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Henry Mancini10 ... LP
Warner, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Back in the day, we remember digging the movie 10 for the fact of Bo Derek's bareness – but these days, we're more likely to love it for this sweet little soundtrack from Henry Mancini! The score's a bit different than the sound of Hank in years past – and the high points are some great moments on Fender Rhodes and clavinet that really make things sparkle – offsetting the sweetness of a few of the themes and vocal numbers with a bit more of a 70s vibe. Yet even the mellower moments are pretty nice – and have this eerie quality that almost makes them feel darker than intended. Titles include "The Hot Sand Mexican Band", "Keyboard Harmony", "Something For Jenny", "Get It On", "I Have An Ear For Love", and "It's Easy To Say" – plus the film's famous version of "Bolero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear and bent corners.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniAcademy Award Songs Vol 2 – 12 Great Oscar Winners ... LP
RCA, 1965. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Dynagroove pressing.)

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Henry ManciniBlues & The Beat ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $4.99
This is a pretty jazzy record compared to the usual Mancini soundtrack-type stuff. It's mostly mellow the whole way through and has some very nice moments due to the quality of the playing. His orchestra includes such folks as Pete Condoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Johnny Williams on piano, Victor Feldman on vibes & marimba and Larry Bunker on vibes. There is only one Mancini original – "The Beat" – and the others are jazz standards such as "Misty", "After Hours", "Mood Indigo", "Tippin In", "Sing, Sing, Sing", and "Big Noise From Winnetka". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with 1s/1s stampers. Cover has some wear.)

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Henry ManciniBreakfast At Tiffany's (with bonus track) ... CD
RCA/BMG (France), 1961. Used ... $4.99
An enduring Mancini classic! And although it's probably best remembered for the sleepy theme "Moon River", the score's actually got some pretty fantastic groovy numbers with a very different feel. These include the lovely "Sally's Tomato", one of our fave melodies ever from Mancini, and a very catchy number. Other nice ones include "Moon River Cha Cha", "Latin Golightly", and "The Big Blow Out". CD version also features 24 bit remastering, and the wonderful bonus track "Wait Until Dark"! CD
(Out of print. Digipack has two sticker remnants, a small tear from sticker removal, and two indentations on the back cover.)

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Henry ManciniCharade ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the grooviest Henry Mancini soundtracks of the 60s – a wonderful blend of jazzy themes and action moments, and a record that's possibly better-remembered than the film for which it was recorded! The main "Charade" theme is a total gem – performed here in both a guitar-heavy instrumental version and a cool vocal version with a Mancini chorus – but the other tunes are arguably even better, and range from Euro-styled numbers to Latin groovers, to some tenser dramatic moments. The recording quality is wonderful – filled with echo and space – and titles include "Orange Tamoure", "Punch & Judy", "Latin Snowfall", "Bateau Mouche", "Bistro", and "Mambo Parisienne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear and some splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniCombo! ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good ... $9.99
A combo session with more than enough excitement to warrant the exclamation point in the title – one of Henry Mancini's jazziest records ever, and a date that's filled with some great west coast players! The sound here is a hip extrapolation of the Mancini groove heard on crime jazz soundtracks like Peter Gunn and Mr Lucky – but it's taken to slightly leaner territory here, with a nice focus on the solo talents of the group members. There's still 11 players in the group – so the combo isn't exactly small – but the spacious Mancini arrangements allow each player to step out nicely with a voice of their own. The lineup includes Pete Candoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Art Pepper on clarinet, Ronny Lang on baritone, Bob Bain on guitar, and Larry Bunker on vibes – and Johnny Williams plays both piano and harpsichord, the latter of which sounds plenty darn groovy! Titles include Cy Coleman's wonderful "Playboy's Theme", plus "Castle Rock", "Everybody Blow", "Far East Blues", "Powdered Wig", and "Moanin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has seam splitting, "Original Peter Gunn Sound!" sticker, small peel from an old sticker, some surface wear & aging.)

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Henry ManciniCop Show Themes ... LP
RCA, 1976. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has some wear and aging, with 4 inch seam splits.)

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Henry ManciniDays Of Wine & Roses (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Intrada, 1962. Used ... $28.99
One of the greatest Henry Mancini soundtracks of the 60s – and a record that showed the world that he could do a lot more than just crime jazz and groovy tunes! The title track is a well-known gem from the Mancini songbook – perfect for the bittersweet, melancholy of the film – and a great start for Mancini's music – which first shows some of the joy of the couple in the narrative, then moves into much bluer, deeper territory. There's an undercurrent of sadness that haunts even the more sprightly numbers – and some of the best instrumentation is handled by west coast jazzmen who include Pete Candoli and Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Harry Klee and Ted Nash on reeds, Bob Bain on guitar, and Larry Bunker on percussion. The music was never properly issued on record at the time – and this CD features very detailed notes, lots of images, and 27 tracks that include "Cocktail Hour", "No Guts", "A Sad Pop", "I Want To Go Home", "Man Meets Girl", and "Hi Fi". CD
(Out of print and still sealed!)

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Henry ManciniExperiment In Terror ... LP
RCA, 1962. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A killer soundtrack from Henry Mancini – a record that's got both the terror promised in the title, and some sweeter moments that are pure Mancini all the way! Instrumentation is relatively jazzy overall – with some tight horn passages that shift between swinging saxes and lighter woodwind moments – a mixture of west coast cool and grittier elements that really does a nice job of marking the generation of the score. Players aren't listed, but we're betting they're some of Hank's hippest associates – and titles include "Flutter's Ball", "Kelly's Tune", "Tooty Twist", "Teen Age Hostage", "White On White", and "Down By The Wharf". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has some small press flaw bumps. Cover has light wear, some aging, and small peeled spots at the top seam and opening.)

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Henry ManciniHatari/High Time ... CD
RCA/BMG (UK), 1960/1962. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniHigh Time ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good ... $2.99
An overlooked score from Henry Mancini – one that shows a slightly wider range of sound than his bigger hits of the time! The record's a great blend of gentle jazz, warm rhythms, and a few standout tracks that get a bit more playful – all put together with the sense of class, space, and timing that you'd expect from other Mancini work of the late 50s – and played by a group that has some similarly jazzy touches! There's a freshness here that's really great – not just because most tunes are unfamiliar, but also because Hank changes things up nicely throughout the set – really making for a nice balance in the music. The album includes the Cahn/Van Heusen number "The Second Time Around", sung here by a chorus – but the best bits are the Mancini originals, instrumentals that include "The Old College Try Cha Cha", "Tiger", "The Dean Speaks", "So Neat", "Moon Talk", "A Mild Blast", and "The Nutty Professor". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove, 2s/2s stampers. Cover has some surface wear, aging, top seam splitting, and a peel from an old sticker. Includes RCA inner.)

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Henry ManciniMr Lucky Goes Latin ... LP
RCA, 1961. Very Good+ ... $7.99
One of Henry Mancini's best soundtracks – made even better! The score for Mr. Lucky was a masterpiece of jazzy little themes – and it's always been one that we've loved way better than Peter Gunn or some of Mancini's other more famous work. Here, Mancini redoes that music with a west coast Latin feel – a cool blend of jazzy riffing and percussive rhythms – never as hard-hitting as other Latin work on RCA, which is part of the charm of the record. The rhythms are often a bit gentle, but step in nicely to give Mancini's music a nice little punch – and titles include "Mr Lucky Goes Latin", "Blue Mantilla", "Siesta", "The Sound Of Silver", "The Dancing Cat", and "Cow Bells & Coffee Beans". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and light wear.)

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Henry ManciniSometimes A Great Notion ... LP
Decca, 1971. Near Mint- ... $7.99
One of the more unusual Henry Mancini soundtracks from the classic years – music penned for a film that was also an early directorial effort by Paul Newman! The story's set in logging country in the Pacific Northwest, and Mancini brings in some elements from country music at times – and mixes them with his usual strong ear for melody – an approach that's matured nicely by this time, and sees some expression in ways that are a nice change from the Mancini modes of the 60s! The country elements are underscored by Buddy Emmons on steel guitar and Byron Berline on fiddle – but the music also features harmonica from Tommy Morgan, electric bass from Carol Kaye, and tenor from Plas Johnson – which balances things out nicely. Titles include "Rollin On", "Jobie", "The Stamper Rag", "Lee", "A Lonely Man's Song", and "High On The Pegs". Also features "All His Children" – with vocals by Charlie Pride. LP, Vinyl record album

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Henry ManciniSymphonic Soul ... LP
RCA, 1975. Near Mint- ... $16.99
One of Henry Mancini's grooviest LPs from the 70s – a mixture of tight large arrangements with a smooth funky edge, similar to some of his best soundtrack work at the time! The rhythm section is great – with Harvey Mason on drums and Joe Sample on keyboards, and guitar by David T Walker and Dennis Budimir – and the album also features some cool solos on instruments like African finger piano and piccolo trumpet. The whole thing bounces along with a majestic approach that's very full and complicated – yet also tight and funky! Lots of nice groovy tunes – and titles include "Sun Goddess", "Symphonic Soul", "Soul Saga", "African Symphony", "Slow Hot Wind", and "Satin Soul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut-out hole but is nice overall!)

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Henry ManciniUniquely Mancini ... LP
RCA, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Uniquely Mancini work from the great Henry – a sweet set of early 60s work for RCA, done with a harder jazz style than some of his other work of the time! Mancini's group is filled with west coast jazzmen – working under tight leadership to craft some tracks with a bold, sort of flourish that draws strongly from the late 50s crime jazz styles of Mancini, but which also shows some of his more complicated scoring modes of the 60s. Many tunes are standards, but given a vibrant new swing here – and those are offset by a few especially nice originals composed by Hank, such as "Lonesome", "Cheers", and "Banzai Pipeline". Players include Plas Johnson and Gene Cipriano on flute and tenor, Larry Bunker on vibes and marimba, Bob Bain on guitar, and Pete and Conte Candoli on trumpets – and titles include "Green Onions", "Night Train", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "C Jam Blues", "The Hot Canary", and "Moonlight Serenade". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Dynagroove pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Henry ManciniWarm Shade Of Ivory ... LP
RCA, 1969. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Lovely late nite Mancini! The album has Mr. M's tinkling piano set amidst dark moody arrangements that bank the piano in warm washes of strings and light lilting rhythms – all moving at a slow somber pace that's perfect for a summer night with the lights down low, the windows open, relaxing in a big easy chair with a drink while the breeze and the sounds of the summer waft over the room. The record is subtle, but a wonderful example of Mancini's continuing instrumental genius. Titles include "Watch What Happens", "Day In The Life Of A Fool", "Cycles", "Meditation", "When I Look In Your Eyes", and "Moment To Moment". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Best Buy Series pressing.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniTrail Of The Pink Panther ... LP
Liberty, 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A mighty nice Henry Mancini soundtrack – penned for the final Pink Panther film to star Peter Sellers in the lead – and served up by maestro Mancini at the top-shelf level that's always made his music such a crucial part of the series of movies! The set has a number of renditions of the main theme, mixed in with other modes – but also uses these other moments with really well-crafted, all acoustic orchestrations that are filled with imagination and whimsy – such a nice change for a period when so many others were relying on mostly electric instrumentation to get the music across. Titles include "Hong Kong Fireworks", "Shot In The Dark", "Simone", "Inspector Clouseau Theme", and "Trail Of The Pink Panther". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henry ManciniBig Latin Band Of Henry Mancini ... LP
RCA, 1968. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great little album of Latiny tunes from Henry Mancini – played by a very hip lineup of west coast jazzmen! The rhythms have a great mix of Latin influences and Mancini magic – the kind of grooves you'd hear on his 60s soundtracks at the time, played by a lineup that includes Bud Shank and Tom Scott on reeds, Buddy Childers and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Ray Brown on acoustic bass, Max Bennett on fender bass, Larry Bunker on percussion, and Shelly Manne on drums. The vibe is nice and relaxed – a bit more upbeat than bossa, but not as all-out as other RCA Latin sessions – thanks to Mancini's nice sense of warmth and space in the arrangements. Titles include some pretty darn cool takes on "Mission Impossible", "Fistful Of Dollars", "Magnificent Seven", "Touch Of Evil", and "Springtime For Hitler", from the film The Producers. Other titles include "Patricia", "Zacatecas", and "Las Cruces". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniCombo! ... CD
RCA (France), 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
A combo session with more than enough excitement to warrant the exclamation point in the title – one of Henry Mancini's jazziest records ever, and a date that's filled with some great west coast players! The sound here is a hip extrapolation of the Mancini groove heard on crime jazz soundtracks like Peter Gunn and Mr Lucky – but it's taken to slightly leaner territory here, with a nice focus on the solo talents of the group members. There's still 11 players in the group – so the combo isn't exactly small – but the spacious Mancini arrangements allow each player to step out nicely with a voice of their own. The lineup includes Pete Candoli on trumpet, Dick Nash on trombone, Ted Nash on alto and flute, Art Pepper on clarinet, Ronny Lang on baritone, Bob Bain on guitar, and Larry Bunker on vibes – and Johnny Williams plays both piano and harpsichord, the latter of which sounds plenty darn groovy! Titles include Cy Coleman's wonderful "Playboy's Theme", plus "Castle Rock", "Everybody Blow", "Far East Blues", "Powdered Wig", and "Moanin". CD
(Still sealed. Shrink has some sticker remnants.)
Also available Combo! ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ Henry ManciniMancini's Angels/Theme Scene ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two groovy late 70s albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Mancini's Angels has happy Hank surrounded by plenty of cleavage – a cover that's perfect for the album's title play on the hit Charlie's Angels show! Mancini does a great job with the theme to that one, and also adds in some cool keyboards you wouldn't have heard on the original – and the rest of the album is a mix of other mid 70s TV themes, plus some cool originals penned by Mancini himself, but with a very similar flavor – often quite funky, in a soundtrack sort of way. Titles include "Charlie's Angels", "Car Wash", "Silver Streak", "Inspector Clouseau Theme", "Gonna Fly Now", "What's Happening", "The Moneychangers", and "Evergreen". The Theme Scene features plenty of cool 70s soundtrack themes – titles pulled from both film and TV use, some with a feel that's every bit as funky as Henry Mancini's great work on the Cop Show album! Titles include "The Cheap Detective", "Star Trek", "Heaven Can Wait", "Children Of Sanchez", "Battlestar Galactica", "Once Is Not Enough", "Three's Company", "NBC News Theme", and "Fantasy Island". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniPeter Gunn ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
A classic! This is the record that made Mancini's career, and forever transformed the face of crime and jazz. The record's a stunning batch of instrumentals, played by a crack group of west coast players who also performed regularly in the TV show. Titles include the classic "Peter Gunn" theme, plus "Brothers Go To Mothers", "The Floater", "Brief & Breezy", "A Profound Gass", and "Dreamsville". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some small seam splits and a peeled spot from sticker removal in front.)

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✨✧ Henry ManciniPink Panther Final Chapters Collection (Trail Of The Pink Panther/Curse Of The Pink Panther/Son Of The Pink Panther/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Quartet (Spain), 1982/1993. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A mighty hefty package – one that features expanded soundtracks for the final three Pink Panther films in the original run, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Trail Of The Pink Panther – a mighty nice Henry Mancini soundtrack – penned for the final Pink Panther film to star Peter Sellers in the lead – and served up by maestro Mancini at the top-shelf level that's always made his music such a crucial part of the series of movies! The set has a number of renditions of the main theme, mixed in with other modes – but also uses these other moments with really well-crafted, all acoustic orchestrations that are filled with imagination and whimsy – such a nice change for a period when so many others were relying on mostly electric instrumentation to get the music across. Titles include "Hong Kong Fireworks", "Shot In The Dark", "Simone", "Inspector Clouseau Theme", and "Trail Of The Pink Panther". Next is Curse Of The Pink Panther – a strange entry in the Pink Panther series – as the film was done at the same time as Trail Of The Pink Panther, but with a different actor in the lead – a competing project by Blake Edwards, who had parted ways with Peter Sellers! Yet as with that other film, Henry Mancini still handles the music – and there's plenty of that special Mancini magic to make things wonderful – the balance of whimsical, playful themes that were Hank's trademark for the movies – mixed with those careful, suspenseful moments that reminded us that the films did have a bit of action too. Titles include "First Shoot", "The Plan", "Bruno's Theme", "Watching The Tube", and "Viva Valencia". Son Of The Pink Panther is maybe the most unusual one here – an early 90s film that starred Roberto Benigni in the lead, and which is given some still-great scoring from the great Henry Mancini! Mancini seems to use both more brooding moments at times, and some more globally-conscious elements – but always with that strong ear for beautiful orchestrations that show that he never lost his touch, even as the decades moved on! The 3CD set features a huge amount of music – 82 tracks in all, and almost three hours of music! CD

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✨✧ Henry ManciniThief Who Came To Dinner ... LP
Warner, 1973. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A keyboard classic from Henry Mancini – and one of his greatest soundtracks ever! The album's far far different than most of Mancini's other work – a stripped-down, slow-funk batch of tracks that mix together keyboards and organ, riffing out over rhythm and strings, in a mode that would make Quincy Jones weep! The main theme is a stunner – and it rolls out again and again in different versions with a nice moogy bit behind it, sounding almost like an Italian soundtrack tune – but with a lot more spacey soul! The rest of the soundtrack follows suit – sliding forward in a brilliantly slinky way – all without any common cliches of the time, and an amazingly balanced groove. Titles include "Tail Gate", "Jackie's Theme", "Dog Eat Dog", "Theme From Thief Who Came To Dinner", "Getaway", and "First Job". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has surface and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Quincy JonesQuincy Jones Explores The Music Of Henry Mancini ... LP
Mercury, 1964. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Quincy Jones meets Henry Mancini – and the result is an album that's as groovy as it is jazzy – every bit as wonderful as you might expect, and with a few surprising touches as well! Given that Mancini's tunes are already pretty darn great on their own – and plenty jazzy too – it's amazing to hear Quincy transform them for the record, bringing in some of the styles that would show up even more strongly in his own 60s soundtrack work – clever instrumental twists, occasional electric moments, and a growing sensitivity we never would have expected in his music a decade before. There's loads of lovely reeds – courtesy of Jerome Richardson, Seldon Powell, Zoot Sims, and Roland Kirk – and other players include Gary Burton on vibes, Mundell Lowe on guitar, Toots Thielemans on harmonica, and Phil Krauss on percussion. Titles include "Baby Elephant Walk", "Charade", "Dreamsville", "Bird Brain", "Days Of Wine And Roses", "Mr Lucky", "Pink Panther", "Moon River", "Peter Gunn", and "Odd Ball". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono red label pressing. Cover has light wear & aging, and a promo stamp.)
 
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✨✧ Waltel BrancoMancini Tambem E Samba ... CD
Mocambo/Whatmusic (UK), 1966. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Bossa Nova Mancini! What a wonderful idea – the work of Henry Mancini interpreted in bossa jazz format – done here by a tight 60s combo, led by Waltel Branco, and featuring Meirelles on sax, Dom Salvador on piano, and a host of other strong Brazilian jazz players! The tunes are classic Mancini – pulled mostly from his famous soundtracks of the late 50s and early 60s – and given Mancini's light jazzy style, the tunes adapt perfectly to this lively new setting, and are really given a wonderful workout by the strong group on the set. Titles include "My Manne Shelly", "Peter Gunn", "Lightly", "Megeve", "Dear Heart", "Mr Lucky", "The Pink Panther Theme", and "Something For Sellers". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray Davies & The Button Down BrassThemes From The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting, & Other Great Films/Flashpoint (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
Pye/Vocalion (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy ... $19.99
Two great albums from Ray "funky trumpet" Davies – not the lead singer of The Kinks, but a heck of a groovy British bandleader from the 70s! First up is an album of Themes From The Exorcist and other films – all familiar movie themes from the early 70s, penned by artists like Michel Legrand and Lalo Schifrin – but served up here by Ray's Button Down Brass in a very cool style – compressed funk, ala the best crime/cop modes of the time – but with lots of individual touches that make the songs very different than the original versions! Titles include "Point Blank", "Enter The Dragon", "Klute", "French Connection", "Tubular Bells", "Cops & Robbers", and "Beyond Tomorrow". Flashpoint continues with some great film themes again served up in the magic Ray Davies mode – a funky big band approach that makes the record every bit as compelling as the American Cop Shows album from Henry Mancini – but maybe groovier, too. Titles include "Kojak", "Big Boss", "Man With The Golden Gun", "Mr Majestyk", "Magnum Force", "Fist Of Fury", and "Airport 1975". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works in standard players!)

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✨✧ DeodatoLounge 64 ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1964. Used ... $8.99
A really unique set of early work by Deodato – tracks that we don't think we've seen turn up on any other reissues! The material was all recorded back in 1964, before Deodato got funky with CTI – and was one of the leading bossa arrangers and keyboardists of the time. The tunes all have a unique format, in that they pair together two popular tunes of the time – including many great numbers by Henry Mancini – creating a cool double-song approach that makes for some really nice melodies! Instrumentation includes piano and organ by Deodato himself, plus flute by JT Meirelles, guitar by Geraldo Vespar and Neco, and percussion by Rubens Bassini and Wilson Das Neves – plus a nice dose of strings on a number of cuts, in that floating moody style that Deodato used on his best early sessions. Titles include "Just For Tonight/Moon River", "Sally's Tomato/Teach Me Tonight", "Mr Lucky/Speak Low", "Days Of Wine & Roses/Misty", "Fly Me To The Moon/Our Day Will Come", "Dansero/The Misfits", and "So In Love/Echo Of Love". CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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Pete KnutsenOperation Cobra/Operasjon Cobra (with download) ... LP
Moving Music (Norway), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A killer 70s soundtrack from the Norwegian scene – one that's filled with spare funk groovers and plenty of keyboards – in a way that reminds us a lot of Dave Grusin's music for Three Days Of The Condor – or maybe Henry Mancini on The Thief Who Came To Dinner! Pete Knutsen clearly listened to both of those records before making the music for this film – but that's OK with us, as both sets are some of our favorites – and Pete also manages to add some great touches of his own – including some more upbeat funky numbers that almost hit a Lalo Schifrin mode! Titles include "Apningstema", "Morse", "Findlandshette", "Gardsplassen", "Purken Kommer", "Tomgods", "Dragejakten", "Hjemme Fra Skolen", and "Terrorister". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies, includes download. Please Note – these copies had a slightly bumped corner from shipping, nothing horrible, just lightly dinged.)

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Skip MartinMusic From Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer ... CD
RCA (Spain), 1959. Used ... $14.99
Wonderful TV soundtrack work from Skip Martin – who's really giving Henry Mancini a run for his money in the crime jazz department! Martin's score for the Mike Hammer show here is totally great – penned with a range of styles that run from swinging to sentimental – all handled by a top-shelf crew of west coast jazz players that includes Ted Nash on flute and alto, Richie Kamuca on tenor, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Bud Shank on alto, Don Fagerquist and Pete Candoli on trumpet, and Pete Jolly on piano. Titles include "Bad Guys", "Coffee House", "Like Mike", "Summer Mood", "Corn Pone Woman", and "Riff Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny MathisUp Up & Away/Love Is Blue/Those Were The Days/Sings The Music Of Bert Kaempfert ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 22.99
A quartet of albums from Johnny Mathis – served up here in a special 2CD set! Up Up & Away is Mathis' first set back at Columbia after a brief hiatus – a record that shows a newly mature style that's wonderfully suited for Johnny's amazing voice! Mathis tones are every bit as perfect as before – but he's also got a maturing approach to the lyrics that's really nice – maybe a bit more pause, or thoughtfulness, which only increases the sense of feeling in the tunes. Of course, the great charts by Glenn Osser also help too – lush, but never sleepy, and showing their own sort of maturation too. Titles include "Misty Roses", "Drifting", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "I Thought Of You Last Night", "Far Above Cayuga's Waters", and "Where Are The Words". Love Is Blue is a late 60s set that furthers the maturing Mathis modes of his return to Columbia Records – a set that's filled with great adult pop numbers from the time, recast by Johnny Mathis in his trademark vocal mode! There's a fair bit of Bacharach in the mix – which makes for a meeting of two pop vocal generations in one sweet album – and the rest of the tunes are pretty hip too, with work by Henry Mancini, Jimmy Webb, and others. Strings figure into most of the arrangements – but never in a sleepy way – and titles include "Walk On By", "Venus", "Love Is Blue", "Never My Love", "Moon River", "I Say A Little Prayer", "The Look Of Love", and "Don't Go Breakin My Heart". Those Were The Days is a title tune sung famously by Mathis as a single – but even better are the rest of the tracks on the set – a cool batch of 60s numbers that really show Johnny stretching out comfortably with some new material, but never in ways that mess with his amazing vocal approach at all! Backings often have a gentle dip underneath the strings – letting Mathis pick up some slight groovy rhythms at points, on titles that include "Light My Fire", "59th Street Bridge Song", "This Guy's In Love With You", "You Make Me Think About You", "The World I Used To Know", and "Turn Around Look At Me". Last up is Sings The Music Of Bert Kaempfert – a special record devoted to the songs of German maestro Bert, best known as an instrumental star on record, but also a key songwriter for many classics of the 60s. Johnny's vocals are a great fit for the gentle flow and slow-stepping rhythms of the Kaempfert tunes – and titles include "Strangers In The Night", "Danke Schon", "Wonderland By Night", "Spanish Eyes", "Lady", "LOVE", and "Remember When". CD

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Orquestra Los DanserosLos Danseros En Bolero ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. Used ... $9.99
A record we'd love to know more about – because the sound and presentation is so amazing! The set brings a bossa vibe to a mixture of American jazz and soundtrack tunes – often folding two tracks into one performance, and couching the melodies in some fuller strings and lighter, lively rhythms – with a quality that almost feels a bit like Henry Mancini taking on bossa nova material – or maybe like some of the fuller arrangements done by the young Deodato at the time! No surprise, there's some great Mancini numbers in the mix – along with other cool tunes too – served up with instrumentation that often has some rootsier percussion on the bottom, which blends in a great way with the larger charts – on titles that include "So In Love/Echo Of Love", "Sally's Tomato/Teach Me Tonight", "Mr Lucky/Speak Low", "Just For Tonight/Moon River", "Dansero/The Misfits", "Oba La La/La Puerta", and "Fly Me To The Moon/Our Day Will Come". CD
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Orquestra Los DanserosLos Danseros En Bolero ... CD
Equipe/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $13.99
A record we'd love to know more about – because the sound and presentation is so amazing! The set brings a bossa vibe to a mixture of American jazz and soundtrack tunes – often folding two tracks into one performance, and couching the melodies in some fuller strings and lighter, lively rhythms – with a quality that almost feels a bit like Henry Mancini taking on bossa nova material – or maybe like some of the fuller arrangements done by the young Deodato at the time! No surprise, there's some great Mancini numbers in the mix – along with other cool tunes too – served up with instrumentation that often has some rootsier percussion on the bottom, which blends in a great way with the larger charts – on titles that include "So In Love/Echo Of Love", "Sally's Tomato/Teach Me Tonight", "Mr Lucky/Speak Low", "Just For Tonight/Moon River", "Dansero/The Misfits", "Oba La La/La Puerta", and "Fly Me To The Moon/Our Day Will Come". CD
Also available Los Danseros En Bolero ... CD 9.99

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Ann SallyVoyage (2021 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 2001. New Copy ... $49.99
A great set by Korean jazz singer Ann Sally – recorded with a gentle mellow finish, and some sweet Brazilian touches! Ann sings in both Portuguese and English – running through a host of tracks that includes classics by Ivan Lins, Marcos Valle, Joni Mitchell, Henry Mancini, and Roberto Menescal – all done in a way that's both gentle and breezy at the same time, and which makes the record sound like the kind of 70s female jazz classic that Japanese groovehounds have been going nuts over for years now! Titles include "Velas", "He Loves You", "O Barquinho", "All I Want", "Midnight At The Oasis", "Smile", "The Face I Love", and "Both Sides Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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VariousLux & Ivy Dig Crime Jazz – Film Noir Grooves & Dangerous Liaisons ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Classic work from a time when the soundtrack scene turned heavily to jazz music – when both American and European directors moved away from using larger orchestrations, and focused instead on smaller combos and strong soloists who really gave the music a heck of a lot of feeling! The work here is mostly from a generation that's a bit beyond the years of film noir – mostly crime and thrillers that took strong advantage of jazz for more dramatic and action-based scenes – in ways that also gave a lot of showcase to some of the players and composers working in and around LA in the 50s. The tracks here are maybe a bit less obscure than some of the other Lux & Ivy collections – more from albums than singles, including a few that offer up covers of original recordings – 24 titles that include "After Sunset" by Frankie Ortega, "A Quiet Gass" and "Touch Of Evil" by Henry Mancini, "Harlem Nocturne" by Warren Barker, "MacDougal Street Special" by Elmer Bernstein, "Floozie" by Alex North, "Experiment In Terror" by Kai Winding, "Dragnet" by Ray Anthony, "Two Hour Honeymoon" by Paul Hampton, and "End Title" by Gerry Mulligan. CD

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VariousPhanther Mix ... LP
Special Disco Mixer, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Included among the 34 tracks are Kurtis Blow, Lipps Inc, Boney M, Henry Mancini, Maurice Starr, and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have light wear.)

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✨✧ Sallie BlairHello Tiger ... LP
MGM, 1959. Very Good+ ... Out Of Stock
Sultry vocals from Sallie Blair – one of the hipper singers of her generation, and an artist with a sound that's unlike anyone else we can think of! Blair's a bit bluesy, a bit soulful, but ultimately a jazz singer at heart – and her already-cool style gets some sweet extra help on this session from Neal Hefti, who brings a great sense of punch to his arrangements – almost a Basie bounce at points, but with some Henry Mancini touches too – especially in the album's great use of electric guitar and Latin percussion. Most numbers have a slinky, sexy sort of groove – and titles include "That Old Black Magic", "Witchcraft", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Doncha Go Way Mad", "Everything I Have Is Yours", "Early Winter", and "I'm Through With Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label pressing. Cover has light wear, and a bit of tape in one corner – but this is a nice copy overall.)

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✨✧ Jack McDuffHoneydripper ... CD
Prestige/OJC, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the records that put a young Brother Jack McDuff on the map – and a perfect example of the rougher R&B roots that first emerged in his early work on the Hammond! The session's got a much more down-n-dirty feel than some of McDuff's tighter 60s quartet work – and offers a nice bridge between 50s use of the organ in R&B, and the growing soul jazz take on the instrument that McDuff was helping to forge at the time. The group's a real cooker too – with some great work on guitar by a young Grant Green, smoking tenor from Jimmy Forrest, and lyrically dancing drums from the great Ben Dixon. Titles include the great original "Whap!", plus versions of "I Want A Little Girl" and "The Honeydripper" – and an excellent reading of Henry Mancini's "Mr Lucky", virtually worth the price of the record alone! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousStray Cat's Classics ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Compilation of original versions of songs re-recorded by the Stray Cats. Music from Henry Mancini, Warren Smith, Gene Vincent, Rick Nelson, Art Adams, Charlie Feathers, Chuck Berry, George Jones, Eddie Cochran, Carl Perkins, the Crickets, and more. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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