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apmnut

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The Synchro Library of Recorded Music
« on: December 22, 2018, 04:03:27 PM »

British arm of Sam Fox, headed by Dennis Berry, who also headed the Southern label (and apparently Conroy, too). Mostly features tracks from the American Fox label, as well as tracks composed by British composers seemingly for this label. Other cues on this label were likely licensed, there are cues from Dutch and French (likely from Synchro-Disc) composers on here as well.
Unless noted, all cues are performed by the "Grosvernor Studio Orchestra", who may or may not actually be a pesu. for other orchestras.
Label was active from 1957 to 1959.

FM 101: ?
FM 102: Hold 'Em (Larry Simmons)/All Together (Jack Belasco)/Sporting Youth (W. Burwell [Lou DeFrancesco])
FM 103: ?
FM 104: ?
FM 105: ?
FM 106: ?
FM 107: ?
FM 108: Afternoon of a Butterfly/Easy on the Eyes (both by Marvin Wright)
FM 109: ?
FM 110: ?
FM 111: ?
FM 112: Monument Valley/Hospitality (both by Joseph Cacciola)/Prelude Polyphonic (Coda) (Robert Mersey)
FM 113: ?
FM 114: ?
FM 115: ?
FM 116: ?
FM 117: ?
FM 118:
FM 119: A Gay Blade (Jack Belasco)/On the Highway (Lou DeFrancesco)
FM 120: ?
FM 121: ?
FM 122: Mystic Haze (Jack Belasco)/Bitter Tears (Joseph Cacciola)
FM 123: ?
FM 124: Ski Aces (Jack Belasco)/Along the Thoroughfare (Leo Kempinski)/?
FM 125: ?
FM 126: Holiday on the Road (Roger Roger and Philippe Pares)/Micheline (Philippe Pares)
FM 127: Paddock Parade (Roger Roger)/Circus Lad (Philippe Pares)
FM 128: ?
FM 129: ?
FM 130: ?
FM 131: ?
FM 132: ?
FM 133: ?
FM 134: ?
FM 135: Atomic Age (Lou DeFrancesco)/Lurid Sky (Joseph Cacciola)/Drama of the Sea (Jacques Dallin [Jack Belasco])/Mystery Meeting (Leo Pouget and Victor Alix)
FM 136: ?
FM 137: Northland Impressions/Glorious America/Our Land of Peace (UNCONFIRMED)
FM 138: Window Shopping (Joseph Cacciola)/Melodic Prelude No. 7 (W. Burwell [Lou DeFrancesco]/?
FM 139: ?
FM 140: ?
FM 141: ?
FM 142: ?
FM 143: ?
FM 144: ?
FM 145: ?
FM 146: ?
FM 147: ?
FM 148: ?
FM 149: Rhapsody Rag (Bud Cross)/?
FM 150: ?
FM 151: ?
FM 152: ?
FM 153: ?
FM 154: ?
FM 155: ?
FM 156: ?
FM 157: ?
FM 158: Teatro dei Piccoli/La Belle (Can Can) (both by Lou DeFrancesco)/Dutch Wooden Shoe Dance/Italian Tarantella (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 159: ?
FM 160: ?
FM 161: ?
FM 162: ?
FM 163: ?
FM 164: ?
FM 165: ?
FM 166: Ceremonial Pageant (Lucien Calliet)/Saga of America (Lou DeFrancesco)/American Industries/Metropolis (both by Joseph Cacciola)
FM 167: ?
FM 168: Going Concern (King Palmer)/Super Six (Andy Thurlow [Harry Rabinowitz])
FM 169: ?
FM 170: ?
FM 171: ?
FM 172: ?
FM 173: Future Events/Determination/Industrial Parade (UNCONFIRMED)
FM 174: Trolley Bus (Roger Roger)/Avignon Rustica (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 175: ?
FM 176: The Placid Pool (Joseph Cacciola)/Spring Fragrance (Jack Belasco)/Beau Navire (Roger Roger)
FM 177: Popsy (Bruce Campbell)/Promenade Polka (Roger Roger), cond. by Dolf van der Linden
FM 178: ?
FM 179: ?
FM 180: ?
FM 181: ?
FM 182: ?
FM 183: ?
FM 184: ?
FM 185: ?
FM 186: ?
FM 187: Tandem Promenade (Vic Renayers)/Funny Guitar (Jo Wetter), music by the Brussels New Concert Orchestra cond. by Vic Renayers
FM 188: ?
FM 189: ?
FM 190: Slick Tune/Cute Number/Bijou/Damsel Demure (all by Robert Mersey)
FM 191: ?
FM 192: ?
FM 193: Music for an Angel (Oscar Denayer and Willy Albimoor)/Lovers Time (Jose Fontaine), music by the Brussels New Concert Orchestra cond. by Oscar Denayer (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 194: Neve Bleu (?) (Benny Couroyer [?])/?
FM 195: Lovers' Blues (Frank Engelen)/Dora, music by the Brussels New Concert Orchestra cond. by Frank Englelen (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 196: ?
FM 197: Coffee Bean Calypso (Alex Pinto)/Smart Set (Len Stevens)
FM 198: Prelude Pontificale/Religioso (both by Joseph Cacciola)/Ave Maria (Victor Alix and Leo Puget)
FM 199: ?
FM 200: ?
FM 201: ?
FM 202: ?
FM 203: ?
FM 204: ?
FM 205: Concerto Romantique/Wishful Thinking (both by Robert Mersey) (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 206: ?
FM 207: ?
FM 208: ?
FM 209: ?
FM 210: Happy Cobbler/Swinging Ghosts (both by Hecky Krasnow)
FM 211: ?
FM 212: ?
FM 213: Perpetuity/The Gay Stroller (both by Jack Belasco)/Rickshaw Ride (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 214: ?
FM 215: A Passing Fancy (Gary Reynolds [Joseph Cacciola])/Nostalgia (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 216: ?
FM 217: Bright and Breezy (Peter Dennis [Dennis Berry])/Zip Along (Edward White)
FM 218: Wistfulness/Devotion (both by Ernie Forito)/?
FM 219: Pedigree Parade (Peter Dennis [Dennis Berry])/Jug and Bottle (Dolf van der Linden) (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 220: River Reflections/Undulations (both by Ronald Binge) (UNCONFIRMED)
FM 221: Atlantic Seaway (Peter Dennis [Dennis Berry])/Paddle Steamer (King Palmer) (B-side UNCONFIRMED) (FM 217-221 were also released on Capitol Hi-Q L-59/60.)
FM 222: ?
FM 223: ?
FM 224: ?
FM 225: Animal Crackers (Ray Henderson)/Mountaineer's Hoedown (J. Louis Markur)/On the Good Ship Lollipop (Richard Whiting and Sydney Claire)
FM 226: ?
FM 227: ?
FM 228: Beatnik/Forever Frantic (both by Robert Mersey), music by the Greenwich Group (actually Det Moor's orchestra)
FM 229: Vibraphonics/Jazz Club (both by Robert Mersey), music by the Greenwich Group (Det Moor's orchestra)
FM 230: Rock in the Rough/Flutesville (both by Robert Mersey)/others (?), music by the Greenwich Group (Det Moor's orchestra)
FM 231: Brooklyn Bridge/Happy Town (both by Robert Mersey)
FM 232: Jazz Dramatic/Blue Sax (both by Robert Mersey), music by the Greenwich Group (Det Moor's orchestra)
FM 233: Lonely Years/Proud Day (Violin Solo) (both by Robert Mersey/Mayfair Waltz (B-side UNCONFIRMED)
FM 234: Proud Day (Theme)/Proud Day (Oboe Solo)/Shining Dawn (Theme) (all by Robert Mersey)
FM 235: ?
FM 236: Strings in Rhythm /Route Nationale (both by Roger Roger), music by the Paris Studio Orchestra cond. by Philippe Pares
FM 237: The Gay Parisan (Philippe Pares)/Paris Pullman (Roger Roger), music by the Paris Studio Orchestra cond. by Philippe Pates
« Last Edit: October 18, 2020, 02:09:51 PM by apmnut »

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Re: The Synchro Library of Recorded Music
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2018, 06:32:54 PM »
The library was founded in the mid-to-late 50's, and essentially served as Sam Fox' British/European distributor. It was also yet another library headed by Den Berry.

I think I have a listing for the label somewhere. I'll get back to you on that

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Re: The Synchro Library of Recorded Music
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 11:47:50 AM »
APMNut, at the risk of reviving an old thread, let me mention that FM 217 through 221 were Capitol Hi-Q updated reels L-59 and L-60, along with two other Sam Fox cues, High Summer by Jack Gregory and People With Boats by Ron Hanmer. My guess they were paired on Synchro Fox disc.

Thanks for posting this as I have just finished ripping those reel cues and my version doesn't list the composers.

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Re: The Synchro Library of Recorded Music
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 02:08:43 PM »
Thanks for that information, Don.
And you're welcome!