Song of the Day #2074

Song of the Day: Sanford and Son (“The Streetbeater”) [YouTube link], composed by the great Quincy Jones, first appeared on the artist’s album, “You’ve Got it Bad Girl“. It features some really fine musicians: keyboardist George Duke, saxophonists Phil Woods and Ernie Watts, and harmonica player Tommy Morgan. It is most famous, however, for its use as the theme song to “Sanford and Son“, the NBC sitcom that ran from 1972 to 1976. Check out the opening credits as well as an extended version [YouTube links]. As the Autumnal Equinox approaches in the wee hours of tomorrow morning, this Eighth Annual Summer Music Festival (TV Edition)—celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Emmy Awards (postponed to January 15, 2024)—concludes!

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