Beautifully compressed pop from Herb Alpert – a session that's still got the traditional Tijuana Brass style, but which also displays a more restrained, more adult approach to instrumental pop! The rhythms are nicely changed out more than before here – stretching out with interwoven ... read moreCD
Genius, pure genius – a wonderful collection of 22 rare numbers by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – all recorded during the group's years at A&M Records, and including a number of previously unreleased tunes! The sound here is completely sublime – way more than just the ... read moreCD
(Out of print Signature Series edition.)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass —
SRO ... CD A&M/Shout Factory, 1966. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A standing room ovation in the A&M Studios – certainly the kind of reception we'd imagine Herb would get during these glory years of his career! The set's one of the most no-nonsense Tijuana Brass sessions of the 60s – a tightly crafted album that has a bit more jazz than usual ... read moreCD
The genius of this set is summed up in the tune "Magic Trumpet" – perhaps one of the best estimations of Herb's talents we could think of! The tune, like the entire album, is a fluid bit of magic that takes an older brass-driven mode into the far groovier styles of the 60s – ... read moreCD
A great look at the genius of David Axelrod – the groundbreaking producer who recorded some incredibly hip albums at Captiol during the late 60s, but who's now only finally getting his due! Axelrod brought a whole new sensibility to the studio in his day – an approach that really ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
One of the greatest albums by this enigmatic percussionist – a mix of hard and spare drum-driven tunes, plus a few more that add in some groovy 60s instrumentation, especially on electric guitar! The album's very well recorded and produced – and titles include "Jungle Mood", ... (Global Grooves, Now Sound)read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
Some of the coolest cuts you'll ever hear from Connie Francis – a host of well-picked tracks that show a very groovy side of her music! Gone are the cheesy pop modes of earlier years, and in their place are a host of jazzy, bossa, and mod-styled tunes – arranged here by Don Costa, ... (Vocalists, Now Sound)read moreCD
Stan Getz meets Burt Bacharach – a heavenly combination that brings together two of our most favorite musical talents of the 60s! And while we're at it, we'd also like to mention a third – Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans, who handles all the backdrops for this set – bringing ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
Sublime instrumental work from the great Jackie Gleason – a beautifully-done collection of his classic sides for Capitol Records – music that's definitely steeped in the romantic moods promised in the title! Jackie's got a way with a tune that few other leaders can touch – cool, ... read moreCD
A pre-exotica relic – cut just a year or two before bachelor pad music really broke big, and a very important album in helping get the whole thing started! The record's got a more serious feel than you might think – as pop classical conductor Morton Gould put together this mix of ... read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
Jazztronik/Gene Tamura/Toshiyuki Yasuda —
Aloha Exotica ... CD Tokuma (Japan), 2016. Used ...
Jazztronik step out here in a whole new direction – offering up their version of the classic exotica sound of the late 50s – along with help from a few of their contemporaries too! Some of the songs are numbers you'll recognize from the postwar years, and the versions here are nicely ... (New Grooves, Now Sound)read moreCD
Cool beans! We've always loved the original Avengers TV show from England (mostly, we admit, for the chance to see Diana Rigg in black leather!) Now, Sequel have gone and put out some of Laurie Johnson's great music for the show, plus a whole batch of other 60's UK easy tracks with a nice groove ... read moreCD
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 ... read moreCD
Tight, moddish Latin jams from the King Of Mambo – a rare mid 60s set from Perez Prado that's totally incredible – stacked from beginning to end with hard charging, pulpy uptempo groovers! Con Ritmo A Go Go is a record that lives and breathes for the rhythmic groove – with drums ... (Latin, Now Sound)read moreCD
Funky Latin psychedelic soul from Perez Prado from the dawn of the 70s – a totally killer batch that we love from the opening note the last second – and a rare one, to boot! 70 has loads of walloping Latin funk instrumentals, incredibly groovy bits and strains of the psychedelia of the ... (Latin, Now Sound)read moreCD
(Comes a great little LP style sleeve!)
Tito Puente —
Tambo ... CD RCA (France), 1960. Used ...
A wonderful bit of exotica from Tito Puente – an album done in collaboration with producer Marty Gold, and featuring a highly percussive sound that Gold himself was exploring on his own albums of the period! There's a heck of a lot of percussion on the set – in styles that mix both ... (Latin, Now Sound)read moreCD
A wonderful album from Lalo Schfrin! This one mixes together bossa piano and sweeping string arrangements – in a style that's incredibly dark-edged and driving, with a sound that's at once spooky and lovely – a dancing groove that makes the best tracks really sparkle! The album's ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
The George Shearing combo gets a rich new sound – the addition of light brass instrumentation to their already-great blend of jazz, Latin, and exotic modes! As with George's smaller sets for Capitol at the time, there's some great use of vibes and guitar on the record – gently grooving ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)
Gabor Szabo —
Dreams ... CD Skye/Fresh Sound (Spain), 1968. Used ...
The guitar genius of Gabor Szabo – set to magnificent arrangements by Gary McFarland! The set's one of the most sophisticated albums Szabo ever cut – and has a slow-building style that steps off of his Impulse years with a deeper, broader vision of music. By the time of the set, ... (Jazz, Now Sound)read moreCD
Fantastic! This excellent double CD set is an amazing batch of grooves put together by the brilliant German film composer Peter Thomas, for a set of films from the 60s based on super G-Man Jerry Cotton. The music's a wonderful batch of swinging swinging grooves, with cool jazzy bits, nice ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreCD
Past future meets future past – as a host of groovy remixers come into play with the fab 1966 soundtrack to the German sci fi show Raumpatrouille! The original soundtrack was filled with loads of great sounds – from spacey Hammond to groovy bossa, weird electronics, and lots of jazzy ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreCD
Very groovy stuff! This 18 track set is about the hippest easiest Christmas compilation you can find – and it's filled with gems pulled from the Ultra Lounge end of the Capitol/EMI catalog! There's a mixture of vocal tunes, easy instrumental tunes, and even a few hip jazz numbers – ... (Holiday Music, Now Sound)read moreCD
Shorter than the usual TV Tunes 2 LP sets, and with only 50 tracks – but, oh, what tracks they are! Loads and loads of cool old TV commercials, back from the old days – when nobody cared how goofy they sounded, and when they spent way too much money on studio hacks churning out cool ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreCD
2nd volume in this classic series – with a cool mix of TV themes to cartoons, sitcoms, and spy/crime shows! The 65 song set includes such favorites as The Three Stoges, Johnny Quest, Spiderman, Underdog, Route 66, I Spy, The Saint, Outer Limits, NBC Mystery Movie, Rawhide, Brady Bunch, ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreCD
Some of our favorite themes from the 70's and early 80's (the days when we were spending the most time in front of the tube), with 65 classics in all! Titles include What's Happening, Alice, Mork & Mindy, Moonlighting, Soap, Benny Hill, Chips, MacGyver, Incredible Hulk, Dukes Of Hazzard, ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreCD
65 current and recent TV themes for samplin' and stuff like that. Titles include The Next Generation, The Simpsons, Ren and Stimpy, Blossom, Rosanne, Seinfeld, Mad About You, The Nanny, David Letterman Show, Max Headroom, Twin Peaks, Space Ghost, Saved By The Bell, and lots lots more! You get the ... (Soundtracks, Now Sound)read moreCD
(Out of print. In the cool lenticular cover, too!)