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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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Favoriting February 2, 2016: NFL Films Music (Super Bowl Edition)
Anyone who remembers the old NFL Films highlight shows ("NFL Game of the Week") will fondly remember the music of synth pioneer Sam Spence or KPM library music production composers Johnny Pearson, Syd Dale and Keith Mansfield. For most football fans, the music is etched into their memories. Nobody knew the names of the songs nor the composers but they surely recognized the music when they heard it. Tune into Morricone Island, your source for all things soundtrack, this Super Bowl week, as host Devon E. Levins' spins highlights of his favorite NFL Films Music records. Music that football fans and (non-football) soundtrack fans alike are guaranteed to all get behind.

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Artist Track Album Label Images Approx. start time
Tom Hedden/John Facenda  The Autumn Wind   Favoriting The Power And The Glory: The Original Music & Voices of NFL Films  Tommy Boy 
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Sam Spence/Elliott Blair Orchestra  The Lineman   Favoriting Music From National Football League Films – Volume II  NFL-2 
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Sam Spence/Elliott Blair Orchestra  Ramblin' Man From Gramblin'   Favoriting Music From National Football League Films – Volume I  NFL-1 
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Sam Spence  The Equalizer   Favoriting NFL Films Music  NFL 102 
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Sam Spence  Magnificant Eleven   Favoriting Our Man In Munich (NFL 0005)  Finders Keepers 
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Music behind DJ:
Sam Spence 

A Championship Returned (a)   Favoriting

APM - NFL Films Music 

APM 

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Music behind DJ:
Sam Spence 

Believe (a)   Favoriting

APM - NFL Films Music 

APM 

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David Robidoux/John Facenda  Run With The Big Dogs   Favoriting The Power And The Glory  Tommy Boy 
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Sam Spence  West Side Rumble   Favoriting Dramatic Themes / The March Is The Thing  NFL-100 
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Sam Spence  The Pony Soldiers   Favoriting NFL 0006  NFL 
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Sam Spence  Cossacks Charge   Favoriting NFL 0005  NFL 
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Sam Spence  The Clue   Favoriting Autumn Thunder: 40 Years NFL Films Music  Valley 
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Music behind DJ:
Sam Spence 

Warriors Return (a)   Favoriting

APM - NFL Films Music 

APM 

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Music behind DJ:
Tom Hedden 

The Superbowl   Favoriting

Autumn Thunder 

Valley 

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Tom Hedden/John Facenda  Winds Of Victory   Favoriting The Power And The Glory  Tommy Boy 
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Keith Mansfield  Espionage   Favoriting KPM 1190 - Vivid Underscores  KPM 
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Keith Mansfield  Industrial Power   Favoriting KPM 1136 - Industrial Panorama  KPM 
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Keith Mansfield  Power Montage   Favoriting KPM 1037 - Flamboyant Themes  KPM 
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Alan Hawkshaw/Keith Mansfield  Flashback   Favoriting KPM 1037 - Flamboyant Themes  KPM 
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Music behind DJ:
Sam Spence 

A Chilling Championship   Favoriting

Autumn Thunder 

Valley 

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Music behind DJ:
Sam Spence 

Rising Up (a)   Favoriting

APM - NFL Films Music 

APM 

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Tom Hedden/John Facenda  A Season Is At Stake   Favoriting The Power And The Glory  Tommy Boy 
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David Lindup  Zodiac   Favoriting KPM 1065 - Flamboyant Themes - Volume IV  KPM 
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Brian Bennett  Glass Tubes   Favoriting Aim High  RPM 
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Tony Luisi  Rube's Cube   Favoriting NFL Music Library 1977  NFL-105 
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Johnny Pearson  Heavy Action (Monday Night Football Theme)   Favoriting KPM 1136 – Industrial Panorama  KPM 
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Listener comments!

  7:04pm
Listener Robert:

So far I've known all these from memory.
  7:04pm
P-90:

Brilliant idea for a show! Hi Devon.
  7:05pm
chalmers:

It starts with a whistle and ends with a gun. This is terrific!
  7:07pm
Listener Robert:

Phil Spieller was the one who was usually credited on the screen. Publisher, maybe.
  7:07pm
P-90:

John Facenda! They parody his voice in commercials to this very day. Few remember his name.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm
dale:

this stuff is good. crime jazz good.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm
dale:

didn't the guy who started nfl films buy the rights to do it from the bfl for something dumb like 200 dollars?
  7:09pm
P-90:

Morricone meets Man from UNCLE.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm
dale:

NOT the bfl....you know what i mean.
  7:09pm
bloopy:

hey devon do you know if Fred Karlin's score for The Stalking Moon has ever had a proper release on LP?
  7:10pm
Cliff:

I think I've maybe only watched the end of one Super Bowl once, but despite that I'm really enjoying this show so far. :)
  7:10pm
JoelA:

Bart Starr TD behind right guard
  7:12pm
Listener Robert:

Yes, IIRC Ed Sabol locked up those rights for cheap. I'm sure AFL Films cost more once the AFL saw the value in NFL Films.
  7:14pm
Listener Robert:

Remember the brief independent existence of AFL Films? Made sense for them to merge, known for a brief time as NFL-AFL Films.
  7:16pm
chalmers:

Here's the "Lost Classics" segment on AFL Films

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-videos/09000d5d81164247/AFL-Films
  7:16pm
Listener Robert:

Remember when the opening piece was used on a Simpson cartoon as background to the montage of scenes representing Mrs. Simpson's Mafia-controlled pretzel biz?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:19pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Kind of neat that to hear these in stereo since TV audio was in mono back then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm
dale:

that last piece was on tommy boy? i wonder if monica gets a check for 2 cents now.
  7:20pm
Listener Robert:

Of course one thing that bothered me about their music is that a fair amount of the time they ripped themselves off -- boiler-plating motifs.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm
Devon E. Levins:

bloopy, only a promo release in 2002 from an Australian label that I know. Not sure how official or complete it was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm
dale:

yeah, but the musicianship on all these cuts is really up there. fantastic session players.
Avatar 7:22pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Hate Sports.
This is Kewl.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:22pm
dale:

man of la mancha!
  7:23pm
bloopy:

Thanks, such a good score + film!!
  7:24pm
P-90:

Why NOT use an old Bolshevik fight song?
  7:30pm
Trev:

Such a great show.
  7:30pm
wilbur twinhorse:

Traumatic Brain Injury Bowl, truth in advertising.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:37pm
dale:

this sounds like when the 6 million dollar man is trying to diffuse a bomb that's gonna kill oscar goldman
  7:38pm
wilbur twinhorse:

Sorry about the oxymoron there folks! The music? ok, a pastiche at best though.
  7:38pm
Listener Robert:

Now we're into territory unfamiliar to me.
  7:39pm
P-90:

@Ken from Pyde Hark: good point, many of us have heard these before, but always only in mono.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:40pm
dale:

damn, this stuff is ggod. i wish lulu were singing with it.
  7:40pm
Listener Robert:

Back to familiar ground. CBS used it for a while to introduce their NFL telecasts, but later for tennis, which made much more sense: "Back and forth, and forth and back, doo-doo doo-doo...."
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:43pm
dale:

i just googled mansfield and his mentor wrote a eurovision winner for lulu - holy crap!
  7:49pm
P-90:

Part of the fun of Facenda's narration was always how hysterically pretentious the writing was. And he made the most of it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm
Devon E. Levins:

...rather proof that the NFL has brought the world something more than just traumatic brain injuries
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:52pm
dale:

i guess mike oldfield never heard this.
  7:53pm
P-90:

OMG I remember this! Did this "Tubular Bells"-like thing precede the actual Oldfield "Tubular Bells"?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm
Devon E. Levins:

yeah some of this stuff is dangerously close to the "inspiration"
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:53pm
cory:

how many mics are they using on those tom-toms?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm
cory:

tubular bells released in 73
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:55pm
Devon E. Levins:

no its 1975. TB is 1973...
  7:55pm
wilbur twinhorse:

twenty +/- i reckon.
  7:55pm
P-90:

Thnx Cory
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm
cory:

sounds about right wilbur
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

I like the part when Facenda described Harvey Martin and Randy White picking the pocket of a Denver player in SB XII. Thanks for the Super Bowl program, Devon.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm
cory:

thanks for the awesome show devon!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm
Devon E. Levins:

I've read that Christian Vander claims Oldfield "inspiration" for Tubular Bells came from an earlier Magma song
  7:57pm
wilbur twinhorse:

thanks man!, did any of these commenters actually play the game?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm
dale:

was i in the nfl? no.
  7:58pm
mrmucho:

terrific show!
  7:59pm
Cliff:

Thanks Devon, loved the show
  7:59pm
P-90:

Thank you, Devon! Great job always.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm
dale:

fantastic show, mr. deejay.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
Ken From Hyde Park:

Oy, just the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl and then nothing again until August.
Avatar 11:00am
Cecile:

Hurrah! I can finally listen to this!
  10:08am
Debbie Carrizales:

Rugby world cup is running. very exciting for final match. www.rugbyworldcupinsider.com
  10:10am
Debbie Carrizales:

thanks for the awesome tracks. rugbyworldcupinsider.com
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