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Les BaxterSoul Of The Drums ... LP
Reprise, Early 60s. Very Good ... $33.99
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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Les BaxterSounds Of Adventure ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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 light wear.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterBarbarian ... LP
American International, 1960. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An obscure one from the great Les Baxter – his soundtrack for the film Goliath & The Barbarians, which looks like a b-grade thriller on the level of Jason & The Argonauts! Les mixes exotic touches with fuller orchestrations – a bit in the blood-and-sandals style of the time – and the tracks have sort of a "sabre dance" quality to them, with lots of dancing strings that flare up nicely – next to some moodier moments that recall some of Baxter's other exotica music too. Titles include "Ride Of The Barbarians", "Fire Dance", "Rape Of The Village", and "Barbarian Games", which is subtitled "Noisy Village", perhaps a reference to Les' big hit "Quiet Village". (Soundtracks, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and half split seams.)

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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 BaxterBaxter's Best ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterMoog Rock ... LP
GNP, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A 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! LP, Vinyl record album
(In nice shape!)

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✨✧ Les Baxter/Harry RevelMusic Out Of The Moon (3 x 78rpm album) ... 78 RPM
Capitol, Early 50s. Used 3 x 78rpm ... Out Of Stock
A classic theremin set! (78 RPM, Now Sound) 78 RPM, Vinyl record
(Albums spine and covers are loose.)

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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 ... $14.99
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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Markko Polo AdventurersOrienta ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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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Tak ShindoMganga! ... CD
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy ... $13.99 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 13.99

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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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VariousRe/Search – Incredibly Strange Music Vol 2 ... CD
Re/Search, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
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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✨✧ 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
(Rainbow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Ron GoodwinMusic For An Arabian Night ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Brit easy exotica! Ron Goodwin was to the British easy scene of the 50s what Les Baxter was to that of the US – a very capable leader with a talent for impeccable arrangements of many different styles, and a mode of going global that really brought the whole thing home. The album was issued as "authentic" one at the time, but they've got a lightly dancing orchestral feel that recalls some of Baxter's best work of the early 60s – not as all-out jungly exotic as some of the more African-inspired records on Capitol, but dreamily exotic like some of his others, with sounds of faraway lands, both real and imagined, coming from the studios in a majestic setting. Titles include "Windows Of The East", "Bazaar", "Old Beirut", "The Cedars Of Lebanon", and "Desert Hero". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)
 
 
 



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