Sandford And Son Theme (Street Beater) By Quincy Jones; A Living, Breathing TV Theme

Quincy Jones “Q” Originally Wrote Streetbeater In 1973 For The A&M Album You’ve Got It Bad, Girl.

Quincy Jonesso much music, such an imagination; HUGE legacy. I love the theme from Sandford And Son. The funk hurts; the hue is blue BUT, has a distinct “hay seed” edge; a 3 dimensional aural kaleidoscope!

This musical onion when peeled, reveals Quincy Jones’ meticulous command over every phase of the process from conception, through documentation then right to completion of final product. He is definitely a master craftsman.

Listen, love AND learn about all the characters, the zaniness and humor of this extreme classic sit-com in three minutes and seven seconds!

Personnel As Deternined: Quincy Jones trumpet, arranger, conductor; Dave Grusin electric piano; Phil Woods alto sax; Tom “Junior” Morgan harmonica; Ernie Watts tenor sax; Bobbye Porter percussion; Bob James & Creations keyboards; ***Ray Brown bass.

*** There is somewhat of a discrepancy here as to whether Chuck Rainey actually had the bass chair……/stories-behind-the-songs…/


*The TV themes that stay with me reflect every character, every episode, the times the series took place in AND the genre of theater applicable; fresh forever in my music mind.


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