Henry Mancini - The Pink Panther [1963]

Everyone's heard the title track from this soundtrack. You're humming it to yourself right now, don't even fucking deny it.

Even though the first track has historically overshadowed the rest, the whole thing is essential. If you don't know Henry Mancini well, this is a great introduction. His sound incorporated big band swing, Les Baxter-style exotica / lounge, and jazz. Full of interesting (unique, but never gimmicky!) tone colors and sounds, Mancini was a perfect choice of composers to score the quirky, wonderful movie that is The Pink Panther.

This is primo lounging music.



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  1. best music blog in the fucking world!


  2. Steve Martin made his whole career null and void by trying to be Clouseau.

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