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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

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
Ebalunga (Austria), 1950s/1960s. New Copy
A much-needed look at the untapped musical legacy of Eden Ahbez – the west coast mystic who's best remembered for delivering the song "Nature Boy" to Nat King Cole (legendarily walking in barefooted during a recording session!) – but who also made a range of other great music ... CD
A&M/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1969. New Copy
CD...$6.99 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
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

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
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

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
Omega, Mid 50s. Very Good+
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
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
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

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 ... CD

Percy Faith

Clair/Joy
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy
70s magic from Percy Faith – two albums presented here in their quadrophonic mixes! Clair is a really wonderful album from Percy Faith – part of a handful of sweet 70s sides that really had him sounding a lot more groovy than before! The album almost has a 70s soundtrack vibe at times ... CD
A&M/Fifth Dimension (Germany), 1969. New Copy
CD...$6.99 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

Knightsbridge Strings

Strings Swing
Top Rank, Late 50s. Very Good
... LP, Vinyl record album
Westminster, 1956. Very Good+
Mindblowing work from the duo of Ferrante & Teicher – a set that's filled with odd experiments, prepared piano techniques, and a lot more weird sounds than their straighter pop albums of the 60s! This one's really got a feel that lives up to the space age cover – an otherworldly ... LP, Vinyl record album

Raymond Scott

This Time With Strings
Coral, Mid 50s. Very Good+
Not as freewheeling as some of Raymond Scott's earlier work, but still quite nice – a set that features added strings in the mix, but used with a sound that's every bit as wild and dynamic as some of Scot's small combo recordings! A few of the tunes are familiar Scott classics, others are a ... LP, Vinyl record album

Gilbert O'Sullivan

Himself
MAM/London, 1971. Very Good+
A wonderful album from the young Irish singer/songwriter who went onto become one of the brightest lights in 70s pop! The record isn't his most famous, but it's got loads of great early songs that show O'Sullivan's brilliant talent for putting together lyrics that were simple and witty, yet never ... LP, Vinyl record album

Alvino Rey

Ping Pong!
Capitol, Early 60s. Near Mint-
Alvion Rey always seems to get a little bit overlooked, but his band, led by a steel guitar that goes "wow-WOW-wow", sounds a lot like Esquivel's, as proven by the tracks on this LP. Lots of standards, but greatly pepped up and stretched out, in the Rey tradition. With "Aloha ... LP, Vinyl record album

Aldemaro Romero

Sketches In Rhythms
RCA, 1958. Near Mint-
Early work from the great Aldemaro Romero – a sweet mix of exotic and Latin! LP, Vinyl record album
Command, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold
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
Command, 1960. Very Good Gatefold
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Columbia, Late 60s. Very Good+
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Morton Gould

Jungle Drums
RCA, 1956. Very Good
A pre-exotica relic – cut just a year or two before bachelor pad music really broke big, and a very important album in helping get the whole thing started! The record's got a more serious feel than you might think – as pop classical conductor Morton Gould put together this mix of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Command, 1959. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Liberty, 1964. Very Good+
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Dominic Frontiere

Pagan Festival
Columbia, Late 50s. Very Good-
One of the few good exotica albums to ever come out on Columbia, and a nice set of orchestral pieces, with a slight eastern tinge, and the kind of arrangements that were being used by Les Baxter over at Capitol. A number of tracks have a groovy vocal chorus – and titles include "Temple ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1961. Very Good+
This is Leo Addeo's entry into the "Stereo Action" RCA series, and is housed in a perfectly preserved white die-cut sleeve with a vivid spirograph type drawing showing through the hole. LP, Vinyl record album
RCA, 1964. Very Good+
Features tracks by Sid Ramin, Dick Schory, Marty Gold, Arthur Fielder, Fritz Reiner, and more! LP, Vinyl record album

Ferrante & Teicher

Pianos In Paradise
United Artists, Early 60s. Near Mint-
One of the nicest albums that Ferrante & Teicher cut for United Artists! The record has bits of prepared piano over exotic backings – perhaps not as crazy as some of their albums for Westminster, but still with some good off-beat touches that make the album one of the few that's really ... LP, Vinyl record album

Tak Shindo

Accent On Bamboo
Capitol, 1960. Very Good+
One of the gems in the shining crown of Capitol Records' exotica series at the start of the 60s – a very cool blend of larger arrangements and exotic moments – with plenty of the bamboo reeds mentioned in the title! Tracks include "Stumbling", "For You", "One ... LP, Vinyl record album

Martin Denny

Afro-Desia
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good
Weird and wonderful work from the great Martin Denny – and a record that adds in some great extra elements to his core exotica groove! The depth of the album is apparent on the very first tune – "Tsetse Fly", which features a buzzing variation on the sound of the insect in ... LP, Vinyl record album

Hollyridge Strings/Stu Phillips

New Beatles Songbook
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good
Lots of Revolver-era gems – including "Nowhere Man", "Norwegian Wood", "Michelle", "Yesterday", and "We Can Work It Out". LP, Vinyl record album

Sid Bass

Sound & Fury
Vik, 1957. Very Good+
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Hugo Winterhalter/Eddie Heywood

Classical Gas
Musicor, 1968. Near Mint- Gatefold
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Alshire, Early 70s. Very Good+
The modernized 101 Strings run through a bunch of Beatles hits, including "Hey Jude", "All You Need Is Love", and "Eleanor Rigby". They also managed to sneak some other stuff on here, like "House of the Rising Sun" and "Blues for the Guru", but ... LP, Vinyl record album

Sandy Nelson

Cheetah Beat
Imperial, Late 60s. Very Good+
One of Sandy Nelson's best albums from the late 60's! The best tracks have a good fuzzy psychedelic sound to them, which is a new twist on Sandy's drum-heavy instrumental style. Includes the nice long track "Freak Beat", plus "Good Thing", "Pandora's Golden Heebie ... LP, Vinyl record album

South Sea Serenaders

Beachcomber Serenade
Tahiti, 1955. Near Mint-
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Percy Faith

Clair
Columbia, 1972. Near Mint-
A really wonderful album from Percy Faith – part of a handful of sweet 70s sides that really had him sounding a lot more groovy than before! The album almost has a 70s soundtrack vibe at times – with a mix of electric elements amidst the fuller orchestrations – all in a nicely ... LP, Vinyl record album

Sandy Nelson

Live! In Las Vegas
Imperial, 1964. Near Mint-
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Buddy Morrow

Poe For Moderns
RCA, 1960. Very Good+
Although Buddy Morrow's best known for his more crime-jazz and Night Train jazz work, this album's got him sounding surprisingly great in a set of tracks dedicated to the work of Edgar Allen Poe! The feel of the music shifts wildly from track to track – with a few that feature Keith McKenna ... LP, Vinyl record album

Warren Baker with Paul Tanner & Andre Montero

Music For Heavenly Bodies
Omega, Mid 50s. Very Good+
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

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

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
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

Lucifer (Mort Garson)

Black Mass
Uni, 1971. Very Good+
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

Russ Garcia

Fantastica
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good-
One of the space-age bachelor pad electronic classics – a record that's every bit as great and groovy as you'd expect from its title and cover! Russ Garcia was mostly a jazz arranger in his day – but he does a good job of scoring some moody sci-fi tracks for this set – mixing ... LP, Vinyl record album
Concert Hall (UK), Late 60s. Very Good+
Great work from Nico Gomez – not as funky as his 70s albums, but still filled with some nicely grooving tracks! The style here is mod Latin – heavy percussion on the bottom, and lots of sprightly 60s touches – including groovy vocals, horns, playful percussion, and the occasional ... LP, Vinyl record album

Giampiero Reverberi

Imported From Italy
London, 1962. Near Mint-
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Updated June 13, 2021


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