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Les BaxterHell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sidewalk/La La Land, 1969. New Copy ... $6.99 19.98
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60s, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats. The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy guitars to give a razor sharp edge to the groove! A few tracks have vocals, but it's the funk rock instrumentals that drive this one into pulp soundtrack classic status. Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove", "Chain Fight", "Dan's Theme", "Scoobee Doo" and the killer "Wheels (Main Title Theme)". This great limited edition CD version has a 4 bonus tracks made up of the full version of the end title song, medleys of shorter cues from the film, instrumental bits and more. "Travelin' Man", "Take It From Me (Source)/Gila Monster/Cathy Left Behind /Mongoose Gets Beans", "Gang Rides Through The Hills/Tosses Bike Over Bank/Snake Or Rope" and more. (Soundtracks, Now Sound) CD
(Now out of print!! Limited to 1200 copies!)

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Les BaxterJungle Jazz ... LP
Capitol/Captain High (Germany), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... About October 15, 2017
Savage stuff! This is one of Les Baxter's greatest albums ever – and it's right on a par with African Jazz, which uses a similar formula: Plas Johnson's up front playing gutsy tenor, and Les is behind, working a large group of exotica players into a tribal frenzy of mellow grooves. Titles include "Amazon Falls", "Coco", "Isle Of Cuba", "Jungla Brava", "Go Chango", and "Blue Jungle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Les BaxterTangos – Arthur Murray Favorites ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light ringwear.)

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Les Baxter And OthersWild Stereo Drums ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Compilation of Capitol artists doing material designed to show off rhythmic stereo patterns. Les Baxter does a couple exotica things, and Dick Harrell delivers two cool rockin' drum tracks. There's a total of 9 tracks in all, including "Bangkok Beat", "Blue Rhumba" and "Bongo Bash" by Pepe Dominguin, "Rocket Racket" and "Drivin' Around The Block" by Dick Harrell, "Uncle Tom Tom" and "Ting Ting Ting" by Les Baxter, "Drummer Boys" by Felix Slatkin & The Drum Brigade and "Tri Fi Drums" by Stan Levy, Alvin Stoller and Irv Cottler with the Billy Mays Orchestra. Powerful Percussion! Dramatic Stereo! Exciting Variety! LP, Vinyl record album
(UK stereo pressing, with a promo sticker. Flip-back cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterHell's Belles ... LP
Sidewalk, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic funkiness! Although Les Baxter's best known for his easy listening work in the late 50s/early 60's, this 1969 biker flick soundtrack is a motherlode of funky funky tracks, and a veritable cornucopia of breakbeats! Highlights include the classics "Hogin' Machine" and "Hot Wind", but there's lots of other nice ones like "Soul Groove" and "Scoobee Doo". The drums are nice and hard, and there's plenty of fuzzy fuzzy guitar to go around nicely! A few tracks have vocals, but the instrumentals more than make up for any weak spots. Essential. (Soundtracks, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les BaxterMidnight On The Cliffs ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dreamy work from Les Baxter – featuring his chorus and orchestra over string-heavy arrangements that match the midnight sea setting on the cover. The work's a lot more flowery than his exotic recordings for Capitol – but it's got an insanity that we find quite appealing, especially in its attempt to convey illicit midnight passion. Titles include "Suddenly", "The Medic Theme", "The Shrike", "Blue Mirage", "End Of Spring", and "Dream Rhapsody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterPrimitive & The Passionate ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Les Baxter's greatest records – and one of his rarest too, one of the few he cut for Reprise after leaving Capitol! The record is a continuation of Baxter's exotica sound of the late 50s – played with some great help that includes Larry Bunker on vibes and percussion, Clare Fischer on celeste and piano, and Leo Acosta on gourd! The sweetly dreamy sound of Fischer is an especially nice addition – and often creates a gentle flow to tunes that have a more driving approach overall – but it's Les' genius with the arrangements that make the album sparkle most of all, because even familiar tunes are transformed by his exotica magic! Titles include "Slave Ship", "Congale", "Via Veneto", "Night With Cleopatra", "Peking Tiger", and "Fiesta Brava". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousUltra Lounge Volume 1– Mondo Exotica ... CD
Capitol, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of vintage exotica – with work by Les Baxter, Martin Tenny, Webley Edwards, Yma Sumac, Chick Floyd, Bas Sheva, Tak Shindo, and many others! CD
(Out of print. Cutout mark through spine.)

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✨✧ Dominic FrontierePagan Festival ... LP
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the few good exotica albums to ever come out on Columbia, and a nice set of orchestral pieces, with a slight eastern tinge, and the kind of arrangements that were being used by Les Baxter over at Capitol. A number of tracks have a groovy vocal chorus – and titles include "Temple Of Suicide", "Goddess Of Love", "Venus Girl", and "Jaguar God". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label demo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear, a piece of black tape on the spine, and notes in pen on back.)

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Arthur LymanBahia ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Very Good ... $6.99
An exotica classic! Bahia is awash in wonderful sounds – some light sound effects, especially birds, borrowed from the Martin Denny exotica mode – but also some more fully-formed instrumental passages that also show a strong Les Baxter influence too! There's some really wonderful vibes on the set – ringing out nicely with piano and percussion in ways that almost show a slight Latin influence – but given the south sea sounds and themes of the set, the main feel is exotica all the way through. Titles include "Bahia", "Jungle Jalopy", "Bamboo", "Caribbean Nights", "Quiet Village", "Busy Port", "Beyond The Reef", and "Maui Chimes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a half split top seam and masking tape on the bottom seam.)

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Markko Polo AdventurersOrienta ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A lost lounge gem from the RCA catalog – with a dreamy exotica feel that's right up there with the best of the bachelor pad era! Gerald Fried arranged and conducted this ersatz studio group, and his overall approach has lots of sweeping woodwinds and percussion, similar to the great Les Baxter work on Capitol during the same time. The tracks have a pronounced Eastern feel – as you'd guess by titles like "Yokahama Ferryboat", "Rain In Rangoon", "Madam Sloe Gin's", "Night Of The Tiger", and "Nagasaki". Great "Eastern" cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Living Stereo pressing. Back cover has light wear & a small stain on the back.)

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Neil NormanGreatest Science Fiction Hits II ... LP
GNP, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Late, but moody LP of Sci-Fi electronic space themes. Les Baxter plays keyboards and Neil Norman plays synth & theremin, and the two of them make it through some really well-chosen material, including a few originals like "March of the Lizard Men" and "Daughter of the Lesser Moon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tak ShindoMganga! ... LP
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
A fantastic bit exotica from Tak Shindo – quite rootsy at times, in a way that really lives up to the cover – and which makes the whole thing a lot more striking than Shindo's other big album on Capitol at the time! The instrumentation is filled with heavy percussion and rhythms, often recorded with a lot of echo – and peppered with these chanting vocals that are totally great – much moodier than more mainstream exotica. Imagine Les Baxter going deeper into the jungle – and you've got a good idea of the vibe here – as the instrumentation goes way beyond mere "primitive sounds" – with some Latin jazz inspiration and other global accents seamlessly working their way into a richly-layered sound! Titles include "Mombasa Love Song", "Nyoba Festival", "Slave Chains of Mtumwa", "Mganga", "Watusi Drum Dance", and "Port of Trinkitat". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBritxotica Box – Three Amazing Albums Of Primitive Pop & Savage Jazz From The Wild British Isles (3CD set) ... CD
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not exotica, but Britxotica – a cool variant of the American postwar love of the sounds of the islands and the jungles – served up here in a really hip batch of tracks from the UK scene of the late 50s and early 60s! Many of these numbers are rooted in jazz, and there's definitely some key jazz musicians in the mix – but you'll also hear lots of the percussion, global instruments, and moody orchestrations you'd find on American records by folks like Les Baxter or Martin Denny – although sometimes with an even groovier vibe, and a nice London twist – similar to some of the Croydon Municipal compilations from Cherry Red! The package is one of the coolest collections we've seen from Trunk Records in a long time – and this special box features all three of the vinyl volumes. Titles include "Zambezi" by Tony Mansell & Johnny Dankworth, "The Green Eye Of The Little Yellow God" by Harry H Corbett, "Street Of A Thousand Bongos" by Brian Fahey, "Taboo" by Sounds Incorporated, "Follow Me" by Lucille Mapp, "Jungle Drums" by Ted Heath, "The Hat" by Jerry Allen, "Cha Cha Cha Calypso" by Maxine Daniels, "Sphinx Won't Tell" by Beverley Sisters, "Caravan" by Stanley Black, "Persian Twist" by Charles Blackwell, "Marrakesh" by Tony Osborne, "Climb Up The Wall" by Yana, "Miserlou" by Stanley Black, "Turkish Coffee" by Tony Osborne, "The Sultan Of Bezaaz" by Ray Ellington, "Heatwave" by Geoff Love, "Mangoes" by Lucille Mapp, "Hawaiian Honeymoon" by Frank Weir, "Tropical Mirage" by Ron Goodwin, "Run See Jerusalem" by George Melly & Kenny Graham, "Stormy Weather" by Betty Smith, "Milk From The Coconut" by Johnny Gentle, and "Quiet Village" by Martinas & His Music. (Funky Compilations, Now Sound) CD

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✨✧ VariousScamp – Passport To Excitement ... CD
Scamp (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
15 tracks from Laurie Johnson, John Barry, Robert Mitchum, Martin Denny, the Shadows, Maya Angelou, Walter Wanderly, Jackie Gleason, Les Baxter, Keith Mansfield & 101 Strings. CD
(Promotional release.)

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✨✧ Tak ShindoMganga! ... CD
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit exotica from Tak Shindo – quite rootsy at times, in a way that really lives up to the cover – and which makes the whole thing a lot more striking than Shindo's other big album on Capitol at the time! The instrumentation is filled with heavy percussion and rhythms, often recorded with a lot of echo – and peppered with these chanting vocals that are totally great – much moodier than more mainstream exotica. Imagine Les Baxter going deeper into the jungle – and you've got a good idea of the vibe here – as the instrumentation goes way beyond mere "primitive sounds" – with some Latin jazz inspiration and other global accents seamlessly working their way into a richly-layered sound! Titles include "Mombasa Love Song", "Nyoba Festival", "Slave Chains of Mtumwa", "Mganga", "Watusi Drum Dance", and "Port of Trinkitat". CD
Also available Mganga! ... LP 23.99
 
 
 



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