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stackjackson

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"What's Happening" Funk Tunes (S1E04, 1976)
« on: February 05, 2018, 04:07:36 AM »
  Here's a TV cue I put up years ago on the first board, but never found any info. Two funk tunes from the 1970s U.S. sitcom "What's Happening".
This is Season 1, Episode 4 (My Three Sons, Rerun auditions for the Rockets), first aired 26 August 1976.


Cues start around 4:30 and 4:49. I don't know anything about the music used for the show, beyond the fact that Henry Mancini wrote the theme song.

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Re: "What's Happening" Funk Tunes (S1E04, 1976)
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2018, 10:18:34 PM »
Damn, Love those tracks, could not find any info too  :(
What's Happening, i really need these now  ;D
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Re: "What's Happening" Funk Tunes (S1E04, 1976)
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 08:59:50 AM »
That's very nice! Love the clavinet(?) sound.

No idea about ID, but knowing the context, maybe these are from Hoctor/Statler? Just a thought.

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Re: "What's Happening" Funk Tunes (S1E04, 1976)
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:09:13 PM »
If you put 'What's Happening cues' into ASCAP you get two entries - one for Henry Mancini, the other for two composers, Lou Bideau and Gerald Bronche Lee. 

The pair seem to have written a lot of US sitcom music - whether it includes this or not, who knows?  Sorry, that's really unhelpful!  :)

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Re: "What's Happening" Funk Tunes (S1E04, 1976)
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 09:14:35 PM »
If you put 'What's Happening cues' into ASCAP you get two entries - one for Henry Mancini, the other for two composers, Lou Bideau and Gerald Bronche Lee. 

The pair seem to have written a lot of US sitcom music - whether it includes this or not, who knows?  Sorry, that's really unhelpful!  :)

Nah, that's very helpful, LT. Good to have those other two names. Thanks!
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Re: "What's Happening" Funk Tunes (S1E04, 1976)
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2018, 03:49:12 PM »
As a big fan of What's Happening, I two have wonderful d about several cues used for the show. I don't know how I missed this thread, and I wish I could provide more answers as to if and where these could be obtained. There is a good chance with the name of the composers that is found through ASCAP, that there are tapes of this music that will likely not ever see the light of day. I certainly hope so, but I know from last sitcoms with similar situations that it's unlikely..

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Re: "What's Happening" Funk Tunes (S1E04, 1976)
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2018, 08:57:43 PM »
Just checking in on this topic as I hope one day to find the true identities of these cues from What's Happening