366 Songs 249: Funky Fanfare

I am way too backed up with work, deadlines and preparation for life in a cabin this weekend, and so instead of a traditional song, you get Keith Mansfield’s spectacular “Funky Fanfare,” a piece of music created to be of use for radio shows, television shows, commercials or whoever else wanted it, as long as they could afford it. Mansfield did a lot of these types of pieces, but this one for whatever reason really caught the imagination of people in recent years; it shows up in Grindhouse as the “coming soon” music before the fake trailers, and was also sampled for Danger Doom’s “Old School”:

Mansfield is one of those forgotten geniuses of pop culture. One day, he’ll get his due. Here’s more of his work, the spectacularly-titled “Young Scene”:

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