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“Clarence”: Lovable Lion from TV’s “Daktari”

Shelly Manne, the legendary jazz drummer, also did extensive film and television session work, including the music for children’s dramatic TV series, “Daktari” (Swahili for “doctor”).  “Daktari” itself was based upon the 1965 film, Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion, the subject of this particular track taken from the Atlantic album on which Shelly Manne “performs and conducts his originial music for the hit TV show”:


Shelly Manne (1967)

LP Musician & Production Credits

Shelly Manne – Drums, Percussion & Composition
Emil Richards – Percussion
Frank Carlson – Percussion
Larry Bunker – Percussion
Victor Feldman – Percussion
Bill Pitman – Bass Guitar
Bob Bain – Guitar
Mike Wofford – Piano [Tack Piano]
Art Smith – Horns [Woodwinds]
Bud Shank – Horns [Woodwinds]
Frank Strozier – Horns [Woodwinds]
Justin Gordon – Horns [Woodwinds]
Engineer – Dave Wiechman
Arranger – Richard Hazard
Producer – Nesuhi Ertegun



15 cents

Clarence - TV Guide


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