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Vinnie Santino - That's Him Officer! - Pacific Force Music

San Fernando Valley, CA, multi-instrumentalist Vinnie Santino recruited Royal Crown Revue to back him on his collection of theme songs for made-up TV cop shows, That's Him Officer! You won't hear the sounds of CHiPs or Starsky & Hutch on this record (although that would make for a great album). Instead, using swanky big-band arrangements and retro-swing, Santino and company lay down a satisfying soundtrack for car chases, hiding out, sleuthing, and long goodbyes -- old-school style. If anything, tracks like "Special Rate Sherry" and "The Man With the Golden Peter Gun" are closest to Henry Mancini's spy soundtracks, with bottom-heavy bass lines and brassy horns. All in all, an enjoyable listen, especially for fans of the swing revival.

Charles Spano

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