Floyd Cramer takes it to school – with two of his "class" albums from the 70s! Class Of 73 is a mighty nice set – a record that has the trademark Cramer piano getting maybe a bit more of a contemporary touch in the hands of arranger Barry McDonald – who swirls in ... read moreCD
2 classic bits of exotica on one CD! Forbidden Island is an excellent session that's one of the harder to find Martin Denny albums on Liberty! The record features the classic Denny exotica quartet with Augie Colon and Julius Wechter, plus some additional guest players on flute, percussion, and ... read moreCD
Better than you might think – and a sparkling selection of recent exotica work that's very much in the best tradition of Martin Denny or Les Baxter, but which also goes far beyond that style, into a wealth of groovy modes that also hits some great 60s soundtrack moments! The first few tunes ... read moreCD
Dreamy vocals, catchy tunes, bossa rhythms – it's gotta be Claudine Longet! During the late 60s, Claudine first warmed ears in America with a lovely take on the gentle sounds of the Astrud Gilberto era – a French-accented approach to mellow vocal pop, often touched with a bit of jazz ... (Vocalists, Now Sound)read moreCD
A sweet batch of grooves with a really trippy edge! The enigmatic Lord Sitar was one of a handful of late 60s sitar players who easily crossed into the world of groovy pop – blending traditional Indian instrumental styles with shorter pop tunes that had a wild psyche-out kind of feel. This ... (Global Grooves, Now Sound)read moreCD
A pair of albums from French maestro Paul Mauriat – back to back on a single CD! C'Est La Vie is from a generation when so many other artists were moving their easy instrumental styles into disco grooves – but Paul Mauriat nicely finds his own path forward, and instead keeps things ... read moreCD
One of the strangest records ever on Verve! The album's a dreamy batch of easy tunes – composed by Phil Moore, and played by a group that includes Lucky Thompson, Marshall Royal, Snooky Young, Gerald Wilson, Calvin Jackson, and Harry Klee, plus added strings. The overall feel is similar to ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
Ken Nordine —
Colors ... CD Philips/Ashodel, Mid 60s. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
This is Asphodel's wonderful reissue of "word jazz" maestro Ken Nordine's classic mid 60s ode to the sultry side of the common, the uncommon, and some seemingly made up colors. ("Muddy" anyone?) Billed as "A Sensuous Listening Experience" – and truly living up ... (Comedy/Spoken, Now Sound)read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)
Kurt Schwitters —
Ursonate ... CD Hat Art (Switzerland), 1991. Used ...
Excellent recording of Kurt Schwitters lengthy Dada vocal composition written in the 20's, and performed in 1991 with razor sharp precision by Eberhard Blum. The piece (and the other two which accompany it – "Ribble Bobble Pimlico" and "Ri Ribble" – are beautiful ... read moreCD
Accordionist Art Van Damme had a mysterious sound that was firmly rooted in jazz, but which also was a favorite among lounge fans of the classic years, because of its unusual mix of instruments like vibes, guitar, and accordion. The two LPs on this CD are some of his best early works, and between ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
Volume one of this great series was perhaps one of the single most influential compilations of the past five decade. Why? Well, because it exposed the world to the lost funky and groovy gems from the UK EMI Studio 2 catalog, and shifted the whole loungecore scene past the easy kitsch stuff and ... (Funky Compilations, Now Sound)read moreCD
A groovy set of loungey bossa tunes – pulled from 60s recordings on Capitol, Liberty, Pacific Jazz, and related labels. There's more than a few "authentic" bossa performers here, mixed with some others that pick up the groove nicely – working out their own west coast ... read moreCD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)