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Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass Volume 2
A&M, 1967. Near Mint-
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Sounds Of Medicine
Folkways, 1955. Sealed
One of the weirdest sound effects ever recorded – a record that's filled with sounds of the human body! Side one features a bizzare surgical operation – narrated by the doctor, who's removing a cyst from the neck of a small boy. You hear his talking more than the operation, but side ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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What Now My Love
A&M, 1966. Very Good+
The genius of this set is summed up in the tune "Magic Trumpet" – perhaps one of the best estimations of Herb's talents we could think of! The tune, like the entire album, is a fluid bit of magic that takes an older brass-driven mode into the far groovier styles of the 60s – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Whipped Cream & Other Delights
A&M, 1965. Very Good+
Trumpety magic from Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass – a record that's known not only for its classic cover of a model dipped in whipped cream, but also for it's tremendously groovy groove! The Tijuana sound is very firmly in place by the time of this set – Mexican-inspired, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Music – It's Happening Now!
Capitol, Late 60s. Near Mint-
McCallum's third album for Capitol – and like the first, a genius batch of instrumental tunes that's graced with the talents of HB Barnum and David Axelrod! As beathead revivalists have shown, the album would be nothing without that pair, especially Axelrod – and McCallum's really just ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rock Requiem
Verve, 1971. Very Good
A bizarrely baroque session – one that's a requiem "for the dead in the Southeast Asia war", and which takes the form of a hippy-dippy mass. Lalo's at the head of the group – leading musical performances by the likes of Tom Scott, King Errison, Mike Melvoin, Howard Roberts, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Baxter's Best
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint-
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Kaleidoscope
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint-
Les Baxter still pretty much in his older sweeter mode – recorded slightly before the exotica years, but in a manner that still shows him as a very capable arranger and conductor. Titles include "Atlantis", "Tropicana", "Julie", "Cornflakes", and " ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Pickwick, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good+
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Dracula's Music Cabinet (with bonus tracks)
Finders Keepers/B- Music, 1969. Used
A groovy German treasure from the late 60s – a sublime little set we'd rank right up there with the legendary Vampyros Lesbos for pure musical genius! Despite the appearance of a group on the album's cover, the music's all made by a couple of studio cats – Horst Ackermann and Heribert ... CD
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Decca, 1930s/1940s. Near Mint- 4LPs
A beautiful package for this famous bandleader and his Royal Canadians – served up in a special box, with a book inside, and even a satin heart on the front! 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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Getting Together
United Artists, Late 60s. Near Mint-
A great late one from this twin-piano team! The record has some much more modern arrangements than earlier albums – handled here by Nick Perito, with sweet production by George Butler. The overall sound is tight and groovy, and a perfect complement to the wild keyboard work of the famous ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Living Together
A&M (Japan), 1973. New Copy
Quite possibly the greatest moment ever for Burt Bacharach – and that's saying a heck of a lot, considering the greatness of all of his work! The record's a slightly-overlooked gem from Burt's 70s years – a record that steps off the compressed sophistication of his best 60s work for ... CD
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Exploring the Unknown
RCA, 1955. Near Mint-
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
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Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good
Quite possibly the best of the early theremin records for Capitol by Dr Samuel J Hoffman – a moody mix of electronics and orchestrations, with a sound that's incredibly eerie! The tunes on the set were all written by Harry Revel – with titles alone that really get at the mood of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Philips (Japan), Late 60s. Used
A lost funky steel drum set – highly percussive, but also plenty darn groovy – and featuring vocals by the Barbara Moore Singers on a few tracks! Sapodilla Punch stand out from the rest of their steel drum contemporaries in that they've got no trouble throwing in a bit of added regular ... CD
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Fuego Del Ande
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good-
One of the most obscure albums by vocalist Yma Sumac – and one of the most compelling too! The album has Yma working in the Andean style of her earlier 10" albums for Capitol – working with Moises Vivanco on a set of tunes that have a much more traditional and almost folkloric ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Columbia, Early 70s. Near Mint-
Walter Carlos (now Wendy) performs electronic versions of many classics on the Moog. If nothing else, this is an interesting period piece, though on a certain level we're quite fond of it, oth in it's performance and it's motivation. Moogy takes of Monteverdi's "Orfeo" suite, several ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 27, 2015


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