The Music from Peter Gunn  

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The Music from Peter Gunn is a 1959 album by Henry Mancini (RCA LPM/LSP-1956). It was the first album ever to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1959. It was followed by More Music from "Peter Gunn" (RCA LPM/LSP-2040). The main theme; "The Peter Gunn Theme" is notable for its combination of jazz orchestration with a straightforward, rock 'n roll backbeat. The Music from Peter Gunn was selected by the Library of Congress as a 2010 addition to the National Recording Registry, which selects recordings annually that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Track listing

  1. "Peter Gunn" – 2:07
  2. "Sorta Blue" – 2:58
  3. "The Brothers Go to Mother's" – 2:57
  4. "Dreamsville" – 3:56
  5. "Session at Pete's Pad" – 4:00
  6. "Soft Sounds" – 3:35
  7. "Fallout!" – 3:16
  8. "The Floater" – 3:18
  9. "Slow and Easy" – 3:07
  10. "A Profound Gass" – 3:20
  11. "Brief and Breezy" – 3:33
  12. "Not from Dixie" – 4:10

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