The Versatile Henry Mancini - Henry Mancini

The Versatile Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini’s first album, a languid and vastly superior piece of exotica initially released in 1957 as Driftwood and Dreams re-issued here for the first time on compact disc in both stereo and the original beautiful mono version. For these historic sessions, Mancini recruited the renowned Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida, to bring a distinctly tropical feel that would have been beyond the reach of even the most seasoned American player and to add a crucial touch of the other-worldly, the soprano Loulie "Lulu" Jean Norman, whose wordless vocals would later achieve global recognition on the theme from Star Trek. Donald Fagen called Henry Mancini the "High Priest of Hollywood Cool", and this masterful album is full of stylish Mancini motifs that anticipate such future triumphs as Moon River, Baby Elephant Walk, The Days of Wine and Roses, The Pink Panther and The Party. High quality bonus material includes The Four Freshmen’s exquisite recording Mancini’s What’s It Gonna Be, written for the film Rock, Pretty Baby, the rare Mancini single of instrumental material from the same movie, Hot Rod and Big Band Rock and Roll, and another Hank composition Cha Cha Cha for Gia from Four Girls in Town.
Our Price: £9.95
Code: ACMEM155CD
Weight: 200
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Poinciana (Mono) / Bali Hai (Mono) / Flamingo (Mono) / The Whispering Sea (Mono) / Return To Paradise (Mono) / The Naked Sea (Mono) / The Breeze And I (Mono) / Driftwood And Dreams (Mono) / Moon Of Manakoora (Mono) / Sleepy Lagoon (Mono) / Ebb Tide (Mono) / Off Shore (Mono) / Poinciana (Stereo) / Bali Hai (Stereo) / Flamingo (Stereo) / The Whispering Sea (Stereo) / Return To Paradise (Stereo) / The Naked Sea (Stereo) / The Breeze And I (Stereo) / Driftwood And Dreams (Stereo) Moon Of Manakoora (Stereo) / Sleepy Lagoon (Stereo) / Ebb Tide (Stereo) / Off Shore (Stereo) / What’s It Gonna Be (Performed By The Four Freshmen) / Hot Rod (From The Film Rock, Pretty Baby) / Big Band Rock And Roll (From The Film Rock Pretty Baby) / Cha Cha Cha For Gia (From The Film Four Girls In Town
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