- Released: April 29, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Warner Bros. 1371 (1960)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A prolific jazz arranger and performer, Pete Rugolo originally released this 1960 homage to the music from the popular movies of the beautiful Brigitte Bardot.
- 1.Jeff's Blues From "L'homme Et L'enfant"
- 2.Mambo Bardot From "And God Created Woman"
- 3.Tell Me Something Sweet From "And God Created Woman"
- 4.Arsenic-Blues From "La Peau De L'ours"
- 5.Paris B. B. From "Une Parisienne"
- 6.Manina Theme From "The Girl In The Bikini
- 7.A T'aimer From "Love Is My Profession"
- 8.L'etang From "Sans Famille"
- 9.Ma Vie Est A Toi From "Le Grand Bluff"
- 10.The Night Heaven Fell From "The Night Heaven Fell"
Equal parts concept record and mash note, Behind Brigitte Bardot celebrates the legendary French sex kitten via West Coast jazz interpretations of her biggest film themes -- the precise raison d'ˆtre behind the album is a mystery, but it's nevertheless a charmer, boasting some of Pete Rugolo's lushest and loveliest arrangements. Teamed with an all-star cast including altoist Bud Shank and trumpeters Jack Sheldon and Pete Candoli, Rugolo adapts themes like "Arsenic Blues," "Mambo Bardot" and "The Night Heaven Fell" from their original cinematic context into wry, cool-toned jazz melodies heavy on innuendo and late-night appeal. Whatever the notion behind the session, the execution's delightful. This rare LP resurfaced on CD via the Gambit label two-fer TV's Top Themes. ~ Jason Ankeny