Dear Dan , I understand what that original theme meant to us all but the alternate theme is classic David Rose and the Brass intensity is something I enjoy cause I sat first chair trumpet in marching and stage band in the finest highschool band in the country back in ’77. I like the old Bonanza theme song,but I also am partial to the alternate theme song. With Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Dick Foran. I just watch an episode on MeTV, S12, Ep9, 8 Nov. 1970, “The Love Child” and it used that alternate opening theme version. Hop Sing clears Joe of the murder charges by using an ancient Chinese method for identifying a person's finger prints. I remember the “Ponderosa” re-titled reruns from the early 1970s, while the show was still in first-run on NBC. Paying for the theme song involves paying extra money.. file: "/media/257_bonanza_alternate.mp3", Viewers obviously didn’t like it either, because they went back to the traditional style after that. By the way, this is worth mentioning for context. For those of you who are too young to know why that’s ironic: Bonanza was the first TV show to air in living color. Please. I believe the theme which later became the title theme to Little House on the Prairie was first heard on Bonanza in “Top Hand”, the 17th episode of the twelfth season. Old thread but you should all watch season 2 (Amazon Prime has it now). DO YOU REALIZE HOW OBNOXIOUS IT IS TO USE ALL CAPS? There was also some versions of the music used in a few episodes, that actually was the exact same theme as Little House. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! With Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts. Freey Willy. Jay Leno VS. David Letterman: Who WAS BETTER AND FUNNIER? Sappy stories with swelling violins in every scene. How do you think about the answers? Their camp has a sickly woman who needs to get to the high desert country. width: "100%", Just watched 1972’s ” Lonely Love ” (a Hopsing story) on Me-tv that’s what brought me here. With Lorne Greene, Michael Landon, Dan Blocker, Pernell Roberts. Bonanza (Theme Song) by Lorne Greene - With Lyrics - YouTube Sheet music is available for Piano, Voice, Guitar and 12 others with 6 scorings and 3 notations in 5 genres. With Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon. Little Joe allows his pride to draw him into a challenge. As the show opens, Ned Slocum is playing a harmonica, and the tune he is playing is the theme song from "Gunsmoke." I agree . With Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon. Bonanza - Theme Song Audio Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. It has yet another theme song, This theme just played tonight on INSP. The first season’s theme of “Jeannie” was a pleasant enough instrumental with a waltz tempo written by Richard Weiss. I never saw it in color until the 1980’s!!! The Cartwrights must try to get help for Adam, seriously wounded by an Apache bullet, and find out why Cochise and his warriors have threatened to kill them all if they don't hand over an army captain taking refuge in their trail camp. Where can i buy the Season 1 of the show Fortunate Son ? height: "40", And I’ve never bought any other brand since! He was 15 then. Thank You very much . Lorne Greene and the cast recorded versions of the song with lyrics. Still have questions? Not only did they chnage the theme for those years, but they changed the show as well. Once a show goes into syndication, opening and closing themes change or stay the same based on prices negotiated. share. I have no idea why they changed the theme, but have you seen the episode where Hoss is convinced there are leprechauns in the woods? I love It ! Ben forbids him to participate. yoohoo! With Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Sam Jaffe. Get your answers by asking now. I DON’T REALLY GO FOR CHANGES LIKE THIS, BUT I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE. The very small independent college stations air only public domain episodes and the original theme is still copyrighted so they are often forced to substitute the theme with some incidental music. Ben's old friend Joshua Norton is a brilliant inventor who has ideas for a new type of bridge. While attempting to learn more about an “alternate” theme song for Bonanza, I found a number of articles discussing Bonanza‘s sudden cancellation in November 1972. But the alternate theme also sounded very close. DAvid Rose composed it. Why is this? I know it has been a year since the last post on this subject, but BINGO, I’m glad I found it. Just saw a reference to my suspensions regarding this theme being used for Little House on the Prairie… They used it as the closing theme at the end of each show…so I guess I heard it right in my head…it’s been bugging me for weeks. 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It's not included as part of the show.. Rusty is correct. In correction to my prior comment on Troy Turner’s comment …I meant 2012 not 2912. lol. Exploring forgotten TV from the 1920s to today. Now he’s 62. watch re-runs on MeTV and of course have noticed the theme music was different..so that;s why I ‘googled’ this info…the show was very successful–over 14 seasons!! You guys just reminded me of something I’m still not sure I saw? That’s the electric guitar version. See more » However, the later seasons were not in syndication, at that time. Johnny Cash. If anyone out there has additional information on this theme song, please let me know. Considering the UK is in lockdown again and looks set to be like this for many months - has Adam Woodyatt jumped from Eastenders? The story-lines became much more personal interest, and a lot less about the traditional wild west theme. And I’m with you all now too. Does not surprise me as the last years of Bonanza were mostly written by Michael Landon as were Li5tow House on The Prarie.I might be a little biased as I am related to Laura Ingalls Wilder via the Wilder side. Directed by Don McDougall. 29-nov-2015 - Bekijk het bord "theme songs" van Christel Callewaert op Pinterest. David Rose wrote and arranged the new theme, which is soon to be available in a stereo album. Browse our 14 arrangements of "Theme from Bonanza." The new theme was dreadful and just sounds like any generic tv theme. The studio session musicians record every possible music cue the show would need. A gunfighter comes to Virginia City. He is also an eccentric who fancies himself as, and dresses as, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico. The new bonanza song is just bloody awful . The Cartwright boys are shocked by the unexpected arrival of a beautiful young woman who claims to be Mrs. Ben Cartwright. Something that’s more complicated is not usually better, since the impact is strained through understanding. Bonanza Lyrics. A town bully humiliates Hop Sing by cutting off his ponytail. All fourteen seasons of the "Bonanza" theme song, both the beginning and ending themes were played live at the start of every season as per union regulations in the musician's contracts. THERE WERE MANY MORE LOCATION SCENES, MORE TOWNS VISITED, MORE SCENERIES TO PARTAKE IN, MORE STORYLINES WITH FOCUS ON NEWER PLOT LINES. The show would run for only half of its 14th season before being canceled. Could this have been the theme to “Ponderosa”-the repackaged syndicated Bonanza reruns while the original was still airing? Not “Bonanza-esqe” at all. Viewers complained though, so for the last season the classic theme and “burning map” opening were put back. mediaid: "kjUmc8Gu" Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. Bonanza features a memorable theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans that was orchestrated by David Rose and arranged by Billy May for the television series. Dear sir, and everybody else out there who dislikes the alternate version, I absolutely love the alternate version song! I had originally thought that it was the original theme song because shortly after hearing this theme song for several episodes, the episode portraying silver finally being discovered in the region (I distinctly remember the miner who discovered it was actually looking for old but kept complaining all he could find was “this danged blue stuff!”. I assume it has something to do with the original rights. SOMETIMES I FIND MYSELF WHISTLING IT! Apparently, series’ creator.producer Sidney Sheldon became dissatisfied with the original theme music, so commissioned a new one by Hugo Montenegro with lyrics by Buddy Kaye. Why is this? This would likely have been in the L.A. Times. I think part of the reason they reverted back to the original theme for season 14 was due to the death of Dan Blocker. It may have been the same composer used on both shows. Funnier than an old lady in hot pants. Later the bully ends up dead and Joe is charged with the murder. I prefer the original theme song, nostalgia is what we are after anyway, right! Also, I was watching one of the episodes and the background music ( it was during a roundup) was the music that was later used as the theme for Little House, also David Rose. THE NEW THEME SEEMED FAR-REACHING AND HAD A SWEEP ALL ITS OWN. Also on some DVDs, the Bonanza music is not the same. Does anyone have the answer? Even the opening credits were boring. The first gem was filmed for the pilot episode "A Rose For Lotta". EMBED (for wordpress.com hosted blogs and archive.org item tags) Want more? Perhaps a better version can be found on the stereo album mentioned above. The title theme used in the 1970-71 and 1971-72 seasons was known as “The Big Bonanza”, and was composed by David Rose, who did most of the music for the show throughout the series. Directed by William F. Claxton. I know that Bonanza was unofficially released on home video without the original title theme music, and may have appeared in syndicated reruns that way. The original theme is iconic, but the alternative does have some merit. With Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, Bonnie Bedelia. It is very diff to hit those notes and staccato that fast ! Directed by Christian Nyby. IT WAS EVOLVING. The alternate theme should have been used for a drawing room comedy, not an action-based show. What are your thoughts on Larry King’s passing. Shop for everything but the ordinary. WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING?! He wants to help her audition for the San Francisco ballet but meets resistance from her father who wants her to keep performing with him. With Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon, George Montgomery. (composed by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston) Bonanza! AFTER A WHILE, THE OLD THEME SEEMED TIRED AND KIND OF HOKEY. I just saw an episode with this changed theme song…. When an innocent man is killed, Ben decides to boot them all back to California but he gets resistance from the others in the camp and … Listening to the new theme episodes now on Australian cable tv. I also remember it played during after school reruns during the 1970’s but I can’t remember what year. Stupid spell correctors get it wrong all the time. This is, far and away, my favorite. Both shows were filmed at Paramount Studios, but Bonanza was on NBC and Gunsmoke was on CBS. Bonanza is one of those shows that most people have heard about, maybe hum the extremely well-known theme song too, yet haven’t seen or wouldn’t really bother seeing. This episode featured Ben Johnson, who later starred as Bronc Evans in two of the post-series TV movies. Directed by Leon Benson. The next distinct memory I have of that is that the very next episode that played the following day featured the theme song we are all so very familliar with. Theme song Bonanza also featured a memorable theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans that is often parodied. The feeling's mutual. I also played guitar and that riff was so simple anyone could play it. Directed by Don McDougall. I was quiet surprised as I didn’t know they changed the theme song and this alternate version does not have the appeal or feel as the original. The Cartwrights discover an old enemy killing steers on The Ponderosa. I was surprised to hear the alternative theme during the opening credits of some of the productions. Some episodes of Bonanza have been screened recently here in the UK. References YES. Also, I noticed the same with "The Andy Griffith Show" Sometimes, they use a different theme than the original. David Rose not only wrote great music but he also married little ” Dorothy” . Television Obscurities is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Bonanza Theme Lyrics. It’s fascinating to me how reruns and rewriting of history can actually mess up our perceptions and memory of actual history! With a gun and a rope and a hat full of hope, planted a family tree. what is the correct title for saturday night live, is it just saturday night? As if to add insult to injury, and a crap ton of irony, our TV’s, when we finally got one, were all black and white! How long would it take to watch every episode of the Simpsons? I’m watching an episode right now on MTV and that’s what prompted me to Google this information about the alternate theme.. That is for a few days even maybe a week, but no more. They were random and not in any series order. Come out come out wherever you are! Thankfully, NBC executives nixed it before the episode aired, otherwise the Cartwrights would have been a one-evening wonder! Copyright © 2003-2021 Robert Jay. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. I remember my father telling me at the time, in 1970, that he read in the paper that the original Livingston/Evans theme was being ditched because they asked for more money. More than 25,000 sellers offering you a vibrant collection of fashion, collectibles, home decor, and more. Marshal recently retired, is still trying to fix loose ends at the expense of his relationship with his teenage daughter. }); I doubt this has been seen on television since the end of the 1971-1972 season (Bonanza‘s 13th) when it was replaced by the original theme, according to Bonanza: Scenery of the Ponderosa. The wide sweeping locations were gone, replaced by mainly interior stage or local film ranch shoots. Why would they change the original dynamic theme song for the slight, forgettable ambience that followed? The first was used in the first nine seasons, between 1959 and 1968. At the time, I did recalled only seeing “Ponderosa” on the burning map at the winning of the show, so I thought that was the name of the show. Required fields are marked *. It is probably known to some as Ponderosa. Learn how your comment data is processed. It is still not clear why the theme changed. IIn response to Troy Turner’s comment in October of 2912…I think, but am not sure that where you may have heard the “new” Bonanza there song was on “little House on the Prairie. I certainly never went out of my way to look for it, nor did I care to, since I was content with it being one of those things I just missed the boat on, like being an Edo-era ronin or attending Caligula’s cocktail … EMBED. I apologize for the quality but it was originally recorded back in the early 1970s using a reel-to-reel player, transferred to a cassette tape decades later and then digitized. Please excuse the numerous typos above. Little Joe must decide to obey his father or obey the "code of the West." Maybe Michael Landon really liked it and wanted to use it for his show. I recognized it as the “Little House On The Prarie… A former ballet dancer falls in love while teaching classical dance to the daughter of a traveling violinist. Either way, I swear I’ve heard that before, but not with Bonanza, My wife says it sounds like the theme song to Dallas TV show with JR Ewing, You mean that the Dallas TV show with JR Ewing theme sounds like the Bonanza theme, as Bonanza came first. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time. On some TV stations, they use the original soundtrack, but, other TV stations use a replaced theme song that sounds out of place. ® We chased lady luck, 'til we finally struck Bonanza. Sure it lacks the guitar but those strings and staccato Brass are brilliant David Rose . “SADDLE UP WEEKENDS”. When the show following the discovery of silver in Virginia City aired with the more famous theme song, I thought the show had been renamed due to the silver strike being featured, along with a new theme song (which I now know was actually the orginal theme song). I LIKE IT. Just a guess. The more I hear that theme the more inspired I get! Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club.' I have been watching the reruns on Ride TV and don’t like the theme music. Directed by William F. Claxton. I have found only one reference to it, in a September 1970 article in The Los Angeles Times: A new Bonanza theme music will be introduced when the western returns for its 12th season on NBC, Sept. 13. Thanks for clearing up that history Roy! “Inside TV.” Los Angeles Times. I hope you can all interpret it properly. this theme is used for the “lost” episodes of BONANZA (episodes from 1966-73 that weren’t included when the reruns went into syndication-they’re currently being seen on ME TV). flag. The Evans/Livingston theme returned, in a third arrangement, for the final 1972-73 season. Also, I noticed the same with "The Andy Griffith Show" Sometimes, they use a different theme than the original. But when Ben comes home to the Ponderosa that night, the new bride declares that he is not the man she married and the Cartwrights soon find themselves involved … Joe goes to deal with the bully. I was born in 1960 and we didn’t have a television in our house until this show was already in reruns. THE STARS, LORNE GREENE, DAN BLOCKER, PERNELL ROBERTS, AND MICHAEL LANDON EACH RECEIVED CHEVROLETS FROM GENERAL MOTORS AS ‘TOKENS’ FOR THEIR ‘ENDORSEMENTS’! Bonanza is an American Western television series that ran on NBC from September 12, 1959, to January 16, 1973. The theme was used for two seasons (12th and 13th) before being replaced by the original tune for the final season, but there’s no evidence that this was due to viewer response. If you like this theme, just go watch Little House. John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. all over YouTube. Created by David Dortort. As mentioned previously, after the 1970-72 break, there was a third version used for the foreshortened last season. Also on some DVDs, the Bonanza music is not the same. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Lyrics begin: "We got a right to pick a little fight, bonanza!" It was not their best period in the show. ;). Your email address will not be published. Directed by Alvin Ganzer. I can’t claim to be an expert on Bonanza, although I’ve certainly enjoyed a fair share of episodes over the years, so I don’t know all that much about this “alternate” version of the Bonanza theme song. I THINK (but I’m not 100% sure) that when they stop using the classic theme and the “burning map” opening in the season before the last, this is what it was changed to. 10 Short-Lived Network TV Shows from 2020 You’ve Already Forgotten, The Best of 2020 at Television Obscurities, UCLA Film & Television Archive Will Stream a 1960 Episode of The United States Steel Hour on November 19. Bonanza Theme Song Lyrics. It’s heart warming and a nice melody…. We got hold of a pot full of gold, Bonanza. TV Section: Who are your favorite TV Cop Partnerships? Download and buy printable sheet music online at JW Pepper. With Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon. The Wild West adventures of Ben Cartwright and his sons as they run and defend their Nevada ranch while helping the surrounding community. On some TV stations, they use the original soundtrack, but, other TV stations use a replaced theme song that sounds out of place. playerInstance.setup({ At least that’s what I hear in my head whenever I hear the new theme song. I recognized it as the “Little House On The Prarie” theme song. Bekijk meer ideeën over Muziek, Oude tv, Film. Find your perfect arrangement and access a variety of transpositions so you can print and play instantly, anywhere. I like the Little House theme but not on Banana. The second version was used in the 1968-69 and 1969-70 seasons, and featured horns and reverb. All Rights Reserved. I actually like “The Big Bonanza”, the titale of this alt. The burning map visual never disappeared — they kept it through the use of the title theme discussed here. var playerInstance = jwplayer("alternatebonanza"); I has always assumed that the copyright on the original theme had expired. GOOD CHANGE! Your email address will not be published. Directed by Herschel Daugherty. I watch and love the show but it not bonanza anymore! 3 Sep. 1970: G24. Lasting 14 seasons and 431 episodes, Bonanza is NBC's longest-running western, and ranks overall as the second-longest-running western series on U.S. network television (behind CBS's Gunsmoke), and within the top 10 longest-running, live-action … Bonanza features a memorable theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans that was orchestrated by David Rose and arranged by Billy May for the television series. YOU CAN SEE THE NEWER EPISODES ON INSPIRATION. The theme music once again sounds like I’m watching a bad pirated version from the Hopsing market. I know the alternate theme was used at the time Mitch Vogel joined the cast in 1971 as Jamie Cartwright. Bonanza features a memorable theme song by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans that was orchestrated by David Rose and arranged by Billy May for the television series. An old friend of Ben's, a U.S. Sorry. Loved Bonanza and I knew there was another theme music and even though it was maybe bolder sounding, it never matched the original. the first one made john stamos' teeth hurt. The tragic death of Dan Blocker on May 13th of that year, less than a month before production was to begin on Bonanza‘s 14th season, meant drastic changes had to be made to scripts that had … The same with a lot of the budget DVDs of this and other series that the themes are copyrighted yet some of the episodes are public domain. Banana needs it’s theme back. The Bonanza theme song famously opens with a blazing Ponderosa map and saddlebound … No offense intended, but you can see this alternate openinga and them, with better sound. THERE WERE SHOWS THAT LOOKED LIKE THEY WERE FILMED IN BIG BEAR, ‘PRAIRIE’ SETTINGS, CATTLE HERDS, AND DIFFERENT STORYLINES. I like the old Bonanza theme song,but I also am partial to the alternate theme song. I will not watch it. When I bought my own first 19 inch color Phillips Magnavox! On a side note, am I the only one that seems to remember a Chevrolet logo being used as a brand burning through a map as well? This famous score was written for the 1959 - 1973 American Television series 'Bonanza'. Delivering music since 1876. Whoever changed the original was hopefully unemployed soon after. Join Yahoo Answers and get 100 points today. JW Pepper ® is your sheet music store for band, orchestra and choral music, piano sheet music, worship songs, songbooks and more. 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