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Exotica Vol 2

LP (Item 5206) Liberty, Late 50s — Condition: Used
Temporarily Out Of Stock

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The second album in Denny's legendary Exotica trilogy – a set of records that provided the extreme definition of the small sub-genre that today has become the stuff of legend! Denny's still working here in his classic format – a small group with heavy piano lines, playful percussion, and some birdcalls sung by the members of the group! The set's a mix of strange songs from strange sources, all given the sublime Denny twist – and titles include "Singing Bamboos", "Escales", "August Bells", "Ebb Tide", "Rush Hour In Hong Kong", and "Soshu Night Serenade". (Original turquoise label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a small split in the top seam.)  © 1996-2016, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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