Author Topic: John Costa outro music in the 1969 season  (Read 1547 times)

JCostaThePro

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John Costa outro music in the 1969 season
« on: August 07, 2013, 04:48:21 PM »
I didn't want to post this in the threads concerning 1001 or the trolley closing because i didn't wanna abruptly change the topic, and i'm not sure if this is the right section to post this or not (and i apoligize if it isn't), but all that talk reminds me:

In these earlier episodes (at least prior to 130 or 1015), the outro music was not the jazzy piano music we would hear for the next 27 or so years, but instead a lullaby-ish celesta piece instead (and as i mentioned on another thread, this seems hard to believe for most people due to all the claimed talk about his not playing baby music). I know he played the celesta outro music on 1-5 and 1015, but he plays the jazzy piano outro music on 1020, 1064 and 1065.

Tim, do you remember when in the 1969 season at least did he start playing the jazzy outro music? Did he play it in any of 1016-1019, 1021-1035 or 1041-1050? Or possibly any of 1001-1014? You don't have to go back and check. Does anyone who saw 1001 remember John playing the outro music jazzily?

A friend of mine thinks that maybe it became a permenant tradition on MRN in Show 1031 and he switched back and forth throughout 1001-1030. I'm a buff for cool jazz piano music and i've always loved the outro music on MRN. Thanks.

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Re: John Costa outro music in the 1969 season
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 05:06:47 AM »
If i had to take a guess, maybe the jazzy piano outro music started in 1020 or maybe 1016. The strange thing is, i keep wanting to assume that it started sometime in the 1968 season, but it's probably not true since he plays the baby music in 68 and even 1015. On the other hand, a few friends of mine have a different theory as to when it started: one thinks it started in 1001, even though 1015 ends with the baby music. And another thinks that 1031 may've marked the first time he stopped alternating between outros and played the jazzy piano music from there on throughout every episode.

Sadly, if any of this information is true, then this means any of the following:

1. The infamous "Fire At The Factory" episode ended with the baby music

2. ... as did all or most of the episodes featuring Judy "the Art Lady" Rubin, whom Tim recently talked to.

3. The last 1969 episodes that ever aired on PBS mostly ended with the baby music as well. Between December 2, 1983 and sometime and 1984, many children may've been wondering why Mr. Costa suddenly switched from cool, jazzy adult-friednly piano music (1460) to lullaby-ish celesta (until 1066 aired) more than they may have Good Feeling to Tomorrow.

4. The 1969 episodes with the best outro music stopped airing very early and we don't even know when they last aired.

5. Something i already knew in the first place: it's not true that he never played baby music.

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Re: John Costa outro music in the 1969 season
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 03:39:44 PM »
It could also be Costa may have said, "enough was enough with the celesta."  He may have ran it by Fred about a piano solo (later on trio) to finish out the episode.

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Re: John Costa outro music in the 1969 season
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 07:20:05 PM »
Bumping an old topic, but watching the marathon, I noticed that episode 55 had piano closing music.    Then 56 went back to celesta music.   And the slates on Tim's recaps confirm that 55 was taped before 56.   So it looks like Mr. Costa alternated between the two for a while.   I guess we'll find out more as the marathon progresses.
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Re: John Costa outro music in the 1969 season
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 09:41:32 AM »
Watching more episodes, it does seem like Costa alternated between the celesta, piano, and a combination of the two for a while.   I guess we'd have to check after 1015 to see when he stops the celesta-driven closing music for good.

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Re: John Costa outro music in the 1969 season
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 10:10:21 PM »
I still heard celesta music in episode 1023, then piano music in 1024.    Maybe the theory of the piano music becoming permanent around episode 1030 is true.

EDIT: Episode 1038 still had mostly celesta music.
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