MR. MIKE'S MANCINI MISCELLANY


Check out my Peter Gunn episode guide. It lists all the instances of Mancini's music from the Peter Gunn soundtrack albums which were featured in the three seasons of the show, as well as "turgid anal-ysis" of the episodes in the spirit of my Hawaii Five-O Page.


SIGNED ALBUMS

I met Mancini backstage after two concerts he gave in different years conducting the Vancouver Symphony, bringing along several of his albums for him to sign. The ones signed in ballpoint pen are from the first meeting, the ones in brown Sharpie pen the second.

Arabesque
The Best of Mancini
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Japanese LP)
Charade
The Concert Sound of Henry Mancini (my favorite Mancini album -- he said he did NOT like the cover picture)
Darling Lili
Experiment in Terror
A Mancini Concert
More Music from Peter Gunn
Peter Gunn
Peter Gunn Mosaic Cover
The Pink Panther
Rock Pretty Baby
Summer Love
Touch of Evil (Challenge LP)
Two for the Road
The Wild Side of Henry Mancini (Touch of Evil, Vol. 2)

SOME COVERS OF INTEREST:

The Wild Side of Henry Mancini

This is the follow-up to Touch of Evil on the Challenge label. From what I can gather, this is a very rare item, only 1,000 copies were allegedly made. (I know of three, and they are all radio station promo copies, including my own.) Here is the back cover.

Peter Gunn "mosaic" cover

This version of Peter Gunn (RCA LPM-1956) uses a stock cover (the back cover is identical to the original issue). When signing his way through my pile of his albums, Mancini told me that RCA substituted this cover temporarily when Peter Gunn proved to be a runaway success and they ran out of the regular covers.

Peter Gunn Crown LP

Crown LP devoted to Peter Gunn music, arranged by sax/flute player Ted Nash, who appeared on the original RCA Peter Gunn sessions. This cover LP and some others from the era have been reissued on CD. Click here to see the contents, booklet front cover, booklet back cover and CD back cover.

Portraits in Stereo

A 5-LP set issued by RCA, containing five of Mancini's recordings, each in a separate jacket: The Music from "Peter Gunn," The Mancini Touch, Mr. Lucky Goes Latin, Breakfast at Tiffany's and Charade. Screen captures of all these can be seen on B.J. Major's fantastic Mancini site!

Laurindo Almeida - Contemporary Creations for Spanish Guitar

Album of compositions commissioned by Almeida, who played on some of Mancini's albums. It contains a selection by Mancini, plus several others by Hollywood composers. Here is the back cover.


A Shot in the Dark (45 RPM)

A Mancini Showcase -- Front - Back

Selmer Varitone Sampler -- Front - Back


VIEWS OF THE TOUCH OF EVIL CD (released by Fresh Sounds Spain):

Front cover
Back cover
Booklet back cover
CD art


May 1968 photo of Mancini, showing him with Bernard T. Ness, the Managing Director of RCA in Great Britain, and Terry Oates.

Unidentified photo of Mancini with some orchestra.


PIANO FOLIOS OF MANCINI MUSIC:

Breakfast at Tiffany's (selections)
Charade (complete score)
Days of Wine and Roses (arrangement not by H.M.)
Experiment in Terror (main theme)
The Great Race (selections)
Mr. Lucky (selections)
Peter Gunn (selections)
Peter Gunn, Volume 2 (selections)
Peter Gunn, arranged for Hammond Organ (selections)
The Pink Panther (selections)
Songs and Themes by Mancini (Front Cover) (Contents Page)


SOME OTHER MANCINI SITES:

Mancini's own site

B.J. Major's Mancini discography is totally awesome!

A biography at Space Age Pop Music

Sean Baker's two "jingle tributes" to Mancini.


A blatant plug for my own music, much of which was inspired by "The Man."