Anita Kerr Quartet – We Dig Mancini (1965/2015) [AcousticSounds FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Anita Kerr Quartet – We Dig Mancini (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:49 minutes | 730 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Front Cover | © Legacy

We Dig Mancini! has a measure of notoriety unrelated to its musical merits because it won the Grammy for Best Performance by a Vocal Group over the Beatles’ Help! in 1965, making it a target of derision for those who see it as a symbol of the industry’s eagerness to embrace a square vocal group over an adventurous rock & roll act. The Anita Kerr Singers were not very square, though — they were ubiquitous session singers on countless hit records, and We Dig Mancini! was an adventurous effort to adapt some of Henry Mancini’s instrumental music to a vocal group format. The group includes several of Mancini’s compositions, such as “The Sweetheart Tree” and “Dear Heart,” that are straightforward songs performed in a conventional pop vocal quartet style with jazz shadings, similar to the Four Freshmen but sweeter. The group’s renditions of Mancini’s instrumental hits, such as “The Pink Panther Theme” and “Baby Elephant Walk,” are more unusual and carry the melodies with wordless vocals similar to the Swingle Singers or Ray Conniff. Kerr is one of the most important female artists of her era, and the vocal arrangements on We Dig Mancini! are performed with such precision that it only underscores her skill and professionalism.

Tracklist:
01 – Baby Elephant Walk (From the Paramount Release “Hatari!”)
02 – Charade (Title Song from “Charade” a Univeral Pictures Production)
03 – Mr. Lucky (From the Television Production “Mr. Lucky”)
04 – Bye-Bye (Theme from “Peter Gunn”)
05 – Days of Wine and Roses (From the Warner Bros. Film “Days of Wine and Roses”)
06 – Dreamsville (From the Television Production “Peter Gunn”)
07 – How Soon (Theme from the Richard Boone TV Show)
08 – The Pink Panther Theme (From the United Artists “The Pink Panther”)
09 – Dear Heart (From the Warner Bros Film “Dear Heart”)
10 – Too Little Time (Love Theme from “The Glenn Miller Story”)
11 – Moon River (From the Paramount Picture “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”)
12 – The Sweetheart Tree (From the Warner Bros. Film “The Great Race”)

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