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episodemusicsquareEach season we highlight the great music that Gary Calamar, True Blood’s Music Supervisor selects for each episode and True Blood Season 6 is no exception. As you know one song becomes the episode title, and below are the songs that were featured in the third episode of True Blood as listed on the HBO.com/trueblood web site. We have provided links where you can purchase the songs or albums on Amazon and ITunes.


True Blood Episode 6.03 – You’re No Good

Episode 6.03 – You’re No Good
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“7 discos of the world” by L’Avventura No download No download

 

True Blood is known for including excellent music to go along with the story. The music is all handpicked by music supervisor Gary Calamar who also consults with the writers and Creative and Executive Producer, Brian Buckner. Gary has turned lots of fans on to great music that may never have been heard before.

GARY CALAMAR SHARES INFO ABOUT THE SONGS FROM EPISODES 3

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After the first two episodes of season six of True Blood didn’t feature music until the end credits, episode three — “You’re No Good” — added a bit to the show itself.

A new storyline this season is that of the Vampire Unity Society, an organization of humans trying to open a dialog in order to prevent a human/non-human war. Previously, co-founder Nicole Wright tried to get Sam to “come out” of the closet as a shape-shifter. No big spoilers here, but the organization — who seem a bit conflicted about their goals — drove up to Alcide and the wolf pack’s compound (where the frequently shirtless pack leader has had tensions with his self-described “No. 1 Bitch,” Rikki, pictured). The VUS were listening to industrial-sounding music on their car stereo. “The song they were playing in the car was ’7 Discos Of The World’ from a great Bay Area band called L’Avventura,” Calamar told Radio.com.

The San Francisco group has been around since the mid-2000s, and previously contributed a cover of the Zombies’ “She’s Not There” to an episode in season four.

“They write amazing songs and have a super cool sound,” Calamar said. But, more importantly, “We wanted something that these hipsters would be listening to on their quest for werewolves.”

The episode’s title track ended up being the classic song written by Clint Ballard Jr., as well as a hit for Betty Everett in 1963, a No. 1 for Linda Ronstadt in 1975, and eventually covered by Van Halen. Another option Calamar looked at was a more recent song of the same name, by Major Lazer.

“I had heard the Major Lazer track and I got very excited to use a brand new song,” he said, “but alas it wasn’t working for the episode.”

Calamar continued: “I believe it was producer Brian Buckner that suggested this classic song after we all watched the episode in a spotting session. Everybody loved the idea and I went on a hunt for the right version for the show. We checked out the Van Halen and Linda Ronstadt versions. I loved the original Betty Everett version very much, but we ended up choosing a super cool garage version from the French band the Plastiscines. It’s great! We had used another one of their songs, “Bitch,” in season five. I seem to have a soft spot for the young female garage rockers. In the past we’ve used the Runaways and Care Bears on Fire.”

Gary also offered a rare preview into next week’s True Blood: “In episode four, we also have a great girl garage duo from Los Angeles, called Deap Vally. Their song “(She’s A) Wanderer” is on our new True Blood Soundtrack (Vol. 4). They are wild!”

Next week’s episode is called “At Last.” Could it be the classic made iconic by Etta James? With True Blood, you never can be sure if they’ll go for the obvious. That’s the song that The Vault has chosen as the title song for episode 4.

Be sure to check out our page devoted to all the Music from True Blood Season 6 in the True Blood Season 6 Episode Guide.

 

source: radio.com

True Blood Season 6 Music Episodes 1 & 2

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 25 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

episodemusicsquareEach season we highlight the great music that Gary Calamar, True Blood’s Music Supervisor selects for each episode and True Blood Season 6 is no exception. As you know one song becomes the episode title, and below are the songs that were featured in the first two episodes of True Blood as listed on the HBO.com/trueblood web site. We have provided links where you can purchase the songs or albums on Amazon and ITunes.

 

True Blood Episode 6.01 – Who Are You Really?
 

Episode 6.01 – Who Are You Really?
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True Blood Episode 6.02 – The Sun
 

Episode 6.02 – The Sun
61hNX2VktKL._SL500_AA280_ “I Lost My Job of Loving You” by Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale Amazon
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“This Kinda Party” by Big Bad Johns - No download available. No download available.
51EZC2O99cL._SL500_AA280_ “The Sun” by The Naked and Famous Amazon
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True Blood is known for including excellent music to go along with the story. The music is all handpicked by music supervisor Gary Calamar who also consults with the writers and Creative and Executive Producer, Brian Buckner. Gary has turned lots of fans on to great music that may never have been heard before.
 

GARY CALAMAR SHARES INFO ABOUT THE SONGS FROM EPISODES 1 & 2
 
garycThis season, each week Gary will be sharing information about the week’s episode music choices. Why not check out what Gary has to say about the song choices for episodes 1 and 2 by clicking on the links below:

Gary Calamar on: Episode 1 – “Who Are You Really?”
Gary Calamar on: Episode 2 – “The Sun”

 
Also, you can purchase the official True Blood Soundtrack CD’s.  There are currently 4 volumes which include music from all the current seasons as well as two seasons of Nathan Barr’s lovely background music. Click on the links below to purchase each CD.
 
At Amazon

 
At ITunes

 

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news.radio.com
http://www.hbo.com 61-who-are-you-really/music
http://www.hbo.com 62-the-sun/music.html

All the True Blood fans of Stephen Moyer will finally get to see him on stage. There have only been glimpses of Stephen singing and dancing in True Blood, but now there’s an opportunity of seeing him in a full on stage musical production  when he appears at the end of July at the Hollywood Bowl in “Chicago.”

But as Stephen recounted in a recent interview, theater is something that he grew up with in his native England, having started around age 10 in amateur musical productions before graduating to professional companies to perform Shakespeare and other classics.

“I did something like 62 musicals by the time I was 18,” he recalled. The actor was speaking by phone in a car traveling on Fairfax Avenue, but he was ebullient and eager to talk about theater. He said he eventually helped found a theater company so that he could do straight plays.

I had only done musicals up to that point. Growing up, there was nowhere near me to do plays. So I set up my own theater company with friends and started directing. I ran that for quite a while,” he recounted.

After school, he embarked on a number of stage productions including the musical “Oliver!” for the National Theatre Wales and a six-hour production of Sophocles’ Oedipus plays directed by Adrian Noble.

I was in the chorus — we were onstage for the whole six hours,” said Moyer. “We had these songs and dance numbers — it was quite tribal.

Other productions included the lead in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” for the Oxford Stage Company that toured Britain and traveled to Japan, and a production of the Pete Townshend rock opera “The Iron Man” at the Young Vic in London.

Moyer’s casting in “Chicago” came about via a somewhat indirect route. The actor said that conductor Rob Fisher — who led the 1996 Broadway revival and will also lead the Bowl production — was a fan of “True Blood” and saw an episode in which Stephen’s character, the vampire Bill Compton, sang and played piano during the second season.

So I think he got it into his mind that I would play Billy Flynn,” said Moyer, who has never performed “Chicago” before.

Be sure to check out our special section on AllStephenMoyer.com about Stephen’s Stage performances – Stephen Moyer On the Stage.

Read the rest of this interview by going to the: latimes.com

Joe Manganiello Shops for his favorite music

Posted by Lynnpd On June - 23 - 2013ADD COMMENTS

joemusicIn the video below, find out what True Blood’s packmaster, Joe Manganiello music favorites are while he is shopping at Amoeba’s Music Store.

Hint: Don’t quote us on this fans, but Joe mentions that he will attend the Lalapaloosa festival this year to see one of his all time favorite bands, “Nine Inch Nails, so if you plan to go, you might get to see him there.
 

 
By the way Joe, we love that Tshirt you’re wearin’, just sayin’!
 
source: YouTube.com

gary and toddTrue Blood’s Music Supervisor, Gary Calamar and Todd Lowe spoke to ExtraTV about the music in True Blood and it’s new season in the video interview below. Gary talks about the songs that make up the title of each episode and how sometimes that can cause a problem when the title of the episode is changed at the last minute. Todd discusses how his character of Terry Bellefleur is still suffering from what happened last season, and what will happen for Terry in Season 6.
 

 
 
source: extratv.com

Why not have the perfect cocktail party in honor of True Blood’s Season 6 when it premieres this Sunday night. As our favorite show returns this weekend, we have a great idea for those wanting to party before or after the show.

There’s still time to go out and buy the book “True Blood Drinks and Bites” which is just full of fabulous True Blood inspired cocktails that you can make for your party. And, why not liven up the scene with some True Blood Music by playing the True Blood Original Music Volume 4 CD; which includes some of the songs to be featured in Season 6.

Whatever you decide to do for your True Blood Premiere party, we hope you have a great time and enjoy the fun!  Let us know what you’ll be doing in the comments below.

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Check out a sample recipe from the book for Lumiere Sparklers:

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Purchase the book and the CD at Amazon.com

winnersdeltaraeThe winners of the Delta Rae Music CD have been chosen.

We chose two winners, one from the comments posted on, The Vault – TrueBlood-online.com and one from AllStephenMoyer.com.

We want to thank all who participated and we’ll be contacting the winners today to ask them to send us their addresses. If you’re a winner, be sure to check your email inbox for our notification that you’ve won.

The winners are listed below. Congratulations!

 

The winners are Katie and My Obsession.  Their answers are below:

Katie says:

What powers do you think the singer in the first Delta Rae video has that enabled her to get away from her captives?

She is a witch. She was able to make her chains disappear and her captors lay dead or knocked out.

Do you think the song was a good choice for True Blood and why?

The song is about a river and this has dual symbolism. Water can drown you or wash away your sins(baptism). Since True Blood is a show filled with symbolism it is only fitting a song with duality would be used.

 

My Obsession says:

What powers do you think the singer in the first Delta Rae video has that enabled her to get away from her captives?

What first came to thought was witch trials – people with torches barging into your house and taking you by force away. My guess is she is a witch that casts a spell on these people, who because of their religious beliefs, vivify her.

Do you think the song was a good choice for True Blood and why?

This song was a good choice for TB. It has an mysterious, evil/evil spirit feel with religious undertones. Is Billith going to be evil or does he think he’s god? Or will Warlow or the Governor be the evil ones? The song is The Bottom of the River – We have seen previews of Lafayette plunging Sookie into a river – is he baptizing her to “save her” or drowning her as he sees her as evil according to his religious upbringing. Is it Sookie or Lafayette who is evil? Water washes everything away and makes clean. So hard to tell who is really evil.

 

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The Delta Rae Music CD “Carry the Fire” Giveaway Contest is now open.

 

Back in early May, a single called “Bottom Of The River,” by the group Delta Rae was featured in a True Blood Promo and our latest giveaway features a prize of winning their CD.

I’ve listened to it and can tell you its awesome music!

To start your participation in the Giveaway, first listen to and watch Delta Rae’s official music video, as it is featured on their debut album, “Carry The Fire” which is now available at iTunes, to hear the original song “Bottom of the River” and be sure to watch what takes place.
 
Delta Rae’s Official Music Video of “Bottom of the River”
 

 
And now, listen to how their music was used in the True Blood trailer:
 

 

AND NOW FOR THE CONTEST

In collaboration with Delta Rae, we are offering you a chance to win a copy of the debut CD from Delta Rae. And, it’s easy, all you have to do is answer a two-part question.

The TWO PART question is:

    1. What powers do you think the singer in the first Delta Rae video has that enabled her to get away from her captives?
    2. Do you think the song was a good choice for True Blood and why?

Post your answer in the comments under this post.
 

How To Enter the Giveaway

Timeframe: Friday, June 7 to Tuesday, June 11 (Pacific Time) 12 noon.
Prize: Delta Rae’s Debut CD, “Carry the Fire” unopened and brand new.
Two Part Question:What powers do you think the singer in the first Delta Rae video has that enabled her to get away from her captives? and Do you think the song was a good choice for True Blood and why?
Answers: Post your answer in the comments below BEFORE 12 noon (Pacific time) on June 11; after this time comments will be closed on this post.
Announcement of the winner: Shadaliza and Lynnpd will review all the comments and pick out those who have given the correct answers. Then, we will put the names in a hat and pick one person, at random, from the correct answers.
Notification: We will notify the winner via email, so be sure to leave your email address, and then the band management will mail you your prize. We will also post the information here on The Vault with the results, so you’ll know if you guessed correctly or not.
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GOOD LUCK TRUEBIES! LET CREATIVITY REIGN!

Learn more about deltarae.com

source: tv.broadwayworld.com

The Winners of the True Blood Volume 4 Music CD

Posted by Lynnpd On May - 30 - 20134 COMMENTS

winners-Music-CD-winners-giveawaysqyarevaultThe winners of the True Blood Volume 4 Music CD have been chosen.  

We chose two winners from the comments posted on each of our websites, The Vault – TrueBlood-online.com and two from AllStephenMoyer.com. We had some really interesting comments, but we felt that these four represented the best of the bunch. However, we wish that we had more than four (4) CD’s to giveaway since there were more than four that made our list of finalists.

 

We want to thank everyone who participated and we’ll be contacting the winners today to ask them to send us their addresses.

The winners are listed below.  Congratulations!

Andre wrote:

Tru blood’s music is awesome because it’s always fresh, juicy and with that extra kick that makes you wanna do bad things with it. ^^

Adelina wrote:

I love it because it makes me feel oh so sexy!

Rowena75 wrote

I love True Blood music because it so memorably undergirds each episode … it tickles my senses, enhances a scene or an action sequence, teases me with its longing or passion, hammers me with the ferocity of its eloquence. The music is such a vital and integral part of the show that I believe it to be another character in the True Blood landscape.

Melody Gonzales wrote

I love True Blood music because it makes me want to wander the streets of Louisiana and bust out with my Contra Dancing moves

282394_10151551803063563_363412575_nAs you may know, we’re currently running a givingaway of some True Blood Original Music Volume 4 CD’s. We thought you might like to hear what the Gary Calamar thinks about his job and what its like choosing the music for the show.

Below is an excerpt of the interview Gary did with Rolling Stone Magazine about the new CD.

For the past five seasons, Gary Calamar, the disc jockey turned award-winning music supervisor has anchored the hit HBO show’s music department, recruiting an A-list set of musicians to soundtrack the twisted adventures of Sookie, Bill, Eric and the other blood-sucking inhabitants of Bon Temps.

It is probably my most rewarding show that I work on,” says Calamar, who also serves as music supervisor on Dexter. The latest volume in the sexy vampire show’s collection of Grammy-nominated soundtracks, True Blood: Music From the HBO Original Series Volume 4, released today, features newly recorded tracks from Iggy Pop, My Morning Jacket and the Animals’ Eric Burdon, in addition to a deep cut from the Flaming Lips and a track from breaking L.A. rockers Deap Vally.

Calamar says his work on True Blood is distinct from other shows in that each episode is named after a particular song. “So when I receive the script early on, it has a title, sometimes of a song that is well-known and sometimes a song that I’ve never heard of,” he explains.

He recalls a recent instance when he received a Season Six script entitled “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” its name derived from the much-covered song recorded by Nina Simone and the Animals, among others.

“So immediately I started running with it and we eventually made a new recording with Eric Burdon and Jenny Lewis,” he says. “I put those two together, and they did an amazing version.”

Burdon was happy to take part. “The True Blood recording has a really fresh feeling to it,” he says. “It’s way different than the first recording with the Animals.

As luck would have it, the episode’s title has been changed. “Now we’re finding a new spot for that song,” Calamar says, laughing. “It’s just the way crazy television works.

Read the rest of this great interview by going to rollingstone.com

 

And, be sure to enter our giveaway which ends on Thursday, May 30 at 12 noon P.D.T.  It’s “easy peasy” to enter, just tell us why you like True Blood music.  

Click on the image below to enter the giveaway.

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