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Stones Throw, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$4.99 16.98
Amazing electric grooves from synth innovator Bruce Haack – whose pioneering use of analog synths and vocoder vocals in the service of great, if far out songcraft was pretty much unrivaled in the 70s and into the early 80s – the period in which this excellent compilation on Stones Throw ... 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
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
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
RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy
Two laidback gems from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Six Hours Past Sunset is moody and mellow – and perfect for late nite listening! The album has the tinkling piano of Mancini set over lush orchestrations – breezy, yet dark at the same time, outwardly simple, ... CD
Warm
A&M/Herb Alpert, 1969. New Copy Gatefold
A fantastic record from the late 60s years of Herb Alpert – a time when the trumpeter was really opening up his sound, and starting to hit some of the same cool styles of his other great acts on the A&M label! Gone are the trademark Cali-Mex arrangements of the early Tijuana Brass ... 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
Shock/Panic – Son Of Shock
ABC/Righteous (UK), 1958/1959. New Copy
A pair of very unusual albums – back to back on a single CD! The set's a bit out of order – and actually starts with Panic, the sequel to Creed Taylor's previous album for ABC, and like that one, a very weird mix of jazzy backings, odd sound effects, and cool production techniques! ... CD
Sounds Of Tomorrow
RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Moogy, groovy, and really wonderful stuff – a set of rare private recordings made by the team of Scott Ludwig and Maximillian Crook, both electric inventors and very groovy musicians in their own right! The pair have a bit of a connection to Del Shannon – who used their Musitron ... CD
Dot/Universal (France), 1968. New Copy
A crazy album of funky tracks from Lalo Schifrin – very different than most of his other jazz and bossa work! This set's got some very tripped out styles that mix together funky backings, jazzy riffing, and even some nice electronics – a sweet little groove that's even more wild and ... CD
Mercury/Jazzclub (Germany), 1966. New Copy
Two classics from this legendary instrumental wonder – back to back on a single CD! First up is Still More Genius Of Jankowski – fantastic piano work from the very groovy Horst Jankowski – an artist who's really stepping into his own with this sweet mid 60s album! The set still ... 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
Spies & Dolls/TV Thrillers
Vocalion (UK), 1972. New Copy
Two funky groovers from Chaquito – aka John Gregory, a very groovy British arranger of the 70s! Spies & Dolls is a cool 70s update on the sort of album that came out often in the 60s – but instead of the usual James Bond themes, this one features a lot more funky action – ... CD
Sea/Earth/Sky (3CD set)
Warner/El (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3 CDs
An incredible trio of records from an incredible studio trio – poet Rod McKuen, arranger Anita Kerr, and her excellent San Sebastian Strings! The artists came together on a run of very successful albums for Warner Brothers in the late 60s – but this sweet little set may well be their ... CD
Batman & Other Themes
BGP (UK), 1966. New Copy
CD...$8.99 14.99
A Batman knock-off record – but a really great one! This set was originally issued in the mid 60s on the cheapo Crown label on the west coast – and it's a surprisingly smoking set of instrumental tracks that are heavy on the Hammond and horns, and which romp along with a mod sort of go- ... CD
 
Updated January 24, 2017


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