4.15 Northern Dream, Morricone and Tiomkin, and Tremendous Freedom

What Now with Simo by Simo Sakari Aaltonen

Episode notes

Northern Exposure dream — Rich and long — Many scenarios and segments — Dreams are a gift — Places familiar from earlier dreams — Another puzzle piece — Stan Jones song “Riders in the Sky” (1948) — A seed for Ennio Morricone — Great Western music — Finding my own way — Sergio Leone asked him to write in the style of Dimitri Tiomkin’s Western soundtracks — Born in Russia, moved to the United States — “Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling” from High Noon (1952) — Later instrumental music — The two influences — Spotify playlist “What Now 1956–1959” — Performance by Nelson Riddle — Music composed by Tiomkin — Two John Wayne movies — Rio Bravo (1959) and The Alamo (1960) — Johnny Puleo & His Harmonica Gang’s “You Are Always in My Heart” — Now in the 1960s — Journey through music — So far listened to 72,268 tracks —  ... 

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