1977 Henry Mancini And His Orchestra – Mancini´s Angels

Mancini´s Angels is an album by Henry Mancini, released in 1977.

Enrico Nicola “Henry” Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

His best known works include the theme to The Pink Panther film series (“The Pink Panther Theme”), “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and the theme to the Peter Gunn television series. The Peter Gunn theme won the first Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Mancini also had a long collaboration on film scores with the film director Blake Edwards.

Mancini is also noted for scoring a #1 hit single during the rock era on the Billboard charts. The Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet spent two weeks at the top, beginning on June 29, 1969.

Tracks

1  Theme From Charlie’s Angels (Jack Elliott, Allyn Ferguson) 2:59
2  Evergreen (Barbra Streisand, Paul Williams) 3:44
3  Car Wash (Norman Whitfield) 3:17
4  The Inspector Clouseau Theme (Henry Mancini) 2:49
5  Silver Streak (Henry Mancini) 2:52
6  What’s Happening!! Theme (Henry Mancini) 2:00
7 The Money Changers (Henry Mancini) 2:43
8  Gonna Fly Now (with chorus) (Carol Connors, Bill Conti, Ayn Robbins) 2:52
9  Music From Roots (Fried, Booker T Jones) 6:00

Media

Musicians

Bass Abraham Laboriel Sr
Drums Harvey Mason
Guitar Lee Ritenour
Guitar Dennis Budimir
Keyboards Artie Kane
Keyboards Ralph Grierson
Percussion Larry Bunker
Percussion Tommy Vig

Other Musicians

1 Theme From Charlie’s Angels

BassReinie Press
DrumsRalph Humphrey
PianoRandy Waldman


2 Evergreen

PianoHenry Mancini


3 Car Wash

OrganRalph Grierson


4 The Inspector Clouseau Theme

OrganRalph Grierson
PianoRalph Grierson


6 What’s Happening!! Theme

OrganRalph Grierson
HarmonicaTommy Morgan


7 The Money Changers

TrumpetGraham Young


9 Music From Roots

FluteArthur Smith
HornGene Cipriano
OboeGene Cipriano

Liner Notes

Producer – Joe Reisman
A&R (Coordination) – Lynne Morse
Arranged By – Henry Mancini
Engineer (Recording) – Mickey Crofford
Programmed By (Arp Synthesizer) – Chris Mancini

Art Direction – Acy Lehman
Concertmaster – Erno Neufeld
Design (Album) – Gribbitt!, Tim Bryant
Photography By (Cover Photo) – Ron Slenzak
Photography By (Liner Photo) – Morgan Renard

Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Records
Copyright (c) – RCA Records
Recorded At – A&M Studios
Pressed By – RCA Records Pressing Plant, Indianapolis