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


Decca/Captain High (Germany), 1962. New Copy
CD...$6.99 16.99
A really wonderful album from the height of the exotica years – but a set that's got a fair bit more jazz in the mix than most from that generation too! Gene Rains plays vibes – and moves between moodier moments, ala Martin Denny/Arthur Lyman, and more straightforward jazz styles ... CD
A&M/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1969. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
A fantastic moog-based take on the music from Hair – a wonderful confluence of two of the grooviest musical trends of the late 60s! Mort Garson had his hand in plenty of other great moog-related projects from the period – like the Wozard Of Iz, the Lucifer/Black Mass album, and ... CD
Captain High (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
Looking for paradise? Then look no further – because this excellent set is filled with dreamy tunes that will definitely send you to the heavens! The package brings together a number of overlooked exotica numbers from the late 50s and early 60s – tracks that bubbled underneath the ... CD
Columbia, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Wonderful stuff – way more than just an easy instrumental album, and a great batch of exotic tunes with lots of jazzy touches! There's enough of the Martin Denny and Arthur Lyman influence here – but Rex and group take the sound a lot further, by playing like a true small combo, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Laurindo Almeida

Man & A Woman
Capitol (Japan), 1967. New Copy
Bossa guitar, dreamy orchestrations, and a wonderful American take on the Brazilian sound of the 60s – served up with sparkling Capitol Records production in a set that's easily one of the greatest by guitarist Laurindo Almeida! Almeida's guitar is matched here with some lightly jazzy ... CD

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
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

Maranata

Maranata
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1978. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
Sweet 70s grooving from South America – the only album ever recorded by this great little group from Uruguay! The set was done at the end of the 70s, but it's got a style that recalls the best electric work from the US and UK at the start of the decade – sort of a blend of funky easy, ... CD

Martin Denny

Quiet Village
Liberty/Jackpot, 1959. New Copy (reissue)
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

Mort Garson

Didn't You Hear
Sacred Bones, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
One of the rarest albums ever from the legendary Mort Garson – an all-electronic film score, one that was originally only available on record in the lobby of a Seattle theater that was showing the film! The tracks are shorter than on some of Garson's more commercial projects of the time, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

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
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
Subliminal Sounds (Sweden), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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, ... 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

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

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

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
Dot/Pleasure For Music, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the best-remembered albums from the moog pop generation – a record that's definitely a cut above the rest, thanks to the top-shelf talents of pianist Mike Melvoin! Melvoin is a name you'll recognize from countless other great LA sessions of the 60s – and Mike was always able to ... 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
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
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD
A deep dig into the farther reaches of the exotica boom of the late 50s – served up with the same sort of focus on unusual tracks that we love on the other collections from Lux & Ivy! Given the raunchy sound of The Cramps, you might not expect the duo to have as strong of an ear for the ... 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
Capitol (Japan), 1968. New Copy
A very groovy album by Laurindo Almeida – one of his best bossa cookers in a swinging 60s mode! The album features lots of great acoustic guitar from Laurindo, but spun over fuller arrangements by Lex De Azvedo, Clare Fischer, and Dick Grove – all of whom get that right sort of jaunty, ... CD

Laurindo Almeida

Guitar From Ipanema
Capitol (Japan), 1964. New Copy
Breezy bossa nova – Hollywood 60s style! The album's one of the best cut for Capitol by guitarist Laurindo Almeida – and has a sweet groovy little style that features Laurindo's lovely guitar work over some lightly dancing small combo backings that include flute, harmonica, organ, ... 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

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

Lost Treasures – Rare & Unreleased
A&M/Herb Alpert Presents, 1960s. New Copy
Genius, pure genius – a wonderful collection of 22 rare numbers by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – all recorded during the group's years at A&M Records, and including a number of previously unreleased tunes! The sound here is completely sublime – way more than just the ... 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
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

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

Enoch Light

Big Band Bossa Nova
Command, 1962. Near Mint- Gatefold
Enoch Light and his Big Band give upbeat renditions of "Desafinado", "One Note Samba", "Perdido", "E Luxo So", "Sem Saudades De Voce", "Besame Mucho", "Take The A Train", "Lullaby Of Birdland", and others. LP, Vinyl record album
Liberty/Sunset, Late 50s. Very Good-
This is the craziest Mancini LP we've ever heard, and probably our favorite too! This is early stuff by him, and it's unlike anything else he ever did. The bulk of the album is weird spooky accordian and organ music, played super super slow, with hauting, even scary arrangements. The whole thing' ... LP, Vinyl record album
Epic, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
Arranged by Stan Applebaum. Titles include "Please Please Me", "I Want To Hold Your Hand", "All My Loving", "She Loves You", "Can't Buy Me Love", "I Saw Her Standing There", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

18th Century Concepts

In the 20th Century Bag
Sidewalk, Late 60s. Very Good+
Some "baroque" pop stuff from this groovy studio band on Sidewalk. As the liner notes say "The great hits of today, with today's exciting beat", but with a group that gives the songs a fake 18th century sound. Mike Curb's on keyboards, and there may be a potential Wu-Tang ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Mid 50s. Near Mint-
Capitol 12" LP that features work from 2 earlier Yma Sumac 10" LPs – Voice of The Xtabay and Inca Taqui. Voice Of The Xtabay is one of her earliest Capitol albums, with classic arrangements by Les Baxter, of material that was written by Yma's Partner Moises Vivanco. Titles include ... LP, Vinyl record album
Command, 1960. Near Mint- Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album

Goodwin Goody Goodload & His Frostonia Ballroom Orchestra

Supercamp
Tower, Late 60s. Sealed
A record that might have made Susan Sontag regret everything she ever said about camp! LP, Vinyl record album

Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra

Encore – Fiedler's Greatest Hits
Polydor, Mid 60s-Early 70s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Laurindo Almeida

Guitar From Ipanema
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good
Breezy bossa nova – Hollywood 60s style! The album's one of the best cut for Capitol by guitarist Laurindo Almeida – and has a sweet groovy little style that features Laurindo's lovely guitar work over some lightly dancing small combo backings that include flute, harmonica, organ, ... LP, Vinyl record album

Ferrante & Teicher

For Lovers Of All Ages
United Artists, 1966. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album

Ferrante & Teicher

Dynamic Twin Pianos
United Artists, 1960. Very Good+ Gatefold
... LP, Vinyl record album
Columbia, Early 60s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Si Zentner

Swingin' Eye
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+
A swinging album by trombonist Si Zentner – some of his finest work of the 50s! Si had a great style that was part big band, part large group arrangements, in the manner of work at Capitol by Nelson Riddle or Billy May. This album well earns the "swing" in the title – as Si's ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gershon Kingsley

Much Silence
Relativity, 1986. Sealed
... LP, Vinyl record album
Elay, 1972. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury, Mid 60s. Very Good
Hipper than usual for this sort of thing – thanks to inventive arrangements from Moore, and some flute from Yusef Lateef! LP, Vinyl record album

Ruth Welcome

Zither Magic!
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+
... LP, Vinyl record album

Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach In Concert
A&M/MFP (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint-
An incredible live recording by Burt Bacharach – and one that wasn't issued in the US! This early 70s concert is great proof that the Bacharach magic didn't come from any studio tricks – but from the genius of Burt himself – as the maestro's working here in a fantastic larger-than ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
GNP/Tizoc (Mexico), Late 60s. Very Good
Fab bossa from Les Baxter – one of his few albums done in a Brazilian style, and a really wonderful record! The sound is a combination of Les exotica and chorus styles – forged into a bossa beat, and done with a sweetly swinging groove that's every bit as great as some of the bigger ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated November 28, 2021


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