Henry Mancini: Columbia Records

(including albums where HM participated in some way)

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[Mono Canada LP]

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[Mono Canada LP labels]

[Stereo LP]

The Joe Wilder Quartet, "Jazz From 'Peter Gunn'", Columbia Records [Canada] (mono) #CL 1319 (1959).[LP]
The Joe Wilder Quartet, "Jazz From 'Peter Gunn'", Columbia Records (stereo) #CS 8121 (1959).[LP]


Not From Dixie
A Quiet Gass
Brief and Breezy
The Floater

A Profound Gass
Slow and Easy
Brothers Go To Mother's
Blues For Mother's

Musician personnel:  Joe Wilder, trumpet; Hank Jones, piano; Milt Hinton, bass; John Cresci, Jr., drums.

LINER NOTES from the Mono [Canada] LP, uncredited

[Brazilian mono version]


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Lola Albright, "Dreamsville", Columbia #CL-1327 (mono) (1959).[LP]
Lola Albright, "Dreamsville", Columbia #CS-8133 (stereo) (1959).[LP]

This album contains vocal versions of several Peter Gunn tracks. The orchestra is under Henry Mancini's direction.


Side 1
Side 2
Two Sleepy People
Soft Sounds
Slow and Easy
We Kiss in a Shadow
It's Always You
Brief and Breezy
Straight to Baby (Vocal version of

Session at Pete's Pad)

You're Driving Me Crazy!
Just You, Just Me
They Didn't Believe Me
Sorta Blue

Personnel: the title track was recorded on 2/24/59 -- right in the middle of the "More Music From Peter Gunn" sessions -- so the personnel is probably very similar to that album's.

Charlie Byrd, "Byrdland", Columbia #CL 2592 (1966). [LP]

Includes Mancini's Arabesque, & Theme from Mr. Lucky.

Musician personnel:

Charlie Byrd (guitar)

Joe Byrd (bass)

Bill Reichenbach (drums)

Hal Posey (trumpet and flugelhorn)

Produced by Teo Macero.


Eydie Gorme, “Blame It On The Bossa Nova”, Columbia Records #CS 8812 (1963).[LP]

Mancini's "Moon River" composition is included in this album.


One Note Samba (arr. Perito) (Jobim)
Melody D’Amour (arr. Perito)
The Gift! (arr. Perito)
The Sweetest Sounds (arr. Perito)
Blame It On The Bossa Nova
Desafinado (arr. Perito) (Jobim)
The Message (arr. Perito)
Almost Like Being In Love
Moon River (Mancini)
The Coffee Song
I Remember You


Tony Bennett, "The Movie Song Album", Columbia LP #CS 9272 (1967).[LP]

Considered by Bennett himself as one of the best albums he ever recorded, it includes a magnificent version of Days Of Wine And Roses (Mancini/Mercer). This track arranged by Larry Wilcox.

Personnel: Jimmie Rowles (piano), Don Payne (bass), Dom Um Romao (drums), Luiz Bonfa (guitar), Al Cohn (alto sax), Zoot Sims (tenor sax).

Produced by Ernie Altschuler.


Henry Mancini, "Me, Natalie", Columbia #OS 3350 (1969).[LP]

Sequence for Uncle Harold
A Groovy Mood
Off-ramp to Nowhere
Theme for Losers
W.A. Mozart, I Love You
In and Out of Love Montage
Bench Warmer
Dear David

Charlie Byrd, "Hit Trip", Columbia #CS 9627 (1968). [LP]

Includes Mancini's Wait Until Dark.

Musician personnel:

Charlie Byrd (guitar)

Joe Byrd (bass)

Bill Reichenbach (drums)

Mario Darpino (flute)

Hal Posey (trumpet and flugelhorn)

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Teo Macero and Tom Newsom.

Produced by Teo Macero.

Charlie Byrd, "Let Go", Columbia #CS 9869 (1969). [LP]

Includes Mancini's Lonely Princess.

Musician personnel:

Charlie Byrd (guitar)

Joe Byrd (bass)

Bill Reichenbach (drums)

Mario Darpino (flute)

Produced by Teo Macero.

[U.S. CD]

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[Japan LP]

Johnny Mathis and Henry Mancini, "The Hollywood Musicals", Columbia #CK 40372 (1986).[CD]
Henry Mancini/Johnny Mathis, "The Hollywood Musicals", CBS/Sony [Japan] #28AP-3274 (year unknown).[LP]

This album is comprised of Mancini and non-Mancini tracks.  Henry Mancini plays piano on this album.


You Stepped Out of a Dream
Taking a Chance on Love
When You Wish Upon a Star
True Love
Whistling Away the Dark
Time After Time
It Might As Well Be Spring
I Had the Craziest Dream
Long Ago (And Far Away)
Crazy World
Johnny Burke/Jimmy Van Heusen Medley: Moonlight Becomes You, It Could Happen to You, But Beautiful

Personnel listed: Concertmaster: Erno Neufeld

Piano Soloist on "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Taking A Chance on Love" -- Henry Mancini.


Johnny Mathis, "Christmas Eve With Johnny Mathis, Columbia" #CK 40447 (1986).[CD]

Mancini composition included is: "Every Christmas Eve/Giving (Santa's Theme)" arranged & conducted by Henry Mancini & performed by the Henry Mancini Orchestra & Chorus (this track was composed by Henry Mancini/Leslie Bricusse for the film "Santa Claus - The Movie").


Johnny Mathis, "Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection", Columbia #C4K-48932 (1994). [CD Compilation boxed set]
Johnny Mathis, "Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection", Columbia #C4T-48932 (19__).[CS]
Johnny Mathis, "Music of Johnny Mathis: A Personal Collection", Columbia/Legacy #48932 (1995). [CD]

Mancini compositions included are: "I Had The Craziest Dream" and the Brazilian song "Baia" (aka Na Baixa do Sapateiro). Both of these were recorded at the time of "The Hollywood Musicals" but "Baia" was not included in that album .


Various Artists, "The Music of Henry Mancini", Columbia #CK 66595 (1994).[CD compilation]

Moon River--Andy Williams
The Sweetheart Tree--Johnny Mathis
Dreamsville--Lola Albright
Theme from "Peter Gunn"--Bobby Hackett
It Had Better Be Tonight--Buddy Greco
Dear Heart--Andy Williams
Baby Elephant Walk--Don Costa & His Orchestra
Two For the Road--Charlie Byrd
Days of Wine and Roses--Patti Page
Whistling Away the Dark--Johnny Mathis
Charade--Andy Williams
NBC Mystery Movie Theme--Ray Conniff and His Orchestra
Theme from Mr. Lucky--Bobby Hackett
Natasha's Theme--Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
Darling Lili--Johnny Mathis
In the Arms of Love--Andy Williams

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