[Dixielandjazz] Fw: Music from Peter Gunn

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Fri Mar 25 15:59:07 PST 2005

Danny Davis, (90 years young), owns the set of vibraphones that were used in
the Peter Gun sound track.  We, Fulton
Street JB (Gary Reynolds trombone & vives), used them last year at the Sweet
& Hot Music Festival in LA.  They have a really unique and distinctive

--Bob Ringwald K6YBV
Placerville, CA USA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig I. Johnson" <civanj at adelphia.net>
To: "Dixieland Jazz Mailing List" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 11:42 AM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Fw: Music from Peter Gunn

Just thought some of you might be interested in these two sites or if you
already know of them, the new items from the Peter Gunn series.
I've gotten quite a number of songs off these sites and onto my computer
and iPod. (As usual, get them before the industry makes him take them off.)

At least Tuxedo Junction was on my lists of search sites on the search page
at http://www;Mainely-jazz.com
--- I just added the swingera site as well.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Tuxedo Junction Verizon
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2005 12:34 PM
Subject: Music from Peter Gunn

To our Tuxedo Junction friends:

You'll now find music from Peter Gunn on both Tuxedo Junction and The Swing

This was one of my favorite TV series when I was in college. It aired from
1958 to 1961. Peter Gunn was produced by Blake Edwards, starred Craig
Stevens as Peter Gunn, and contained what we call today "wall-to-wall" music
composed and conducted by Henry Mancini.

What kind of music? Jazz. You know, the kind of music you rarely hear on TV
today, except sometimes when Public Television stations are having pledge
week, and you rarely heard it on TV back in the 1950s.

Peter Gunn was a film-noir detective series shot in black-and-white at a
time when color television sets were flying off the shelves. It was 30
minutes long. Each show had two segments. But Peter Gunn packed a wallop.

Henry Mancini assembled L.A.'s top jazz musicians to do the music for the
show. They recorded two albums, both of which earned Grammy Awards for
Mancini. And, the shows introduced many people to jazz.

Mancini didn't offer hard-driving jazz. That wasn't his style. But what he
offered was beautifully composed and arranged. Now, almost 50 years later,
this music sounds as fresh and exciting to me as it did when I was in

You'll find the Peter Gunn links on our Tuxedo Junction Welcome Page at:


And on The Swing Era, you'll find them on this page:


Let me know how you like the music from Peter Gunn!


George Spink
Tuxedo Junction and The Swing Era

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