolta / Olivia Newton-John / Various artists
Released 1978
Recorded 1977
Genre Pop, rock and roll
Length 61:14
Label RSO
Producer Louis St. Louis
John Farrar
Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson
Professional reviews
Olivia Newton-John chronology
Olivia Newton-John’s Greatest Hits
(1977)
Grease
(1978)
Totally Hot
(1978)

Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture is the original motion picture soundtrack for the 1978 film Grease. The album’s most famous song “You’re the One That I Want” was a US and UK #1 for stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Contents

 

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 Background

The album gives credit to the two stars of the film; John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, although they only appear on seven of the 24 tracks. The remainder of the album is sung by various cast members and Sha Na Na – a group who performed many of the 1950s numbers in the film. The title track was recorded by Frankie Valli, who had no other connection with the film.

The most successful songs from the soundtrack were written specifically for the film. They included the Billboard number-one hitsYou’re the One That I Want“, “Grease” and the number-three, Academy Award-nominated “Hopelessly Devoted to You“.[1] In the UK, the album proved even more successful where “You’re the One That I Want” reached No.1 for nine weeks, “Summer Nights” reached No.1 for seven weeks, while “Grease”, “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “Sandy” all became top three hits.[2][3][4][5] The soundtrack album hit the top of the charts in the U.S. during the summer of 1978, replacing The Rolling StonesSome Girls. In the UK, it remained at the top of the charts for 13 consecutive weeks.[6]

Two of the bass players who recorded on the Grease soundtrack were (at different times) members of Toto. One of these, David Hungate, also performed on Olivia Newton-John‘s album Totally Hot with Toto guitarist Steve Lukather. Other musicians here have previously worked with Elton John, Steely Dan, The Bee-Gees and others.

The album sold 28 million copies worldwide.[7]

Track listing

Side one

No. Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
1. Grease”   Barry Gibb Frankie Valli 3:24
2. “Summer Nights”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John 3:35
3. Hopelessly Devoted to You”   John Farrar Olivia Newton-John 3:04
4. You’re the One That I Want”   John Farrar John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John 2:48
5. “Sandy”   Louis St. Louis and Scott Simon John Travolta 2:31

Side two

No. Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
6. “Beauty School Dropout”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Frankie Avalon 3:59
7. “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Stockard Channing, Didi Conn, Dinah Manoff and Jamie Donnelly 1:40
8. “Greased Lightnin'”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey John Travolta 3:13
9. “It’s Raining on Prom Night”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Cindy Bullens 2:51
10. “Alone at the Drive-in Movie” (instrumental) Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey 2:24
11. Blue Moon”   Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart Sha-Na-Na 2:18

Side three

No. Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
12. “Rock n’ Roll Is Here to Stay”   D. White Sha-Na-Na 2:03
13. Those Magic Changes”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Sha-Na-Na 2:18
14. Hound Dog”   Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller Sha-Na-Na 1:24
15. “Born to Hand Jive”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Sha-Na-Na 4:37
16. Tears on My Pillow”   Sylvester Bradford and Al Lewis Sha-Na-Na 2:02
17. “Mooning”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Louis St. Louis and Cindy Bullens 4:37

Side four

No. Title Writer(s) Vocals Length
18. “Freddy, My Love”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Cindy Bullens 4:37
19. “Rock n’ Roll Party Queen”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Louis St. Louis 2:11
20. “There Are Worse Things I Could Do”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Stockard Channing 2:22
21. “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee” (reprise) Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey Olivia Newton-John 1:28
22. “We Go Together”   Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey John Travolta and Oliva Newton-John 3:00
23. Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” (instrumental) Sammy Fain and Paul Francis Webster 1:23
24. “Grease” (reprise) Barry Gibb Frankie Valli 4:37

 

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  The Sun Comes Up (1949) [IMDb:

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Soundtracks

 

Athena (1954)Girl Crazy (1943)Hit the Deck (1955)Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)Oklahoma! (1955)The Great Caruso (1951)The Merry Widow (1952)

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Athena (1954) [IMDb:

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Girl Crazy (1943) [IMDb:

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Hit the Deck (1955) [IMDb:

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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) [IMDb:

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Oklahoma! (1955) [IMDb:

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The Great Caruso (1951) [IMDb:

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The Merry Widow (1952) [IMDb:

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Girl Crazy (1943) [IMDb:

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Gun Glory (1957) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Hit the Deck (1955) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Interrupted Melody (1955) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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It’s a Big Country (1951) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Journey for Margaret (1942) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Love Crazy (1941) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946) [IMDb: details/merchandise]
… aka Uncle Andy Hardy (USA:promotional title)

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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Oklahoma! (1955) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Ten Thousand Bedrooms (1957) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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VHS

 

Athena (1954)Back Street (1961)Challenge to Lassie (1949)Girl Crazy (1943)Gun Glory (1957)Hills of Home (1948)Hit the Deck (1955)Interrupted Melody (1955)Journey for Margaret (1942)Julia Misbehaves (1948)Love Crazy (1941)Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)Love Laughs at Andy Hardy (1946)Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)Oklahoma! (1955)The Great Caruso (1951)The Merry Widow (1952)The Student Prince (1954)The Sun Comes Up (1949)

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Athena (1954) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Back Street (1961) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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Challenge to Lassie (1949) [IMDb: details/merchandise]

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