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


Liberty/Jackpot, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing little set that's as compelling as the title and cover might imply – and easily one of our favorite Martin Denny albums ever! There's a sound here that is, actually, quite "hypnotique" – as Denny's core combo is expanded by some larger arrangements, Japanese ... LP, Vinyl record album
Liberty/Jackpot, 1959. New Copy
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare ... LP, Vinyl record album
Liberty/Jackpot, 1957. New Copy (reissue)
The birth of a sound and the birth of a legend – Martin Denny's first album in the Exotica series, and a record so great it named an entire genre! Denny certainly didn't invent the tropical style of easy listening that came to be known as "exotica" in the 50s – but with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cook, Mid 50s. New Copy Gatefold
Great work from the legendary Cook label – a full album that combines two earlier 10" albums of experimental sounds! First up is Speed The Parting Guest, a wonderful combination of music and sound effects – very similar to some of the bigger label work from artists like Jack ... CD
Pye/Vocalion (UK), 1974/1975. New Copy
Two great albums from Ray "funky trumpet" Davies – not the lead singer of The Kinks, but a heck of a groovy British bandleader from the 70s! First up is an album of Themes From The Exorcist and other films – all familiar movie themes from the early 70s, penned by artists like ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1972. New Copy
A pair of RCA Records gems from Hugo Montenegro – back to back on a single CD! First up is Theme From The Godfather – a sweet 70s update of the moogy groovy that Hugo Montenegro first started crafting in the 60s! The album's got both moog and Arp – the latter of which brings in ... CD
Modern Harmonic, 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A really cool side of work from the enigmatic Raymond Scott – the legendary midcentury figure who did a wealth of creative work in jazz, soundtrack, and electronic music fields! Turns out, Scott also recorded a heck of a lot of commercials in his studio – all in ways that embrace all ... CD

Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre Montero

Music For Heavenly Bodies
Omega/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
There's two sorts of heavenly bodies on the cover – but the real charms of the record lie inside, as the set's overflowing with incredible early theremin recordings! The album features spacey orchestral settings arranged by Warren Baker, and conducted by Andre Montero – plus fantastic ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vocalion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Two slinky 70s classics from French maestro Paul Mauriat – still doing great at this point in his career! Emmanuelle is a record that has Mauriat taking on the lead theme of the 70s erotic film at the start – then moving into a whole host of 70s covers, too – all done with ... CD
Capitol/El (UK), 1950s. New Copy 3CD
A huge run of records from Yma Sumac – presented here in a box that collects just about everything she recorded for Capitol Records in the 50s! First up is Voice Of The Xtaby – legendary vocal work from the postwar years – some of the earliest recordings from the enigmatic Yma ... CD

Assembled Multitude

Assembled Multitude
Atco/Wounded Bird, 1970. New Copy
CD...$6.99 11.98
One of the stranger albums on Atlantic at the start of the 70s – but a surprising hit as well! The group are a batch of Philly studio players who serve up instrumental versions of late 60s rock numbers, plus some of their own bits – all recording at the Sigma Sound studios, with ... CD
Decca, 1959. Sealed
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Hugo & Luigi Chorus

Cascading Voices (RCA)
RCA, 1963. Near Mint-
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United Artists, 1967. Very Good+
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CBS, 1980. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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Liberty, Early 60s. Sealed
Later Liberty work from Spike Jones – but every but as crazy as his earlier material for RCA – featuring some updated parodies of classic songs! LP, Vinyl record album

Gordon Jenkins

Complete Manhattan Tower
Capitol, 1956. Very Good+
A beautiful testament to the glory of New York in the postwar years – a concept album penned and conducted by Gordon Jenkins, as kind of a musical tribute to the city and its apartment culture! The core narrative is about a guy who moves to, discovers, and falls in love with and in New York ... LP, Vinyl record album

Electric Moog Orchestra

Music From Star Wars
Musicor, 1977. Near Mint-
Someone who works here confesses to accidentally purchasing this album in the 70's, instead of the official soundtrack to Star Wars – but now they wish they'd still kept their copy of it! All tracks are performed by The Electric Moog Orchestra, and feature arrangements by Jimmy Wisner. The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good
One of the greatest Jackie Gleason albums ever! The album has these warm lush orchestrations, with wordless vocals by "The Voices of Artie Malvin" wispily dreaming over it, hence the "Ooooo!" in the title. Tracks include "Thine Alone", "It's All Right With ... LP, Vinyl record album

Arthur Lyman

Hawaiian Sunset
Hi Fi, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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Henry Mancini

Mancini's Angels
RCA, 1977. Near Mint-
Mancini does a great job with the theme to Charlie's Angels, and also adds in some cool keyboards you wouldn't have heard on the original – and the rest of the album is a mix of other mid 70s TV themes, plus some cool originals penned by Mancini himself, but with a very similar flavor – ... LP, Vinyl record album
London, 1971. Sealed
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Dick Hyman

Age Of Electronicus
Command, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold
Nice one! This is one of Dick Hyman's most fantastic LPs, and the one that includes some of his best moogy playing. With the very funky club cut "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", plus "Both Sides Now", "Kolumbo", "Time Is Tight", and "Green Onions". LP, Vinyl record album
Somerset, 1961. Very Good
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Les & Larry Elgart

Girl Watchers
Columbia, 1967. Very Good
Maybe the grooviest album ever from the team of Les & Larry Elgart – as you can probably guess from the title! The set's awash in groovy tunes from the late 60s – not just the fab title cut, but a host of other sweet numbers that are given an inventive new take on the Elgart horn ... LP, Vinyl record album

Hamiltones

Hamiltones
Hamilton, 1966. Very Good
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Command, 1960. Near Mint- Gatefold
Features a group with Doc Severinsen on trumpet, Phil Bodner and Romeo Penque on reeds, and Willie Rodriguez on percussion! LP, Vinyl record album

Paul Mauriat

Soul Of Paul Mauriat
Philips, Late 60s. Very Good
Pre-funk for Paul Mauriat – but definitely showing a desire to break out of the easy French instrumental style that made him a hit in the 60s. Mauriat turns his slightly bouncy instrumental mode to some American soul hits – picking up some nice grooves as he works through tracks that ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tribe

Bangla Desh
Pickwick, Early 70s. Very Good
This is a great one recorded during the years when the US music industry clamped down on the type of pirating that some labels were doing – and imprints like Pickwick hid out in the "soundalike" business of recording big hits by other stars, using unknown studio groups who were ... LP, Vinyl record album

Joe Leahy

Tabasco & Trumpets
Tower, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
Tijuana Brass sound-a-like, but with a Latin-y feel of its own! Includes the cuts "Life", "Slinky", "Manhattan Spiritual" and others. Tabasco Brand Hot Sauce sponsored this record! LP, Vinyl record album

Perrey-Kingsley

In Sound From Way Out
Vanguard, Late 60s. Very Good+
One of the moogiest records of all time – a legendary LP of "electronic pop music of the future" – sourced and claimed as an influence by everyone from Stereolab to the Beastie Boys! The legendary team of Gershon Kingsley and Jean-Jaques Perry are working here in early tape ... LP, Vinyl record album

Voices of Walter Schumann

Exploring the Unknown
RCA, 1955. Very Good
One of the postwar space-age classics! The normally-sleepy chorus of Walter Schumann is used to create the backdrop for a narrative of space flight – read by Paul Frees, and involving the takeoff of a rocket from the Pacific, soaring into space, past the moon, and arriving on Venus. The ... LP, Vinyl record album

Enoch Light

Sonido Espacial
Project 3 (Mexico), Late 60s. Very Good+
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Capitol, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
A lost gem from Brian Wilson's dad! As the cover says, "The talented father of the famous Beach Boys presents instrumental interpretations of his and other compositions." Basically, Murry was getting the squeeze from Brian, and this was Murry's way of saying "hey, I can do ... LP, Vinyl record album

Creed Taylor Orchestra

Shock – Music In Hi Fi
ABC, 1958. Very Good
Very cool work from Creed Taylor – material cut when he was still a bandleader, and hadn't yet evolved into the role of super-producer! The session's a long way from the CTI sound of the 70s – and instead has Creed playing some very spooky stuff – compositions by Kenyon Hopkins ... LP, Vinyl record album

Danny Guglielmi/Dena

Adventure In Sound
Tops, Mid 50s. Very Good-
A compelling little set from Danny Guglielmi – a mix of weird instrumental numbers and some straighter vocal ones that feature singing by the lovely Dena! The album's somewhere between offbeat jazz and bachelor pad territory – and the album features early tape experiments that have ... LP, Vinyl record album

Mariachi Brass with Chet Baker

Hats Off
World Pacific, 1966. Near Mint-
A short detour in the 60s career of Chet Baker – one that we sure like a heck of a lot! This side is one of a couple that were recorded as an answer to the big success of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – with Chet's trumpet was backed by jaunty, brassy arrangements penned by Jack ... LP, Vinyl record album
United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+
UA makes the film copyright cash register jingle again on this second set of tracks from their James Bond films, performed by other artists in the catalog. Tracks include "Thunderball" & "Underwater Chase" by Al Caiola, "007" & "The Golden Horn" by ... LP, Vinyl record album
Yorkshire, 1972. Very Good+
Wild stuff! This record's an attempt to bring together moog and sex sounds, and it goes about its task in the most heavy-handed way possible! Basically, the record's got a number of tracks with cool moogy bits – either musical in kind of a background way, or loud and firey – and these ... LP, Vinyl record album
Command, 1969. Very Good Gatefold
Groovy electronic pop stuff from the great Command label! Not as wild as Dick Hyman, but still pretty darn nice, and with a good groovy feel, accented by some nice "Latin" touches. Titles include "Girl From Ipanema", "Dansero", "Look Of Love", "Hare ... LP, Vinyl record album
Carlton, 1963. Near Mint-
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Terry Snyder

Mister Percussion
United Artists, Early 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Mystic Moods Orchestra

Emotions (Original Master Recording)
Mobile Fidelity/Philips, Late 60s. Near Mint-
One of the best early albums from the Mystic Moods – largely because it really ups the use of sound effects that was begun on the group's first album. The record is a smooth blend of train sounds, beach sounds, night sounds, and a million other weird noises – all filtered through late ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+
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Billy Strange

In The Mexican Bag
GNP/Crescendo, 1966. Very Good+
Includes a nice version of "These Boots Are Made For Walking" – and a back cover endorsement from Nancy Sinatra! LP, Vinyl record album
Jubilee, Late 50s. Very Good
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Beat Of The Brass
A&M, 1968. Sealed Gatefold
Beautifully compressed pop from Herb Alpert – a session that's still got the traditional Tijuana Brass style, but which also displays a more restrained, more adult approach to instrumental pop! The rhythms are nicely changed out more than before here – stretching out with interwoven ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
A swingin' album of secret agent and spy movie themes, including versions of "Our Man Flint" and "Goldfinger", plus great numbers like "Dr. No's Fantasy" and "Mister Kiss Kiss Bang Bang". LP, Vinyl record album
Fontana, 1960s. Very Good+
Nice little bit of Brit easy jazziness. Features a few Dankworth originals, plus versions of "African Waltz", "Skyliner", and "Ja Da". Recorded in "complex multi-track stereo" to get that "Living Presence Stereo" sound! LP, Vinyl record album

Stradivari Strings

String Along With Me
Spin O Rama, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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Updated October 20, 2020


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