Only 2 of the 4 tracks concern the "Lounge & EZ" crowd, both instrumentals by Ernie Mannix.
"Spy Surfer" is a catchy, driving spy instro' anno 1998, although its super-clean sound misses some of that genre-typical tough fifties/sixties accoustics & three-dimensional space, and the guitar could have used slightly more "twang"...
|"Johnny's theme" sounds like a marvelous cartoon-version of Combustibel Edison! Again a very catchy, uptempo, funny, cocktail/EZ-jazz pop tune, with lots of breaks, twists and changing instrumentation, accented by Hanna-Barbera-like drum rolls and short big band outbursts. Great & wacky!|
A WORD FROM ERNIE MANNIX, THE COMPOSER:
|"I loved working on The Deli, even though I was challenged by a small budget, complicated with the task of weaving original score with score by other composers - from other pictures! An interesting odd job."|
Ernie Mannix: "The Deli" (original score)
CD Single, CAM CDS 700-048, Italy, 1998 - more info & mail order at
This single CD is not the complete soundtrack; I'll try to keep you informed about a future full release.