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Henry Mancini – Mister Lucky – 1959 (Audio)

September 16th, 2011 Comments off

Mister Lucky was a extremely short-lived TV show directed by Blake Edwards which aired in the fall of 1959 and was cancelled in June 1960. It was unremarkable. However the theme song that Henry Mancini wrote for the show stands out as one of the best television theme songs ever written. It was Mancini’s first hit song (Top 40) – a true classic.

 

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Andy Williams–Charade – 1965 (Video)

September 16th, 2011 Comments off

Andy Williams sings the theme to the movie Charade (1963) that starred Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The theme, composed by Henry Mancini, was instrumental only and lyrics were added after the movie was released.

 

Here is the original theme without lyrics (I get chills each time I hear this!):

 

I watched the movie the other night on NetFlix and it was probably the 10th time I’ve seen it – So, I will give it 10 thumbs up.

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Andy Williams – Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars–1965 (Video)

September 16th, 2011 Comments off

Another cool song by another cool guy… Andy Williams sings Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars on his teevee show in 1965.

 

Here is the original version of this song "Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)" performed by Astrud Gilberto (English vocals), her husband João Gilberto (Portuguese vocals and guitar), and the guy she ran off with, Stan Getz, on the sax. Awkward! (audio only)

Bobby Darin – More – 1964 (Audio Only)

September 16th, 2011 Comments off

This song was originally an instrumental theme to the Italian move Mondo Cane (1963). The song was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song. English lyrics were written for the music and everyone (Frank, Nat, Judy, Andy and Bobby) recorded it 1964. My favorite was Bobby Darin because he jazzed it up a bit.

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