Anita Kerr Quartet – We Dig Mancini (1965/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

(Last Updated On: June 23, 2022)

Anita Kerr Quartet – We Dig Mancini (1965/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:48 minutes | 730 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Legacy Recordings

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:
1. Anita Kerr Quartet – Baby Elephant Walk (From the Paramount Release Hatari!) (02:41)
2. Anita Kerr Quartet – Charade (Title Song from Charade a Univeral Pictures Production) (03:21)
3. Anita Kerr Quartet – Mr. Lucky (From the Television Production Mr. Lucky) (02:58)
4. Anita Kerr Quartet – Bye-Bye (Theme from Peter Gunn) (02:49)
5. Anita Kerr Quartet – Days of Wine and Roses (From the Warner Bros. Film Days of Wine and Roses) (02:40)
6. Anita Kerr Quartet – Dreamsville (From the Television Production Peter Gunn) (02:39)
7. Anita Kerr Quartet – How Soon (Theme from the Richard Boone TV Show) (02:23)
8. Anita Kerr Quartet – The Pink Panther Theme (From the Mirisch-G & E Production The Pink Panther, a United Artists Release) (02:52)
9. Anita Kerr Quartet – Dear Heart (From the Warner Bros Film Dear Heart) (03:14)
10. Anita Kerr Quartet – Too Little Time (Love Theme from The Glenn Miller Story) (02:46)
11. Anita Kerr Quartet – Moon River (From the Paramount Picture Breakfast At Tiffany’s – A Jurow-Shepherd Production) (02:55)
12. Anita Kerr Quartet – The Sweetheart Tree (02:25)

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