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Creed Taylor OrchestraShock – Music In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, 1958. Very Good ... $19.99
Very cool work from Creed Taylor – material cut when he was still a bandleader, and hadn't yet evolved into the role of super-producer! The session's a long way from the CTI sound of the 70s – and instead has Creed playing some very spooky stuff – compositions by Kenyon Hopkins that have a horror sort of theme – dark little tunes that would be a perfect soundtrack for a haunted house! The core instrumentation is jazz-based, but augmented with some great other touches as well – and there's two female voices that scream, groan, and make other odd noises on the record from time to time. Titles include "The Long Walk", "Jungle Fever", "Heartbeat", "Haunted House", "In Bedlam", "Time Runs Out", and "The Secret". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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EsquivelLatin-Esque/Exploring New Sounds In Hi-Fi ... CD
RCA/El (UK), New Copy ... Mid-October, 2014
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Arthur LymanHawaiian Sunset (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Hi Fi/Ryko, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Arthur LymanLeis Of Jazz ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The title's no lie, as the album's a lot jazzier than some of Arthur Lyman's other records – a bit more upbeat, and almost like some vibes-led combo from the LA scene of the 50s! Pianist Alan Soares has a strong role in the set – providing a bit more bite than usual for an Arthur Lyman session – and really matching the harder sound of Lyman's vibes and marimbas nicely. Drums are often a bit stronger too – more use of the regular kit instead of just percussion – and there's a nice mix of lyricism and stronger rhythms here that almost reminds us of a late 50s Cal Tjader date for Fantasy. Ethel Azama guests, with moody vocals on one track called "Lullaby of the Leaves – and other tracks include "Trigger Fantasy", "How High The Moon", "Leis Of Jazz", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Arthur LymanTaboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of Arthur Lyman's first LPs –- a brilliant set of percussively grooving tracks, modulated at a low tempo, and recorded in the Henry J. Kaiser aluminum dome in Hawaii with a sound that inspired countless other exotic groups. Art plays vibes, and is augmented by percussion and piano, plus other bits of exotic instrumentation. Cuts include "Hilo March", "Sim Sim", "China Clipper", and "Sea Breeze". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Taboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman/Yellow Bird ... CD 5.99

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Arthur LymanTaboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman/Yellow Bird ... CD
Hi Fi/Ryko, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
A brilliant set of percussively grooving tracks, modulated at a low tempo, and recorded in the Henry J. Kaiser aluminum dome in Hawaii with a sound that inspired countless other exotic groups. Art plays vibes, and is augmented by percussion and piano, plus other bits of exotic instrumentation. Fire up that console stereo and break out the Tiki glasses! Cuts include "Taboo", "Cubana Chant", "China Clipper", "Yellow Bird", "Blue Hawaii" and "Busy Port". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Taboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman ... LP 6.99

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Oranj SymphonetteOranj Symphonette Plays Mancini ... CD
Gramavision/Hi Fi, 1996. Used ... $3.99
Out of print. CD
(Out of print.)

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New Arthur LymanTaboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman/Yellow Bird ... CD
Hi Fi/DCC, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A brilliant set of percussively grooving tracks, modulated at a low tempo, and recorded in the Henry J. Kaiser aluminum dome in Hawaii with a sound that inspired countless other exotic groups. Art plays vibes, and is augmented by percussion and piano, plus other bits of exotic instrumentation. Fire up that console stereo and break out the Tiki glasses! Cuts include "Taboo", "Cubana Chant", "China Clipper", "Yellow Bird", "Blue Hawaii" and "Busy Port". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available
Taboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman ... LP 6.99
Taboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman/Yellow Bird ... CD 5.99

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New Arthur LymanTaboo Vol 2 ... LP
Hi Fi, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first few albums that Arthur Lyman recorded after his split with Martin Denny – and still very much in the best Denny mode – mixing vibes with percussion, and adding in lots of cool effects! There's a fair bit of exotic sounds in the mix – including birdcalls from group members – but Lyman's vibes are the real charm here – both metallic and warm at the same time, making for a nice degree of drama in ways that don't always show up on his later albums. Titles include "Jungle Fantasy", "Sakura", "Babalik Ka Rin", "Love Dance", and "Return To Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(60s yellow label pressing.)
 
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New Dick HymanSensuous Piano Of D ... LP
Project 3, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A sparkling set of piano instrumentals from Dick Hyman – not electric or moogy at all, despite the date – and often recorded with some weird overdubbing that's almost in a Ferrante & Teicher style! Hyman's keyboard work here is often highly virtuostic – hardly the laidback styles you'd expect from the "sensuous" title – but music that still might sound pretty great on a hi-fi system when seducing a stewardess! Titles include "Love Story", "El Condor Pasa", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "Fire & Rain", "Koto Prelude", "Big Yellow Taxi", and "Far Away Friend". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some discoloration from ate and a DJ Record sticker on front.)

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New EsquivelFour Corners Of The World ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The genius of Juan Garcial Esquivel is turned towards a host of tunes from a variety of global sources – including "Dark Eyes", "Hungarian Rhapsody No 2", "Torna A Sorrento", "In A Persian Market", "Tico Tico", "April in Portugal", "Cielito Lindo", and "Oye Negra". A Latin groove dominates most numbers, natch – and the piano of Esquivel is soaring over the top in fine hi-fi form! LP, Vinyl record album
(Living stereo pressing! Nice copy, save for a small vintage price sticker in one corner.)

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New Marty GoldSounds Unlimited ... LP
RCA, 1963. Used ... Out Of Stock
Soaring sounds from RCA maestro Marty Gold – maybe not the totally unlimited record you might expect from the title, but definitely a key 60s entry in the genre of bachelor pad hi fi records! There's a fair bit of horns in the orchestrations, with solos by Don Butterfield, Joe Wilder, Phil Bodner, and Mel Davis – all of whom help to color the tunes with lots of nice jazzy tones – giving the whole thing a bit more depth than the usual instrumental outing. Titles include "Alone Together", "When I Fall In love", "Ballerina", "Skylark", "The Donkey Serenade", and "Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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New Sid RaminNew Thresholds In Sound/Big Band Sound Of Sid Ramin ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maestro Sid Ramin cut few albums on his own – and two of the best are presented back to back here on a single CD! New Thresholds In Sound features Sid Ramin at his most dynamic – heard here on this sweet RCA session from the early 60s, in modes that really show the same kind of arrangements that Sid was doing for TV at the time! The feel of the record really lives up to the "new thresholds" title – as Ramin pushes the orchestra in all these colorful, vivid ways – yet still also while keeping things fluid, and a fair bit jazz at times – never letting the album just be one of those tricks for the hi-fi crowd, and still hanging on strongly to a musical mode! Tracks include "Strike Up The Band", "I Believe In You", "Bewitched", "Hernando's Hideaway", and "April In Paris". The Big Band Sound has Sid working with a large group, but getting a really tight sound out of them throughout – a mode that's more soundtrack-styled than any sort of jazz big band – but which still has lots of jazzy flourishes from the horns in the group! Arrangements are plenty playful throughout – like some of Ramin's great soundtrack scoring – and titles include "Nola", "In The Mood", "Never On Sunday", "Ruby", and "And The Angels Sing". CD
 
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Davie Allen & The ArrowsCycle-Delic Sounds Of Davie Allen & The Arrows ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $29.99
One of the best-ever albums by this enigmatic studio combo! Davie Allen and his Arrows lay down some incredible fuzz guitar, with none of the fluff that you sometimes find on their soundtrack work! The guitar interplay is great, and the fuzzy fuzzy sound that the band gets on their strings is wonderful. Tracks include the long title cut, which is a nice psyche freakout – plus "13th Harley", "Cody's Theme", "Invasion", "Another Cycle In Detroit", and "Grogs Hog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, a mostly split spine, small splits on the other seams, a cutout hole, a sticker, and some stains.)

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassHerb Alpert's Ninth ... LP
A&M, 1967. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Wonderfully jaunty and jagged work from trumpeter Herb Alpert – and a session that has him opening up the Tijuana Brass groove a bit more than usual! There's clearly an influence here of the Brazilian sound that was showing up strongly at A&M Records at the time – heard to greatest effect on the album's version of Chico Buarque's "A Banda", but also in gentler, more subtle ways that seem to emerge in other tunes that trade the group's older sound for one that has more of a bossa sense of subtlety. Also, there's some great A&M pop that's beginning to emerge here too – as in the album's great takes on "The Happening" and "Love So Fine" – both of which really sound beautiful here! Other tracks include "Cowboys & Indians", "Flea Bag", "Love Nest", and "Bud". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light stain on back.)

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New Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhipped Cream & Other Delights (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Used ... $7.99
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but compressed down into a sweet little LA groove in that magical A&M way – never too over the top, done in a way that takes a previously-hokey brassy sound, and smoothes it out for the Now Sound generation! Titles include the hit single "Whipped Cream", plus "Taste Of Honey", "Green Peppers", "Bittersweet Samba", "Lemon Tree", "Ladyfingers", and "Butterball". Includes the bonus tracks "Rosemary" and "Blueberry Park". CD

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Burt BacharachHit Maker! – Burt Bacharach Plays His Hits ... LP
Kapp, 1965. Very Good ... $0.99
A great batch of early work from Burt Bacharach – one of the first albums to be issued under his own name, and proof that Mr B was head and shoulders above most of the other arrangers and composers of his time! At some level, the style here is a bit more traditional than some of Burt's later work – with strings and vocal chorus used on many numbers – but the tight, focused, syncopated Bacharach groove is already very firmly on place – on a set of all original numbers, done as instrumentals with some really incredible production! Voices float next to tinkling piano, sweeping strings, and stepping rhythms that show that even when things are mellow, they can still be a bit funky – and the record easily takes 60s easy to a whole new level of maturity and sophistication. Titles include "Wives & Lovers", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "What's New Pussycat?", "The Last One To Be Loved", "Saturday Sunshine", "24 Hours From Tulsa", and "A House Is Not A Home". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Side 1 has a mark that clicks a bit on track six. Cover has some pen on the front, a lightly stained corner, and some light edge wear.)

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Jo BasileMy World ... LP
Columbia, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $13.99
Although Jo Basile made some snoozier albums for Audio Fidelity, this one for Columbia's a gem, and has a great groovy jet-set swingin' feel to it. Jo plays accordian and vibes, and he also arranges the whole thing with a nice tight sound. Tracks include versions of "Man & A Woman", "Girl From Ipanema", "Walk in the Black Forest", and "What's New Pussycat". LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound mono pressing. Cover has a Demonstration stamp and tracklist sticker.)

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Les BaxterFruit Of Dreams (Ports Of Pleasure/The Sacred Idol) ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), 1957/1960. New Copy ... $4.99
2 rare slices of exotica by Les Baxter – back to back on one CD! The first half of the set features material from the album Ports Of Pleasure – a dreamy exploration of south sea ideals that's got a more lightly drifting quality than some of Baxter's more percussive exotica albums, and which is awash in dreamy soundscapes penned by Les himself! The orchestrations are large and bold throughout – mixing strings and woodwinds almost in a soundtrack-y mode – but always with the light sense of interplay that makes Baxter's work so great. Titles include "Monkey Dance Of Bali", "Pearls Of Ceylon", "Tahiti A Summer Night At Sea", "Hong Kong Cable Car", "Tramp Steamer To Singapore", "Harem Silks From Bombay", and "Sidewalk Cafes Of Saigon". The Sacred Idol is a real standout set from the end of Les Baxter's run at Capitol Records – originally scored for a film that was never released, but a great set of tracks that more than stands strongly on its own! The theme here is a Mexican/Latin American one – explored by Baxter with his trademark blend of larger orchestrations and lighter exotica touches – often swirling around in an extremely evocative mode that makes us wish the film had been issued to the public, and at a few key moments even hinting at the funkier modes that would follow on some of Les' later work for other labels. Titles include "Aqueducts", "Gardens Of The Moon", "Pyramid Of The Sun", "Temple Of Gold", and "Procession Of The Princes". CD

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Les Baxter And OthersWild Stereo Drums ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Compilation of Capitol artists doing material designed to show off rhythmic stereo patterns. Les Baxter does a couple exotica things, and Dick Harrell delivers two cool rockin' drum tracks. There's a total of 9 tracks in all, including "Bangkok Beat", "Blue Rhumba" and "Bongo Bash" by Pepe Dominguin, "Rocket Racket" and "Drivin' Around The Block" by Dick Harrell, "Uncle Tom Tom" and "Ting Ting Ting" by Les Baxter, "Drummer Boys" by Felix Slatkin & The Drum Brigade and "Tri Fi Drums" by Stan Levy, Alvin Stoller and Irv Cottler with the Billy Mays Orchestra. Powerful Percussion! Dramatic Stereo! Exciting Variety! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small mark from price sticker removal.)

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Les Baxter/Harry Revel/Dr Samuel HoffmanMusic Out Of The Moon/Music For Peace Of Mind ... LP
Capitol, Early 50s. Good+ ... $14.99
Reissue of two early 10" Theremin LPs – music by Harry Revel, arrangements by Les Baxter, and theremin by Dr. Samuel Hoffman. Great early theremin stuff, with large orchestral backings that have a really spooky feel to them. The theremin's not as out front as it is in early sci fi soundtracks, but you can really hear it slide in and out of spooky tracks like "This Room is My Castle of Quiet", "Radar Blues", and "Moon Moods". Great stuff! LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has clear tape on the seams.)

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Burt BacharachMake It Easy On Yourself ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... Around November 19, 2014
Fantastic work by maestro Burt Bacharach – subtle genius, and an album that offers more to us every time we listen to it! Burt's work has been recorded by many – but few ever gave it the kind of treatment that he did – as you'll hear in this brilliant array of sweeping strings, sly syncopation, and well-placed instrumental solos! The sound is breathtaking throughout – a new level of maturity and majesty for 60s instrumental pop – and the record's an enduring classic that deserves a place in every sensitive record collection. Includes the amazing cut "Pacific Coast Highway", plus great versions of other classics, like "Wanting Things", "She's Gone Away", "Knowing When To Leave", and "This Guy's In Love With You". CD

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Burt BacharachReach Out ... CD
A&M (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... Around November 19, 2014
Fantastic! We love Burt Bacharach in so many ways that it's easy to forget the genius of these early A&M sides – but going back to them is always a treat, and it's wonderful to hear the way that Burt lays down his own work when given the chance! You know the tracks – "House Is Not A Home", "Bond Street", "Reach Out For Me", "Are You There", "Windows Of The World" – but you may not know the arrangements, which are superb – quite different than the more famous vocal versions you've probably heard ad infinitum, and recorded at a level that brings a whole new magic and majesty to 60s pop! An essential record for any fan of all things groovy – and an album of new pleasures each time we hear it! CD

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New Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassGoing Places ... CD
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Herb Alpert's definitely Going Places by the time of this set – and his trademark Tijuana Brass sound proves itself to be a great fit for just about any sort of number! The album kicks off with the wonderful "Tijuana Taxi", a sublimely jaunty tune that almost takes Herb into Bacharach territory – and which is followed up by the even-greater "Spanish Flea" – an ear-popping anthem that's one of the greatest bits of 60s instrumental pop ever recorded! And over and above those two tunes, the album's still got plenty more to offer too – a wonderful array of tracks all given the Tijuana touch, with titles that include "More & More Amor", "Mae", "Walk Don't Run", "Felicia", and "Cinco De Mayo". CD
 
 
 



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