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    Songs In The Key Of Los Angeles

    I’m a sucker for vintage sheet music, but most of my favorite examples are movie-related. I never realized how many songs were written as paeans to the city of Los Angeles and its way of life...

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    I’VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE

    Filmmaker David O. Russell was thrilled that Jack White permitted him to use two of his songs on the soundtrack of "Silver Linings Playbook," but I was more excited to recognize Dave Brubeck’s “Unsquare Dance,” which is directly followed by Les Paul and Mary Ford’s rendition of “The Moon of Manakoor...

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    More On Movie Title Songs

    Not long ago I wrote about “unsung” movie themes, as depicted on sheet music covers. The piece elicited quite a response, including a lovely note from Christa and Samantha Fuller, the widow and daughter of filmmaker Sam Fuller, whose theme to 'China Gate' (sung by the great Nat King Cole) I’d failed...

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