In this episode we sample the film work of composer-arranger-producer extraordinaire Quincy Jones, who helped reshape the sound of movies in the 1960s and 70s. Jones’ versatility aided him in the shape-shifting role of film composer, as his ability to create elegant string arrangements, jazzy experiments, or nasty funk energized a wide array of movie […]

  Our midsummer episode looks at the Hollywood phenomenon known as the Beach Party movies, mid-1960s madness featuring Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon surfing in front of rear-projection screens. Robert Horton looks at the precursors and imitators (including the East German equivalent) and plays some pretty decent beach music that came out of the craze.

Music & Movies ~ Burt Bacharach

June 16th, 2021 - Posted in

In this opening episode of a program devoted to the sweet spot where music and movies intersect, film critic Robert Horton celebrates the movie career of pop maestro Burt Bacharach. We tell stories, listen to tunes from Butch Cassidy and Casino Royale, and answer the musical question: What’s New, Pussycat?