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✨✧ Les BaxterEight Classic Albums (4 CD set) ... CD
Real Gone Jazz, Mid 50s. Used 4CD ... $7.99
Includes the albums Kaleidoscope, Tamoo, Caribbean Moonlight, La Femme, Round The World With Les Baxter, Skins, Midnight On The Cliffs, and Ports Of Pleasure. CD

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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 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
(Limited to 1200 copies!!)

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Les BaxterJewels Of The Sea ... LP
Capitol, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $29.99
One of the rarest Les Baxter albums – and one of the best! The theme is undersea exotic – and Les uses a swirling mix of strings, piano, organ, flute, and electronics to create a haunting sound that makes you feel like you've discovered some hidden grotto under the sea, filled with jewels and other treasures you could only imagine in dreams. The scoring is similar to some of Les' other great work on Capitol – but the dreaminess of the instruments gives the record a whole different sound, without getting as snoozy as some of his easy pop work. Titles include "Dancing Diamonds", "Enchanted Sea", "Sunken City", "Stars In The Sand", "Sea Nymph", and "Dolphin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a split top seam & some light wear.)

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Les BaxterMidnight On The Cliffs ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $3.99
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. Cover has a split top seam & a partially split bottom seam.)

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Les BaxterSacred Idol ... LP
Capitol, 1960. Very Good- ... $11.99
A real standout set from the end of Les Baxter's run at Capitol Records – originally scored for a film that was never released, but a great set of tracks that more than stands strongly on its own! The theme here is a Mexican/Latin American one – explored by Baxter with his trademark blend of larger orchestrations and lighter exotica touches – often swirling around in an extremely evocative mode that makes us wish the film had been issued to the public, and at a few key moments even hinting at the funkier modes that would follow on some of Les' later work for other labels. Titles include "Aqueducts", "Gardens Of The Moon", "Pyramid Of The Sun", "Temple Of Gold", and "Procession Of The Princes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)

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Harry Revel/Les BaxterMusic Out Of The Moon (3 x 78 rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ 3 x 78 rpm album ... $29.99
A classic theremin set! (78 RPM, Now Sound) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Album book has some light edge wear but is otherwise in good shape!)

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✨✧ Les BaxterHell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sidewalk/La La Land, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
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
(Limited to 1200 copies!!)
Also available Hell's Belles (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Martin Denny/Les BaxterExotic Moog/Moog Rock ... CD
lectronic Vanguard, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the few truly great Martin Denny albums from the 60s, and one that features some killer use of the moog, and a very different sound than some of Denny's other albums. The keyboards have lots of wild sounds, with chirps and flutters that would make Perry & Kingsley proud – and the backing's a bit funkier than usual, with some nice electric basslines to keep the groove coming. Includes a great version of Baden Powell's "Canto De Ossanha", a remake of "Quiet Village", a moody take on "Midnight Cowboy", and a jazzy moogy version of "Cast Your Fate To The Wind". Up next is another surprisingly sweet set of moogy goodness! Despite the fact that this album features Les playing mostly classical material – like works by Chopin, Borodin, Grieg, and Bach – the "moog rock" approach makes the whole thing groove nicely, with a firey kind of sound that blasts through the original compositions in a nice electronic wash of sound. Paul Beaver's on the moog, and instrumentation also includes Novachord, Fender bass, and percussion by King Errison! CD
(Limited edition of 1000. Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousRe/Search – Incredibly Strange Music Vol 2 ... CD
Re/Search, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Stanley BlackExotic Percussion ... LP
London, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
Both Phase 4 and Stanley Black have made their share of snoozy LPs, but this is not one of them! The label lists the talent as "Stanley Black with Women's Voices", and boy do those gals give his music a kick. Their spooky chorus haunts these exotic ditties, and ally Stanley's sound much more with the Les Baxter/Hollywood version of exotica than the snoozy fifties London stuff. An exotica classic – no wonder it's one of the toughest Phase 4 LPs to find. LP, Vinyl record album

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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
(6 eye mono pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and seam splitting.)

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Tak ShindoMganga! ... CD
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
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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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
Also available Mganga! ... CD 9.99

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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 ... $22.99
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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✨✧ Yma SumacVoice Of The Xtabay ... LP
Capitol, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Capitol 12" LP that features work from 2 earlier Yma Sumac 10" LPs – Voice of The Xtabay and Inca Taqui. Voice Of The Xtabay is one of her earliest Capitol albums, with classic arrangements by Les Baxter, of material that was written by Yma's Partner Moises Vivanco. Titles include "Xtaby", "Wayra", "Taita Inty", "Monos", and "Tumpa". The other album has a sound that's a lot more primal – with orchestrations by Moises Vivanco, and tracks that include "Malaya", "Ripui", "Wak Ai", "Chumbe Maita", and "Karawi". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s blue label pressing, still in the shrink. Cover has a bent corner.)
Also available Voice Of The Xtabay/Inca Taqui ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Martin DennyQuiet Village ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare percussion, rhythmic piano, and just the right amount of vibes and bird calls to give the track a really haunting feel. That approach is echoed throughout the set – with shifting instrumentation that includes celeste, bongos, marimbas, and marimbula as well! Titles include "Quiet Village", "Paradise Found", "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing. Cover has some peeling from tape removal along the bottom seam on back.)
 
 
 



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