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


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Roche Record Report, Late 60s. Very Good
Physician, heal thyself! The record's a cool little spoken word album – issued for the Psychiatric industry of the 60s, and packaged in a gatefold cover that follows up with questions on the topic of the title. The album features a narrator, plus spoken passages from 4 experts on the topic ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mallet Mischief, Vol 2
Audio Fidelity, 1958. Very Good+
A record that's possibly more famous for its cover – showing a buxom lass going mad next to Harry's vibes – but which is still pretty darn groovy overall! Breuer's got a highly percussive approach to his vibes – using his mallets with mischief in this classic set of bachelor pad ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dynamic Dimensions
RCA, 1961. Very Good+
Part of RCA's "Stereo Action – The Sound Your Eyes Can Follow" series, this one has a great die-cut cover with a slide-in cardboard sleeve that has a cool abstract image. Music by Henri Rene, in one of his more dynamic stereo outings. LP, Vinyl record album
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Exotic Percussion
London, Mid 60s. Very Good- Gatefold
Both Phase 4 and Stanley Black have made their share of snoozy LPs, but this is not one of them! The label lists the talent as "Stanley Black with Women's Voices", and boy do those gals give his music a kick. Their spooky chorus haunts these exotic ditties, and ally Stanley's sound much ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Night Train
Mercury, Early 60s. Very Good-
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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Reprise, Early 60s. Used
Rare original pressing of one of the best Esquivel albums ever! The record is a follow-up to his Other Worlds, Other Sounds set originally recorded for RCA – but it was done for Reprise during the early 60s. The (then) free-wheeling gang at Reprise let Juan Garcia do pretty much anything he ... CD
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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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Project 3, 1966. Very Good+ Gatefold
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RCA, 1958. Very Good+
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", ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rock 'N Roll Revival
Imperial, Late 60s. Near Mint-
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Wild, Cool, & Swingin'
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
Julie London slinks her way through a batch of tracks that range from sexy to groovy to just plain goofy! This 22 track set brings together a nice amount of stuff that's currently hard-to-find on CD, including many gems from her Liberty years. Titles include "Girl Talk", "Black ... CD
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Provocative Piano
Command, 1960. Very Good Gatefold
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United Artists, Early 60s. Sealed
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RCA, 1970. Sealed
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Seasons Of Love
Mercury, Late 50s. Near Mint-
A nice album of season-based cheescake – similar to Julie London's Calender Girl album, but instrumental! LP, Vinyl record album
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Said I To Shostakovitch
Monument, 1964. Near Mint-
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Greatest Hits
A&M, 1960s. Used
No description available. 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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Doubling In Brass
RCA, 1959. Very Good+
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Greatest Hits Vol 2
A&M, 1973. Very Good+
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Exotic Percussion
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Enoch Light & The Brass Menagerie
Project 3, 1969. Very Good Gatefold
Excellent work from Enoch Light! Sure, the guy was a knock-off snoozer back in the early 60s – but by this point, he's gotten a very hip sound, and is working here with his Brass Menagerie ensemble to craft a lightly groovy late 60s easy back of tracks! The group's got horns over the top, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Reach Out
A&M, 1967. Near Mint-
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Turkish Delight
Musicor, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
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Surrey, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
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Mmm Nice!
RCA, 1960. Very Good+
Chorus vocals and jazzy orchestrations – a real standout from the classic HiFi years at RCA, and the kind of a set that makes us say "Mmmmm . . . Nice!" The record's the only one we've ever seen by Bob Thompson, but it's a real doozy – a set that blends together mostly female ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Best of Francis Lai
United Artists, 1968. Sealed
A collection of work by Francis Lai – the great French soundtrack composer who's best known for his magical work with Claude Lelouch on films like A Man & A Woman and Live For Life! The set features tracks from films that stretch back to 1966 and up into current years – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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''Mod'' Concert
Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint-
A "mod" take on European classical themes, played by the Pro Arte Orchestra, and wrapped in a package that screams mod-fashion. Tight Brit orchestrations of older classical themes. LP, Vinyl record album
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Latin Pianos
United Artists, 1960. Sealed
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Zodiac Suite
Capitol, 1957. Near Mint-
Very moody work from British maestro Norrie Paramor! The Zodiac Suite is a batch of 12 tracks all dedicated to various aspects of the horoscope – each scored slightly differently by Paramor, in keeping with the specific characteristics of each sign! Instrumentation is fully orchestral on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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A&M/Shout Factory, 1960s/2006. Used
A surprisingly great take on the Tijuana Brass sound of the 60s – one that offers up new remixes of classics, but which is nicely respectful of the original Herb Albert groove! Unlike other remix projects of this type, which sometimes clutter up the tracks with too many extra bits – or ... CD
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Gramavision/Hi Fi, 1996. Used
Out of print. 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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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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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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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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More/Exotica Suite
Liberty/Vocalion (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy
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 ... 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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Kalopia (with download)
Dionysus, 2012. New Copy
LP...$7.99 15.99
A collection of cool sounds from the Orchestra Superstring – a contemporary lounge music project from a host of long-term LA hipsters – including the great DJ Bonebrake on vibes! Most of these musicians have a pedigree in other styles, especially rock – but they do a very good ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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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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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
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Vocalion (UK), 1981. New Copy
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 ... 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
 
Updated September 02, 2014


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