Music for Remembrance Day

Today is a day of remembrance in Canada as we celebrate Remembrance Day to honour the fallen soldiers who served this country (in the UK it is known as Armistice Day and Veterans Day in the US). It is celebrated on November 11th to commemorate the end of combat in the first World War (armistice…

The music of Les Baxter: the sound of B movies

Roger Corman turned 87 yesterday (April 5th 2013), and I’m once again reminded that, despite their low production values, his movies had awesome music. The movies he did with Vincent Price, especially the ones based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, all had deliciously dramatic scores that were an integral part of the effectiveness…