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Lounge, exotica, bachelor pad, instrumental pop, and Hi-Fi gems!


Summertime
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good
A great later album from Herb – breaking past the simple hit style of the early A&M years, and growing into a sound that shows that he's been touched by all of the genius arrangers and conductors that he's let work at A&M over the years. The sound still has Herb's trumpet up front ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+
Groovy guitarist Al lays down a tasty set of 60s spy and cop themes – all with a Leroy Holmes production style that's similar to other pop soundtrack work on United Artists. The album features the original cut "The Bronze Doll", plus groovy theme music like "The Eye In Flat ... LP, Vinyl record album
Phase 4, 1975. Very Good
Kind of a groovy updating of the Phase 4 ethos for the sexy 70s – with sweet backings that get a bit funky at points, and some nice electronics too! ... LP, Vinyl record album
Beyond
A&M, 1980. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
A&M, 1974. Very Good
LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1968. Sealed
LP, Vinyl record album
Man From O.R.G.A.N.
Command, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold
A very groovy organ record from Dick Hyman – one that has him playing spy themes, like "The Liquidator", "Thunderball", "Man From UNCLE", "The Cat", "Agent Double O Soul", "A Man Alone", and "Theme From Honey West". Hyman's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Exotica Vol 3
Liberty, 1959. Very Good-
Sublime late 50s work from Martin Denny – his third album under the Exotica banner, and almost a deeper and weirder album than the other two! The sound here is extremely haunting – even more freed from conventional melody than the rest, and very fixated on the tonal possibilities that ... LP, Vinyl record album
One Stormy Night
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good
The Mystic Moods take a clever gimmick, and make it stick – using sound effects of rain and storms, as on other early albums, and mixing the whole thing with some really sweet instrumentals! The album features some great Don Ralke originals that get past the covers on earlier sides – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Man & A Woman
Capitol, 1967. Very Good+
Bossa guitar, dreamy orchestrations, and a wonderful American take on the Brazilian sound of the 60s – served up with sparkling Capitol Records production in a set that's easily one of the greatest by guitarist Laurindo Almeida! Almeida's guitar is matched here with some lightly jazzy ... LP, Vinyl record album
By Popular Request
Bacchus Archives, 1961. Used
CD
In Sound From Way Out
Vanguard, 1966. Used
One of the moogiest records of all time – a legendary LP of "electronic pop music of the future" – sourced and claimed as an influence by everyone from Stereolab to the Beastie Boys! The legendary team of Gershon Kingsley and Jean-Jaques Perry are working here in early tape ... CD
Symphonic Soul
RCA, 1975. Near Mint-
One of Henry Mancini's grooviest LPs from the 70s – a mixture of tight large arrangements with a smooth funky edge, similar to some of his best soundtrack work at the time! The rhythm section is great – with Harvey Mason on drums and Joe Sample on keyboards, and guitar by David T ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dracula's Music Cabinet (with bonus tracks)
Finders Keepers/B- Music, 1969. Used
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 ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1959. New Copy
Sublime late 50s work from Martin Denny – his third album under the Exotica banner, and almost a deeper and weirder album than the other two! The sound here is extremely haunting – even more freed from conventional melody than the rest, and very fixated on the tonal possibilities that ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1957. New Copy
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 ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
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 – ... CD
We Love Nelson Riddle!
Capitol/El (UK), 1950s. New Copy
Groovy 50s work from Nelson Riddle – instrumental tracks recorded during the same stretch when he was winning great fame as Frank Sinatra's arranger! The style here is much more varied than Riddle's work for Sinatra – a range of instrumental modes that varies from gentle mood music, to ... CD
Capitol (Japan), 1966. New Copy
An excellent concept for a bossa album from the 60s – a set that mixes together a bunch of different great guitarists – all with some light and lovely rhythm backings that really hit a groove! Jack Marshall put the set together – and in addition to his own guitar, the record ... CD
Command, 1963. Very Good Gatefold
Enoch and his orchestra play a mix of Brazilian bossa nova standards like "O Barquinho" and "Meditacao" and pop tunes played in a bossa nova style like "Days Of Wine And Roses", "Moon River", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Blame It On The Bossa ... LP, Vinyl record album
Aathena/Omni (Australia), 1972. Used
Moog – with a twang! This excellent set features 2 albums by the enigmatic Gil Trythall – a moog musician who turned his talents towards the sound of 60s Nashville, with some incredible results! The format is simple – take country hits, strip them down, and fill them with cool ... CD
Quiet Village
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shure, 1973. Very Good+
70s hi fi at its finest – a special record that helps you calibrate your stereo with one side of "test" sounds – and one side of music! ... LP, Vinyl record album
New Brass Sound Of The Hits
Capitol, Early 70s. Very Good+
Very sweet grooves – a set of mellow early 70s easy tunes, performed by a brass ensemble with nice electric bass backing! The approach is a lot like the Brass Ring, but hipper – kind of gliding around with some nice light touches that almost make the record feel like a Brit easy one ... LP, Vinyl record album
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold
A really crazy LP of Zodiac pondering, with cool electronic music by Mort Garson – the guy behind "The Wozzard of Id"! There's some cool spoken bits about the featured "sign" on the LP – then these cool little musical interludes, which are very much in Garson's best ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ports Of Pleasure
Capitol, 1957. Very Good-
A dreamy exploration of south sea ideals from the great Les Baxter – a set that's got a more lightly drifting quality than some of his more percussive exotica albums, and which is awash in dreamy soundscapes penned by Les himself! The orchestrations are large and bold throughout – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mancini Touch
RCA, 1959. Near Mint-
Delightful instrumentals – not as jazzy as Mancini's regular soundtrack work, but still pretty nice! The tracks are more in an easy instrumental vein – but given Hank's style, they're still pretty cool, especially as they feature work by west coast jazzmen like Shelly Manne, Victor ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stormy Weekend
Philips, 1975. Near Mint-
A classic bit of mature mood music – one that featuers 60s instrumental pop themes, mixed with sound effects of a rainy stormy night! Titles include "Love Is Blue", "Waltz For Tricia", "Lover's Lullaby", "Visions", "Come Saturday Morning", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rhino, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
CD
Righteous (UK), 1950s. New Copy
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 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy
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 ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), 1959. New Copy
Weird and wonderful work from the great Martin Denny – and a record that adds in some great extra elements to his core exotica groove! The depth of the album is apparent on the very first tune – "Tsetse Fly", which features a buzzing variation on the sound of the inset in the ... CD
Imperial/El (UK), 1964. New Copy
The title's not lying – because the set's definitely a batch of Beatle hits, done flamenco style – all served up by guitarist Sonny Curtis, best known for his earliest work with Buddy Holly & The Crickets! Here, Sonny sounds a heck of a lot different than before – playing ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1976/1979. New Copy
Two soundtrack-themed albums – back to back on one CD! Themes For Super Heroes is a 1979 effort from Geoff Love – one timed to match up with the successful Superman film, but which also features bits from a range of TV heroes as well! Love's arrangements are lush, but often quite lean ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy
British maestro Geoff Love takes on tracks by two of the biggest soundtrack talents of the 70s! First up is La Musique De Michel Legrand – a set that features sublime compositions by Michel Legrand, done here in these sweeping easy instrumental modes by Love – sometimes a bit more lush ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy
Two overlooked late 60s gems from Floyd Cramer – both of which show the piano genius reaching out for some new sounds in his style! MacArthur Park has Floyd taking on a hip host of tunes from the late 60s – cool rock and pop numbers that are really transformed strongly in the RCA ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1963. New Copy
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 ... CD
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1963/1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
Stones Throw, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$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 ... CD
Liberty/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
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, ... CD
Tropical Fantasy
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dionysus, 2012. New Copy
The Martini Kings take things back to the glory days of lounge music with this sweet little set – but also manage to bring in a bit more of a jazz approach than you might expect! The whole thing's got a great retro vibe – as you'd expect from the cover – and the record is ... LP, Vinyl record album
Viva Bossa Nova!
Capitol (Japan), 1962. New Copy
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), 1957/1960. New Copy
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 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1968. New Copy
A pair of groovy groovy records from trumpeter Al Hirt! Hirt Plays Bert has Al Hirt taking on the music of German easy maestro Bert Kaempfert – working strongly with this cool syncopated electric bass at the bottom – which creates the same sort of stepping grooves you'd hear in Bert's ... CD
Vocalion (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy
A pair of gems from the Elgarts – back to back on a single CD! Elgart Au Go Go is damn groovy work from the team of Les & Larry – one of the best 60s swingers from the pair, served up at a level that's somewhere between mod big band jazz, and a sweet 60s soundtrack! The tunes all ... CD
Dracula's Music Cabinet (with bonus tracks) (UK pressing)
Metronome/Finders Keepers (UK), 1969. New Copy
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 ... CD
United Artists/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy
A pair of hip 70s albums from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – back to back on one CD! In A Soulful Mood is a surprisingly soulful set from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – filled with lush instrumentals that mix their piano-heavy technique with some seductive 70s grooves! ... CD
 
Updated April 21, 2014


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