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11/19/2010 – The “Peter Gunn” Cat Fight!

Posted: November 19th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Jazz, Pop, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , | 21 Comments »

Friday Night Cat Fight Podcast

“Peter Gunn”

This week, the Friday Night Cat Fight focuses on one of the most popular and recognizable television theme songs in history.  “Peter Gunn,” the TV show premiered on NBC in 1958 and lasted until 1961 (switching to CBS).  Henry Mancini composed the theme, but it was Ray Anthony’s 1959 version of the tune that put it on the charts (hit #8 US).  Duane Eddy and The Blues Brothers did smokin’ versions of the tune and The Art Of Noise even won a Grammy for their version in 1986.

Listen to the podcast and dig on all the different versions of “Peter Gunn” and then vote for the one you truly DIG THE MOST!

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21 Comments on “11/19/2010 – The “Peter Gunn” Cat Fight!”

  1. 1 Prowlin' With Matt The Cat » Blog Archive » “Peter Gunn” Cat Fight Podcast! said at 1:11 pm on November 19th, 2010:

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  2. 2 Susann said at 3:36 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    Smokin’ catfight! Thanks Matt!

  3. 3 David said at 5:22 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    They’re all good, ’cause it’s just about a bulletproof song, but for my money, Duane Eddy did the dirtiest and hottest version of it here.

  4. 4 Virginia said at 6:39 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    Oh Matt you know how much I love Duane Eddy, his version is way over the top with me. They all were good however. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and we will look forward to hearing from you in two weeks.

  5. 5 RichZ said at 8:14 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    Duane. But if I could vote for Art of Noise, I’d have to think about it. Blue brothers would be in contention if it wasn’t for the bebop riffs they fell into. But in the end, it’s Duane.

  6. 6 Steve in Arizona said at 9:45 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    I really liked the tv show with Craig Stevens. Ray Anthony got my vote, it’s the one I’m most familiar with. And, I always thought that ‘Last Night’ by the Mar-Keys was a take off of this song.

  7. 7 Herb said at 10:22 pm on November 19th, 2010:

    I was 19 when that show hit the air.The covers were good but,you can’t beat the man Mr.Mancini!

  8. 8 Bruce said at 12:16 am on November 20th, 2010:

    DUANE EDDY!! What a great raw and nasty version of the song – the sax sounds like it crawled out of a sleazy stripper bar and after a few more drinks the guitar followed. Makes you wonder what would have happened had Duane got a hold of the “Theme from the Pink Panther” or “Baby Elephant Walk”

  9. 9 Yum Yum said at 12:26 am on November 20th, 2010:

    The Henry Mancini Version Fit The Tone Of The Show Which Was New York Style Jazz Baby !! Lola Albright Was The Beautiful Girlfriend Of Craig Peter Gunn Stevens A Real Cool Dude !! Great Song !! Great Show By Blake Edwards And On To Moon River !! Yum Yum Today And Yum Yum On Thanksgiving !!

  10. 10 Trevor Hyland said at 6:27 am on November 20th, 2010:

    Can’t go past the Rockin’ Duanne Eddy. Bought the single at the time.

  11. 11 dave from ny said at 10:18 am on November 20th, 2010:

    got to go with born in ny duane eddy can never get enough twangy guitar

    happy bird day to you and kelly matt

  12. 12 monk said at 10:53 am on November 20th, 2010:

    I like all these versions but my favorite one was by emerson,lake and palmer.

  13. 13 NameSierra said at 5:43 pm on November 20th, 2010:

    Definitely Duane Eddy for me this week, but they were all good. My least fave was the Blues Bros., but even that one wasn’t bad. Wow, have we got some new prowlers commenting? Really good, and to all out here, a very happy turkey day and Christmas season!

  14. 14 Gene said at 7:21 pm on November 20th, 2010:

    Ray Anthony is still the best. His version is slick, musically well put together and with a touch of excitement. The tuba rumbling in the background sets it off just right.

  15. 15 timevac3 said at 1:43 am on November 21st, 2010:

    I picked Mancini’s version. Awesome mix on that track. I remember being slightly disappointed with Anthony’s version when I first heard it on the radio. But it’s a good version and deserved to be a hit.

  16. 16 Galahad said at 10:17 am on November 21st, 2010:

    No getting past Mancini’s version Hard to top the smooth full orchestra , I had never heard Duane Eddys version before tonight & what a welcome treat.

  17. 17 Johnny G said at 8:16 am on November 22nd, 2010:

    Had to give it to Duane & it was a close thing between him & Henry Mancini, but loved all the versions !

  18. 18 Rudy said at 11:01 pm on December 3rd, 2010:

    Matt already knows it…only Mancini’s original for me. 😀 The other song I like is “Fallout,” which opened each episode. (First track on side 2.)

  19. 19 twilight7377 said at 2:23 am on December 4th, 2010:

    I had to listen several times before I could make a choice. Duane Eddy is awesome, and Ray Anthony did a great job, but ultimately I had to choose the original with Henry Mancini. Yum Yum said it best!

  20. 20 Karl From N.C. said at 9:47 am on December 5th, 2010:

    I like Henry Mancini & Ray Anthony’s verions the best,but I had to vote for the original Henry Mancici

  21. 21 dusties1 said at 2:51 pm on March 16th, 2011:

    Gotta go with the original in this case but did like most of the other versions. Even though it wasn’t in the voting, the version by Art Of Noise was by far the worst.

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