Label: Kid Rhino - R2 72290,Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc. - R2 72290 • Format: 4x, CD Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Non-Music, Childrens, Stage & Screen • Style: Special Effects, Comedy, Theme
This four-CD set from Rhino Records' Kid Rhino division is really much more intended for adult baby boomers in their forties or fifties than for any kids of the '80s, '90s, or beyond, devoted as it is to the music from the Hanna Barbera television cartoons of the late '50s, '60s, and early '70s, from Huckleberry Hound Signed,Sealed,Delivered Im Yours - Various - Motown Remixed Scooby Doo.
Even casual Seciov - Mr. Fogg - Moving Parts will be amazed at the complexity of mood in the background underscores for The Flintstones and more, all of which were carefully keyed to the characters, settings, and moods of the particular program, and the differing styles that Curtin adopted -- the best of these is the Top Cat underscore, which sounds like lost George Gershwin outtakes and leftovers; Jonny Quest is the most interesting and the most serious-sounding of the extended underscores; and all of them including Jonny Quest are filled with surprises.
The theme songs, or at least the most familiar versions of them, are so much a part of popular culture that most baby boomers will discover that they still know some of the words; it's the older, less-familiar, and often supplanted original theme material, such as "Rise and Shine" the original Flintstones themethat will astonish many listeners -- anyone born in or earlier may still have distant, fading memories of the songs, which haven't been heard in broadcast in more than three decades.
The material is all represented in exceptionally good sound, digitized off of original studio masters, and it features many top musicians brought in by Curtin for the sessions.
Disc four is the only part of this box that may be an acquired taste, comprised as it is of very familiar sound effects from the Hanna Barbera library, which have also become staples of popular culture this reviewer's favorite is the sound of El Kabong's "Kabong".
The annotation is far more thorough than one would expect, and, indeed, gives listeners a very detailed overall history not only of the Hanna Barbera company, but also the genesis and sources of inspiration for the characters that they created.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Styles Soundtracks TV Soundtracks. Track Listing - Disc 1. Ruff and Reddy. Huckleberry Hound Main Title. Huckleberry Hound. Yogi Bear, Hokey Wolf. Huckleberry Hound End Title. Quick Draw McGraw. Loopy de Loop, Yogi Bear Main Title.
Yogi Bear. Yakky Doodle. Yogi Bear Underscore. The Meet the Flintstones. Flintstones Jazz Underscore. Wally Gator. The Magilla Gorilla Main Title. The Magilla Gorilla. Peter Potamus Main Title. Peter Potamus Curtain Calls. Peter Potamus End Titles. Scooby Doo, Where Are You? Main Title. Track Listing - Disc 2.
Rise and Shine. Flintstones Classic Underscore. Top Cat Main Title. Top Cat Underscore. The Jetsons Main Title. The Jetsons Underscore. Jonny Quest Main Fantasia Sevillana - Michael Lorimer - Remembranza. Jonny Quest Underscore.
Jonny Quest. Space Ghost Main Title. Lee Adams. Josie and the Pussycats Main Title. Hong Kong Phooey Main Title. Track Listing - Disc 3. Meet The Flintstones. Rockin' Bedrock Twitch - William Hanna & Joseph Barbera - Hanna-Barberas Pic-A-Nic Basket Of Cartoon Classi. Car Hop Song. Hoagy Carmichael. Happy Anniversary Quartet. Gioachino Rossini. Gaetano Donizetti. Rockenschpeel Jingle. Bedrock Twitch. Old Folks at Home. Bedrock Twitch - William Hanna & Joseph Barbera - Hanna-Barberas Pic-A-Nic Basket Of Cartoon Classi Foster.
Softsoap Jingle. Way Outs. Surfin' Craze. James Darren. Stuart Hamblen. Laugh, Laugh. Ron Elliott. The Beau Brummels. Dino the Dinosaur. Meet The Flintstones End Title, The Man Called Flintstone.
John McCarthy. They'll Never Split Us Apart. Rise and Shine End Title, Track Listing - Disc 4. Muttley Bites Dastardly on the Butt. Yogi Bear's Noggin Klonks. Fred's Hard Head Hit. Whisker Pluck. Fred Drops the Ball. Gazoo Materializing. Scrambling Feet. Answering Machine Message: Fred Flintstone 1. Henry Corden. Earl Kress. Answering Machine Message: Fred Flintstone 2. Answering Machine Message: Snagglepuss.
Answering Machine Message: Fred Flinstone 3.
A Saucerful Of Secrets - Pink Floyd - Ummagumma, My Christmas Is You - King Edward IV and The Knights - Deep In Christmas Country, One Love - Mavis Staples - Livin On A High Note, My Déjà Vu - Ace Of Base - The Bridge