The Music from Peter Gunn is a 1959 album by Henry Mancini, RCA Victor LPM/LSP-1956, the soundtrack of the TV series Peter Gunn. It was the first album ever to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1959. It was followed by More Music from Peter Gunn, RCA Victor LPM/LSP-2040. The opening theme music is notable for its combination of jazz orchestration with a straightforward rock 'n roll beat.
Peter Gunn" is the theme music composed by Henry Mancini for the television show of the same name. The song was the opening track on the original soundtrack album, The Music from Peter Gunn, released in 1959. Mancini won an Emmy Award and two Grammys for Album of the Year and Best Arrangement. In his 1989 autobiography Did They Mention the Music? Mancini states: The wailing alto saxophone solo was played by big band veteran and Hollywood studio stalwart Ted Nash.
The soundtrack album by Henry Mancini was a smash, reaching in Billboard's Pop LP Charts. Ray Anthony won the singles war, reaching on Billboard's Hot 100 with his 45 of the title theme. Mancini's single made the Variety magazine Top 25 retail chart, selling well in the Boston area.
The soundtrack album for Peter Gunn may be best known for the cool twang guitar riff of the main theme (later lifted wholesale by the B-52's for "Planet Claire," among others who recognized its forbidding cool), but this is his most jazz-influenced soundtrack work. There's some particularly impressive work by drummer Shelly Manne and vibes player Victor Feldman, whose cool, understated playing seems to deliberately recall that of Milt Jackson.
Henry Mancini and His Orchestra & Chorus. Henry Mancini and His Orchestra. 3. The Brothers Go to Mothers. 5. Session At Pete's Pad. Mancini Rocks the Pops. The Music From Peter Gunn - HD Re-Mastered 2009. 100 (100 Original Songs Remastered).
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Henry mancini - the music from peter gunn - 180G virgin vinyl. Vinyl (September 6, 2013). If you're old enough to remember the tv series "Peter Gunn" you'll love this album. Henry Mancini is not very well known for his jazz composition, but the fact is he composed a helluvalot more than elevator music.