Roger Roger (composer)
Roger Roger (5 August 1911 – 12 June 1995) was a French film composer and bandleader. His aliases included Eric Swan and Cecil Leuter, the last being a pseudonym he used for his electronic productions. He was one of the first, with Pierre Henry and Jean-Jacques Perrey, to experiment with the Moog synthesizer; his Pop Electronique album was released in 1969, five years after Bob Moog put his electronic device on the market.
Roger died in Paris in 1995. Since his death, renewed interest in light music has seen several CD albums released, both in dedicated albums and in compilations, including music used under the test card by the BBC in the 1970s.
His piece "Komic Kapers" was used in the 1950s by the Commonwealth cartoon distribution company. They put it as the opening music when adding sound to many of Paul Terry's silent Farmer Alfalfa cartoons from the 1920s (also known as Farmer Grey). Although never chosen by Terry, Rogers's piece was indelibly imprinted on a whole generation of children as the signature tune for these strange, eerie, frantic cartoons.
|Catalog Nr.||Artists||Track listing|
|5217||Roger Roger||A – 1. Dramatic Appasionata, 2. Dramatic Appasionata; B – Morning Breezes|
|5218||Roger Roger||A – The Fascinating Valse; B – 1. Peasant Dance, 2. Cavern Mysterioso|
|5219||Roger Roger||A – Dawn's Awakening; B – 1. Ballerina Petite, 2. Fanfare|
|5220||Roger Roger||A – The Coyote Serenade; B – Metropolitan Rhapsody|
|5222||Roger Roger||A – 1. The Queen's Processional, 2. The Clown's Frolic; B – 1. Devilish Menace, 2. Dismal Mists; 3. Caribbean Winds, 4. Rhythm of Doom|
|5224||Roger Roger||A – 1. Adoration of Love, 2. Komic Kapers, 3. Dramatic Finale, 4. Uplift Finale, 5. Steps of Mystery; B – Our Industrial World|
|5225||Roger Roger||A – 1. Love Triumphant, 2. Tipsy Mockingbird; B – 1. Deserted City, 2. Rue de la Paix, 3. The Cafe Musette Waltz|
|5231||Roger Roger||A – Hope's Awakening; B – Tread of Doom|
|5266||Geo. S. Chase/Roger Roger||A – Valse Charmante (Geo S. Chase); B – Ivory Coast (Roger Roger)|
|5267||Roger Roger||A – Damascus; B – Rendezvous, Romantic Interlude, Reverie|
|5270||Geo. S. Chase/Roger Roger||A – Fujiyama (Geo S. Chase); B – Himalaya/Chopsticks/Everest (Roger Roger)|
|5272||Geo. S. Chase/Roger Roger||A – A Coin in the Fountain (Geo S. Chase); B – Fun on Ice (Roger Roger)|
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