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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
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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
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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
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Bella Casa (UK), 2009. New Copy
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A cool tribute to the inventer of the mighty moog – put together by a host of contemporary artists who definitely drew inspiration from his influential instrument! The recordings are recent, but the sounds are filled with the kind of electric elements we love in late 60s recordings based ... CD
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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
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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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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
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Liberty/MSI (Japan), 1959. New Copy
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 ... 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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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1975. New Copy
Floyd Cramer takes it to school – with two of his "class" albums from the 70s! Class Of 73 is a mighty nice set – a record that has the trademark Cramer piano getting maybe a bit more of a contemporary touch in the hands of arranger Barry McDonald – who swirls in ... CD
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RCA/Vocalion (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy
A pair of piano instrumental albums from Nashville's legendary Floyd Cramer! First up is Super Country Hits – a set that has Floyd tippling the ivories through 70s instrumental updates of older country hits – done with a sweet RCA studio vibe, and that floating, suspended style of ... CD
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Fantastica
Liberty/Sonitron (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
One of the space-age bachelor pad electronic classics – a record that's every bit as great and groovy as you'd expect from its title and cover! Russ Garcia was mostly a jazz arranger in his day – but he does a good job of scoring some moody sci-fi tracks for this set – mixing ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Presenting Popp!
Columbia, Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
An obscure US album that presents some late 50s work recorded by Parisian easy maestro Andre Popp! Popp's had a strong reputation for years as being the Esquivel of the other side of the Atlantic, and this album's a perfect illustration of that point – very much like the earliest Esquivel ... 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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Capitol/Vocalion (UK), 1966/1970. New Copy
Two unusual Jackie Gleason albums – back to back on a single CD! On Come Saturday Morning, Jackie Gleason steps nicely into the 70s – on a record that has the aging maestro still very much in the lush, laidback style of his classic albums of the 50s – but over a set of tunes that ... CD
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Count Down
Imperial/Sonitron (Spain), Late 50s. New Copy (reissue)
Space age rock and roll! The great Jimmy Haskell is one of the hippest arrangers of the 50s and 60s – and he penned more than a few great charts in his day for rock and roll oriented films and TV shows. This rare album has him writing some cool spaced-out instrumentals that basically take a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Polydor (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy 4 CDs
Very groovy instrumental work from the great James Last – a cool cat who was Germany's answer to Herb Alpert or Al Hirt during the 60s! Like Herb or Al, the style here is rooted in jazz, but takes off in lots more groovy colors – a bouncy, upbeat, very breezy sound that made Last the ... CD
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Exciting Sounds From Romantic Places
ABC, Mid 60s. Very Good+
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Sea Of Dreams
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+
Some of Riddle's dreamiest work – a pillow-soft set of lush backings, with lots of swirling strings to create the "sea of dreams" in the title! The cover alone is worth the price of the record (and we hardly ever say that!) – as it features a nude woman, floating under water, ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated May 25, 2016


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