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« on: Dec 24, 2012, 08:03PM »

One of my favorite recordings by Frank Rosolino is the theme to Jonny Quest. (By The amazing Hoyt Curtin, who also did The Jetsons and The Flintstones.)

Apparently, Curtin was trying to challenge the bone section when he wrote it...

Anyone seen a transcription of the solo or sheet music for the whole thing?
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 25, 2012, 01:29PM »

AYyyEEEEeeeeeeeee........
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 26, 2012, 03:20PM »

Here's a link for those who don't know it (cb56 clearly does!)

http://open.spotify.com/track/4rqdMb5kWl7SI1b1AVDHiX
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2012, 10:11PM »

Seriously doubt it's Rosolino on the solo at 1:09. Sure doesn't sound like him. Not sure who it was though. My guesses are  Joe Howard or Lloyd Ulyate...or perhaps maybe Milt Bernhart or Dick Noel, Anyone know for sure...?
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 26, 2012, 11:17PM »

Seriously doubt it's Rosolino on the solo at 1:09. Sure doesn't sound like him. Not sure who it was though. My guesses are  Joe Howard or Lloyd Ulyate...or perhaps maybe Milt Bernhart or Dick Noel, Anyone know for sure...?

I agree. It just doesn't sound like Rosolino.
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 27, 2012, 03:22AM »

Id guess Joe Howard from all the names mentioned, possibly Dick Nash. You think it could be Dick, Alex?
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 27, 2012, 05:18AM »

I've always thought that the JQ theme would make good music for a field show,
But near as I can tell, nobody has done it yet.

As for Rosolino, Wikipedia agrees...
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 27, 2012, 06:29AM »

My understanding from Bill Broughton years ago that the solo was Lloyd.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 27, 2012, 07:28AM »

Wow, I agree it sure doesn't sound like Frank, but there seem to be more than one or two references to Mr. Rosolino being the soloist that I see.  I also never knew that Tim Matheson was the voice of Johnny.  I made sure I was right in front of the TV, cereal bowl in hand in time for Johnny Quest every Saturday morning in the 60s.
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 28, 2012, 08:38AM »

Going out on a limb, perhaps.

Whoever added that to Wikipedia is wrong about this. No way that is Rosolino. Sound, feel, vibrato, articulation, style. Not him. Hanna Barbara had a core of players that did most of those cartoons, including Joe and Lloyd I believe [it doesn't really sound like Lloyd to me either]. To my knowledge, Rosolino was not a regular part of that crew.

I've noticed some mistakes and half-truths in Wikipedia in areas I know a little bit which makes me question a lot of its entries in subject areas I know very little.

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« Reply #10 on: Dec 28, 2012, 08:43AM »

Whoever it is sounds great and that theme is a classic!! It was the inspiration for so many secret agent-style cartoon themes, including Michael Giachinno's theme to "The Incredibles".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJtUdm3TLZ8
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 28, 2012, 10:11AM »


   "get this bucket moving, Race!"

(couldn't resist)    :D
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 28, 2012, 11:45AM »

Going out on a limb, perhaps.

Whoever added that to Wikipedia is wrong about this. No way that is Rosolino. Sound, feel, vibrato, articulation, style. Not him. Hanna Barbara had a core of players that did most of those cartoons, including Joe and Lloyd I believe [it doesn't really sound like Lloyd to me either]. To my knowledge, Rosolino was not a regular part of that crew.

I've noticed some mistakes and half-truths in Wikipedia in areas I know a little bit which makes me question a lot of its entries in subject areas I know very little.

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I know what you mean about Wikipedia, however in my poking around there's more than the one Wikipedia reference to this.  Here's a few.

http://www.mahalo.com/jonny-quest/  (near bottom)

http://www.kgbanswers.com/who-performed-original-jonny-quest-music-from-the-1960s/20484197

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105x9271433


... and many more blog and forum responses by players.  It'd be interesting to know how all this started.

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« Reply #13 on: Dec 28, 2012, 12:55PM »

It'd be interesting to know how all this started.



That's the drag about Wiki and the internet in general - once a factual error is posted somewhere, it is multiplied many times over.
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 29, 2012, 04:23AM »

Interesting debate!

I agree with the opinions on the pitfalls of Wikipedia....

But in this case, the author's source is a YouTube segment by a documentarian who got all this from Hoyt Curtin directly.

See: http://youtu.be/j2mXxBMvfh0

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