OK, now I can post my new leads. Have to start with a long prelude first:
Thanks to Mr, I was alerted to a site called sabam.be (Belgan Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers), and their repertoire database. There are some movies/TV episodes in the database which have lists of cues that are included - both original and stock. Unfortunately, these lists are not complete and may have inaccuracies, but they could be helpful. They even have durations that seem to correspond to the length of the music cue as used within the film/episode (but sadly, no way to sort in order of appearance in the work).
This database is available in English, though their main site isn't - you'll either see it in Dutch, or French. On their main page, scroll down and click on "VIND WERK!" (if you're seeing the site in Dutch) or "CHERCHER UNE OUEVRE!" (if you're seeing the site in French). It will take you to the search engine, then you can click on "EN" to switch it to English. (It may be glitchy and not switch all text to English, if that happens click "EN" a second time.)
And worse yet, it's very difficult to search for movies/TV episodes containing tracks. Some of them will not show up in search results, usually it requires exact match minus articles, but I've seen non-exact matches return, and I've seen a title I was looking for that was an exact match not show up. I found the Spidey episodes by searching for the title of a cue I knew (Big Creep), and one of the titles under "Composite - Is Part Of" was "SPIDEY BATTLES MOLEMEN". I clicked on the magnifying glass next to that title, and it opened up a separate page with a list of cues. They list title, composer, duration and some other stuff - if you click the magnifying glass next to each one, it opens up that cue's details (which shows full list of composers and publishers).
Even though all the music in Molemen appears to be identified, I will give what SABAM lists for it. Some of the info is on the cue list for the episode, other has to be obtained by viewing the music clue's detail page itself. [C] stands for "composer", [EO] stands for "éditeur original" (original publisher). I will just use last name and abbreviate the publisher after first use. I will also give notes about inaccuracies and other stuff. This is sorted by duration, ascending:
BIG CREEP - [C] Gerard, Paul - [EO] Berry Music Co Ltd - 0:23
DREAD AND DANGER (A-C) - [C] Dale, Syd - [EO] K P M Recorded Music Library - 0:24
NEWS VIEWS - [C] Dale - [EO] KPM - 0:24
STREET BEAT - [C] Graham, Kenny - [EO] KPM - 0:26
WE'RE ON TOP OF THE WORL - [C] Martin, Bill || Coulter, Philip Michael - [EO] - KPM - 0:30
TWITCH - [C] Gerard - [EO] Berry - 0:32
FLYING COLUMN - [C] Gerard - [EO] Berry - 0:34
STREET RIOT - [C] Gerard - [EO] Berry - 0:34
SPY ROCK - [C] Loose || Cadkin, Bruce Alan - [EO] Grh Music Company - 0:40
PANIC PATROL - [C] Graham - [EO] KPM - 0:43
RAVER - [C] Hawkshaw - [EO] KPM - 0:43
SQUARE SQUAD - [C] Graham - [EO] KPM - 0:43
PETRIFIED FOREST - [C] Gerard - [EO] Berry - 0:48
MAIN TITLE SPIDEY BATTLES MOLEMEN - [C] Webster, Allan || Harris, Adrianne M - [EO] Hillcrest-Music Corp. || Webster Music Corp. - 1:00
LOS BANDIDOS - [C] Gerard - [EO] Berry - 1:02
CRIME CAR - [C] Gerard - [EO] Berry - 1:04
RHYTHM'N BEAT - [C] Hawkworth - [EO] KPM - 1:05
HIGHWAY HULLABALOO - [C] Graham - [EO] KPM - 1:15
SPIDEY BATTLES MOLEMEN - [C] Ellis, Ray - [EO] Hillcrest - 1:24
BIG BASS GUITAR - [C] Martin || Coulter - [EO] KPM - 1:31
The 0:23 duration for "The Big Creep" seems to be combined duration of both appearances of the cue. Also, for those who do not know, Berry Music was the parent company of Conroy.
Did "Dread and Danger" actually show up in the episode? This could refer to the use of "Looks Like Trouble (c)", that seems to run for 24-25 seconds in the episode. If so, would it have been a mistake on whatever cue sheet document SABAM sourced this info from?
"News Views" doesn't show up in this episode, does it? It's shown up in other episodes, but not this one
The "Street Beat" listing seems accurate, though the listed duration is a few seconds longer than the actual excerpt in this episode, which looks to time to about 21-22 seconds
"We're on Top of the World" is not in this episode, though two other Martin/Coulter tracks are
"Twitch" is not in this episode, but other Gerard tracks are - did the source cue list just misidentify tracks from the same composer?
"Flying Column" actually looks to match up with our list, though this time their duration is too short - the actual sample in the episode runs just about 40 seconds
"Street Riot" is in the episode, and the length is close, but in the actual episode it's ~0:42, not 0:34. I'd wonder if they were using a PAL video tape as reference, if not for "Street Beat" being listed with a longer duration on their list...
"Spy Rock" is the original title of what Carlin retitled "Freak Out Party"; the duration listed by SABAM is basically dead-on to the length of the excerpt in the episode.
As to the title, the original Capitol PMS record calls it "Spy Rock", and I'm sure it kept that title when it was transferred to UMS (Emil Ascher) a couple years later - and I believe it was already with UMS when it was on Spidey, judging by all the other Ascher connections, and the fact that the Loose-Cadkin/Ascher distribution deal was announced in trades at the end of '67.
GRH Music was the publisher of the Loose-Cadkin OK/PMS stuff that was subsequently licensed to Ascher and taken out of the Capitol library (which, FYI, is why there is a Hi-Q D-91/92 with Loose/Cadkin tracks used in Spidey, and another D-91/92 with completely different Don Kirsten tracks).
Also, some of SABAM's listings for music compositions have the correct last name for a composer, but the wrong full name/performing rights entry. In this case, "Bruce Alan Cadkin" should actually be Emil Cadkin. Though in this case, looking up Bruce Alan Cadkin on ASCAP, the titles - including some "CUES" listings for 70s TV movies - don't rule out the possibility of this being a pseudonym of Emil Cadkin. I still think it's most likely that the source document just said "Cadkin" and someone along the line matched it to the wrong person...
"Square Squad" isn't in this episode, based on our list
The IDs for Webster and Harris are totally wrong here, it's supposed to be Paul Webster and Robert Harris.
"Rhythm 'N Beat" isn't in this episode, based on our list; was this an inaccurate reference to "Latin Gear"?
The Ray Ellis score from S1 looks to have all been combined into one duration?
I am really confused about the tracks listed that aren't actually in the episode. Were they just mistakes? Could they have only been heard in the French dubs? (There are "subtitles" listed for each episode, which are the French titles.)
More notes to come later, more lists to come later. Jimmy or anyone else, feel free to weigh in!
Last edited by TServo2049 (June 2, 2016 7:58 pm)