Peter Gunn (Soundtrack, Bonus Tracks)
Released: Jan 1959
Label: Buddha Records
A perfect marriage between atmospheric private eye motifs and swinging West Coast jazz. Both the title track and the album sold millions, won Grammies and made Mancini's career (he had just been laid-off from Universal when Blake Edwards offered him the job!). Copied numerous times--even by Mancini--but never equaled; the CD adds four essential tracks.