Saturday, June 23, 2007

More for Les

Please say thanks and please report any broken links.

Les Baxter - Tamboo! [1956]
Mp3, Mono, 320 kbps, 72 MB

1. Simba
2. Oasis Of Dakhla
3. Maracaibo
4. Tehran
5. Patan
6. Havana
7. Mozambique
8. Wotuka
9. Cuchibamba
10. Batumba
11. Rio
12. Zambezi

Les Baxter - Skins! [1957]
Mp3, Mono, 320 kbps, 75.2 MB

1. Afro-Deesia
2. Brazilian Bash
3. Bustin' The Bongos
4. Conversation
5. Poppin' Panderos
6. Talkin' Drums
7. Reverberasia
8. Shoutin' Drums
9. Gringo
10. Mood Tatooed
11. The Poor People Of Paris (Jean's Song) [bonus track]
12. Unchained Melody [bonus track]
13. April In Portugal [bonus track]

The only possible ending to The Sopranos that could have satisfied everybody. (1:51 min / SFW)


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Anonymous said...

Thanks for More for Les. I've been hoping to track down Skins!

Please keep the space-age-pop-a-comin'!

Those two from 1962 were awesome.

Great Blog.

Anonymous said...

My father had many Les Baxter records in the 1950s, familiar music around our house, thanks for posting these. Two others that I remember from that time -- "I Love Paris" by Michael Legrand (an LP by that title) and "Aventures In The Sun", and LP by Percy Faith. - J

Anonymous said...

thanks very much for tamboo!
it really gives a needed contextual background for one of my favorite records, john zorn's 'the gift'

sandri said...


Mr Fab said...

Had these two on vinyl for ages. Should have just waited for mp3 technology to be invented!

Just discovered your site & I'm checking out "Forbidden Planet," the earliest Earth Wind & Fire, and Supreme Beings of Leisure. Dude, you rule.

Loki said...

Thanks for the Les and Exotica music...its so timeless.

THXjay said...

Thanks for these GEMS,keep the exotica coming. just to be cheeky, do you have scans of the backs :)


Trustar said...

Very nice posts. Thanks for sharing the sounds of Les


Anonymous said...

Links are dead

Frisian said...

the link on Les Baxter - Skins is dead, a pity, but thanks for the album Tamboo!


strangefruit said...

I see I am not the only one to late to snag "Skins." Thanks for all the other great shares!

Olivier said...

Thanks! Les Baxter is so great!

Anonymous said...

It's been up for a while, but it's new to me--thanks for Skins!

Anonymous said...

I have these on vinyl but it's great to have mp3s. Thank you very much!!
-- Dave

Anonymous said...

What a find! Thanks for the Les.

Jonah said...

So grateful. Just getting into this gear. Odd and joyful - ta very much

Mike B said...

Great stuff, thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

the link is dead!!
please, my friend re-post this excelents albums!