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


Elektra/Rhino, 1967. New Copy (reissue)
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Delirium In Hi Fi
Columbia, 1957. New Copy (reissue)
A lost Hi Fi gem! Released in America under the name of "Elsa Popping & Her Pixieland Band" – the record is actually a stunning collaboration between French orchestra leader Andre Popp and sound effects wizard Pierre Fatosme. The sound is wild and swinging, with a feel that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cuca/Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy
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
Summer Place 76
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy
"Summer Place" was a huge 60s hit for maestro Percy Faith – but here, he takes the tune into new territory for the disco generation – and mixes it with a number of other orchestral instrumentals that have a similar groove! By this point in his career, Faith had really opened ... CD
CBS/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy
A sweet little disco party from Percy Faith – a man who cut some pretty sleepy records in the 60s, but really managed to open up his groove in the 70s! The whole thing's maybe the same disco take on older instrumental styles that Henry Mancini would cut a bit during the period, too – ... CD
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
Rocket Man/Mammy Blue
Vocalion (UK), 1971/1975. New Copy
A pair of 70s albums from Hugo Montenegro – back to back on a single CD! Rocket Man is excellent – very groovy stuff! After paying tribute to Stevie Wonder and Bob Dylan on other LPs, Hugo Montenegro turns his talents to the groovy compositions of Elton John in this nice album of ... 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
Universal (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Very cool drum sounds from Jimmy Takeuchi – an artist who was maybe Japan's answer to Sandy Nelson – and who worked in a similar blend of instrumental rock modes! The drums are upfront on all the numbers here, but there's also a lot of twangy guitar, saxophone, and other sweet elements ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1995. New Copy
Gentle solo piano from Japan – a set that recalls older easy instrumental albums of the 60s and 70s, even though it was recorded in more recent years! The sole instrumentation here is piano, recorded in a lushly echoey style that has the same softly captivating vibe of later albums by ... CD
Don Kirshner Cuts Hair
RCA, 1969. Very Good
A great version of the Hair soundtrack – with instrumentation that's way groovier than any of Don Kirshner's throwaway pop work from later years! The set features some of Galt MacDermot's best tunes from the musical – done in a tripped-out style that reminds us of Hugo Montenegro's ... LP, Vinyl record album
His Greatest Hits
Dot, Early 60s. Very Good+
LP collection of the earlier singles that Alvino Rey made in the fifties. His groovy electric guitar's on all of these, and there's also some nice steel playing with that way-out sound he did so well! Tracks include "Hindustan", "Bloop Bleep", and "Cement Mixer". ... LP, Vinyl record album
Command, 1963. Near Mint-
Enoch and his orchestra play a mix of Brazilian bossa nova standards like "O Barquinho" and "Meditacao" and pop tunes played in a bossa nova style like "Days Of Wine And Roses", "Moon River", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Blame It On The Bossa ... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, 1957. Very Good+
Although Ray Ellis is probably best known for his sophisticated jazzy backings behind vocalists (most notably on Atlantic albums of the early and mid 60s), he's also a pretty decent jazz-based bandleader on his own – as you'll hear on these whimsical instrumental albums from the late 50s! ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1966. Sealed
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Hawaii Calls Show
Capitol, 1960s. Very Good Gatefold
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Switched On Bach II
Columbia, 1973. Very Good+
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EMI (UK), 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold
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Most Fabulous Sound Expierience Ever
RCA, 1961. Very Good
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Shades Of Today
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint-
Groovy pop orchestrations from one of the best bandleaders working at Verve in the late 60's. Sweet Verve sounds, with a mix of jazz, easy, and Brazilian sounds, and tracks like "Laia Ladaia", "Cinnamon & Clove", "The Look of Love", "Arrasto", and "B ... LP, Vinyl record album
Thousand & One Notes
Warner, 1958. Very Good
One of the grooviest albums we've ever heard from John Scott Trotter – an arranger who spent a fair bit of time working with Bing Crosby, but who's definitely going for the hi-fi crowd with the vibrant sound of this set! The orchestrations are full, with a fair bit of strings and woodwinds ... LP, Vinyl record album
Harmonica & Percussion
Coronet, Early 60s. Very Good-
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Exotica
Liberty, 1957. Very Good-
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
James Bond Thrillers
Somerset, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
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Greatest Science Fiction Hits
DMG, 1979. Very Good+
Cosmic sounds from Neil Norman, with synth, moog, and theremin, on versions of themes like "Space 1999", "Outer Limits", and "Moonraker", plus some Les Baxter originals like "Phantom Planet" and "Black Hole". LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1958. Very Good+
A classic bit of percussion madness from RCA – featuring conductor Dick Schory at the head of the "biggest battery of percussion west of Cape Canaveral"! The set was recorded in Chicago, and includes local studio talents like Bobby Christian and Johnny Frigo, as well as Schory ... LP, Vinyl record album
Liberty, 1957. Very Good+
The first-ever album from Henry Mancini – and a wonderfully spooky set! The style here is quite different than most of Hank's better-known film work and instrumental hits – as the record is very moody and laidback – cut with a slow-moving, dreamy sort of darkness that's really ... LP, Vinyl record album
Moog Mass
Kama Sutra, 1972. Very Good+
A spooky moog classic! Moog's played by Robert Margouleff – in a kind of "moog mass" style that's similar to work by Mort Garson. The moogy sounds are mostly in kind of an organy mode, bubbling around in a spacey way that recalls the German electronics of Cluster as much as it ... LP, Vinyl record album
Fantomfingers
Project 3, 1971. Very Good+ Gatefold
Pretty darn groovy stuff from Dick Hyman, and a record that has him getting some great tones out of the Baldwin organ! In fact, he seems to use his experience with the moog to find new ways of playing the organ, so that some of the tones and sounds have more of a moogy feel than you'd expect. The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jungle Percussion
Tops/Mayfair, Late 50s. Very Good
Spare, tribal, and heavy percussion – with a sound that's a lot more credible than some of the other stuff on labels like this from the same time. We're not sure who the group is, but even if they are studio guys working under another name, they still do a pretty darn good job! Titles ... LP, Vinyl record album
Music For Sensuous Lovers
Anthem/Sensuous Sounds, Mid 70s. Very Good
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
On Parade!
Capitol, 1960s. Sealed
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Command, Late 60s. Very Good+
One of the coolest, grooviest moog albums you'll ever hope to buy – a wonderful foray into the new world of synthetic sounds, done by pianist Dick Hyman – who was working in a straight jazz format just a decade before! Dick turns out to be a wonderful talent on the moog – very ... LP, Vinyl record album
Let's Stomp & Wild Weekend
Epic, 1963. Very Good
Some instrumental stompers from Bobby Gregg – some originals, some covers – and all with arrangements by Frank Hunter! LP, Vinyl record album
Tahitian Percussion
Al-Fi, 1960. Very Good
We can't vouch for the authenticity of the origin of these recordings, but who cares when you've had a couple of sugary rum drinks? Both vocal and instrumental tracks, as the title implies. 10 numbers in all, including "Sha Sha Calor", "You Couie", "Yarbon", "Ded ... 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
Mercury, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Mobile Fidelity/Philips, 1975. Very Good
A classic bit of mature mood music – one that featuers 60s instrumental pop themes, mixed with sound effects of a rainy stormy night! Titles include "Love Is Blue", "Waltz For Tricia", "Lover's Lullaby", "Visions", "Come Saturday Morning", ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hi-Fimonics
Replica, Mid 50s. Very Good+
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Decca, 1958. Very Good+
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Invincible Eagle
US Air Force, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold
Hard to believe that the Air Force was once in the record business – but check this one out as proof! The versatile ensemble was made up of airmen stationed in Europe at the time (hence the name!) – and they played a range of material from big band standards to jazzy readings of pop ... LP, Vinyl record album
Divided We Stand
Dot, Late 60s. Very Good
Groovy folksy pop, with some weird instrumentation like electric sitar, thumbtack piano, and "nerves". Tracks include "Looking at the Rose Through World Colored Glasses", "Do Not Speak but Sing", and "Think of Rain". LP, Vinyl record album
Dance Around – Nice N Easy
Roper, Early 60s. Very Good+
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Harpo In Hi Fi
Mercury, Mid 50s. Very Good
Remember how great and strange Harpo's musical interludes were in the old Marx Brothers' movies? Well, now you can have your very own collection of some of Harpo's lovely harp work recorded after he retired from the pictures! LP, Vinyl record album
Out Of This World
Liberty, Early 60s. Very Good
A subtle LP of lush orchestrations with a "space" feel. Lots of woodwinds, augmented by the voices of a three soprano chorus! LP, Vinyl record album
New York, New York
Kapp, 1961. Sealed
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Columbia, 1971. Very Good+
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MGM, Early 70s. Sealed
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Soundbird, 1975. Very Good+
Excellent electric 70s work from The Mystic Moods! The record moves way past the sleepy sexy easy sound of their early albums – and it's got some great keyboard work and a few great funk tracks. "Honey Trippin" is one of these – a great groover with a sound that's almost in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Time For Young Love
Decca, Late 60s. Near Mint-
One of the few American releases by Mike Leander – the groovy 60s British arranger who skirted equal worlds of rock and easy! Leander's got a hip approach that's got plenty of late 60s psyche touches bubbling out underneath more straightforward arrangements – working some easy magic on ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated June 22, 2018


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