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Audio Fidelity, 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Wonderful work from one of the maddest talents on the moog – the enigmatic Gershon Kingsley, frequent partner of Jean Jacques Perry! This album's got Kingsley working in his unique First Moog Quartet – a four-moog ensemble that makes some really incredible music! Unlike Kingsley's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Portrait Of Leda
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderfully moody session from the late 50s – one that features the eerie vocals of Leda Annest over the orchestrations of Phil Moore! Leda's got a haunting voice that's somewhere in the range of Yma Sumac, but a bit less dramatic – more kind of a wordless instrument, used amidst the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy
Two fantastic albums from Hugo Montenegro – back to back on a single CD! Hugo In Wonder-Land is one of Hugo Montenegro's best moog albums – and a killer batch of tracks written by Stevie Wonder – hence the title! Hugo and crew go to town with a host of electric keyboards – ... CD
Tropical Fantasy
Columbia, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful lost bit of Exotica from the early 60's! Michel Magne recorded this "adventure in exotic sounds and percussion" in the Barclay Studios in Paris – as one of the excellent albums he cut in France before moving onto more famous soundtracks – and the set's got a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mercury/Jazzclub (Germany), 1967. New Copy
Instrumental magic from pianist Horst Jankowski – two 60s classics back to back! Baby But Grand features the grand piano in the hands of the maestro – the great Horst Jankowski, an artist who took the instrument from the concert hall to the AM radio in the 60s! The album's got ... CD
Music Of Norma Lyon
Mississippi/Little Axe, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A weird mix of watery piano and organ lines from Norma Lyon – an obscure Northwest Pacific composer of the 60s, heard here in a self-produced album from the time! The record's divided up into two very poetic sides – "Sea Sketches" and "Dune Sketches" – each of ... 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
Mganga!
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic bit exotica from Tak Shindo – quite rootsy at times, in a way that really lives up to the cover – and which makes the whole thing a lot more striking than Shindo's other big album on Capitol at the time! The instrumentation is filled with heavy percussion and rhythms, often ... LP, Vinyl record album
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
Heavyweight gold from guitarist Chet Atkins – two albums back to back! Solid Gold 68 is a sweet set that has the guitar of Chet Atkins taking on the big hits of the year – with surprisingly groovy results! The arrangers here are Bill Walker and Cam Mullins, and a number of the tunes ... CD
Mganga!
Edison/Modern Harmonic, 1958. New Copy
A fantastic bit exotica from Tak Shindo – quite rootsy at times, in a way that really lives up to the cover – and which makes the whole thing a lot more striking than Shindo's other big album on Capitol at the time! The instrumentation is filled with heavy percussion and rhythms, often ... CD
Travelin/Caribbean Cruise
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973. New Copy
Two early 70s albums from Nashville brassman Danny Davis – back to back on a single CD! Travelin is a pretty unusual concept – a record that mixes Nashville songs with some richer 70s orchestrations – using the trumpet of Danny Davis and his larger brass setting to create a very ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1970/1974. New Copy
Two unusual Nashville-tinged albums from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Mancini Country is quite an interesting set – not what you might expect from the mostly-urbane Henry Mancini – but a record that fits surprisingly well into his early 70s catalog! At the time, ... CD
Man In Space With Sounds
Modern Harmonic, 1962. New Copy (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 ... CD
Latin A Go Go
Ember/Vinilisssimo (Spain), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic early album from UK arranger Mark Wirtz – better known for his famous Teenage Opera album, but already sounding great here in a sweet album of mod-styled grooves! The set's maybe more 60s London than you'd guess from the Latin in the title – although as with Soho sounds of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Philips/Vocalion (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Paul Mauriat in the disco age – a time when the French easy instrumental maestro was speeding up some of his tracks for the club! Yet overall, the sound is still in the best Mauriat mode – especially the style he shifted to at the start of the 70s – a balance of orchestrations, ... CD
Transparence/Serenade
Mercury/Vocalion (UK), 1985/1989. New Copy
Two obscure 80s albums from Paul Mauriat – back to back on a single CD! Transparence is from the mid 80s – a time when the hit easy listening maestro Paul Mauriat was really trying to reinvent himself – mixing in some of his earlier slink with tunes that might be a bit more ... CD
Columbia/Vocalion (UK), 1969/1974. New Copy
Two lesser-known instrumental albums from Percy Faith – issued here back to back on a single CD! Chinatown is from 1974 – and features a slight 70s twist on the Faith style of the 60s – maybe a subtle dose of the big band modes that Maynard Ferguson was using on a few of the ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy
A pair of gems from Hugo Montenegro – back to back on a single CD! Others By Brothers is sweet 70s funk from Hugo Montenegro – an artist who really developed a great ear for electric styles by this point in his career! The album's very heavy on Arp – and includes variations on ... CD
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1976. New Copy
A pair of lesser-known 70s albums from maestro Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! On Big Screen Little Screen, Henry Mancini balances things out between the big screen of the cinema and the little screen of the TV – both showcases for his famous work over the years! Many of ... CD
 
Updated February 19, 2017


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