Update: Dick Hyman doesn't recall the recording session for the Dark
Shadows theme at all, so unfortunately we only have Robert Cobert's
word in an interview printed in the booklet for the Complete Dark
Shadows Music Soundtracks box set released by MPI. Hyman did tell me
that if he played on it, the recording certainly would have taken
place in New York, and would probably have been played on a Moog.
On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Timothy Wisniewski
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks for the tip, Tom! I just emailed Mr. Hyman.
> I didn't realize he had a personal website, how wonderful it is to be
> able to contact the prolific pianist and moog guru directly!
> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Hi Tim:
>> No idea about "Dark Shadows," but Dick Hyman is still alive and active and
>> has a website. Ask him directly (and then tell us what he said!).
>> -- Tom Fine
>> PS -- also really cool 70's Moog stuff are John Keatings "Space Experience"
>> albums. Here's a YouTube of the "Star Trek" theme where the doofus has his
>> turntable set for 45 instead of 33!
>> and here's a too-fast "Sounds of Silence" cover:
>> note the comments, doofus got called on the fast turntable. But beggars
>> can't be choosers. Both Keating albums are together as an iTunes download,
>> which seems to be mastered from the Quad mix -- play it thru a matrix
>> decoder and trip out.
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Timothy Wisniewski"
>> <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:01 PM
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Some morning music -- Command Moog records ...
>>> These Dick Hyman records are classic. My favorite bit of Hyman trivia
>>> is his playing the "theremin" part on the original Dark Shadows tv
>>> show theme. Robert Cobert, the composer/conductor stated that it was
>>> actually a string sound from one of Hyman's synthesizers. I've read
>>> that most of the early cues for that show were recorded in the UK
>>> because it was cheaper not to have to pay the American performer
>>> royalties, but it seems likely that the theme would've been recorded
>>> in NY. Tom, do you know anything about where that recording was made?
>>> This would've been in 1966.
>>> On Fri, Sep 21, 2012 at 6:37 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> I grabbed this from an exchange with one of my friends.
>>>> Dick Hyman was the MAN on the Moog:
>>>> (this is an altered modern "remix" version that's not as good as the
>>>> (recognize this from Beck "Odelay"? Beck gave proper credit in the
>>>> Walter Sear was also interesting but rhythm challenged at times:
>>>> Richard Hayman went more mellow:
>>>> All of this was done at Fine Recording in Walter's Moog room with real
>>>> instruments added in one of the big studios and then mixed by Walter and
>>>> Russ Hamm on the ADM console in Studio B.
>>>> -- Tom Fine
>>> Timothy Wisniewski, M.L.I.S.
>>> Visual Materials Archivist
>>> Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives
>>> Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
>>> 5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 235
>>> Baltimore, MD 21209
> Timothy Wisniewski, M.L.I.S.
> Visual Materials Archivist
> Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives
> Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
> 5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 235
> Baltimore, MD 21209
Timothy Wisniewski, M.L.I.S.
Visual Materials Archivist
Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
5801 Smith Avenue, Suite 235
Baltimore, MD 21209