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African Jazz
Capitol/So Far Out (UK), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest, grooviest records we've ever heard from the great Les Baxter – and a real standout set, even amidst his other exotica albums for Capitol! This one really delivers on the "jazz" promised in the title – thanks to strong tenor solos from Plas Johnson, who ... LP, Vinyl record album
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MGM/Omni (Australia), 1963/1969. New Copy
Incredible work from the great Dick Hyman – two of his hippest electric albums back to back on a single CD, with great bonus cuts too! First up is Moon Gas – one of the greatest albums that Dick Hyman ever recorded – a mad mix of keyboards that more than lives up to its name and ... CD
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San Francisco, 1957. Very Good+
Wild instrumentals from Bernie Green – a bit like some of the tracks he did on the Musically Mad album for RCA, but with more of a trad jazz element in the mix, similar to work by Raymond Scott from the 50s. Players in the group include Mundell Lowe and Tommy Mottola on guitar, plus Dick ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Taste Of Honey
Liberty, Mid 60s. Very Good
A great later moment from Martin Denny – a set that gave him a big 60s hit in a sweet version of "Taste of Honey"! Denny approaches the tune with all the great mellow moods that Bobby Scott intended – none of the too-fast styles of Hirt, and instead the slow-moving rhythms ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Music For Bachelors
RCA/Rev-Ola (UK), 1956. New Copy
A classic album of 50s mood music – partially for its famous cover image of Jayne Mansfield on the telephone! But the music's pretty great too – less of the swinging, dynamic sounds you might guess from the "bachelor" in the title – and more in the mellower, romantic ... CD
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Make It Easy On Yourself
A&M, 1969. Near Mint-
Fantastic work by maestro Burt Bacharach – subtle genius, and an album that offers more to us every time we listen to it! Burt's work has been recorded by many – but few ever gave it the kind of treatment that he did – as you'll hear in this brilliant array of sweeping strings, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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RCA, 1965. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
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Danzas!
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good-
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South Of The Border
A&M, 1963. Very Good+
Herb Alpert's going South Of The Border again in another marvelous set of modern mariachi tunes – taking that wonderful Tijuana Brass sound, and turning it towards a number of familiar hits of the day! There's equal parts 60s instrumental pop and Latin groove in the mix – and the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Cop Show Themes
RCA, 1976. Very Good
One of the funkiest albums ever from Henry Mancini – a brilliant reworking of hit 70s cop show themes, put together with a really jazzy groove! The group's a big one – filled with hip players who include Clare Fischer on organ, Artie Kane on electric piano and harpsichord, Don Menza on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Baja Marimba Band Rides Again
A&M, Mid 60s. Very Good+
More nutty stuff from Julius Wechter, Herb Albert, and the Baja Marimba Band – sort of a percussive vibes-driven counterpart to Albert's Tijuana Brass. Tracks include "Brasilia", "Walk On By", "Guacamole", "More", "Juarez", and "Goin Out ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Old Fool Back On Earth
Columbia, 1983. Near Mint- 2LP
A weird one from Michel Colombier – the baroque French arranger who's probably best known for his funky 60s work with Pierre Henry. The album's an extended concept album – with a mix of fusion, rock, and soul tracks – all linked by a pretty silly story. There's a lot of soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol/Ultra Lounge, Late 50s/1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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Columbia, 1960s/1970s. Used
No description available. CD
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Righteous (UK), Mid 50s. Used
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Capitol/El (UK), 1957/1960. New Copy
2 rare slices of exotica by Les Baxter – back to back on one CD! The first half of the set features material from the album Ports Of Pleasure – a dreamy exploration of south sea ideals that's got a more lightly drifting quality than some of Baxter's more percussive exotica albums, and ... CD
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Vocalion (UK), 1983/1984. New Copy
80s work from Paul Mauriat – two records that show that the 60s easy listening star was still going strong! The Seven Seas has that strong Mauriat piano very firmly in the lead – recorded with a slightly different vibe than in the classic years, and with some elements that occasionally ... CD
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RCA/El (UK), 1959/1962. New Copy
Hi-fi heaven from the legendary Esquivel – two albums back to back on a single CD! Latin-Esque is quite possibly our favorite Esquivel album ever – a tremendous little session that was recorded for RCA's Stereo Action series – with incredible sound that leaps back and forth ... CD
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Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1967. New Copy
A pair of surprisingly sweet albums from the Elgart brothers – back to back on a single CD! Girl Watchers is 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 ... CD
 
Updated February 07, 2016


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