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


Hugo Montenegro

Moog Power
RCA/Get On Down, 1969. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
A groovy moogy classic! This was one of the first records to apply the moog sound in a pop idiom in a major way – and boy, is it a resounding success with us! Hugo Montenegro scores a number of pop tracks and originals in the same cool jazzy style that he used on his best 60's soundtracks, ... 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

Elisabeth Waldo

Maracatu
Pleasure For Music, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
The cover here is a bit misleading – as Elisabeth Waldo's an American, and one with roots in more serious music – but she does a fantastic job here blending together a study of South American themes with late 50s exotica! Waldo plays violin, but the instrument's a relatively small part ... LP, Vinyl record album

Dick Hyman

Age Of Electronicus
Command/Pleasure For Music, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the all-time great moog albums of the 60s – served up by pianist Dick Hyman, who'd cut a fair bit of more standard material in the years before – but who also turned out to be a wizard with the new electric instrument, helping it to find a very fresh sound! Unlike some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album

Sandy Nelson

Drums Are My Beat 1962
Jasmine (UK), 1962. New Copy 2CD
An insane amount of work from drummer Sandy Nelson – the cat who was to the drums what The Ventures were to the guitar – carving out a whole host of hit instrumental records in a non-stop flurry of action at the start of the 60s! The work here is definitely from a very productive time ... CD
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 2021. New Copy
A beautiful tribute to the music of Eden Ahbez – the original "nature boy" himself, and a mystical west coast composer who was to the LA scene what Moondog was to New York! The songs here come from unrecorded sheet music left behind by Eden – songs composed in the early 60s, ... CD

David McCallum (with David Axelrod)

Music – A Bit More Of Me (LP sleeve edition)
Capitol/Get On Down, Late 60s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
Very groovy stuff from the Capitol heyday of the late 60s! The record ostensibly gives TV star (from "U.N.C.L.E.") David McCallum a chance to conduct a set of groovy instrumentals – but David Axelrod produced the album, and HB Barnum did some of the arrangements in the same groovy ... CD

Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre Montero

Music For Heavenly Bodies (blue vinyl pressing)
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
Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Wonderful sounds from space – put together in a rare album that was initially issued in a small batch, to coincide with the Seattle Worlds Fair in 1962! For the set, Art Mineo comes up with an amazing batch of spacey sounds that were played at the fair in conjunction with a machine called ... LP, Vinyl record album

Burt Bacharach & Daniel Tashian

Blue Umbrella (with bonus tracks)
Sony (Japan), 2020. New Copy
A fantastic late album from Burt Bacharach – a collaboration with singer/songwriter Daniel Tashian, who adds some great front-end sounds to Burt's instrumentation! The balance here is great – very much that classic Bacharach sense of timing and space, but set to lyrics that are more ... CD
RCA/Nature Sounds, 1974. New Copy (reissue)
The moog wizard Hugo Montenegro takes on the music of Stevie Wonder – in a blend that maybe makes the record one of the coolest that the studio maestro ever recorded! Hugo had already proven that he could groove in the 60s, and he picked up the moog at the end of the decade and started ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jean Jacques Perrey

Moog Indigo (180 gram pressing)
Vanguard, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
An incredible record of funky moogy grooves – possibly one of the best of the genre! Jean Jacques Perry really outdid himself on this record – going past the simple cut ups of his work with Gershon Kingsley, and hitting a style that was more groovy, and more song oriented. The best ... LP, Vinyl record album

Lucifer (Mort Garson)

Black Mass (pink vinyl pressing)
Uni/Sacred Bones, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
One of the wildest records ever cut by moog master Mort Garson – a project that gives its spirit away by the Lucifer name that Mort chose for the project! The set's not entirely a black mass – ala Coven – but still has a feel that's very spooky and dark – not a total ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sacred Bones, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A tremendous collection of work from moog maestro Mort Garson – a name you might know from projects like the Wozard Of Iz, Lucifer, or Ataraxia – stepping out here on some much more obscure recordings, including some that appear here for the first time ever! Garson was easily one of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
Fantastic exotica material from Arthur Lyman – initially a percussionist in the group of Martin Denny, but soon to become a hi fi star of his own, thanks to work like this! Lyman handles a nice variety of instruments here – playing vibes, marimba, congas, bongos, and a heck of a lot of ... CD
Sacred Bones, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A tremendous collection of work from moog maestro Mort Garson – a name you might know from projects like the Wozard Of Iz, Lucifer, or Ataraxia – stepping out here on some much more obscure recordings, including some that appear here for the first time ever! Garson was easily one of ... CD

Mort Garson

Zodiac Cosmic Sounds
Elektra/El (UK), 1967. New Copy
The Zodiac never sounded so spooky – and the album's one of the first in a trend that explored astrology with funky musical backings! The music for the set was put together by moogy maestro Mort Garson – then making a transition from being a straight easy arranger in the early 60s, to ... CD
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

Ruth Welcome

Welcome To Zitherland
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Herb Alpert's Ninth
A&M, 1967. Near Mint-
Wonderfully jaunty and jagged work from trumpeter Herb Alpert – and a session that has him opening up the Tijuana Brass groove a bit more than usual! There's clearly an influence here of the Brazilian sound that was showing up strongly at A&M Records at the time – heard to greatest ... LP, Vinyl record album

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Warm
A&M, Late 60s. Near Mint-
A fantastic record from the late 60s years of Herb Alpert – a time when the trumpeter was really opening up his sound, and starting to hit some of the same cool styles of his other great acts on the A&M label! Gone are the trademark Cali-Mex arrangements of the early Tijuana Brass ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ruth Welcome

At A Sidewalk Cafe
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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Decca, 1958. Very Good-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Juliette Greco

Complainte Amoureuse
Philips (France), Late 60s. Very Good
Nice late 60's session by Juliette Greco, featuring the sexy French singer backed by two different orchestras – those of Alain Goraguer and Francois Rauber. The LP's got a nice mix of material, including a lot of songs we've never heard of, and which seem to be exclusive to this LP. Tracks ... LP, Vinyl record album

Martin Denny

Sayonara
Sunset, 1967. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
ABC, Early 60s. Very Good
Another one of their crazy LPs, which are sometimes hard to find amidst the pop stuff they normally did. This one's got them doing some originals and some standards, augmented by a tight little ensemble of three percussionists and one bassist. The added instruments drive their piano stuff – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner, 1959. Very Good+
Nice work from the offbeat easy maestro Irving Taylor – a man with a good sense of humor, as you can guess from the cover – and song titles that include "Separate Bar Stools", "Hawaiian Worm Raiser", "In A Cafeteria With You", "Prison Interior ... LP, Vinyl record album

Hugo Montenegro

People – One To One
RCA, 1971. Near Mint-
Key transitional work from Hugo – a record that has some of the groovy touches of his late 60s work, and some of the moogy touches of his 70s period! Not all tunes feature moog, but a few have some excellent work on the instrument by Eddie Kalehoff – and those that don't feature some ... LP, Vinyl record album

Henry Mancini

Pure Gold
RCA, Early 60s. Near Mint-
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Columbia, 1965. Near Mint-
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Robert Drasnin

Voodoo III
Dionysus, Early/Mid 60s. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Jody Carver/Johnny Cucci

Hot Club Of America In Hi Fi
Coral, 1958. Very Good-
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Columbia, 1975. Near Mint-
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Louis Clark/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Hooked On Classics
RCA, 1981. Near Mint-
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Percy Faith

Hollywood Serenade
Columbia, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Beat Of The Brass
A&M, 1968. Near Mint- 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
Columbia, 1962. Near Mint-
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Roger Williams

Evergreen
MCA, 1977. Near Mint-
... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Mel Henke

La Dolce Henke
Warner, 1962. Very Good+
A wonderful bit of hipster tracks from the early 60s! Mel Henke was part Esquivel, part Pete Rugolo, part Ken Nordine, part Kenyon Hopkins – and one of the best, and most underrated of the late 50s/early 60s bachelor pad arrangers! This album's most likely his best – and it's a mad ... LP, Vinyl record album
Command, 1959. Near Mint- Gatefold
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United Artists, Mid 60s. Sealed
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

Z (aka Mort Garson)

Music For Sensuous Lovers
Anthem/Sensuous Sounds, Mid 70s. Near Mint-
An obscure album of sex and sounds – typical of the genre in that it offers the sound of a woman receiving pleasure, backed by a variety of sonic settings. Mort Garson is listed in the writing credits, and we have to assume the record's handled by him – especially as the moog work that' ... LP, Vinyl record album

Raymond Scott

Amor
Everest, Late 50s. Very Good
The softer sound of Raymond Scott – not as way-out and wild as you'd know from his better-publicized work on classic cartoons – but still plenty darn great overall! The album's heavy with strings – billed as "swinging" on the cover, but a bit more "swaying" ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tak Shindo

Brass & Bamboo
Capitol, 1959. Very Good+
One of the best albums by Tak Shindo – a west coast Japanese composer/arranger who was one of the few exotica artists to actually have the cultural cred to the sound! The arrangements – as the title might imply – mix together jazzy Capitol swinging and some more Eastern-oriented ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1958. Very Good
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Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A great little package, and way more than just the familiar exotica moments on mainstream compilations – as your guides here are Lux Interior and Poison Ivy of The Cramps – two folks who know more than plenty about the music of the farther reaches of the postwar years! And although ... CD

Laurindo Almeida

Viva Bossa Nova!
Capitol (Japan), 1962. New Copy
A sweet little album from Laurindo Almeida and his "Bossa Nova All Stars" – not a group of Brazilian musicians, and instead a hip set of LA players who really help make the set sparkle! There's a bit more jazz here than on some of Laurindo's other Capitol records of the time – ... CD

Laurindo Almeida & The Bossa Nova All Stars

It's A Bossa Nova World
Capitol (Japan), 1963. New Copy
It's definitely a bossa nova world when Laurindo Almeida's around – given that the player first got the whole sound going in the 50s, then returned the favor in the 60s with some great albums like this for Capitol Records! The set's a bright blend of LA jazz and bossa rhythms – played ... CD

Harry Breuer

Happy Moog
Pickwick, Late 60s. Very Good+
Man, this moog sure is happy! And who wouldn't be? The groovy lil' instrument's got some excellent backings here – all spare, rhythmic, and filled with cool electronic effects. The overall level of the electronics is more sophisticated than Perry-Kingsley, but in the end the sound is ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated September 22, 2021


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