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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 ... read more CD

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Les Baxter & 101 StringsQue Mango ... CD
Scamp, 1970. Used ... $4.99
A later album, but one that still features Les doing some great Latiny bits – heading up the 101 Strings ensemble, for a sweeping and groovy kind of sound! The whole album's very similar to some of Les' Capitol work from the early 60s, but has a slightly more modern twist – including ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Alberto Baldan BemboIo E Mara ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
Wild! Another beautiful release in the Easy Tempo series of lost Italian music from the late 60's and early 70's. This one's a haunting moody set of tracks that mix percussion, electric bass, organ, and a wordless female voice in a haunting soundscape of sexy tracks with a totally unique feel. ... read more CD

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Floyd CramerClass Of 68/Class Of 69 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
The Floyd Cramer sound at the end of the 60s – heard here on two pretty sweet albums! On Class Of 68, Floyd Cramer's piano hits some mighty great grooves in the magical year of 1968 – songs that were then fresh on the charts, all remade by Floyd's mighty talents in the Nashville ... read more CD

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Floyd CramerClass Of 70/Class Of 71 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy ... $16.99
Instrumental magic from the great Floyd Cramer – two classy albums, back to back on a single CD! On Class Of 70, Floyd Cramer starts off the 70s with a mighty groovy record – one that's got some sweet arrangements from Bill McElhiney, who seems to swing a bit more than usual! The ... read more CD

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Robert DelgadoJamaica Disco/Dancing Queen/Tanz Unter Tropischer Sonne ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
A sweet trio of late 70s albums from Robert Delgado – all wrapped up together in a 2CD set! The music here all holds onto those Caribbean and Latin touches that made Delgado so great in the 60s – a unique pop instrumental approach to global genres that made Robert almost an A&M ... read more CD

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Martin DennyExotica (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1957. New Copy ... $6.99
The birth of a sound and the birth of a legend – Martin Denny's first album in the Exotica series, and a record so great it named an entire genre! Denny certainly didn't invent the tropical style of easy listening that came to be known as "exotica" in the 50s – but with a ... read more CD

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Martin DennyExotica Vol 2 (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $6.99
The second album in Denny's legendary Exotica trilogy – a set of records that provided the extreme definition of the small sub-genre that today has become the stuff of legend! Denny's still working here in his classic format – a small group with heavy piano lines, playful percussion, ... read more CD

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Martin DennyForbidden Island (mono & stereo mixes) ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $6.99
Martin Denny's music always takes us away to the tropics – and this set is a whole Forbidden Island of exotica tunes! The record features the classic Denny exotica quartet with Augie Colon and Julius Wechter – plus some additional guest players on flute, percussion, and guitar – ... read more CD
Also available Forbidden Island ... LP 9.99

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New Jerry Drake & The Front Page Big BandLatin Latitudes ... CD
Jerry Drake, 2003. Used ... $3.99
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Les & Larry ElgartGirl Watchers/Wonderful World Of Today's Hits ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of surprisingly sweet albums from the Elgart brothers – back to back on a single CD! Girl Watchers is maybe the grooviest album ever from the team of Les & Larry Elgart – as you can probably guess from the title! The set's awash in groovy tunes from the late 60s – not ... read more CD

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Jackie GleasonLover's Portfolio ... CD
Capitol/Vocalion (UK), 1962. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the greatest Jackie Gleason albums ever – intially released in a heavy duty package that took the listener through a full evening's worth of seduction! Jackie put together the record as a bachelor's "do it yourself" kit – filled with four different sides of music ... read more CD

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Jackie GleasonMusic For Lovers Only ... CD
Capitol/Real Gone, 1955. Used ... $2.99
Music for lovers – and some languid lovers at that – thanks to some perfect mellow moods set by Jackie Gleason! The set's one of Jackie's undisputed classics for Capitol Records in the 50s – perfect sounds to woo a winsome lass, made slightly sexier by some great trumpet solos by ... read more CD

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Bruce HaackFarad Bruce Haack – The Electric Voice ... CD
Stones Throw, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 16.98
Amazing electric grooves from synth innovator Bruce Haack – whose pioneering use of analog synths and vocoder vocals in the service of great, if far out songcraft was pretty much unrivaled in the 70s and into the early 80s – the period in which this excellent compilation on Stones Throw ... read more CD

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Tony Hatch & OthersLook For A Star – 1959 to 1962 ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
A cool collection that brings together the two different halves of Brit maestro Tony Hatch – his own instrumental work of the 60s, and his music with a rang eof different singers too! The back half of the record features very groovy early work from the Tony Hatch Orchestra – material ... read more CD

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New Spike JonesCocktails For Two ... CD
Proarte Digital, 1930s/1940s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Andre KostelanetzMusic Of George Gershwin/Kostelsanetz Conducts ... CD
Sounds Of Yesteryear (UK), 1944. Used ... $6.99
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(CDr pressing, small cutout hole through case.)

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James LastElements Of James Last Vol 1 ... CD
Eagle (Germany), 2004. Used ... $0.49
Remixed classics of James Last. CD

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Sonny Lester/David Rose/Genteels/Bobby SummersTake It Off – Strip Tease Classics ... CD
Rhino, Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
The majority of this release was taken from Sonny Lesters "Ann Corio Presents How To Strip For Your Husband Vols 1 & 2 – Music To Make Marriage Merrier", plus David Rose's "the Stripper", Bobby Summers' "Pad", and the Genteels "Take It Off". CD
(Out of print.)

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Enoch LightProvocative Percussion – Bachelor Pad Music (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Varese, 1960. Used ... $14.99
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(Out of print.)

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Arthur LymanHawaiian Sunset (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Hi Fi/Ryko, Early 60s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Arthur LymanTaboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman/Yellow Bird ... CD
Hi Fi/Ryko, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $7.99
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. ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Taboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman ... LP 6.99

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Henry ManciniHangin Out/Mancini Generation ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
Overlooked genius from Henry Mancini – and two albums back to back as a single set! The Mancini Generation is one of the first great electric moments for Henry Mancini in the 70s – and a record that's got a way groovier sound than you might expect from the title! Things are still very ... read more CD

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Henry ManciniMancini's Angels/Theme Scene ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy ... $16.99
Two groovy late 70s albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Mancini's Angels has happy Hank surrounded by plenty of cleavage – a cover that's perfect for the album's title play on the hit Charlie's Angels show! Mancini does a great job with the theme to that one, and ... read more CD

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Paul MauriatMore Mauriat/Prestige De Paris ... CD
Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $11.99
Two groovy sets from Paul Mauriat – both recorded in the magic year of 1966! More Mauriat really has Paul opening up with some hipper 60s sounds than usual – taking on a whole bunch of American pop tunes of the time, and retuning a French orchestral approach towards leaner, meaner ... read more CD

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Paul MauriatReality/Pour Le Plaisir ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of later gems from French maestro Paul Mauriat – not nearly as well known as his earlier hits! Reality has Mauriat working in a style that's a bit like the Euro soundtrack approach at the time – sometimes slinky and electric/erotic, other times with a slight influence from disco ... read more CD

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Hugo MontenegroYoung Beat Of Rome/Candy's Theme & Other Sweets ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of early gems from the great Hugo Montenegro! Young Beat Of Rome has Hugo taking a European sound and turning it on its ear with some mod 60s arrangements – nice electric bass at the bottom, some cool guitar, and even a few strong drum passages – all to transform the sound of ... read more CD

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Werner MuellerMystic Portrait Of The Moody Blues/The Strip Goes On ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1971/1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of 70s albums from Werner Muller – both quite unique! Mystic Portrait Of The Moody Blues has maestro Muller turning his arranging talents to the hits of the famous rock band – pushing things even past the Moody's early blend of classical and rock elements, with lots of swirling ... read more CD

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Peter NeroDisco Dance & Love Themes Of The 70s/Say Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy ... $16.99
A pair of 70s albums from Peter Nero – finally both out on CD! On Disco Dance & Love Themes Of The 70s, Peter Nero hits the disco years – and uses the groove to really transform his sound in a mighty great way! That bold piano that Peter put down in the 60s is still right out ... read more CD

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Harry NilssonPersonal Best – The Harry Nilsson Anthology ... CD
RCA, Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $6.99
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Sid RaminNew Thresholds In Sound/Big Band Sound Of Sid Ramin ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1963. New Copy ... $16.99
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 ... read more CD

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New John Schroeder OrchestraSpace Age Soul ... CD
Sequel (UK), 1966. Used ... $7.99
Very groovy compilation of John Schroeder's cool Now Sound stuff from the late 60's. Recorded in the UK, with a sound that's surprisingly funky (in the Sound Gallery sort of way) this is an excellent batch of 21 tracks that features some very groovy sounds throughout, including originals like ... read more CD
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Stolen IdolsMoonlight Offerings ... CD
Stolen Idols, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
A contemporary exotica combo – but one who've really found their own sense of identity, and don't just replicate styles from the old days! The music here is wonderfully moody – forged with classic exotica instrumentation that's heavy on vibes and percussion, as well as piano from ... read more CD

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Vampires Of Dartmoore (Ackermann & Thusek)Dracula's Music Cabinet (with bonus tracks) (UK pressing) ... CD
Metronome/Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
A groovy German treasure from the late 60s – a sublime little set we'd rank right up there with the legendary Vampyros Lesbos for pure musical genius! Despite the appearance of a group on the album's cover, the music's all made by a couple of studio cats – Horst Ackermann and Heribert ... read more CD

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Si Zentner & Martin DennyMore/Exotica Suite ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy ... $16.99
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 ... read more CD

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New Various40th Anniversary GNP Crescendo Records Sampler Vol 4 – Action/Adventure, Surf, Sci Fi, New Age ... CD
GNP/Crescendo, 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print. Promotional pressing.)

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VariousAmerican Polka – Old Tunes & New Sounds ... CD
Trikont (Germany), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $4.99
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New VariousBurt Bacharach Songbook – Lippy Lip Bacharach ... CD
Polydor (Japan), 1998. Used ... $23.99
There's been a lot of samplers of Burt Bacharach tunes over the years, but this is one of the grooviest we've ever seen – and it doesn't have any of the weak stuff that you'll find on other samplers! The folks at Polydor Japan poked through their back catalog of the 60's, and they pulled out ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousHotel Easy – Paco's Poolside Bar – 23 Bright & Breezy Instrumental Tunes For a Lazy Summer Day ... CD
Virgin, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousMallets In Wonderland – The History Of Space Age Pop Vol 2 ... CD
RCA, 1950s. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousMoonage Timequake – Celebrating The Lunar Landing ... CD
Righteous (UK), 1950s. New Copy ... $6.99
A really cool compilation of late 50s outer space obsessive pop, rockabilly boogie, and groovy space age jazz numbers – wild numbers from the decade before we set down on the moon! The numbers are mostly from the end of the 50s – age of black & white flying saucer attack movies and ... read more CD

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VariousReturn To Paradise – A History Of Exotica ... CD
El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $4.99
An excellent summation of the exotica sound of the 50s – that wonderful period when mood music started getting really interesting – thanks to an infusion of island-inspired sounds in the postwar years! The music here represents the pinnacle of 50s exotica – amazing records by ... read more CD
 
 



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