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Famulator64

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Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« on: May 27, 2020, 03:13:34 PM »
When Funnies Were Funny was a package of redrawn (colorized) versions of black-and-white cartoons (or b&w prints of color cartoons) that had fallen in the public domain. (Or didn't, because they originated from a bootleg package where no one bothered to research the copyright status on some of them.) A number of these cartoons or prints were silent and had new tracks inserted in for the 70s.

I've amassed a huge playlist of cues used for the series, but there are still a number of them missing. There are also a few I know, but don't have in the playlist, such as "Puffing Joe" and "Traffic Patterns" (Here is what helped me identify a few. If you see a track listed here that isn't in the playlist, hit me up with a copy or something)

Here are links to videos with timestamps for unidentified tracks. I hope this isn't too much to list!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUY7O6RCATg
MISTER DO-ALL - 19:24
ART FOR ART'S SAKE - All tracks (except for cues from KPMK-1047 - SINGLE INSTRUMENTS VOLUME 1) unidentified
SODA JERKS - 30:13, 30:42
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vdwbv0l515Q
BIG CITY - 6:09
THE VILLAIN PURSUES HER - 7:35
COUNTRY BOY RABBIT - 12:20
BARNYARD FROLIC - 20:40
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kdnyS8Ai6k
MUSIC AND CHARM - 6:18, 7:28
ON DUTY - All tracks (except for Traffic Patterns) unidentified
THE UNDER DOG - 20:31
THE INVENTOR - All tracks (except for Morse Music, Stockade (Theme), and Stockade (Theme Flute)) unidentified
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMpCtl7wQ3I
AIN'T NATURE GRAND - 12:16
THEY SHALL NOT PASS - 24:42
MIXING IN MEXICO - All tracks unidentified (I believe, there might be one in the playlist)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WOEpo_RqPU
MISSES HIS SWISS - 0:14, 3:20
WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER - 11:50
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShgUBKXwyAg
LUMBERJACK - 0:00, 5:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdprT1v47fI
TUNING IN - 1:15, 3:12, 6:28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLQ3Y98o0MI
SUNKEN TREASURE - All tracks (except for Sail Boat (Theme), Sergeant (Variation), Themes and Variations: Dramatic Movement, Drums and Fife, and Barnstormers (Theme)) unidentified
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOfDWlONko8
TOY SHOP - Closing track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPHhNcJiLQ0
THE STEADFAST TIN SOLDIER - All tracks unidentified

I apologize if there's a few tracks listed as unidentified are actually on the playlist here, 70+ tracks and counting is a tall order, and thanks to all who help ID songs!
« Last Edit: June 01, 2020, 02:38:37 PM by Famulator64 »

apmnut

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Re: Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 04:16:14 PM »
The "Dancing Bear" track is "Inky Poo" by Sidney Kay, from the Southern Library.

The final "Music and Charm" piece is "Walk into Run" by Wilfred Burns, from the Conroy library.

You don't have them listed, but are the "Steadfast Tin Soldier" tracks ID'd? If not, I suspect they're from the same source as the "Art for Arts' Sake" tracks.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2020, 04:22:22 PM by apmnut »

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Re: Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2020, 04:03:29 PM »
"Comic Chase" by John Scott plays at 11:15 in "The Villain Pursues Her", another Southern cue.
(PM me for those tracks, if you'd like copies!)
« Last Edit: May 28, 2020, 06:49:04 PM by apmnut »

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Re: Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2020, 11:58:25 AM »
MUTT & JEFF AND BUGOFF - All tracks unidentified (I'm looking for these ones in particular!)

0.15 - Electronic Apple (3) - Walt Rockman from Conroy BMLP 118 'The Walt Rockman Moog Moods'
0.53 - Hurricane Wheels (C) - Sammy Burdson from Conroy BMLP 121 'Background Action'
3.42 - Speed Unlimited (A) - Sammy Burdson from BMLP 121

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Re: Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2020, 12:15:22 PM »
TUNING IN - 1:15, 3:12, 6:00, 6:28

1.15 will be Jon Jelmer, aka Wout Steenhuis, probably on Conroy, don't know the track though.
6.00 - Crescendo - Dave Richmond, from KPM 1120 'Daybreak'

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Re: Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2020, 12:19:45 PM »
SUNKEN TREASURE - All tracks (except for Sail Boat (Theme), Sergeant (Variation), Themes and Variations: Dramatic Movement, and Barnstormers (Theme)) unidentified

4.37 - Drums And Fife - Wilfred Burns, Conroy - don't have any more info, but this piece was used for almost thirty years as the closing theme to Blue Peter on the BBC.

Famulator64

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Re: Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2020, 02:36:47 PM »
thank you both for the answers. ive updated the post accordingly

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6.00 - Crescendo - Dave Richmond, from KPM 1120 'Daybreak'
i actually identified this as Neck and Neck from the same album, which sounds similar. you directing me to crescendo made me discover neck and neck, so thanks anyway!

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You don't have them listed, but are the "Steadfast Tin Soldier" tracks ID'd?
i actually forgot to include those, along with Toy Shop's tracks. thanks for the reminder.

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Re: Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2020, 08:03:29 PM »
In "The Inventor", "Sergeant (Variation)" [#4] by Sam Sklair (Conroy) plays at 37:32 and "Party Time - Statement" by Keith Mansfield (KPM) plays at 42:10.

The remaining unknown track in "They Shall Not Pass" is "Juanita" by Luis Meguel from Selected Sound 9026 "Artistry In Trumpets".
Have a listen: hXXps://www.dropbox.com/s/qr94upqhjaitzsx/02%20-%20Juanita.mp3?dl=0

The unknown cues in "Sunken Treasure" I could find were "Hi Hat Sounds", "Congo Sounds (a)", "Bongo Sounds (a)", and "Tubular Bell Sounds (a)" by Sam Fonteyn (KPM) and "Themes and Variations: Rhythmic Movement" and "Barnstormers (Bridge)" by Sam Sklair (Conroy).

In "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", these tracks from KPM 1047 "SINGLE INSTRUMENTS VOLUME 1" are being used as sound effects: "Glockenspiel Sounds (a) and (b)" @ 4:26 and 4:29 respectively; "Tubular Bell Sounds (d)" @ 0:54; "Hand Cymbal Sounds (a)" @ 2:16; "Tambourine Sounds (d)" @ 1:20; "Timpani Sounds (j) and (m)" play @ 4:43 and 4:32 respectively.

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Re: Identifying tracks: When Funnies Were Funny (70s cartoon)
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2020, 09:16:30 PM »
Come to think of it, those "Tin Soldier" tracks may actually be from Harry Lubin, the orchestra vaguely reminds me of the orchestra Lubin used - but that's a REALLY WILD guess.