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Scoring Family Guy

"One of the defining features of Family Guy, apart from its resolutely irreverent sense of humur, is its use of lush musical arrangements.

"Almost every episode features a musical number, and these are performed by top swing players and recorded on the legendary Newman scoring stage at Fox Studios in Hollywood.

"While the show's writers pen the lyrics, someone has to turn these into musical pieces that work. That person is Walter Murphy, a musician of note in his own right whose disco version of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony shot to fame as part of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack."


Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven."


Roller Skating to "A Fifth of Beethoven."


When Walter Murphy was up for a Woody.


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Posted on May 3, 2018

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