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Quincy Jones, “The Streetbeater”

2012-05-29T20:37:18-04:00

Synchronicity strikes again. I was listening to M.I.A.’s music, and noticed that she had borrowed a sample of the theme from “Sanford and Sons,” a 1970s television comedy featuring Redd Foxx, a black comedian.

This is M.I.A.’s song, “U.R.A.Q.T.,” suitable for Brits with sub-70 IQs. I like the sample of Redd Foxx saying “you big dummy!”

This is the original “Streetbeater” theme by Quincy Jones. Much better.

If I want to irritate my darling wife, I whistle this theme. She hated that show. I never watched it, but I like the music.

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