|Radio Sounds Familiar|
|Hello I’m Gary, the guy behind ‘Radio Sounds Familiar’. Every since I can remember I’ve always loved TV and Film soundtracks, particularly those from my formative years that being the 1960’s and 1970’s. I really enjoying tapping into the much under rated genre known as Library music, if you dig deep enough you can unearth some real gems. That’s what ‘Radio Sounds Familiar’ is all about. Thanks for visiting and please come back soon. If you'd like to comment please click on the Blog Name and a comments dialogue box will open.|
The start of 2016 and one hundred thousand webcasters and their one hundred million dedicated listeners lost their life line; I speak of ‘Live 365’.
For 17 year‘s this platform offered an affordable broadcast option, and the destination for the discerning listener to appreciate aspiring talent.
This platform had more genres than any satellite or other digital delivery providers such as Spotify et al.
To the most part these stations were managed by real people, not conglomerates, the ...
Steve Wills at Chichester hospital radio has come up Trumps again with this delightful CD compilation Called ‘Lost in transmission’. Described as ’63 Film, Radio and TV soundtracks unlocked from the vaults. The tracks have been purged from great libraries such as De Wolfe, JW Media and EMI production music. Many tracks will be familiar to you and many you won’t have heard in years and most of them are on public release for the first time.
Here is my list of my particular favorite...
It’s been a while since a TV compilation CD release contained many tracks I didn’t already have in my collection but ‘TV IS THE THING’ ( Fifties and Sixties Television Themes) is one of those rare breeds. Containing some programmes I’d never heard of, but the themes are instantly likable.
‘The Pursuers‘ a series that ran for forty episodes (1961) and starred Louis Hayward as Inspector Bollinger in his pursuit of criminals and scoundrels on the mean streets of London with...
The Theme Team Update
A Few months I told you about ‘The Theme Team’ a covers band who specialise in performing cult TV classics.
if you happen to be in the London area over the next few weeks they are
performing in the following venues:
The Ivy House (Nunhead) …… Sunday 7th September 2pm
The Gunnersbury Tavern (Chiswick)……Friday 12th September (Evening)
Ye Olde Rose and Crown(Walthamstow) …… Thursday 2nd October (Evening)
Make it a date … You won’...
The Originals, of course, are the KPM all Stars, comprising the composers of many of the Library Hits that have become familiar TV theme tunes. Alan Hawkshaw synonymous with his Hammond organ, Brian Bennett and his drums, the legend that is Keith Mansfield and not forgetting John Cameron, Duncan Lamont, and James Clarke.
I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a performance ...
Originally broadcast in April 2011 and presented by Library and Soundtrack aficionado Jonny Trunk, ‘Into the Music Library’ is a brief and concise history of library music.
If you’re a fan of Library
music (and I guess if you're listening to Radio Sounds Familiar, that’s a fair
assumption) this documentary is essential listening.
Here’s a short description of the programme:
It's the music which has embraced us our entire lives, but in the main, most of us have never quite heard, or ev...
Arthur Haynes was one of Britain’s most popular entertainers in the late 1950’s up until his untimely death in 1966. His television programme ‘The Arthur Haynes Show’ made by ATV London, commanded top ratings for Independent Television.
Forgotten for many years, it’s now possible to watch these shows again, the last of the seven volumes of this archive has now been released. And I urge you if you’ve never heard Arthur Haynes, or have memories of his shows watch them again on DVD...
Do you remember those half hour Black and White ‘Scotland Yard" case book films shown on ITV during the sixties and seventies and later on Channel Four in the eighties
‘Scotland Yard! Nerve centre of London's Metropolitan Police, headquarters of its Department of Criminal Investigation. Scotland Yard! A name that appears on almost every page of the annals of crime detection. Scotland Yard! Where night and day a determined body of men carry on a relentless unceasing crusade against crim...
As I’m sure many of you will be aware the legendary Gerry Anderson MBE passed away on December 26th, he died peacefully in his sleep after suffering with mixed dementia for the past few years. He was aged 83.
For many of my age this man had a massive influence on our television viewing, comic buying and toy wish lists of our childhood.
I’ve just finished watching the DVD box set of ‘The Ghosts of Motley Hall’. Made by Granada Television, these 20 episodes were originally broadcast between 1976 and 1978.
What a delight, well
written, directed and acted.
The writer, Richard Carpenter, already had a formidable track record, having created the iconic ‘Catweasle’ television series and with his previous work on ‘The Adventures of Black Beauty’.
The music, by composer Wilfred Josephs
is well suited to the series...
They appeared all over our
TV screens during the 1960’s and 70’s
But they may be familiar but who were they?
I want to pay tribute to those actors, actress and presenters who may not necessarily always have had the leading role but they were very much a part of the golden age of Television.
It is a work in progress,
very much in its early stages, but you’ve got to start somewhere.
Take a look at the ‘Familiar Faces’ page on the site and celebrate some of those forgotten h...