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Exotic Dreams – The Enticing Voice Of Ethel Azama

LP (Item 84650) Liberty, Late 50s — Condition: Very Good

A beautiful little vocal set – and not nearly as gimmicky as you'd expect! The album's "presented" by Martin Denny, but overall it's a pretty straight jazz set – featuring vocals by Japanese/Hawaiian Ethel, sung in a cool and moody style that's got lots of 50s west coast touches. The arrangements in the set are by Paul Conrad, of who we know little – in a mellow jazz-based style that has a lot more of a torchy feel than you'd expect from the exotic title and cover, which mostly seem to be playing up on Ethel's ethnic origins! Titles include "Green Fire", "Lazy Afternoon", "Shady Lady Bird", "Ringo Oiwake", and "Nightingale".  © 1996-2019, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Mono teal label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting.)

Very Good

  • Vinyl can have some dirt, but nothing major.
  • May not shine under light, but should still be pretty clean, and not too dirty.
  • May have a number of marks (5 to 10 at most), and obvious signs of play, but never a big cluster of them, or any major mark that would be very deep. Most marks should still not click under a fingernail.
  • May not look near perfect, but should play fairly well, with slight surface noise, and the occasional click in part of a song, but never throughout a whole song or more.
  • This is clearly a copy that was played by someone a number of times, but which could also be a good "play copy" for someone new.

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