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Soundtrack music from the first silent forward. If it was written for the moving image, we'll play it. Library music included; popcorn optional.

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Options January 31, 2017: Music of NFL Films Pt. II (Super Bowl LI Special)
Morricone Island host Devon E. Levins absolutely abhors football...but that doesn't mean he can't get excited about Super Bowl Sunday! It's another poor excuse to spin his favorite NFL Films Music Library records. Anyone who grew up in the late 60's, 70s or 80s with family members blasting the NFL Films highlights or NFL Game of the Week from the tv in the other room will fondly remember the music of synth pioneer Sam Spence or KPM library composers Johnny Pearson, Syd Dale and Keith Mansfield. For many, the music is etched into their brains. Nobody knew the names of the songs nor the composers but they surely recognized the music...and to the uninitiated, it surprisingly sounds exactly like any other episode of Morricone Island.

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Images Approx. start time
Sam Spence/Tom Hedden/David Rubidoux   The Power And The Glory   Options The Power and The Glory:Original Music And Voices Of NFL Films  Tommy Boy   
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0:00:00 ()
Sam Spence  Life On The Wildside   Options The Power and The Glory  Tommy Boy   
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0:03:33 ()
Sam Spence  Bongo Run   Options Autumn Thunder: 40 Years of NFL Films Music Box Set  Valley   
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0:04:16 ()
Sam Spence  Round Up   Options NFL Films Music Library (NFL 106) - Flamboyant Themes  KPM   
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0:05:28 ()
Keith Mansfield  Viva Espagnol (1)   Options KPM - Flamboyant Themes (KPM 1037)  KPM   
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0:06:39 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Ken Nelson/Jim Long  
Powersurge   Options NFL Primetime  ESPN  Bed 
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0:11:52 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Alan Hawkshaw  
Neck & Neck   Options NFL Primetime  ESPN  Bed 
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0:13:45 ()
Sam Spence/John Facenda  A Time For Glory   Options The Power And The Glory  Tommy Boy   
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0:17:02 ()
Sam Spence  008   Options NFL Films Music Library (NFL-104) Strong Hearts/Light Hearts  NFL Films Music   
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0:18:07 ()
Sam Spence  The Dasher   Options Autumn Thunder: 40 Years of NFL Films Music  Valley   
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0:19:24 ()
Sam Spence  The Gladiators   Options NFL Films Music Library (NFL-102) The Symphonic Touch  NFL Films Music   
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0:22:20 ()
Sam Spence  Police Car   Options NFL Films Music Library (NFL-103) Man With a Mission  NFL Films Music   
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0:25:13 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Roger Dexter/Alan Bell  
International Statement   Options NFL Primetime  ESPN  Bed 
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0:28:09 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Ray Russell 
Grid Lock   Options NFL Primetime  ESPN  Bed 
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0:33:07 ()
Sam Spence/John Facenda  Heroes Of The 60's   Options The Power And The Glory  Tommy Boy   
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0:34:20 ()
Beverly Ann Hermann   Heavy Action   Options NFL Films Music Library (NFL-100) Dramatic Tunes & The March is the Thing  NFL Films Music   
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0:35:45 ()
Martha Jane Weber   Crossfire   Options NFL Films Music Library (NFL-103) Man With a Mission  NFL Films Music   
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0:37:16 ()
Elliot Blair Orchestra/Sam Spence  Headcracker Suite   Options Music From National Football League Films (NFL-1)  NFL   
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0:38:53 ()
Laurie Johnson  Lonely Stranger   Options KPM 1156 – Metropolis  KPM   
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0:40:15 ()
Keith Mansfield  Funky Chase   Options KPM 1043 - Beats Incidental  KPM   
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0:42:07 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Alec Williams/Georgia Shapiro 
The Event   Options NFL Primetime  NFL  Bed 
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0:45:05 ()
 
Music behind DJ:
Robert J. Walsh 
Showdown   Options NFL Primetime  NFL  Bed 
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0:45:54 ()
Sam Spence/John Facenda   Lombardi   Options The Power And The Glory  Tommy Boy   
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0:49:39 ()
Elliot Blair Orchestra/Sam Spence  Milktrain To Paydirt   Options Music From National Football League Films, Volume II  NFL   
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0:51:26 ()
Elliot Blair Orchestra/Sam Spencer  Old Pros   Options Music From National Football League Films Vol. 1  NFL   
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0:54:01 ()
Sam Spence  Honchos   Options NFL Film Library (NFL 106) Flamboyant Themes  NFL   
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0:55:04 ()
Tony Luisi   Slo Moshun   Options Music From NFL Films  NFL   
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0:56:15 ()
Tony Luisi   Silicone Valley   Options NFL Music Library (NFL 119) Free and Easy / Modern Communications  NFL Music Library    
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0:57:34 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:03pm dale:

this music is fantastic! with an extra !!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:04pm dale:

and such great musicianship.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:06pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I think the Ren and Stimpy theme cribbed this one, somewhat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:07pm common:

great. great cinematography on the nfl films stuff too. i
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:08pm dale:

This stuff could have been used in an episode of mannix.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:11pm melinda:

This is fun.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:11pm dale:

hey devon - kudos on the lawyering thing. good for you helping people.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:12pm dale:

does monica get a royalty check every time this is played?
  Tue. 1/31/17 7:14pm Listener Robert:

Hah! You said "Giants" instead of Jets!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:17pm dale:

i love how this stuff takes on homeric importance. when it's just guys getting concussions.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:18pm Devon E. Levins:

Dale - That's actually Dan Bodah!!
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:19pm Devon E. Levins:

Yes NY Jets!
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:19pm Devon E. Levins:

Hopefully Monica is getting paid tonight!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:20pm dale:

ah!
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:23pm melinda:

Dan Bodah is a lawyer? cool.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:23pm Devon E. Levins:

www.nytimes.com...
  Tue. 1/31/17 7:24pm Listener Robert:

While listening to this, I'm looking at this 2012 No. Reading (Mass.) HS varsity football offense highlights reel, and it fit very well:

www.youtube.com...
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:24pm Linda Lee:

loving the show tonight!! somehow really suits the times .. surreal drama .. thank you!
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:26pm Linda Lee:

also: Dan Bodah is the berries.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:28pm melinda:

Go Dan! Go WFMU! This is good theme music.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:28pm glenn:

mmmmm. berries.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:28pm Linda Lee:

:-D
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:31pm Ike:

It's all instrumentals! Aren't there any lyrics about the bravely concussed sweaty large men and their oval ball?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:32pm common:

my friend geoff worked for nfl films in the early 2000's. where is that guy?
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:33pm Linda Lee:

i love this stuff. don't care for football, but i love the music.
  Tue. 1/31/17 7:34pm Mr Teefers in Hbg PA:

A ton of NFL Films songs can be found on Youtube posted by a guy named Dave Volsky - must be like 400 of them..
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:34pm Devon E. Levins:

We must find Martha Jane Weber the composer of this track and get her in to talk NFL Films Music with us. If the internet can be believed, and there isn't more than one MJW, she is a real estate agent now in Princeton, NJ. Local!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:36pm dale:

baseball never earned this much musical cred. or bowling. maybe the olympics, but they only have one song. darts could just be the boss and stones.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:36pm Linda Lee:

should be easy enough to find out if she's the composer!
  Tue. 1/31/17 7:37pm Mike:

Cool themed show!
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:39pm Linda Lee:

i'd love to find out how one lands a gig composing for the nfl!
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:41pm Linda Lee:

that looks like an early 80s vinyl graphic for MJW. if she was composing then she's a fairly elderly real estate agent!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:42pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Cool music, for sure, but in my mind, I'm waiting for the narrator's deep voice to start hyping the Oakland Raiders.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:43pm dale:

pet shop boys did work for the nfl?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:48pm common:

yo philly!
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:49pm Dave in Vermont:

awww, Roger Staubach - he was my man!
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:50pm Devon E. Levins:

I tried to get Pet Shop Boys on a few months ago on their last tour to discuss their Battleship Potemkin rescore. Schedule too tight.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:52pm Linda Lee:

love this synth!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Tue. 1/31/17 7:53pm dale:

baby elephant walk. when the baby is a 300 pound man.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:54pm Linda Lee:

exactly!!! running into a few other 300 pound men ..
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:56pm Linda Lee:

'Honchos' sounds like porn. have we ever done a porn soundtrack show?
  Tue. 1/31/17 7:56pm Mr Teefers in Hbg PA:

The reference to Elliot Blair Orchestra could be tongue in cheek tip of the hat to NFL Films original name of Blair Studios.. named after Ed Sabol's daughter Blair
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:59pm melinda:

@Linda: I don't like football either but this music is great.
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 7:59pm Linda Lee:

why do i love this music so? can't figure it out :-D
Avatar Tue. 1/31/17 8:00pm Linda Lee:

misread the list .. it's 'slo moshun' that sounds like porn :-D
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