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#521 of 537 Jeff Robertson

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Posted September 19 2014 - 02:47 PM


Nothing To Fear But…:

 

Ottis Redding: Rock Me Baby, Love Man

Bob James: Winchester Lady

Bill Withers & Grover Washington, Jr.: Just The Two Of Us
 

 

Thank you so much for posting this. I finally found out who is responsible for one of those tunes stuck in my head that got there in my childhood....Bob James! I always knew if I heard the original music from WKRP I would get my answer some day. You did it for me and I didn't have to watch the shows. Don't get me wrong, I think this box set is in my future.

 

Now off to buy some music....  :)



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Posted September 19 2014 - 08:22 PM

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Here is the list for the 4th and final season.

 

Season 4

 

An Explosive Affair, part 1:

 

Greg Kihn Band: Can’t Stop Hurting Myself

Arthur Conley: Sweet Soul Music

The Tubes: Talk To Ya Later

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Could You Be Loved

Foreigner: Urgent

 

An Explosive Affair, part 2:

 

Kool & The Gang: Celebration

The Pointer Sisters: Slow Hand

Carl Carlton: She’s A Bad Mamma Jamma

 

Johnny signs a brief parody of Day-O (The Banana Boat Song). Another wait and see moment.

 

The Union:

 

Pat Benatar: Promises In The Dark

The Rolling Stones: Start Me Up

 

Johnny, Bailey and Venus all sing Look For The Union Label. More wait and see.

 

In the scene between Carlson and his mother there is a piece of music playing. It’s instrumental. It sounds like just a bit of easy listening fluff or some generic Muzak stuff. Considering Mama Carlson’s love of Gershwin, I guess it could be some Gershwin. Either way I guess we wait and see if it gets changed.

 

Jennifer is serenaded by a Mariachi Band. Should be there but again, we’ll have to wait and see.

 

Finally, there is more instrumental music (it sounds like the same piece) in the scene between Andy and Mama Carlson.

 

Rumors:

 

The Go-Gos: Our Lips Are Sealed

 

There’s a song right at the beginning of this episode that is by the Ian Thomas Band, but for the life of me I couldn’t identify it. I tried my very best and unless you really know music from the Ian Thomas Band, there isn’t many places to look to try and figure it out.

 

There are four other instances where there is music, but there is so much dialogue over the songs, and they are at a very low volume that I just couldn’t make them out.

 

Straight From The Heart:

 

There is a song at the beginning of this episode just after Les’s news report but it isn’t introduced by Venus and I am unable to tell what it is due to the dialogue.

 

The second bit of music happens during a conversation between Bailey, Venus, and Johnny. Again, the dialogue covers up most of the song so I was unable to figure out what it was.

 

Who’s On First:

 

Albert King: Born Under A Bad Sign

 

Three Days Of The Condo:

 

Jerry Lee Lewis: Rockin’ My Life Away

 

The Theme from Gone With The Wind is also used during the establishing shot of Johnny’s condo.

 

Venus also sings a bit of song, it sounds like an old standard but I don’t recognize it. Thus, we’ll just have to wait and see if this gets cut or changed. 

 

Jennifer And The Will:

 

Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through The Grapevine

 

The violin music at the very beginning of this episode I don’t recognize so we’ll have to wait and see about that.

 

I also don’t recognize the song Venus is playing while he and Johnny and Bailey are talking in the booth.

 

The Consultant:

 

James Brown: Papa Got A Brand New Bag

 

Bailey also sings the Nestle Chocolate jingle. I hope that this is on the set. It’s a really funny moment.

 

Love, Exciting And New:

 

No licensed music is used in this episode.

 

You Can’t Go Out Of Town Again:

 

The Rolling Stones: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

 

The beginning of this episode has two songs that Venus plays but I don’t recognize them. Nor do I recognize the song Venus has playing during the second act.

 

There is a song playing on the juke box during the bar scene between Arthur and Carmen. I don’t recognize the song.

 

Pills:

 

Ray Charles: What’d I Say

Barry Manilow: The Old Songs

The Police: Spirits In The Material World

Teddy Pendergrass: Keep On Lovin’ Me

 

There is one more song in this episode, it can be heard just after Herb makes his speech on the air. I can’t identify it, but you can hear the lyrics ‘listen to me children. Talk to me children.’ That’s all I can make out but I can’t place it. The only other clue is that this is played during Venus’s show. Knowing Venus’s mellow tastes, someone might be able to identify this.

 

Changes:

 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Magnolia

Tom Scott with Dr. John: So White And So Funky

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Real Situation

Peabo Bryson: Love Is On The Rise

 

Jennifer And Johnny’s Charity:

 

The Beatles: Come Together

Quarterflash: Harden My Heart

 

We also get the return of Jennifer’s Doorbell (Fly Me To The Moon) in this episode.

 

I’ll Take Romance:

 

B.B. King: I Know The Price

 

Jennifer hums a tune while her and Les practice dancing. Also there is a band playing during the banquet.

 

There is a song playing during the scene between Jennifer and Herb the day after the banquet (they are in the hall outside the booth). I can’t make it out. It sounds like the Talking Heads but I’m not sure.  

 

Circumstantial Evidence:

 

Kool & The Gang: Take My Heart

Tom Scott: We Belong Together

 

There is a song playing in the scene right after the opening credits. I am unable to identify it due to the dialogue between Venus and Johnny.

 

There is also a Muzak version of High Hopes playing in the elevator.

 

Fire:

 

Luther Vandross: Never Too Much

 

Johnny sings Over The Rainbow in this episode. Looks like another wait and see moment.

 

Dear Liar:

 

Wilson Pickett: Mustang Sally

 

The Creation Of Venus:

 

Ernie Watts: Chariots Of Fire

Ted Nugent: Queen Of The Forest

The Who: Goodbye Sister Disco

A Taste Of Honey: Boogie, Oogie, Oogie (Since this song was on the Fox DVD season 1 set, I really don’t see any reason why it would be missing here. I am going to count this as being on the set. If I’m wrong, fine but the evidence is pretty much in my favor.)

 

The Impossible Dream:

 

Stanley Turrentine: Closer

 

Venus plays another song right after Closer, but I don’t recognize it.

 

Once again, Jennifer’s Doorbell (Fly Me To The Moon) is heard (Several times).

 

To Err Is Human:

 

Huey Lewis & The News: Do You Believe In Love

Junior Walker & The All Stars: Shotgun

 

Up And Down The Dial:

 

Jerry Lee Lewis: Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

 

Johnny is playing a song just before Whole Lotta Shakin’ that I can’t identify due to the dialogue.

 

In the second act, Venus (a little bit drunk) is playing a song that I can’t identify.

 

Well, there you have it. I did my very best to identify each and every song, or instance where there is music, someone sings or recites lyrics to songs. It turns out that there is a lot more stuff that needs clearing than even I originally thought. I did manage to identify a few more songs that neither one of my sources were able to pick out. It wasn't easy. At times the sound quality on the episodes I was viewing left a bit to be desired, but with some persistence I did prevail. I even surprised myself that I managed to figure out the Teddy Pendergrass song.

 

Before I close this post, I hope that everyone will keep in mind that just because an artist is on Shout's list, doesn't mean that every song by that artist that was used in the show was cleared. I made a lot of assumptions and guesses that may be wrong so, please do not take this list as 100% gospel truth. We won't know anything for sure until the set has been picked apart piece by piece. And it will. Shout also said that the list they provided was only some of the artists who's music would appear on the set. So, there may be more than what these lists reflect. Also, there are artists on Shout's list that I was unable to match up with a song. If songs for those artists are later identified, that will fill in more of my lists.

 

Anyway, step one is done. We have what I hope is a fairly accurate guide to go by when viewing the new set.


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Posted September 19 2014 - 08:26 PM

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For anyone who would like to have a copy of this list, I am providing it here as an attachment. Through the use of an alternative source I was able to go back and fill in some information to the missing season 1 episodes as well as some songs and music that I missed in my initial posting. I missed the window to edit my season 1 list. I also corrected some spelling errors for both season 1 and 2 that I was unable to correct in my original posts.

 

Attached File  WKRP Song List.docx   34.71KB   32 downloads


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Posted September 19 2014 - 09:19 PM

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For anyone who would like to have a copy of this list, I am providing it here as an attachment. Through the use of an alternative source I was able to go back and fill in some information to the missing season 1 episodes as well as some songs and music that I missed in my initial posting. I missed the window to edit my season 1 list. I also corrected some spelling errors for both season 1 and 2 that I was unable to correct in my original posts.

 

attachicon.gifWKRP Song List.docx

 

That is a huge effort, Brian. I'm sure I speak for many here when I say "thank you" (which hardly seems adequate).


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Posted September 19 2014 - 09:20 PM

Just an FYI. Here are the artists on Shout's list that I was unable to match up with a song.

 

Buddy Holly

Evelyn ‘Chanpagne’ King

Living Voices

Jean-Luc Ponty

The Sherbs

Lauren Wood

Neil Young

 

So, there are seven holes in my list that could be filled if someone can identify what songs these folks had in the series and where.



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Posted September 19 2014 - 09:24 PM

That is a huge effort, Brian. I'm sure I speak for many here when I say "thank you" (which hardly seems adequate).

 

You're quite welcome. Please go back and re-download the list. I found a few more errors that I have corrected as well as a song that I missed for Waylon Jennings.



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Posted September 19 2014 - 10:26 PM

Here is the list for season 3.

 

Season 3

 

 

Daydreams:

 

The song As Time Goes Buy is heard somewhere in this episode, however the source I’m using had their video pulled due to copyright issues. Since it hasn’t been uploaded anywhere else, I’m unable to view it to double check my other source. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see on this one.

 

"As Time Goes By" plays as underscore during Les' daydream, in which he and Bailey are parting ways during WWII, with Les heroically quoting Bogart's "hill of beans" speech from Casablanca. It is not a vintage recording, sounds contemporary (to 1980), featuring a pop male vocal (no idea who) with piano. Any decent recording of the song would work for the scene. That being said, IMO the scene would work with no underscore, although the nostalgic nod to Casablanca is touching.

 

During Jennifer's daydream involving Cary Grant (who morphs into Les), a piano rendition of "Stardust" is heard as underscore.

 

During Andy's daydream, what sounds to me like "The Love Theme from The Godfather" plays as underscore. I'm not 100% sure on that one, but the music sounds very Godfather-like; if not the actual love theme melody it sounds close to it as I immediately thought of it.



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Posted September 20 2014 - 05:59 AM

"As Time Goes By" plays as underscore during Les' daydream, in which he and Bailey are parting ways during WWII, with Les heroically quoting Bogart's "hill of beans" speech from Casablanca. It is not a vintage recording, sounds contemporary (to 1980), featuring a pop male vocal (no idea who) with piano. Any decent recording of the song would work for the scene. That being said, IMO the scene would work with no underscore, although the nostalgic nod to Casablanca is touching.

 

During Jennifer's daydream involving Cary Grant (who morphs into Les), a piano rendition of "Stardust" is heard as underscore.

 

During Andy's daydream, what sounds to me like "The Love Theme from The Godfather" plays as underscore. I'm not 100% sure on that one, but the music sounds very Godfather-like; if not the actual love theme melody it sounds close to it as I immediately thought of it.

 

Thanks. I have updated my list to reflect those.



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Posted September 20 2014 - 10:12 AM

But the question is, when Carlson asks the name of the "orchestra" and Johnny says Pink Floyd, when it isn't (if replaced) .. then picks up the LP... Can they do that? I don't know.... Has that ever been done before on a home video release? Claiming a song was by an artist, when in fact it wasn't?

 

I don't think that this would be a problem. Several of the songs on the list I compiled are announced either by Johnny or Venus and only the first few seconds are heard. Sometimes not even enough to tell what the song actually is. So, they might be able to get away with claiming some other song with dogs barking is Pink Floyd. It would preserve the joke and the scene. As the scene appears on the Fox DVD set, it is pretty meaningless. Carlson just wanders into the booth, Johnny gives him a strange look and Carlson leaves. Pointless.



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Posted September 20 2014 - 10:18 AM

I doubt there would be a problem with playing a different song than the one called out in the dialogue. Didn't they do that a few times in the syndication cuts of WKRP... having a DJ announce one song and then play a replacement? The only way I could see it being a problem is if the replacement song was so bad as to constitute slander.

 

Yes, I do believe that in some syndicated versions of some episodes that the song announced is not the song that is played. I don't have an issue with this, if you only hear the first few seconds of the song. I'd say replace it. However, if the song continues to play softly and there is dialogue over the music, every effort should be made to keep the song so as not to edit or replace the dialogue. Pink Floyd's Dogs is a prime example of this. Also losing the song (Dogs) ruins a good joke in the scene.



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Posted September 20 2014 - 01:24 PM

I don't think that this would be a problem. Several of the songs on the list I compiled are announced either by Johnny or Venus and only the first few seconds are heard. Sometimes not even enough to tell what the song actually is. So, they might be able to get away with claiming some other song with dogs barking is Pink Floyd. It would preserve the joke and the scene. As the scene appears on the Fox DVD set, it is pretty meaningless. Carlson just wanders into the booth, Johnny gives him a strange look and Carlson leaves. Pointless.

 

I don't know that it's pointless. I still like the cut version of the scene. It's pretty funny even if it's cut. You could take Mr. Carlson's wandering around the booth and Johnny's reaction (or lack thereof) as just Mr. Carlson's not really fitting in among the cool people of the station. You know, his clueless-ness ?



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Posted September 21 2014 - 06:36 PM

Just an FYI. Here are the artists on Shout's list that I was unable to match up with a song.

 

Buddy Holly

Evelyn ‘Chanpagne’ King

Living Voices

Jean-Luc Ponty

The Sherbs

Lauren Wood

Neil Young

 

So, there are seven holes in my list that could be filled if someone can identify what songs these folks had in the series and where.

 

If I'm not mistaken, there are three other artists on Shout's list that do not match up to a song (yet):

 

Jackson Browne
Flying
Edwin Starr
 


Edited by Doris2k, September 21 2014 - 06:39 PM.


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Posted September 21 2014 - 11:59 PM

If I'm not mistaken, there are three other artists on Shout's list that do not match up to a song (yet):

 

Jackson Browne
Flying
Edwin Starr
 

 

Yep. You're right. Sorry about that. All of this has started to blur together.

 

So, the list should be:

 

Jackson Browne
Flying
Buddy Holly

Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King

Living Voices

Jean-Luc Ponty

The Sherbs

Edwin Starr

Lauren Wood

Neil Young

 

That's now 10 holes that can be filled if we can match up songs to the artists and figure out where they are located within the series. I'm guessing that these are during some of those dialogue heavy scenes where the song is playing but there is so much talking that you can't hear the song to figure it out.

 

There were at least three of these same types of songs/scenes that I was able to figure out, but so far the rest I am stumped.



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Posted September 22 2014 - 03:07 AM

Brian, thanks so much for all your hard work on this issue.  I've been looking into some of this music stuff as well and here's what one source says that differs from your Season 1 report:

 

Pilot (Part 1): also includes "Dance, Dance, Dance" by Chic

 

Hold-Up: also includes "Light Up The Sky" by Van Halen

 

Love Returns: includes "Beast Of Burden" by The Rolling Stones

 

I Do, I Do...For Now: the other Hoyt Axton song is "Jealous Man"

 

Young Mister Carlson: The "Patton Theme" is performed by Jerry Goldsmith

 

And now for my nit-pick of the day...on your list in the post above the artist is Evelyn "Champagne" King.



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Posted September 22 2014 - 05:44 AM

I'm kind of amazed that when they originally shot this series, they actually paid for licensed music that would be too buried in the dialog to even identify. I know song licensing was cheaper and easier back then, and they shot on tape instead of film to make room in the budget... but it seems to me like an unnecessary expense.

 

Or, maybe they did use generic music and we don't know. Somebody should ask Hugh Wilson.

 

(Speaking of which, does anyone know if he had any input on this set? I know that he was disappointed but diplomatic with the Fox set.)



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Posted September 22 2014 - 09:28 AM

Brian, thanks so much for all your hard work on this issue.  I've been looking into some of this music stuff as well and here's what one source says that differs from your Season 1 report:

 

Pilot (Part 1): also includes "Dance, Dance, Dance" by Chic

 

Hold-Up: also includes "Light Up The Sky" by Van Halen

 

Love Returns: includes "Beast Of Burden" by The Rolling Stones

 

I Do, I Do...For Now: the other Hoyt Axton song is "Jealous Man"

 

Young Mister Carlson: The "Patton Theme" is performed by Jerry Goldsmith

 

And now for my nit-pick of the day...on your list in the post above the artist is Evelyn "Champagne" King.

 

Thanks. Some of those I did in fact find out about after I posted my season 1 list but I couldn't go back and edit it to add them in. I did provide the list as an attachment a few posts back. The corrections should be on that new list as well as some season 2 stuff I found out later.

 

I have also corrected the misspelling of Miss Champagne King's name. Can't believe I missed that.

 

Also the source I used said that the Van Halen song in Hold Up is Atomic Punk. I'll check both against the episode to make 100% sure.

 

I've checked the episode Hold Up again and it is indeed Atomic Punk by Van Halen.



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Posted September 23 2014 - 08:22 AM

Simple... PAL Standards.

 

 

Apparently, in this day and age, PAL/SECAM/NTSC standards mean nothing, IIRC, due to recent technological inventions center around Blu-Ray and DTV/HDTV.






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