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


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Big Screen Little Screen
RCA, 1971. Very Good+
Henry Mancini balances things out between the big screen of the cinema and the little screen of the TV – both showcases for his famous work over the years! Many of the numbers here aren't Mancini originals, but hits of the day, redone by Hank in a variety of modes – some a bit funky, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sensuous Piano Of D
Project 3, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used
An ultra-cool set that focuses on one of our favorite easy genres ever – crime jazz! Crime jazz first came to light at the end of the 50s, as Mancini, Morrow, and others penned some incredible music for TV detective shows – tight, jazz-based tunes that really moved past the flowery ... CD
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Soft Rock
Polydor, Late 60s. Very Good
Lots of groovy covers – like "Wedding Bell Blues", "Like A Rolling Stone", "I Got You Babe", and "Mr Tambourine Man". LP, Vinyl record album
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Twilight Memories
RCA, 1960. Very Good
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Project 3, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold
Wonderfully groovy stuff! Enoch Light has made more than his share of mediocre records over the years – but this isn't one of them! Instead, this set is an excellent batch of groovy tunes – mixing together mod 60s instrumentation that includes sitar, organ, moog, backing vocals, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Africana!
Strand, Late 50s. Very Good+
Traditional African sounding stuff, but we're not sure if it's legit, or played by some West Coast studio musicians. The cover's got a nice cartoony look to it, with a fearful female face peering over a jungle landscape. LP, Vinyl record album
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Wild Stereo Drums
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good+
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 "Bo ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol/Ultra Lounge, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Real Gone/Decca, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A sweet anthology of the late 50s and early 60s exotica groovers Gene Rains recorded for Decca! As a group leader, he's got the sunny exotic island vibe down pat – even if he doesn't get the kind genre esteem as his more famous contemporaries Les Baxter and Martin Denny! The instrumentation ... CD
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Baroque Beatles Book
Elektra, 1965. Very Good
One of the weirdest Beatle-related projects of the 60s – and one of the most abstract, as well! The album's got kind of an odd concept – in that it purports to be a rediscovery of rare baroque music roots of famous Beatle tunes by Lennon & McCartney – recorded with offbeat ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Herb Alpert's Ninth
A&M, 1967. Very Good+
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Music: A Part Of Me
Capitol, 1966. Very Good
The first album that Man From UNCLE David McCallum cut for Capitol – a batch of instrumental tunes that was really masterminded by arranger HB Barnum and producer David Axelrod! The record features short groovy versions of mid 60s pop tunes, plus a few instrumentals by McCallum, Barnum, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Latino Fantastico
Far Out (UK), 1963. Used
The rare Latino Fantastico from Rubens Bassini – featuring a range of percussion and overall vibe that blends the feverishly rhythmic vibes his native Brazil with African, Cuban and South American styled numbers with ultra groovy exotica! Bassini is a master percussionist and he's backed by ... CD
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Stones Throw, 1970s/Early 80s. Used
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
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1965/1968. New Copy
2 great albums of Latiny tunes from Henry Mancini! The Big Latin Band Of Henry Mancini features a very hip lineup of west coast jazzmen – including Bud Shank and Tom Scott on reeds, Buddy Childers and Pete Candoli on trumpets, Ray Brown on acoustic bass, Max Bennett on fender bass, Larry ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy
A pair of obscure albums from Peter Nero – both pretty groovy! Peter Nero Plays A Salute To Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass follows on a surprisingly common genre in the 60s – an instrumental album that seeks to cash in on Herb's big work of the time – but done here with ... CD
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Original Popcorn
Vadim (France), 1969. New Copy
A weirdly great little record! At first glance, you might think that this album's just another version of the super-huge moog hit "Popcorn" – but it's a lot more than that! The group has sort of a sing-song funky feel – hard piano, some nice drums, and grooves that remind us ... CD
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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
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy
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 ... CD
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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
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Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1968. New Copy
The French maestro at the height of his powers – heard here on two classics from 1968! Love Is Blue gave Paul Mauriat one of his biggest hits – his tremendous version of Andre Popp's title tune, done with a rolling piano sound that virtually set the standard for instrumental pop at the ... CD
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Philips/Vocalion (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy
A pair of 60s swingers from French maestro Paul Mauriat! Le Grande Orchestra Vol 5 has Paul Mauriat bridging two worlds of instrumental French pop – still using some of the fuller orchestrations of a generation before, but often in ways that are relatively lean and have a good sense of focus ... CD
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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
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Pay It No Mind
Uni, Late 60s. Sealed
Late 60s easy orchestrations from the George Wilson ensemble – arranged by Richard Rome, and kind of a blend of piano-styled numbers (ala Roger Williams) and more strictly orchestral ones. The cover's pretty nice – a beach girl with a lollipop – and the sound has enough hip ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Now!
Dot, Late 60s. Sealed
Liberace takes on the sound of "today" – with backings from the Gordon Robinson orchestra, and 60s tunes that include "Two For The Road", "A Man & A Woman", "The Impossible Dream", and "Georgy Girl". Lee even taps and narrates a bit too! LP, Vinyl record album
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Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good+
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Leis Of Jazz
Hi Fi, 1959. Near Mint-
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Music To Moog By
Audio Fidelity, Late 60s. Sealed
Moogy madness from Gershon Kingsley – one of his greatest albums apart from his work with Jean Jacques Perry! The set's arranged and conducted by Gerson – and features some of the best electric pop of the late 60s. The highlight here is the original version of "Popcorn" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Touch Of Class
Disky (Netherlands), Late 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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Moog Power
RCA/Get On Down, 1969. Used
A groovy moogy classic! This was one of the first records to apply the moog sound in a pop idiom in a major way – and boy, is it a resounding success with us! Hugo Montenegro scores a number of pop tracks and originals in the same cool jazzy style that he used on his best 60's soundtracks, ... CD
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Rhino, 1950s/Early 60s. Used
No description available. CD
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Telephone Explosion (Canada), 1979. New Copy (reissue)
The long-lost follow-up to Haack's incredible Electric Lucifer album – a set recorded a decade after the first, but with a very similar electronic feel! Things are still quite spare, stark, and moogy here – and Haack sings in his electro-processed style, as on the first Lucifer set ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Vocalion (UK), 1971/1974. New Copy
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 ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
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 ... CD
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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
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Le Coeur En Fete
AZ/Wah Wah (Spain), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Easily one of the most trippy albums ever from Andre Popp – a French arranger who's usually best known for his lounge recordings of the 50s and 60s – but who's working here in a more psych-inspired mode that's right up there with the work of Jean Claude Vannier and Michel Colombier! ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Io E Mara
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1969. New Copy
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. ... CD
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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
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Look For A Star – 1959 to 1962
El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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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
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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
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1964/1965. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy
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 ... CD
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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
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Lover's Portfolio
Capitol/Vocalion (UK), 1962. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Night Train
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good-
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Rock 'N Roll Revival
Imperial, Late 60s. Near Mint-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 16, 2014


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