Bob Bain was Henry Mancini's guitarist of choice during the 1950s and 60s, appearing on the Peter Gunn, Mr. Lucky and Pink Panther soundtracks. Bain and his legendary modified 1953 Telecaster were profiled in the May 2012 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine.
Bain and Tommy Tedesco were the busiest guitarists on the Los Angeles session scene and neither had much time for a solo career. Bain recorded a few albums and EPs for Capitol, as well as some singles for various labels, but mostly he stayed in the studios.
This obscure single, one of at least two recorded for the Montclare label, probably dates from the early '60s. It's a showcase for another Mancini veteran, tenor saxophonist Plas Johnson. The label photo was originally published in the excellent Office Naps blog, which features obscure 45s, in 2006. The MP3 comes from the 45.
To my knowledge Black Beauty has never turned up on a CD compilation (more's the pity) and it isn't available as a legal download. Copies of the single turn up occasionally on the auction sites.
If there's one Bob Bain album you should pickup it's his Rockin', Rollin', Strollin', released by Capitol in 1958. Here's a video sample: