Favoriting Morricone Island with Devon E. Levins: Playlist from January 29, 2019 Favoriting

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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Favoriting January 29, 2019: RIP Michel Legrand
Morricone Island pays tribute to French child prodigy pianist and composer of over 200 soundtracks Michel Legrand passed away at 86 on Saturday, best known for his 1968 Oscar-winning "Windmills of Your Mind" from The Thomas Crown Affair and Jacques Demy's Palme D'Or-winning 1964 The Umbrellas of Cherbourg working with the likes of musicians Miles Davis, Getz, Coltrane, Ray Charles, Streisand and Maurice Chevalier and filmmakers Godard, Altman, Louis Malle, Orson Wells and Claude Lelouch.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Dusty Springfield  The Windmills Of Your Mind   Favoriting Dusty In Memphis  Atlantic  1969   
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Michel Legrand  Boston Wrangler   Favoriting The Thomas Crown Affair  UA  1968   
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Michel Legrand  Alcatraz   Favoriting Songs For Dancers  Philips  1964   
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Michel Legrand  Mi, Sol, Mi, Mi, Re, Re, Mi   Favoriting La Dame Dans L' Auto  Disques Vogue   1970   
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Music behind DJ:
Michel Legrand/Stephane Grappelli/Christiane Legrand 

 

Le Piscine 

Emarcy 

1969 

 

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Michel Legrand  The Race, First Laps   Favoriting Le Mans  Columbia  1971   
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Michel Legrand  The Beautiful Transformation   Favoriting A Matter Of Innocence  Decca  1967   
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Michel Legrand  Peau D'âne S'enfuit   Favoriting Peau D'âne  Play Time  1970   
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Michel Legrand  Look Back   Favoriting Les Grands Compositeurs Français de Musique de Film  Fremaix Entertainment  1984  From the 1984 "Eternity" LP 
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Michel Legrand  Rocking Chair   Favoriting Breezy  MCA  1973   
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Michel  Le Cercle Rouge   Favoriting Le Cercle Rouge  Play Time  1970  Unused Score 
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Michel Legrand  La Guerre   Favoriting Summer of '42  Warner Bros.  1971   
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Michel Legrand  Ralph Thorson In Action   Favoriting The Hunter  Emarcy  1980   
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Michel Legrand  Le Complot   Favoriting Il Etait Une Fois... L'Espace  Procodis  1983   
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Miles Davis/Michel Legrand  Parris Walking II   Favoriting Dingo  Warner     
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Michel Legrand/Bill Medley  Nobody Knows   Favoriting The Magic Garden Of Stanley Sweetheart  MGM  1969   
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Michel Legrand/Claude Parent  Chanson de Solange   Favoriting Les Demoiselles de Rochefort  Philips     
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Michel Legrand/Agnès Varda/Corinne Marchand  Cléo De 5 à 7   Favoriting Cléo De 5 à 7  Philips  1972   
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Michel Legrand/Danielle Licari  Umbrellas of Cherbourg   Favoriting Umbrellas of Cherbourg  Philips  1964   
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Astrud Gilberto  Once Upon A Summertime   Favoriting Look To The Rainbow  Verve  1965   
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Listener comments!

Avatar 7:01pm
Linda Lee:

Dusty my love. good evening everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm
Kat in Chicago:

I really like that photo of the late Mr. Legrand
Avatar 7:01pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not too terribly bad an album.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:01pm
melinda:

hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm
dale:

that cover totally says dusty was a hot mess. a must-own album.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm
Michael 98145:

this certainly brings back a time
Avatar 7:03pm
Linda Lee:

Dusty did pretty well, considering what she was up against. she was part of an amazing collaboration with her main squeeze, after all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm
dale:

...and gaylord fields' 'dust covers' is the second must-own album
Avatar 7:03pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Wow.
Avatar 7:05pm
Linda Lee:

we kids of the 60s wouldn't be who we are without Michel Legrand.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm
maestroso:

@Linda Lee absolutely correct.
  7:10pm
Yayson:

amazing sounds! thanks from jackson heights :)
Avatar 7:11pm
TDK60:

Hello.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm
Greg from ZONE 5:

Evening, Devon & all!
Avatar 7:15pm
TDK60:

Dig all those dances mentioned on the "Plays For Dancers" cover.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:21pm
ultradamno:

RIP Legrand.

Looking forward to that Thirlwell show.
Avatar 7:22pm
Linda Lee:

@TDK60 ~ i've actually done a couple myself!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:24pm
Michael 98145:

{ heh reading that dance list as "Bird Surf" and "Dog Monkey Stomp" -- could only imagine what those could be :) }
  7:24pm
John from Florham Park:

Hey guys what’s up
  7:25pm
John from Florham Park:

And damn I missed dusty
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Linda Lee:

i wonder if the tracks had accompanying dances listed! that wasn't uncommon for dance music lps.
Avatar 7:26pm
Linda Lee:

.. especially if the dances were 'exotic' ~ like the cha cha!
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:28pm
steveo:

Good evening! The steveo family is enjoying the Legrand greatly!
Avatar 7:29pm
Linda Lee:

anyone doing the hully gully, steveo? :-D
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:29pm
steveo:

(And damn we missed Dusty.)
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steveo:

You'll have to teach us that one, LL!
  7:31pm
John from Florham Park:

Linda I don’t think I could do the hilly gully might hurt myself(G)
Avatar 7:32pm
Linda Lee:

here ya go dear! youtu.be...
  7:32pm
John from Florham Park:

Hully gully
Avatar 7:33pm
Linda Lee:

the hully gull's fairly tame. just don't try the monkey if you're unsure.
  7:33pm
John from Florham Park:

@linda I am not that coordinated
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Linda Lee:

i know the feeling well :-)
  7:36pm
John from Florham Park:

@linda lee hee hee hee
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Linda Lee:

stopped drinking in '87 but i still have my moments :-D
  7:40pm
John from Florham Park:

@linda don’t really drink either, don’t need the hangover
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm
common:

Love
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TDK60:

the twist is hard to do..
  7:44pm
dano59:

Dust Covers is a new one to me -- Vant!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm
Devon E. Levins:

Thanks for listening. Nice to see JaHi is represented, Yayson.
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:46pm
ultradamno:

You could cakewalk or mess around manchesterlindy.files.wordpress.com...
Avatar 7:47pm
TDK60:

this is groovy.
  7:48pm
dano59:

Or do the Madison. Or the Pony.
Breezy - the one with Kay Lenz?
  7:48pm
John from Florham Park:

TDK50 very groovy
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm
Devon E. Levins:

Bill Medley was the pre-Righteous Brothers members vocal group The Paramours with Bobby Hatfield
  7:48pm
John from Florham Park:

I meant 60
Avatar 7:54pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hypothesis: Rawk Rebellion meant/s a different thing in the U.S. than in countries that - actually have &/or honor Culture...
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 7:55pm
ultradamno:

I love this Varda movie.
Avatar 7:57pm
Linda Lee:

absolutely, Rev. i believe so too.
  7:57pm
judy from croton:

If it takes forever, I will wait for you.
Help, I’m goin down fast.
Killin me
Avatar 7:57pm
Linda Lee:

look at how pretty she was. unbelievable.
Avatar 7:58pm
TDK60:

thanks Devin.
Avatar 7:58pm
Linda Lee:

oh my. what a closer!
Avatar 7:59pm
Linda Lee:

i'm starting to believe that Michel Legrand showed a small child what being an adult was like.
Avatar 7:59pm
TDK60:

[o]
Avatar 🎸 Swag For Life Member 8:07pm
steveo:

Thanks, Linda, will look at the hully gully video when I can...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20am
Webhamster Henry:

Thanks for this collection! He did a lot more movie scores than I realized!
LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG has been staged as an opera, which must be really good.
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