Now Sound — All

XLounge, exotica, bachelor pad, instrumental pop, and Hi-Fi gems!

$



Items/page

Liberty Edit search

 
Sort by
Close matches: 14
Close matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Martin DennyEnchanted Sea ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
A great album by Denny, with a nice approach that has sort of a drifting South Seas feel! The record is one of his last good ones for Liberty, and has lots of nice tracks like "My Isle Of Golden Dreams", "Beyond The Reef", "Flotsam & Jetsam", and "Cross Current". Nice sexy cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Turquoise label pressing. Cover has a peeled spot at the opening and partially split top & bottom seams.)

Close matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Martin DennyLatin Village (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Liberty/Universal (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $21.99
Martin Denny changes the rhythms from tropical to Latin here – but the overall groove is still highly in his best exotica mode, and nicely augmented by some additional instrumentation! There's some traces here of the shift in production for instrumental music from the time – a bit of electric bass echoing out at the bottom of some cuts, more echo than usual on the piano lines, and a floating quality that's almost even more sublime than the original Liberty sessions. But the core Denny elements are also still in place – tinkling piano, island percussion, and a playful approach to familiar rhythms that never fails to please. The Latin is more of a nod to harder Latin modes than anything else, but it does make for a nice, if subtle change – one that works especially well when Denny's piano is out front, but compressed a bit in the mix. Titles include "Flying Down To Rio", "Ho Ba La La", "Something Latin", "Girl From Ipanema", and "Latin Village". CD
(SHM-CD pressing!)

Close matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Martin DennyMartin Denny's Exotic Sounds Visit Broadway ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
It's a long way from LA to Broadway, but Martin Denny makes the trip with most of his bag still intact, and actually manages to deliver some pretty interesting versions of Broadway hits of the 1950s. The group still features Augie Colon and Julius Wechter at this point – so although the source of the music's a bit mainstream, the overall playing is great. Titles include "Hernando's Hideaway", "Clap Yo Hands", "Love For Sale", "Strange Music", and "September Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has some surface wear and seam splitting.)

Close matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Martin DennyTaste Of Honey ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
A great later moment from Martin Denny – a set that gave him a big 60s hit in a sweet version of "Taste of Honey"! Denny approaches the tune with all the great mellow moods that Bobby Scott intended – none of the too-fast styles of Hirt, and instead the slow-moving rhythms that work perfectly for the blue undercurrents on the piano. Other tunes follow in a similarly nice blend – still a bit exotic, but almost showing more of a vibes/piano/percussion mix that seems to be borrowed from George Shearing or Cal Tjader – one that we approve of highly! Titles include "Route 66", "Exodus", "I'm In A Dancing Mood", "Black Orchid", "Take Five", and "Taste Of Honey". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing.)

Close matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jan & Dean/Bel-Aire PopsJan & Dean's Pop Symphony No 1 ... LP
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A wonderful instrumental take on the California pop sound of the 60s – conducted by Jan and George Tipton! (Rock, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

Close matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny Mann SingersBeatle Ballads ... LP
Liberty, 1960s. Very Good ... $1.99
(Vocalists, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and splitting.)

Close matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Paul NeroSoul Party – 28 Sensational Soul Hits ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $9.99
A record with a hokey cover and an unassuming title – but a wicked little set that's filled with funky soul throughout! Paul Nero's a German artist, and he's working here in a style that was common to Euro recordings of the time – a medley-heavy approach that stacked together a few already-short pop covers into a 2 or 3 minute combo played with plenty of energy. In the hands of most others, the style was often flat – but here Nero really makes it move mightily – often with a good undercurrent of funk on the bottom, and a great sense of soul! Highlights include the killer break track "This Is Soul/Soul Finger/Soul Man" – plus "Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa/Mr Pitiful/Mustang Sally", "Shake/Stagger Lee/Land Of 1000 Dances", "Tribute To Otis Redding/You Keep Me Running Away", and "Hold On I'm Coming/Soul Reaction/Tramp". (Soul, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo ink stamp and clear tape on the seams.)

Close matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
T-BonesNo Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In) ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Nice groovy instrumentals from one of the best little combos of the 60's. The record includes their big hit "No Matter What Shape (Your Stomach's In)", plus a number of other tracks that have a similar "TV commercial" feel – like "Chiquita Banana", "Pizza Parlor", "What's In the Bag, Goose", and the groovy "Sippin N Chippin". (Rock, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a bumped corner.)

Close matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VenturesHorse ... LP
Liberty, 1968. Sealed ... $6.99
One of the best late 60s albums by the Ventures – a lot more hard-wailing than usual – and done with a fair bit of influence from funk and soul music too! The title cut gives the album away nicely – as it's a cover of Cliff Nobles' classic funky 45 "The Horse", done with more guitars than the horns of the original – and with a funky edge that's a lot sharper than any of The Ventures' other work! Other tracks follow suit by borrowing lots from the harder side of 60s soul – thanks to arrangements from George Tipton and Warren Barker – both of whom sound even groover here than usual. Other sweet tracks include versions of "Licking Stick Licking Stick", "Here Comes The Judge", "Choo Choo Train", and "Grazing In The Grass" – as well as the tasty originals "Soul Breeze" and "Horse Power". Great stuff – really! (Rock, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap is shopworn, with some tears and an old sale sticker. Cover has a cut corner.)

Close matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jack CostanzoNaked City ... LP
Liberty, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very groovy mix of Latin rhythms and late 50's "crime" themes – and a stunning example of the Liberty sound in action! Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo plays hard conga and bongos with his orchestra, and the set includes killer themes like "Naked City", "Mr. Lucky", "African Waltz", "Peter Gunn", "Untouchables", "Theme From Route 66", and more! Not totally straight Latin, but with a great mix of styles that keeps things nice and lively! (Latin, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has half split seams.)

Close matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Martin DennyExotica Vol 3 ... LP
Liberty, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime late 50s work from Martin Denny – his third album under the Exotica banner, and almost a deeper and weirder album than the other two! The sound here is extremely haunting – even more freed from conventional melody than the rest, and very fixated on the tonal possibilities that could be produced from Denny's unique grouping of percussion, piano, bass, and vibes. There's few tricks or gimmicks on the set – just a spare and other-worldly approach to music that's totally great! Titles include "Manila", "Mama Iti E Papa E", "Bamboo Lullaby", "Ringo Oiwake", "Moon Of Manakoora", "Congo Train", and "Beautiful Kahana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has mostly split seams.)

Close matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Martin DennyPrimitiva ... LP
Liberty, Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Martin Denny's greatest albums – thanks to some extra special added elements! For the record, Denny's classic quartet is augmented by a wealth of odd added percussion – including gongs, cymbals, tuned logs, steel drums, chimes, and "chromatic bamboo"! All of these elements take Denny's exotica sound way further than ever before – and if that's not enough, the legendary Tak Shindo plays a bit of Koto on the record too! Titles include "M'Bira", "Burma Train", "Kalua", "M'Gambo Mambo", and "Mau Mau". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label pressing. Cover has some wear.)

Close matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ T-BonesSippin' 'N Chippin' ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A groovy batch of tight instrumental cuts from the T-Bones, including the hit title cut "Sippin' N Chippin'", plus "Forty Five (Colt 45 Theme)", "Tippy Toeing", 'Walkin' My Cat Named Dog", "Spanish Flea", "Sure gonna Miss Her", "The Phoenix Love Theme (Senza Fine)", "What Now My Love (Et Maintenant)" and more. These guys never quit, and were as much of a machine as the Ventures ever were. (Rock, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a price code sticker and is cracked a bit on the opening.)

Close matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VenturesSwamp Rock ... LP
Liberty, 1969. Used ... Out Of Stock
The Ventures let their guitars get nice and fuzzy here – and mix things up with a bit of funk at the bottom, all in a mode that hits the swamp rock promised in the title! Mike Melvoin produced and arranged – and he brings in some grittier grooves than you might have expected from The Ventures five years before – lots of undercurrents of the direction that guitar lines were taking in the southern scene at the time – plus some extra-soulful currents on some of the rhythms too! The end result is one of the greatest Ventures albums of the late 60s – and titles include "Swamp Rock", "Carry Me Back", "Muddy Mississippi Line", "Catfish Mud Dance", and "Green River". (Rock, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)
 
Possible matches: 7
Possible matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Julie LondonWild, Cool, & Swingin' ... CD
Capitol/Ultra Lounge, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Julie London slinks her way through a batch of tracks that range from sexy to groovy to just plain goofy! This 22 track set brings together a nice amount of stuff that's currently hard-to-find on CD, including many gems from her Liberty years. Titles include "Girl Talk", "Black Coffee", "Night Life", "Blues In the Night", "I Must Have That Man", "Wives & Lovers", "Daddy", "Watermelon Man", "Go Slow", and "Come On-A My House"! CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark. Out of print.)

Possible matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bud ShankMichelle ... CD
World Pacific/Elemental (UK), 1965. New Copy Gatefold ... $16.99
Bud Shank takes on the sounds of The Beatles – and a whole host of other 60s pop stars as well – all with results that are as jazzy as they are groovy! The album's one of a few that Bud cut for Liberty in this format – alto and flute spread out over fuller backings from Bob Florence, a great arranger who knows how to make things swing by bringing in some wonderful 60s touches! There's a bit of guitar at times, some compressed horns – ala A&M – and some overall mod rhythms that help change things up nicely from tune to tune. Titles include "Michelle", "Yesterday", "Blue On Blue", "Sounds Of Silence", "Turn Turn Turn", "As Tears Go By", and "Girl". (Jazz, Now Sound) CD
(Limited edition!)

Possible matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
SubbulakshmiIn Concert From Her American Tour ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
One of the numerous excellent international recordings issued by World Pacific/Liberty in the late 60s. This set features South Indian singer MS Subbulakshmi performing Karbatic ragas acompanied by violin, mridangam, tambura and ghatam. 4 tracks in all, including "Ear Napai", "Annaganu Ramabhanjana", "Ninnuvina Namadendu", and "Pakkala Nilabadi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam.)

Possible matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousUltra Lounge Volume 13 – TV Town ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $7.99
One of our favorite entries into Capitol's Ultra Lounge series – maybe because it's based around music from one of our second-favorite things in the world – vintage TV shows! The 18 track set features a variety of new interpretations of tunes from older TV classics – many of them done in a jazz-based mode, but also others that move out into groovier styles of the 60s – and really have a heck of a lot of fun with the music! Titles include "Mod Squad" by Al Caiola, "Burke's Law Suite" by Liberty Soundtrack Orchestra, "Bewitched" by Peggy Lee, "The Fugitive" by Si Zenter, "The Munsters" by Jack Marshall, "Naked City" by Nelson Riddle, "Batman" by David McCallum, "Dick Van Dyke" by Nelson Riddle, and "One Step Beyond" by The Ventures. CD

Possible matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VariousUltra Lounge Volume 14 – Bossa Novaville ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $3.99
A groovy set of loungey bossa tunes – pulled from 60s recordings on Capitol, Liberty, Pacific Jazz, and related labels. There's more than a few "authentic" bossa performers here, mixed with some others that pick up the groove nicely – working out their own west coast interpretation of the genre in a lively swinging way. There's a total of 18 tracks in all – and titles include "Mas Que Nada" by Rubin Mitchell, "Baia" by Bill Perkins, "So Danco Samba" by Wanda De Sah, "Triste" by Howard Roberts, "Amy's Theme" by Martin Denny, "Samba De Orfeu" by Ray Anthony, "Look Of Love" by Billy May, "Misirlou" by Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All Stars, "Witchcraft" by Joe Graves & The Diggers, and "Que Sabe Voce De Mim" by Walter Wanderley. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Stanley TurrentineLook Of Love ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Stanley Turrentine's a hell of a soloist in a large ensemble setting – and there's possibly no better place to hear that talent at work than on this classic 60s date for Blue Note! The format's a bit different than other Turrentine records of the time – no small group romping, nor larger band soul jazz – and instead this laidback and classy mode that's handled with a heck of a lot of soul by arrangers Thad Jones and Duke Pearson – with this sophisticated vibe that almost points the way towards some of Stan's ballad work of the 70s. Strings are balanced nicely with jazz inflections from players who include Hank Jones, Roland Hanna, and Duke Pearson on piano – plus Kenny Burrell on guitar, Benny Powell on trombone, and both Snooky Young and Jimmy Nottingham on flugelhorn. Titles include "The Look Of Love", "Emily", "I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco", "MacArthur Park", "Blues For Stan", "This Guy's In Love With You", and "Here There & Everywhere". (Jazz, Now Sound) LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty pressing. Cover has light wear.)

Possible matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Chet AtkinsYestergroovin/Lover's Guitar ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two late 60s RCA albums from Chet Atkins – back to back on a single CD! On Yestergroovin, Chet Atkins is groovin, but in a yesterday sort of way – hence the title of this sweet set from the start of the 70s! The record still has plenty of that excellent Atkins guitar work right up front in the mix – picking and strumming with the sublime sound that Chet created in the Nashville studios of RCA – in a mode that's maybe got some even jazzier currents on the guitar at times than some of his previous records – an upfront quality to the way the instrument steps up in the mix, especially on some of the more contemporary numbers. Titles include the slightly funky "Tennessee Pride", plus "Bring Me Sunshine", "Country Champagne", "Steeplechase Lane", "Yestergroovin", "Liberty", and "Gotta Travel On". Lover's Guitar is a record that has Chet Atkins working with arrangements from his own pen, and those of conductor Bill McElhiney – in a mode that's got the mellower touches you'd expect from the title – as Chet gently works his guitar magic on a set of ballads that include "The Look Of Love", "Until It's Time For You To Go", "If I Should Lose You", "Estudio Brillante", and "La Madrugada". CD
 
 
 



⇑ Top