TV Land Crime Stoppers: TV's Greatest Cop Themes

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Like its kin the private eye show celebrated on the companion CD TV's Greatest P.I. Themes, the cop drama was an integral part of the makeup of early television. Among the earliest to demonstrate its roots in the sophisticated jazz style of the time was Ray Anthony's Dragnet, a menacing march recognized even by those who haven't seen the Jack Webb show. Composer Mort Williams also clung to the jazz aesthetic, which influenced his thundering, ubiquitous theme for Hawaii Five-O as well as the lesser-known theme from Police Woman. But starting with Quincy Jones and his rhythmically ominous theme from Ironside, jazz was soon displaced by the wah-wah-driven funk and ...
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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Like its kin the private eye show celebrated on the companion CD TV's Greatest P.I. Themes, the cop drama was an integral part of the makeup of early television. Among the earliest to demonstrate its roots in the sophisticated jazz style of the time was Ray Anthony's Dragnet, a menacing march recognized even by those who haven't seen the Jack Webb show. Composer Mort Williams also clung to the jazz aesthetic, which influenced his thundering, ubiquitous theme for Hawaii Five-O as well as the lesser-known theme from Police Woman. But starting with Quincy Jones and his rhythmically ominous theme from Ironside, jazz was soon displaced by the wah-wah-driven funk and smooth disco grooves of the '70s and, later, by the slick production sound of the '80s. Among the composers scoring chart hits were Rhythm Heritage, who wrote the overblown theme from S.W.A.T. and the gritty Baretta although the Sammy Davis Jr. version is featured on this collection; Mike Post, whose tranquil theme from Hill Street Blues evokes the more sensitive breed of police officer, and Jan Hammer, whose hyperelectronic Miami Vice theme exemplifies the synth-driven sound of the '80s. The set also includes Earle Hagen's theme from The Mod Squad, the urgent theme from N.Y.P.D., the funky guitar and trumpets of ChiPs, and Tom Scott's hard-rockin' "Gotcha Theme from Starsky & Hutch". Along with its companion CD, TV's Greatest Cop Themes represents Hollywood's attempt to capture America's mean streets, while providing us a generous slice of nostalgia for our own listening pleasure.
All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Released in conjunction with Nickelodeon's TV Land cable channel devoted to reruns of vintage programs, Rhino's TV Land Crime Stoppers: TV's Greatest Cop Themes gathers theme songs from cop shows. Classic themes from shows like Dragnet, CHiPs, Hill Street Blues, Hawaii Five-O, Cagney and Lacey, Kojak, Miami Vice which was actually a number one pop single, and even Cop Rock are present, with composers including Randy Newman, Quincy Jones, Jan Hammer, Bill Conti, Elmer Bernstein, and Mike Post, among many others. A companion volume is devoted to P.I. shows, and as you might expect, there isn't much difference in musical style.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/3/2000
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227586621
  • Catalog Number: 75866

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dragnet (2:47)
  2. 2 The Mod Squad (1:02)
  3. 3 Ironside (3:54)
  4. 4 Hawaii Five-O (1:34)
  5. 5 The Streets of San Francisco (2:51)
  6. 6 Theme from S.W.A.T. (2:51)
  7. 7 Gotcha - Tom Scott (3:36)
  8. 8 Baretta's Theme (2:27)
  9. 9 Chips (2:49)
  10. 10 The Hill Street Blues - Mike Post (3:14)
  11. 11 Cop Rock (Under the Gun) (1:41)
  12. 12 Theme from Police Woman (1:02)
  13. 13 Crime Story (3:01)
  14. 14 The Rookies - Elmer Bernstein (1:02)
  15. 15 Theme from N.Y.P.D. (3:25)
  16. 16 Cagney and Lacey (1:17)
  17. 17 Miami Vice Theme (2:28)
  18. 18 Kojak (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Elmer Bernstein Track Performer
Randy Newman Track Performer
Del Shannon Track Performer
Ray Anthony Track Performer
Larry Carlton Track Performer
Jan Hammer Track Performer
Quincy Jones Track Performer
Tom Scott Track Performer
Mike Post Track Performer
Bill Conti Track Performer
Rhythm Heritage Track Performer
Willie Bobo Track Performer
Sammy Davis Jr. Track Performer
Mort Stevens Track Performer
Johnny "Hammond" Smith Track Performer
Earle H. Hagen Track Performer
Pat Williams Orchestra Track Performer
Corniche Track Performer
Technical Credits
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Bill Inglot Producer
Skip Heller Liner Notes
Steve Vance Illustrations
Steve Pokorny Producer
Daniel Hersch Remastering
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I'm Dissapointed

    You need to have the theme from the bast cop show , COPS. With out it, this album is incomplete.

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