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✨✧ Les BaxterColors Of Brazil/African Blue ... CD
GNP/Crescendo, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A genius set from Les Baxter in the late 60s – and a double-length album that combines one Brazilian and African-inspired grooves! The Brazilian set is taken in a very bossa-based mode – one that uses small combo percussion, tinkling piano, bubbling organ, and added vocals from Les' chorus – who sing over the top of the tunes in a style that's mostly wordless, and which gives a very groovy 60s sort of feel to the record – one that's almost a soundtrack variation on the bossa. The African Blue set is even better – not as totally exotic as you might think, but still with plenty of great 60s touches – thanks to a small instrumental combo that includes Clare Fischer on organ, Carol Kaye on bass, and plenty of added percussion! The tunes have a lightly dancing feel that's really great – again showing Baxter's shift to a more soundtrack-oriented mode of expression, one that actually brings out a deeper feel from the exotic themes of the tunes. 25 tracks in all – with titles that include "Flame Tree", "Azure Sands", "Jalaba", "Johannesburg Blues", "Girl From Uganda", "Kalahari", "Dark River", "Day Of The Roses", "Tristeza", "A Banda", "Who Will Buy", and "A Man & A Woman". CD

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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 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. Spine has a cutout notch.)
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✨✧ Don TikiForbidden Sounds Of Don Tiki ... CD
Taboo, 1997. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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Steely DanCan't Buy A Thrill ... CD
ABC/MCA, 1972. Used ... $4.99
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

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✨✧ VariousSampled Vol 2 – Digging Deeper ... CD
Virgin (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great entry in a very popular sub-genre around here – the funky compilation that features tunes that have been sampled by hip hop and dance artists! This one features 35 cuts in all – with a mix of familiar favorites and more obscure numbers that will have you saying "Oh, that's where that one's from!" Titles include "It's A Shame" by The Spinners, "Ready Or Not Here I Come" by The Delfonics, "Josephine" by Chris Rea, "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" by Blake Baxter, "Life In A Northern Town" by Dream Academy, "Lookin Up For You" by Michael Wycoff, "All This Love That I'm Giving" by Gwen McCrae, "There But For The Grace Of God Go I" by Machine, "Wear It Out" by Stargard, "Dance With You" by Carrie Lucas, "Far Beyond" by Locksmith, "Sometimes" by Bessie Jones, "Golden Girl" by John Barry, "Burning Spear" by Soul, "From Here To Eternity" by Engelbert Humperdink, and "Jim On The Move" by Lalo Schifrin. CD
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✨✧ John CorbettI'm Sick About My Hat ... CD
Atavistic, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
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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