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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 LP

“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”:

“Clarence”     Shelly Manne     1967

Wow — 15 cents

Clarence - TV Guide

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