Correct me if my memory fails me here: I recall reading many years ago in one of the 5th Dimension comps that they performed this notable selection at the Nixon White House -- and Nixon appeared please with the performance.As is typical for me on Independence Day, I'm spinning "The Declaration" by The 5th Dimension.
These three recordings along with recent Qobuz downloads complete my House Of Mancini CD cache:
Oklahoma Crude was not a very successful movie if I remember right. The song "Send A Little Love My Way" was a single for Anny Murray but it stalled at number 72 on the charts. It did get nominated for the Oscar but did not win.View attachment 7731
I'm due for a new eyeglass prescription. I thought the first song title in the list was "Almond Pancakes." 🤣
I had a few of these records growing up. I didn't have Mancini Country, but did have one called Hangin' Out that I believe also had a C&W flavor to it. I did find most of his RCA albums, but every so often I discover some obscurity I never heard of before. Many years ago in a restaurant, I saw an old movie poster for a film named Oklahoma Crude, and in the fine print is Mancini's name as the composer. And sure enough, there was a soundtrack album on RCA for it. I think I grabbed it, but to be polite, I'll say it was "nice enough" but honestly not all that memorable. I don't think there was much music to go with to make a soundtrack album. Similar to how Shot In The Dark only had a single (the main title theme, and "Shadows of Paris") and not a full soundtrack album.
Good deal. Just ordered it from Discogs. They had another single, "Omelette in my Toolbox" b/w "The Night the Chevy Caprice Drowned," but it didn't go anywhere on the charts so it's kind of rare.It was a regional hit in Broken Pelvis, Wyoming, back in '68 for Jake Raverton and the Back Stabbers. The b-side was "How 'Bout Some Warm Syrup, Babe?"😬