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December 24, 1988
Regarding Don Heckman's analysis of Columbia's recent Broadway cast and sound track reissues (Calendar, Dec. 11): It was Betty Comden and Adolph Green who co-wrote "On the Town" with Bernstein, not Betty Green and Adolph Comden; He's confused the Jean Arthur "Peter Pan" with the Mary Martin version (also newly reissued on compact disc by RCA Victor); it was Martin's that was televised in 1955, not Arthur's. Columbia's "Bye Bye Birdie" is not the sound track, it's the original cast album.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 1996
With the Christmas Day release of the movie only days away, the "Evita" soundtrack featuring Madonna and other cast members is inching up both The Times' Southern California album sales chart and the national chart. But two other soundtracks continue to outsell it: Whitney Houston's gospel-tinged "The Preacher's Wife" and the energetic music from "Romeo & Juliet." And R.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1989
If your year-end wrap up of major record label activity, Patrick Goldstein and Paul Grein referred to the sound track to "John Lennon: Imagine" as a "stiff" (Pop Eye, Dec. 25). In actuality, the album has done quite well (recently placing 2 in Tower Records chainwide CD chart) and has just passed the mark for gold record status well after the film has faded away. More stiffs, please! TIM DEVINE Capitol Records Hollywood Devine assembled the Lennon sound track.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1996
The Times does not endorse in every race, but instead chooses to support candidates selectively on a case-by-case basis. Here are our recommendations for local races on the Nov. 5 ballot. 24th Congressional District: Both candidates in this race to succeed retiring Democrat Anthony C. Beilenson have spent the campaign racing each other to the middle. In a moderate district that stretches from Thousand Oaks to Van Nuys, extreme views don't play very well.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 1988
With regard to the Quibbles & Bits in Outtakes Feb. 21, your unidentified quibbler seems to imply that the CD release of "Rent-A-Cop" sound track is somehow inappropriate given the movie's poor showing at the box office. What would you prefer? Another album of oldies from that movie masterpiece "Dirty Dancing"? The missing "Ishtar" sound track? For the record, "Rent-A-Cop" was scored by Jerry Goldsmith, one of the most talented composers around. As such, the album may well outperform the movie it was written for. I suppose it's too much to expect that Calendar writers would show a distinguished composer any respect.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The voice of Judy Jetson in the full-length animated feature "Jetsons: The Movie" will be that of pop singing star Tiffany, not Janet Waldo, who was Judy's original voice. Tiffany also performs three new songs on the sound track of the Hanna-Barbera film. Joseph Barbera said through a spokesman that "Tiffany's voice is so promiment in the musical segments of the film that we decided to feature her in the spoken part as well." A fully recorded sound track with Waldo was thrown out. Speculation that Tiffany was brought in to attract a teen audience could not be confirmed.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 1990
If Oliver Stone is making a movie about Morrison (or anything else), he should pay more attention to historical detail in his sound track. In Stone's current film, "Born on the Fourth of July," Don McLean's "American Pie" was played as background music while the film covered the 1968-69 era. "American Pie" wasn't even released until 1971! BOB PALMER Moreno Valley
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
MCA Records has the top three records on the Bilboard magazine album chart: Fine Young Cannibals' "The Raw and the Cooked," Bobby Brown's "Don't Be Cruel" and Tom Petty's "Full Moon Fever." According to MCA, the feat marks the first time in more than a decade that one label has held the top three slots. Rapper L.L. Cool J's "Walking With a Panther" album leaped to No. 15 in just two weeks. The other rap album rocketing up the chart is Kool Moe Dee's "Knowledge is King" (No. 26). Projected as one of the summer's biggies, the Jacksons' "2300 Jackson Street," which has had critical acclaim--is, so far, a bona fide bust, peaking nt No. 59. The "Ghostbusters II" sound track bolted up to No. 38, buoyed by the success of Bobby Brown's single, "On Our Own."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 1987 | Craig Modderno
Whatever happens to the "Isthar" video, don't look for the sound track in the record stores. A Capitol Records spokeswoman said the June deadline for the delivery of a master was missed. Said the rep: "Apparently Warren, Dustin and Elaine had creative control, but they could never agree on the songs. They were constantly fiddling with them." She joked, "I guess they haven't made too many albums before. But it's definitely too late to release it."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Bette Midler's single, "Wind Beneath My Wings"--from the "Beaches" sound track--is the new No. 1 pop single on the Billboard chart. The single's success may sweep the album (No. 2) into the top spot on the pop album chart. De La Soul, the hot rap group, has a big hit album with the fast-rising "3 Feet High and Rising" (No. 24). Love and Rockets' album, "Love and Rockets"--No. 39--is shooting up the charts and may wind up in the Top 20. 10,000 Maniacs, a group featuring singer Natalie Merchant, is known for delivering abrasive messages in a deceptively soothing style.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 1995 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Music of the Movies: The Hollywood Sound," a film by Joshua Waletzky on PBS tonight, may well become the classic introduction to the field. It raises all the right questions and, despite some special pleading and rewriting of music history, makes a strong case for the sophistication and effectiveness of movie music, at least during the 20-year "Golden Age," lasting up to about 1945.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 2, 1993 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
I wanna rock & roll all night And party every day. --Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS * When Richard Linklater sat down to write a movie about his high school days in the post-Vietnam 1970s, all he had to do was slap a little Peter Frampton or Black Sabbath in his CD player and instantly, he said, he was transported back into a teen-age state of mind. "These songs evoke this strong emotional memory for me," Linklater said.
NEWS
April 22, 1993
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NEWS
February 2, 1991 | LINDA ROACH MONROE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An underwater acoustic signal was heard across the globe this week, marking a milestone in an experiment that researchers hope will make it easier to detect warming of the world's oceans from the greenhouse effect. Sounding like an underwater foghorn, five transmitters suspended 600 feet below a U.S. Navy ship in the southern Indian Ocean began booming every three hours, for one hour at a time, last Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 1990 | Dennis Hunt
A good sound-track album from a terrible movie. Most of it is rock and some of it is first-rate, particularly Billy Idol's "Cradle of Love," Motley Crue's "Rock 'n' Roll Junkie" and Dion's remake of "Sea Cruise." The so-so cuts are Tone Loc's "Can't Get Enough" and "I Ain't Got You" by Andrew Dice Clay, who stars in the movie. The Diceman's singing is unintentionally hilarious.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 1990
RANK TITLE ARTIST WEEKS NO.1 YEAR 1. "West Side Story" Sound Track 54 1962 2. "Thriller" Michael Jackson 37 1983 3. "South Pacific" Sound Track 31 1958 4. "Calypso" Harry Belafonte 31 1956 5. "Rumours" Fleetwood Mac 31 1977 6. "Saturday Night Fever" Bee Gees/Sound Track 24 1978 7. "Purple Rain" Prince/Sound Track 24 1984 8. "Blue Hawaii" Elvis Presly 20 1961 9. "More of the Monkees" The Monkees 18 1967 10. "Dirty Dancing" Sound Track 18 1987 1990 BPI Communications Inc.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 9, 1989 | DENNIS HUNT, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Fine Young Cannibal's "The Raw and the Cooked" successfully beat the "Beaches" sound track--featuring Bette Midler--for another week. The Cannibals are No. 1 for the third week in a row on the Billboard pop album chart. But "Beaches" may still be strong enough to reach the top, even though Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" slipped to No. 2 on the pop singles chart. The new No. 1 pop single is "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" by New Kids on the Block. Kingdom Come's "In Your Face" (No. 60)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1986
I was astounded at the inaccuracies in the Betty Hutton item by Peter H. Brown and Jim Pinkston (Outtakes, Nov. 17). Hutton first announced her retirement somewhat dramatically in 1954 (not '57) following the failure of her "spectacular," "Satins and Spurs," which was released as an album by Capitol, not RCA. She has continued to work ever since then, however, and her Warner Bros. album "Betty Hutton at the Saints and Sinners Ball" (correct title) was issued in 1959. She was on Broadway in 1965 ("Fade Out, Fade In")
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 1990 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"The Jungle Book," the last animated film that Walt Disney personally supervised, was considered one of his best, not only for its vivid animation and stellar cast of voices--Phil Harris, George Sanders and Louis Prima among them--but for its free-spirited score, a bright symphonic, jazz, rock 'n roll mix. Walt Disney Records will release the sound track Monday, for the first time in its entirety, digitally remastered on CD.
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