Driftwood and Dreams (Liberty, 1957) predates Henry Mancini's fame as a soundtrack composer and is far different than his TV and movie scores. The LP, his first, is a collection of exotica music, mostly standards, and apparently was recorded in mono only. Note that Mancini's name is in very small print at the bottom.
When he became well-known, primarily through his score for TV's Peter Gunn, Liberty reissued the album as The Versatile Henry Mancini (1959). The recording now appeared in stereo, with at least one source saying that the music was re-recorded for this release, using identical arrangements and basically the same musicians. Featured were Laurindo Almeida (guitar), Dominic Frontiere (accordion), Bob Bain (bass guitar), Lou Maury (organ) and Loulie Jean Norman (wordless vocals).
The Versatile Henry Mancini was issued with at least two different covers, of which this is the most common. Note the emphasis on Mancini's name.
The sample track, in stereo, is taken from a rather scratchy version of the above LP.
Ten of the 12 tracks from the album were issued on vinyl a third time as The Sounds & Voices of Henry Mancini, on Liberty's Sunset budget label in 1966.
And for those of you who simply must have this album on vinyl, check those thrift store bins! Both The Versatile and Sounds & Voices releases turn up frequently.
Here's another sample.