Les Baxter : Wild Guitars (LP, Vinyl record album) -- Dusty Groove is Chicago's Online Record Store
Skip navigation
Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Enlarge       Note

Wild Guitars

LP (Item 58386) Capitol, Late 50s — Condition: Near Mint-
A pretty great album from Les – quite different than his exotica albums from the time, but in a nice way! The record features lots of guitars – as you'd guess from the title – including a lot of Spanish-type acoustic work that's set up in some pretty tasty acoustic grooves. The record has a strongly percussive approach that makes it sparkle nicely – and there's a bit of electricity in the guitars, creating nice hi-fi effects. Titles include "Sabre Dance", "Ritual Fire Dance", "Mandolino", "Tico Tico", "Brazilian Slave Song", "Desilusao", "Cabayo", and "Tell Me Margarita".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Near Mint - (minus)

  • Black vinyl that may show a slight amount of dust or dirt.
  • Should still be very shiny under a light, even with slight amount of dust on surface.
  • One or two small marks that would make an otherwise near perfect record slightly less so. These marks cannot be too deep, and should only be surface marks that won't affect play, but might detract from the looks.
  • May have some flaws and discoloration in the vinyl, but only those that would be intrinsic to the pressing. These should disappear when the record is tilted under the light, and will only show up when looking straight at the record. (Buddah and ABC pressings from the 70's are a good example of this.)
  • May have some slight marks from aging of the paper sleeve on the vinyl.
  • Possible minor surface noise when played.

Additional Marks & Notes

If something is noteworthy, we try to note it in the comments — especially if it is an oddity that is the only wrong thing about the record. This might include, but isn't limited to, warped records, tracks that skip, cover damage or wear as noted above, or strictly cosmetic flaws.



You might be interested


Les Baxter

Confetti
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+
A groovy Les Baxter album from the pre-exotica years – a set that showcases all the lively, jaunty styles that Les brought to his initial instrumental run on Capitol Records! The mix of sounds is as colorful as the title might imply – some Latin modes, wordless vocal passages, and ... LP, Vinyl record album

Les Baxter

Baxter's Best
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint-
(Gold label duophonic Star Line pressing. Cover has light wear.) LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, 1958. Very Good+
Les Baxter conducts a set of string-laden ballads with a sweet dreamy feel. Titles include "Dawn On the City", "Rush Hour Romance", "Afternoon Affair", and "Hot Summer Night". And despite the fact that this stuff's not his exotic material, Les still wrote a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Late 50s. Very Good+
Early work from later soundtrack genius Ron Goodwin! LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good+
Jimmie's always been one of the overlooked greats of the arranging business – and he's got a hip style that we'd compare to that of Jack Nietzsche, another excellent LA arranger from the same generation. This set gives Jimmie some great material to work with – as it not only includes ... LP, Vinyl record album

Les Paul & Mary Ford

Les & Mary
Capitol, 1954. Very Good+
(Grey label pressing. Cover has light surface wear and a split top seam.) LP, Vinyl record album

Hollyridge Strings

Beatles Songbook
Capitol, 1964. Very Good+
(Rainbow label stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.) LP, Vinyl record album

Jackie Gleason

Riff Jazz
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+
We're not exactly sure what "riff jazz" is, but we can definitely say that the album's one of Jackie Gleason's jazziest from the 50s – a really hard-hitting affair that gets past the sleepier arrangements of other records, and makes great use of breakout solo work from Jimmy ... LP, Vinyl record album

Jackie Gleason

Lonesome Echo
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good+
A fantastic album – if only for the cover! The record features a rare cover image that's an obscure painting by Salvador Dali – and the back cover features a photo of Jackie and Dali shaking hands! The music's not as surreal as the image, but it's still got this amazingly baroque ... LP, Vinyl record album

Hollyridge Strings/Stu Phillips

Beatles Songbook Vol 2
Capitol, 1964. Near Mint-
(Later red label stereo pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.) LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Late 50s. Near Mint-
Jackie Gleason's soundtrack for "that moment" of love, lust, whatever. Like a lot of his stuff from this period, not totally spot-on for the specified act (at least we'd never try to make "that moment" happen with this stuff), but it's still pretty great lush orchestral stuff, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Capitol, Mid 50s. Very Good
A mix of now sound, jazz & classical – Includes tracks by Les Baxter, Stan Kenton, Les Paul, Ray Anthony, and others. LP, Vinyl record album
 



⇑ Top