Favourite Adult Movie Composersby mister_gs | created - 04 Feb 2016 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
Adult Movie is used here as an unspecified term ranging from nasty sex comedies to soft or hardcore flicks. This genre mostly uses instrumental music in order not to draw off the attention from the action, I guess you know what I mean. But even if the (background) music often sounds like library, we also find some real funky tunes here which unfortunately never have been commercially released. While some of them worked for the Porn industry only, others are better known for different kind of (film) music. Sorry, Alan Hawkshaw, who is on top here, but this superb musician who did lots of film music also made some songs for the (harmless) Titty section. It's simply because my lists are always No ranking, just sorted First Name / Family Name. We have some real excellent musicians here, so this time I can't choose any personal favourites... Thanks for checking, enjoy.
Soundtrack | Colombiana
In a long and distinguished career as a composer, Alan Hawkshaw has written the music for more than 35 films and countless television programmes including The Outsider, The Silent Witness, Dreams Lost Dreams Found, Magic Moments and the classic television themes for The New Statesman, Grange Hill, ...
2. Alan Tew
Soundtrack | August: Osage County
British composer and arranger Alan Stanley Tew got his start in the 1950's as a pianist and arranger for The Len Turner Band in London, England. Tew later became the leader of his own orchestra which has performed dozens of soundtrack and library music albums. In addition, Alan has also ...
Music_department | Tenkû no shiro Rapyuta
Andy Belling began his career as a studio musician/arranger working with The Kingston Trio, Linda Ronstadt, Glen Campbell, The Eagles, Rick Nelson, The Stone Canyon Band, The Dillards, and many others.
He is probably best known for his innovative and whimsical electronic score for Ralph Bakshi's ...
10. Bo Diddley
Actor | Trading Places
Ever heard "I Want Candy" or "Not Fade Away" or "Willie & The Hand Jive", Shirley & Company's "Shame, Shame, Shame" or U2's "Desire" or George Michael's "Faith"? If you have, then you've heard the "Bo Diddley beat", the most famous beat in the world! One of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll, Bo ...
12. Brian Bennett
Music_department | Black Dynamite
Composer Brian Bennett is the three times winner of the Ivor Novello Award. Initially achieving fame as drummer with The Shadows, he has since forged a career as one of Britain's leading writers of music to picture.
Brian was born in London in 1940 and by the late 1950s was one of the most ...
15. Carvin Knowles
Soundtrack | The Nice Guys
Carvin Knowles was born in Long Beach, California. At the age of 6, his family moved to Oklahoma, where as a teenager, he became involved in the New Orleans-Tradition Marching Brass Band, "The T-Connection," playing funk and soul. Carvin took his BMA in Music Composition from the University of ...
21. Daniel White
Composer | Le lac des morts vivants
Daniel White was born on May 22, 1912, in Malakoff, a suburb of Paris, France. His ancestors were Scottish. White grew up in West Yorkshire around the moors. His family moved to Paris while Daniel was still young and he was initially expected to enter the family textile business. After the company ...
22. David Whitaker
Music_department | Harry, un ami qui vous veut du bien
David Whitaker was born on January 6, 1931 in Surrey, England. He is known for his work on With a Friend Like Harry... (2000), Go (1999) and The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982). He was married to Sue Fournel and Rita Pedley. He died on January 11, 2012 in Oxfordshire, England.
27. Frank Valdor
Composer | St. Pauli zwischen Nacht und Morgen
Frank Valdor was born on May 27, 1937 in Hamburg, Germany. He was a composer and actor, known for St. Pauli zwischen Nacht und Morgen (1967), Hinterhöfe der Liebe (1968) and Seitenstraße der Prostitution (1967). He died on August 5, 2013 in Germany.
37. Igo Kantor
Music_department | Hang 'Em High
Igo Kantor was born in Vienna, Austria, and received a high school and music education in Lisbon, Portugal. He received a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations and a Master's Degree in Political Science from UCLA. He speaks Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese and Hebrew fluently. He...
56. Peter Thomas
Music_department | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Peter Thomas was born on December 1, 1925 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. He is known for his work on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Flucht nach Berlin (1961) and Die endlose Nacht (1963). He has been married to Cordy Thomas since 1959. They have one child.
Composer | Tongue
Roger Hamilton Spotts is an American composer and arranger who has enjoyed a highly successful career that has spanned over five decades. He has collaborated with noted musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton, to name a few. For Roger, his 'work' was always a...
63. Rolf Bauer
Composer | Kommando Sinai
Rolf Bauer was born on August 3, 1938 in Neunkirchen, Germany. He is a composer and actor, known for Sinai Commandos: The Story of the Six Day War (1968), The Wolves (1996) and Das Amulett des Todes (1975). He has been married to Renate Bauer since June 16, 1964. They have one child.
68. Stelvio Cipriani
Soundtrack | Never Let Me Go
He studied piano and harmony at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. In 1957 he started playing light music, being the pianist of important singers such as Rita Pavone. In USA he studied jazz with Dave Brubeck. In 1966 he was called by Cam to compose his first soundtrack: The Bounty Killer, a film ...
using his pseudonyme "Steve Powder"
Composer | Das Frauenhaus
Composer, conductor, jazz musician (he played both piano and trombone), and arranger Walter Ernst Baumgartner was born on November 16, 1904 in Sevelen, Kanton St. Gallen, Switzerland. Walter founded the swing band the Magnolians in 1934. Baumgartner worked for a while as an arranger and was the ...
72. William Loose
Soundtrack | Cruel Intentions
Prolific composer and orchestrator, who often worked on cartoon scores, as well as writing TV themes for such series as "Trackdown" and "Wanted: Dead or Alive". During World War II, he worked as arranger for the U.S. Army Air Forces Orchestra in New York. Loose later partnered Billy May in a ...