(2019) Double Impact

Buddy Morrow

... read moreThis follow-up to 1959's Impact repeats the formula with perhaps a somewhat more cohesive selection of material, drawn primarily from detective and police shows of the period. This time out, Buddy Morrow and the orchestra jazz up (or try to) such thematic material as Men Into Space, Hawaiian Eye...

28′:59″ 12 Songs

1
Buddy Morrow
Men Into Space
2:44
2
Buddy Morrow
Hawaiian Eye
2:25
3
Buddy Morrow
Staccato's Theme
2:58
4
Buddy Morrow
The Deputy
2:09
5
Buddy Morrow
Riverboat Theme
2:20
6
Buddy Morrow
Bourbon Street Beat
2:20
7
Buddy Morrow
Bonanza
2:07
8
Buddy Morrow
Twilight Zone
2:35
9
Buddy Morrow
San Francisco Blues
2:19
10
Buddy Morrow
The Untouchables
2:10
11
Buddy Morrow
Markham Theme
2:14
12
Buddy Morrow
International Detective
2:38
Released 12 September 2019, Marathon Media International, under license to Music Manager

Review

This follow-up to 1959's Impact repeats the formula with perhaps a somewhat more cohesive selection of material, drawn primarily from detective and police shows of the period. This time out, Buddy Morrow and the orchestra jazz up (or try to) such thematic material as Men Into Space, Hawaiian Eye, Bourbon Street Beat, and The Untouchables. Bourbon Street Beat, in particular, benefits from the treatment that it receives here, very close to the original TV recording but with enough of an emphasis on New Orleans jazz and R&B to make it seem heavier and more serious. Nothing will replace Nelson Riddle's own official recording of the Untouchables theme, but Morrow and arranger Ray Martin try hard, placing an emphasis on the electric guitar. Unfortunately, some of the music here doesn't work at all, such as the barely recognizable recording of Bernard Herrmann's main theme from The Twilight Zone (in which a brief quote from other television "stock music" associated with The Adventures of Superman, appears); the rather ham-fisted adaptation of Bonanza; and the closer. And the main title music from International Detective isn't worthy of the rest of what is here. The "Living Stereo" sound has retained its luster, however, and what is worthwhile on this album is very diverting. Reissued by Spanish RCA in 1998 along with the original Impact. ~ Bruce Eder