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Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924June 14, 1994) was an Academy Award winning American composer, conductor and arranger. He is remembered particularly for being a composer of film and television scores. Mancini also won a record number of Grammy awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. His best-known works are the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series (The Pink Panther Theme) and Moon River.

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Discography

Hit singles

Year Single Peak chart positions
US US
AC
US Country UK
1960 "Mr. Lucky" 21
1961 "Theme from the Great Imposter" 90
"Moon River" 11 1 44
1962 "Theme from Hatari" 95
1963 "Days of Wine and Roses" 33 10
"Banzai Pipeline" 93
"Charade" 36 15
1964 "The Pink Panther Theme" 31 10
"A Shot in the Dark" 97
"Dear Heart" 77 14
"How Soon" 10
1965 "The Sweetheart Tree" 117 23
"Moment to Moment" 27
1966 "Hawaii (Main Theme)" 6
1967 "Two For the Road" 17
"Wait Until Dark" 4
1968 "Norma La De Guadalajara" 21
"A Man, a Horse and a Gun" 36
1969 "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet" 1 1
"Moonlight Sonata" 87 15
"There Isn't Enough to Go Around" 39
1970 "Theme from Z (Life Goes On)" 115 17
"Darling Lili" 26
1971 "Love Story" 13 2
"Theme from Cade's County" 14 42
1972 "Theme from the Mancini Generation" 38
"All His Children" (with Charley Pride) 92 2
1973 "Oklahoma Crude" 38
1974 "Hangin' Out"(with the Mouldy Seven) 21
1975 "Once Is Not Enough" 45
1976 "African Symphony" 40
"Slow Hot Wind" 38
1977 "Theme from Charlie's Angels"" 45 22
1980 "Ravel's Bolero" 101
1984 "The Thornbirds Theme" 23
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Albums

  • The Versatile Henry Mancini, Liberty LRP 3121
  • The Mancini Touch, RCA Victor LSP 2101
  • The Blues & the Beat, RCA Victor LSP-2147
  • Mr. Lucky Goes Latin, RCA Victor LSP-2360
  • Our Man in Hollywood, RCA Victor LSP-2604
  • Uniquely Mancini, RCA Victor LSP-2692
  • The Best of Mancini, RCA Victor LSP-2693
  • Mancini Plays Mancini, RCA Camden CAS-2158
  • Everybody's Favorite, RCA Camden CXS-9034
  • Concert Sound of Henry Mancini, RCA Victor LSP-2897
  • Dear Heart and Other Songs, RCA Victor LSP-2990
  • Theme Scene, RCA Victor LSP-3052
  • Debut Conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra, RCA Victor LSP-3106
  • The Best of Vol. 3, RCA Victor LSP-3347
  • The Latin Sound of Henry Mancini, RCA Victor LSP-3356
  • A Merry Mancini Christmas, RCA Victor LSP-3612
  • Pure Gold, RCA Victor LSP-3667
  • Mancini Country, RCA Victor LSP-3668
  • Mancini '67, RCA Victor LSP-3694
  • Music of Hawaii, RCA Victor LSP-3713
  • Brass on Ivory, RCA Victor LSP-3756
  • A Warm Shade of Ivory, RCA Victor LSP-3757
  • Big Latin Band, RCA Victor LSP-4049
  • Six Hours Past Sunset, RCA Victor LSP-4239
  • Theme music from Z & Other Film Music, RCA Victor LSP-4350
  • Big Screen-Little Screen, RCA Victor LSP-4630
  • This Is Henry Mancini, RCA Victor VPS6029
  • Music from the TV Series "The Mancini Generation", RCA Victor LSP-4689
  • The Academy Award Songs, RCA Victor LSP-6013
  • Brass, Ivory & Strings (with Doc Severinsen), RCA APL1-0098
  • The Theme Scene, RCA AQLI-3052
  • Country Gentleman, RCA APD1-0270 (Quadraphonic)
  • Hangin' Out, RCA CPL1-0672
  • Symphonic Soul, RCA APD1-1025 (Quadraphonic)
  • Mancini's Angels, RCA CPL1-2290
  • (with Johnny Mathis), The Hollywood Musicals, Columbia FC 40372
  • The Pink Panther Meets Speedy Gonzales, Koch Schwann CD
  • The Legendary Henry Mancini, BMG Australia 3 CD set

Soundtracks

Many of Mancini's "soundtracks" are actually "Music from ...", which allowed him to arrange the music to be more accessible and to release records without the expense of paying studio orchestra fees.<citation needed>

Filmography

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