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Thursday, January 09, 2014

This month, Ennio Morricone will receive The Recording Academy's Trustees Award. In his honor, this Fishko Files episode inspired by his iconic film scores.

WNYC Production Credits

Associate Producer: Laura Mayer

Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister

WNYC Newsroom Editor: Karen Frillmann

Produced by:

Sara Fishko

Comments [1]

Paul W from Dayton, Ohio

Thank you for this fascinating piece.

Personally, I find whistling in contemporary popular music of the 70s and later especially grating, with one exception: Peter Gabriel’s “Games Without Frontiers.”

Perhaps the tone and delivery of the lyrics (and whistling) matches some of the lone-man qualities covered in Sarah’s piece, albeit updated with sarcasm and irony for the post-Watergate cynicism. (Sure, Peter is British, but the song hit a nerve, getting substantial airplay on U.S. radio.)

Jan. 09 2014 11:06 AM

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