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


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A&M (Japan), 1969. New Copy
One of the few albums as an artist from the great Nick De Caro – one of the hipper arrangers of the 60s, best known for his collaborations with Claudine Longet on A&M! Nick's a very subtle genius – one who can work firmly inside the mainstream, but also bring something different to ... CD
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A&M (Japan), 1969. New Copy
Fantastic work by maestro Burt Bacharach – subtle genius, and an album that offers more to us every time we listen to it! Burt's work has been recorded by many – but few ever gave it the kind of treatment that he did – as you'll hear in this brilliant array of sweeping strings, ... CD
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Living Together
A&M (Japan), 1973. New Copy
Quite possibly the greatest moment ever for Burt Bacharach – and that's saying a heck of a lot, considering the greatness of all of his work! The record's a slightly-overlooked gem from Burt's 70s years – a record that steps off the compressed sophistication of his best 60s work for ... CD
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A&M (Japan), 1967. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Pulse/Castle (UK), 1999. Used
60 killer tracks of British loungecore material – packaged in a nicely priced 3CD set! A number of these tracks are from the legendary Pye records catalog – and you might already have them on other Sequel/Castle reissues, but there's plenty of good bits to go around here, and the ... CD
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El (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
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 ... 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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Exotic Percussion
London, Mid 60s. 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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Dunhill, Late 60s. Poor
Amazing! The great LA rock/studio drummer Hal Blaine recorded this trippy batch of tracks during the late 60's – and it's way wilder than anything else he ever did! Blaine plays drums at the base of the whole thing, but they're processed with super heavy electronics (courtesy of Paul ... LP, Vinyl record album
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ABC, Early 60s. Very Good+
This is more of a garagey instrumental album than it is a Brazilian one, and Ray Milan and his band The Quarter-Notes play a bunch of groovy little instrumentals that you could dance "The Bossa Nova" to (and by this, we mean the 60's dance, not the musical trend from Rio). LP, Vinyl record album
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Exotic Percussion
Liberty, Early 60s. 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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Zodiac Cosmic Sounds
Elektra, 1967. Very Good-
The Zodiac never sounded so spooky – and the album's one of the first in a trend that explored astrology with funky musical backings! The music for the set was put together by moogy maestro Mort Garson – then making a transition from being a straight easy arranger in the early 60s, to ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Forest Explosion!
Motor/MPS (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
Great collection featuring the best work of this groovy German piano player. Although he made some snoozy records in his day, this comp is definitely not one of them! Loads of great groovy funky piano tracks, with a cool european feel, and nice electric grooves. Some of these tracks came out in ... CD
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White Goddess
Kapp/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy
An exotica classic from the great Frank Hunter – an arranger who worked in many other formats in the 50s and 60s – but who's really left his mark with this haunting little record! The instrumentation is quite unique – as Hunter blends electric sounds from an ondionline with core ... CD
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1st Of Sonny Curtis
Viva, Late 60s. Near Mint-
Groovy guitar instrumentals – produced by Snuff Garrett! LP, Vinyl record album
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Sonic Seasonings
Columbia, Early 70s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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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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RCA, 1970. Near Mint-
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A&M, Late 60s. Very Good
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Whipped Cream & Other Delights (with bonus tracks)
A&M/Shout Factory, 1965. Used
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but ... CD
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Tartaglian Theorem
Capitol (Japan), 1968. New Copy
Sweet and dreamy instrumental pop from John Andrews Tartaglia – an arranger we only know from a few late 60s sides at Capitol Records – all of which are pretty great! Tartaglia's got a style that's still heavy in mainstream 60s easy modes, but borrows a fair bit from the generation of ... CD
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Switched-On Rock
Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good-
Acid rocky moogy stuff! The record's one of those "let's do a lot of pop covers on the moog" – and it features moogy updates of 60's tunes like "Get Back", "Jumpin' Jack Flash", "Feelin' Groovy", "Yummy Yummy Yummy", and "Time of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ole! Bossa Nova
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good
Classic pop bossa material from the Capitol scene, featuring a host of groovy jazz players backing up the breezy guitar of Laurindo Almeida. Although the album's not totally authentic bossa material, it does have a nice swing to it, and is easily as pleasant as some of the Verve sides from the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Whistle Stop
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+
Groovy guitar from Vinny Bell – with arrangements by Claus Ogerman and Charlie Calello! LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint-
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Pulse (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used 3CD
A really great little set – featuring 3 styles of work by Brit pop legend Tony Hatch! One disc features Hatch doing instrumental work from the 60s – lively renditions of instrumentals and covers, including a few numbers that have gone onto be loungecore classics – tracks like ... CD
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Hills Of Hollywood, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A totally great set that goes way beyond the few familiar sounds we know from the legendary Eden Ahbez – the strange mystical figure who was to LA exotic music what Moondog was to the sounds of the streets of New York! The set steps around Eden's one and only album for Del-Fi – and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Bacchus Archives/Dionysus, 1965. New Copy
A wonderful bit of lost exotica – issued here for the first time ever! The Beachcomber Trio hail from Columbus, Ohio in the mid 60s – but they've got a great sound that's like the best exotic combos in the LA scene a few years before – a really subtle, jazzy blend of vibes, flute ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Dionysus, 2013. New Copy
As you might tell from the cover, the set's a contemporary one – nobody ever showed that much skin on a 50s record cover – but the feel is definitely in the vintage exotica mode promised by the group's name – a really haunting blend of vibes, keyboards, and percussion – all ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Spoonful Of Lovin'
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+
Cool versions of Lovin Spoonful tunes – with cuts that include "Rain On The Roof", "Do You Believe In Magic", "Six O'Clock", "Lovin You", "Younger Girl", "Summer In The City", "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice", and "Didn' ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Audio Fidelity, 1970. Very Good Gatefold
Wonderful work from one of the maddest talents on the moog – the enigmatic Gershon Kingsley, frequent partner of Jean Jacques Perry! This album's got Kingsley working in his unique First Moog Quartet – a four-moog ensemble that makes some really incredible music! Unlike Kingsley's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soundpower!
RCA, 1962. Near Mint-
An album with as much power as you'd expect from the title – and a set that's billed as featuring "Music To The Limits Of Audibility"! The limits explored are the farther ones in sound – not the lower tones at the end of hearing – and Marty Gold does a very good job of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Look of Love
Sunset, Late 60s. Very Good
John Duffy plays groovy late 60's pop songs on a theatre organ with lots of cool effects, over backing by a tight little combo. The set includes tracks like "Theme From The Valley Of The Dolls", "It Must Be Him", "The Eyes Of Love", "The Look Of Love", and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Switched-On Bacharach
Decca, 1973. Very Good
Bacharach and moog – what a combination! The album features moogy versions of Burt's biggest hits of the 60s – played in a weird and moody style by Christopher Scott, and presented with a very good sense of Bacharach's original timing and poise for the tunes. The combination shouldn't ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Athena, 1973. Very Good+
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Taboo
Omega, Late 50s. Very Good-
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Alshire/Righteous (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
An absolute treasure of tripped-out, space age symphonic funk from 101 Strings! On this set the undocumented group of session players run through a whole bunch of spacey cuts, complete with fuzzed out electric guitar and sitar, weird period electronics, and more than a few funky drum breaks. It's ... CD
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Eclectic Guitar
RCA/El (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy
Incredible, indelible guitar instrumentals from the early years of Chet Atkins – later to conquer civilization with his 60s Nashville Sound – here with mid 50s guitar exotica that really is eclectic and well ahead of its time! Chet's 60s production work ranges from absolute genius, ... CD
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White Goddess
Kapp/Captain High (Germany), 1959. New Copy (reissue)
An exotica classic from the great Frank Hunter – an arranger who worked in many other formats in the 50s and 60s – but who's really left his mark with this haunting little record! The instrumentation is quite unique – as Hunter blends electric sounds from an ondionline with core ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA/El (UK), 1959/1962. New Copy
Hi-fi heaven from the legendary Esquivel – two albums back to back on a single CD! Latin-Esque is quite possibly our favorite Esquivel album ever – a tremendous little session that was recorded for RCA's Stereo Action series – with incredible sound that leaps back and forth ... CD
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Moonlight Offerings
Stolen Idols, 2014. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Sound Of Tiki
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A beautiful batch of tropical classics from the glory days of the American exotica scene – put together in a package that's every bit as seductive as the music! The set comes with a lovely 50 page booklet, filled with beautiful color images that work well with the music – that usual ... CD
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Bacchus Archives/Dionysus, 1962. New Copy
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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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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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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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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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
 
Updated November 26, 2014


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