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✨✧ Les BaxterHell's Belles ... LP
Sidewalk, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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 BaxterSounds Of Adventure ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
A 2LP set, released in the mid 60's as a "Capitol Record Club Exclusive" – and one that compiles some of Baxter's best work for the label. The inside of the cover has some good notes on Baxter's career, and the record contains many nice moments like "Dancing Diamonds", "Lost In Meditation", "Blue Jungle", "Hong Kong Cable Car", "Bustin The Bongos", "Quiet Village", "Enchanted Sea", "Dawn on the City", and "A Distant Star". Nice abstracted green jungle grass all over the cover! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting seams.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterTeen Drums ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $14.99
One of Les Baxter's best for Capitol! Forget the "teen" in the title, because this is a super-hip album filled with great percussion tracks. More than a few of the numbers have a Latiny groove – mixing strong exotica scoring with rawer percussion than usual, and some occasional tenor work from Plas Johnson. Titles include "Ting Ting Ting", "Take One", "Boomada", "Uncle Tom Tom", "Barbarian", "Chom Chom", "I Dig", "Ooch I Baba", and "Bom Bom". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and splitting in all seams, held with some tape.)

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Les BaxterThinking Of You (2 x 7" EP) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1954. Very Good+ 2x7" Gatefold (pic cover)... $5.99
(Funky 45's, Now Sound) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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Les BaxterYoung Pops ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good+ ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Les BaxterSoul Of The Drums ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest of all Les Baxter albums – and one of the best! The record was cut after Les' early 60s move to Reprise – but it's still very much in the vein of his Capitol exotic work, which is more than we can say for some of his other Reprise sessions. There's a strong emphasis on percussion – as you might guess by the title – and the orchestrations are both sophisticated and emotionally driving. Titles include "Sunrise At Kowloon", "Which Doctor?", "Mai Tai", "The Girl Behind The Bamboo Curtain", "River of Dreams", and "The Enchanted Reef". Great cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear & a split top seam.)

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✨✧ Billy Strange, Les Baxter, Hall Daniels & OthersSecret Agent File ... CD
GNP, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although there were plenty of easy and studio musicians who tried to cash in on the success of the Bond-era spy soundtracks, few did it as well as Billy Strange! He gets a helping hand here from Les Baxter and a boatload of west coast session greats like Carol Kaye, Tommy Tedesco, Dennis Budimir, Don Randi, Leon Russell, Hal Blaine and even Glen Campbell, on a bevy of popular spy and action themes – like "Thunderball", "Man Alone", "I Spy", "Our Man Flint", "Get Smart", "Goldfinger", "The Ipcress File", "I Spy", "Our Man Flint", "OO7", "Run Spy Run", "The Rockford Files" and "The Prisoner" – all done by Strange with that great twangy guitar sound that he already had in the first place, and which was probably ripped off by John Barry for the Bond scores! CD

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Markko Polo AdventurersOrienta ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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
(Mono pressing. Cover has a partially split top seam.)

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VariousRe/Search – Incredibly Strange Music Vol 2 ... CD
Re/Search, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
Based from the great book series! This one's the second volume in Re/Search's series on Incredibly Strange Music – a landmark set of explorations into the nether regions of postwar popular music, one that coincided with mid 90s beathead culture, and led to a huge interest in albums that had long been overlooked by record collectors, sample heads, and anyone with a bent towards more unusual listening. This volume features tracks by the likes of Hot Butter, Nirvana Sitar & String Group, Ken Nordine, Russ Carcia, Les Baxter, Eden Ahbez, Rusty Warren, and Bob McFadden & Dor. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tak ShindoMganga! ... CD
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy ... Temporarily 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

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✨✧ Tak ShindoMganga! ... LP
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily 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". LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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