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Martin DennyForbidden Island/Primitiva ... CD
Liberty/Scamp, 1958. Used ... $6.99
2 classic bits of exotica on one CD! Forbidden Island is an excellent session that's one of the harder to find Martin Denny albums on Liberty! The record features the classic Denny exotica quartet with Augie Colon and Julius Wechter, plus some additional guest players on flute, percussion, and guitar. The expanded sound works nicely for Denny's style – and the set includes some good originals like "Goony Birds", "Cobra", "Exotica", and "Primitiva", plus the Les Baxter tunes "Port Au Prince" and "Sim Sim", as well as a perennial exotica fave, "March Of The Siamese Children". On Primitiva, Denny's classic quartet format is augmented by extra percussion that includes gongs, cymbals, tuned logs, steel drums, chimes, chromatic bamboo, and lots more! Tak Shindo also sits in and plays a bit of Koto, for a nice Eastern feel on some tracks. Titles include "M'Bira", "Burma Train", "Kalua", "M'Gambo Mambo", and "Mau Mau". Groovy cover, too, with a model standing waist-deep in ice water! CD
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✨✧ Stelvio CiprianiLuana La Figlia Della Foresta Vergine ... CD
Beat (Italy), 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet Stelvio Cipriani score for this lost film about a female version of Tarzan – penned with a bit more exoticism than his later work! The modes here echo some of the best Les Baxter soundtrack material of the time – a cinematic updating of older exotica, but handled with more seriousness at points – at least in some of the dramatic moments! Cipriani makes great use of percussion throughout – never in ways that are too overwhelming, but which always give the music a nice sort of jungle vibe – and a few tunes bring in some of the more electric elements that Stelvio would explore very strongly in his 70s music to come, used here in simple ways to work alongside the acoustic percussion and woodwinds. CD features 18 tracks from the score, including some rare bonus tracks – plus some nice color images from the film! CD

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✨✧ VariousUnchained Melody – I Hunger For Your Touch ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest love songs of the 60s – served up here in a host of different versions! Unlike most compilations, which feature different tracks by different artists – this set features one single track, the great "Unchained Melody" – presented by a huge range of talents in a variety of different genres – rock, pop, country, jazz, and more – even a few instrumental numbers! The song is certainly familiar, but it's wonderful to hear it in so many different sounds and styles – and in a way, all these unusual variations make us really appreciate it a lot more than before – instead of just the same old version or two we usually hear. The package features 31 tracks in all – the original version by The Righteous Brothers – and more by Les Baxter, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Todd Duncan, Chet Atkins, Al Hibbler, Roy Hamilton, Phil Phillips, Ray Coniff, Max Greger, The Dials, Gene Vincent, The Letterman, David Allan Coe, Hank Snow & Chet Atkins, Vito & The Salutations, Waylon Jennings, Matt Monroe, Frankie Vaughan, The Blackwells, and others. Great notes, too – 30 pages with details of the songs, and lots of great images! CD
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✨✧ Steely DanCan't Buy A Thrill ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album from Steely Dan, and already a leading light in the world of 70s rock! The album's got a bit less of the polish of later years, but is still filled with gems – the kind of tunes that nobody ever seemed to pen before, and which few other groups could match later – despite the countless legions who tried! There's less jazz too, but the guitars are all nice and strong – that sharp Skunk Baxter edge that helped get the group firmly onto the charts right away. Titles include "Do It Again", "Dirty Work", "Kings", "Midnite Cruiser", "Only A Fool Would Say That", "Reelin' In The Years", "Fire In The Hole", "Brooklyn (Owes The Charmer Under Me)", "Change Of The Guard", and "Turn That Heartbeat Over Again". CD
Also available Can't Buy A Thrill ... LP 7.99

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