November 11 2007 at 02:41:55 Name: Webmaster Topic: Tulsa Central grad Ben Aronov
I found a video of Tulsa's own Ben Aronov playing jazz piano in the Phil
Woods Quartet with Strings in 2005. Ben played the
Club Orchid (link to old ad) near the site
of the future Rose Bowl in the 1950s!
Ben can be seen closeup about 2/3 into the clip.
November 10 2007 at 20:26:30 Name: Gary Chew Topic: May Rooms Reminiscence Comments:
In response to our Maestro Web Guy:
Hey day, huh? I thought you might be too young to have partaken of the delights
for purchase at that hallowed establishment. Hmmmmm.
I know that no one at KOTV or any other television station in Tulsa ever
darkened a door of the May Rooms.
Delmeaux de Gillette du Coffeyville
November 10 2007 at 17:10:57 Name: Russell Wright Topic: Looking for KTUL video of me receiving
"Gusty" Email: russdwright at gmail dot
com Comments: Long-time NE OK resident here! It is great to go
through the different aspects of the site and remember the "good ol' days"
of Tulsa TV.
Back when Don Woods was the meteorologist @ KTUL, I wrote a letter telling
him how much weather fascinated me. Back then, I thought I was going to become
a meteorologist when I grew up. As a result, he selected my letter and drew
a Gusty for me. It just so happened to be just before the Memorial Day floods
Since then, I have kept the drawing in its original tube in hopes that someday
I could "archive" it as one of my great keepsakes. The time has come, as
I asked my mom to get the drawing framed along with the postmark and the
major Tulsa World headline from that period in time for my big Christmas
present this year. I would like to also have included an image from the newscast
showing him about to draw Gusty and my name displayed on the screen. Anyone
have any idea if KTUL would be able to get this for me, or is there something
else I should try so I can get this done?
Russell, I'm sorry to say, local TV stations in that era did not keep
archives of every broadcast. If they taped them, the tapes normally were
reused. The odds are slim that such video can be turned up.
November 10 2007 at 14:22:05 Name: Webmaster Topic: May Rooms virtual tour
Artist Michelle Firment Reid has a great slide show of her downtown studio,
original site of the infamous May Rooms, on
(Later) I was in that area for the McNellie's Pub Run, a 3.5 mile footrace.
One novel element: those taking the "Guinness Challenge" (like me) had to
polish off 3 Guinnesses in the course of the race. Managed to make it across
the finish line.
Anyway, McNellie's is at 1st and Elgin, across the street from the May
Rooms Gallery. I peeked in, and the walkup doesn't look like it has changed
much since its glory days.
November 09 2007 at 21:04:50 Name: John Hillis Topic: "Mark of a Heel"
Comments: I'd forgot that it was Hank Thompson who sung the legendary
country line--"every man must leave his footprints in the shifting sands
of time, but I just leave the mark of a heel."
Right now, in that big fightin' an' drinkin' honky-tonk in the sky, no doubt
he's providing the legendary last call--"Hey, Mr. Bartender/ Please don't
be so slow/ I got time for one more round/ and a six-pack to go."
Another old, bold pilot gets a new set of wings.
November 09 2007 at 18:30:21 Name: David Batterson Topic: "ET/Insider" moving Email:
davidbat(at)yahooie(dot)comma Comments: That's not so surprising, as Ch. 2 and Ch. 9 here
in L.A. already moved to new high-def studios on the CBS Radford lot. The
old Ch. 2 facility on Sunset Blvd. was sold for big bucks, and will become
part of the ongoing high-dollar Hollywood redevelopment projects.
Will CBS Television City at Beverly/Fairfax be next for the auction block?
Wouldn't surprise me at all.
November 08 2007 at 14:00:23 Name: Scott Linder Topic: A legend is
gone Comments: I'm sure that not many of you give a damn about
this, but the Todd-AO/Republic scoring stage on the CBS Radford lot is being
gutted to provide space for "ET Insider" and a floor of executive offices.
This stage was legendary for its wonderful acoustics. All session players,
composers and engineers loved its sound. I would venture to say that 50%
of the most memorable movie scores ever recorded were done on this lovely
stage. But, of course, we MUST provide office space for the ever-increasing
army of "producers" and other above-the-liners who now consume the largest
share of network dollars.
No one cares about that pesky music stuff. After all, we now have plenty
of those pimple-faced, rap-crap, buy-out composers who can churn-out just
what the viewing public craves on their $200.00 keyboards
I'll be on the lot next week and hope to shoot some photos before the
skip-loaders take their toll.
November 07 2007 at 17:41:59 Name: edwin Topic: Hank Thompson Email: edwinfincherataoldotcom Comments: I only saw Mr. Thompson mad once...and that was
About 2 o'clock (after sign-off), set up to shoot with both KTUL cams outside
overlooking Tulsa. Had a hard time lighting for the one song... what with
having no proper location lites and matching the color balance to the city
Finally we stick him out there in front of the city and see if we might do
it in one take. The track begins..he sings..all's cool until the line comes
up...(as I remember it) "some leave footprints in the sand, but I just leave
the footprints..(music goes "ding")..of a heel."
Well, I fell over laughing like a wild boy with a huge camera flailing about...he
November 07 2007 at 15:10:03 Name: Bob O'Shea Topic: Hank Thompson
Comments: I too mourn the passing of who Hunter S. Thompson would
have called, 'one of God's own prototypes'. He only made one Hank Thompson.
Hank 'The Hired Hand' Thompson, a Princeton graduate with a degree in electrical
engineering, in his very polite, unique way, stomped on the terra! What a
magnificent example of talent and originality. Like Garth Brooks, a white
buffalo who only comes along once or twice in a lifetime. Who can he be compared
to? The answer really is nobody. God just didn't make anymore Hank Thompsons.
I worked for Hank when I came home to Tulsa in 1974. My first radio job in
the market was in Sand Springs at KTOW. Hank
owned a piece of the operation. He was a nice man with a love for music as
only a musician like Hank could have. He loved performing, he loved the fans
and he loved his friends. He and Billy Parker had a wonderful relationship.
Billy always spoke very highly of Hank. I'm proud to have been not only able
to play many of his songs throughout my radio career but to have introduced
him on stage and to have personally known him.
Hank Thompson didn't like funerals. In fact, he requested there not be a
funeral for him. Rather, Hank Thompson wanted family, fans and friends to
meet at Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth for a celebration of life. Not what one
would typically expect from a Princeton graduate. Hank Thompson was one of
us to the very end of this life. Mr. Postman, please forward all future fan
mail to: Mr. Hank Thompson, Brazos Valley, Heaven.
November 07 2007 at 10:28:15 Name: Rick Clark Topic: Another legend gone Email: email@example.com Comments: Another music legend and all around great guy has
passed away. Hank Thompson has exited the stage. I will cherish the many
times we shared a meal of Mexican food and margaritas---he was a master story
and joke teller.
I`m not a musician so I can`t relate to one thing he said to me in Coffeyville
once "the darkest night of my life was when I had to play a Stratocaster".
It just struck me as funny.
He also told a funny Okie joke--"An Okie moved to NYC and got a job in a
'Hoity Toity' hotel as an elevator operator. His boss said only VIPs could
use this particular lift. The next day a guy tried to step on but our man
stopped him. The guy held up his violin case and said "I`m____, one of the
greatest violinists in the world!" Our man replied "I don`t give a damn if
you`re Bob Wills. you ain`t getting on this elevator!"
Hank Thompson.com has a message
board and info.
November 06 2007 at 17:06:21 Name: DallasAtty Topic: ORU Email: JRDallas75@msn.com Comments: With all the talk in the media surrounding the perpetual
controversy that is ORU, does anyone have any old clips, photos, or stories
about working for or with the powers that be. Growing up, ORU and the Roberts
family were huge parts of my life experience in Tulsa. Would love to see
some vintage photos, interviews, ads, etc. of the University in its heyday,
as well as any coverage of the construction of the City of Faith. It is such
a unique place and I would love to see some old clips of construction/changes
to the campus.
November 06 2007 at 00:27:22 Name: edwin Topic: Hank Thompson Comments: Mr. Thompson is an easy goin' guy. Worked with
him in the 70's and was over at his house a few years ago at Candlestick
Beach just below the Keystone darn messin' around. I think he has a way to
November 05 2007 at 12:51:30 Name: Scott Linder Topic: The WGA strike Comments: Well, the WGA strike is "on" here in Hollywood.
Many of us are now out of work, and will soon be without money and health
benefits. Let's hope that both sides will continue to seek a solution. All
of us in allied crafts understand and support the writer's issues, but we
all hoped that a strike could be avoided.
Please send your good thoughts and prayers to all concerned.
November 05 2007 at 10:36:35 Name: DolfanBob Topic: Betty Boyd Email: MiamiPhin@yahoo.com Comments: I just saw Betty Boyd on Good Day Tulsa with DC
Roberts. Ms. Boyd is still as sharp as ever and I will never forget her
unmistakable voice. I used to work with her son Barry at Tulsa Cable (Cox)
and I think that he is still one of the big wigs there.
Yes, she was looking good on a recent political ad.
November 05 2007 at 09:18:42 Name: Lowell Burch Topic: Skiatook DeLorean Email: lburch3@cox you know the
rest Comments: Speaking of time travel, there is a DeLorean (ala
Back to the Future) sitting in an antique store on main street in Skiatook.
It is in the back corner of the store, in case you haven't seen one, there
November 05 2007 at 09:04:18 Name: Bob O'Shea Topic: Hank Thompson
Comments: Brother Rick, let's not bury the Brazos Valley Boy just
yet. Ol' Hank has come back from numerous close calls.
If I should fall ill and you get wind of it, hold off on my eulogy until
you hear from me. In January of 2000, my death was greatly exaggerated.
Your Old Buddy,
November 05 2007 at 08:23:57 Name: Lowell Burch Topic: blush Comments: Make that "Warp FACTOR Three, Sulu!"
Sorry. I'll need to punish myself for that deletion with three of Jim's Coneys
with Fritos and a Pepsi.
November 05 2007 at 08:14:00 Name: Lowell Burch Topic: Am I warped or what?
Comments: So Prof. Ransom failed to mention the only possible
solution for retrieving the old Tulsa radio ads that were broadcast back
in 1945 - WARP THREE, SULU!
Now, let's go retrieve another one of those delicious Mediterranean pizzas
According to the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, Warp
1 = 1 X speed of light and Warp 2 = 10 x speed of light. So Geordi would
barely need to tickle the warp core.
November 05 2007 at 07:51:56 Name: Rick Clark Topic: Hank Thompson Email: clarkrick at yahoo dot
com Comments: Supposedly it`s a curse--deaths in 3. Last week
we lost Porter. Now music legend Hank Thompson is gravely ill.
Seldom does a man meet his idols and even rarer for them to exceed your idolatry
and for you to become good friends. I had the honor to bring Hank on stage
many times (the last being his last Tulsa show in 2006) and even booked him
for a dance in Vera (of all places) in 2000. His wife Ann and him were the
most approachable couple in show business I`ve ever met.
Hank's accomplishments and innovations in the music biz are countless and
surprising. His autobiography is to be released this month.
November 04 2007 at 10:09:25 Name: David Bagsby Topic: Planet of the Grapes Email:
davidunderscorebagsbyathotmaildotcom Comments: Just like Durant Okla. got its name when Jimmy Durante's
car broke down there (according to the final Tulsa broadcast of the National
Lampoon Radio Hour), Porter Wagoner may have suffered a similar fate.
The discussion below reminds me of
Zeno's Paradox(Wikipedia link) where when you drop a wrench to the ground, it never
hits because the distance keeps halving.
If you finally did catch up to the radio waves and record the commercials
for "Cathey's...8th to 9th on Main", would you return to a planet where apes
evolved from men?...(well not in Kansas anyway) and would you ride your horse
up to the Golden Driller half-buried in the sand
of the Arkansas River? I think you would have to scream at the heavens, "You
maniacs! You blew it up!"...referring not to civilization, but to the demise
of Knotty Pines BBQ bologna.
November 04 2007 at 08:11:53 Name: Boyd Stone Topic: Porter Wagoner
Comments: Just catching up here; on the passing of Porter Wagoner,
does anyone know the name of this old guitar player? The guy could rock -
I remember seeing him sport a black Les Paul, and used to watch the show
just to see him tear it up.
Also, did PW get his name from the two near-Tulsa towns of Porter & Wagoner?
Sorry if this got covered, couldn't find if so.
November 03 2007 at 21:19:38 Name: Charlie Topic: Help!
Comments: Help me out here, science brains.
How many millions of miles would we need to send a spaceship, to recover
the radio waves of the Tulsa classics of ... to be arbitrary, 1945 to 1975?
Give me that number, and I think I can compute what we would need in terms
of cash to accomplish this objective.
P.S. please if you get a chanse put some flowers on Algernons grave in the
The wavefront of 1945 terrestrial radio would now be 62 light-years distant.
If you traveled at double the speed of light (ignoring the Einsteinian limit),
it would take 31 years to get to where the wavefront is "now". But then the
wavefront would have moved 31 light-years farther. You could catch up with
that position in 15.5 years at twice light speed. But then the front has
moved ahead 15.5 light-years...
Since that series can be extended infinitely, would you ever catch up?
Would you need a bottomless sack of cash to get there? And what year would
it be on Earth if you did catch up, then you returned to Earth at the same
(P.s., one light-year is equal to 5.88 trillion miles.)
November 02 2007 at 19:32:21 Name: John Hillis Topic: 3rd & Frankfort Comments: I had heard about the relo of KOTV a while
back. The Frankfort St. Studios had indeed been the IH showroom before TV,
and its location on the fringes of downtown gave it an advantage in news
coverage response time back in the day.
November 02 2007 at 18:48:28 Name: Bob O'Shea (via
email) Topic: Gary Chew Comments: This is an email Bob sent to Gary Chew.
He OK'd putting it out here...webmaster
I'm sincerely honored to receive an e-mail from a true Tulsa Radio Icon.
I couldn't agree with you more about the state of radio as it is today and
having established that I will not bemoan the issue any further. (or is it
I remember the Tulsa Morning News on KXXO. You were magnificent! Your time
at 740 KRMG was truly the heyday of that venerable
and august great American radio station. What a powerhouse of personality
and quality radio, the likes of which haven't been seen nor heard by the
City of Tulsa since the late 70s.
Courtesy of Dennis Yelton, aka Chuck Morgan
Gary, I will never forget going to see Mac Davis at the ORU Mabee Center
on his first pass through Tulsa. Olivia Newton-John opened for him and, as
I recall, a very funny stand up comic opened for her. The place was packed.
People still dressed nicely for concerts. The red velvet curtains were closed.
All of a sudden the house lights were lowered and the spot light came on.
Then, as if by magic, standing at the podium a very nattily attired young
media star said "Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm Gary Chew" to thunderous
These were my early days in radio. I'd only had a couple of years under my
belt by '75. You were absolutely the consummate professional. I have never
forgotten the confidence you exuded on stage and your command of the audience.
They instantly liked you because a.) they were listeners and b.) you assumed
they were your friends. And so it was. You were a polished performance from
beginning to end. You may find it interesting to know that I modeled my on
stage deportment after you Mr. Chew. I've lost count of the stars I've introduced
over the years and the knocking knees that went along with the job, but when
I hit that stage I was relaxed, confident and polished, all because of that
golden memory of you that summer night in 1975.
I would like to stay in touch with you. If you don't mind, I would like to
drop you and e-mail from time to time, if for no other reason than to stay
in touch with one of Tulsa broadcasting's living treasures.
Have a wonderful holiday Gary.
November 02 2007 at 09:57:32 Name: Bob O'Shea Topic: Billy Parker Email: bob reavis at yahoo dot
com Comments: I ran into John Wooley at
Never On Sunday Coney Island(Indie Tulsa blog) this Thursday
(November 1st). It's always nice to see John. He was there to meet and hobnob
with other media fellows. Of course it was like a mini-reunion with John
and friends, all of whom I have been at least acquainted with for years.
I was just there to have a coney...well, actually four coneys with chili,
cheese, mustard, onions and jalapenos, a large bag of Cheetos and two glasses
of tea...but I digress.
My old high school chum Bob Bryant and I were catching up with each other
when he pointed out that John was in the building. John and I shook hands
and in our brief conversation he told me about the cancellation of the Red
Dirt Ranger Hour and Billy's show on KVOO-FM.
Gee, where do I begin? First of all, where it comes to honesty and integrity,
Billy Parker is bigger than all of Journal Broadcasting put together. As
far as this one man's lifetime achievements are concerned, Journal Broadcasting
pales in comparison to Billy Parker the man. He doesn't need them. They are
Billy realizes, as I do, that our era has come and gone. The Harold Stuarts,
Jack Cresses, Billy Parkers, Jack Foxes, Alan Lamberts, Jay Joneses, Dan
O'Sheas, Jack Campbells, Tom Moffitts, Charlie Dereks and, oh yeah by the
way, me too, the Bob O'Sheas etc. have come and gone. I am proud to have
worked with these talent giants. I got to work shoulder to shoulder together
with these guys in the old Big Country AM 1170 KVOO studios on Peoria in
Brookside during the golden heyday of that radio station.
Billy Parker and Jack Cresse hired me in the hallway after I auditioned.
This was back in the days when you had to have at least five years on air
experience to even apply for an on air position. We were the Big 89 WLS of
Country Music. We were the 800 pound Broadcast Gorillas, 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, "border to border, coast to coast and points beyond, Big
Country AM 1170 KVOO"! KVOO-FM? Who the hell were they anyway in the 70s?
NOBODY! They weren't even a thought.
I guess the point I'm trying to make is this: Radio, I mean 'personality
radio' as we knew it, has been dead for twenty years at least! The spirit
is gone but the cadaver is still breathing. The closest thing to true personality
radio you'll find anywhere on the dial is in the morning with either with
Andy, Gene and Sunny on KVOO-FM 98.5 or with Phil & Brent on 97.5 KMOD.
The rest is just a death rattle.
As far as the backhanded way Mr. Parker has been treated by a bi-polar upper
management, and trust me on this, I retired from Journal after 34 years on
the air, Billy Parker will just turn the other cheek.
That has always been the difference between me and Billy. Billy Parker has
always taken the high moral road. His days of wrapping a guitar around a
mean drunk's head in a smoke-filled honky tonk, went the way of polio and
the evening newsapaper eons ago. He's a deacon in his church. Me, I'm not
immoral, but I would have mopped the parking lot with someone's ass!
November 02 2007 at 07:47:28 Name: Jim Ruddle Topic: KOTV move Email: jruddle at earthlink dot
net Comments: Haven't seen anything from Don Norton for awhile
so I thought it was time to wake him up.
Don, I remember that the KOTV studios on Frankfort replaced some farm or
heavy equipment business. My addled brain suggests that it was International
Harvester, but it could have been any one of dozen others. Do you recall?
The selection of the building, no matter who the previous occupant, was
fortuitous because the former tenant needed thick concrete floors to support
the tractors etc. that had been on display. Nothing could have been better
for the solid support needed for cameras, although when waxed the floors
of the studio were dangerous. I still have an occasional back problem from
slipping and smacking my tailbone on that unforgiving surface.
The 3rd and Frankfort location was not considered very glitzy at the time,
but had anyone suggested that a spot near Brady would be better he'd have
been hustled into 24-hour care.
November 01 2007 at 17:20:26 Name: Scott Linder Topic: More "Sleepwalker's" Comments: Jim, thank you so much for the additional info
about the "Sleepwalker's" theme. I had no idea that the KVOO version was
a re-sing. Thanks, too, for the link to your site. I know a couple of KFWB
employees. I'll see if they have any more info about the session, etc. Kind
November 01 2007 at 12:20:38 Name: Webmaster Topic: KVOO
John Wooley expressed his feelings today about the recent removal of the
Billy Parker show and The Red Dirt Radio Hour
from KVOO-FM, and the forced demise of KVOO-AM in 2002 (also commented on
by Bob O'Shea in GroupBlog 254):
November 01 2007 at 08:24:04 Name: Dick
Loftin Topic: KVOO-AM Email: dloftin1 at cox dot net Comments: The picture of Jack Campbell on the air is priceless.
Just look at it... a turntable and a stack of CARTS! Ah, the good old days.
I started working for KVOO-AM in the mid-80s when Jack was still in the newsroom.
A super guy. I used to give him my Wall Street Journal when I was done with
it and he used to give me a hard time about clipping articles out of it.
The pages would have holes in them! What a great guy. I really miss KVOO-AM...
it was a truly great station.
One more thing... When I started working for KVOO-AM they had already moved
to the First Stuart building off the BA. One regret I always had was that
I never got the chance to work in the KVOO studio in the Channel 2 building.
I did see the studios once... the doors to the control room had to be nearly
a foot thick!
Now, THAT'S a radio studio!
October 31 2007 at 22:28:38 Name: Jim Ellwanger Topic: Sleepwalkers Serenade music Email:
trainmanatellwangerdottv Comments: This is correct -- it was written and produced by
PAMS. It was originally produced for KFWB radio in Los Angeles in 1965, and
then the vocals were redone for KVOO later. If KFWB's union contract required
them to use union-member musicians, then the music would have been performed
by session musicians in L.A.; otherwise, it would have been the work of non-union
session musicians in Dallas.
I wrote Jim about this question earlier today. Between Jim and Scott,
we have the answer to just about every question, except the name of the saxist
and the arranger. Check out Jim's web site:
October 31 2007 at 20:54:34 Name: Scott Linder Topic: More notes about the KVOO PAMS
package Comments: The KVOO PAMS package mentioned previously
consisted of 28 mono cuts. They ran the gamut from show IDs to generic weather,
sports and seasonal bumpers and intros. The only personalized cuts were the
Jack Campbell "Sleepwalkers" theme and a intro for the "Coffee with Jay"
morning show with Jay Jones. All other cuts were re-sings of standard PAMS
arrangements. The PAMS package was purchased as part of the new "Solid Gold"
identity for KVOO in the late sixties.
PAMS sold jingle packages to many markets. They recorded music beds in many
styles without voices and then over-dubbed vocals to customize a package
for a particular station.
PAMS masters were done 16-track 2". Several bars of clicks were recorded
ahead and behind all sessions to allow for a wide range of latitude for custom
arrangements and over-dubs. PAMS utilized the vocal talents of six singers
with a unique style that became a signature for the company and identified
their work for two decades, as Gary Chew mentioned.
As far as I know, the "Sleepwalkers" theme was not a stock track, and was
done as a "custom" for KVOO and Jack Campbell. The PAMS master tapes in the
KVOO library consisted of two 10.5 inch reels of 1/4" tape recorded at 15ips,
full track mono.
October 31 2007 at 16:50:47 Name: Scott Linder Topic: The "Sleepwalkers" theme
To Karen and Gary... Jack Campbell's "Sleepwalker's
Serenade" theme was indeed part of a PAMS jingle package recorded for KVOO
circa 1966. The theme was recorded in Dallas at the PAMS studios. Yes, the
theme is very Mancini-ish with rather dark and dense chords scored in lower
brass and french horn, with straight-muted trumpets, reed and xylophone accents.
The rhythm parts are very much in the background, consistent with recording
practice at that time... drums recorded with a single overhead mic, etc.
The session was mono.
KVOO engineer Mo Billington did a loop-edit omitting the vocal intro. Jack
often used this as an underscore before a toss to news, etc. I often started
Jack's theme just as he was pulling-up in the parking lot on the south side
of what was then "Broadcast Center" on Peoria. He would stop by the record
library, grab a couple of LP's, say "hello", enter the booth and open his
mic during the last eight bars of the sax solo.
By the way, I have quite a nice recording of the entire KVOO PAMS package.
Thanks for that information, Scott. (I emailed Scott about this question
In the RealAudio clip above (here's RealPlayer info
if needed), you will hear an echoey "K-V-O-O" station ID, then the jazzy
blues noir opening for Sleepwalkers Serenade with Jack Campbell, 1966 (courtesy
of Joe Riddle and Wayne McCombs).
Scott Comstock took this shot of Jack Campbell at work on
Sleepwalkers Serenade the night of the moon
landing, July 20, 1969.
October 31 2007 at 14:42:32 Name: Gary Chew (via email) Topic: Sleepwalker's Serenade music
Comments: It may well have been recorded down in Dallas. Sounds
sort of like some of the stuff out of there. Yes, the alto is definitely
is Birdish. The voices are what make me think it might have been
out of Dallas.
October 30 2007 at 15:22:21 Name: Bill Jaynes Topic: Putting out feelers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: I'm a cosmetologist (hairstylist-makeup
artist-manicurist) with many years experience, and I'm returning to the Tulsa
area very soon. Wouldn't mind putting that to work on local Tulsa TV. Do
they need makeup artists and stylists, and if so, how does one get in on
a gig like that?
October 30 2007 at 14:57:31 Name: Webmaster Topic: TTM Halloween links (bumped up from
previous GB) Comments:
October 30 2007 at 14:42:03 Name: Karen Brakefield Topic: "Sleepwalkers Serenade" music Email:
karenattheoutsidersbookandmoviedotcom Comments: I was reading about KVOO on your website recently,
and I was interested in the "Sleepwalkers Serenade"
music that was featured on the radio show. Can you tell me what that
music was called, and can it be obtained? I am a jazz fan, and would love
to add the classy piece of music to my library.
I believe the music was specifically recorded for the promo, probably
by L.A. session musicians. It really is good. The arrangement is reminiscent
of Mancini in his "Peter Gunn" days, and the alto sax player is definitely
Charlie Parker-ish. He slyly alludes to the Parker tune "Ornithology" in
his solo. Anyone know more about it?
October 30 2007 at 14:07:16 Name: Webmaster Topic: Previous GroupBlog summary Comments: