Shotgun Slade + Burke's Law (2 LP on 1 CD)
  • Mercury SR-60235 Mercury SR-60235
  • Liberty LST-7374 Liberty LST-7374
  • Gerald Fried Gerald Fried
  • Herschel Burke Gilbert Herschel Burke Gilbert

Gerald Fried / Herschel Burke Gilbert

Shotgun Slade + Burke's Law (2 LP on 1 CD)

Jazz in the Movies

Don Fagerquist, Pete Candoli, Maurice Harris, Frank Beach, Conrad Gozzo, Ollie Mitchell (tp), Joe Howard, Pete Carpenter, Milt Bernhart, Lloyd Ulyate (tb), George Roberts, Dick Nash, Kenny Schroyer (b-tb), Gerald Fried (Enh), Gus Bivona (cl, as), Abe Most (cl), Johnny Williams (p, hpd) Al Hendrickson, Tony Rizzi, Bill Pitman (g), Red Mitchell (b), Shelly Manne, Alvin Stoller (d), Bud Brisbois, Tony Terran (tp), Bob Edmondson, Lew McCreary (tb), Buddy Collette (as), Plas Johnson, Bill Green (ts), Lenny Hartman (bs), Ernie Hughes (p), John Gray (g), Red Callender (b), Earl Palmer (d), Gene Estes (vib)

Reference: JM 1008

Bar code: 8427328470087

Two Original Soundtrack Recordings

JAZZ IN THE MOVIES presents the most celebrated scores by the composers that introduced jazz to motion pictures and television soundtracks. In addition to providing a superbly appropriate setting for dramatic scenes, all the jazz background themes were interpreted by many of the best Hollywood and New York jazz studio musicians.

01. Shotgun Slade (Theme)
02. Open Skies
03. Ride Alone
04. Saddle Swing
05. Gently
06. Joe Clark
07. Night Stalking
08. Weary
09. Rolling Home
10. Them Swingin’ Doors
11. Danger Trail
12. Burke’s Law Theme (Gilbert)
Amos Burke in his Rolls Royce
13. 4:30 A.M. (Mullendore)
Relaxation for two … after a hard day at the office
14. Meetin’ at P.J.’s (Marks)
A swingin’ time for two
15. Bridget (Mullendore)
Soft, sexy and beautiful
16. Burke’s Law Blues (Gilbert-Hughes)
Some days aren’t as good as others
17. Tim’s Song (Haskell)
Music to love young detectives by
18. Live! (Marks)
Hot, fast … and rough!
19. Blues for a Dead Chick (Mullendore)
Beautiful … though dead
20. Drum Madness (Gordon-Oliver)
That “pounding and pounding in Amos Burke’s ear”
21. Tuesday’s Tune (Mullendore)
The best night in the week
22. Distraction (Marks)
Jazz that eases the conscience
23. Blues Downstairs (Hughes)
Love in blue or red, “as the case may be”
24. Burke’s Beat (Gilbert-Freeman)
Amos Burke takes the night off


Tracks #1-11, from "Shotgun Slade -The Original Jazz Score" (1960)
Music composed & arranged by Gerald Fried
Originally on LP as Mercury SR-60235

Tracks #12-24, soundtrack music from the Four Star-ABC Network TV Series
"Burke's Law" (1964) Orchestra conducted by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Originally on LP as Liberty LST-7374

-Music from "Shotgun Slade"

Arranged & Conducted by Gerald Fried, featuring Stanley Wilson & His Orchestra
Including: Don Fagerquist, Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo, Maurice Harris, Frank Beach, trumpets; Joe Howard, Milt Bernhart, Pete Carpenter, Lloyd Ulyate, trombones; George Roberts, Dick Nash, Kenny Schroyer, bass trombones; Abe Most, clarinet; Gus Bivona, clarinet & alto sax; Johnny Williams, piano; Al Hendrickson, Tony Rizzi, Bill Pitman, guitars; Red Mitchell, bass; Shelly Manne, Alvin Stoller, drums.
Recorded at United Recorders, Los Angeles, October 23 (#7,9,11), November 5 (#1,5,8,10) and December 7, 1959 (#2,3,4,6)

-Music from "Burke's Law"

Orchestra conducted by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Including: Frank Beach, Bud Brisbois, Tony Terran, trumpets; Dick Nash, Bob Edmondson, Lew McCreary, Pete Carpenter, trombones; Buddy Collette, Bill Ulyate, alto saxes; Plas Johnson, Bill Green, tenor saxes; Lenny Hartman, baritone sax; Ernie Hughes, piano; John Gray, guitar; Red Callender, bass; Earl Palmer, drums; Gene Estes, vibes. Plus 11 violins.
Arrangers: Herschel Burke Gilbert, Joseph Mullendore, Ernie Hughes, Ernie Freeman
Recorded at United Recorders, Hollywood, April 1964

Sound engineer: Eddie Brackett
Original recordings produced by Tommy “Snuff” Garrett

Full personnel & recording details in the CD booklet
Compiled & produced for CD release by Jordi Pujol

Stereo · 24-Bit Digitally Remastered


"OK, so technically the two albums on this cd are not from movies, but TV shows in the early 60s. Still, you’re gonna thank Fresh Sound Records for continuing to dig up these treasures that I’m sure NO ONE has ever heard from. These sessions were from the day that jazz artists had the easy life of playing in the studio in the daytime, racking in the money, and then going to places like The Lighthouse or Shelly’s Manne Hole and jamming away the night hours. Were we born in the wrong era?

Gerald Fried wrote and arranged the music for the Western, with the 1959 LA orchestra including Pete Candoli, Don Fagerquist/tp, Dick Nash/tb, Abe M ost/cl, Johnny Williams/p, Red Mitchell/b, Shelly Manne/dr, Gus Bivona/as-cl and Tony Rizzi/gThe 11 songs are short, sweet and filled with excitement, with Bivona searing through “Saddle Swing” and thw whole brass section wailing on the “Shotgun Slade (Theme.” A mix of Western and Noir pop up on “Weary” and y ou’re gonna want to look for a revival band that will take on “Danger Trail.” Oh, Yeah!

The Burke’s Law orchestra from 1964 includes Nash along with Plas Johnson-Bill Green/ts, Buddy Collette/as, Red Callender/b, Earl Palmer/dr and Bob Edmondson/tp. Collette sears through “Bridget” and “Burke’s Law Blues” while the cheesy vocal intro to the “Burke’s Law Theme” turns into a wailing white knuckler ride. Hip moods abound with the sections creating a misty on “Blues for a Dead Chick” and Palmer gets a fun moment on “Drum Madness.” Trust me; get this one and all the sound tracks and even your most anti-jazz fan will become a convert, or at least will want to buy a sharkskin suit."

George W. Harris (October 6, 2016)


$10.86  (tax incl.)

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