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Henry Mancini

Peter Gunn (2:07)

This classic soundtrack set the stage for the detective drama "Peter Gunn" and almost instantly made Henry Mancini a household name. The album showcases the West Coast "cool" jazz sounds the drama's title character heard in the jazz roadhouse that was his hangout. It also features a young John Williams ("Star Wars", the Indiana Jones movies) on piano.

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Every night your line is busy
All that buzzin' makes me dizzy
Couldn't count on all my fingers
All the dates you had with swingers

Henry Mancini - Peter Gunn Lyrics


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  • Henry Mancini aka "Hank" was a fabulous writer and composer! His "Pink Panther" theme is known by EVERYBODY! even my kids who are not into jazz at all know the Pink Panther theme! And for them that's "old stuff" :-)
  • Good one, thanks Dora
  • I think I prefer Duanne Eddy's version of this great piece.
  • Feeling wild and sexy with this one!
  • what a great atmospheric classic sound !!!!!..................
  • Heheh. Does this define an era or what?
  • Mancini ~ brilliant :-)
  • one of the best all time
  • Again, not the original track--for God's sake, use the Henry Mancini original or attribute it. He used some of the best sidemen in the world and his arrangements of his compositions are superb. His tunes are so covered--great--but he was the full package.
  • Mancini described this as a rock and roll tune. It has been covered by many rock bands (i.e. Duane Eddy and Emerson, Lake and Palmer). I love it!

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