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October 17, 2011

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mel house

Shelly Manne and His Men have a great CD based on the Checkmate series and of course the more well-known Peter Gunn and the follow-up Son of Gunn series. All are terrific.

James Cimarusti

Thank you for the credit Marc :) I can also recommend the the Shelly Manne albums mentioned by Mel. (Shelly Manne also covered the "Gunn" movie sountrack on "Jazz Gunn" completing his cover recordings of Mancini "Peter Gunn" music as well as also playing on the official Mancini soundtrack recording. Though done in the late '60's, it reprises some original TV show themes and is great, late, crime jazz) The original "Checkmate" sountrack by John Williams is (hopefully) still availble on a limited editon CD from Film Score Monthly (paired with his "Rhythm In Motion" album)and is chock full of west coast talents-the band is almost exactly the same line-up as Henry Manicini's. While the first 3 albums in the list are on CD, unfortunately the same can't be said for the last two. As you state, these are all great albums and I regret I don't own the "Richard Diamond" or the "Interns".

I must be going..I have a date at Mothers ;)

Keep up the great work!

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