Mansfield is probably best known by American audiences 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 is currently used during the opening credits of the show Pit Boss on Animal Planet, as well as backing music for the « Quick Hits » segment on the Sklarbro Country podcast. The Astro Daters’ « Our Feature Presentation » was featured prominently in two films by Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill and Grindhouse (Death Proof + Planet Terror).
« Soul Thing » by Tony Newman is a cover of Keith Mansfield’s « Funky Fanfare » from 1968 as well.
A vocal version of Funky Fanfare entitled « House of Jack » was also recorded by James Royal in 1969.