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Leo AddeoMore Hawaii In Hi-Fi ... LP
RCA, 1959. Very Good ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing.)

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Pierre Challet & His OrchestraStrings In Hi-Fi ... LP
Mercury, 1960s. Very Good ... $0.99
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Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the best non-Winchester albums from the team of Ferrante & Teicher – not as crazy as some of their work, but still with some good elements of the piano trickery that made them famous. Titles include "Out Of This World", "East Of The Sun", "Over The Rainbow", "Stars In My Eyes", and "Stella By Starlight". Also features the original tracks "Serenade To A Star" and "Beyond The Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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Harpo MarxHarpo In Hi Fi ... LP
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
Remember how great and strange Harpo's musical interludes were in the old Marx Brothers' movies? Well, now you can have your very own collection of some of Harpo's lovely harp work recorded after he retired from the pictures! LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some aging.)

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Marjorie MeinertHi Fi & Mighty – Marjorie Meinert At The Allen Organ ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $0.99
A sweet Hi-Fi take on the sound of the Allen organ! LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing. Cover has a small mark from a sticker in the bottom corner.)

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Billy MureSuper Sonic Guitars In Hi Fi ... LP
RCA, 1957. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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✨✧ Elsa Popping & Her Pixieland Band (Andre Popp)Delirium In Hi Fi ... LP
Columbia, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A lost Hi Fi gem! Released in America under the name of "Elsa Popping & Her Pixieland Band" – the record is actually a stunning collaboration between French orchestra leader Andre Popp and sound effects wizard Pierre Fatosme. The sound is wild and swinging, with a feel that's similar to Esquivel, but with a lot weirder effects, and a little bit less music-based sound overall. Popp cares less about swinging than Esquivel, and he's much freer with his music – as there's moments on here that sound like avant garde chamber pieces, which then swing into tight little bits with cool sounds made by editing and playing with tape. The album's wonderful all the way through – with very high quality material that makes a lot of the other cheaper lounge releases sound hollow! Titles include "Java", "La Paloma", "La Java Du Diable", "Java Des Bombes Atomiques", and "Adios Muchachos". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ruth WelcomeHi Fi Zither ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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(Rainbow label pressing with deep groove.)

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VariousVintage Sports Cars In Hi Fi ... LP
Riverside, 1958. Very Good+ ... $6.99
(Sound Library, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Arthur LymanIsle Of Enchantment ... LP
Life/Hi Fi, 1964. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A set with a dreamy feel that certainly lives up to its title – a mix of moods that includes some key themes from Henry Mancini, plus a few other well-chosen numbers! As on other Lyman dates from the time, there's a bit of jazz creeping into the mix here – but one that's never too strong, and which only serves to balance out the sound nicely – and keep the group from going into some of the too-poppy modes of some of his contemporaries who were moving far from their exotica roots. There's still plenty of great percussion bits on the set – and titles include "Et Maintenant", "Lei Alhoa Lei", "Charade", "The High & The Mighty", "Orange Tamore", "Swingin Shepherd Blues", and "Sho Joji". LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur LymanTaboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Hi Fi/Ryko, Late 50s. Used ... $4.99
One of Arthur Lyman's first LPs –- a brilliant set of percussively grooving tracks, modulated at a low tempo, and recorded in the Henry J. Kaiser aluminum dome in Hawaii with a sound that inspired countless other exotic groups. Art plays vibes, and is augmented by percussion and piano, plus other bits of exotic instrumentation. Cuts include "Hilo March", "Sim Sim", "China Clipper", and "Sea Breeze". This pressing includes four bonus tracks, "Colonel Bogey March", "Bwana A", "Moon Over A Ruined Castle", and "Waikiki Serenade". CD

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Arthur LymanTaboo Vol 2 ... CD
Hi Fi/Ryko, 1958. Used ... $4.99
One of the first few albums that Arthur Lyman recorded after his split with Martin Denny – and still very much in the best Denny mode – mixing vibes with percussion, and adding in lots of cool effects! There's a fair bit of exotic sounds in the mix – including birdcalls from group members – but Lyman's vibes are the real charm here – both metallic and warm at the same time, making for a nice degree of drama in ways that don't always show up on his later albums. Titles include "Jungle Fantasy", "Sakura", "Babalik Ka Rin", "Love Dance", and "Return To Paradise". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Arthur LymanLove For Sale ... LP
Hi Fi, 1963. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A record that boasts a strange image of Arthur Lyman on the front – one that almost makes him look a bit thuggish, despite the affection promised in the title! (A bit of rough trade, perhaps?) The tunes themselves are a love-centered batch of exotic instrumentals – most with "love" in the title – played by Lyman's hip group that includes John Kramer on bass, flute, and guitar; Allan Soares on piano, celeste, and clavietta; and Harold Chang on heavy percussion. The sound is sometimes mellow, sometimes upbeat – and titles include "Love For Sale", "Love", "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing", "Love Dance", "Secret Love", "When I Fall In Love", and "It's So Right To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwarp has a hole in back.)

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✨✧ Arthur LymanTaboo Vol 2 ... LP
Hi Fi, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the first few albums that Arthur Lyman recorded after his split with Martin Denny – and still very much in the best Denny mode – mixing vibes with percussion, and adding in lots of cool effects! There's a fair bit of exotic sounds in the mix – including birdcalls from group members – but Lyman's vibes are the real charm here – both metallic and warm at the same time, making for a nice degree of drama in ways that don't always show up on his later albums. Titles include "Jungle Fantasy", "Sakura", "Babalik Ka Rin", "Love Dance", and "Return To Paradise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing with a volcano image. Cover has a stereo sticker.)
Also available Taboo Vol 2 ... CD 4.99
 
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Ken Nordine & OthersSounds In Space ... LP
RCA, 1958. Very Good ... $7.99
A pretty cool record – even if it is mostly a "hi fi" sampler from RCA. The record demonstrates the full range of RCA's Living Stereo method – and it's got Ken Nordine narrating his way through a host of tracks from the label. As is typical with this sort of thing, about half of the music is classical – but there's also some nice numbers in the easy mode by Skitch Henderson, Ralph Flanagan, Lena Horne, and Jerome Hines. The best part is still Ken Nordine, though! (Comedy/Spoken, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Living Stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has minor splitting on the seams.)

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Dick Schory's New Percussion EnsembleMusic To Break Any Mood ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Classic bachelor pad listening! Dick Schory's percussion ensemble lays out a bunch of wild loopy tracks with percussive touches, and the kind of hi-fi groove designed to split your speakers (or break your mood, as the case may be!) Lots of drums, bells, gongs, cymbals, and other percussive instruments – on tracks that include "Safari Anyone?", "Foggy Day", "Tortilla", "Fascinating Rhythm", and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original deep goove mono copy. Cover has splitting on the top seam & some aging.)

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✨✧ Ferrante & TeicherSoundproof – The Sound Of Tomorrow Today ... LP
Westminster, 1956. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible! Ferrante & Teicher play the piano like nobody ever else had – save for perhaps John Cage! The duo do a heck of a lot of work inside the piano – plucking the strings, hitting them like vibes, and sticking in all of these weird bits to create a "prepared piano" sound that far surpasses the ideas that even Cage came up with! And through all of this, they always manage a hi-fi swing – working the piano to come up with amazing tracks that sound more electronic than acoustic, a perfect fit for the space-age cover of the album! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Roland KovacTrip To The Mars ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Don't blame us for the bad syntax in the title – just thank us for carrying such groovy record! The album's a hi-fi space jazz spectacular – featuring some of Eruope's hippest players of the 60s, all coming together under the leadership of Roland Kovac, who composed and arranged this 17-part suite about an imaginary trip to the Red Planet! Instrumentation includes vibes, tenor, alto, percussion, piano, and trombone – and players include Jimmy Deuchar, Derek Humble, Jimmy Pratt, Charles Drewo, and Stuff Combe. The music is a mixture of Clarke-Boland jamming and American bachelor-pad oddities – and the "trip to Mars" has more the feel of a swinging crime show than it does a rocket ride, but we can forgive them for that because it sounds so great! Titles include "Sound Barrier", "Service 1", "The Green Star", "Munich On The Mars", "Power Start", "Blue Dance", and "Mooncrater". (Jazz, Now Sound) CD

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✨✧ Perez PradoBig Hits By Prado ... LP
RCA, 1960. Used ... Out Of Stock
They certainly got the title right on this one – as the album's overflowing with earlier hits by Perez Prado, re-recorded here for the hi-fi generation, with really swinging RCA sound! The numbers include some perennial Perez favorites – including "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White", "In A Little Spanish Town", "Caballo Negro", "Mambo Jambo", and the legendary "Mambo Number 5". A nice way to get all of his best stuff on wax! (Latin, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ EsquivelLatin-Esque/Exploring New Sounds In Stereo (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/El (UK), 1959/1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Hi-fi heaven from the legendary Esquivel – two albums back to back on a single CD! Latin-Esque is quite possibly our favorite Esquivel album ever – a tremendous little session that was recorded for RCA's Stereo Action series – with incredible sound that leaps back and forth between each speaker! The notes describe the record as having a "block long sound" – given that Juan Garcia recorded the record in 2 different studios, a block apart – and given the dynamic range of the music, you can almost believe that quote, given the way the instrumentation leaps around! There's a definite Latin flavor here – thanks to more bottom percussion than before – but all instruments really come off beautifully, including guitar and piano, and lots of other odd bits too. There's a slight bit of vocals, but not much – and titles "Jungle Drums", "Estrellita", "Latin-esque", "La Paloma", "La Raspa", "You Belong To My Heart", and "Cachito". CD also features the album Exploring New Sounds In Stereo – a classic bit of Esquivel, with a genius summed up perfectly in the cover image – a photo that features Juan Garcia gazing into a telescope, looking at the stars and contemplating his next musical direction! The sound here is great – a hard-swinging blend of dynamic orchestrations, wordless scatting vocals, and other instrumentation that feels like it seeped out of some spaceship that was just passing by! There's some nice percussion touches at times, and the interplay between all instruments is quite lively – never nearly as sleepy as other easy albums from the time. Titles include "My Blue Heaven", "My Number One Love", "All Of Me", "Spellbound", "Whatchamacalit", "La Ronde", and "Bella Mora". CD also features bonus tracks from the two Infinity In Sound albums. CD
 
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Laurindo AlmeidaAcapulco '22 ... LP
Tower, Late 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
Excellent work from Laurindo – a truly wonderful album, played with small combo backing, which gives the set a jazzier feel than usual! Players include Jimmy Rowles on organ, Bob Cooper on tenor, Howard Roberts on guitar, and Shelly Manne, Milt Holland, and Chico Guerro on percussion – and although there's no credits for the arrangements on the album, the overall feel is similar to Roberts best work for Capitol, especially because Rowles' work on organ gives the record such a groovy sound! Titles include "Acapulco 1922", "Misirlou", "Satin Doll", "More", "Till Then", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "Desafinado". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurindo AlmeidaLook Of Love & The Sounds Of Laurindo Almeida ... LP
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A very groovy album by Laurindo Almeida – one of his best bossa cookers in a swinging 60s mode! The album features lots of great acoustic guitar from Laurindo, but spun over fuller arrangements by Lex De Azvedo, Clare Fischer, and Dick Grove – all of whom get that right sort of jaunty, breezy style to really showcase the evolution of the bossa on the west coast scene of the 60s! Production is great – handled by Lex – and really still lets the gentle acoustic guitar step out in front of the rest of the group – on groovy titles that include "The Look Of Love", "Windy", "I Love You", "When I Look In Your Eyes", "A Beautiful Friendship", and "Alfie". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassGoing Places ... LP
A&M, 1965. Very Good ... $0.99
Herb Alpert's definitely Going Places by the time of this set – and his trademark Tijuana Brass sound proves itself to be a great fit for just about any sort of number! The album kicks off with the wonderful "Tijuana Taxi", a sublimely jaunty tune that almost takes Herb into Bacharach territory – and which is followed up by the even-greater "Spanish Flea" – an ear-popping anthem that's one of the greatest bits of 60s instrumental pop ever recorded! And over and above those two tunes, the album's still got plenty more to offer too – a wonderful array of tracks all given the Tijuana touch, with titles that include "More & More Amor", "Mae", "Walk Don't Run", "Felicia", and "Cinco De Mayo". LP, Vinyl record album

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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassSouth Of The Border ... LP
A&M, 1963. Very Good ... $0.99
Herb Alpert's going South Of The Border again in another marvelous set of modern mariachi tunes – taking that wonderful Tijuana Brass sound, and turning it towards a number of familiar hits of the day! There's equal parts 60s instrumental pop and Latin groove in the mix – and the punctuated yet compressed Alpert production really hits some sublime moments. Herb's really finding his own sound here – not just the one that would be used on other Tijuana Brass albums, but also on the genius to come from A&M! Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Up Cherry Street", "Mexican Shuffle", "El Presidente", "All My Loving", and "Numero Cinco". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Chet AtkinsSolid Gold 68/Solid Gold 69 ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $16.99
Heavyweight gold from guitarist Chet Atkins – two albums back to back! Solid Gold 68 is a sweet set that has the guitar of Chet Atkins taking on the big hits of the year – with surprisingly groovy results! The arrangers here are Bill Walker and Cam Mullins, and a number of the tunes get a bit more of a 60s bounce than some of Chet's other records – maybe less Nashville and more pop instrumental – not just in the choice of the tunes, but in the way they're carried across! Chet's guitar is still quite upfront in the mix, with that wonderful sound – and titles include "The Sound Of Silence", "Stoned Soul Picnic", "Slick", "Harper Valley PTA", "Light My Fire", and "Grazing In The Grass". Solid Gold 69 follows the formula of some of the Chet Atkins Gold albums from previous years – but also reflects the very groovy changes taking place in music at the time – as Chet moves into a great range of material that moves quite far from his country roots! The setting is all instrumental – with arrangements by Bergen White, John Ragsdale, and Norbert Putnam – and titles include "So What's New", "Son Of A Preacher Man", "Both Sides Now", "Hey Jude", "Aquarius", "Folsom Prison Blues", and "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". CD

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Burt BacharachCasino Royale – Original Movie Soundtrack ... CD
Varese, 1967. Used ... $6.99
One of Burt Bacharach's finest moments, and a soundtrack that we never tire of hearing! Burt wrote all the tunes – and the album's a wonderful romp, with lots of odd twists and turns that are quite different from Burt's usual bag (baby!) – but which still have all of the charm of his best work.! A few performances on the set are by Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass, who do the completely chaotic "Casino Royale Theme" – and the lovely Dusty Springfield sings a versions of "Look Of Love" that has to be the best ever recorded! Other tracks include "Home James, Don't Spare The Horses", "Money Penny Goes For Broke", "The Venerable Sir James Bond", and "Hi There Miss Goodthighs". (Soundtracks, Now Sound) CD
(Out of print.)

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Burt BacharachMake It Easy On Yourself ... LP
A&M, 1969. Very Good ... $6.99
Fantastic work by maestro Burt Bacharach – subtle genius, and an album that offers more to us every time we listen to it! Burt's work has been recorded by many – but few ever gave it the kind of treatment that he did – as you'll hear in this brilliant array of sweeping strings, sly syncopation, and well-placed instrumental solos! The sound is breathtaking throughout – a new level of maturity and majesty for 60s instrumental pop – and the record's an enduring classic that deserves a place in every sensitive record collection. Includes the amazing cut "Pacific Coast Highway", plus great versions of other classics, like "Wanting Things", "She's Gone Away", "Knowing When To Leave", and "This Guy's In Love With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Brown label pressing.)

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Burt Bacharach & OthersLounge Legends ... CD
Universal (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $16.99
OK, so you've got other Burt Bacharach compilations – but trust us, this one's a gem, and it's filled with totally excellent material that you may not have otherwise! First off, the set was put together by the folks at Germany's division of Universal – the people responsible for Mad Mad World Of Soundtracks, Get Easy, and other hip series. Second, it features some obscure tunes pulled from the whole of Universal's international catalog – mixed with some of the best-selected tunes by Burt himself. Lastly, the package looks great, and features 20 tracks that continually delight the ears! Titles include "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" by Bossa Rio, "Windows Of The World" by Scott Walker, "Alfie" by Dee Dee Warwick, "The Look Of Love" by TW Ardy, "Close To You" by James Last, "Nikki" by Vince Bell, "I'm A Better Man" by Engelbert Humperdink, "This Guy's In Love With You" by Tom Clay, "Do You Know The Way To San Jose" by Ramsey Lewis, "This Girl's In Love With You" by Brenda Lee, and "Freefall" by Burt himself! CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie BarclayMusique De Films ... LP
Barclay (Canada), Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
The great French arranger Eddie Barclay offers up his own takes on groovy film themes – including "Thomas Crown Affair", "Clan of Sicilians", "Borsalino", "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid", and "0SS 117 Prend Des Vacances". LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing. Cover has a cutout mark.)

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Les BaxterBarbarian ... LP
American International/So Far Out (UK), 1960. Near Mint- (reissue)... $11.99
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

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Bill Black's ComboTurn On Your Love Light ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $14.99
Bill Black and his classic combo – but with a sound that's a lot more Stax Records than usual! The grooves are gritty right from the get-go – no surprise, given that the back cover notes begin with an anecdotal definition of funk – one that Black and his group clearly seem to have read, given that they start the album with a mighty drumbreak! The set's still got that saxy Bill Black sound, but the organ is a lot more deeply burning, and the drums have a nice sort of punch too – maybe more Mar-Keys than MGs, but still mighty darn nice. Titles include "Turn On Your Love Light", "The Horse", "Philly Dog", "Big Boss Man", "Red Light", "Bright Lights Big City", and "Shoo Bee Doo Be Doo Da Day". (Soul, Now Sound) CD
 
 
 



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