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Chaparral, Late 60s. Very Good+
Recorded at Laddies Lounge in Lombard, Illinois! LP, Vinyl record album
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Digital Magic
Decca/Vocalion (UK), 1979. Used
No description available. CD
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Soft & Subtle
Warner, 1959. Very Good
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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 inset in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Home To The Sea
Warner, 1968. Near Mint-
One of the most sublime collaborations between Rod McKuen and Anita Kerr – an album as captivating as its title, and a set that raised the bar in spoken word records for the time! As usual, a big part of the credit goes to Anita Kerr – who's firmly shaken off her Nashville roots by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Quiet Village
Liberty, Late 50s. Very Good+
An undisputed classic in the exotica genre – and the record that yielded Martin Denny his biggest hit! The title track "Quiet Village" was originally written by Les Baxter, but it was Martin Denny's approach that really managed to send the tune over the top – using spare ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good
Early work from Yma Sumac – with that moody mix of other worldly vocals and semi-Latin instrumentation that made her a popular one with the early exotic crowd. Yma runs up and down the vocal scale, while Moises Vivanco leads the band in a set of crashing dramatic orchestrations with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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New Fantasy
Verve, 1964. Very Good Gatefold
The great Lalo Schifrin plays piano and leads a crack group of studio players through some larger orchestral material with a nice jazzy feel! The overall approach is similar to Lalo's classic 60s soundtrack work – with nice solos arching out over sweeping strings and orchestral passages, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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London, Mid 60s. Very Good
A fab set of James Bond tunes – performed by Brit easy maestro Roland Shaw, in a style that's arguably groovier than the original soundtracks themselves! LP, Vinyl record album
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Alshire, Late 60s. Very Good+
The 101 Strings organization matches up with a groovy percussion ensemble, for a sound that's like some of the good RCA percussion bachelor pad LPs from the 50's. Tracks include "Voodoo Moon", "Ski Run", "Dizzy Fingers", "Roller Coaster", and "Bats In ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Capitol, 1960s. Used
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Stones Throw, 1970s/Early 80s. Used
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
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ABC, 1959. Very Good+
After Shock comes 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! The record begins with a familiar core – jazzy instrumentals, of the sort that Taylor was already ... LP, Vinyl record album
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United Artists, Mid 60s. Very Good+
UA makes the film copyright cash register jingle big in this set of tracks from their James Bond films, performed by other artists in the catalog. Tracks include "Black On Pink" by Sir Julian, "James Bond Theme" from Ferrante & Teicher, "Girl Trouble" by John ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Yamaha, Mid 70s. Near Mint-
Here's one for all of you fans of non-Rhodes 70s electric piano – part of a series that also ftured work by Clare Fischer! LP, Vinyl record album
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Strings Aflame
RCA, 1959. Very Good+
Despite the "strings" in the title, this one actually swings quite well, and has a bit of an exotic gypsy flavor to it, augmented by cool spacey production that makes the strings hum with a strange other-worldly tonality. The set's filled with the usual crazy Esquivel arrangements, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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See It In Sound
BMG, 1960. Used
No description available. CD
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Bar None, Late 50s. Used
No description available. CD
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Vocalion (UK), 1976/1979. New Copy
Two soundtrack-themed albums – back to back on one CD! Themes For Super Heroes is a 1979 effort from Geoff Love – one timed to match up with the successful Superman film, but which also features bits from a range of TV heroes as well! Love's arrangements are lush, but often quite lean ... CD
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El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
Two very different slices of work from the Brit easy scene at the start of the 60s – TV music from arranger John Gregory, and a set of swinging vocal sides from the great Mike Sammes Singers! Gregory dominates the first record – which is split between an album of western themes, mostly ... CD
 
Updated July 03, 2015


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