Saturday, October 05, 2013

Record #0506: The Pink Panther Theme / Dear Heart – HENRY MANCINI AND HIS ORCHESTRA

RCA Victor 447-0739 (re-issue) USA, around 1965-68
Words & Music bySide A – Henry Mancini; Side B – Mancini, Jay Livingston, Ray Evans
Musicians: Plas Johnson (tenor sax on side A), Abraham Laboriel (bass) and others in an orchestra conducted by Henry Mancini. An unknown chorus on side B
Recording sessions: Produced by Joe Reisman at RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA, Side A - Sep. 16, 1963; Side B - Jun. 8, 1964
Highest chart positions:  (for the original release in 1964) US #31, US AC #10

There are two things on "The Pink Panther Theme" that make it one of my favorite movie themes. Those two are Plas Johnson's great sax and Abraham Laboriel's fabulous walking bass line.

List price:  Not listed in Goldmine's catalog

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