Two For Tuesday: Stu Phillips

Stu Phillips has worked as a record producer, a composer for movies and TV, an A&R executive, and arranger over his long career. As A&R man for Colpix records, he produced singles by Nina Simone, The Skyliners, and Shelley Fabares, including her hit “Johnny Angel.” While at Capitol Records, he created, arranged and produced by The Hollyridge Strings, some of whose music can be heard on the US versions of the soundtrack of A Hard Day’s Night. He started writing scores for TV shows in the ’70’s, and soon became the favorite composer of producer Glen A. Larson, for whom he wrote the themes for a couple dozen of Larson’s series.

Theme for the original Battlestar Galactica

Theme from Night Rider

Theme from Quincy, M.E.

IMDb has a full list of his credits, and you can get more information from his website.

Stu Phillips, your Two For Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

10 thoughts on “Two For Tuesday: Stu Phillips

  1. These are great music opening for the shows especially Battle Star Gallactica. Nowadays they just have a few bars before go8ng right into the show. I missed these openings

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    1. They call it a “cold open,” where the show starts with the credits over the first scene. Movies are the same way now, too. It’s not the same. I can’t imagine any of the classic TV shows starting that way.

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    1. Amen to that! I’m discovering that the shows we thought were crap when they were first running were a whole hell of a lot better than what we have today. The writing just isn’t as good, maybe because the shows are being written by a cast of thousands, rather than just one or two people.

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