Jimmie Haskell —
Count Down ... LP Imperial/Sonitron (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)...
Space age rock and roll! The great Jimmy Haskell is one of the hippest arrangers of the 50s and 60s – and he penned more than a few great charts in his day for rock and roll oriented films and TV shows. This rare album has him writing some cool spaced-out instrumentals that basically take a ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Dick Hyman —
Moon Gas ... LP MGM/Captain High (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the greatest albums that Dick Hyman ever recorded – a mad mix of keyboards that more than lives up to its name and its wonderful cover! The album has Dick playing instruments that include electronic organs, keyboards, and ondioline – working in a "moon" oriented style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A weird mix of watery piano and organ lines from Norma Lyon – an obscure Northwest Pacific composer of the 60s, heard here in a self-produced album from the time! The record's divided up into two very poetic sides – "Sea Sketches" and "Dune Sketches" – each of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The title certainly gets it right – as the work here predates the bigger exotica moment of the 50s in American music – but already shows a real criss-crossing of styles, and great love of unusual instruments and sounds! Half the work here is by American artists, and the other is by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One song, swung a number of different ways – in this special 10" album that presents nine different readings of the classic Lecuona song "Taboo"! The tune was not just an exotica standard in the late 50s, but was a Latin classic too – and the versions here nicely skirt ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album