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Les BaxterMan With The X-Ray Eyes/Tales Of Terror ... CD
La La Land, 1962/1963. Used ... $14.99
Eerie early 60s material from Les Baxter – his soundtrack work for Roger Corman's American International feature The Man With X-Ray Eyes – plus Corman's Morella entry in the Poe-themed anthology Tales Of Terror! The Man With X-Ray Eyes is one of those groovy soundtracks where the mood and style of the material matches the titles pretty greatly – "Penthouse", "Fast Twist", "Casino Lounge", "Posh" and more. Fun stuff! The Morella material is, appropriately more gothic horror themed and it's very well done at that! Includes "The Corpse And The Ghost", "Lenora/Morella/Fire & Smoke/Eerie House" and more. This great La La Land set also includes 4 bonus tracks from The Man With X-Ray Eyes. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dr Samuel J Hoffman/Les Baxter/Harry RevelTheremin – Music Out Of The Moon/Perfume Set To Music/Music For Peace Of Mind ... CD
Basta (Netherlands), Early 50s. Used 3 CDs ... $26.99
Amazing! This is a stunning 3 CD set that reissues the original 10" albums of early Theremin material by Dr. Samuel Hoffman! The records were originally issued by Capitol and RCA in the early 50's, and they're as rare as can be on vinyl. This set packs tiny 5" replicas of the albums themselves into a box, along with a very nice booklet that contains a wealth of information on Hoffman, the Theremin, and lots of other nice bits. The orchestrations for the albums are by Les Baxter and Billy May, and the works were written by the enigmatic Harry Revel. The sound is incredible, and is a wild mix of sci fi and easy themes, with a feel that is out of this world! The package is more beautiful than we can describe, and this is a long-overdue tribute to 3 of the weirdest records of all time! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Les BaxterJewels Of The Sea (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest Les Baxter albums – and one of the best! The theme is undersea exotic – and Les uses a swirling mix of strings, piano, organ, flute, and electronics to create a haunting sound that makes you feel like you've discovered some hidden grotto under the sea, filled with jewels and other treasures you could only imagine in dreams. The scoring is similar to some of Les' other great work on Capitol – but the dreaminess of the instruments gives the record a whole different sound, without getting as snoozy as some of his easy pop work. Titles include "Dancing Diamonds", "Enchanted Sea", "Sunken City", "Stars In The Sand", "Sea Nymph", and "Dolphin". CD also features 13 more tracks – from The Sacred Idol, Ports Of Pleasure, and Tamboo – titles that include "City Of Veils", "Pool Of Love", "High Priest Of The Aztecs", "Procession Of The Princes", "Tahiti A Summer Night At Sea", and "Batumba". CD

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✨✧ Les BaxterSpace Escapade (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), Late 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the rarest albums by Les Baxter – and one of the best! The record features an excellent batch of "space exotica" tracks, set amidst some very lively arrangements, all packaged in one of the greatest album covers of the 50s! Les' writing and leading are as excellent as always, and the record has a beautiful sound that never gets as soppy as some of the other 50s space-age albums. Titles include "A Distant Star", "Moonscape", "Mr. Robot", "The Commuter", and "The Other Side Of The Moon". This CD edition includes a heck of a lot of great bonus material – a selection of mid 50s singles by Baxter, both a-sides and b-sides – some a bit more pop and less exotica oriented, but still plenty off beat and and nicely odd, and some sweeter numbers, too. Includes the 12 tracks from the original album, and 18 bonus tracks, including "Cornflakes", "Toy Tigers", "Sinner Man", "Blue Echo", "Cherchez La Femme", "Molodia Loca", "Please Mr Sun" and much more. CD

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✨✧ Les BaxterRitual of the Savage/Tamboo ... CD
Tikitune, Late 50s/1996. Used ... Out Of Stock
Double-length reissue featuring two of Les Baxter's exotica classics! This is some of the best written, best orchestrated exotica stuff ever, and this CD gives you artwork, liner notes, and 24 tracks in all their exotic glory. Loads of classic Les Baxter tracks like "Zambezi", "Sophisticated Savage", "Stone God", and "Jungle Jalopy". CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ Martin DennyQuiet Village/Enchanted Sea ... CD
Liberty/Scamp, 1959. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
2 exotica classics on one CD! Quiet Village is an undisputed classic in the exotica field, and the record that yielded Denny his biggest hit – the title reworking of "Quiet Village", written by Les Baxter a few years earlier. The rest of the record's pretty darn nice, too – with Denny's trademark piano/percussion style firmly in place – and we can't think of a better way to start off a collection of exotic 50s tunes. Titles include "Sake Rock", "Martinique", "Tune From Rangoon", and "Pagan Love Song". Enchanted Sea is another great classic 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! CD

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✨✧ VariousUltra Lounge – Tiki Sampler ... CD
Capitol, Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music from Jack Marshall, Nelson Riddle, Wanda De Sah, Billy May, Peggy Lee, Louis Prima, Tito Rodriguez , Jack Costanzo, Gloria Wood, Les Baxter & more. CD
(Out of print, packaged in a nice textured digipack.)

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✨✧ Tak ShindoMganga! ... CD
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic bit exotica from Tak Shindo – quite rootsy at times, in a way that really lives up to the cover – and which makes the whole thing a lot more striking than Shindo's other big album on Capitol at the time! The instrumentation is filled with heavy percussion and rhythms, often recorded with a lot of echo – and peppered with these chanting vocals that are totally great – much moodier than more mainstream exotica. Imagine Les Baxter going deeper into the jungle – and you've got a good idea of the vibe here – as the instrumentation goes way beyond mere "primitive sounds" – with some Latin jazz inspiration and other global accents seamlessly working their way into a richly-layered sound! Titles include "Mombasa Love Song", "Nyoba Festival", "Slave Chains of Mtumwa", "Mganga", "Watusi Drum Dance", and "Port of Trinkitat". CD

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