Death proof : another funky soundtrack for Q
Quentin Tarantino is a genius when it comes to picking up music tracks for his flicks. Death proof made me discover a couple of gems : April March’s Chick habit, The Coasters with Down in Mexico but especially Keith Mansfield : funky fanfare. Mansfield is a British composer known for his creation of prominent television theme tunes on the BBC.
Mansfield is probably best known by American audiences as the composer of the tune “Funky Fanfare” used for underscoring in the Astro Daters series in the late 1960s. The Astro Daters’ “Our Next Attraction” was featured prominently in two films by not only Death proof but also Kill Bill. In the 1960s and 1970s, Mansfield was a major figure in the UK library music scene and recorded a great deal of material for the production music company KPM. His work has been sampled by hip-hop producers such as Madlib. Death proof indeed Mr. Q…!
Keith Mansfield : Funky fanfare [1974?]