Favourite Adult Movie Composers

by 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.

1. Alan Hawkshaw

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 ...

3. Alan Vydra

Director | Abflug Bermudas

Graduate of the University of Prague (Czech Rep.) Film School.

4. Alex Puddu

Composer | A place to die

Alex Puddu is a composer and actor, known for A place to die and Eastern Army (2010).

7. Andrew Belling

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 ...

8. Bernard Pretty Purdie

Soundtrack | Smokin' Aces

Bernard Pretty Purdie was born on June 11, 1939 in Elkton, Maryland, USA.

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.

23. Dennis Carr

Sound_department | Solar Crisis

24. Don Great

Soundtrack | X2

25. Enrique Escobar

Composer | Botón de ancla

Enrique Escobar was born on September 2, 1921. He is known for his work on Botón de ancla (1961), La máscara (1977) and Los violadores del amanecer (1978). He died in 2004 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

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.

29. Georg Riedel

Composer | Nana

Georg Riedel was born on January 8, 1934 in Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia. He is a composer, known for Take Me, Love Me (1970), Mördaren - en helt vanlig person (1967) and Festivitetssalongen (1965).

30. George Craig

Music_department | Peggy Sue Got Married

Inherited the Music Soundtrack Service company from his father.

31. Gerard Damiano

Director | Never So Deep

Gerard Damiano was born on August 4, 1928 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Gerardo Rocco Damiano. He was a director and writer. He was married to Paula Morton. He died on October 25, 2008 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA.

33. Gerhard Heinz

Composer | Catherine Chérie

Gerhard Heinz was born on September 9, 1927 in Vienna, Austria. He is a composer.

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...

39. Jacques Urbont

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Jacques Urbont is known for his work on Iron Man (2008), Bronk (1975) and New Wilderness (1982).

41. Janne Schaffer

Soundtrack | (Sökarna)

Janne Schaffer was born on September 24, 1945 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is a composer, known for (Sökarna) (1993), Flossie (1974) and Repmånad eller Hur man gör pojkar av män (1979).

43. John Cameron

Soundtrack | Dude, Where's My Car?

John Cameron was born on March 20, 1944 in Woodford, Essex, England. He is known for his work on Dude, Where's My Car? (2000), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Les Misérables (2012).

44. John Fiddy

Soundtrack | Memento

47. Keith Mansfield

Soundtrack | X: First Class

Keith Mansfield was born in June 1940 in Slough, Berkshire, England. He is known for his work on X-Men: First Class (2011), Grindhouse (2007) and Death Proof (2007).

48. Klaus Schulze

Soundtrack | Manhunter

Klaus Schulze was born on August 4, 1947 in Berlin, Germany. He is a composer, known for Manhunter (1986), The Bling Ring (2013) and Barracuda (1978).

51. Michael Vickers

Music_department | At the Earth's Core

Michael Vickers was born on April 18, 1941 in Southhampton, England. He is known for his work on At the Earth's Core (1976), My Lover, My Son (1970) and Lovebox (1972).

52. Nico Fidenco

Soundtrack | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Nico Fidenco was born on January 24, 1933 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Dominic Colarossi. He is a composer, known for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Boccaccio '70 (1962) and Emanuelle Around the World (1977).

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.

57. Philippe Bréjean

Composer | Brigade call-girls

Philippe Bréjean is a composer and actor.

58. Carsten Bohn

Soundtrack | Langues cochonnes

Father of Dennis Bohn, who is the producer of the German dance formation Brooklyn Bounce. Among other things, Dennis runs the record label Mental Madness Records.

60. Roger Hamilton Spotts

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...

61. Roger Webb

Soundtrack | Southland Tales

Roger Webb was born on April 7, 1934 in Bristol, England. He is known for his work on Southland Tales (2006), Boogie Nights (1997) and Awake (2007). He was married to Margot Ley. He died on December 19, 2002 in London, England.

62. Roland Kovac

Composer | 48 Stunden bis Acapulco

Roland Kovac was born on November 7, 1927 in Vienna, Austria. He is a composer, known for 48 Stunden bis Acapulco (1967), Ceylon My Love (1982) and Roadside Prophets (1992). He was previously married to Claudia Doren.

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.

64. Ruud Bos

Composer | Dagboek van een herdershond

Ruud Bos was born in 1936 in Netherlands. He is known for his work on Dagboek van een herdershond (1978), Moeder, ik wil bij de revue (2012) and Zeg 'ns Aaa (1981).

67. Steve Gray

Soundtrack | Last Night

Steve Gray was born on April 18, 1944 in Middlesborough, Cleveland, England. He is known for his work on Last Night (2010), Wedding Crashers (2005) and Black Dynamite (2009). He died on September 20, 2008 in the UK.

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"

70. Walter Baumgartner

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 ...

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