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Keith Mansfield

p, sax, *1941 GB, London
Musician / Composer / Arranger / Producer of Soundtrack and Jazz
A.k.a. Richard Neve

British arranger, producer, composer, band leader, and saxophonist. Born: 1943 in London, England, UK. In the UK, Mansfield is famous for composing the theme tunes to some of British TV's greatest and well respected shows, including BBC "Grandstand", "Light And Tuneful" (the opening theme for the BBC's coverage of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships), and "World Series" (used for the BBC's athletics coverage). To US audiences, Mansfield is probably best known as the composer of the tune "Funky Fanfare" used for underscoring in the "Astro Daters" series of snipes produced by the National Screen Service in the late 1960s. That song has also been used during the opening credits of the show "Pit Boss" on Animal Planet. Astro Daters "Our Next Attraction" was featured prominently in two films by Quentin Tarantino, "Kill Bill" and "Grindhouse". A vocal version of "Funky Fanfare" entitled "House Of Jack" was also recorded by James Royal in 1969. Furthermore, he had some solo success mainly in library music, but also producing for jazz musicians such as Maynard Ferguson. He is husband to singer Salena Jones.

  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Soundtrack
  • Jazz
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
Popular Tracks   
Funky Fanfare on The Kpm 1000 Series - Volume 1 by Syd Dale
Morning Broadway on Kpm 1000 Series: Chorus and Orchestra by Keith Mansfield & Syd Dale
The Loving Touch on Kpm 1000 Series: Voices in Harmony by Keith Mansfield & John Cameron
The Feminine Scene on Kpm 1000 Series: Beat Incidental by Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield
Phunky Fanfare on Bootleg Beats by Simon Begg & Keith Mansfield
Morning Broadway on Sounds of the 60's & 70's - 2 by Various Artists
Love De Luxe on Kpm 1000 Series: Contempo by Keith Mansfield
Funky Fanfare (Small Group) on Kpm 1000 Series: Beat Incidental by Alan Hawkshaw & Keith Mansfield
Grandstand on The Seventies by Various Artists
Exclusive Blend on Kpm 1000 Series: The Big Beat by Keith Mansfield & Alan Hawkshaw

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Hip HopDrew Milligan, Keith Mansfield, Nichole Nicholson, Vula Malinga, Jean Paul Anthony Strachan, Sharlene Hector, Marcus Thompson2004Album
Soul Skimmer / Morning BroadwayAlan Moorhouse / Keith Mansfield2000Single
Fit To WinKeith Mansfield / Curtis Schwartz1995Album
Rich And FamousKeith Mansfield1992Album
FrontrunnerKeith Mansfield1992Album
SurvivalKeith Mansfield1991Album
Historical PerspectiveKeith Mansfield1991Compil.
Feel GoodKeith Mansfield1991Album
Second CircleKeith Mansfield1990Compil.
Link UpKeith Mansfield1989Compil.
Power HouseKeith Mansfield1989Album
Sun FreshKeith Mansfield1988Album
Earth StoriesKeith Mansfield1988Album
Stepping StonesKeith Mansfield / Terry Cox1987Album
InnovationsKeith Mansfield / Terry Cox1987Album
Jingles And Programme Cues/Volume 8Keith Mansfield1986Album
Future PositiveKeith Mansfield1986Album
Good NewsKeith Mansfield1986Album
CirclesKeith Mansfield / Richard Elen1985Album
Options 2Keith Mansfield1984Album
OptionsKeith Mansfield1984Album
The Video ConnectionKeith Mansfield / Richard Elen1984Album
ContactKeith Mansfield / Richard Elen1983Album
Historical PerspectiveKeith Mansfield1982Album
Blue PerspectivesKeith Mansfield / Terry Cox1982Album
Future PerspectiveKeith Mansfield / Richard Elen1982Album
The Four ElementsKeith Mansfield1982Album
Technomatics - The Applications Of Science And TechnologyKeith Mansfield1981Album
LifeforceKeith Mansfield1981Album
Technology And MovementKeith Mansfield / Terry Cox1980Album
Planet Earth / All In The MindKeith Mansfield / Richard Harvey1980Album
Night BirdKeith Mansfield1979Album
Ideas In Action - Volume 1Keith Mansfield1979Album
Important Project / Wonders Of The World / EndeavourJohn Coleman / Keith Mansfield1978Album
Conflict And ConsequenceKeith Mansfield / Jim Lawless1978Album
National Heritage / Rural HeritageKeith Mansfield1978Album
Olympiad 2001Keith Mansfield1978Album
Impressive ScenesKeith Mansfield / John Coleman / Johnny Pearson1978Album
Olympiad 2000Keith Mansfield1977Album
Vivid UnderscoresKeith Mansfield1977Album
New DimensionKeith Mansfield1976Album
ContempoKeith Mansfield1976Album
Big Business / Wind Of ChangeKeith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw / David Snell1973Album
Voices In HarmonyKeith Mansfield / John Cameron1973Album
Face On The WindKeith Mansfield1972Single
Progress And Prestige - Volume 2 / Fight For SurvivalJohnny Pearson / Keith Mansfield / Eric Spear1972Album
Theme Suites / MustangKeith Mansfield / John Cameron1972Album
Open Air - Volume 2Keith Mansfield / Johnny Pearson / James Clarke1972Album
Speed And ExcitementJohnny Pearson / Keith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw1970Album
Loot - Original SoundtrackKeith Mansfield1970Album
Progress And Prestige / Fourth DimensionKeith Mansfield / Neil Richardson / Derrick Mason1970Album
The Big BeatKeith Mansfield / Alan Hawkshaw1969Album
Chorus And OrchestraKeith Mansfield / Syd Dale1969Album
Beat IncidentalAlan Hawkshaw / Keith Mansfield1969Album
UnderscoreJohnny Pearson / Keith Mansfield / David Lindup1968Album
Soul Organ ShowcaseAlan Hawkshaw / David Gold / Keith Mansfield1968Album
El Viejo NickKeith Mansfield1967Single
What'll I DoThe Peddlers With Accompaniment Directed By Keith Mansfield1967Single
Ol'NickKeith Mansfield1967Single
Happy FamiliesKeith Mansfield / Johnny Hawksworth1966Album
Jingle Bell BeatKeith Mansfield1966Album
The First ChristmasKeith Mansfield / Johnny Hawksworth1966Album
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