Music for TV Dinners

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While the sound library recordings of the 1960s and 1970s has emerged as a prime source of samples for crate-diggers and beat freaks, incidental music dating back to the 1950s has remained largely untapped. Perhaps too bright, bouncy, and/or syrupy for modern consumption, these effervescent, lighter-than-air melodies nevertheless capture the mood of the postwar era with uncanny accuracy. The first volume in Scamp's Music for TV Dinners series compiles recordings from British composers including Laurie Johnson and King Palmer, originally administered via sound library firms like KPM and APM Music. Regardless of age, you'll immediately recognize these jingles whether you ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
While the sound library recordings of the 1960s and 1970s has emerged as a prime source of samples for crate-diggers and beat freaks, incidental music dating back to the 1950s has remained largely untapped. Perhaps too bright, bouncy, and/or syrupy for modern consumption, these effervescent, lighter-than-air melodies nevertheless capture the mood of the postwar era with uncanny accuracy. The first volume in Scamp's Music for TV Dinners series compiles recordings from British composers including Laurie Johnson and King Palmer, originally administered via sound library firms like KPM and APM Music. Regardless of age, you'll immediately recognize these jingles whether you grew up in the '50s or simply grew up on reruns of Leave It to Beaver, Father Knows Best, and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. More than just music, it's boomer nostalgia at its most palpable.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/1997
  • Label: Scamp
  • UPC: 017046972123
  • Catalog Number: 9721

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In the Limelight (1:39)
  2. 2 Happy Go Lively - Laurie Johnson (1:59)
  3. 3 Hackney Carriage - King Palmer (1:56)
  4. 4 Trafficscape (1:32)
  5. 5 Work-A-Day World (1:18)
  6. 6 Curley Shirley (2:55)
  7. 7 Bell Hop (2:40)
  8. 8 Man About Town - Laurie Johnson (2:17)
  9. 9 Holiday Playtime - King Palmer (1:17)
  10. 10 Bargains Galore - Dennis Berry (1:39)
  11. 11 Speaking Guitar - Gerhard Narholz (2:12)
  12. 12 Shopping Spree - Laurie Johnson (3:03)
  13. 13 Stop Gap (2:20)
  14. 14 Toys for Boys - Boris Schoska (2:21)
  15. 15 Gala Performance - Laurie Johnson (1:46)
  16. 16 Sleepy Shores (3:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Laurie Johnson Track Performer
Johnny Pearson Track Performer
David Lindup Track Performer
John Shakespeare Track Performer
Otto Sieben Track Performer
Eric Winstone Track Performer
Jack Beaver Track Performer
Wilfred Burns Track Performer
Technical Credits
Laurie Johnson Composer
Joseph Lanza Liner Notes
Johnny Pearson Composer
David Lindup Composer
John Shakespeare Composer
Otto Sieben Composer
Jack Beaver Composer
Wilfred Burns Composer
Gerhard Narholz Composer
Stuart Crombie Composer
Dennis Berry Composer
Eric Winstone & His Band Composer
Boris Schoska Composer
King Palmer Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "TV Dinners" Satisfies!

    I found this album by accident. I'd often wondered where they got that crazy music for shows like "Ren & Stimpy" and other cartoons from, and some of that whacked out stuff you hear on commercials. I figured it had to be some commercial music library, but until I just happened to stumble over Scamp Records web site I never knew where to get my own copy. This disc is absolute nirvana for anyone into lounge, atomica, the 50s & 60s and the America from the earlier times when we all liked Ike, our car had fins, and Father knew best. Listening to this disc, you can hear the "Kitchen of the Future" beckoning, imagine the flying cars of tomorrow, see the future and all it's bright, sparkly promise. This is "Tomorrowland" on a disc. Too bad it never came, but this would have been the soundtrack if it had.

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