:: Henry Mancini :: Peter Gunn Theme :: from “The Music From Peter Gunn” ::
The Music from Peter Gunn is a 1959 album by Henry Mancini. It was the first album ever to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1959. The main theme is notable for its combination of jazz orchestration with a straightforward, rock ‘n roll backbeat.
Awesome that my dad’s favorite anyone, musically speaking, won the Grammy AOTY the year he was born. Too bad my dad’s not a badass private investigator.
This is a pretty smoking track off a terribly hot album by a band I have never heard of before in my life. It’s a group of nine college students in Mexico in 1965 - the band consists of two guitars, bass, drums, an organ, two saxophones and two trumpets performing what the liner notes call the “Mariachi-Modern rock sound.” It’s a Canadian release and it impresses me greatly. These guys were better than The Ventures, that’s not even a question to me.
It’s been almost a week since the last post (caused by moving a distance of 2 continents). We come back with Henry Mancini, the genius behind the Pink Panther Theme, with another theme, The Peter Gunn Theme. A music that says mystery, suspense and crime in its composition.