Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Nashville's Mike Curb honors famed Argentina-born Hollywood composer Lalo Schifrin

From the San Diego Union-Tribune:
“I signed Lalo Schifrin to Verve Records,” boasted [Mike] Curb by phone from his home in Nashville, Tenn.

“I merged my company with MGM and Verve in 1969 and became president. We continued to operate those combined labels. I had been a fan of Lalo Schifrin's scores, and we wrote 'Burning Bridges,' the theme for 'Kelly's Heroes,' together. I recorded it with my group, the Mike Curb Congregation, and I had a hit. It created a long friendship.”
The article says that Schifrin's compositions have appeared in hundreds of movies and TV shows, including “The Cincinnati Kid,” “Dirty Harry,” “Cool Hand Luke,” “The Amityville Horror” and “Mission: Impossible.”

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