Author Topic: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?  (Read 905 times)

crazydiamond

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Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« on: October 12, 2019, 09:56:24 PM »
Hello all,
In the 1984-1985 period, the TV series Santa Barbara (NBC) used a lot of music library pieces. Later on, the show's own composers took over. I have managed to track down a great many of the early music on LP's from the Bruton, KPM, Peer and Capitol labels. The result of my queste has been published on a French fan site:
http://santabarbara.fr.free.fr/Compositions_used_on_Santa_Barbara.pdf

There are still many compositions left of which I expect they are from production libraries. Maybe anyone of you recognizes some of the tunes?

1
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qacqfrdci77yrrn/1984%20action%20theme%203%20Hollywood.mp3?dl=0

2
https://www.dropbox.com/s/a0wk6jg4um8i3ap/1984%20funny%20theme%205%20Ted%20Danny%20ep20.mp3?dl=0

3
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cf11zi1zg4uinuq/1984%20Augusta%201.mp3?dl=0

4
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j4z2rfvz0s8hvg4/1984%20Augusta%202.mp3?dl=0

5
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ob9xfg36lxkc0d5/1984%20mystery%20theme%201.mp3?dl=0

6
https://www.dropbox.com/s/jie3n02n5bwhprd/1989%20Paris%2020.mp3?dl=0

7
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6cwk5xxhxcimwfv/1984%20Cruz%20arrival.mp3?dl=0

8
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qljhyak069srr0b/1984%20Joe%20burglar.mp3?dl=0

9
https://www.dropbox.com/s/duv3kdle999zn2c/1984%20action%20theme%201.mp3?dl=0

10
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vxp4lxtiw7n3wha/1984%20action%20theme%202.mp3?dl=0

11
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qacqfrdci77yrrn/1984%20action%20theme%203%20Hollywood.mp3?dl=0

12
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwcaxk1nettios2/1984%20Dramatic%20theme%207.mp3?dl=0

13
https://www.dropbox.com/s/mcb7u8b4ymawqa7/1984%20dramatic%20theme%20Santana%20nightmare.mp3?dl=0

14
https://www.dropbox.com/s/b9iu1gmzuyn9l6k/1984%20bar%20music%201.mp3?dl=0

15
https://www.dropbox.com/s/fidh1k035csop5d/1984%20bar%20music%202.mp3?dl=0

16
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cbclir5rnfirr4a/1989%20las%20sirenas%204%20casino%20song.mp3?dl=0

Sorry for the large amount, but I hope you can help me out :)
Thanks a lot and best regards from the Netherlands!

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 10:10:59 AM »
I totally hate dropbox. Doesn't work for me on the computer I use regularly. Can you upload these to one of the regular servers we all use?


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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 12:24:08 PM »
12, 13 and 14 are the same clip...so ya may have left something out there. But sadly, can't ID any of em (though I would have ID'd #15 if someone else didn't first lol). The late 70's/early 80's ones though are some real gems. Hope you can eventually ID em.

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 11:12:22 PM »
Thanks for checking them out!
12 and 13 are repaired now :)

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 10:00:39 AM »
Just found out that 14 is an instrumental version of Is It Love by Gang of Four :)

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2020, 10:31:22 PM »
New one:
https://voca.ro/94jB3HdMW5O
Sounds a bit Keith Mansfield-ish. Anyone an idea?

And this one:
https://voca.ro/02JmMIYtQiP
« Last Edit: January 11, 2020, 10:34:51 PM by crazydiamond »

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2020, 01:20:17 AM »
That 2nd one almost sounded like a more Rock/Funk based version of Larry Owens "Ladies Man" from Network Music. I know the Network late 70's through mid 80's catalog pretty well but I don't recall this one. But it may be on one of the Network LP's in that time frame.

The 1st one no clue, but it sounded more Brian Bennett like to me. Sorry I couldn't be of help on these, but maybe the Network thing could be a lead on the 2nd one for ya.

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2020, 08:01:42 AM »
Thanks! I'll check it out!

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 03:54:39 PM »
Hi all, here are some more tracks that played on Santa Barbara. Hope anyone can recognize them :)

These two are instrumental jazzy tunes, might be officially released, but Soundhoud and Shazam doesn't recognize them:
https://voca.ro/oJxB1YNh0sj
https://voca.ro/fwe8M4Tdd3x

This one is typical 80s stuff:
https://voca.ro/77JXOfHw98T

Dramatic one:
https://voca.ro/hCVlnAWKmDL

Classical piece:
https://voca.ro/bKyVdOEaznA

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2020, 11:35:14 AM »
Another one from 1985...
https://voca.ro/fBVJFHWs9YV

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2020, 07:04:18 AM »
Nothing even sounded familiar in the last 2 batches....keep postin em as you find em, and maybe i'll nail one for sure eventually :)

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Re: Library music on Santa Barbara (1984-1985)?
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2020, 07:33:36 AM »
Too bad. Thanks for listening, though!
I recently discovered much of the early music (including some tracks in my original batch) were by the show's theme composer Joe Harnell.
A CD with his work for the show was recently released: https://buysoundtrax.myshopify.com/products/santa-barbara-a-musical-portrait-original-music-by-joe-harnell-cd-comes-with-digital-download-24-bit-wav-mp3-digital-pdf

Never knew he also provided the original music library. Even though the liner notes in the album said his library was never used, his music was omnipresent during the first two years. I always expected the more orchestral stuff to be by Harnell (since the show's longtime composer Dominic Messinger made more electronic pieces), and luckily I was right :)