CBS-TV - Mannix (1969) Intro credits.
Music composed by Lalo Schifrin.
Breaking News: Mannix Marathon on Cloo until 6 a.m. Eastern Sunday, DirecTV Channel 308. Be there!
Back in the day before we all knew what CSIs and mass spectrometers were, all you needed when you were in a real tight pinch was to call your ex-Army pal from Korea out in LA named Joe Mannix.
Mannix would get us the answers we need!
Mannix wasn't just a crime-fighting gumshoe, a top-shelf detective with a keen eye for clues, beautiful women and people who got the shaft from the system, but someone who wasn't afraid a of a fight.
Joe Mannix also had a deeply ingrained sense of integrity and righting wrongs.
Remember that, integrity?
Joe Mannix for Broward Sheriff, Al Lamberti for Media Photo Ops!
Longer version of theme song.
Yes, strings, woodwinds and brass in perfect harmony!
It's why Lalo Schifrin was a genius.
If you play the extended version above now for any half-normal kid in elementary school -like one of my teachers once did at Fulford Elementary in North Miami Beach, back when the show was still on the air- I absolutely guarantee you that their eyes will light up.
rook88 video: Castle like Mannix. October 16, 2010.
Lalo Schifrin samples: http://dougpayne.com/samples.htm