CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Cop Show Themes

LP (Item 1395) RCA, 1976 — Condition: Used
(€- || £- || ¥-) (approx.)

One of the funkiest albums ever from Henry Mancini – a brilliant reworking of hit 70s cop show themes, put together with a really jazzy groove! The group's a big one – filled with hip players who include Clare Fischer on organ, Artie Kane on electric piano and harpsichord, Don Menza on tenor, Lee Ritenour on guitar – all instruments that are used strongly to help kick things nicely on the set, with a vibe that's right up there with the best funky 70s soundtracks. Harvey Mason is on drums, bringing up the bottom a bit more than usual for Mancini – and the choice of material really makes the record cook – with tracks that include "Kojak", "SWAT", "Police Woman", "Rockford Files", "Hawaii Five O", "Streets Of San Francisco", "Bumper's Theme", and "Baretta's Theme". (Original pressing.)  © 1996-2018, Dusty Groove, Inc.

We realize that there are many different interpretations of the standard grades used for pre-owned vinyl record albums & CD, so we thought we'd offer you the ones that we are working with, so you have an idea what we mean when we give the grade for a non-new item on our pages.

Used Vinyl Grades

Below are stated conditions for a used vinyl records at Dusty Groove. Grading for the cover should be assumed to be near (within a "+" or "-") the grading for the vinyl. If there is significant divergence from the condition of the vinyl, or specific flaws, these will be noted in the comments section of the item. However, please be aware that since the emphasis of this site is towards the music listener, our main concern is with the vinyl of any used item we sell. Additionally, please note that all of our records are graded visually; considering the volume of used vinyl we handle, it is impossible for us to listen to each record. If we spot any significant flaws, we make every attempt to listen through them and note how they play.

The following grading conditions apply to the vinyl component of an album or single:

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


New Sounds Old Goodies
RCA, 1963. Near Mint-
Pretty groovy set of vocalese versions of some of the late 50's biggest instrumental pop hits, like "Honky Tonk", "Raunchy", "Rumble", "Last Date", "Happy Organ", and others. Cool sound, with the voices swinging in where the saxes, guitars, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Orienta
RCA, 1959. Very Good
A lost lounge gem from the RCA catalog – with a dreamy exotica feel that's right up there with the best of the bachelor pad era! Gerald Fried arranged and conducted this ersatz studio group, and his overall approach has lots of sweeping woodwinds and percussion, similar to the great Les ... LP, Vinyl record album
Floyd Cramer & The Keyboard Kick Band
RCA, 1977. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Eyes Of Love
RCA, 1957. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1968. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Comin' On
RCA, 1963. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
3 Great Pianos
RCA, 1963. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
3 Great Bands
RCA, 1963. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Sounds Of Sunday
RCA, 1971. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Liberty, 1963. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Mambo!
Capitol, 1954. Near Mint-
Quite possibly our favorite album ever by the enigmatic Yma Sumac – thanks to some lively arrangements by Billy May, who gives the set a swinging jazzy groove! As you might guess from the cover, the style here is more in a Latin jazz mode than some of Yma's other more ethereal work – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Environments–Disc 8
Syntonic/Atlantic, Early 70s. Sealed
What a groovy little set! Side 1 features "Sailboat", nothing but a recording of the ambient sounds of the deck fo a sailboat as it cuts its way through the waves on a peaceful sunny day. Side 2 features "Country Stream", with the same gimmick, and designed to induce calm as ... LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top