The "Peter Gunn" theme to the early-'60s television series of the same name was one of several hits for composer Henry Mancini. Although it is frequently described as being jazzy, it actually utilizes elements of rock & roll, including the electric guitar and piano playing an ostinato line in unison, while the piece has only one chord throughout. The shouting brass and wailing saxophones add to the suspense. Although it was suggested by RCA Victor that a soundtrack be issued by one of their artists, jazz trumpeter Shorty Rogers, Rogers graciously told Mancini that he had no connection to the music and that the composer ought to be the one to record it. RCA Victor managed to bungle Mancini's first record as a leader in several ways. Not only did they press just a small number of albums, which quickly sold out, they failed to release "Peter Gunn" as a single until after Ray Anthony already had a hit with it. But Mancini's Peter Gunn soundtrack ended up staying on the Billboard charts for over two years, selling in excess of one million copies. The song also has had lasting appeal, with hit recordings by rock groups such as Emerson, Lake & Palmer (in the 1970s) and the Art of Noise (1980s), as well as interpretations by Dave Grusin, King Curtis, Deodato, and Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops. But it is Henry Mancini's recording that makes the most lasting impression.