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Pierre Challet & His OrchestraStrings In Hi-Fi ... LP
Mercury, 1960s. Very Good ... $1.99
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Ferrante & TeicherHeavenly Sounds In Hi Fi ... LP
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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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John KeatingJohn Keating Incorporated – Hits In Hi Fi 1 ... LP
EMI (Japan), 1974. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the great John Keating electronic LPs from the 70s – blending his cool big band style with lots of work on Arp, Fender Rhodes, and other keyboards all played by Francis Monkman and Johnny himself! This one's got straight electronics all the way through, except for the rhythm section, which is acoustic. Includes a number of pop soul covers, the best of which are "Love's Theme" and "Never Never Gonna Give You Up". Not totally "spacey" all the way through – like the Space Experience records – but with some good tracks, including "Eye Level"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert. Record has some light surface marks from the old inner sleeve.)

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Marjorie MeinertHi Fi & Mighty – Marjorie Meinert At The Allen Organ ... LP
RCA, 1960. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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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Ruth WelcomeHi Fi Zither ... LP
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
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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+ ... $9.99
(Sound Library, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Leo AddeoHawaii In Hi-Fi ... LP
RCA, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Stereo pressing.)

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✨✧ Elsa Popping & Her Pixieland Band (Andre Popp)Delirium In Hi Fi ... LP
Columbia, 1957. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Bernie GreenBernie Green Plays More Than You Can Stand In Hi Fi ... LP
San Francisco, 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wild instrumentals from Bernie Green – a bit like some of the tracks he did on the Musically Mad album for RCA, but with more of a trad jazz element in the mix, similar to work by Raymond Scott from the 50s. Players in the group include Mundell Lowe and Tommy Mottola on guitar, plus Dick Hyman on piano and calliope – and tracks include "Ragging The Scale", "Mister Peppers Theme", "Railroad Train Samba", "A Francesca", "Idyl", "Summer", and "Saxophobia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam with a piece of clear tape, and a mark from sticker removal on front.)
 
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Arthur LymanBwana A ... LP
Hi Fi, 1958. Very Good ... $4.99
Classic exotica from Arthur Lyman – a set that really shows the lessons he learned from Martin Denny – and his willingness to take the genre into some strong new directions! The style here is still very much in the percussive mode you might expect from Denny's generation – but it's also a bit more mystical and exotic too – somewhat swirling and dark at points, with lots of weird sounds in the mix. There's an odd instrument called a "moon harp" on part of the record – and a bit of vocals from the lovely Ethel Azama too – and titles include the beautiful "Moon Over a Ruined Castle", plus "Bwana A", "South Pacific Moonlight", "La Paloma", "Pua Carnation", and a great take on "Colonel Bogey's March", aka the theme to "Bridge Over The River Kwai". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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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 LymanLove For Sale ... LP
Hi Fi, 1963. Sealed ... $6.99
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 LymanPercussion Spectacular (aka Yellow Bird) ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
Sweet exotic sounds from the Arthur Lyman group – heavy on vibes and lots of hip percussion – recorded with a gently swaying feel that recalls the best energy of the Hawaiian scene in the postwar years! The set's one of Lyman's early solo dates – recorded Henry Kaiser Aluminum Dome in Hawaii – which you can almost hear in the way the sounds here resonate, and hang sweetly in air. The tunes are pretty mellow, but in a good way – more sonically sensitive than some more gimmicky, sound effect-heavy exotica – and titles include "Adventures in Paradise", "Andalusia", "Yellow Bird", "Arrivederci Roma", "Sweet & Lovely", "Bamboo Taboo", "Granada", and "Ravel's Bolero". Fire up that console stereo and break out the Tiki glasses! LP, Vinyl record album

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Arthur LymanTaboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Taboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Arthur LymanTaboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Hi Fi/Ryko, Late 50s. Used ... $6.99
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
Also available Taboo – The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman ... LP 7.99

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Arthur LymanTaboo Vol 2 ... CD
Hi Fi/Ryko, 1958. Used ... $6.99
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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Rene PauloWhispering Sands ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Very Good ... $4.99
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✨✧ Arthur LymanBahia ... LP
Hi Fi, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 promo stamp & some aging.)

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✨✧ Arthur LymanYellow Bird ... LP
Hi Fi, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet exotic sounds from the Arthur Lyman group – heavy on vibes and lots of hip percussion – recorded with a gently swaying feel that recalls the best energy of the Hawaiian scene in the postwar years! The set's one of Lyman's early solo dates – recorded Henry Kaiser Aluminum Dome in Hawaii – which you can almost hear in the way the sounds here resonate, and hang sweetly in air. The tunes are pretty mellow, but in a good way – more sonically sensitive than some more gimmicky, sound effect-heavy exotica – and titles include "Adventures in Paradise", "Andalusia", "Yellow Bird", "Arrivederci Roma", "Sweet & Lovely", "Bamboo Taboo", "Granada", and "Ravel's Bolero". Fire up that console stereo and break out the Tiki glasses! LP, Vinyl record album
(Canadian pressing on Sparton.)
 
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Roland KovacTrip To The Mars ... CD
MPS/Edel (Germany), 1966. New Copy ... $15.99
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ EsquivelLatin-Esque/Exploring New Sounds In Stereo (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
RCA/El (UK), 1959/1962. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ SessionsSessions ... LP
JBL, 1973. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
70s geekazoid hi-fi culture at it's finest! The folks at JBL put together this 2LP set as sort of a "bible" of a 70's understanding of hi-fi – and it's a weird mix of documentary discussion, speaker demonstration, and rock tracks by the likes of Alex Harvey and Hoyt Axton. Nutty, and chock full of open drum breaks! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ferrante & TeicherSoundproof – The Sound Of Tomorrow Today ... LP
Westminster, 1956. Used ... 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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✨✧ Radames GnattaliRadames Na Europa – Com Seu Sexteto E Edu ... CD
Odeon/Universal (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful work by one of Brazil's first great arrangers of the 20th century! The set features whimsical instrumentals by the sextet of Radames Gnattali – versions of Brazilian standards, turned on their heads with some very odd instrumentation! The tunes feature harmonica, accordion, guitar, and lots of percussion – all dancing together in jagged and playful little grooves that are samba at their roots, but inflected with some hip early 60s instrumental modes too! The blend is great, and very compelling from a hi-fi sort of perspective – sounds that are even more dynamic than usual for a typical Brazilian session of the time, and a great way of localizing modes that were coming into play in the US scene in the late 50s. Titles include "A Felicidade", "Primeiro Amor", "Seu Ataulfo", "Aquarela Do Brasil", and "Batuque". (Brazil, Now Sound) 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+ ... $8.99
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 ... $1.99
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 BrassHerb Alpert's Ninth ... LP
A&M, 1967. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Wonderfully jaunty and jagged work from trumpeter Herb Alpert – and a session that has him opening up the Tijuana Brass groove a bit more than usual! There's clearly an influence here of the Brazilian sound that was showing up strongly at A&M Records at the time – heard to greatest effect on the album's version of Chico Buarque's "A Banda", but also in gentler, more subtle ways that seem to emerge in other tunes that trade the group's older sound for one that has more of a bossa sense of subtlety. Also, there's some great A&M pop that's beginning to emerge here too – as in the album's great takes on "The Happening" and "Love So Fine" – both of which really sound beautiful here! Other tracks include "Cowboys & Indians", "Flea Bag", "Love Nest", and "Bud". LP, Vinyl record album

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Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwicke/Artie ButlerLove Machine ... LP
Scepter, Late 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
Fantastic! This great Burt Bacharach score to an obscure film has some of his most fantastic orchestrations ever. The sound is cool, breezy, and with some amazing changes that make you gasp anew at his genius. Dionne Warwick sings on some tracks, and it's nice to hear her do material that you're not too familiar with. Titles include "He's Moving On" and "Amanda", and it has a gatefold cover. (Soundtracks, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has vintage sale stickers.)

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Artie Barsamian & His OrchestraBelly Dance Au Go Go ... LP
Fiesta, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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Les BaxterBarbarian ... LP
American International/So Far Out (UK), 1960. Near Mint- (reissue)... $16.99
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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Les BaxterFruit Of Dreams (Ports Of Pleasure/The Sacred Idol) ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), 1957/1960. New Copy ... $3.99
2 rare slices of exotica by Les Baxter – back to back on one CD! The first half of the set features material from the album Ports Of Pleasure – a dreamy exploration of south sea ideals that's got a more lightly drifting quality than some of Baxter's more percussive exotica albums, and which is awash in dreamy soundscapes penned by Les himself! The orchestrations are large and bold throughout – mixing strings and woodwinds almost in a soundtrack-y mode – but always with the light sense of interplay that makes Baxter's work so great. Titles include "Monkey Dance Of Bali", "Pearls Of Ceylon", "Tahiti A Summer Night At Sea", "Hong Kong Cable Car", "Tramp Steamer To Singapore", "Harem Silks From Bombay", and "Sidewalk Cafes Of Saigon". The Sacred Idol is 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". CD

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Les BaxterSadismo ... CD
MGM/Kritzerland, 1967. Used ... $14.99
A wonderful soundtrack for a very weird film – a late 60s documentary on torture around the world, set to some really beautiful music by exotica maestro Les Baxter! The styles here are right up there with Baxter's classic late 50s material for Capitol – a beautiful blend of spare orchestrations and earthy instrumentation – used in ways that are extremely evocative, even without the images on the screen – with this beautiful undercurrent of sadness that almost makes us wonder if Les was offering a musical comment on the film project itself! There's some beautiful wordless vocals at a few points (Bas Sheba, perhaps?) – and the album's a lost treasure that's a must not just for any fan of exotica, but for 60s soundtrack enthusiasts as well. Titles include "The Dark Corners Of This Sick World", "A Catalog Of Cruelty", "The Pain In Spain", "Blues For Sadismos", "Erotica Exotica", "Tokyo After Dark", "Dog's World", and "Drugs That Turn Men Into Slaves". (Soundtracks, Now Sound) CD
(Out of print. Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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Bill Black's ComboTurn On Your Love Light ... CD
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $21.99
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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