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New Martin DennyExotic Percussion ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Good ... $4.99
It might be argued that Martin Denny's percussion was always exotic, but this album adds a bit more to the mix, by adding a whole bunch of strange Eastern instruments, all outlined in the notes on the back. The group includes Augie Colon, Julius Wechter, Harvey Ragsdale, and Frank Kim – all of whom play percussion on various tracks. Includes "My Tane", "Cumana", "Day Delight", "Monlight On The Ganges", and "Song Of The Bayou". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has split seams and some creases.)

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New Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $5.99
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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50 Guitars Of Tommy GarrettEl Hombre ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $0.49
Includes a few nice spaghetti western moments! LP, Vinyl record album

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Si ZentnerDesafinado ... LP
Liberty, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
A set that has the trombonist hitting a great big band take on bossa nova – one that's surprisingly great overall, with some rich jazz charts penned by Bob Florence, who really helps make the whole thing sparkle! Zetner's horn is often wrapped up in additional trombones – a frontline that's smooth and gliding, and just right for the bossa rhythms underneath. Titles include "Goza Goza", "Desafinado", "Caravan", "Star Eyes", "Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps", "Bernie's Tune", and "Oso Blanco". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Spike JonesOmnibust ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Spike Jones takes on TV themes and styles – pretty wild! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Si ZentnerRight Here Right Now/Rhythm Plus Blues ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1963/1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A pair of overlooked gems from Si Zentner – both from the Liberty Records scene of the 60s! First up is Right Here Right Now – a mod swinger from bandleader Si Zentner – a talent who's always ready to groove with the times – which in this case means that he's got a sweet 60s style that's mighty darn nice! Si's band is a big one, but they've got a lean Liberty Records feel here – really moving nicely over a range of contemporary numbers that are somewhere between jazz and pop instrumentals – probably more of the former, given all the great horn arrangements on the set! Titles include "Sunny", "My Girl", "Double Whammy", "Goin Out Of My Head", "Soul Machine", "I'm On My Way", and "Skootchy". Rhythm Plus Blues has Si Zentner taking on some of the R&B modes of the late 50s generation – but in ways that really retune the style to the swinging big band mode of the Zentner group! Bob Florence handles the arrangements, and creates some great interplay in the horns – and surprisingly, there's a number of cool originals by Si nestled into the set, alongside his own instrumental readings of older R&B hits. Titles include "Simon Sez", "Walkin", "Doggin Around", "Caldonia", "What Am I Living For", "Puddle Jumpin", and "Honeydripper". CD

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New Si Zentner & Martin DennyMore/Exotica Suite ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two of the grooviest Si Zentner albums of the 60s – both of them great, but in very different ways! More is Si's attempt to follow up on the Italian soundtrack hit of the time – but the album also features loads of other great tracks from the time, done as very jazzy instrumentals by Zentner, with sharp horn passages that swing with plenty of brass upfront! The whole thing's mighty groovy – and titles include "Wildwood Days", "Hobo Flats", "Watermelon Man", "I Wonder", "The Good Life", "The Shampoo", and "More". Exotica Suite features all the great names in Exotica, packed together in one album – a set that features Martin Denny's piano, Les Baxter's compositions, and Bob Florence's arrangements – all served up with the orchestrations of Si Zentner! Si's music brings a really jazzy feel to the tunes – one you wouldn't expect from Denny on his own, and which even surpasses some of Les Baxter's grooviest moments too. The sound is very dynamic – originally recorded for Liberty's "Poly 120 Sound" series, with great recording quality that really makes the whole thing pop! Tracks include "Tiki", "Temple Pageant", "Bali Monkey Dance", and "Pagan Ritual". CD
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Jerry SunExotic Sounds Of Jerry Sun (red vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Bacchus Archives/Dionysus, 1962. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Sweet sweet vibes from Jerry Sun – a lesser-known exotic talent from the same generation as Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman – and one who's got an equally great sound as well! There's a surprising amount of jazz in the mix at times – especially when Sun really swings on the vibes – but the overall feel is more in the best exotic instrumental style of the period, particularly that small combo groove forged by Denny and Lyman at the start – with a mixture of vibes, piano, bass, and drums – plus some vocal bird calls as well. The material was recorded in 1962, but never issued at the time – and feels like some lost treasure from the early days of Liberty Records. Titles include "Soulsville", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Desafinado", "Tiki", "Quiet Village", and "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited numbered pressing, on sweet red vinyl – and a bonus download too!)

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New VariousUltra Lounge Volume 17 – Bongoland ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
18 exotic groovers from the glory days of the bachelor pad! The set's a well-chosen bunch of rare ones from the catalogs of labels like Capitol, Liberty, and United Artists – and the tunes are tied together with a Latiny theme, as you've probably already expected from the "bongo" in the title! Tracks include "Latin Fever" by Jack Costanzo, "Caravan" by Dick Hyman, "Balinese Bongos", "The Young Savages" by Martin Denny, "Moderna Muchacha" by Joe Loco, "Club Caballeros" by Laurindo Almeida, "Bernies Tune" by Al Caiola, "Dr No's Fantasy" by Elliott Fisher, "Taboo" by Leo Arnaud, and "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise" by Terry Snyder. CD