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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". CD
(Out of print. Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterQuiet Village/Primitive & The Passionate ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Although Martin Denny had the big hit with "Quiet Village", the tune was written by Les Baxter – a fact that's stated clearly on the cover of this one, which says "Les Baxter's Original Quiet Village"! The album's a nice collection of some of Baxter's best exotica work for Capitol – including a few titles from some of the more hard to find albums in his catalog. Titles include "Sea Nymph", "Busy Port", "Temple Of Gold", "Tahiti: A Summer Night At Sea", "Gardens Of The Moon", "Simba", "Singing Sea Shells", and of course, "Quiet Village". CD
 
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Martin DennyForbidden Island/Primitiva ... CD
Liberty/Scamp, 1958. Used ... $3.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Don TikiForbidden Sounds Of Don Tiki ... CD
Taboo, 1997. Used ... $9.99
Better than you might think – and a sparkling selection of recent exotica work that's very much in the best tradition of Martin Denny or Les Baxter, but which also goes far beyond that style, into a wealth of groovy modes that also hits some great 60s soundtrack moments! The first few tunes are very much in a late 50s Capitol/Liberty mode – but as the album progresses, it hits a style that's much more than you'd expect from the exotic cover – kind of a blend of Lalo Schifrin-type grooves with some bossa and 60s LA jazz influences. The album's got some killer percussion by Carlinhos De Oliveira, and solid jazz basis to some of the playing on the best tracks – a feature that takes the record way past the simple retro mode that usually ruins a project of this nature. Titles include "Exotica 97", "Close Your Eyes", "Hot Like Lava", "Barbi In Bali", "Clutch Cargo Cult", "Da T'ing He Grow", and "Itchy Palms". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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John CorbettI'm Sick About My Hat ... CD
Atavistic, 1999. Used ... $4.99
The first of a projected series of solo releases by Chicago improviser, teacher, and journalist John Corbett. Corbett has been a hugely influential force in the left end of the musical spectrum for past 15 years – and has had an influence as promoter, player, and writer that has spread well on both sides of the Atlantic. This set is billed as the "first panel in the heavy friends triptych", and features Corbett with "Heavy Friends" (ala Lord Sutch) like David Grubbs, Mats Gustafsson, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Lou Mallozzi, Teri Kabsalis, Jeb Bishop, and Jane Baxter Miller. In some cases, the work of the individual players is a bit oblique – as Corbett fronts the whole project from the mixing board, and incorporates much of the musical performance into a larger tapestry of shades and influences. At others, though, they are crystal clear – as on the two tracks in which Terri Kapsalis and Jane Baxter-Miller contribute haunting vocal renditions of "Cold Sweat" and "Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", both of which completely transform the songs. Other titles include "1 of 1", "Speed Hump", "The Silent Treatment", and "Ready Kilowatt". Very nice stuff overall, and there's a lot more going on that we can hope to mention! CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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