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Harpo MarxHarpo In Hi Fi ... LP LP format
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
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, light wear, and a bit of seam splitting.)

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Ruth WelcomeHi Fi Zither ... LP LP format
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Teal label pressing. Cover has a split top seam held with tape.)

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New Paul WestonMood For 12 – Hi Fi From Hollywood ... LP LP format
Columbia, Mid 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam.)
 
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New Arthur LymanTaboo Vol 2 ... LP LP format
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
(Stereo pressing. Cover has some wear, light stains, a stereo sticker, and partially split top and bottom seams.)
 
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EsquivelLatin-Esque/Exploring New Sounds In Stereo (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
RCA/El (UK), 1959/1962. New Copy ... $13.99
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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David SevilleMusic Of David Seville ... LP LP format
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good ... $24.99
David Seville is best known to the world as the genius behind those nutty pop recordings by The Chipmunks – but on this album, he emerges as a pretty darn great arranger on his own, without the help of his furry friends! The album's a mixture of hi-fi/bach pad tunes – with a focus on odd instrumentation, odd arrangements, and kind of a mad Esquivel/Alvin Rey use of different themes. The album's got a number of original tunes – like "Armen's Theme", "Camel Rock", and "The Gift" – but even familiar numbers like "Willow Weep For Me" and "Third Man Theme" are given a nice treatment, very fresh, and very much in the style that keeps us digging for rare loungey gems like this one! There's lots of nice guitar in the mix, too, giving the album a nice modern sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting, aging, moderate wear, and some pen.)
 
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana BrassWhat Now My Love ... LP LP format
A&M, 1966. Sealed ... $13.99
The genius of this set is summed up in the tune "Magic Trumpet" – perhaps one of the best estimations of Herb's talents we could think of! The tune, like the entire album, is a fluid bit of magic that takes an older brass-driven mode into the far groovier styles of the 60s – an approach that fuses all the horns around Herb's boldly stated lead, and slides them all around in jaunty rhythms that are a perfect blend of the A&M groove and an imagined Latin past! Titles include "Freckles", "Magic Trumpet", "Five Minutes More", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Plucky", "So What's New", and "It Was A Very Good Year". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s stereo pressing!)

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Burt BacharachMake It Easy On Yourself (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
A&M (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
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". Loads of great bonus tracks – including "The Bell That Couldn't Jingle" in both stereo and mono versions – plus mono single versions of "She's Gone Away", "Pacific Coast Highway", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Wanting Things", and "Any Day Now". CD

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Burt BacharachReach Out (plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
A&M (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic! We love Burt Bacharach in so many ways that it's easy to forget the genius of these early A&M sides – but going back to them is always a treat, and it's wonderful to hear the way that Burt lays down his own work when given the chance! You know the tracks – "House Is Not A Home", "Bond Street", "Reach Out For Me", "Are You There", "Windows Of The World" – but you may not know the arrangements, which are superb – quite different than the more famous vocal versions you've probably heard ad infinitum, and recorded at a level that brings a whole new magic and majesty to 60s pop! An essential record for any fan of all things groovy – and an album of new pleasures each time we hear it! Special CD features both mono and stereo mixes of the album – 22 tracks in all! CD

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New Les BaxterMidnight On The Cliffs ... LP LP format
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(Yellow label promo. Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and a promo sticker.)

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New Les BaxterRitual of the Savage ... LP LP format
Capitol, 1952. Good+ ... $9.99
A masterpiece of exotica! Ritual Of The Savage is one of those must-have albums from the 50s – a super-huge record upon its initial release, and an album that pushed the genre of exotica far further than most others at the time! Before this record, most attempts at exotica were simple instrumental pop, colored with slight worldly instrumentation – or too-dreamy recordings, putting over a sleepy version of life on the islands. Enter Les Baxter, who had an amazing ear for sounds, rhythms, and arrangements – one that was the first to record this sort of music in a way that was sonically evocative, and could stand on its own without other referents. Instrumentation is often conventional, but used oddly here – and Baxter's original compositions are all pretty darn great – playful without being goofy, and nicely mixing Latin and Pacific rhythms at the bottom. Titles include "Busy Port", "The Ritual", "Coronation", "Jungle Jalopy", and Les' original version of "Quiet Village". Heck, even the cover is gorgeous – with a brilliant blue illustration of some guy putting the moves on a woman amidst spooky tribal relics! LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has completely split seams and some pen on back.)

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New Les BaxterTamboo! ... LP LP format
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $7.99
A landmark album of exotica! Tamboo was cut with Les' orchestra and chorus – and it's a swirling mass of tribal drums, singing strings, and moody voices that would forever change the face of easy listening. Les' compositions are astounding – filled with all the sophsitication of a great soundtrack, but simple enough to evoke the fake primitive charm of the album's cover. Every cut is great – and tracks include "Simba", "Oasis of Dakhla", "Mozambique", and "Zambezi". The cover's got a gorgeous blue painting of natives dancing in the background, while a drummer drums in front. LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has half split top seam and spine, a split bottom seam, and some writing in pen on back.)

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Les BaxterAfrican Jazz ... LP LP format
Capitol/So Far Out (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Around January 6, 2015 (delayed)
One of the greatest Les Baxter records, and one that's got just about everything you'd ever want! Plas Johnson plays tenor, and his solos are right out front, and recorded beautifully. There's a number of other great LA session players on percussion and vibes, and the arrangements have a definite jazz bent to them. Tracks include "Congo Train", "Walkin Watusi", "Ostrich Hunt", "Balinese Bongos", and "Mombasa After Midnight". Fantastic stuff, and recorded with beautiful sound! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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