Listen to the whole song, dummy!
May 6, 2011 7:04 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (70 comments total)
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I always loved the Quincy Jones-composed theme song to 70s sitcom Sanford and Son, but up until a few minutes ago I'd never heard the entire piece: three minutes and six seconds of delightfully infectious, playfully bright instrumental pop-funk. It's called The Streetbeater
, and its creative and ever-changing arrangement includes snippets of the rarely heard bass harmonica. The piece is just a hella lotta fun.
So, yeah, this got me thinking about the bass harmonica... very cool instrument. Check out this demonstration
(just try to ignore the guy's shirt...)
And back to 70s black sitcom themes, how 'bout let's move on up to the East Side, with the catchy gospel number that opened The Jeffersons
. And just so JJ won't feel left out, let's lend an ear to the Good Times
theme, shall we? DY-NO-MITE!!